Tech News from Around the Globe

His Dark Materials TV series: Trailer, release date, cast, plot and more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 3:00pm
The new TV series will be coming to the BBC and HBO, and may satisfy your Game of Thrones void.

US carriers say they've stopped selling location data

Engadget - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 2:34pm
You might not have to worry quite so much about carriers selling your phone location data to less-than-diligent third parties. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon (Engadget's parent company) have provided responses to FCC Commissioner Jessica Ros...

Dig into the aftermarket with VW's 2019 SoWo concept fleet - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 2:32pm
From concepts we've seen to ones we haven't, there's something for VW enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes.

VW's 2019 'enthusiast fleet' brings style and substance to SoWo gathering - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 2:31pm
There's two concepts you've seen before, but the rest are all new.

On May 20th, the kilogram will no longer be defined by a lump in France

Engadget - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 2:18pm
On May 20th, World Metrology Day, the scientific community will officially change the definition of the kilogram. For 130 years, the kilo has been defined by a physical cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy, known as Le Grand K and stored in a vault out...

Sheryl Sandberg: Breaking up Facebook won't fix social media - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 1:59pm
Facebook's COO says she's ready to do "whatever it takes" to keep people safe.

Every new movie and show on Amazon: June 2019 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 1:57pm
Airplane, The Silence of the Lambs, Austin Powers and more!

Amazon is building dedicated warehouses for hazardous goods

Engadget - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 1:53pm
Amazon is building dedicated warehouses to store hazardous goods, with the first one it constructed from scratch set to open this summer. It follows an incident at the tail end of last year, in which an exploding can of bear repellent led to 24 worke...

John Wick: Chapter 3 review -- Keanu Reeves takes a bite of glorious action - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 1:35pm
Keanu Reeves' haunted hit man returns for another bullet ballet. Check out our spoiler-free review.

Tesla adjusts Autopilot to comply with new EU regulations

Engadget - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 1:28pm
Tesla will push an updated Autopilot in Europe that scales back on a couple of functions in order to comply with new regulations. The changes will require faster lane changes and limit how far you can turn the steering wheel on Autosteer. Electrek re...

GMC boss says there's still room for pickup truck prices to rise - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 1:24pm
Duncan Aldred doesn't believe "we've reached the top" of truck pricing.

Upscaled: How do you build a foldable screen?

Engadget - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 1:00pm
In our show Upscaled we try and dig into the science and engineering behind our favorite bits of tech. In this episode, we're taking a close look at foldable OLEDs. Despite Samsung's Galaxy Fold being delayed, the Huawei Mate X is expected with...

Scientists create a four-winged robot insect that flies with grace

Engadget - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:37pm
It's difficult to make an insect-like flying robot -- realistic four-winged bots are typically too heavy, while lighter two-winged models tend to fly erratically. USC researchers have edged one step closer to the dream machine, however. They've cre...

Lenovo stole a fan's video to promote the foldable Motorola RAZR

Engadget - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:14pm
Yesterday, Lenovo shared a promotional video for the rumored foldable Motorola RAZR. While the 30-second teaser was shared with members of the media during a group interview and was accompanied by the Lenovo logo, it appears that the company used vid...

The best lenses for Nikon Z mount

Engadget - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:00pm
While Canon went big in both price and performance with its low-light specialist $2,300 RF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens, Nikon elected to release the cheaper, slower $600 Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S. Don't be fooled by the price, though. While it's a stop slower t...

The best universal remote control

Engadget - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:30am
By Grant Clauser and Darryl Wilkinson 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 guide to univ...

UN chief warns nuclear waste could be leaking into the Pacific

Engadget - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:17am
A UN chief is concerned that a Cold War-era nuclear 'coffin' could be leaking radioactive material into the Pacific. The concerns are both alarming and oddly similar to the plot of Shin Godzilla -- including the part about it being the US's fault.

Spotify's first hardware is a voice-controlled device for your car

Engadget - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:04am
Spotify will begin testing its first hardware device today. Dubbed "Car Thing," it's a voice-controlled music and podcast assistant that reportedly plugs into a car's 12-volt outlet and connects to both the car and the user's phone via Bluetooth. The...

Slack fixes bug that could have let hackers intercept downloads

Engadget - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:41am
Slack has fixed a bug that could have allowed hackers to intercept and redirect downloads in the Windows desktop version of the messaging app. However, it seems no Slack users were affected before the service fixed the vulnerability.

Scope all the old-school liveries you can add to the Porsche 935 - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:28am
Even John Player Special makes an appearance, despite tobacco falling way out of favor over the last few decades.