Tech News from Around the Globe

Google demo shows how AR can thrive on the web

Engadget - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 5:35pm
Google has been hyping up augmented reality on the web, and it's easy to understand why -- it promises an immersive experience without requiring a special app. But what does that look like in practice? The company now has an easy way to find out....

Amazon sunsets its live video tech support for Fire tablets

Engadget - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 4:02pm
In our Fire phone review from 2014, we called Mayday one of Amazon's most brilliant features. People can use it to summon tech support advisers on their Amazon devices within seconds, after all, and those reps can help people fix whatever issue they'...

Leak shows the Samsung folding phone that might have been

Engadget - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 2:33pm
Samsung has been talking about making folding phones for years with little to show for it, but it might have come closer to doing that than you think. A leaker has claimed to have photos of "Project V," a dual-screen phone that would have been in dev...

Fox turns ad breaks into dramas in bid to fight ad skipping

Engadget - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 1:02pm
There's little doubt that TV's commercial breaks are on the decline. How do you get people to watch ads in an era of ad-skipping DVRs and commercial-free streaming services like Netflix or Hulu? Fox Networks has an idea: turn ad time into mini dram...

The best drip coffee maker

Engadget - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:30am
By Cale Guthrie Weissman and Liz Clayton This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article...

Beyoncé and Jay-Z take digs at Spotify in latest Tidal exclusive

Engadget - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 10:01am
Beyoncé and Jay-Z aren't keeping quiet in the wake of Tidal's scandals around inflated numbers and late royalties... if anything, they're ramping things up. The power couple have released a joint album exclusive to the service, Everything is L...

Here's what Apple's doing to get you excited about AR - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 9:30am
Apple's AR updates in iOS 12 are paving the way for where headsets could go next.

Best mobile games of 2018 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 9:00am
Looking for a new game to play on your phone or tablet? Here are our picks of the best mobile games.

The 50 best iPhone games - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 8:30am
If you're all about the iPhone, these are some of the best games you can play.

The 44 best Android games of 2018 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 8:30am
These are unequivocally the best Android games on the planet.

Ben Heck's mini arcade teardown

Engadget - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 8:30am
If big companies can glue portable electronics together, why can't we? Ben decides to go all the way with the sticky stuff by tearing down and then rebuilding a mini arcade. Originally designed as a keychain, the arcade isn't quite small enough...

Managing Formula 1 tires is a complex job, here’s how Pirelli does it - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 8:00am
Handling the development of Formula 1 tires is just the start of the job for Pirelli.

Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay: Which mobile payment system is best? - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 7:30am
So many ways to pay, so little time. Here’s the breakdown.

The CNET Smart Garden comes to life - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 7:00am
Check out the smart garden in action.

Incredibles 2 review: Pixar makes superheroes fun again - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 7:00am
Can you believe it's been 14 years?

Jaguar breaks the world's electric boat speed record

Engadget - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 6:46am
You frequently see car manufacturers trying to break electric speed records on land, but where are the boats? Don't worry -- Jaguar, Vector and Williams feel the need for nautical speed. The trio have broken both the world and UK speed records with...

Why your next gaming console may be in the cloud - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 6:00am
Commentary: Forget about new hardware, E3 2018 shows us that the real future of gaming is cloud-based.

Watch a Tesla Model X zoom inside a Boring Company tunnel

Engadget - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:51pm
Someday, The Boring Company's tunnels could become a busy network of passenger-carrying shuttles, private vehicles and bicycles trying to dodge traffic. But right now, its existing tunnel under LA is pretty ahem boring -- save for a short moment last...

Foxconn establishes its North American headquarters in Milwaukee

Engadget - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 9:34pm
Foxconn is extending its fledgling American footprint beyond its planned display factory in Wisconsin. The tech manufacturing behemoth is establishing its North American headquarters in Milwaukee, 30 miles north of the upcoming factory. It's buying...

Silk Road creator's alleged ally extradited to the US

Engadget - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:05pm
Key Silk Road figure Roger Thomas Clark, better known by his Variety Jones alias, is now facing trial in the US. The alleged mentor to creator Ross Ulbricht (aka Dread Pirate Roberts) has been extradited to the States after spending well over two yea...