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Facebook reportedly asked by US government to help wiretap Messenger - CNET
That would mean breaking encryption on the chat app.

Nintendo Switch's 'VR Mode' has hidden in the system for over a year - CNET
Though it's unclear if it's Nintendo's official VR debut.

Android P is coming to Sony Xperia XZ2, XA2, XZ1, XZ Premium - CNET
Sony also shared why it takes so long to get Android updates.

Blizzard now admits Overwatch is a possibility for Nintendo Switch - CNET
With Diablo III confirmed for Nintendo's hybrid gaming system, it's starting to sound like other Blizzard games could make the jump.

Amazon is reportedly working on a new DVR - CNET
The device, currently nicknamed Frank, would connect to a Fire TV streamer.

Leak: New Google Chromecast will add Bluetooth and stronger Wi-Fi - CNET
Google's sold over 55 million of these gadgets, and now a new version might be on the way.

The best back-to-school deals from Amazon - CNET
It's not too late to save money on Fire, Echo and other Amazon products.

HBO confirms Watchmen TV series, shares cast list - CNET
The comic book saga of troubled superheroes will debut on the network in 2019.

US senator proposes bill offering $3,500 discount on American-made cars - Roadshow
The funding for such an ambitious incentive would come from removing tax cuts offered to automakers' overseas operations.

Matt Groening's newest series is up on Netflix - CNET
He's explored suburbia and the future. But this time, the Simpsons creator takes on the fantastic.

Judge sets bail at $750K in cryptocurrency for alleged EA hacker - CNET
Break out the bitcoin or stay locked up.

Senators ask Facebook, Twitter, Google to block 3D-printed gun blueprints - CNET
Facebook has already said it'll ban sites that share and host the designs. Will others follow suit?

Possible Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 leaks suggest you can buy it next week - CNET
Shots of what really seem to be MSI GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti cards, possible specifications and availability, and even a benchmark are now out there.

NASA 'optimistic' Mars rover can survive that crazy dust storm - CNET
As a global Mars dust storm eases, NASA listens for signs of life from the silent rover and hopes it hasn't suffered permanent damage.

Siri vs. Alexa vs. Google Assistant - CNET
Three voice assistants are fighting for space in your smart home -- is there a clear winner?

Alexa update lets you watch Ring, Arlo, security camera alerts on your Echo Show - CNET
Select Alexa-enabled security cameras now respond to the phrase, "Alexa, show the event that just happened at the side door."

Gmail Confidential Mode lets you send top-secret emails on your phone - CNET
This email will self-destruct in 3...2...1

PUBG on mobile hits 100 million downloads as Fortnite rolls to Android - CNET
The original battle royale hit makes a milestone.

Are your live local channels on a streaming TV service yet? - CNET
Six nationwide live TV streamers -- DirecTV Now, Fubo TV, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and YouTube TV -- all offer some combination of ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. Find out how they compare in your city.

Chrome game invites you to yell 'Enhance!' at your computer screen - CNET
Zoom in. Zoom in. Enhance. Enhance! Now you're Harrison Ford in Blade Runner.

The one thing nobody understands about MoviePass - CNET
Commentary: This is why MoviePass died. At least, the MoviePass we loved.

Apple is rethinking the hearing aid -- and now Android is, too - CNET
Hearing aids could get way smarter with official Android support from Google.

Audi ditches manual transmissions in US because nobody bought them - Roadshow
The A4 and the A5 were the last holdouts, but the take rate for the stick shift was hilariously low.

Google 'not close' to launching search engine in China, Pichai says - CNET
About 1,000 employees protested the alleged development of a search engine that would give censorship powers to the Chinese government.

HTC U12 Plus fires up in 'flame red' - CNET
If you've been waiting for a brilliant reason to buy the phone, the new autumnal-hued model may qualify.