Tech News from Around the Globe

Spotify belatedly adds notifications for new podcast episodes

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 4:19pm
Spotify has rolled out mobile push notifications for new podcast episodes starting today, the streaming app announced in a statement. It’s a relatively small development, but one that indicates Spotify is continuing to strengthen its podcast offering...

She-Hulk Disney Plus series reportedly casts Tatiana Maslany in lead MCU role - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 3:54pm
The star of Orphan Black and Perry Mason on HBO will reportedly play Jennifer Walters, the super-powered attorney cousin of the Hulk.

The TikTok saga: Everything you need to know - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 3:44pm
ByteDance has chosen Oracle to be its "technology partner" in the US.

Here's where you can preorder the better-but-cheaper Oculus Quest 2 VR headset - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 3:24pm
The new gold standard in VR arrives on Oct. 13, but you can preorder it right now.

Cadillac dealers have to cough up $200,000 investment to sell EVs - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 3:20pm
If franchises want to sell future electric Cadillacs, they better make sure their facilities are prepared for them.

Apple iOS 14 hands-on: Testing the Home app and Eufy's Indoor Cam 2K - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 3:12pm
We take a look at what's new with HomeKit on iOS 14.

Amazon Fresh grocery store in Los Angeles opens to the public

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 3:02pm
After a short period where you could only visit the store if you had an invite, Amazon's first Fresh grocery location is now open to the public. Starting today, anyone who wants to visit the Woodland Hills, Los Angeles store can do so from 7AM to 10P...

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross previews new looks with shadowy sneak peek - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 2:53pm
A new teaser photo shows off some heavily redesigned front and rear fascias, it looks like.

Electric Ford F-150 previewed with wild-looking design - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 2:48pm
Ford's electric pickup truck is looking mighty futuristic.

Miss out on PS5 preorders? You can buy one on eBay for $25,000 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 2:36pm
Limited supply means a potential payday for arbitrage sellers.

Twitter steps up account security for politicians ahead of the election

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 2:30pm
Twitter is stepping up security for accounts belonging to elected officials and other “high profile” figures ahead of the election. With the update, Twitter will require users with weak passwords to update their logins, and will encourage them to ena...

Twitter ramps up efforts to safeguard high-profile accounts ahead of US election - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 2:30pm
The company said it will make it tougher for bad actors to take over the accounts of certain politicians, political journalists and other users.

Mozilla is shutting down Firefox Send and Notes

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 2:00pm
Mozilla plans to say goodbye to two of its lesser-known products this year. The first is Firefox Send, a tool the company introduced in 2017 to allow users to share encrypted files. Send was generally well-liked by the Firefox community, so it might...

Enter to win $100 to spend at Jiffy Lube* - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 2:00pm
We're giving away $100 Jiffy Lube gift cards to 10 grand prize winners. *Open to the US only. This giveaway ends Sept. 30, 2020.

Mozilla shuts down Firefox Send file transfer service after malware abuse - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 2:00pm
Expanding beyond the Firefox browser to online services isn't simple.

Forget Bose, the Treblab Z2 over-ear headphones with ANC are only $59 today - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 1:57pm
With active noise canceling and a 35-hour battery, these 'phones are a solid value.

Alexa users can share their Routines with others

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 1:53pm
Have you crafted a useful Alexa Routine that helps you get out of bed, remember to finish certain tasks or have a more effective workout? Have you wanted to share that Routine with a friend? Or maybe you’re less-than-organized and want to discover a...

Mophie's latest portable battery pack has a flip-out Apple Watch charger

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 1:30pm
Mophie has unveiled its latest slate of wireless charging devices, which are primarily designed for Apple products. The $140 portable Powerstation all-in-one could come in handy while you’re on the move. It has an 8,000mAh battery that can charge fou...

Facebook will no longer recommend health groups

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 1:17pm
Facebook says that groups dedicated to health-related topics are no longer eligible to appear in recommendations. The update is part of the company’s latest effort to fight misinformation. “To prioritize connecting people with accurate health informa...

How and where to pre-order a PlayStation 5

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 1:15pm
It’s been a long wait for pricing and release information on the PlayStation 5. After more than a year of teasing, Sony finally showed off its divisive console design on June 11th, but made us wait until today to find out more. The basics? PlayStatio...