Tech News from Around the Globe

Galaxy S10 5G's 1Gbps Verizon data speeds restore my faith in 5G - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 6:57pm
Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband network still faces challenges, but strong real-world tests put Samsung and Big Red on the right track.

Airbnb adds former Apple exec Angela Ahrendts to its board - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 6:38pm
Apple's former retail head is the second woman to join the home rental site's board of directors.

We visited the Fukushima Daiichi nuke plant to see how the cleanup is progressing - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 6:35pm
The cleanup will take decades in places humans can't go. Robots will instead.

Amazon reportedly buying a stake in Deliveroo - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 6:31pm
The UK-based food delivery service will see a funding injection from Amazon, says a report.

2020 M5 Edition 35 Years is a dark gray homage to BMW's performance sedan - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 6:00pm
The special-edition sedan will be limited to just 350 units worldwide.

2020 BMW M5 celebrates 35 years with limited-edition model - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 6:00pm
The Edition 35 Years will be limited to just 350 units globally, with only 35 destined for the US.

Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’ returns to Netflix on September 20

Engadget - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 5:58pm
Disenchantment will be returning to Netflix on September 20th. Fans of the animated show from the mind of The Simpsons creator Matt Groening will get 10 more episodes that will pick up right from where the show left off when it debuted back in August...

How families are giving a fantastic trip to loved ones in hospice - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 5:53pm
"How is heaven going to be better than that?"

Google’s Live Transcribe will now show when dogs are barking - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 5:53pm
The app for the hearing impaired will also transcribe the sounds of applause, laughter, music, whistling, door-knocks and passing cars.

Instagram adds shopping and IGTV to Explore - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 5:48pm
Shortcuts to food, art, design and travel are also being added to the Explore navigation bar.

Facebook makes News Feed ‘more personal’ with ranking algorithm changes - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 5:29pm
The social network is using survey data to identify your favorite people and will rank their posts higher on your News Feed.

Marvel's Robert Downey Jr., Ming-Na Wen and Jon Favreau become Disney Legends - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 5:26pm
Disney says the three have been given the "highest honor" it can bestow.

Google's how-to videos explain Assistant's accessibility features

Engadget - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 5:05pm
As part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google revealed a series of video tutorials meant to help people with disabilities set up and use their Assistant-enabled smart devices. The videos are available in a YouTube playlist, and so far they co...

Rolls-Royce reveals $47,000 Champagne Chest, just in time for summer - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 4:45pm
A must-have accessory for all your summer picnics.

The Nissan Ultimate Parks Titan is ready for the great outdoors - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 4:30pm
Towing a trailer and laden with tools, the modified Titan XD is equipped for adventure.

Nissan Ultimate Parks Titan set for duty in Grand Canyon National Park - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 4:30pm
Nissan is donating the truck to the Grand Canyon Conservancy.

Android's Live Transcribe gets sound alerts and transcript saving

Engadget - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 4:07pm
Google is making Live Transcribe, its Android app for easy voice transcription, a lot more useful. Now, in addition to jotting down spoken words, it'll also make you aware of things like a dog barking or audience clapping. It'll give deaf and hard of...

Boeing says its 737 Max software update is complete

Engadget - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 3:44pm
Today, Boeing announced that it has completed the software update to its 737 Max planes. The update is meant to correct the software flaws that contributed to the Lion Air and Air Ethiopia crashes that killed 346 people in total. The update was expec...

Facebook tweaks News Feed to focus on close friends and relevant links

Engadget - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 3:05pm
Facebook is once again changing up the News Feed. The company announced Thursday two ranking updates to the algorithm that drives the News Feed. One is meant to prioritize a user's closest friends, and another the links they'll find most relevant. Ch...

LG's V50 ThinQ 5G is up for pre-order tomorrow from Sprint

Engadget - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 2:55pm
Starting tomorrow, customers in select cities can preorder Sprint's first two 5G devices -- the LG V50 ThinQ 5G and HTC 5G Hub. They'll be available in Sprint's first four expected 5G markets -- Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Kansas City -- by May 31st...