Tech News from Around the Globe

YouTube Music and Premium come to Canada and the UK

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:00am
As expected, Google has announced that YouTube Music and YouTube Premium will continue its global rollout, coming to 11 more countries. The list of nations now able to take advantage of the two platforms has swelled to include the UK, Canada, France,...

Supreme Court will hear Apple's bid to stop price fixing suit

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 9:59am
Apple will have one more shot at avoiding a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing it of price fixing with the App Store. The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear Apple's appeal of a ruling that would resurrect the antitrust case, which asserted that...

Audi CEO arrested over alleged role in Dieselgate scandal

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 9:40am
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested today, a week after his home was raided by German prosecutors. He has reportedly been detained for his alleged role in Dieselgate, a scandal unearthed in 2015 that revealed Volkswagen, Audi's parent company, had i...

The best iPhone camera apps

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 9:00am
You like snapping photos on your iPhone. But you find the default Camera app limited in certain ways. Maybe you want more power and control over the photos you take. No problem: A variety of apps can beef up your phone's photo-taking skills. Camera+...

iOS 12 will automatically share your location during 911 calls

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 8:45am
Apple is joining Google, Uber and others in providing accurate location data that could save your life in an emergency. The company has revealed that iOS 12 will automatically (and importantly, securely) share your location with first responders dur...

How closing a Hooters will hurt indie games at E3

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 8:30am
The Devolver Digital parking lot has been the best part of E3 for half a decade, even though it's technically not associated with E3 at all. A big white balloon marks the spot across the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center where a handful...

Microsoft's latest acquisition focuses on social education

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 8:00am
Education these days isn't just about reading, writing and arithmetic -- it's also about learning how to learn. And Microsoft wants to be the go-to option for teaching these abilities. It's buying Flipgrid, the creator of an educational platform that...

The Model X vs the I-Pace: A luxury electric SUV face-off

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 8:00am
It's impossible not to compare the new Jaguar I-Pace with the Model X. They're currently the only members of the EV luxury SUV club. At least for now. BMW and Audi are both working on getting their electrified vehicles to market. But let's look at th...

Google invests $550 million in China's second biggest online retailer

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 7:35am
Google has revealed plans to pour $550 million into -- one of China's e-commerce titans. It's a crucial partnership for Google, which gains leverage within the important Chinese consumer market, while sending a message to competitors like Amaz...

What happens when a pro 'League of Legends' game crashes?

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 7:03am
Riot Games ran into an unexpected snag during the North American LCS (League of Legends Championship Series) yesterday. The MOBA crashed partway through a match between Clutch Gaming and Echo Fox, kicking all 10 players out of the session. After a le...

World's largest ARM supercomputer is headed to a nuclear security lab

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:00am
Most supercomputers are focused on pure processing speed. Take the DOE's new Summit system, which is now the world's most powerful supercomputer, with 9,000 22-core IBM Power9 processors and over 27,000 NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs. But processing performa...

Garmin's Fenix 5 Plus watches help you survive mountain climbing

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:00am
Garmin is no stranger to catering to fans of specific sports with its GPS watches. Its latest wristwear, however, takes that devotion to another level. It's upgrading its Fenix 5 outdoor watches with the Fenix 5 Plus series, whose star attraction i...

The Morning After: Finally, a yacht that docks itself

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 5:30am
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MIT engineers give RFID tags chemical-sensing capabilities

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 5:05am
Engineering specialists from MIT have devised a way to make RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags more reliable and pick up on chemicals in the surrounding environment -- without needing the typical battery.

Facebook blocks gun accessory ads to the under 18s

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 4:05am
Facebook has tightened the rules about what sort of firearms-related content is visible by the site's underage users. From June 21st, ads for weapon accessories, from optics, flashlights and holsters through to bulletproof vests and camouflage gear,...

Volvo builds a self-docking yacht

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:05am
There are plenty of things that can go wrong when you dock a boat, and if they do, the consequences can be expensive. It's a problem that Volvo Penta claims to have solved after building a "self-docking yacht" that can park itself in spaces no sailor...

Amazon Prime Video is offering dubious conspiracy videos

Engadget - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:17am
It won't surprise you to hear that streaming services are full of documentary-style videos with dodgy claims about aliens or the paranormal. Amazon Prime Video, however, is coming under fire for offering considerably worse. The Telegraph has notice...

Xbox One preview brings FastStart loading to Game Pass

Engadget - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 10:11pm
If you like the thought of speeding up access to Xbox Game Pass titles with FastStart, you don't have to wait until the finished Xbox One update arrives later in June -- you can try it right now. Microsoft has rolled out FastStart to both its Xbox On...

Man goes to prison for attempting to hijack web domain at gunpoint

Engadget - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 8:37pm
Internet domains are becoming increasingly desirable, especially as the web becomes crowded and it becomes harder to find memorable addresses. However, one man unfortunately took this to a violent extreme. Iowa resident Sherman Hopkins Jr. has been s...

3D world-building tool SculptVR makes its way to PSVR

Engadget - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 7:08pm
SculptVR already provides creative minds a way to conjure up Minecraft-like worlds with detailed 3D sculptures on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Google Daydream. Now, it's also giving PlayStation VR fans the tools they need to bring their imagination...