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Amazon unleashes tons of new hardware, Microsoft preps new version of Office
Amazon dominates today's top stories by introducing its new game streaming service Luna, a flying indoor drone camera, a new version of the Echo and more. Meanwhile, Microsoft announces a version of Office that will not be tied to any subscriptions. One payment and you're good to go.
Sep 25, 2020
All of the announcements from Amazon's crazy fall event
Amazon showed off all kinds of new gadgets and software upgrades in its jam-packed event. We go over everything from the Ring camera attached to a drone to the Echo Show that pans to follow you as you move.
Sep 25, 2020
Amazon's hardware chief talks Alexa, privacy and flying home security drones
CNET sits down (remotely) with Dave Limp after this week's big hardware launch event.
Sep 24, 2020
Tesla Battery Day recap
From updated cell designs to a new entry-level model to a supercar-rivaling Model S sedan, here's the biggest news from Tesla Battery Day.
Sep 24, 2020
Samsung's S20 FE, Google adds a Covid-19 layer
Today's major tech stories include Samsung's budget-friendly S20 FE, Google Maps adding a Covid-19 layer and TikTok's crackdown on dietary content.
Sep 24, 2020
2021 Volkswagen ID 4 arrives this year with 250-mile range
The compact SUV will be the automaker's first long-range dedicated EV to reach American roads.
Sep 23, 2020
Fitbit Sense first impressions, Prime Day to start Oct. 13
Today's major tech headlines include first impressions of Fitbit's new Sense watch, Amazon's Prime Day to start October 13 and new details about Amazon's effort to move in on Peleton's turf with the Prime Bike.
Sep 23, 2020
New Tesla Battery tech reveal event in 27 minutes
Tesla CEO Elon Musk reveals the company's strategy around new battery technologies
Sep 23, 2020
Amazon Prime Day 2020: Everything you need to know
It's official, Amazon Prime Day 2020 will be held on Oct. 13. Check out our explainer on everything you need to know to get yourself ready for the big day.
Sep 22, 2020
Why iPhone 12 should have Touch ID
Long live, Touch ID! It's time for the iPhone to bring back Touch ID, and the fingerprint sensor could come to the power button -- just as Apple did with the iPad Air. Face ID just doesn't fly in an era where we cover up with masks.
Sep 22, 2020
What if nasal swabs only show us part of the picture of COVID-19?
CNET Now What explores how tracing the "envirome" through sewage reveals the big picture.
Sep 22, 2020
Microsoft buys Bethesda, Quibi looking to sell?
Today's major tech headlines include Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda Software's parent company, ZeniMax Media for $7.5B, Quibi already possibly looking to sell and Amazon's gearing up for the launch of Sidewalk.
Sep 22, 2020
Microsoft just bought Bethesda for $7.5B: Here's a breakdown of what it means
The Xbox maker will pay $7.5 billion for ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, in a deal to bolster Xbox's Game Pass subscription service. But what does it mean for the next generation of consoles and exclusive games? Jeff Bakalar breaks it all down for you.
Sep 21, 2020
The 2021 GMC Yukon Denali is so much better
With more interior room and comfort, plus greater refinement and technology, this full-size SUV is better than ever.
Sep 21, 2020
Why you buy the brands you buy
They like to think you're loyal, but CNET Now What finds it's basically a habit.
Sep 21, 2020
TikTok-Oracle deal approved, temporary block on WeChat ban
In today's top stories, President Trump approved the TikTok-Oracle deal, a US judge has temporarily blocked the ban on WeChat and Sony has promised more preorders for the PS5.
Sep 21, 2020
Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 6 comparison
A side-by-side look at Apple's two new smartwatches, after a day of wearing them on my wrist.
Sep 19, 2020
Unboxing the iPad 8
Apple just announced a couple of new iPads. The entry-level, eighth-gen iPad goes on sale on Friday and has been updated with Apple's A12 chip. Let's see what comes in the box.
Sep 19, 2020
PS5 gets date and price, Apple Watch Series 6 arrives
This week's major tech headlines include the PlayStation 5's official release date and price, the debut of the Apple Watch Series 6 and our review of the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
Sep 19, 2020
TikTok, WeChat app ban explained
We've got big questions about the future of TikTok and WeChat with a US ban taking effect Sunday.
Sep 18, 2020
PS5 PlayStation Plus Collection of games revealed
The set gives you a ton of classic PS4 games on PS5 at launch as part of the PS Plus subscription service.
Sep 18, 2020
First trailer for Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach on PS5
Sony just revealed a trailer for Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach for the PS5. Watch it here.
Sep 18, 2020
2021 Toyota Sienna first-look video
This minivan is new from the ground up and offers standard hybrid efficiency, not to mention more features than ever.
Sep 18, 2020
Oculus Quest 2 is better and cheaper... with one Facebook catch
The new best VR headset also requires you to sign into Facebook. But it's also a really good headset.
Sep 18, 2020
Tips and tools to keep kids safe online
Kids these days are spending a lot of time online, between distance learning, homework and engaging with their friends. Here's how parents can keep their children safe from inappropriate content while browsing websites and using apps.
Sep 18, 2020
GoPro's Hero 9 Black bulks up on power and performance but not price
With a bigger body and battery and more megapixels, the Hero 9 Black can do more than ever before.
Sep 18, 2020
Food delivery apps compared: DoorDash vs. Uber Eats
How do the two most popular food delivery apps in the US stack up against one another?
Sep 18, 2020
Atlantic hurricanes: A violent past and a worrisome future
Author Eric Jay Dolin discusses his book on the history of hurricanes in the United States and how climate change could make them worse.
Sep 18, 2020
Honda Accord and CR-V: The golden age is still going
Honda's mid-90s heavy hitters are legendary, but do their modern counterparts deserve the same respect?
Sep 18, 2020
Galaxy Z Fold 2: The new foldable phone king
Samsung's full-size foldable phone is powerful, drool-worthy and surprisingly practical.
Sep 18, 2020
PS5 preorders run into problems, FBI director warns voters about social media
In today's top stories, the Sony PlayStation 5 became available for preorder earlier than expected. And FBI Director Christopher Wray wants voters to be careful about where they get their information.
Sep 18, 2020
Apple's new Watch Series 6 with SpO2 tracking and cheaper Apple Watch SE
Everything new coming to the Apple Watch.
Sep 18, 2020
Video game industry targeted by Chinese hackers
US Justice Department officials announce charges and arrests related to an international computer intrusion campaign tied to the Chinese government.
Sep 17, 2020
PS5 pricing and release date, Facebook's smartglasses
Today's major tech headlines include a price and release date for Sony's PlayStation 5, Facebook's incoming smartglasses and our review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.
Sep 17, 2020
PlayStation 5 launch details
Sony gets official with PS5 pricing, release date and preorder details.
Sep 17, 2020
Wait to download iOS 14
App developers warn of glitches with apps on iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, as Apple only gave a day's warning before pushing out major iPhone and iPad operating system updates.
Sep 16, 2020
Sony reveals first Final Fantasy XVI trailer
At its PS5 Showcase event, Sony shows off a trailer for the all-new Final Fantasy game for the PS5 and PC.
Sep 16, 2020
Facebook debuts Oculus Quest 2
At Facebook Connect, Zuckerberg unveils the company's latest virtual reality headset, the Oculus Quest 2. The new device runs on the Snapdragon Qualcomm platform and will cost $299.
Sep 16, 2020
Zuck talks up smart glasses, AR efforts
At Facebook Connect, Mark Zuckerberg provides a glimpse into a new AR glasses project the company is working on through its new Reality Labs division.
Sep 16, 2020
Everything announced at Apple's Event
Today's major tech headlines include everything announced at Apple's September 2020 event including a new Series 6 watch, newly designed iPads and the company's venture into fitness services.
Sep 16, 2020
Nissan Z Proto: The Z Car's next chapter looks fierce and familiar
Nissan's rear-wheel-drive icon sticks to its roots with six-cylinder power and a manual gearbox. It's time to get excited.
Sep 16, 2020
Apple Watch Series 6, iPad Air and more: Highlights from Apple's September 2020 event
Apple hosted a big product event Tuesday with a slew of product announcements, including a new Apple Watch and iPad. Check out all the reveal moments here.
Sep 15, 2020
Apple announces 8th-gen iPad
At Apple's September 2020 event, the company unveils its new eighth-generation iPad, which includes a new, faster A12 processor.
Sep 15, 2020
Apple Watch Series 6 introduces new watch faces
The Apple Watch Series 6 has a variety of new watch faces, all for different purposes. If you can think of it, Apple says, "there's a watch face for that."
Sep 15, 2020
Everything announced at Apple's Event
Today's major tech headlines include rumors about a new HomePod Mini, Google saying it's eliminated its carbon legacy and Amazon hiring even more warehouse workers in the wake of huge online sales.
Sep 15, 2020
Microsoft's TikTok bid rejected, PS5 digital showcase coming Wednesday
Today's top tech headlines include Microsoft's TikTok bid being rejected, Sony announcing a digital PS5 showcase and Nvidia purchasing SoftBank's Arm chip division.
Sep 14, 2020
Motorola Razr: We got a peek at how the screen is tested
The new Razr can be folded open and closed 200,000 times. Motorola shows us how it tests to determine that number.
Sep 14, 2020
TCL 6-Series Roku TV review: Brighter and better than ever
Our favorite TV value from last year gets a picture quality upgrade
Sep 13, 2020
Microsoft Surface Duo review: 5 stages of dealing with the Duo
The Surface Duo, Microsoft's dual-screened Android device, goes for a new take on folding-phone design, but in our weeks using it the experience hasn't been as good as we expected. Here's what we've been struggling with so far.
Sep 12, 2020
No iPhone 12, now what? Apple's September event preview
The Apple Watch 6, a new iPad Air and all the other surprises Apple could announce at its Sept. 15 event.
Sep 12, 2020
Apple gears up for event on Tuesday, Xbox reveals Series X pricing
In today's top news, Apple prepares for a Tuesday event (but don't hold out for an iPhone), Xbox announces launch details and pricing for the Series X and Motorola unveils an updated Razr.
Sep 12, 2020
2021 Lucid Air vs. Tesla Model S: EVs go head-to-head
Lucid is out to beat Tesla at its own game with luxury, range and style.
Sep 12, 2020
Next stimulus checks: What to expect
If there's another stimulus check payment, here's what we expect will and won't change the second time around.
Sep 12, 2020
New Motorola Razr adds 5G, has a lower price
The last one only came out in February, but the new Razr brings a slew of improvements.
Sep 11, 2020
The Beyond Burger 2.0 that you can now get shipped to your home
At $40 for a 20-pack, did plant-based meat just get very affordable?
Sep 11, 2020
Slow internet? We've got tips to speed it up
No one likes a bad internet connection. It's frustrating and gets in the way of productivity. Here are some simple tips to boost your Wi-Fi signal for everyone who needs to get online.
Sep 11, 2020
Gyroscope 101: That tiny phone sensor has a big history
The gyroscope has played an important role in dozens of technologies over nearly three centuries. See how this versatile invention changed wars, led to more advanced phones and even helped create the Mile High Club.
Sep 11, 2020
The 2021 Porsche 911 Targa's folding roof makes for a handsome beast
The Targa sits somewhere between the regular Coupe and fully open-top Cabriolet in the 911 lineup.
Sep 11, 2020
Microsoft Surface Duo reviews are in, Facebook tries to connect college students
In today's top stories, Microsoft's dual-screen foldable Android device strikes people as interesting, but lacking. Meanwhile, Facebook says its latest product, called Facebook Campus, wants to make the college experience a little easier.
Sep 11, 2020
Benjilock and Vava 4K projector strive for retail traction
Placing their products in B8ta stores instead of just online is part of the strategy.
Sep 10, 2020
What political campaigns know about you
Campaigns use cellphone data to raise money, find and persuade new voters and encourage their base to vote.
Sep 10, 2020
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra or Note 10 Plus: Which phone is the better buy?
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is a beast of a phone, but do you need to upgrade to Samsung's latest, or is last year's Note 10 Plus a better buy? In this video I'll be comparing everything from battery life to camera quality, as well as design and the S Pen. Note that since we recorded this video Samsung has dropped the price of the Note 20 Ultra to $1,100, which is $200 off the original August 2020 retail price.
Sep 10, 2020
Motorola's new Razr, Xbox Series X pricing and launch date
In today's top stories, Motorola unveils a new 5G Razr, Microsoft confirms the price and release date for the Xbox Series X, and Walmart announces it's testing out drone delivery.
Sep 10, 2020
Here's which new Xbox you should buy
What makes the Xbox Series S $200 cheaper than the Xbox Series X?
Sep 09, 2020
2021 Lucid Air packs 1,080 hp punch, 517-mile range
The long-range, luxury electric sedan looks ready to tackle Tesla, hitting the road with a big battery and a bevvy of "best-in-class" superlatives.
Sep 09, 2020
We unbox the new Motorola Razr
Same box but with a very different phone inside.
Sep 09, 2020
Maserati's MC20 is going Ferrari hunting
Maserati finally has a new supercar. It's been a long time coming -- but was it worth the wait?
Sep 09, 2020
Senate leaders fight over 'skinny' stimulus bill
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spar over the fate of the latest, slimmed down coronavirus relief bill.
Sep 09, 2020
How smart toilets are saving lives in India
Over 344 million people in India don't have access to a toilet. We went there in February to see how a tiny startup called Garv Toilets is using tech to try to change the way the country thinks about public sanitation.
Sep 09, 2020
Xbox Series S gets official, next Apple event on Sept. 15
In today's top stories, Microsoft announces a small next-gen Xbox with a $299 price tag, Apple sends out invites for a Sept. 15th event that probably isn't for the iPhone, and Uber says it wants to be 100% zero-emissions by 2040.
Sep 09, 2020
Xbox Series S is official -- and $299
Microsoft officially announced the Xbox Series S. It's a little sister to the Xbox Series X, and it's the smallest Xbox ever made. It's also the cheapest launch console Microsoft has ever sold, clocking in at just $299. See you on November 10 for launch day?
Sep 09, 2020
Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5 Continuation: We drive 007's most famous car
Aston Martin Works is building 25 Goldfinger Continuation cars with working gadgets and a whopping $3.5 million price tag.
Sep 08, 2020
When the iPhone 12 arrives, 5G will finally be put to the test
The biggest feature on the next iPhone is something being built by phone carriers.
Sep 08, 2020
Samsung wins Verizon deal, DOOM played on pregnancy test
In today's top stories, Samsung has won a deal with Verizon, DOOM has been played on a pregnancy test and Minecraft is getting Playstation VR support.
Sep 08, 2020
How Impossible Foods coped with a decimated restaurant industry
CEO Pat Brown tells CNET Now What that the pandemic has been a catalyst.
Sep 08, 2020
The Apple Watch Series 6 is coming soon
Bigger battery, SpO2 tracking and all the new features we're expecting in Apple's new smartwatch.
Sep 07, 2020
Lamborghini names are full of bull
Ferruccio Lamborghini liked fast cars and fighting bulls, and he found a way to combine the two.
Sep 07, 2020
Ford set to make masks, Amazon bans foreign plants
In today's top stories, automaker Ford is set to make 100 million face masks, Amazon has banned the sale of foreign plants and there's a brand new Alien film in the works.
Sep 07, 2020
Nvidia launches new Ampere GPUs, Facebook's election plan
This week's major tech headlines include Nvidia's debut of its highly anticipated 30-series of new GPUs, Samsung's reveal of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Facebook's plan ahead of the 2020 elections.
Sep 05, 2020
TikTok expert says whoever buys it is playing with fire
CNET Now What finds out what might make TikTok stop ticking.
Sep 05, 2020
Custom photo gifts to keep in touch with loved ones
Custom photo gifts to keep in touch with loved ones
Sep 04, 2020
The 2021 Bentley Bentayga remains a luxurious behemoth
External design tweaks and a lavish interior refresh make the new Bentayga one of the best luxury SUVs money can buy.
Sep 04, 2020
B8ta founder Vibhu Norby says the latest tech has to be touched to be believed
The hottest-selling gear lately seldom even has a screen, Norby tells CNET Now What.
Sep 04, 2020
Facebook to tackle voter suppression, Google shows how AI powers Maps
In today's top stories, Facebook says it will promote voting and fight misinformation. Meanwhile, Google explains how artificial intelligence leads to faster routes for Maps users.
Sep 04, 2020
TCL unveils smartwatch for seniors
The Movetime Family Watch MT43A, TCL's new smartwatch for older adults, offers hands-free two-way calling, automatic fall detection, heart rate monitoring and medication reminders.
Sep 03, 2020
TCL touts TV tech on two 10-inch tablets
TCL, better known for its great TVs, unveiled the TabMax and the TabMid at the IFA tech conference in Berlin. The Android-powered tablets are due later this year.
Sep 03, 2020
LG shows off air-purifying face mask at IFA 2020
The LG mask has a quiet fan to help with breathing and a breathing sensor to help with inhaling and exhaling during operation. The company says it's made thousands of units available to medical personnel as a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep 03, 2020
Samsung details pricing, availability for new Galaxy Z Fold 2
Samsung announces the price of its new Galaxy Z Fold 2 -- $2,000 -- and it's available Sept. 18. The new Thom Browne addition will cost $3,299 and be available on Sept. 25.
Sep 03, 2020
2021 Audi SQ7 first drive: 500-hp family-friendly hooligan
Audi is late to the ridiculously powerful 3-row SUV party, but it's showing up in a big way with this twin-turbo V8 and gobs of tech. Let's see if this $100,000 hot-rod crossover can't put the hurt on BMW and Mercedes.
Sep 03, 2020
Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept: The fanciest Jeep around
The concept is likely very close to what will roll off the showroom floor. That may not be a good thing.
Sep 03, 2020
Samsung's new 2-in-1, Facebook takes down troll account network
This week's major tech stories include Samsung's new 2-in-1 with an 11th-generation Intel chip, iOS' Covid-19 notifications and Facebook's takedown of a network of troll accounts.
Sep 03, 2020
Asus Zenfone 7 Pro review: A bulky 5G phone with flipping cool cameras
The Zenfone 7 Pro's flipping cameras steal the show. But it also has a lot more going for it like long-lasting battery life and an ultra-powerful processor. Just don't expect this to be the best phone camera out there.
Sep 03, 2020
Asus unveils ZenBook Flip S
At a virtual event, Asus announces its new Asus ZenBook Flip S, which it says is one of the lightest convertibles on the market. It includes a 4K touch display and an edge-to-edge keyboard.
Sep 02, 2020
Finding Samsung's demo room Easter egg
We tour Samsung's virtual demo room where the company has hidden some treasures. But what is the special reward at the end?
Sep 02, 2020
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Our first look at new luxury
Now in its seventh generation, Mercedes' luxury flagship sedan does not disappoint.
Sep 02, 2020
Nvidia debuts 30-series GPUs, Z Fold 2 starts at $2000
Today's major tech headlines include Nvidia's launch of the company's 30-series line of GPUs, Samsung's $2000 Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Apple's prepping of 75M 5G iPhones for a fall release.
Sep 02, 2020
Full breakdown of Nvidia's new RTX 3000 series (3070, 3080, 3090)
Nvidia has debuted its second-generation line of RTX GPU cards, the 30-series, now operating on architecture it's calling Ampere. The flagship GPU, the RTX 3080, will be available Sept. 17 for $699.
Sep 01, 2020
Asus debuts world's first Wi-Fi 6e router
Asus unveils the ROG Rapture wireless router in an online digital event. The new router is the first Wi-Fi 6e router.
Sep 01, 2020
Asus reveals all-new ROG Delta S gaming headset
Asus announces an all-new gaming headset, the ROG Delta S. It features studio-quality audio and a noise-canceling microphone.
Sep 01, 2020
Asus unveils ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3000 series
Asus shows off its new ROG Strix GeForce 3000 graphics card with a brand new thermal design.
Sep 01, 2020
Nvidia announces three new RTX GPUs
The company reveals the specs and price of the next-gen RTX 3090, RTX 3080 and RTX 3070.
Sep 01, 2020
Nvidia highlights real-time graphics rendering with marbles demo
Nvidia shows off Ampere GPU in stunning tech demo, highlighting real-time graphics rendering.
Sep 01, 2020
Galaxy Z Fold 2: Hinge, cameras and durability revealed
Samsung has revealed all the details about the Galaxy Z Fold 2 so let's break down the specs and everything we know about the hinge, overall durability, water resistance, camera performance, multitasking and the intriguing Z Premier service.
Sep 01, 2020
2021 Honda Odyssey first drive: Maximum minivan
This segment-leading family hauler has been refined and restyled for the latest model year.
Sep 01, 2020
Fabric AR aims to blend Twitter and Foursquare
Will it work to finally make augmented reality relevant to most of us?
Sep 01, 2020
TikTok deal incoming? Amazon Prime Air gets FAA OK
Today's major tech headlines include a possible sale of TikTok incoming, Netflix allowing streaming of some of its content for free and Amazon Prime Air getting an OK from the FAA.
Sep 01, 2020
What's new to stream for September 2020
Mulan heads to Disney Plus, Ridley Scott has a new HBO Max series, The Boys are back on Amazon Prime, and more.
Aug 31, 2020
This luxury speaker brings Alexa smarts to art gallery design
The Pantheone 1 combines futuristic design with serious sound (oh, and did we mention it has Alexa built in?)
Aug 31, 2020
Vanmoof S3 electric bike is the future of urban mobility
This new e-bike perfectly handles daily life in San Francisco.
Aug 31, 2020
China makes TikTok sale difficult, Apple boots Epic Games
In today's top stories, an update to China's export control rules might threaten the TikTok sale, a tweet honoring Chadwick Boseman has become the most liked ever and Apple has booted Epic Games' developer account from the App Store.
Aug 31, 2020
Amazon Halo: A fitness tracker and health subscription in one
The new app uses your phone's camera to measure body fat, while the fitness band keeps tabs on your sleep and activity.
Aug 29, 2020
A 4K Switch? Clock's ticking on TikTok
This week's major tech stories include reports of a possible 4K Nintendo Switch coming next year, Audible's cheaper monthly plan and the clock ticking on a TikTok deal.
Aug 29, 2020
My impressions of Microsoft X-cloud after one week
After a week with the Project xCloud beta, Jeff Bakalar has first impressions on Microsoft's game-streaming service and thoughts on how it compares to Google's Stadia.
Aug 29, 2020
Elon Musk's Neuraslink demonstration in 14 minutes
Elon Musk showed off Neuraslink's new implantable brain chip and demonstrated it working in real time... on a pig.
Aug 29, 2020
Microsoft Surface Duo unboxing: What's inside
Microsoft's dual-screened phone is here. We take a look at what's in the retail box.
Aug 28, 2020
Tips and tricks to make your iPhone work for you this school year
Kids are starting to head back to school. Some are going in person and some will be doing distance learning at home. Either way, your iPhone can be a powerful tool to help with their education. Here are some tips and tricks that will put your device to good use.
Aug 28, 2020
2020 Mini JCW GP: Fierce looks and a wild ride
The new John Cooper Works GP is the most powerful, fastest Mini ever made and only 3000 will be built.
Aug 28, 2020
Five things I learned playing Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
Streaming real-world maps and realistic physics have tricked me into thinking I can actually fly a plane.
Aug 28, 2020
Amazon has a new fitness band, TikTok boss quits
In today's top stories, Amazon introduces the world to the quirky Halo. Meanwhile, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer leaves the troubled company after just three months on the job.
Aug 28, 2020
Amazon's Halo takes fitness tracking to new and uncomfortable levels
The fitness tracker and health app combo can scan your body fat -- and let you know when it thinks your tone of voice is out of line.
Aug 27, 2020
Let's make sense of Fitbit Sense's three new sensors: First look
Exclusive: CNET takes a look at Sense and talks to Fitbit about the new temperature, stress and ECG sensors.
Aug 27, 2020
Selling your house is too hard and too expensive
"Proptech" sites like Opendoor say that's all about to change.
Aug 27, 2020
Oxo Brew 8-Cup Coffee Maker: Our new Editors' Choice 2020 drip coffee maker
The new Oxo Brew 8-Cup Coffee Maker is sleek, compact, and brings an excellent cup of coffee. At around $170, it's our new Editors' Choice for drip coffee makers.
Aug 27, 2020
Facebook braces for Apple's privacy changes, Fall Guys is most downloaded PS+ game ever
Today's major tech headlines include Facebook bracing for Apple's privacy changes, mobile gamers missing out on the next Fortnite season and Fall Guys becoming the most-downloaded PlayStation Plus game ever.
Aug 27, 2020
Epic v. Apple kicks off in court
Neither company got everything it asked for.
Aug 27, 2020
Trump's top cybersecurity official: Mail-in ballots are safe
Absentee voting is resilient and secure, the country's top cybersecurity officer Christopher Krebs, because it generates an auditable paper trail.
Aug 26, 2020
A 4K Nintendo Switch? New Fitbit products
Today's major tech headlines include rumors of a possible 4K Nintendo Switch, Fitbit's line of new health products and YouTube saying it has removed 11 million videos through automation.
Aug 26, 2020
Report says Zuckerberg warned about TikTok, Audible's cheaper plan
Today's major tech stories include Zuckerberg's TikTok warning last year, TikTok suing the current administration and Audible's new cheaper monthly plan.
Aug 25, 2020
These telescopes offer a unique way to view the night sky
Celestron StarSense Explorer telescopes work with your smartphone and Celestron's app database to help you easily locate objects like the ISS, Comet Neowise and planetary bodies.
Aug 24, 2020
Android tablets make little sense
Samsung announces Android tablets that seem impressive so far. But in the opinion of one Iyaz Akhtar, that doesn't mean much because the whole world of Android tablets is maddening.
Aug 24, 2020
Ever wonder why vehicle camouflage is black and white?
Here's the story on these crazy patterns, what they do, how they work and where they came from.
Aug 24, 2020
Epic Games and Wordpress address Apple concerns, DC FanDome trailers release
In today's top stories, Epic Games has escalated its beef with Apple with another filing, Wordpress' concerns with Apple have been allayed and DC FanDome brought with it a whole host of brand new trailers.
Aug 24, 2020
We built the Lego Nintendo Entertainment System. How long did it take?
We put the Lego NES up against the old-school Super Mario Bros. game to see how they compare in terms of fun factor and the time it takes to finish. Yes, it's a race -- building the Lego set versus playing the video game.
Aug 22, 2020
Galaxy Watch 3 stands out from the rest
Samsung's new smartwatch has a premium design and an impressive list of health features, but not all of them will be ready at launch.
Aug 22, 2020
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra reviewed, new BlackBerry phones in 2021
This week's major tech headlines include a review of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, BlackBerry's plan for new phones in 2021 and the Apple vs. Epic legal situation escalates.
Aug 22, 2020
What it's like to drive a mech suit
Prosthesis is a giant, human-controlled mech suit from Furrion Exo-Bionics. It's been in development for more than 10 years. Now it's ready to walk out into the world.
Aug 21, 2020
Pack these gadgets in case of emergency
It's the season for natural disasters. Whether you're grappling with wildfires in the west or hurricanes in the east, it's important to be prepared in case you need to evacuate your home. Here are some essential gadgets to bring with you in your go bag.
Aug 21, 2020
Uber and Lyft service to continue in California, BlackBerry phones scheduled for 2021
In today's top stories, a California appeals court lets Uber and Lyft keep going for now. Meanwhile, the BlackBerry brand will ride again.
Aug 21, 2020
IBM doubles its quantum computer power
That exponential pace of improvement is key to making quantum computers truly practical beyond today's research machines.
Aug 20, 2020
Ferrari F8 Spider mixes ferocity and usability
Ferrari manages to have it both ways with incredible power and handling, as well as ease of use, with the F8 Spider.
Aug 20, 2020
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is a do-everything device that'll cost you
Get to know all the best and worst new features of Samsung's stunning bronze-colored superphone.
Aug 20, 2020
Zoom continues to expand presence, Airbnb files to go public
Today's major tech stories include Zoom's expansion to even more smart displays, Airbnb files to go public and Activision confirms the next Call of Duty game after much speculation.
Aug 20, 2020
Making the iMac even better with these 3D printed hacks
I printed a few handy accessories for the new 2020 iMac, and now I have somewhere to put my keys.
Aug 20, 2020
Comparing the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and iPhone 11 Pro cameras
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has plenty of camera features to set it apart from other phones, including a 108-megapixel mode, 8K video and 5x optical zoom. Let's compare photos and videos from the Note 20 Ultra and the iPhone 11 Pro Max to see which is better for landscapes, portraits, selfies, night mode and more.
Aug 20, 2020
Baratunde Thurston deconstructs 'Defund the police,' 2020 protests and more
The Onion and Daily Show expat uses humor and insight to break down some of the most important topics of the year.
Aug 19, 2020
AirPods Pro or Galaxy Buds Live? How to choose the best earbuds
Choosing between the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Live and the Apple AirPods Pro? In this video I'll walk you through how these pairs of wireless earbuds compare, covering everything from sound and call quality to active noise cancellation and smart features. I also test out battery life and see how well they'll stay in your ears.
Aug 19, 2020
Epic vs. Apple escalates, TikTok goes to Twitter
Today's major tech headlines include an escalation in Apple vs. Epic, TikTok going to Twitter to "set the record straight," and Apple expands its repair program to Macs.
Aug 18, 2020
2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport first ride: Dirt kings
Whether unibody or ladder frame, the new Bronco lineup has the chops to match the old models we know and love.
Aug 18, 2020
TikTok sale gets extended, NASA powers up its Mars helicopter and more Fortnite fights
In today's tech headlines, Trump issues a new executive order on TikTok, NASA charges its Mars helicopter and the Epic Fortnite Apple Google stoush continues online with a few subtle jabs.
Aug 17, 2020
Vizio V21 is the budget '20s soundbar to beat
Vizio's V21 soundbar offers excellent sound, and a decent feature count, for an affordable $179.
Aug 16, 2020
Watch Europe's largest 3D-printer build a two-story house
Belgian company Kamp C recently finished construction of its first 3D-printed two-story house. The house was printed by a machine called the BOD2, made by a company called COBOD (Construction of Buildings on Demand).
Aug 15, 2020
Epic sues Apple and Google, judge issues injunction against Uber and Lyft
This week's major tech headlines include Epic Games' fight against Apple and Google and a San Francisco judge's injuction against Uber and Lyft.
Aug 15, 2020
Boom is ready to roll out its first supersonic jet
Boom is getting ready to roll out its first supersonic jet, the XB-1. The aircraft is a one-third-scale demonstrator of Boom's planned flagship, the Overture, which could be the first commercial supersonic jet since the Concorde.
Aug 15, 2020
Text spam is annoying and dangerous; here's how to stop it
These days, savvy scammers aren't just harassing us with phone calls, but by text message too. If you've ever received these annoying and even dangerous texts, here are some tips on how to keep yourself safe and how to avoid these texts altogether, in this Tech Minute.
Aug 14, 2020
How I automated my presence in video calls for a week (and nobody knew)
CNET's Jesse Orral designed an experiment to see if he could fake his presence at work meetings for one week during the pandemic without his colleagues noticing.
Aug 14, 2020
Inside the Microsoft Surface Duo: We didn't use it, but we did fold it
Microsoft's dual-screened phone is a whole new idea. Or is it? We got an exclusive look inside, literally.
Aug 14, 2020
Fortnite maker sues Apple in battle over direct payments
In today's top tech stories, Epic Games files a lawsuit against Apple after its Fortnite game gets pulled from the App Store. Meanwhile, reports suggest Apple is working on a fitness subscription service to be bundled with its other services.
Aug 14, 2020
Fortnite app banned on iOS, Android shops
Epic Games responds by slapping Google and Apple with antitrust lawsuits.
Aug 14, 2020
5G small cell sites are very different from 4G towers
CNET Now What explains why we need thousands more of them than 4G towers.
Aug 13, 2020
Surface Duo "hands-on", Uber may need to shutdown in CA temporarily
Today's major tech stories include getting our hands on a non-working Surface Duo, Uber's possible temporary shutdown in California and how tech giants are working together to protect their platforms ahead of the DNC and RNC conventions.
Aug 13, 2020
5 Galaxy Note 20 Ultra features the iPhone 12 needs
Samsung's newest phones have a ton of new and improved features. And it would be excellent to see some of them on the next iPhone.
Aug 12, 2020
What would it take for you to reveal your data to save others?
A new study says we're more interested in sharing health data than before, thanks to the pandemic.
Aug 12, 2020
Mozilla cuts 25%, Xbox Series X hits in November without Halo Infinite
Today's major tech stories include Mozilla laying off 25% of its workforce, Xbox Series X launching in November without Halo Infinite and Twitter is now letting everyone choose who can reply to their tweets.
Aug 12, 2020
First take: WatchOS 7 public beta
How to download the beta on your Apple Watch, and a quick look at sleep tracking, watch faces and more about the new version.
Aug 11, 2020
The 2021 Genesis G80 is a serious luxury contender
This four-door is stylish, has a premium interior and offers loads of tech.
Aug 11, 2020
Now What: How to plan for the next six months of remote work
Both students and professionals need to double down on at-home tech, without spending too much.
Aug 11, 2020
Judge issues injunction against Uber and Lyft, WeChat ban could tank iPhone shipments in China
Today's major tech stories include a judge's injunction against Uber and Lyft, WeChat's ban possibly tanking iPhone shipments in China and the Xcloud beta for game streaming coming this week.
Aug 11, 2020
2021 GV80 SUV pushes Genesis brand to new heights
It may have taken years for this luxury brand to build a utility vehicle, but it was worth the wait.
Aug 11, 2020
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: Hands-on first impressions
We've just got our hands on the brand-new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G. Let's dive into what's new and what it feels like to use.
Aug 10, 2020
2021 Chevy Tahoe is ready to set sail
With new looks, a whole bunch of new tech and one seriously comfortable ride, this people-hauler is quite the people-pleaser.
Aug 10, 2020
Huawei chip production shutting down, Twitter talks TikTok, NASA name changes
In today's tech headlines, Huawei will cease production of its high-end Kirin chips in September, Twitter talks TikTok purchase and NASA's big name changes.
Aug 10, 2020
Aston Martin DBX keeps what we want and adds much more
Aston Martin's first SUV has to still look, sound and drive like an Aston. Can it do that when there's room enough in the back for kids and luggage?
Aug 09, 2020
New 27-inch iMac is Apple's summer surprise
Sure, there are new powerful components, but what you really want are the improved webcam and nano-texture screen.
Aug 08, 2020
Galaxy Buds Live are the most innovative true wireless headphones of 2020
They look like chrome kidney beans, but Samsung's new true wireless noise-canceling earbuds fit better than you'd think and they sound solid.
Aug 08, 2020
Samsung Tab S7+ wants to be your work-from-home tablet
And with Microsoft xCloud support, it wants to be your gaming tablet, too.
Aug 08, 2020
President effectively bans TikTok, Samsung Unpacked
This week's major tech stories include the President's TikTok ban, Microsoft's Xcloud streaming launch date and all the news from Samsung's Unpacked event.
Aug 08, 2020
TikTok ban: What you need to know
Two executive orders signed by the president will effectively ban the popular TikTok app, unless a US company takes it over within 45 days.
Aug 08, 2020
Galaxy Z Fold 2: Samsung goes all in on foldable phones
The Z Fold 2 has bigger displays, a different hinge and a more durable design.
Aug 07, 2020
Can't travel? Bring the world to you
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it might be awhile before the next time you board an international flight off to a faraway country. Instead, bring the world to you with some innovative online tools and services.
Aug 07, 2020
All-electric Polestar 2 brings Swedish class to the EV market
Volvo spin-off Polestar has released its second car, its first all-electric model.
Aug 07, 2020
Nintendo brings in major profits, TikTok gets a new competitor
In today's top stories, Nintendo announces financials that easily surpass analysts' expectations. Meanwhile, Instagram Reels rolls out to a number of countries to do battle with TikTok.
Aug 07, 2020
Apple gives the 27-inch iMac a major revamp
There's a better camera, new components and even a nanotexture screen.
Aug 06, 2020
How Black Girls Code is driving change in the tech industry
Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, talks about diversity in tech and how her organization is teaching the next generation of computer scientists during a pandemic.
Aug 06, 2020
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Z Fold 2 and more announced in Unpacked event
Today's top tech story is Samsung's Unpacked, which saw the unveiling of a handful of new devices, including two Galaxy Note 20 models, the Z Fold 2, Galaxy Buds Live and more.
Aug 06, 2020
CISA director: Paper record key to keeping 2020 election secure
Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, says a paper trail is one of the best risk management techniques against outside threats.
Aug 05, 2020
Blackhat 2020: Tech community must help secure elections
In a keynote address, cybersecurity expert Matt Blaze says US elections officials will have to overcome major logistical hurdles to scale up vote-by-mail options while also creating a surplus of in-person voting locations.
Aug 05, 2020
Samsung Unpacked showcases new devices, partnerships
Today's top tech story is Samsung's Unpacked, which saw the unveiling of a handful of new devices, including two Galaxy Note 20 models, the Z Fold 2, Galaxy Buds Live and more.
Aug 05, 2020
Pixel 4A review: Impressive camera and a battery that beats the iPhone SE
Google's $350 Pixel 4A has one of the best cameras for its price.
Aug 05, 2020
SpaceX Starship prototype takes first 'hop'
It looks like a floating tin can, but the SN5 may actually be offering a glimpse of the future.
Aug 05, 2020
Apple's Schiller steps down, Microsoft Project xCloud launches mid-September
Today's top tech stories include Apple's Phil Schiller taking a smaller role, Microsoft's xCloud service getting an official launch date and the U.S. Census Bureau announcing it will stop taking self-submitted details a month earlier than planned.
Aug 05, 2020
The console wars are over now that Xbox Game Pass includes xCloud
Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have been locked in a decades-long battle for console domination...but the war may be over now that Xbox is focusing on Game Pass and xCloud game streaming instead of a traditional console life cycle. But who won?
Aug 05, 2020
Phil Schiller no longer Apple's head of marketing
Longtime Apple executive Phil Schiller becomes an Apple Fellow, with Greg Joswiak taking over the head marketing job.
Aug 04, 2020
Gordon Murray's T50 will be the true successor to the McLaren F1
The man behind the legendary McLaren F1 has shown us the new car he tells us is the true successor to the world's first hypercar.
Aug 04, 2020
Pilot the Boston Dynamics Spot robot remotely
A San Francisco-based company called Formant is giving you -- yes, anybody -- the opportunity to take Spot the robot for a walk, remotely.
Aug 04, 2020
Now What: Why we're trading cash for contactless
Visa's new small business survey shows how everyone from farmers to shopkeepers is ditching cash for safer payments.
Aug 04, 2020
Microsoft still pursuing TikTok buy, Googel Pixel 4A review
Today's major tech headlines include Microsoft's continued pursuit into purchasing TikTok, reviews of the Google Pixel 4A and Google's partnership with ADT that will likely see the home security company installing Nest devices in customers' homes.
Aug 04, 2020
Camera test: iPhone SE vs. Pixel 4A
We compare Apple's iPhone SE (2020) and Google's new Pixel 4A to find out which has the better camera for taking landscape photos, portraits, night scenes and videos.
Aug 04, 2020
Explaining the tech and troubles of police body cameras
Are body cameras making a difference? We explain how they work, what they cost and why they're not the cure-all many had hoped would improve police behavior and accountability to help built community trust.
Aug 03, 2020
Microsoft continue TikTok talks, SpaceX crew splashes down
In today's top stories, Microsoft is set to continue discussions over its potential acquisition of TikTok, SpaceX Crew Dragon splashes down in the Gulf of Mexico and Egypt responds to Elon Musk tweeting about aliens.
Aug 03, 2020
Tech CEOs grilled by Congress, new iPhone will be late
This week's big tech headlines include Congress questioning the world's most powerful tech companies and Apple confirming the next iPhone will be later than expected.
Aug 01, 2020
Can't get a professional massage? Get a massage at home with the right gear
Due to the closures of day spas and massage services over COVID-19 concerns, it might be a while before you can get a professional massage. Ease your sore muscles at home with some high-tech massaging tools.
Jul 31, 2020
What's new to stream for August 2020
Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star in Netflix's biggest movie of the month, Project Power. Meanwhile, Disney ups its superhero catalog with X-Men, Fantastic Four and even more Ant-Man.
Jul 31, 2020
Huawei becomes the world's No. 1 phone maker, Google offers freebies
In today's top stories, Samsung and Apple get overtaken by Huawei according to analysts. Meanwhile, Google is giving away cloud storage to both Android and iOS users.
Jul 31, 2020
David Katzmaier's tips for upgrading your home entertainment during COVID-19
CNET's TV reviewer and home entertainment editor discusses his picks for streaming, TVs, soundbars and more.
Jul 30, 2020
Congress questions Big Tech, Best Buy announces Thanksgiving plans
Today's top tech stories include the congressional testimony of four major tech CEOs, the US government's impending recommendation on TikTok, and Best Buy's plan to keep stores closed on Thanksgiving.
Jul 30, 2020
The Honda E looks cute and is full of tech
The all-electric Honda E is appealing on looks alone but it offers a lot more if you're willing to forgive the high cost.
Jul 30, 2020
Watch highlights from Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress
Facebook's CEO testfied before a House Judiciary subcommittee and got grilled on a slew of topics, including election interference, competition with Snapchat and fighting hate crime. Here are the best moments from the hearing.
Jul 30, 2020
Watch the best moments from Jeff Bezos' testimony before Congress
Amazon's CEO testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee about whether the company is using its monopoly power to stifle competition. Here are the best moments from the hearing.
Jul 30, 2020
See Apple CEO Tim Cook's best moments before Congress
Cook testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee and got questions about the company's App store and whether it's using its market dominance to stifle competition. Here are the best moments from the hearing.
Jul 29, 2020
Bezos questioned on stolen goods sold on Amazon
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gets grilled by Rep. Lucy Kay McBath about the company's practice of identifying stolen goods.
Jul 29, 2020
Congressman to Big Tech: Is China stealing US technology?
During a House subcommittee hearing, Rep. Greg Stuebe of Florida asks the heads of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple whether they believe the Chinese government is stealing from American tech companies.
Jul 29, 2020
Mark Zuckerberg face questions on pressuring competitors, like Snapchat
House Rep. Jayapal confronts Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on his company's practice of cloning features from other companies.
Jul 29, 2020
Zuckerberg vs. Congress: COVID-19 misinformation on Facebook
Rep. David Cicilline grills CEO Mark Zuckerberg on how Facebook is handling misinformation shared on the platform about the coronavirus pandemic.
Jul 29, 2020
Congress to Bezos: Why would third-party sellers compare Amazon to a drug dealer?
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos answers questions before a House subcommittee about alleged business practices that hurt third-party sellers.
Jul 29, 2020
Congress erupts over masks and conspiracy theories
A House subcommittee hearing turns contentious as Reps. Mary Gay Scanlon and Jim Jordan fight over the focus of the hearing.
Jul 29, 2020
Congressman to Google: Will you help Joe Biden's campaign?
During a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai faces accusations from Rep. Jim Jordan that his company helped the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016.
Jul 29, 2020
Congress seeks answers from Amazon on use of internal data to gain competitive advantage
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gets grilled by Congress on using data to take advantage of third-party small businesses.
Jul 29, 2020
Wyze's awesome outdoor security camera is only $50
The battery-powered, weatherproof Wyze Cam Outdoor has a lot going for it.
Jul 29, 2020
Lamborghini's Essenza SCV12 is the ultimate track toy
The latest Lambo is so hot you might not even be able to take it home.
Jul 29, 2020
CES 2021 to be held online, Facebook prepping TikTok competitor
In today's top stories, one of the world's largest tech events is going all-digital. Meanwhile, Facebook is reportedly offering large sums of money to lure popular TikTok users to Instagram.
Jul 29, 2020
See a 3D George Floyd hologram coming to life
The hologram rises above the site of a former confederate monument as part of a project to honor Floyd's memory and fight for racial justice.
Jul 28, 2020
Personal aerial vehicles you can buy
From flying cars to jet-powered suits, these are some of the flying machines you can buy (at a premium)
Jul 28, 2020
Virgin Galactic unveils its spaceship cabin where tourists will ride to orbit
Richard Branson's commercial space company is almost ready to start flying.
Jul 28, 2020
Stimulus Standoff on Capitol Hill
Unemployment benefits are about to run out, negotiations for another round of federal relief and stimulus checks are underway between Republicans and Democrats.
Jul 28, 2020
How NASA's new Perseverance Mars rover compares with its '90s ancestor
The high-tech Mars 2020 rover is about to launch into space (complete with its own helicopter). But how does this one-tonne beast compare with the original, pint-sized rover we sent to Mars in 1997?
Jul 28, 2020
Google offices to stay closed, Samsung teases new devices
In today's top stories, the majority of Googlers will be working from home until the summer of 2021. Meanwhile, Samsung releases a video teaser for its upcoming Unpacked event.
Jul 28, 2020
Samsung Unpacked: What to expect
It's time for Samsung to introduce a lot of new gadgets. The company released a teaser showing off five devices in shadow -- most likely the new Note, the new Fold, a new Galaxy Watch, earbuds and a tablet. Here's what you should know!
Jul 28, 2020
Second stimulus checks very likely
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says a second round of direct payments to families will be part of a coronavirus relief package.
Jul 27, 2020
Tech hearing rescheduled, Trump campaign messages marked spam
In today's top stories, the CEOs of Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Alphabet are scheduled to sit in a hearing on Wednesday, the Trump campaigns texts are being marked as spam and Zack Snyder teases more of his Justice League cut.
Jul 27, 2020
Gorilla Glass Victus is twice as tough: First look
And it's going to make your next iPhone or Galaxy phone a lot harder to break.
Jul 25, 2020
Ford Bronco vs. Land Rover Defender: Two reboots go head to head
The Bronco and the Defender both have some serious history behind their nameplates. We dig in to see which one takes first place.
Jul 25, 2020
Apple's 2030 carbon neutral plan, Xbox Games Showcase
This week's major tech headlines include Apple's plan to be carbon neutral by 2030, Xbox's Game Showcase reveals and Gorilla Glass gets tougher.
Jul 25, 2020
Why Apple says don't cover your laptop camera
Apple recently released a report urging people to stop closing their MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with a cover over the camera because it might damage the laptop's screen. But what if you're worried about hackers spying on you through your laptop's camera? Is there anything to be concerned about?
Jul 24, 2020
Baby Yoda Hot Wheels car revealed at Comic-Con panel
Mattel designers offer an early look at an upcoming Hot Wheels Character Car, modeled after The Child from The Mandalorian Disney Plus series. The die-cast toy has a few fun features that invoke the spirit of the mysterious Star Wars character known by many as "Baby Yoda."
Jul 24, 2020
How to watch 2020's shortened baseball season
Thursday, July 23, marks the return of Major League Baseball. The season will be only 60 games total, down from the usual 162, and the division lines will be redrawn to minimize teams' travel schedules. Here's how die-hard fans can once again enjoy America's favorite pastime.
Jul 24, 2020
Asus ROG Phone 3: We go hands-on with the most powerful Android phone
We got to spend a few weeks with the Asus ROG 3 gaming phone and its performance blew us away.
Jul 24, 2020
What was the Porsche 911 going to be called?
Peugeot didn't like what this iconic sports car was going to be named.
Jul 24, 2020
Xbox games showcased, Google bolsters its shopping service
In today's top stories, Microsoft gives the world a glimpse of the games coming to the Xbox Series X. Meanwhile, Google drops commission fees in hopes of enticing retailers.
Jul 24, 2020
Xbox Showcase: Game Pass will make or break Xbox Series X
Microsoft's Xbox Game Showcase revealed the company's next step for the Xbox ecosystem and just how heavily it relies on its Game Pass subscription service. Team Xbox debuted a number of new titles, including the first-ever look at Halo Infinite gameplay. Jeff Bakalar is here to break down Microsoft's big event.
Jul 24, 2020
Fable teaser revealed at Xbox Games Showcase
During its 2020 Xbox Games Showcase, Microsoft teased fans with a look at a new Fable game.
Jul 23, 2020
Forza Motorsport trailer revealed
Turn 10 unveiled the first trailer for Forza Motorsport on Xbox Series X at Thursday's Xbox Games Showcase.
Jul 23, 2020
OnePlus Nord packs flagship 5G specs without the high price tag
It might have a multicamera setup, 5G and a luscious design, but this phone is set to be surprisingly affordable.
Jul 23, 2020
Transforming LinkedIn in the age of COVID-19
LinkedIn Global Head of Product Tomer Cohen sits with Now What to explore how the platform is adapting to changes brought about by COVID-19, advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning and what else is underway at the popular job-focused social network. You'll hear about how live video is evolving on the platform, get tips on how to increase your audience and presence, learn details on new features for remote connections, recruiting and job interviews and much more.
Jul 23, 2020
Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google to be grilled by Congress
The CEOs of America's biggest tech companies have been called to Washington to answer tough questions about just how much power they wield.
Jul 23, 2020
HP exec predicts the future of WFH laptops
Better webcams, bigger screens more security and everything else our ongoing home office experiment needs.
Jul 23, 2020
What I'd like to see from Google's next smart speaker
Google has a new Nest smart speaker on the way. Here's everything we know so far and what I want from the product to make me excited about smart speakers again.
Jul 22, 2020
Apple unveils carbon neutral plan, LinkedIn cuts jobs
Today's major tech stories include Apple's carbon neutral plan, Spotify's launch of video podcasts and LinkedIn cutting 960 jobs.
Jul 22, 2020
Chinese hackers charged with allegedly stealing COVID-19 vaccine
The US Department of Justice is charging two Chinese hackers it's tying to cyberattacks intended to steal company secrets -- including against researchers working to develop a coronavirus vaccine.
Jul 21, 2020
The 2020 Porsche Cayenne GTS brings back its V8 soundtrack and promises driving thrills
The GTS sits between the Cayenne S and Turbo models, offering a more driver-focused experience.
Jul 21, 2020
Pixel guru headed to Adobe, Windows 10X may not arrive til spring 2021
Today's major tech headlines include Google's Pixel camera guru heading to Adobe, a new Nest smart speaker incoming and Windows 10X possibly not arriving until the spring of 2021.
Jul 21, 2020
This company wants to take you to space in a balloon
Space Perspective wants to be world's first company offering passenger rides to the stratosphere, on a balloon.
Jul 21, 2020
Samsung Galaxy Note 20: What we want to see
The next Note will need a few things to make it stand out from competition that includes the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Jul 20, 2020
Trump pushes TikTok ban, Hope Mars probe launched
In today's top stories, the Trump campaign is pushing a petition to ban TikTok, the UAE's historic Hope Mars probe launched successfully and Facebook loses out on significant ad revenue from Disney.
Jul 20, 2020
Major Twitter accounts hacked, attackers try to steal coronavirus data
This week's major tech headlines include a high-profile lists of Twitter accounts hacked in a Bitcoin scam, foreign attackers trying to steal coronavirus data and Verizon being told to remove certain misleading 5G ads.
Jul 18, 2020
Mighty Morphin Red Ranger Helmet unboxing
It's morphin' time!
Jul 17, 2020
Old Bronco vs. new: Taking a look at how the Bronco has changed over the years
Let's see how the latest generation stacks up against the vintage model.
Jul 17, 2020
Portable devices to take your music with you this summer
There's a good chance you're spending more time in your backyard or patio these days. Even if you don't have a hardwired speaker system installed outside, you can take the tunes with you with a few simple gadgets and services.
Jul 17, 2020
Paper Mario: The Origami King is a no-brainer, go get it
The Origami King might be the best Paper Mario game yet
Jul 17, 2020
T-Mobile CEO on the un-carrier's scam and robocall-fighting technology
Mike Sievert breaks down the latest un-carrier program and what freebies you'll be getting.
Jul 17, 2020
Russian hackers look to steal coranavirus vaccine info, TikTok tries damage control
In today's top stories, officials from the UK, US and Canada say coronavirus vaccine efforts are under attack. Meanwhile, TikTok gets lobbyists in Washington to try and sway lawmakers.
Jul 17, 2020
LG Velvet: LG shakes things up with new 5G phone
The sleek Velvet is more affordable than LG's other premium phones, and serves as a signal that the company is trying something new.
Jul 17, 2020
Ford Bronco design boss Paul Wraith dishes program secrets and talks Easter eggs
Watch and hear great stories about the new Bronco and Bronco Sport's development from the new SUV family's chief designer.
Jul 16, 2020
Ghost of Tsushima isn't quite this generation's swan song
Ghost of Tsushima is the latest from developer Sucker Punch, the makers of the Infamous and Sly Cooper (yes) series. After years of hype and anticipation since its reveal, the open-world action-RPG has finally arrived. But while its engaging swordplay has its moments, a lot of the overall experience doesn't bring much to the table.
Jul 16, 2020
Watch Insta360's AI edit my skate video
Insta360 uses AI to help you edit your 360 videos. As someone who's spent a few years struggling with 360 footage, this peaked my interest. So I got my hands on the Insta360 One R and took it to the skatepark to see if its AI knew what to do with my footage.
Jul 16, 2020
Major Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam, Verizon told to pull some 5G ads
Today's major tech stories include a massive Bitcoin Twitter hack including many high-profile accounts, Gmail's redesign positioning it as a Slack competitor and Verizon being told to remove some language in its 5G ads.
Jul 16, 2020
First Look: Peacock streaming app
NBCUniversal's new streaming service is officially open for business.
Jul 16, 2020
Google fined by Belgian data authority, Amazon introduces Dash Cart
Today's major tech headlines include Google's fine from the Belgian data protection authority, the UK following the US in banning Huawei from its 5G network and Amazon's introduction of the Dash Cart.
Jul 15, 2020
Nissan Ariya EV is the Model Y's worst nightmare
After the success of the Leaf, Nissan is stepping up to a more premium EV.
Jul 15, 2020
Why the US might try to ban TikTok
TikTok's ties to China are raising concerns that the app may be a security risk to the US. We break down what's going on with TikTok, the US government and the world.
Jul 14, 2020
Nintendo Switch 2: What we want to see
Switch XL, Switch Pro, whatever. We have a lot of areas where it could improve.
Jul 14, 2020
Khan Academy founder shares the key to self-study for students
The site that has helped students around the world get free, self-directed education has resources and ideas to guide kids through school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 14, 2020
McLaren 600LT Spider: Eye-popping performance on and off the track
The ferociously fast 600LT Spider is an open-top, track-focused supercar that'll shoot you to a top speed of 201 mph.
Jul 14, 2020
Amazon already holiday prepping, a Lego NES set?
Today's major tech headlines include Amazon's factory storage prep ahead of the holiday season, Apple's offices likely not reopening until 2021 and Lego teasing an NES set.
Jul 14, 2020
2021 Ford Bronco Sport is an awesome basecamp
Ready for adventure, this unibody SUV pairs surprising off-road chops with Transformer-like cargo versatility.
Jul 14, 2020
The 2021 Ford Bronco is armed and ready to go Jeep hunting
Ford's new Bronco looks like it has the brawn and the tech smarts to dethrone America's SUV king.
Jul 14, 2020
Facebook builds a fiber-optic-spewing, power line-crawling robot
In order to bring high-speed internet everywhere, Facebook built and will soon start testing a robot that wraps cable around existing power lines.
Jul 13, 2020
Apple silicon-powered Macs: What to expect
The new plan to equip Macs with Apple's own Arm-based chips is bold and could lead to some real excitement. There may be a few bumps in the road, however.
Jul 13, 2020
How to fix these common Alexa annoyances
Alexa is a great digital assistant, but it isn't perfect. Here are a few ways it can get on my nerves and what to do about them.
Jul 13, 2020
Amazon's TikTok email, Far Cry 6 and a new mission to Mars
In today's tech headlines, Amazon's TikTok ban that wasn't, Ubisoft's Forward event shows off Far Cry 6 and the Hope Mars Mission is ready to launch.
Jul 13, 2020
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer gets great engine, middling interior
The newest subcompact crossover has a peppy turbocharged engine, but the interior suffers from a case of the blahs.
Jul 13, 2020
Ubisoft premieres Far Cry 6 trailer
Ubisoft shows of a trailer for Far Cry 6 at its Ubisoft Forward event.
Jul 12, 2020
iOS 14 public beta: How to install it now
Get a sneak peek at all the new iOS 14 features like widgets, App Clips and picture-in-picture by taking part in the public beta. Here's how to get iOS 14 on your iPhone now.
Jul 11, 2020
Uber to acquire Postmates, is Quibi a dud?
This week's major tech stories include Uber to acquire Postmates, details on Samsung's next Unpacked event and some underwhelming Quibi numbers.
Jul 11, 2020
Amazon tells employees to delete TikTok, is Quibi a dud?
This week's major tech stories include Amazon's instructing its employees to delete TikTok off their devices, details on Samsung's next Unpacked event and some underwhelming Quibi numbers.
Jul 11, 2020
Make your own gadgets to protect you from coronavirus
While personal protective equipment -- or PPE for short -- is no longer in short supply, some people enjoy making their own gear to keep them safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are tutorials and inspiration for how you can make high-tech gadgets to keep you safe.
Jul 10, 2020
New COVID-19 test you take at home
Here's how LabCorp's Pixel test lets you check your COVID-19 status and how much it costs.
Jul 10, 2020
Samsung sets date for next Note, Microsoft tries something new in videoconferencing
In today's top stories, the Galaxy Note 20 and Fold 2 are expected to be unveiled at Samsung's Aug. 5 Unpacked event. Meanwhile, Microsoft Teams puts people together in virtual rooms for a more natural experience.
Jul 10, 2020
This is how you transform a Jaguar E-Type into a masterpiece
We go behind-the-scenes at Eagle's workshop where Managing Director Paul Brace tells us how they build some of the most beautiful cars in the world.
Jul 09, 2020
Audit slams Facebook over civil rights, Amazon sellers need to list business addresses
Today's major tech headlines include an independent audit slamming Facebook's impact on civil rights, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 Plus chip and Amazon's requiring of its sellers to disclose their business addresses moving forward.
Jul 09, 2020
Facebook ad boycott organizers unhappy with meeting, Instagram not letting all users pin comments
Today's top tech stories include the Facebook ad boycott organizers unhappy with their meeting with Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft's suing over trademarks to stop a Covid-19 scam and Instagram now letting all users pin selected comments.
Jul 08, 2020
Uber to acquire Postmates, Xbox Games Showcase set for July 23
Today's major tech headlines include Uber's intent to acquire Postmates, Hamilton's major Disney Plus bump and Microsoft's plan for an Xbox Game Showcase on July 23.
Jul 07, 2020
AMD Ryzen 3000XT series CPUs get a bump in performance
AMD's XT lineup of third-gen Ryzen processors is here they're perfect for professional content creators.
Jul 07, 2020
Make your electric bike battery go farther and last longer
E-bike batteries are a little more complicated than the ones in your phone. CNET's Logan Moy goes over everything he did to prepare the Vintage Electric Tracker and its battery for a lengthy trip to the beach.
Jul 07, 2020
Mercedes-AMG A45 S: Super-hatch with a price tag to match
Mercedes-AMG has managed to squeeze an insane 415 bhp from its most potent 2.0-liter turbo engine.
Jul 06, 2020
UK to phase out Huawei 5G gear, Rocket Lab's rocket fail
In today's top stories, the UK is set to begin removing 5G Huawei equipment, Rocket Lab's 13th mission was unlucky and a sonic boom came from an asteroid above Tokyo.
Jul 06, 2020
2020 Volvo XC90 T8 eAWD: A smooth and luxurious plug-in hybrid SUV video
Refined and coddling, potent and efficient, a plug-in hybrid powertrain makes the Volvo XC90 an even better vehicle.
Jul 06, 2020
The first 5G laptop you can buy.
Lenovo's Flex 5G is the first laptop to market that can boast mobile 5G. Dan Ackerman gives his first impressions.
Jul 05, 2020
Formula 1 is back for 2020, but should it be?
The 2020 season of Formula 1 is about to start, but should we be risking it? Is there a safer way to race?
Jul 04, 2020
Will the iPhone 12 arrive on time?
Despite widespread rumors of delays, the iPhone 12 may still be on target. Here's everything we know about the next iPhone.
Jul 04, 2020
Reddit bans r/The_Donald, iPhone may face launch delays
This week's major tech headlines include Reddit banning the controversial subreddit r/The_Donald, Apple's iPhone facing potential launch delays and both Facebook and Instagram initiating a push for people to wear masks.
Jul 04, 2020
Haven't received your stimulus check yet? Let's track it down
The federal government is currently considering issuing a second round of stimulus checks to the American people due to the hardship the coronavirus has brought to the economy. But many taxpayers are still waiting to receive their payments from the first round. Here are some online tools for tracking down your stimulus payment.
Jul 03, 2020
Use UVC ultraviolet light to kill viruses
A clinical technology is coming closer to home use.
Jul 03, 2020
Facebook, Instagram pushing masks, how old your dog really is
In today's top stories, Facebook and Instagram are pushing information around wearing a mask amid COVID-19, Apple Card holders can now do their banking online and it turns out your dog may not be as old as you think -- in human years, at least.
Jul 03, 2020
YouTube TV gets stronger in 2020
More channels might make this cable TV's first true contender.
Jul 02, 2020
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra is a bold move
But there's so much more to this small sedan than just dramatic styling.
Jul 02, 2020
Digitizing my old Hi8 tape collection
It took over 15 years to digitize my old home movies, but I finally did it. I'll show you how.
Jul 02, 2020
Apple plays catch-up in the smart home with HomeKit and Siri updates
Apple announced important updates for its digital assistant Siri, the HomeKit smart home platform and the HomePod smart speaker at the company's developer conference. Here's a look at the state of Apple's smart home following the updates.
Jul 02, 2020
Zuckerberg to meet with boycott group, iPhone may face delays
Today's major tech stories include Facebook's CEO meeting with organizers of an ad boycott, possible delays for a 2020 iPhone and Google's withdrawal of a plan to reopen offices.
Jul 02, 2020
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is the best of both worlds
This is the automaker's first plug-in hybrid SUV, and it was well worth the wait.
Jul 01, 2020
YouTube TV price hike, Uber wants customers to clean backseat
Today's major tech headlines include YouTube TV's $15 a month price hike, Uber wanting its customers to wipe down the backseat and Microsoft's digital skills training initiative.
Jul 01, 2020
What's new to stream for July 2020
Hamilton makes its streaming debut on Disney Plus, while Netflix gets some strong additions to its streaming empire.
Jun 30, 2020
The 2021 Bentley Bentayga only has a few changes, but they're all in the right places
With a lot of new competition on the scene Bentley has made some tweaks to keep the Bentayga ahead of the game.
Jun 30, 2020
FCC Chairman talks about the new 988 suicide prevention number
Ajit Pai hopes the new three-digit number can help destigmatize mental health issues and save lives.
Jun 30, 2020
Reddit bans r/The_Donald, Amazon to pay $500 to its front-liners
Today's major tech stories include Reddit's banning of r/The_Donald, Twitch's temporary ban of the President's channel and Amazon's announcement it will pay out $500M out to its front-line workers.
Jun 30, 2020
2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S: Still the ultimate everyday supercar?
Because 640 hp and 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds is essential for your grocery shopping.
Jun 29, 2020
What's in a name? Here's how the Ford F-Series was born
Learn the history of this groundbreaking nameplate and how it went from humble beginnings to an industry leader.
Jun 29, 2020
Top 5 features iOS 14 stole from Android
There are no original ideas left. The newest version of Apple's mobile OS looks really familiar to people who use Android. What was copied? Find out here!
Jun 29, 2020
Starbucks boycotts social ads, US government considers 5G boost
In today's top stories, Starbucks is the latest company to boycott ads on social networks, the US government is considering a boost to 5G and NASA wants you to help design a new space toilet.
Jun 29, 2020
RedMagic 5G vs. ROG Phone II: Gaming phone showdown
The ASUS ROG Phone II is considered one of the best gaming phones on the market, but the Nubia RedMagic 5G is making a run at that title. At only $579, the RedMagic 5G has flagship features at a midtier price. But does it pack enough to dethrone the ROG Phone II?
Jun 28, 2020
Apple redesigns the iPhone home screen, Google makes auto-deleting data default
This week's major tech headlines include all the news from WWDC 20, Facebook getting rid of the Oculus Go and Google making the auto-deletion of data a default setting.
Jun 27, 2020
High-tech gear to turn camping into 'glamping'
Given state restrictions due to coronavirus and concerns with airplane travel, many people are choosing to go camping for their summer vacations. Here is some high-tech camping gear that can elevate your experience from camping to "glamping."
Jun 26, 2020
Amazon Fire HD 8 and HD 8 Plus Review
Amazon updated its 8-inch Fire HD 8 tablet for 2020 and introduced the HD 8 Plus, with wireless charging, better performance and a slightly increased price. So which one is for you? CNET's David Carnoy has the review.
Jun 26, 2020
Hacks@Home: How to install a smart speaker
Here's how to use a smart speaker to take control of your smart home with your voice.
Jun 26, 2020
Coronavirus data site built by a teen gets attention
Proof we have an almost endless appetite for pandemic data
Jun 26, 2020
How the best schools are doing remote classes
The CEO of PowerSchool shares best practices.
Jun 26, 2020
Google to pay publishers, Amazon launches counterfeit unit
In today's top stories, Google attempts to bolster Google News by paying publishers for high-quality content. Meanwhile, Amazon tries to get rid of knockoffs on its sites.
Jun 26, 2020
2021 Ford F-150 is a closet revolutionary
Packing hybrid power and a built-in generator, this pickup is an OTA update away from hands-free driving.
Jun 26, 2020
From Jim Crow to 'Jim Code': How tech exacerbated racial injustice
From facial recognition to AI to hiring systems, tech has made things worse for many people of color.
Jun 25, 2020
Acer announces the Swift 5 ultrathin notebook
The Swift 5, an ultrathin and super light notebook, will be available in the US in October starting at $1,000.
Jun 25, 2020
Wi-Fi 6 vs. Wi-FI 6E: Here's the difference in three minutes
Wi-Fi 6 is the fastest version of Wi-Fi yet, but now, Wi-Fi 6E wants to take it to a whole new level. Here's what you need to know.
Jun 25, 2020
Masks, wipes and air filters: Flying in the age of coronavirus
Hop-on jet service JSX is working to adapt to a new age of flying as passengers slowly return to the skies.
Jun 25, 2020
Google makes auto-deleting a default, Boston votes to ban government use of facial recognition
Today's major tech headlines include Google making auto-deleting data the default setting, Boston's vote to ban government use of facial recognition tech and Apple's new iOS privacy settings giving users more info about how their apps track.
Jun 25, 2020
WatchOS 7: What's new on the Apple Watch?
Sleep tracking, hand-washing, watch faces... and a few other things Apple didn't even mention in the keynote.
Jun 24, 2020
This bricklaying robot could build 100 to 300 homes a year
The Hadrian X bricklaying robot made by Fastbrick Robotics has broken its own speed record, laying 200 bricks in just one hour. We compare the Hadrian X with the first commercially available bricklaying robot, the SAM100, made by Construction Robotics.
Jun 24, 2020
Facebook getting rid of Oculus Go, FCC close to making 998 a suicide prevention hotline
Today's major tech headlines include Facebook winding down support for Oculus Go, the FCC closing in on establishing a suicide prevention hotline and Amazon's $2B commitment to fighting carbon emissions.
Jun 24, 2020
Moto G Fast vs. Moto E: Sub-$200 phone battle
Both Motorola phones are solid options if your budget is under $200. If you're trying to decide which one to get, we're here to help.
Jun 23, 2020
Apple's WWDC keynote touts iOS 14 features, virtual car keys
The pre-taped presentation also showcased sleep-tracking additions to WatchOS 7 and more.
Jun 23, 2020
WWDC 2020's biggest announcements
Apple kicked off the virtual edition of WWDC 20 with a pre-taped presentation that showcased the new features in iOS 14, virtual car keys and new sleep-tracking additions to WatchOS 7.
Jun 22, 2020
LG CX OLED TV review: Awesome picture, high price
Side-by-side with last year's cheaper model, it's tough to tell the difference.
Jun 22, 2020
Forget about work-life balance
Get realistic with work-life integration instead.
Jun 22, 2020
Tim Cook discusses social change, AI app recognizes supremacist symbols
In today's top stories, Tim Cook speaks on the importance of tech in creating societal change, a new AI app is helping journalists identify white supremacist symbols and Mark Hamill reveals a hidden cameo in The Mandalorian.
Jun 22, 2020
EA shows new gameplay footage for Star Wars: Squadrons
EA shows off the future of its sports games, including new footage from FIFA and Madden 21.
Jun 21, 2020
The best and worst YouTube comments left for Craig Cole
From nice to downright nasty, here are some of your best remarks.
Jun 20, 2020
Quibi wants Roku and Amazon apps, Twitter testing audio tweets
This week's major tech stories include Quibi's talking with Roku and Amazon for platform apps, Twitter's testing of audio tweets and the announcement of a new Star Wars game from EA called Star Wars: Squadrons.
Jun 20, 2020
How to follow the pandemic with online tools
Now that many parts of the world are starting to lift lockdowns and reopen, you may be more interested than ever in tracking the spread of the coronavirus. Here are some online tools you can use to follow the pandemic on a global scale and in your county.
Jun 19, 2020
The Eagle Lightweight GT is a magnificent reimagining of a British icon
Eagle's latest special edition pays homage to Jaguar's Lightweight E-Type racers from the 1960s.
Jun 19, 2020
UK U-turns on contact-tracing app, TikTok wants to teach you something
In today's top stories, the UK abandons its plan to develop its own contact-tracing app in favor of Apple and Google's solution. Plus, microlearning is coming to the incredibly popular social media app TikTok.
Jun 19, 2020
MTA CEO on why New York subways are safe to get back on
As New York reopens, Pat Foye details some of the technology being used to fight the spread of COVID-19.
Jun 18, 2020
Twitter tests audio tweets, Quibi talking to Roku, Amazon for apps
Today's major tech stories include Twitter's testing of new audio tweets, Quibi's talks with Roku and Amazon to develop apps on their platforms and Zoom's decision to offer end-to-end encryption to all its users, not just the paying ones.
Jun 18, 2020
We play Lego Super Mario: Nintendo comes to life in bricks
We see what's in Lego's new sets, including a Mario that can hop, talk and scan blocks.
Jun 18, 2020
Everything there is to know about the Galaxy Fold 2
Samsung's next folding phone should see some significant improvements, according to reports.
Jun 17, 2020
Chrome to tweak address bar, robo-dog Spot now available for sale
Today's major tech headlines include Chrome's possible tweaking of the URL address bar, Verizon's first 5G laptop and Boston Dynamics' robo-dog, Spot, going on sale.
Jun 17, 2020
Marvel Legends Deadpool's Premium Interactive Head unboxing
Marvel Legends' disembodied Deadpool is one of the weirdest toys we've ever played with. Now everyone can have fun with Disney's dirtiest princess/Marvel's favorite misfit in the comfort of their own home.
Jun 17, 2020
The next big iOS, WatchOS and MacOS updates coming soon
Everything we're expecting from Apple at WWDC 2020 on June 22.
Jun 16, 2020
Best antivirus apps for Windows 10
Your PC needs protection against malware and other dangerous attacks, so loading your Windows computer with antivirus software is just what's called for. Check out our recommendations for the best Windows 10 antivirus apps.
Jun 16, 2020
Bezos agrees to testify, Star Wars: Squadrons announced
Today's major tech headline include Jeff Bezos' agreeing to testify over antitrust issues in the tech industry, Microsoft's detailing for more Smart Delivery specifics and EA's announcement of the new Star Wars: Squadrons game.
Jun 16, 2020
2021 Nissan Rogue ramps up the style and creature comforts
With a sharp new shape and more for families to enjoy, the 2021 Rogue is a hot-ticket item that'll only get hotter.
Jun 15, 2020
5 alternatives to the Nest Cam
Google's Nest Cam is one of the biggest names in security cameras, but it's not the only game in town.
Jun 15, 2020
COVID-19 has inspired new data sharing
But will consumers continue to share who they've had contact with?
Jun 15, 2020
SpaceX launch again, LEGO returns to robots and Computex 2020 is cancelled
Today's tech headlines see SpaceX launch their third rocket in two weeks, LEGO returning to its Mindstorm colletion and Taiwan's Computex being cancelled due to coronavirus.
Jun 15, 2020
The Last of Us Part 2 is a brilliant work of art
The Last of Us Part 2 is a once-in-a-console-generation game. It delivers an incredibly powerful story, heart-stopping gameplay and jaw-dropping visuals. Jeff Bakalar has played through the entire game and offers his spoiler-free review.
Jun 14, 2020
Android 11: What's new in the public beta
Let's take a first look at some of the new features coming to Android 11. We're running the public beta on a Pixel 4 and looking at Android's new bubble messages, changes to notifications, a built-in screen recorder (yay!) and some more flexible media controls.
Jun 13, 2020
Sony reveals PS5 hardware, 5G home internet launches in Detroit
This week's major tech stories include Sony's PS5 hardware reveal and a slew of new game announcements, the launch of 5G home internet in Detroit and Twitter's new self-verification system.
Jun 13, 2020
Why Apple could ditch Intel in new Macs
Apple could announce its own Mac chips as soon as this month's WWDC conference.
Jun 13, 2020
Huawei's P40 Pro Plus has an incredible camera
The 10x optical zoom is amazing, but the lack of Google services and the high price are problems for this phone.
Jun 12, 2020
Hacks@Home: How to install a security camera
We'll walk you through setting up the $20 Wyze Cam in no time.
Jun 12, 2020
Hacks@Home: How to install a smart thermostat
Resideo's $200 Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat handles your home's heating and cooling for you.
Jun 12, 2020
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: Hands-on with its 108-megapixel camera
We got to play with Xiaomi's Mi 10 Pro. It's sleek, ultra fast and has 5G, but is it worth the price?
Jun 12, 2020
Whether celebrating your dad together or apart, give the gift of tech
Father's Day is right around the corner, and whether or not you're actually able to spend time with your dad, make it a memorable holiday with a special gift of tech.
Jun 12, 2020
We round up all the new car announcements for June 2020
BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Ford and more have announced new cars this month. We round them all up in the latest episode of AutoComplete.
Jun 12, 2020
Sony unveils PS5, Amazon and Microsoft restrict facial recognition tech
In today's top stories, Sony actually showed its next-generation console, and it's a head-turner (the games looked good, too). Meanwhile, big software players are taking a stand against the police using their facial recognition technology.
Jun 12, 2020
PlayStation 5 looks goofy as hell, and I gotta have it!
Sony's "Future of Gaming" event showcased over two-dozen titles from third and first-party developers as the company revealed some of the upcoming software for PlayStation 5. But before it was all said and done, Sony finally lifted the curtain on the hardware itself, giving the world its first look at the PlayStation 5. Jeff Bakalar is here to break it all down.
Jun 12, 2020
Watch Sony reveal the PS5
At the 2020 PS5 event, Sony gave fans their first look at the long-awaited PlayStation 5 console and the surprise discless PS5 Digital Edition.
Jun 11, 2020
A first look at Resident Evil 8 appears at PS5 event
Sony shows off a first look at its latest installment of the Resident Evil series, coming to the PS5 in 2021.
Jun 11, 2020
Sony shows new look at DualSense controller for PS5
At the PS5 event, Sony showed a short new promotional video of its DualSense controller.
Jun 11, 2020
Sony debuts PS5 trailer for Spider-Man: Miles Morales
At its PS5 games event, Sony shows off gameplay for the new Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The new game is based off the popular lead charater from Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.
Jun 11, 2020
Will we still like the Subaru Outback after a year?
The Japanese automaker's station wagon has joined the Roadshow long-term fleet.
Jun 11, 2020
Home 5G live in Detroit, Twitter making Juneteenth official holiday
Today's major tech headlines include home 5G going live in Detroit, Twitter making Juneteenth an official company holiday and Uber and Grubhub appear to be ending merger talks over antitrust concerns.
Jun 11, 2020
Oculus Quest, one year in: The best games so far
The Quest is a great VR game system. Here are some places to start.
Jun 10, 2020
Apple to use its own chips, Nintendo updates number of accounts hacked
Today's major tech stories include news that Apple plans to start using its own chips in computers, Nintendo's revealing that 140,000 more accounts were hacked than previously thought and IBM's withdrawal from the facial recognition market out of concerns of its misuse.
Jun 10, 2020
Twitter working on new verification system, Bezos calls out racist customer
Today's major tech headlines include confirmation that Twitter is working on a new verification system, Sony's rescheduling of its PS5 games event and Jeff Bezos' calling out of a racist customer on Instagram.
Jun 09, 2020
Why 5G may seem underwhelming at first
It's about much bigger goals than better streaming on your phone.
Jun 09, 2020
The future of AI is weird, broken and sometimes full of wonder
Janelle Shane discusses her AI Weirdness blog, her book and what dangers AI still presents in a chaotic world.
Jun 08, 2020
Now What for TikTok: A conversation with Bryan Thoensen
TikTok is on a tear, but how will it evolve to keep users engaged -- and how will creators make money? TikTok's Bryan Thoensen discusses new formats and more in this talk from VidCon.
Jun 08, 2020
Porsche Taycan vs. Tesla Model S: Luxury EVs compared
We drove both, now join us as we break down the finer points of these two all-electric luxury powerhouses.
Jun 08, 2020
Apple plans socially distanced selfies, Samsung's leader could return to jail
Today's major tech stories include an innovative Apple patent, another possible leadership scandal for Samsung and a Black Lives Matter mural that can be seen from space.
Jun 08, 2020
Impossible Burger arrives on doorsteps for the first time
Online sales and home delivery start at $50.
Jun 06, 2020
Why the Sonos Arc is one special soundbar
The all-in-one soundbar to beat, the sleek and simple-to-set-up Arc has 11 drivers, a wide soundstage with lots of bass, and support for the Dolby Atmos surround-sound format.
Jun 06, 2020
Tech giants pledge funds to end racial injustice, CES 2021 to be in-person
This week's major tech headlines include tech giants' pledge to end racial injustice, Signal adding facial blurring tech to its app and plans for CES 2021 begin for the show to happen in-person as well as virtually.
Jun 06, 2020
Black Lives Matter: How you can take action today
CNET supports the Black Lives Matter movement and stands with all those that oppose racism, discrimination and violence. If you are interested in voicing your support, but don't know where to start, here's a list of some racial justice organizations, curated in part by our sister site BET, where you can get involved today.
Jun 05, 2020
See the SpongeBob SquarePants cast filming from home
The voices that bring the Bikini Bottom gang to life keep up the fun with The Stars of SpongeBob Fan Favorites Special, produced during coronavirus lockdown.
Jun 05, 2020
iOS 14: Everything we know
New features, a new look and more apps: Here's a roundup of the most plausible rumors about what the next software update will bring to the iPhone.
Jun 05, 2020
Beautify your yard with online tools
With summer approaching and more time being spent at home, now is a great time to spruce up your backyard. But with social distancing guidelines in place and perhaps a tight budget, a traditional landscape designer might not be the right solution. However, online services can help design the garden of your dreams.
Jun 05, 2020
Lapping Zandvoort with Mitchell deJong in iRacing
Join us at Zandvoort as sim racing pro Mitchell deJong talks about his career, his goals and the quick way with the Porsche 911.
Jun 05, 2020
FDA approves Fitbit ventilator, attempted cyberattacks on US presidential campaigns
Today's major tech stories include Fitbit's lower-cost ventilator getting approval for emergency use, Signal's tool to help protect the identities of protesters, and Google's detection of attempted cyberattacks on both US presidential campaigns.
Jun 05, 2020
BMW's 2021 4-series is almost more grille than car
Today on AutoComplete, we're going to talk about BMW's brand new 4-series and its, uh, shall we say polarizing styling -- plus its not-so-polarizing performance.
Jun 05, 2020
Google Home's best talent lets you customize responses
Routines for Google Assistant let you control multiple smart home gadgets at once, get info about your calendar or the weather, play music or podcasts, and more.
Jun 04, 2020
How to find and delete stalkerware
If you think your phone is being used to spy on you, try these tips.
Jun 04, 2020
The 5G Automotive Association wants to make your car a cellular device
Ford describes how it will make 5G available in its cars starting in 2022.
Jun 04, 2020
CES 2021 plans to be in-person, Apple's rumored iPad may be delayed
Today's major tech stories include new plans for CES 2021, Zoom's intent to keep end-to-end encryption behind its pay service and possible new dates for Apple's forthcoming iPads.
Jun 04, 2020
Buying your first e-bike: What you can expect
Shopping, assembling, riding and everything in between.
Jun 03, 2020
Ring's solid DIY security system is a lot like the original
The Amazon-owned company kept many of the good things about the first-gen kit, including its reasonable price.
Jun 03, 2020
Save money, buy one of these super-affordable cars.
No, none of them are terribly exciting, but these value-priced vehicles are efficient and versatile.
Jun 03, 2020
2020 Morgan Plus Four: Old-school looks with powerful performance
Despite the Plus Four's classic design, Morgan has taken the latest 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine found in the BMW 330i to give it some impressive performance.
Jun 03, 2020
Civil rights leaders slam Zuckerberg, Amazon's COVID-19 data not enough
Today's major tech stories include civil rights leaders slamming Facebook's CEO, questions about Amazon's release of COVID-19 data and a new Facebook feature that lets you delete an embarrassing post.
Jun 03, 2020
2021 BMW 4 Series: More than just a giant grille
Don't write off the BMW 4 Series because of its massive grille. With turbo power and lots of tech, the 4 Series is a solid luxury coupe.
Jun 02, 2020
Tech giants pledge funds to fight racial injustice, Facebook employees stage protest
Today's most important tech headlines include tech giants pledging funds to fight racial injustice, Facebook employees staging a protest and Sony delaying its PS5 game event.
Jun 02, 2020
SUVs are everywhere, but why?
SUV sales are increasing year-on-year but have you ever wondered why they're the vehicle of choice on today's roads?
Jun 01, 2020
Sony Xperia 1 II review: Pro photo and video control in your pocket
We take an in-depth look at Sony's $1,200 flagship aimed at phone photographers and filmmakers.
Jun 01, 2020
Top 5 most exciting future Apple products
Apple is working on some amazing tech that could change everything.
Jun 01, 2020
Zoom works on end-to-end encryption, SpaceX crew lands on ISS
In today's top stories, Zoom is working on end-to-end encryption as a premium service, SpaceX successfully lands the Crew Dragon onto the International Space Station and the cast of The Lord of the Rings reunite on YouTube.
Jun 01, 2020
Evercade plays 100s of retro games and it doesn't suck
From Blaze Entertainment comes the Evercade portable retro gaming console that runs on-- wait for it-- little cartridges. But after a week of playing around with it, the Evercade is a reliable, solidly-built throwback device that feels great, won't break the bank and certainly scratches the nostalgic itch by celebrating some of the more popular, and not-so-popular games of yesteryear. The premium version (includes three carts) is available in the US through Amazon for $100 starting June 5th.
May 31, 2020
What's new to stream for June 2020
Big-name movies head to streaming services, while HBO Max bursts onto the scene.
May 30, 2020
HBO Max is here, Xbox announces more Series X features
This week's major tech headlines include the arrival of HBO Max, new information about Xbox Series X backwards compatibility and how Google will start to include "experience" as a factor in search results.
May 30, 2020
Everything we know about Samsung Money
Samsung is launching a new debit card and cash management account later this summer in the US. Here's what we know so far about Samsung Money by SoFi and how it will work with Samsung Pay.
May 29, 2020
Can't be with your friends? Play games with them over Zoom
Just because you're keeping your physical distance from friends, it doesn't mean you have to give up on a social life. Here are suggestions for several fun games that can be played with groups of friends over Zoom.
May 29, 2020
Acura is back and the 2021 TLX is proof
Today on AutoComplete, we're looking at the recently announced 2021 Acura TLX and how it seems to be proof-positive that Honda's fancy cousin is serious about making cool cars again.
May 29, 2020
HBO Max: How to get it
There are many ways to subscribe to HBO Max. We explain the simplest paths to the new streaming service. And is HBO Max the best HBO? We address that, too.
May 29, 2020
What are the Roadshow team's favorite hybrids?
Hybrid vehicles are a great way to save money and help keep the air just a little bit cleaner. Here's a list of our favorite amped-up vehicles.
May 29, 2020
Google search changing, Microsoft brags about Xbox Series X
In today's top stories, Google announces that page experience is going to play a bigger role in search rankings. Meanwhile, the newest Xbox will be able to play lots and lots of older games with all kinds of improvements.
May 29, 2020
Trump issues order to stop alleged 'unchecked power' of Twitter
The president issues an executive order asking for clarification of a federal law that shields social media companies from being held legally responsible for user content.
May 28, 2020
Making movies in space is way harder than you think
Tom Cruise is set to shoot a movie in space, but he won't be the first. So what does a blockbuster in space look like? Well, don't expect any explosions for a start...