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Uber’s global reach grows as the company’s ridesharing comes to Tokyo

It took six years, but Uber is finally hitting the road in Tokyo. The company kicked off rideshare operations in Japan's capital city on Friday, according...

Google’s cheap Pixel 3a is sold out and discontinued

If you were in the market for a cheap Pixel phone, your options just got narrower.  Google has confirmed to Android Police that it has discontinued the Pixel...

Facebook is shutting down TikTok competitor Lasso

Facebook announced the impending death of its Pinterest competitor Hobby this week, but it now appears the unloved app won't die alone. The not-media company has revealed its TikTok competitor Lasso will also...

The best apps for remembering that website you want to revisit

Some people look to wipe their web history as soon as possible. (Can't have anyone stumble across those adult websites you visited!) But what if you're the opposite? What...

Google delays reopening U.S. offices until September

When the coronavirus pandemic first started to take hold back in March, tech companies quickly shifted to getting as many employees to work from home as possible. Google was...

Facebook admits to improperly giving user data to third-party developers, again

Stop me if you've heard this one before: Facebook gave user data to third-party developers, even after specifically telling users it wouldn't.  In a Wednesday blog post, Facebook announced...

WhatsApp just made its group video chats a little less chaotic

WhatsApp's parent company Facebook is dealing with a political crisis after crisis. That hasn't stopped WhatsApp from making some useful improvements for everyone still relying on chat services in quarantine.

How to download YouTube videos

In this time of ubiquitous internet and abundance of content, downloading videos to your hard drive is rarely necessary. But sometimes, an important video can be hard to find,...

Samsung is skipping IFA this year, instead of running its own digital event

Samsung is skipping IFA this year.  Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, IFA 2020 is scheduled to be the first major tech event this year to actually...

Elon Musk’s coronavirus self-own to go down in the history of self-owns

All he had to do was keep his mouth shut.  Like so many of his fellow tech executives, Elon Musk believes that his success in one...

Police used ‘smart streetlights’ to surveil protesters, just as privacy groups warned

Well, we can't say we weren't warned. San Diego police have turned a technology pitched on the promise of reducing traffic fatalities and tracking carbon emissions into a...

YouTube bans David Duke, Richard Spencer, and other white nationalist personalities

A slew of major far-right video personalities just lost their online home. On Monday, YouTube banned a half dozen white nationalist channels from its platform for...

Facebook reveals the future of VR headsets, and it’s more ‘CSI Miami’ than ‘Tron’

Immersing yourself in virtual reality can feel like a sci-fi fantasy come true but bulky, cumbersome VR headsets almost make it more trouble than it's worth. There have been...

India bans TikTok after the deadly military conflict, accuses app of ‘stealing’ data

The Indian government banned TikTok, which is extremely popular in the country, for alleged privacy violations and threatening its "sovereignty." On Monday, the government of India announced the...

Waze brightens app with a colorful redesign

Navigation app Waze "refreshed" its look on Monday with brighter colors and expressive icons.  The Waze logo has a new font. Waze's Carpool app is also...

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13 tips and tricks for the Note 9’s camera

The Note 9's camera is pretty amazing. Angela Lang/CNET Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 ($1,000 at Amazon.com) is one amazing piece of kit. Outside of using the S Pen for all...

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