Tech News from Around the Globe

We figured out which social network is worst for your soul - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:05pm
On this week's debate party, Jeff takes on Ben Fox Rubin to understand the new Palm thing, the ethics of Google's call screening, and which social network is the worst.

Essential Phone maker cuts jobs as it sharpens its focus - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:00pm
The phone startup founded by the creator of Android has been struggling to find its way.

iPhone XR: This is what to expect from the camera - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:00pm
It's only got one lens, while the iPhone XS has two. But what else is different?

Google Play update enables smaller app installs

Engadget - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:00pm
Google has implemented changes to the Play Store, which could translate to smaller applications that are much, much kinder to your phone's storage and memory. Earlier this year, it introduced a new app publishing format called Android App Bundle that...

Facebook opens up its so-called 'war room' (The 3:59, Ep. 476) - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:51am
Plus, more details on the Facebook hack, and Sonos considers adding Roku's voice assistant to its speakers.

McLaren will put some very fancy badges on your Speedtail - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:45am
The first one it's showing off includes carbon fiber and 18-karat white gold.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season episode 3 should be out this year - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:36am
Skybound Games' CEO said he'd "be very disappointed" if it isn't.

Apple is holding its iPad and Mac event on October 30th

Engadget - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:23am
Those rumors of Apple holding a second fall event were true. The company has announced plans for a special event on October 30th, and not at Apple Park -- this time, it's at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City. The teaser is cryptic apart...

Amazon and SiriusXM team up to offer free service and Echo Dots

Engadget - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:21am
Amazon and SiriumXM have partnered up to bring together streaming radio and the Amazon Echo. Echo owners can enjoy a three-month trial of SiriusXM for free. And anyone who signs up for a new SiriusXM All Access or SiriusXM Premier subscription will g...

Google introduces Gmail integrations for Dropbox, Box and more

Engadget - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:00am
Today, Google announced new Gmail integrations for G Suite, which is its enterprise offering for business. Now G Suite users will be able to perform actions for popular apps directly from Gmail.

Snapchat's latest Lens creation tools bring 2D objects to life

Engadget - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:00am
It might be easier to create and share Snapchat Lenses these days, but Snap clearly knows they need a little more panache. It's adding a trio of Lens Studio templates, with the centerpiece being a brand new marker tracking feature. The template turns...

Huawei tussles with US startup over theft of technology - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:38am
The startup was co-founded by a former Huawei employee.

US semiconductor company claims Huawei tried to steal its technology

Engadget - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:33am
Huawei has faced quite a bit of pushback in the US as lawmakers and government agencies continue to claim the company and its potential connections to the Chinese government pose a security threat to the country. But the company is also now receiving...

SpaceX rocket debris washes ashore in North Carolina - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:07am
Perhaps Elon Musk might want it for his recycling efforts?

Crashes on the rise in states with legal pot, IIHS says - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:06am
Correlation does not equal causation, but it's still worth paying attention to.

Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL are now available - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:01am
You can buy or lease the phone from Google or Verizon Wireless today starting at $800.

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 hands-on: A Snapdragon-powered Surface rival

Engadget - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:00am
Looks like 2018 is the year of the 2-in-1. Just in the last couple of weeks alone, we've seen the launches of detachables like Google's Pixel Slate, Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 and HP's Spectre Folio. Samsung is introducing a new contestant -- th...

Jabra's Elite 65t are the most versatile headphones you can buy

Engadget - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:00am
Let's face it: Most of us don't want to spend our hard-earned cash on multiple pairs of headphones laying around for specific uses. Sure, it's nice to have your travel set, another for the gym and a third for pristine audio at the office, but for a l...

eBay accuses Amazon of illegally poaching its sellers

Engadget - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 7:02am
eBay has officially filed a lawsuit against Amazon, accusing the e-commerce giant of hatching a scheme to poach its biggest sellers. The platform first threw down the gauntlet in early October, sending its rival a cease-and-desist letter. According t...

Banksy's 'Girl with Balloon' was meant to be shredded completely

Engadget - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 6:30am
Banksy's latest performance piece -- which saw him remotely shred his $1.1 million Girl with Balloon canvas seconds after it sold at auction -- captivated the world. What was he trying to say? What did it all mean? Was this a comment on capitalism? O...