Tech News from Around the Globe

Snapchat launches TikTok rival ‘Spotlight’

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 8:00am
TikTok now has another competitor to contend with: Snapchat. Snap is launching Spotlight, a new section of its app that will showcase user-created videos. Though it’s not the first time the app has highlighted videos from users, it’s the first time S...

Google’s next AR app puts the Mandalorian in your living room

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 8:00am
If you’ve ever looked at your living room and thought, “this is missing some Mandalorian characters,” there’s now an app for that. Google and Lucasfilm have launched The Mandalorian AR experience for the latest 5G Android phones, bringing characters...

Sony's budget WH-CH710N bluetooth headphones drop to record low of $88

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 7:31am
When you need to tune out the world, nothing beats a pair of wireless ANC headphones — provided you can afford them. While top models from Sony, Bose and Sennheiser cost north of $300, you can pick up our favorite budget phones, Sony’s WH-CH710N, rig...

The Morning After: What you need for ray-tracing in 'Cyberpunk 2077'

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 6:28am
Cyperpunk 2077 is the most anticipated game of the year. It’s been able to hold on to that title by suffering heavy delays that have pushed the release date back several times. (It may even be the case that some Engadget editors took time off just to...

Google Assistant can finally schedule your smart lights

Engadget - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 3:44am
Google Assistant already works with Hue and other smart lights, but functionality has been limited to turning them on and off, using them with alarms and a few other features. Now, you can schedule lights and other electric devices to turn on and off...

Lenovo's Google-powered Smart Clocks hit all-time low prices for Black Friday

Engadget - Sun, 11/22/2020 - 5:09pm
You might have an easier time deciding on a Google Assistant smart display this Black Friday. Lenovo’s Smart Clock is on sale now at Best Buy for $35, an all-time low and less than half its original $80 asking price. You can get it for the same price...

Chrome extensions will have to show how they use your data

Engadget - Sun, 11/22/2020 - 4:35pm
Google’s ongoing efforts to crack down on wayward Chrome extensions now include more transparency for your data. The internet giant is introducing a policy in January 2021 that will require data use disclosures for extensions in the Chrome Web Store....

HomePod's first jailbreak opens the door to unofficial features

Engadget - Sun, 11/22/2020 - 3:18pm
Apple’s HomePod smart speaker hasn’t been a target for jailbreakers like the iPhone or iPad, but it’s now more of a priority. As 9to5Mac reports, coder L1ngL1ng and the Checkra1n team have jailbroken the original HomePod for the first time. It’s curr...

New Jersey law bars doxxing campaigns against judges, prosecutors and police

Engadget - Sun, 11/22/2020 - 2:32pm
It’s now illegal to conduct doxxing campaigns against the justice system in New Jersey. Gothamist reports that state Governor Phil Murphy has signed Daniel’s Law, a measure barring the publication (primarily on the internet) of home addresses and unl...

The Google Home Max is half off for Black Friday this year

Engadget - Sun, 11/22/2020 - 2:00pm
Google’s smart speakers and displays have steadily improved over the years, and luckily for us, a few of them are on sale for Black Friday. The biggest discount by far is the Google Home Max, which is now selling for $149.99, a whopping 50 percent of...

Get a lifetime of iMazing iOS Device Manager for $20

Engadget - Sun, 11/22/2020 - 12:55pm
Mobile Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad and iPod, are well known for their ease of use. Yet, transferring data between these iOS gadgets is a challenge most Apple fans will instantly understand from personal experience, especially as new ite...

The Mandalorian episode 4 reveals ... a guy in a T-shirt and jeans? - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 11/22/2020 - 12:36pm
This is the way to goof up a scene in the hot Disney Plus Star Wars show.

Best Buy Black Friday deals: Price cuts on Vizio and Samsung TVs, Beats and Sony headphones, HP laptops, Fitbit and more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 11/22/2020 - 12:29pm
The full Black Friday sale is on, with more deals hitting later in the week.

How SpaceX Starlink broadband will envelop Earth and transform the sky - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 11/22/2020 - 12:27pm
Elon Musk wants to connect all corners of the planet via space, but his thousands of orbiting routers may pose a risk to satellites and to science.

Best Black Friday headphone deals 2020: Save on Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones, Apple AirPods Pro, more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 11/22/2020 - 12:07pm
Looking for a deal on a new set of headphones? The discounts are already underway.

FDA clears emergency use of lab-made antibodies to treat COVID-19

Engadget - Sun, 11/22/2020 - 11:52am
The FDA just cleared a medical advance that could play an important (if limited) role in treating COVID-19 patients. The administration has granted emergency use authorization for Regeneron’s lab-made monoclonal antibodies (a combo of casirivimab and...

Black Friday TV deals: $250 TCL 55-inch, $650 Vizio 70-inch, Sony OLED on sale now - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 11/22/2020 - 11:45am
It's the best time of the year to save on a new TV.

Black Friday camera deals available now: Price cuts on GoPro, Canon, Nikon and Sony - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 11/22/2020 - 11:24am
Looking for a deal on a digital camera or action cam? Here are the best deals we've spotted.

Black Friday 2020 AirPod deals: AirPods Pro dropping to $169 soon, standard AirPods now at $119 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 11/22/2020 - 11:12am
Great deals today, but better ones at Walmart starting Nov. 25.

The best water filter pitcher of the year - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 11/22/2020 - 11:06am
Spoiler: It isn't Brita.