Tech News from Around the Globe

Nintendo Switch Lite is in stock at Target and GameStop: Memorial Day inventory update - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 9:19am
Just updated: Here's where you can find the $200 portable version of Nintendo's hot gaming console.

How to reverse-engineer a rainforest

Engadget - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 9:15am
2020 might be the year we all faced a pandemic. But 2019 was the year the earth burned. In Australia, the world watched in horror as bushfires destroyed 10.3 million hectares, marking the continent’s most intense and destructive fire season in over 4...

We spy the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz compact pickup truck - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 9:00am
Hyundai's first truck, based on the next-gen Tucson crossover, will go into production next year.

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz will be a true compact pickup - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 9:00am
We spotted Hyundai's upcoming truck in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Save over $200 on a Neato smart vacuum today - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 8:57am
The Neato D7 is $600, which is near the lowest price ever for this highly rated vacuum.

Making an indie phone is not for the faint-hearted

Engadget - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 8:30am
Ever wondered what the best selling phone of all time was? No, it’s not an iPhone, or a Samsung Galaxy. It’s not even a smartphone. According to Wikipedia, the phone that’s found its way into more palms and back pockets than any other is the humble N...

You can try crowdfunded space sim 'Star Citizen' for free right now

Engadget - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 7:35am
Will Star Citizen ever be finished? That’s a question I doubt anyone knows the answer to right now. If you're curious about the state of the game, though, and haven't yet contributed to its absurdly-successful crowdfunding campaign, good news: it's c...

More harm than good? Twitter struggles to label misleading COVID-19 tweets - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 7:00am
News articles and tweets denouncing the 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory are being mislabeled.

The Morning After: Texas Instruments makes it harder to cheat on its calculators

Engadget - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 6:30am
Graphing calculators have clung on to school lives despite us all carrying around smartphones that are several magnitudes more powerful. (Let’s not even get into wearables.) In a bid to reduce cheating in exam settings, Texas Instruments is pulling s...

Sony's flagship Xperia 1 II will ship in July for $1,200

Engadget - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 6:05am
Sony’s flagship Xperia 1 II smartphone will ship on July 24th for an eye-watering $1,199 in the US, the company announced. Pre-orders open up on June 1st and if you buy before June 28th, you’ll get a pretty nice gift: a free pair of Sony’s excellent...

Best laptops of 2020 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 6:00am
Here are our top-rated picks in ultraportables, two-in-ones and laptops for creatives and gamers and even our favorite budget-friendly options.

8 best iPhone 12 rumors: Release date, 5G, price and other leaks we know - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 6:00am
Here are seven standout rumors about the upcoming iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.

Formula E racer disqualified for using an esports ringer in a virtual race

Engadget - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 3:07am
Formula E Audi driver Daniel Abt has been disqualified from an esports race and fined €10,000 for using a ringer in his place, according to Reuters. Rivals became suspicious after he qualified in second place and went on to take third in the Formula...

PlayStation Store sale: 8 discounted PS4 games to buy now - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 11:46pm
There's some serious discounts going on -- but only until May 28.

Elon Musk and Grimes have changed their baby's name - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 11:15pm
Because "X Æ A-12" wasn't complicated enough.

This former NASA and Apple engineer built a Ninja Warrior course for squirrels - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 10:42pm
Finally, someone using their power for good.

Hacked NES Power Glove controls a modular synth with finger wriggles

Engadget - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 9:27pm
Never mind controlling a modular synth by twiddling knobs. If one modder has his way, one of Nintendo’s legendary controllers is the way of the future. Look Mum No Computer (aka Sam Battle) has hacked an NES Power Glove into a gesture controller for...

Texas Instruments makes it harder to run programs on its calculators

Engadget - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 7:23pm
Texas Instruments’ graphing calculators have a reputation as hobbyist devices given their program support, but they just lost some of their appeal. Cemetech has learned (via Linus Tech Tips) that Texas Instruments is pulling support for assembly- and...

The black hole at the center of the Milky Way is blinking at us - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 7:18pm
Intermittent signals from Sagittarius A* are spotted by one of the world's most powerful telescopes.

The Snyder Cut: Ben Affleck's response to HBO Max's Justice League - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 5:48pm
Plus, a full rundown on what The Snyder Cut is, and why we should care about Zack Snyder's not-so-mythical version of 2017's Justice League.