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2019 BMW R1250GS Adventure: Motorrad's largest adult son - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 7:00am
BMW's continent-crushing ADV bike is a willing participant in whatever harebrained scheme you come up with, and that's why we love it.

NASA's lost moon landing footage and the man who brought it back to life - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 7:00am
Stephen Slater spent a year digging into never-before-seen footage of Apollo 11, NASA's first moon landing. The results speak for themselves.

AirPods vs. Anker Soundcore Liberty Air: a cheap, great alternative - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 7:00am
AirPods are great, but they are expensive. Here's an alternative earbud that costs half the price.

Polestar 2 is getting a serious optional performance package, report says - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 6:00am
With Öhlins suspension, forged wheels and Brembo brakes, it should be a riot on a curvy road.

The iPhone 11 is getting real! - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 6:00am
A new video shows a real-life look at what Apple's 2019 iPhone will look like, based on all the rumors.

Repair pros tell all: Whirlpool, Maytag make the most reliable appliances - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 6:00am
A new survey of appliance repair technicians offers insights on refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and dishwashers.

NSA contractor sentenced to nine years over theft of classified info

Engadget - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 4:46am
In 2016, federal agents arrested NSA contractor Harold Martin for stealing up to 50TB of classified information, and reports claimed that included offensive hacking technology designed to break into foreign computer networks. Sources for the data he...

Report: FTC approves a fine for Google over YouTube kids privacy probe

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:32pm
Google has to pay the FTC a multimillion dollar fine to settle a probe into YouTube's shortcomings when it comes to protecting kids using its service, according to The Washington Post. The agency launched an investigation into the video-sharing platf...

Avengers: Endgame writers, Russo brothers spill secrets at Comic-Con 2019 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:30pm
Heads up: Thanos was going to de-CAPitate Captain America.

The Lion King review: Remake might be too realistic for its own good - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:28pm
Jon Favreau's version of the classic offers incredibly lifelike characters, but at what cost?

Hyperreal Luke Skywalker action figure has that Mark Hamill je ne sais quoi - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:15pm
Exclusive: Unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con, the Hasbro Star Wars toy features super realistic details and articulation.

The Witcher trailer shows Henry Cavill in action for Netflix fantasy adventure - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:02pm
At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, we finally got to see the first footage of Cavill's Geralt of Rivia in the TV adaptation.

Game of Thrones cast addresses season 8 backlash: 'Don't call people names' - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:53pm
At San Diego Comic-Con, the stars of Game of Thrones talk about the strong fan reaction to the final season.

The Witcher doesn't 'need to be the answer' to Game of Thrones, showrunner says - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:30pm
At San Diego Comic-Con, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich says the Netflix show can "stand on its own two legs."

Equifax reportedly close to $700 million data breach settlement

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 9:47pm
Remember that time Equifax had a data breach and leaked an incredible amount of information -- addresses, social security numbers and even driver's licenses -- on more than 143 million people in the US alone? That was revealed nearly two years ago, a...

Game of Thrones San Diego Comic-Con panel 2019: What we learned - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 9:44pm
Masie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and more bring answers to big questions about the show.

'The Dark Crystal' Comic-Con preview goes behind the scenes

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 8:32pm
Besides The Witcher, Netflix also highlighted its upcoming The Dark Crystal prequel series at Comic-Con. Instead of another trailer, the video posted goes behind the scenes, talking to engineers and others at Jim Henson Company who have continued the...

Skip Area 51: Raid this animal shelter for tin-foil hat wearing dogs - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 8:18pm
Oklahoma shelter had an out-of-this-world idea to help find new Earth homes for orphan pets.

SpaceX Falcon 9 will blast off for the ISS in July - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 8:12pm
The static fire test completed Friday.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite fan festival tickets are going now - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 8:09pm
You can't guarantee tickets, but you can enter the draw to buy one.