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Zuckerberg fires up the Zuckergrill live on Facebook - CNET

At home with the Zuckerbergs. Screenshot/Facebook Oh, those summer nights. What to do when you're at a loose end? If you're anything like Mark Zuckerberg, you butcher yourself some brisket and stick it on the smoker, then fire up a Facebook live video so the whole world can see. Facebook's CEO spent an hour and 25 minutes broadcasting live from his back yard on Sunday evening while he was waiting for his meat to cook. Zuckerberg's wife, Pri...
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'Justice League,' 'Thor,' 'Westworld' and more at Comic-Con - CNET

Welcome to Comic-Con's Hall H, where Hollywood heavyweights are previewing the most anticipated movies and TV shows of the next 12 months. Marvel once again stole the show with a bevy of exclusive footage. The studio kicked things off with a humorous summary of the franchise from Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) and Michael Peña (his sidekick), which segued into an introduction of Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, Hope Pym's mother and Hank Pym's wif...
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Razer may be making a phone - CNET

The Razer Blade laptop was the first breakout product from the company outside its PC peripheral roots. Sarah Tew/CNET It's been a long time since Razer was satisfied building gaming mice, keyboards, and headphones. Every January, the company shows off a crazy new computer at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas -- remember the three-screen laptop ? -- and now, Bloomberg reports  Razer is working on a phone as well. We don't know much...
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iPhone manufacturers join hands with Apple in Qualcomm spat - CNET

This tiny little chip is behind all that drama that's been going on for several months. Qualcomm More are joining Apple 's court battle against Qualcomm . Four iPhone manufacturers have filed a suit against the US chipmaker, alleging it used its market position to charge excessive royalties, Reuters reported Wednesday. They are Foxconn's parent company Hon Hai Precision Industry, Wistron Corp, Compal Electronics and Pegatron Corp. The move ...
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Google Pixel 2 comes to life in this concept video - CNET

Did you love the look of last year's Google Pixel ? You're not alone. While the sequel phone is still under wraps, digital designer Concept Creator has given us an interpretation of what the Google Pixel 2 may look like. If you can't wait for Google's next big Android phone, take a look at this concept video from Concept Creator (above, but also here .) We know for certain that Google plans to continue its  Pixel flagship line thanks to har...
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Ed Sheeran's bizarre 'Game of Thrones' cameo hits sour note - CNET

Warning: Spoilers for "Game of Thrones" ahead. If you were watching " Game of Thrones " on Sunday night and aren't up on your red-headed singers, you might have been confused. Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) has just slaughtered a room full of Freys , and while riding her horse, she hears the dulcet tones of a melody she doesn't recognize. It's singer Ed Sheeran in the most bizarre cameo in the HBO hit's history.  "That's a pretty song," Arya ...
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'The Incredibles 2' picks up exactly where the original ended - CNET

Fans may have waited years, but for "The Incredibles," no time has passed since the first film in 2004. Pixar " The Incredibles " hit theaters in 2004, ages ago for fans of the animated hit. But in the world of the movie's superhero family, no time has passed at all. "The Incredibles 2" will pick up just after the first film ended, Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter told IGN on Friday. "It starts right as the first one finishes, so ...
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Google, Facebook pressured to decrypt data by new Australian law - CNET

The bill will go into effect in November. NurPhoto The Australian government is implementing laws that'll pressure tech giants like Facebook and Google to decrypt messages for terrorist and criminal investigators, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Friday, reports the ABC .  Investigators would ask for assistance from Apple , Facebook, Google and more in cases regarding terrorism, pedophile rings and drug trafficking.  "We've got ...
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Motorola hints at next shatter-proof phone for July 25 event - CNET

Motorola's not-so-subtle invite Motorola The tech industry isn't always known for subtlety. Motorola's beginning to tease the announcements for its July 25 event in New York , and its latest invite sent to press shows broken glass and says the company plans to "shatter your expectations." Considering Motorola already makes the Moto Z Force  and Droid Turbo 2 that both have a special " shatter shield " feature that guarantees your phone's di...
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Waze gets personal on iOS with custom voice prompts - CNET

Waze "Take the second exit at the roundabout."Sometimes a direction that makes sense on paper can be confusing on the road. But that's OK because the Google-owned Waze is now letting iOS users record their own personalised directions.You can access the Voice Recorder feature in Waze's advanced settings by hitting "Sound & voice." Tap "Voice directions" and you'll be given the option to record a new voice. Your custom voice pack comes wi...
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Can tech fix online hate and harassment? - CNET

Peter Strain Brittan Heller doesn't know quite what caused it. Maybe she turned a man down for a date too quickly, bruising his pride. Maybe she just bothered him in some way. Whatever it was, Heller inadvertently unleashed waves of attacks from a fellow Yale law student when she did whatever she did a decade ago. Back then Facebook didn't have the reach it currently has. So Heller's tormentor raised an online mob on AutoAdmit.com, a messag...
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This is your brain on hate - CNET

Experiencing hate online can have physical consequences. NurPhoto Evette Dionne thought she was tweeting into the void. Then the void tweeted back. When Muhammad Ali died last year, Dionne, a 27-year-old journalist, posted a handful of tweets reflecting on what the boxing legend and cultural icon meant to the black community. She shared her thoughts on how commentators seemed to sand down the edges of a man who was an outspoken civil rights...
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FAA offers to refund hobbyists' $5 drone registration fees - CNET

If you registered your drone for fun flying, you may be looking at getting some money back from the government. Dave Cheng/CNET If you're a drone hobbyist who registered your device with the FAA, you may be eligible for a refund of your $5 registration fee and deletion of the data you provided. The Federal Aviation Administration's drone registration system took flight two years ago, telling owners to pay $5 apiece or face potential crimina...
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Whatever your ailment, there could soon be a robot to fix it - CNET

Now Playing: Watch this: Facebook takes on Government, Samsung develops Bixby... 1:10 Robots in your office, robots in hospitals, robots at home. Is there anywhere robots won't be in the future? By the looks of what CNET saw at the culmination of UK Robotics Week, it looks like the answer is no. The robotics world gathered in London last Friday for the International Robotics Showcase. We caught up with MiRo, the adorable companion robot who...
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Geometric 3D-printed cake molds look tasty squared - CNET

Not all cakes need to be a traditional circular or square shape to be impressive. Thanks to the popularity of 3D printing, bakers of all skill levels can design a cake that looks like a prop from a sci-fi movie.  Ukraine pastry chef Dinara Kasko has not only created inspiring geometric cakes , she's selling her  3D printed sphere molds -- complete with her recipes -- so adventurous bakers can make their own edible works of art.  The sphere ...
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How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order - CNET

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is full of heroes, villains, explosions and confusing continuity. Sure, the MCU officially started in 2008 with the release of "Iron Man," but that doesn't mean that's the first film that you should watch. Instead of watching the multitude of Marvel movies in the order they were released, we've created our own handy guide to viewing the MCU the right way. Let's start with Phase 1. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Origi...
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Is this Microsoft’s canceled Surface Mini? - CNET

Was Microsoft planning to release a smaller Surface called "Surface Mini" in 2014? According to  Windows Central , it supposedly was. Back in 2014, a third-party revealed a case for a "Surface Mini" product ahead of Microsoft's planned event in New York City. The case fed into rumors that the company would reveal a "mini" version of the Surface tablet. A few weeks later, only the  Surface Pro 3  was announced. Now, however, Windows Central ...
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Twitter and IGN will let you livestream Comic-Con - CNET

Twitter and IGN Entertainment will be livestreaming from Comic-Con. Tara Ziemba / Getty Images If you can't make it out to Comic-Con this year, you can visit vicariously through livestreaming . Twitter and IGN Entertainment will be livestreaming portions of the event , the companies said Thursday. From July 19-22, coverage will include interviews, trailers, behind the scenes footage and, of course, plenty of cosplay .   IGN Entertainment di...
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Cadbury chocolate factory shut down by Petya cyberattack - CNET

Matt Cardy/Getty Images Truly an attack that strikes at the creamy centre of the cybersecurity community: A Cadbury chocolate factory in Tasmania, Australia, has been hit by the Petya cyberattack currently sweeping the globe.The massive ransomware attack , identified by security firm Bitdefender as GoldenEye , has already cut a swathe across Europe and the rest of the world, encrypting files and systems and locking users out of entire netwo...
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Algorithm turns Trump tweets into verse. Sad or covfefe? - CNET

"Roses are red, violets are blue. Also, defund, then repeal!" Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET Donald Trump, poet? A Reddit user created an algorithm that randomly turns the president's tweets into poems, and needless to say, the software has plenty of material to work with. The poetry generator, called Poet in Chief , takes snippets of separate Trump tweets and weaves them into five-line rhyming verses. Anyone who wants to further decon...
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UK Parliament gets hit by hackers - CNET

Hackers are prodding Parliament. Getty Images "Sorry no parliamentary email access today -- we're under cyber attack from Kim Jong Un, Putin or a kid in his mom's basement or something..." That's the word Saturday from UK parliament member Henry Smith, whose Twitter post about a hacking attack aimed at the British government was no joke. A spokesperson for the House of Commons said officials had "discovered unauthorised attempts to access a...
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New Apple Store gets a MacBook roof - CNET

Apple fans, get your cameras ready. Apple's new Chicago store is currently under construction and will come equipped with its very own MacBook roof. So even if you don't buy a Mac, you can at least take selfies under one. Yesterday, the construction crew placed Apple's iconic logo in the middle of the overhead silver structure before rolling it up just an hour later. That short time, however, was all it took to reveal the eye-grabbing lapto...
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Samsung developing dedicated chip for the Internet of Things - CNET

Samsung Samsung Electronics is going all in with the Internet of Things . The company announced this week that it is commencing production on the Exynos i T200, a processor optimised for IoT, reports ZDNet .The chip is a member of its Exynos range of mobile ARM processors, and supports wireless communications and improved security, the company said, boasting a function that prevents illegal copying. It has multiple cores and can support mul...
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German police said to raid homes over online hate speech - CNET

German police raided 36 homes over posts on social media. Sergei Konkov\TASS via Getty Images Germany is serious about cracking down on hate speech on social media. German police on Tuesday raided the homes of 36 people accused of hateful postings on social media, reported The New York Times . The posts reportedly included "threats, coercion and incitement to racism." The raids, performed by officers for Germany's Federal Criminal Police Of...
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The world's biggest commercial plane just got more impressive - CNET

The Airbus Airbus Airbus unveiled a more efficient version of the A380, its giant double-decker passenger plane, on Monday ahead of the Paris Airshow. With a new, more aerodynamic wing design, the A380plus promises to be more efficient, cutting fuel costs by four percent, according to a press release . The redesigned plane will also be able to fit more passengers on board. Currently, an A380 can carry a maximum of 497 passengers, but the A3...
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