Tech News from Around the Globe

There are 10 Marvel movies coming in the next 4 years - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:46pm
And Marvel may have just bumped Guardians of the Galaxy 3 from the schedule.

Tesla's Chinese Gigafactory land has been secured - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:39pm
But like really secured, not like last time, seriously.

Spider-Man Tom Holland reveals new suit on Jimmy Kimmel show - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:29pm
Then he has to run off, because Thanos is robbing a bank.

Google apps could cost manufacturers up to $40 per handset in the EU

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:24pm
After Google was fined $5 billion by EU courts for forcing providers to make its own products the default on Android devices, the company is now separating Chrome and search from the rest of its suite of apps. The question has been, though, how licen...

Wikileaks' Julian Assange sues Ecuador for violating his 'rights and freedoms' - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:14pm
He's been living at the country's embassy in London since 2012.

Uber brings app safety features to more drivers and riders - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:05pm
After alleged attacks and sexual assaults by its drivers, the ride-hailing company is launching Safety Toolkit in dozens of countries.

The world of 'Guacamelee! 2'

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:00pm
Have you heard the legend of El águila y la serpiente? In a dream, the gods told an Aztec leader to take his people into the wilderness of Central America to look for an eagle grasping a serpent on a prickly pear tree -- one creature that cou...

Preorders for the Asus ROG gaming phone go live in the US - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:56am
The estimated delivery date is Oct. 30.

Glitchy NASA Mars Curiosity rover gets back to science - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:52am
NASA is still looking into the rover's problems, but it's going to get some science done in the meantime.

Marvel's Daredevil season 3 teased in cryptic audio-only Instagram posts - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:41am
The Daredevil clips hint at moments we might see in the new season.

EU approves Microsoft's $7.5 billion GitHub takeover

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:31am
The EU has unconditionally approved Microsoft's $7.5 billion deal for GitHub, moving the acquisition another step closer towards closing. After a five-week probe, European Commission antitrust officials concluded that the takeover raises "no competit...

HBO's Watchmen series: Everything we know about the release date, cast and plot - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:18am
Did someone say, "What do I watch after Game of Thrones?"

Moment's Anamorphic lens provides epic looks

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:01am
When Moment announced an anamorphic lens, it really caught my attention. After all, the film Tangerine was shot on an iPhone 5S using an anamorphic lens from Moondog Labs, so I was excited to try my hand at a more cinematic look. But what is an anamo...

'Rocket League' cross-platform profiles delayed until 2019

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:38am
Rocket League's cross-platform profile system, RocketID, has been pushed back until early next year. Psyonix said that it's working "incredibly hard to ensure that it's as intuitive, stable and polished as possible, before releasing it to the world."...

Apple now offers a USB-C Watch charger

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:13am
The iPhone XR made its entrance today, but that's not the only new product available in the Apple Store. The company also introduced a USB-C charger for the Apple Watch. Up until now, the only official option for charging your Apple Watch was a USB-A...

Making magic with the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 9:30am
Like so many Harry Potter fans, I've dreamed of attending Hogwarts and learning magic with a wand, cauldron and bulging bag full of quills, ink and parchment. In the absence of real witchcraft and wizardry, I've visited movie sets and played countles...

Audi A8: An evolution in luxury and tech

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 9:00am
Driving the Audi A8 along the gorgeous Northern California coastline near Big Sur is a joy. But no matter how wonderful the car may be, it had the opportunity to be better. Possibly. Instead, Audi originally announced that Traffic Jam Pilot, its leve...

Facebook hires tarnished UK politician to fix its reputation

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 8:32am
These days, all Facebook seems to do is lurch from one public relations crisis to a political one, and back again. Consequently, the company has decided to hire a British former politician, Sir Nick Clegg, as VP of Global Affairs and Communications....

Volvo is betting big on mobile to push its car subscription service

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 8:00am
The Volvo S60 will be the second car the automaker will "lease" via its Care by Volvo subscription service when it lands in showrooms in the next few months. But it turns out, that half the folks that flocked to subscribe to the XC40 didn't walk into...

Steam VR update lets low-end PCs run games more smoothly

Engadget - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 7:21am
Steam VR has introduced a feature for Beta called "Motion Smoothing," which will give PCs with hardware that aren't quite top of the line the power to deliver VR experiences more smoothly. It functions like Motion Smoothing for TV and Asynchronous Sp...