Tech News from Around the Globe

A reality show wants to send its winning contestant to the ISS

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 4:45am
Space Hero, a reality TV show that will offer a trip to the ISS is currently in development, reports Deadline Hollywood. The show intends to depict a global search to find a group of people capable of going through a series of tough challenges. These...

NVIDIA apologizes for RTX 3080 order chaos

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 3:46am
NVIDIA did a great job getting gamers hyped up for the launch of its RTX 3080, which does offer a huge leap in performance over the last generation. When it came time to sell it yesterday morning, however, the train went a bit off the rails. NVIDIA a...

Quibi wins two Emmy awards for #FreeRayshawn

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 3:15am
Quibi has joined the ranks of other streaming services who’ve scored Emmy awards for their originals. The streaming service, which offers shows composed of bite-sized episodes meant to be consumed on mobile, has bagged two Creative Arts Emmy trophies...

Apple's online store is opening in India on September 23rd

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 1:38am
Apple is opening its online store in India on September 23rd over a year after the government eased rules that limited the tech giant’s business in the country. The store will offer Apple’s full range of products and direct support to customers in In...

Xbox Series X, Series S pre-orders start September 22nd at 11AM ET

Engadget - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 12:07am
Just in the last day or so, we’ve seen gamers try and in many cases fail to hand over their money to buy new gaming hardware, whether it was for the PlayStation 5 or NVIDIA RTX 3080. Microsoft already announced that pre-orders for the next generation...

Apple's latest iOS 14.2 beta adds a built-in control for Shazam

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 9:09pm
Two years after completing its $400 million acquisition of Shazam, Apple is showing developers what the technology can do when it’s integrated directly with iOS. A version of the iOS 14.2 beta that’s currently in testing includes the ability to add S...

The 15 best TV shows to binge-watch on Amazon Prime Video - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 8:05pm
Searching for a great show to watch tonight? Let's round up Amazon's best gems.

PlayStation Store sale: 6 discounted PS4 games to buy now - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 7:57pm
Sony has two big sales on its PlayStation Store right now -- Under $20, and Double Discounts for PlayStation Plus members.

iOS 14 resets iPhone's default apps to Apple's Safari and Mail after reboot - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 7:21pm
It's likely the first big bug found in Apple's new software, released Wednesday.

Disney Plus October 2020: Every new movie and TV show coming this month - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 7:07pm
Season 2 of The Mandalorian kicks off in October!

The best smart plugs of 2020 for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 7:00pm
Smartening dumb devices is easier than ever. These smart plugs connect everyday items in your home with any voice assistant.

2020 Halloween full moon: This year's spooky spectacle brings a rare twist - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 6:46pm
For the first time since World War II, people in all parts of the globe will be able to see the Oct. 31 display.

Emmys 2020 predictions: Who will win each category? - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 6:44pm
Netflix and HBO could dominate Sunday, but it could be a big year for The Mandalorian and Schitt's Creek.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot stars in new Hubble view of planet's crazy storms - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 6:23pm
Get your mind off this rock and go visit Jupiter through a fresh NASA and ESA snap of the gas giant.

'Fortnite: Save the World' will shut down on macOS September 23rd

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 6:00pm
Fortnite: Save the World — a castle building players-vs-zombies version of the game that preceded the battle royale spin-off — is becoming a casualty in the ongoing war between Epic Games and Apple. The two companies are fighting over Apple’s policie...

Put an end to foggy glasses when wearing a COVID mask for as little as $10 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 5:24pm
After 6 months, I'd had enough of not being able to see through my glasses when wearing a mask, so I got some antifog spray.

Someone turned Lego Mario into a controller for 'Super Mario Bros.'

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 5:06pm
If you're a fan of a certain Italian plumber and brand of plastic building blocks, you've probably seen the Lego Super Mario sets Lego and Nintendo released in August. Using a combination of technologies, they allow you to build your own IRL Mario le...

Trump administration reportedly looking at Tencent's investments after scrutinizing TikTok - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 4:49pm
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the US sent letters to companies Tencent has invested in, asking about data security protocols, a report said.

Get $118 worth of games including Watch Dogs 2 for free right now - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 4:20pm
This week's freebies: Watch Dogs 2, Football Manager 2020 and Stick it to the Man!