Tech News from Around the Globe

Ford teases Mustang hybrid in new ad spot featuring Bryan Cranston - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 3:11pm
The badge lights up, too, because it's 2018 and it would be weird if it didn't.

US intelligence chief says 'no evidence' of Chinese spy chips

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 3:02pm
Dan Coats, the US director of national intelligence, said there's "no evidence" that Chinese spies tampered with servers bought by up to 30 companies, including the likes of Apple and a telecom provider, as Bloomberg reported earlier this month. Howe...

Marvel's Daredevil Season 3 creators confirm MCU time line placement - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 2:59pm
Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb and showrunner Erik Oleson tell us where this season lies in relation to Avengers: Infinity War, and we take a look at the first episode.

Fake news is down on Facebook in the US and France, say three studies

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 2:46pm
Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have not had a great year. From being called in front of Congress to getting lashed by the media for its appalling handling of user data, the pressure has been on the social media site to get things right. Even calls for...

Uber, Google, Facebook: Your experiments have gone too far

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 2:30pm
It was 2014, around the time when Travis Kalanick referred to Uber as his chick-magnet "Boober" in a GQ article, that I'd realized congestion in San Francisco had gone insane. Before there was Uber, getting across town took about ten minutes by car a...

Tesla mothballs 'full self-driving capability' option - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 2:27pm
The change came alongside the introduction of a less expensive Model 3.

Russian woman indicted for interfering with 2018 US midterm elections

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 2:17pm
US officials aren't waiting until after the midterm elections to take legal action against interference efforts. Federal authorities have charged Russian national Elena Khusyaynova for allegedly serving as the primary accountant for Project Lakhta, a...

The Best Humidifier for a Large Room

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 2:15pm
By Tim Heffernan This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full large room humidifier guide here.

Apple forces OnePlus to move its OnePlus 6T launch up a day - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 2:01pm
Getting out before the Apple craziness.

OnePlus moves 6T launch to October 29th to avoid clashing with Apple

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 2:00pm
If you're the sort who regularly tunes into device launches, you've probably noticed that Apple's October 30th iPad Pro event was set to clash with OnePlus' 6T premiere -- in fact, they were within an hour of each other. That's a bit of a problem, is...

Moccamaster coffee makers now come in new pastels - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 1:57pm
Technivorm adds three plush pastel color choices to its line of Moccamaster brewers.

Tim Cook wants Bloomberg to retract its spy chip story - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 1:51pm
Bloomberg had reported that China infiltrated hardware of Apple, Amazon and others in a mass surveillance campaign. Apple has denied the report.

Red Dead Redemption 2 really wants you to love your horse - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 1:45pm
Rockstar Games is building a "deliberate and intimate" game world, where an outlaw's best friend is his trusty steed.

Nat Geo and OpenROV are giving away 1000 robot submarines

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 1:30pm
Despite having lived in close proximity to it for hundreds of thousands of years, humanity has yet to explore even a fraction of the Earth's ocean. We have more thoroughly mapped the surfaces of moon and Mars than we have the seafloor. National Geogr...

Huawei plans to pack 5G into its foldable phone, says report - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 1:14pm
At its recent Mate 20 launch, the company's CEO reportedly says a foldable phone with 5G is in the works.

Apple CEO calls on 'Bloomberg' to retract China surveillance report

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 1:14pm
Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that San Jose-based server company Server Micro installed surveillance micro-chips in the Chinese data center hardware of up to 30 companies, including Amazon and Apple. These chips were supposedly used to steal...

Photographer seeks mystery couple in epic Yosemite image - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 1:06pm
A gorgeous engagement photo captured from afar leads to an equally epic internet search.

Google Maps lets iPhone users share their real-time ETA - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:48pm
If you have a reputation for being late, your friends will think this is a blessing.

Tesla shelves the full self-driving option you couldn't use

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:48pm
Ever since Tesla hinted at its autonomous future, there's been a "Full Self-Driving Capability" checkbox on the order page for its cars -- spend several grand and your car would one day steer itself. It has yet to materialize, though, and now Tesla h...

Watch two spacecraft launch to one of the most mysterious planets - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:47pm
Space agencies from Europe and Japan are teaming up for the BepiColombo mission that'll send two orbiters to Mercury, one of the solar system's least explored worlds.