Tech News from Around the Globe

Dropbox lets you preview more file types without having to download

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 4:47pm
If you've ever received a ZIP or RAR file in Gmail, you'll have noticed that you can peek to see what's inside without having to download the file. If you've been hoping for a similar feature elsewhere, you're in luck: Dropbox has updated how it hand...

Amazon faces pressure to stop selling facial recognition to police

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 4:16pm
Amazon may not have much choice but to address mounting criticism over its sales of facial recognition tech to governments. The American Civil Liberties Union has delivered both a petition and a letter from 17 investors demanding that Amazon drop its...

Trump's Space Force gets galaxy-size roasting on Twitter - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 4:09pm
Star Wars, Star Trek and Spaceballs references are flying around Twitter at warp speed.

Roku reportedly plans Amazon Channels-like feature - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 4:07pm
Cutting out the middleman.

California lawmakers combine net neutrality bills - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 4:06pm
Democrats in California officially linked two separate net neutrality bills days ahead of an important vote in the State Assembly.

Trump announces Space Force, America's military presence in space - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 4:06pm
The president says the Space Force would be the sixth branch of the US armed forces.

Google to patch Home and Chromecast bug that leaked your location - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:53pm
The company knows where your router is, and it was telling anyone who asked, a researcher found.

Desus and Mero to host Showtime's first weekly late-night talk show

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:45pm
Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, hosts of the weeknight talk show Desus & Mero, are leaving Viceland and heading to Showtime. The two will host the network's first weekly late-night talk show on which they'll chat with guests about pop culture, sport...

Apple will share your location with 911 responders (The 3:59, Ep. 415) - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:32pm
Apple's making it easier for emergency personnel to find you, JPEG has a potential successor and why net neutrality supports are cringing at AT&T-Time Warner.

Small, efficient used cars are selling like crazy right now - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:23pm
Could this be a repeat of the market in 2008 when we saw record prices for crappy, yet efficient cars on the used market, or just a blip?

FTC reaches $11M settlement with get-rich-quick scammers targeting Amazon - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:17pm
Authorities said Adam and Christopher Bowser duped some prospective Amazon sellers for thousands of dollars each.

The WHO officially puts gaming on its list of addictions

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:14pm
The World Health Organization was putting its finishing touches on the eleventh edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) when it released a draft back in December. The early version of the document, which medical professionals wi...

Oh, God, they're making a Crypto movie - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 2:59pm
At least it's not CG?

Android Messages hits the web for browser-based texting

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 2:43pm
Google added Rich Communication Services (RCS) into its Android OS to help it compete with Apple's popular iMessage. Google has also been exploring texting from your web browser since at least February. Now the feature appears to be officially availa...

Supreme Court to hear Apple App Store antitrust arguments - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 2:33pm
The question is whether consumers can sue over commissions charged to developers.

Hulu orders revenge drama pilot from 'Handmaid's Tale' producer

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 2:12pm
It seems Hulu is interested in telling more stories about women with agency. The streaming service has ordered a pilot for a revenge drama from Warren Littlefield, an executive producer of The Handmaid's Tale. Reprisal is about a woman who seeks veng...

Westworld mobile game making iOS, Android debut June 21 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:59pm
Maybe you can do a better job than the people running Westworld in the show.

Indian's race-inspired FTR1200 is totally going into production in 2019 - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:57pm
The FTR1200 is inspired by Indian's championship-winning flat track racer and based on a concept by Roland Sands.

Arm chips, like those in your phone, will power massive Astra supercomputer - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:56pm
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Astra machine will study nuclear weapons' safety and reliability. It'll be fast, but not the fastest.

'Westworld' mobile game puts you in control June 21st

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:51pm
HBO and Warner Bros. have been teasing their Westworld mobile game for nigh-on half a year. Now, though, they finally have something to show. The Behaviour Interactive-built game is slated to arrive on June 21st -- Apple provided the date for iOS, bu...