Robot to star in new Tony Kaye movie 2nd Born – CNET

Watch out human actors. Robots could be competing for your roles. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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Intel steals Nvidia’s thunder with sneak peek at its first discrete GPU in years – CNET

It’s been nearly 20 years since Intel produced a real graphics card. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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Looks like Tweetbot, Twitterrific and other Twitter apps are going to be crippled – CNET

Starting Thursday, several useful features are expected to be removed or degraded. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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Samsung Harman Kardon sound bars aiming for the high-end Atmos enthusiast – CNET

Samsung has announced two Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound bars that will be available from late August, with pricing starting[…]

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Best Buy buys Jitterbug phone maker GreatCall for $800M – CNET

“New: Tech for seniors,” reads one of the company’s new ads. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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China stops approving new video, phone games – CNET

And it’s unclear when regulators will resume licensing. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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Swiss government bans diesel models from Mercedes and Porsche – Roadshow

The ban applies specifically to the Mercedes Vito van as well as the Porsche Cayenne and Macan diesels. Search Tech[…]

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SEC slaps Tesla with a subpoena over Elon Musk tweets, report says – Roadshow

No entity involved will confirm or deny what’s actually going on. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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Leak: Diablo 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch later this year – CNET

A leaked announcement confirms your Switch is about to become a Diablo machine. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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Best Buy acquires GreatCall for $800 million, adds 900,000 paying customers, subscriptions

GreatCall focuses on services for the aging population, is profitable and has $300 million in annual revenue. The company also[…]

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The Lane Museum’s amphibious Hobbycar sank during an annual event – Roadshow

I guess not all cars are sea-worthy. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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NetApp’s Q1 benefits from strong demand

NetApp handily topped expectations and said its all-flash array products are on a $2.2 billion annual run rate. Search Tech[…]

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Cisco tops Q4 earnings targets

Recurring revenue was 32 percent of total revenue, up one point from a year ago, Cisco said. Search Tech Things:[…]

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The Motorola phones getting Android Pie: Moto Z3, Z2, X4, G6 – CNET

Look out for the Android Pie update on the Moto G6, Moto X4 and Moto Z3 starting this fall. Search[…]

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Twitter’s Dorsey vows ‘consistent’ enforcement after Alex Jones, Infowars suspended – CNET

But still no full ban for the conspiracy theorist who’s used Twitter to attack children and families. Search Tech Things:[…]

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LG unveils two new Styler clothes steamers ahead of IFA 2018 – CNET

The LG Styler ThinQ and the Styler Mirrored Glass Door will be on display at Europe’s biggest tech trade show.[…]

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Android 9 Go means a $30 phone may get Pie before you do – CNET

Google says Android Pie will come to Android Go phones this fall. (No word yet on Samsung Galaxy phones.) Search[…]

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George R.R. Martin: Game of Thrones TV deaths won’t match books – CNET

The author says he’s “working on” Winds of Winter, and the print books won’t always align with the HBO series.[…]

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Investors tell Uber to ditch self-driving car program, report says – Roadshow

The Information claims Uber is currently spending up to $200 million per quarter on its AV development. Search Tech Things:[…]

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Facebook raised $300M during first year of birthday fundraisers – CNET

More than 750,000 nonprofits have access to the social network’s fundraising tools. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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