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Rumors Once Again Surface That Intel Could Purchase AMD

Of all the companies I’ve covered in my career, none have ever sparked the same level of takeover discussion as AMD. Now, with CES in the rearview mirror, the rumors...

Netflix Plans Across-the-Board Price Increases

Netflix announced plans to raise prices for all of its product plans this week. Wall Street welcomed the news, sending the stock up 6.5 percent. As for the plans being...

Intel’s Next 5GHz CPU May Lack Price Tag, Launch as Auction-Only

Companies like Intel and AMD typically make their CPUs available to both OEMs and what’s known as the retail channel for purchase. Sometimes, a limited edition chip or...

Gas, Hybrid, Performance, Cop Car: 2020 Ford Explorer Even Has Tesla-Like Display

DETROIT — Ford is busy killing the sedan business, getting cozy with VW, and envisioning a self-driving, electrified future. Meanwhile, nothing is as important to the...

CERN Reveals Plans for Particle Collider Four Times Larger Than LHC

Science requires finesse, but sometimes it also needs more power. CERN took the latter approach when it built the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 17-mile (27 kilometers)...

Motorola May Revive Razr as $1,500 Phone With Foldable Screen

When Motorola’s Razr first debuted in 2004, it blew up the sales charts and quickly became one of the most popular devices on the market. The diminutive flip phone may...

First Plants Sprout on Moon Aboard Chang’e 4 Lander

China’s Chang’e 4 mission already made history when it completed the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon. Now, it’s accomplished another first: An...

AMD Radeon VII Won’t Offer Full-Speed Double Precision

Ever since AMD surprise-announced the Radeon VII at CES, there have been questions about what kind of features or capabilities the GPU might bring to market to compete...

Judge: Police Can’t Force You to Unlock Phone With Fingerprint or Face ID

Every smartphone of note these days has some sort of biometric unlock option, be that fingerprint, iris scanning, or face unlock. US courts have held that your right...

Researchers Create Steam-Powered Space Probe

The steam engine powered the industrial revolution, but humanity has long since moved beyond this archaic method of generating locomotion. However, we might not be done...