Tech News from Around the Globe

Next 'Apex Legends' update addresses audio issues

Engadget - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 5:39am
Since the explosive launch of Apex Legends and its deliberately quieter evolution over the last few months, the game is still dealing with some annoying issues. According to the team at Respawn, an update coming to all platforms next week will target...

Google is shutting down the Jump VR platform in June

Engadget - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 1:38am
Google's Jump VR platform will go offline by the end of June, and it has started telling users to download their data before it shuts down completely. The tech giant launched Jump back in 2015 to simplify the creation of 3D 360-degree videos using sh...

California man who sent death threats to Ajit Pai gets 20 months in prison - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:35pm
Markara Man, 33, pleaded guilty to sending emails threatening to kill the FCC chairman's family over the repeal of net neutrality.

Lyft sued by investors over allegedly 'misleading' IPO statements - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 8:52pm
Investors are suing for damages from the ride-hailing company, alleging that Lyft overstated its market share.

Gmail's log of all of your purchases pops up in the privacy debate

Engadget - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 8:29pm
As we become ever more aware about the data companies are tracking about us, we're even more concerned about how they're using it. During I/O 2019, Google highlighted efforts to streamline the way people can view and manage the data it stores about t...

Google is tracking your purchases through Gmail - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 8:04pm
Every time a store sends a confirmation to your Gmail account, Google adds it to your list of purchases.

Rivian's R1T gets the overland camping treatment it richly deserves - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 7:19pm
Packing a tent and an awesome custom electric camp stove, the R1T is the electric overlander we never knew we needed.

Petition demanding Game of Thrones season 8 redo closes in on 1M signatures - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 7:00pm
Fired-up fans say they want showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss replaced with "competent" writers for a remake.

Game of Thrones cast tried to warn us about season 8 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 6:40pm
You're not the only one who's upset. Warning, spoilers ahead.

Boeing says faulty sensor contributed to 737 Max crashes - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 6:15pm
The 737 Max 8 had two deadly crashes in five months, and authorities are zeroing in on what went wrong. Plus: Everything you need to know about the plane and what it'll take for it to fly again.

GMC's 2019 Sierra 1500 Carbon Pro Editions get pricing and equipment - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 6:00pm
We've been waiting awhile for this information and while the pricing for the Carbon Pro is certainly robust, it just might be worth it.

Joe Rogan calls AI that replicated his voice 'terrifyingly accurate' - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 5:48pm
It's funny, but the real-world implications are kind of scary.

Facebook cryptocurrency being developed in Switzerland, reports say - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 5:47pm
The social network set up a company called Libra Networks to work on its own payments and blockchain systems, according to a Swiss news site.

His Dark Materials teaser plunges HBO back into world of epic fantasy - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 5:11pm
Just when you're about to miss Game of Thrones, this saga is ready to roar.

EU approves cyber-attack sanctions ahead of election

Engadget - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 4:58pm
The European Union has agreed to an automatic set of sanctions to punish any future cyber attackers. Just a week ahead of the EU Parliament elections, officials in Brussels on Friday approved a cyber sanctions regime that would impose asset freezes a...

How one man made Google Home more accessible for anyone - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 4:36pm
Google engineer, Lorenzo Caggioni, was inspired by his brother with Down syndrome to make Google Home better for people who don't speak.

Game of Thrones finale streaming May 19 on HBO Now - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 4:05pm
The controversial season wraps up. Will the end satisfy the audience?

Why Game of Thrones ruled our schedules, and what will take up that time next - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 3:45pm
HBO's cultural phenomenon is coming to end, but will it also be the last show we all watch together?

China’s rover finds mysterious minerals on the far side of the moon

Engadget - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 3:44pm
Early this year, China's Chang'e-4 lunar lander made history when it became the first spacecraft to touch down on the far side of the moon. Now, according to a study published in Nature, the lander's rover, Yutu-2, may have detected the first signs o...

New iPhone 11R leaks show fresh colors and larger camera bump - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 3:23pm
Apple has also unleashed the latest versions of iOS, MacOS, WatchOS and TVOS ahead of its annual developer conference in June.