Tech News from Around the Globe

Amazon adds in-store pickup options as Black Friday looms - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:12am
You can get gifts delivered to Amazon Books stores or Amazon 4-star locations.

Should you buy a new TV now, or wait? - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:01am
Black Friday and Cyber Monday prices seem great, but will they get even lower? What about new technologies in next year's models? Is now a good time to buy a TV?

How to make sense of Logitech's universal remote lineup

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:00am
When I was a kid there were two devices attached to the television in my family’s living room: a VCR and a cable box. And we had a universal remote to tie it all together. These days, the amount of gear in my home theater is far greater and it’s all...

The Mandalorian season 2: Everything we know before episode 5 hits Disney Plus - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:00am
Here are the details about the Star Wars show's second season, as it hits Disney's streaming service through November and into December.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E clinches EPA-estimated 300-mile range - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:00am
After some early results called the magic "300" figure into question, the EPA certified Ford's internal estimates.

Star Wars: Squadrons slashed to $17 for PS4, Xbox One - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:50am
While supplies last, this is the lowest price on record.

Jabra updates its Elite 85t earbuds to fix annoying noise issues

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:44am
Jabra’s Elite 85t earbuds do a lot of things right well, but we also ran into some troubles with some annoying (and sometimes painful) popping sounds when switching between noise cancelling and ambient modes. Fortunately, Jabra has just released a fi...

Netflix's Queen's Gambit is its most-watched limited series - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:43am
A show about an orphaned chess prodigy living with addiction doesn't exactly have all the hallmarks of a breakout hit, but The Queen's Gambit has been watched by 62 million accounts.

Amazon’s Echo Buds can finally track your workouts

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:37am
A year after it started testing the feature, Amazon is finally bringing workout tracking to Echo Buds. The company told CNBC it’s rolling out the function over the next couple of days. According to Amazon, Echo Buds can monitor the duration of a work...

AirPods Studio rumors: The release date could be pushed to 2021 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:20am
We didn't get the long-rumored headphones with the iPhone 12 in October. But a new image spotted in iOS 14.3 beta code suggests they are still on the way.

This is my favorite cycling gear for winter 2020 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:19am
All of the gadgets, accessories, apparel and services keeping me happy in the saddle.

Early Black Friday router deals: Upgrade to mesh or Wi-Fi 6 at a holiday discount - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:10am
It's that time of year again, and the Black Friday router deals are flying fast ahead of schedule. Here's what's on sale right now, and what's coming soon.

Black Friday Instant Pot deals: $49 Viva, $79 Duo Crisp with air fryer lid - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:09am
The best deals on Instant Pot multicookers from around the web.

Beloved RPG 'The World Ends With You' will get a sequel, 14 years later

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:07am
You no longer have to make do with ports of the original game if you want another The World Ends With You fix. Square Enix has unveiled Neo: The World Ends With You, a full-fledged sequel to the classic Nintendo DS JRPG for the PS4 (what, no PS5?) an...

Best Black Friday soundbar deals available now: Roku Streambar for $100, Sonos Beam for $300 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:05am
Make your TV sound better than ever by taking advantage of the year's best prices.

A copy of ‘Super Mario Bros. 3’ sold for $156,000

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 9:37am
It seems that one Mario fan/collector found something to do with all of those coins they’ve picked up. Someone bought a rare copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 for $156,000 at auction.  The sealed copy of the NES classic is now the most expensive game ever...

Serif cuts 30 percent off Affinity creative apps for Black Friday

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 9:29am
It might be a good time to shop around if you’re looking for alternatives to Adobe software like Photoshop. Serif is running a Black Friday sale that cuts prices by 30 percent on all Affinity creative apps, including Photo, Designer and Publisher. Th...

California allows companies to charge for autonomous car rides

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 9:19am
One of the most common potential scenarios involving autonomous cars is using them as driverless taxis; both Uber and Lyft have made self-driving cars a big part of their future strategies. The possibility of hopping into a ride without a driver just...

Google built an 'Infinite Bad Guy' generator using 15,000 YouTube covers

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 9:00am
Search for ‘Bad Guy’ on YouTube and you’ll find thousands of covers alongside Billie Eilish’s official music video. To celebrate the track, which has now passed one billion views, and the community of covers that’s grown around it, Google has created...

How ‘Astro’s Playroom’ captures the magic of PS5's DualSense controller

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 8:30am
Sure, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and the Dark Souls remake are getting most of the PlayStation 5 love, but Sony’s most significant next-generation launch game may be Astro’s Playroom. It’s a showpiece for the new DualSense controller's haptic capabili...