Tech News from Around the Globe

Deezer's country selector lets you listen to music and podcasts like a local

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 6:40pm
You may not get a chance to physically travel anytime soon, but if you're Deezer subscriber, the music streaming service is giving you an alternative way to experience the music and culture of another country. The platform has introduced a country se...

The best Instant Pots of 2020: Duo, Ultra, Lux and more compared - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 6:00pm
Confused about which Instant Pot model is right for your kitchen? We've got the ultimate guide to what makes each model unique.

TikTok, WeChat downloads will be barred from US starting Sunday - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 5:51pm
The Trump administration's decision comes after weeks of drama the short-form video app.

Make perfect steaks with this sous vide cooker on sale for just $50 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 5:39pm
This 50%-off cooker doesn't offer Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or a mobile app, but you don't need that stuff for a great medium-rare steak.

NBCU's new deal with Roku will bring Peacock to the streaming platform

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 5:26pm
Just a few hours ago it looked like the fight between NBCUniversal and Roku would get ugly, and even see the Comcast-owned network’s other channels disappear from streaming boxes and sticks. But now the two have patched things up, and announced that...

Peacock: Everything to know about NBCUniversal's streaming service - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 5:09pm
Streaming app Peacock has free movies and TV shows, and it unlocks more if you pay. And it's finally coming to Roku.

Save 20% on Blinks, the tabletop game of the future - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 4:43pm
Play solo or against other people with these light-up, magnetic, interactive tiles that plays a slew of different games.

TikTok faces ban from app stores: Here are 5 alternatives - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 4:42pm
The video app will keep working until Nov. 12, but it's time to start looking for a replacement.

What we know about Trump’s ‘ban’ on TikTok and WeChat

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 4:35pm
When the Department of Commerce said Friday that it would soon bar all new downloads of WeChat and TikTok from US App Stores, it marked the latest escalation in the weeks-long saga over TikTok’s future in America. The drama has been playing out since...

Peacock, Roku reach deal to add streaming service app to TV devices - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 4:35pm
Two months after its nationwide launch in July, NBCUniversal's free service makes its way to Roku's popular streaming platform.

Lawsuit accuses Instagram of peeping with iPhone camera - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 4:24pm
Facebook said earlier that the underlying issue was a bug and that the app didn't actually use the camera.

Asteroid-assaulting spacecraft to take 10-year cruise to a new space rock - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 3:42pm
Japan's Hayabusa 2 is just getting started after tagging and pickpocketing one small celestial body.

The Wayback Machine and Cloudflare team up to keep websites online

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 3:35pm
The saying goes, “the internet is forever.” Now, the Wayback Machine and Cloudflare are doing their part to strengthen that adage. The two are joining forces to ensure more web pages are archived, according to a post on the Internet Archive blog.The...

NFL streaming: Best ways to watch the 2020 football season live without cable - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 3:21pm
The NFL football season is here, and cord-cutters have more ways than ever to catch the action live. Here are our favorites.

Amazon set to announce new devices on Sept. 24 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 3:12pm
Expect to see new hardware and services from Amazon this Thursday.

Roku, Comcast battle over Peacock could see NBC apps removed from the platform - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 3:05pm
NBC fans are in the crossfire as Peacock remains absent on Roku.

Sennheiser CX 400BT review: Great-sounding mid-range wireless earbuds

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 3:00pm
Unlike a lot of headphone companies, Sennheiser has taken a more measured approach to true wireless earbuds. Thus far, it has only introduced two models, with the second being an improved version of the first. Both of those Momentum True Wireless set...

2021 Toyota Sienna walkaround: 10 must-know minivan facts - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 2:54pm
High on tech and sanity-saving features, Toyota's new family-first minivan is also a hybrid for max efficiency.

Canadian police charged a Tesla owner for sleeping while driving

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 2:51pm
Police in Canada say they recently charged a Tesla Model S owner with driving dangerously for sleeping at his car's wheel. In July, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) say they responded to a speeding complaint on Highway 2 near Ponoka — a town...

Amazon warns PS5 preorder customers their consoles might ship late - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 2:49pm
Were you one of the lucky ones who managed to preorder the PlayStation 5? You might not receive it on release day, Amazon says.