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More manufacturers found to violate diesel emissions standards — but blame the test, not the vehicles

Share This article New test results published today showed that dozens of diesel cars from multiple manufacturers fail to meet specified European emission targets. Vehicles from Renault, Nissan, Hyundai, Citroen, Fiat, Volvo, and Jeep were all tested in real-world conditions ...

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Microsoft’s HoloLens coming in early 2016, developer kit to cost $3,000

Share This article From the beginning, Microsoft has tried to set its nascent augmented reality technology, dubbed HoloLens, apart from competing VR solutions. While VR companies like Oculus and Sony’s Playstation VR have focused on showcasing how virtual reality creates ...

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$0.55 per watt from SolarCity’s record-breaking new solar panel

Share This article For a while there, there was a chance that solar expansion was in trouble. In the US, the federal Investment Tax Credit is set to end in 2016, which many believe will slow adoption, even as technology ...

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AMD talks with private equity firm Silver Lake fell through: Report

Share This article Earlier this month, we reported AMD would reorganize and restructure its entire graphics unit, as well as rumors that Silver Lake, a private equity firm, was interested in acquiring a substantial share of the company. We had reason ...

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Here’s a look inside Samsung’s new US semiconductor HQ [PHOTOS]

Share This article When Samsung came to Silicon Valley in 1983, it was in a nondescript, two-story, brown building. This week, on the same site, it unveiled a massive new state-of-the-art, 10-story US headquarters for its Device Solutions businesses (memory, ...

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iOS 9 exploit allows access to photos and contacts without unlocking iPhone

Share This article It’s not uncommon for new operating systems to have bugs that need to be worked out, and iOS 9 is proving no exception. There’s a way to take advantage of Siri to access locked devices under iOS ...

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LG competition offers chance to win 34-inch widescreen displays, $10,000 for a dream PC

Share This article LG recently launched its new 34-inch 21:9 widescreen monitor. As part of that effort, the company is offering PC enthusiasts the chance to win a display or even build an entire dream machine. Upload a video or ...

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Making life more resistant to stress

Share This article A recent paper in Current Biology suggests that plants can be engineered against climate change, even drought. Researchers propose to do this by making the plants better at handling stress. Now I know what you might be ...

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These robotic spider legs could let helicopters land anywhere

Share This article When the US finally decided to evacuate its troops, diplomatic officers, and local allies from Vietnam in 1975, the biggest problem was a lack of helicopter landing zones. The country had left the job so late, it ...

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New species of human lineage discovered — but did they really bury their dead?

Share This article Imagine a new board game, a combination of Clue and Monopoly where the best guess isn’t necessarily the right one, but rather the one that generates the most fame and funds. What would you call it? A ...

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