Tech News from Around the Globe

Vine co-founder launches a new 6-second video app: Byte

Engadget - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 7:03pm
In 2017 Twitter pulled the plug on Vine, and left a community of extremely-short-form-video creators without a platform. Since then TikTok has flourished, but it's still not the same thing. Vine cofounder Dom Hofmann has been teasing a sequel since l...

US Space Force logo unveiled with a clear Star Trek influence

Engadget - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 4:39pm
The president has been pushing to create a new military branch, dubbed Space Force, since 2018 and today tweeted out a logo for the department. The most noticeable part of the logo is right in the center, where a design that closely resembles Star Tr...

Get the Vizio P-Series 75-inch smart TV at an all-time low price just in time for game day - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 4:20pm
This $1300 deal saves you $1000 on a screen big enough to see ripples in the pigskin from the comfort of your sofa.

Boeing 777X first flight postponed because of winds - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 4:14pm
The aircraft's design is intriguing: Folding wingtips will let the 777X fit at existing airport gates while still giving the wings the lift they need.

YouTube will stream the CoD and Overwatch leagues in 2020

Engadget - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 4:06pm
Activision Blizzard's next big esports bet, Call of Duty League, gets underway today. While the company worked with Twitch in the past on Overwatch League, that's not where you'll be able to watch its latest foray into top-level competitive gaming. Y...

YouTube moderators must sign form acknowledging job can give them PTSD, report says - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 4:01pm
Thousands of workers are contracted by YouTube and Google around the world for content moderation.

Vaping: FDA to ban sale of flavored cartridge-based products - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 3:59pm
Get up to date on the acute issues tied to vaping.

Take 3D photos on your iPhone or Android phone with this app - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 3:53pm
Whether you have an iPhone or an Android phone, the new LucidPix app can now turn your cat and food photos into 3D masterpieces.

Uber reaches its last major city in North America

Engadget - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 3:38pm
Uber has been available in every major North American city for a while, but not Vancouver, British Columbia -- the city has refused to bow to pressure and even used undercover agents to make sure companies weren't flouting the law. However, even tha...

I went to Hell for Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina part 3 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 3:29pm
I visited the Vancouver set to see how dark magic brought a '90s favorite back to life. And I had a devil of a time.

T-Mobile launches its own line of phone accessories - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 3:26pm
The GoTo line includes chargers, cases and screen protectors for tablets and phones.

Adult website leaves sex workers' personal information vulnerable, report says - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 3:22pm
Thousands of documents -- including passports, photo IDs and other sensitive information -- were stored without a password.

Best TVs in 2020 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 3:20pm
Looking for a new TV? Start here.

A single contact lens could give your entire life a head-up display - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 3:12pm
Mojo Vision's smart contacts put text in my eye and let me see in the dark. The company is aiming for even more than that.

iPhone 9: If you miss the iPhone SE, you might be happy to hear this Apple rumor - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 3:04pm
Remember the iPhone SE? Well, it's coming back… sort of.

Today only, save $20 on a Canary View all-in-one home security system - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 3:03pm
This motion-sensing wide-angle camera guards your house, detects people and stores clips of suspicious events in the cloud. But where's the siren?

3 protective iPhone 11 cases that are so rugged, they'll survive a literal explosion - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 2:55pm
We put three top phone cases through our most extreme test yet.

Galaxy S20 rumors make Samsung's next phone sound impressive. But I want more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 2:50pm
Samsung's next flagship phone could be brawny, but miss these touches that take it over the top. Sometimes it's the little things that count.

Emoji license plates could become a real thing if this Vermont bill passes - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 2:48pm
It's vanity plates for a whole new generation.