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MIT spins off a better ride share scooter

The current crop of ride share scooters are underwhelming. Can tech save the concept?

Bird’s first non-electric scooter is made for kids

Bird is making a traditional kick-powered scooter for kids. The California-based startup, which has flooded countless cities with dockless electric scooters, will sell its child-friendly Birdie for $129 throughout the…

Google Stadia wants to be the future of gaming. So do Microsoft, Sony and Amazon – CNET

The game streaming future is here, but who’s gonna sell it to you? Source / CNET

Aston Martin launches its first luxury SUV: The DBX

Aston Martin has revealed its first SUV from its Welsh factory in St Athan. The new vehicle is said to be a “new kind” of Aston Martin designed with a…

What to buy on Black Friday: Where to find deals on AirPods, Nintendo, Xbox, Instant Pot, and more

Since Black Friday is a week later this year than it has been in the past few years, retailers are still hauling ass to get the word out about their…

Eco-friendly gifts at every price point

I’ve always gone out of my way to recycle, conserve electricity, and opt for government officials who take climate change seriously. But I didn’t understand the true importance of hardcore…

Google: BigQuery and GCE users get these new controls over sensitive cloud data

Don’t or can’t trust Google with the encryption keys to your sensitive data? Now you can store the keys completely outside Google’s infrastructure.

‘Diablo IV’ team reveals early thoughts on dungeons, level caps

Blizzard only just announced Diablo IV a couple of weeks ago, but it's already provided some key updates on the game's development. In an attempt to repair a fractured relationship…

5G/Innovation Summit 2019 to be held in Taipei November 25

5G/Innovation Summit 2019, an event focusing on empowering innovation in the 5G era organized by Taipei City’s Department of Economic Development with support from Digitimes, will take place in Taipei on November 25.

Highlights of the day: Anylayer HDI boards demand rising from Chinese handset vendors

Chinese handset vendors are eager to adopt anylayer HDI boards for their high-end smartphones, but they currently have to source such boards from outside of China despite the country’s bid to raise self-sufficiency for electronics components. Taiwan-based PCB makers Compeq and Unimicron are among those that are able to satisfy Chinese handset vendors’ rising demand for anylayer HDI boards. Taiwan-based IC design houses have also seen increases in orders from China for chips supporting fast-charging, and many of them expect strong fourth-quarter 2019 results. In the optoelectronics sector, mini LEDs are presenting opportunities. Taiwan-based Epistar is ready to expand capacity for the mini LED segment next year.

Xbox One update helps you buy the games your friends are playing

It could soon be all too easy to cave into peer pressure if you're an Xbox One owner. Microsoft is trotting out a Guide update that not only lets you…

Jimmy Kimmel tricks Trump fans into declaring their support for… Richard Nixon

Tuesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! took to the streets to ask Trump supporters whether they felt the U.S. president should be impeached for his controversial actions. Unsurprisingly, they didn’t,…

Kubernetes is the new Java: VMware

But it’s still only at the ‘potential phase’, cautioned VMware VP and CTO of cloud-native apps Kit Colbert.

The 32 best games on the Nintendo Switch – CNET

So you just bought a Nintendo Switch and you’re wondering what games you should pick up to go along with it? Here are our favourites… Source / CNET

An especially cold text reply about setting boundaries is a copypasta now

As usual, Twitter is Big Mad about yet another divisive take. This time, it’s about setting boundaries with friends.  Writer Melissa Fabello posted a thread about establishing limits when it…

Sony AI unit launches to push R&D in gaming, cameras and food

Ever since Sony announced the return of Aibo in 2016, it's increasingly focused on developing AI technology to push its products. Now it's established Sony AI which will have offices…

Taiwan analog IC firms see orders for fast-charging devices pick up from China

Taiwan-based analog IC specialists have recently seen orders mainly short lead-time ones for fast-charging solutions pick up from China’s high-tech industry, which is looking to reduce its dependence on US-made chips, according to industry sources.

Chorus facing regulated revenue cap in New Zealand

Fibre providers in New Zealand will need to disclose profits, quality of service, and expenditure from 2022.

Apple wants to build the ‘next generation of media apps’ for Windows

Apple wants to make new media apps for Windows, as evident by a new job listing that has surfaced. More specifically, the Cupertino company is looking for software engineers to…

Tim Cook’s dream: Every enterprise run on an iPhone

Meanwhile Marc Benioff doesn’t even know where his computer is anymore as he’s running Salesforce from the palm of his hand.

‘Catan’ AR game could ride on Niantic’s tech

If you're Niantic and you're planning a follow-up to augmented reality hits like Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, what famous property do you work with next? Apparently, the…

Emilia Clarke’s nude scene pressure didn’t come from ‘Game of Thrones’

Emilia Clarke opened up about performing in nude scenes on Game of Thrones and later projects in a recent episode of Dax Shepard’s podcast Armchair Expert.  In the episode, Clarke…

Yeti in My Spaghetti Game for $8 + pickup at Walmart – CNET

Yeti in My Spaghetti Game for $8 Source / CNET

Barbie Careers Chicken Farmer Doll & Chicken Coop Playset for $10 + pickup at Walmart – CNET

Barbie Careers Chicken Farmer Doll & Chicken Coop Playset for $10 Source / CNET

LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu: Oni Titan for $29 + free shipping – CNET

LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu: Oni Titan for $29 Source / CNET

Pixar Theory: The best Pixar movie order

Pixar has mastered computer animation and, possibly, hidden storytelling.  Nearly 25 years ago, the studio released its first film, Toy Story, and, since then, it’s become a movie-making powerhouse that…

Hey Google, play the news: How Google Assistant’s Your News Update feature works

Google has updated Google Assistant with a new feature, called Your News Update, which allows the AI to pull up a personalised playlist of audio news stories for you. Here’s…

SoftBank Robotics launches a $499 monthly robotic vacuum service

Known for its humanoid robot Pepper, SoftBank Robotics now introduces Whiz, an automated commercial vacuum service. Pricing starts at $499 per month.

Kickstarter wants projects to be more transparent about their budget

Crowdfunding is great in theory, but many projects fail to meet their fundraising goals, end up asking for more money or fall apart entirely. In an attempt to help creators…

LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Edition Snowspeeder for $21 + pickup at Walmart – CNET

LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Edition Snowspeeder for $21 Source / CNET