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'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Trump with '125 Days' video - CNET

May 26 marks President Donald Trump's 125th day in office, and "The Simpsons" has a few things to say about it. The above short video , posted Friday by Animation on Fox, imagines Trump making one last attempt to try to patch things up with fired FBI director James B. Comey. In the style of "The Simpsons" Treehouse of Horror Halloween special, the video begins with a disturbing scene of Press Secretary Sean Spicer and presidential advisers ...
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New hack threat may be hiding in your movie's subtitles - CNET

A security software company warns that subtitles downloaded from websites could harbor malware. Getty Images Subtitles for movies you watch via Popcorn Time and similar services might spell trouble for your computer or media device, a computer security company said this week. A newfound vulnerability could let hackers take control of your gadget through malicious code inserted into the subtitle files, according to a report from Check Point ...
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Give your cat a comfy spaceship carrier - CNET

This futuristic-looking pet carrier will make your cat look like a sci-fi pilot while staying comfy. Kickstarter Traditional pet carriers aren't usually the most stylish ways to transport a cat or dog around. In fact, they often resemble some sort of plastic pet jail. But the Kickstarter project for the Waul pet carrier wants to change that. Not only will your cat (or small dog) look like a futuristic traveler, but your furry companion will...
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Ikea's Tradfri smart bulbs to support Alexa, Google, and Apple HomeKit this summer - CNET

Ikea's "Tradfri" line of smart lighting starter kits had us intrigued when we tested the system out recently , but a lack of integrations with popular smart home platforms kept us from recommending them outright. Tuesday, Ikea moved to address that shortcoming by announcing that the Tradfri line will add support for Amazon Alexa , Apple HomeKit and the Google Assistant later this year. Ikea's Tradfri smart lighting starter kits are on sale ...
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Facebook rules reportedly allow livestreaming of self-harm - CNET

Facebook Live has become a popular venue for broadcasting incidents of violence, including self-harm. Jason Cipriani/CNET Facebook users are allowed to livestream acts of self-harm because the social networking giant "doesn't want to censor or punish people in distress who are attempting suicide," according to allegedly leaked internal documents revealed Sunday by The Guardian . The images may be removed from the site "once there's no longe...
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​Uber to engineer: Comply with court in Waymo suit ... or else - CNET

Anthony Levandowski speaks to the press during last September's launch of Uber's self-driving cars. Angelo Merendino/Getty Images Uber appears to be distancing itself from Anthony Levandowski, its star self-driving car engineer , who's at the center of a lawsuit filed against the company by Waymo. In the suit, Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent company Alphabet, accuses Levandowski of stealing 14,000 "highly confidential" fil...
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Apple's new campus has just about everything, except day care - CNET

Apple's flashy new $5 billion campus , one of the last projects worked on by company co-founder Steve Jobs before his death, has custom-built door handles, thousands of trees and a 100,000-square-foot fitness and wellness facility that boasts a two-story yoga room covered in custom distressed stone. What the campus doesn't have, though, is a day care center. The question people in Silicon Valley are asking is: Should it? "Huge gym but no da...
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AMD roadmap confirms Vega for June, Ryzen Threadripper this summer - CNET

The first Vega-based Radeon card, the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, will be available in late June. But probably not for you. Screenshot by Lori Grunin/CNET I'll spare you the presentation about datacenter technology (though its EPYC server architecture sounds pretty impressive), but AMD's financial analyst conference revealed availability news about several forthcoming products that you probably should care about. Rumors about Vega , AMD's...
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​Airbnb redoes For You so it really, really is for you - CNET

Airbnb updates its For You tab to be more individually curated. Airbnb The first thing you see when you go to Airbnb's website or app is a For You tab. Take a scroll down and you'll see suggestions of places to stay and excursions to take, like watching the sunset in Barcelona or tasting wine in Northern California. The problem is, those excursions might not really apply to you. So Airbnb is making some changes to its For You feature. Start...
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Please, Tom Brady, don't appear on the cover of Madden NFL 18 - CNET

The G.O.A.T. will have his day. Jamie O'Connell/EA Sports Dear Tom Brady, As a die-hard New England Patriots fan, I implore you to reconsider your decision to appear on the cover of EA Sports Madden NFL 18 . Please know, I'm thinking broadly about this request. I only want what's best for you, your family, the Patriots and the millions of men and women in the Boston area who forget they are fully grown adult human beings most Sundays betwee...
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Elon Musk's tunnel transit video is mesmerizing, may make you sick - CNET

Elon Musk is very serious about getting down to boring. Late last year the Tesla and SpaceX CEO announced he was creating a new venture, The Boring Company , to start digging traffic-tackling tunnels under Los Angeles. Last month he showed off a concept video explaining how it could work, and on Friday he shared another video showing a test of an actual high-speed sled moving through a tunnel. Before you click play below, be advised there a...
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Get a Parrot Bebop quadcopter and SkyController for $223.99 - CNET

CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones , gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page . And find more great buys on the CNET Deals page . Hey, here's a quick follow-up regarding last week's Samsung Gear Fit 2 deal . I bought one, it arrived quickly, and I tested it a bit over the weekend. Love the screen, love the huge assortment of watch faces (seriously, Apple, your ...
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Apple exec mocks Google Home and Amazon Echo - CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. Nothing good to say about Google Home and Amazon Echo. Stephen Lam/Getty Images Perhaps you like the idea of a box in your living room that talks to you, turns the lights on for you, yet still can't make you breakfast. It seems, though, that Apple's SVP of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, isn't impressed with the ones he's seen so far. In an int...
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Apple TV may finally get Amazon video app this summer - CNET

For Amazon Prime members the one glaring strike against Apple TV has been its inability to stream Amazon video content. But according to a Recode report , Apple and Amazon may be on the verge of putting their differences aside and will bring the Amazon video app to Apple TV this summer. Amazon Prime Video. Amazon No one from either company would go on record confirming the possibility, but Recode said the two tech giants were close to an ag...
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Apple pledges $1B toward creating manufacturing jobs in US - CNET

Apple CEO Tim Cook says the iPhone maker will create a fund dedicated to promoting creation of advanced manufacturing jobs in the US. CNBC Apple said Wednesday it plans to create a $1 billion fund to promote creation of advanced manufacturing jobs in the US. During an interview with CNBC, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the iPhone maker will announce later this month its first investment in an as-yet-unknown company, part of an initial investment o...
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Netflix beefs up warnings on '13 Reasons Why' after outrage - CNET

Katherine Langford plays the fictional Hannah Baker, who is already dead when the show begins. Beth Dubber/Netflix The controversial show about teen suicide that's sparked millions of tweets is getting new and stronger content warnings. The move is the latest in the back and forth about the Netflix original program " 13 Reasons Why " and comes in a response to backlash and concern about the show's suitability for young viewers . All of the ...
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Steve Ballmer takes excitement to new levels of crazy - CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. This isn't the first time. Ringo Chiu/Getty Images It's one thing to be a little excitable. It's another to be Steve Ballmer. The former Microsoft CEO seems to enjoy the ability to reach paroxysms of self-expression without somehow bursting a gasket. At Friday Night's Game 6 of a Western Conference series between his Los Angeles Clippers and the Ut...
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Malaysia may prosecute WhatsApp group admins over fake news - CNET

Next time you write something on a group chat, make sure you're not spreading "alternative facts," otherwise you could land your friend in jail. Brais Seara Fernandez, Getty Images Being a WhatsApp group chat admin is getting riskier in Malaysia. The country's government may use an existing law to investigate WhatsApp group admins if they fail to curb the distribution of fake news (factually incorrect or misleading information), said the co...
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FCC Chairman begins assault on net neutrality rules - CNET

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai introduced a new proposal at an event in Washington on Wednesday that would gut the legal underpinnings of the agency's controversial net neutrality regulations. Eric Thayer/Getty Images Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai started the process to roll back Obama-era net neutrality regulation, setting up a showdown between tech companies and broadband providers. In a speech in Washington on Wednesday, Pai outlined h...
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Icky wax worms could offer solution biodegrading plastic bags - CNET

Wax worms could hold the key to our plastic problem. CSIC The larvae of the Galleria mellonella, also known as the greater wax moth, could hold the key to solving our plastic bag problem. Scientists from the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria (CSIC) , Spain and the University of Cambridge's department of Biochemistry have found that the caterpillar version of the moth has the ability to digest and break down polyethylen...
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March for Science goes to Silicon Valley - CNET

"This sign is flat -- the Earth is not!" said one sign at the Silicon Valley March for Science, urging people not to regress to an obsolete world view science helped overturn. Stephen Shankland/CNET Tens of thousands of scientists and science supporters took to the streets Saturday for the March for Science , standing up for an intellectual framework that's done everything from measure the age of the universe to let you send a text message ...
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Will a rear Touch ID sensor stop you from upgrading to the iPhone 8? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 81) - CNET

Apple hires Google Satellite execs to work on new hardware, pointing to satellite internet, and more leaked schematics point to a rear Touch iD iPhone. Original link
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Google Chrome wants to help you block annoying ads (The 3:59, Ep. 214) - CNET

Google Chrome wants to help you block annoying ads (The 3:59, Ep. 214) - CNET Original link
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All of the iPhone 8's rumored features brought to life in beautiful concept designs - CNET

Samsung Galaxy S8's major makeover This year's flagship phone gets a sexy new design and Bixby, a house-made digital assistant. Original link
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Computer and internet pioneer Robert Taylor dies at 85 - CNET

Robert Taylor, tech innovator. Gardner Campbell via Wikipedia CC Robert Taylor, a computer scientist who was instrumental in the creation of the internet and modern computer, has died. He was 85. Taylor, who had suffered from Parkinson's disease, died Thursday at his home in Woodside, California, his son Kurt told The New York Times . While many people played a role in building the internet, few made as many contributions as Taylor. As a re...
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Russia shows off robotic gunslinger - CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. This one's clearly a defector. Oli Scarff/Getty Images As the promise of warfare wafts across the world, it's worth focusing on the future and whether the world has one. Conveniently, one of the countries that currently seems a touch bellicose, Russia, has unveiled a robot that seems very battle-ready. On Friday, the country's deputy prime minister...
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CNET giveaway: 'The Fate of the Furious' schwag - CNET

Start your engines and get ready to win* some " The Fate of the Furious " schwag! We interviewed Ludacris , who plays Tej Parker in the new "Fast & Furious" movie, for the 2017 spring issue of CNET Magazine, and decided to join forces with Universal Pictures to giveaway some great schwag to our readership. The winners will be able to take home the following prizes: Grand prize: We will be awarding two grand prizes that consist of one ba...
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Eerie images of abandoned aircraft - CNET

Samsung Galaxy S8's major makeover This year's flagship phone gets a sexy new design and Bixby, a house-made digital assistant. Original link
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Help! My family plan's gotten out of control - CNET

The wireless wars are heating up, which means great deals for consumers. And the best deals by far go to the folks on big family plans. Verizon made headlines last month when it announced a new unlimited data plan. Then T-Mobile revised its unlimited plan to match Verizon. Sprint followed with its own promotion. Finally, AT&T announced updates to its unlimited plan . These new offerings promise consumers a lot more value at competitive ...
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'Buffy' alum Clare Kramer on her Glory days, and Whedon's best advice - CNET

Clare Kramer's character Glorificus was more than just a typical slayer enemy, she was a force to be reckoned with. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET It's not easy being a goddess trying to get back to your beloved hell dimension, especially when a pesky vampire slayer like Buffy gets in the way. Actor Clare Kramer's character Glorificus on the " Buffy the Vampire Slayer " TV series was more than just a villain. Glory was also a powerf...
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