Tech News from Around the Globe

AMC latest to cut ties with Chris Hardwick after abuse allegations - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:47pm
The show Talking With Chris Hardwick won't air for now, and he won't moderate panels at San Diego Comic-Con following charges of emotional and sexual abuse by an ex.

Bentley Bentayga finishes Pikes Peak prep, poised to pounce - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:45pm
It needs to average 60 mph to beat the current record, which is a decent clip.

Four problems YouTube Music will face in the UK

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:30pm
The worst-kept secret in music is out, and Google has now released YouTube Music and YouTube Premium in 11 more countries. But despite being in the streaming music game for quite a while, the company is almost going to have to start fresh in several...

Samsung's foldable Galaxy phone hopefully won't look anything like its ugly prototype - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:05pm
Pictures of an alleged "Project Valley" folding smartphone prototype hit the internet.

Dish is bringing Netflix to more hotel rooms

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:02pm
Dish Network began offering hotel entertainment in 2017 with an Android TV-powered box that let guests stream and watch live television in the comfort of their own hotel room. YouTube and Sling TV were supported via built-in Chromecast, but Netflix w...

Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint unlimited plans compared - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:55pm
We compare the unlimited data plans offered by the four major US carriers.

Incredibles 2 posts flashing-lights warning for fans with epilepsy - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:51pm
Photosensitive filmgoers may need to be cautious about seeing Pixar's superhero sequel.

Trump directs Pentagon to form a Space Force military branch

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:40pm
It looks like the US could have a sixth military branch sometime in the future, one focused entirely on space. President Trump said during a National Space Council meeting today that he has called for the development of a Space Force, CNBC reports. "...

'Gaming Disorder' enters WHO's latest classification-of-diseases draft - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:36pm
Gaming addiction joins the organization's list of potentially harmful technology-related behaviors that includes too much use of "the Internet, computers, smartphones" and more.

Beyonce and Jay-Z's Everything Is Love is streaming almost everywhere now - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:18pm
But they don't give two, um, hoots about streaming numbers. Really.

Google will fix Home and Chromecast bug that reveals your location

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:18pm
Don't look now, but your Google Home speaker or Chromecast could give away your whereabouts... for a little while, that is. Google has promised a fix for an authentication vulnerability that lets attackers obtain your location using the company's dev...

Tesla starts AWD Model 3 production in a tent outside Fremont factory - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:01pm
This should be good news for folks holding out for the performance variant.

Amazon Prime is now available in Australia

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:59am
Amazon launched its Prime service in Australia today, giving most Australians access to free two-day shipping, Prime Video and a number of other perks. A subscription will cost AU$59 (approximately $44) per year -- as opposed to the US price of $119...

Next Lincoln MKC could be called Corsair - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:46am
The next-gen compact crossover is expected to arrive in 2020.

Mysterious Mars rock formation has explosive explanation - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:31am
The bizarre Medusae Fossae landscape likely traces back to volcanic eruptions.

Google Maps for Android no longer books Uber rides

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:19am
Google added the ability to book Uber trips directly through Maps at the start of 2017, but it appears that this convenience was short-lived. The search firm has quietly pulled direct Uber booking from Google Maps for Android after yanking it from t...

Google adds more handy tools to its data-monitoring app

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:58am
Google launched its data-tracking app Datally for Android last year, giving users more insight into how and where they're using their phone plan data as well as more control over that usage. Now, Google has released a handful of new features for the...

After two years, 'Pokémon Go' is finally letting you trade monsters

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:37am
It's been almost two years since Nintendo and Niantic released the mobile hit Pokémon Go. While the game's (very) slow feature rollout has whittled down the userbase to diehard fans, interaction with the upcoming Switch games make it a good ti...

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Tidal exclusive lasted less than two days

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:16am
Beyoncé did a Beyoncé thing (along with her husband Jay-Z) over the weekend and released her (their) new album on Tidal with no prior warning. The pair are part-owners of Tidal, which was also the exclusive home of her previous album, L...