Tech News from Around the Globe

Facebook removes Trump post for 'harmful COVID misinformation'

Engadget - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 6:50pm
Donald Trump finally found a line Facebook is unwilling to allow him to cross: promoting misinformation about the coronavirus. The social network removed a post from Donald Trump’s account Wednesday after the president shared a clip from a Fox News i...

Instagram inexplicably adds a Comic Sans-like font to Stories

Engadget - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 6:32pm
Depending on how you about feel certain fonts, your Instagram Stories experience is either about to get a lot better or, more likely, a lot worse. That’s because Instagram has introduced four new fonts. You have new stencil and serif options, as well...

Facebook removes Trump video for spreading harmful coronavirus misinformation - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 6:06pm
In the video, Trump says that children are "almost immune" to COVID-19.

Billions of people globally still can't afford smartphones. That's a major problem - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 6:01pm
Owning the kind of device most of us probably consider essential remains unaffordable for many, says a survey by Tim Berners-Lee's Web Foundation.

US calls for broad ban on 'untrusted' Chinese apps like TikTok - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 5:58pm
Chinese apps threaten privacy and "spread propaganda and disinformation," the Trump administration says.

Nintendo Switch Lite available in variety of colors if you know where to look - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 5:39pm
Just updated: Here's the retail status of the $200 portable version of Nintendo's hot gaming console.

Twenty state AGs press Facebook to do more to combat hate speech - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 5:33pm
Officials urge social network take specific steps to curb discrimination and disinformation on the platform.

Google Pixel 4A: Super-cheap accessories for Google's super-cheap phone - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 5:31pm
Save up to 38% on a collection of cases for Google's newest phone.

The nostalgic Intellivision Amico console is delayed until 2021

Engadget - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 5:09pm
The Intellivision Amico will miss its October 2020 release window (via Polygon). Intellivision CEO Tommy Tallarico announced the delay during a livestream the company hosted on Wednesday to show off gameplay footage of games coming to the console. As...

2021 Audi E-Tron gets big price cut and small range increase - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 4:39pm
The electric E-Tron SUV is $8,800 cheaper than before.

Trump targets TikTok: Everything you need to know - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 4:38pm
The president is reportedly considering banning the app outright or forcing ByteDance, the owner, to sell it.

These used cars sell the quickest, study says - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 4:31pm
Used cars are having a moment as America tightens its belt. These are the most popular models right now.

Last chance to get Epic's 3 free games worth $38 this week - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 4:22pm
This week's freebies include a pair of roguelike action games and the beloved Sword & Sworcery.

This portable Bluetooth projector has full HD resolution for just $133 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 4:13pm
Save $57 on this projector that connects to pretty much anything, with HDMI, wireless, USB and a media card reader.

Ford ends sedan production for US as Fusion is phased out - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 4:09pm
The final Fusion left the assembly line on July 31, meaning Ford no longer builds a sedan for America.

The first US COVID-19 app built on Apple and Google tracking tech is here

Engadget - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 4:05pm
The Virginia Department of Health has launched COVIDWISE, an app that uses Apple and Google’s COVID-19 contact tracing technology to track coronavirus cases and notify users when they may have been exposed. State officials had been beta testing the a...

Galaxy Watch 3's most exciting fitness features won't be rolling out right away - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 3:38pm
Samsung promised advanced health features for its newest smartwatch, like an FDA-cleared electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) and blood oxygen (SpO2) monitoring.

2021 Genesis G80 fuel economy improves with new engine lineup - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 3:15pm
Those who stick to the base turbo-four engine will see major improvements over the last model.

Why Trump views TikTok as a threat

Engadget - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 3:10pm
TikTok’s days in US app stores could be numbered. What once seemed extremely unlikely — that the Trump Administration would take the unprecedented step of actually banning the app — suddenly looks a lot more possible. After weeks of threats, Trump is...

Coronavirus creates new election threats, experts warn at Black Hat - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 3:10pm
"We have to engage now" to get this right, security luminary Matt Blaze says.