Tech News from Around the Globe

Senators want Google and Facebook to block 3D-printed gun files

Engadget - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 2:28am
US authorities lost the legal battle that would prevent Defense Distributed from legally releasing its 3D-printed gun files, but social networks can still ban them from their platforms. Facebook is already blocking people from posting their blueprint...

NASA's Hubble Telescope captures 15,000 galaxies in one dazzling image - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:33am
So sick and tired of the Photoshop? Then hold up, sit down -- see Hubble.

Elon Musk admits he's had a 'difficult and painful' year - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:43pm
Musk opens up in raw New York Times interview about taking Tesla private and poor physical health after "excruciating" year.

Netflix releases its first trailer for Alfonso Cuarón's 'ROMA'

Engadget - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:07pm
We finally have our first look at Alfonso Cuarón's first Netflix feature and his first film after Gravity back in 2014. The streaming platform has released a trailer for the black-and-white flick ROMA, which was inspired by Cuarón's chi...

The Asian Games esports logo is the least athletic thing we’ve seen - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 10:34pm
Commentary: It certainly won't be winning any medals at this year's Games.

Google 'not close' to launching search engine in China, Pichai says - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 9:30pm
About 1,000 employees protested the alleged development of a search engine that would give censorship powers to the Chinese government.

Iron Fist is punchier, kickier, angrier in season 2 trailer - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 8:45pm
There's a heap of punching with a side of high kicks and another pair of glowing fists.

eBay makes it easy for amateur mechanics to shop for auto parts

Engadget - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 8:32pm
It can be tough buying the right auto parts online unless you're a pro or a very experienced DIYer. According to eBay, 49 percent of consumers mistakenly pick up components that are either not compatible with their vehicles or are just plain wrong. T...

This is the best Star Wars: Episode IX title rumor yet - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 8:18pm
Commentary: Star Wars: A New Order would give a deserved nod to the 1977 original, and bring the film series full circle.

Why MoviePass failed* (it's probably not what you think) - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 7:17pm
Commentary: There's one thing people generally don't understand about MoviePass -- it needed allies to survive.

36 states are using this hacking detection sensor to protect the midterm elections - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 6:42pm
Albert sensors can detect hacking attempts and alert the government agencies quickly.

Infinity War directors: 5 hints at what might happen in Avengers 4 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 6:34pm
Joe and Anthony Russo break down every major hero from Avengers: Infinity War and tease about their future, dead or alive.

Samsung's leaked Odyssey+ headset: A reboot for Microsoft's VR ambitions? - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 6:22pm
We'd heard Samsung had more headsets on the way -- but we didn't expect this.

Google clarifies how it tracks you even if Location History is turned off - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:14pm
The search giant makes a change to a help page for users, after a backlash over its data collection practices.

Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Pacifica score with IIHS, Toyota Sienna falls short - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 3:35pm
Both the Honda and Chrysler ended up earning the Top Safety Pick accolade.

AirPower, Apple’s wireless charging pad, is still a no-show - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 3:32pm
We don't know how much it costs, or when it's arriving. But it's been almost a year since Apple announced it.

How Ford plans to ensure its self-driving cars are safe - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 3:10pm
Ford is developing redundant electrical systems and many other safeguards for autonomous vehicles.