Category: Technology News

Apple Sees Self-Driving Car as a Massive AI Project

Apple’s autonomous car project has morphed yet again. This time, it’s being described as a massive exercise in artificial intelligence that concentrates on...

Netflix’s New Content Download Option Has a Hidden Catch

When Netflix added support for content downloading late last year, it was hailed as a long-overdue move for the popular VOD service. Having now used the option while...

The Essential Phone’s Exclusive Carrier Will Be Sprint

Andy Rubin’s Android startup, Essential, announced its first phone earlier this month. No details on carrier partnerships were available at the time, but Essential...

Intel Quietly Threatens Microsoft, Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation

Last week, Intel published a blog post detailing the 39th anniversary of the x86 microarchitecture’s launch and the various ways the microarchitecture has evolved over...

Microsoft Adds Local Multiplayer From the Original Xbox to the Xbox One X

Update: The original version of this story referred to the Xbox GPU as being derived from the GeForce 2 generation of GPUs. It was actually a modified GeForce 3....

Hovering Over Links Can Install New Malware

The weakest link in computer security is often the user, which is why so many online attacks involve social engineering. If someone can trick you into opening an email...

Intel Sued for Allegedly Defective, Exploding Phones

Several years ago, back when Intel was still trying to break into the smartphone market, the company announced a highly unusual partnership. Because Intel couldn’t...

Chemically Custom-Tailored Graphene Could Diagnose HIV With Record Speed

Sometimes technology developed for one application turns out to be great for another. The world is full of beneficial accidents like this. Methylene blue, a dye, turns...

ET Deals: Dell OptiPlex 3050 Quad-Core Kaby Lake Tower for $569

Need a new tower PC for your office or den? Right now, Dell is running an awesome sale on a quad-core Kaby Lake PC. Use today’s coupon code, and you can save over $400...

This Is My Rig: David Cardinal’s PC Build for Photoshop

It used to be that building your own PC was a way to save money. Then it became a way to create top-performing machines. Now, for me at least, it’s mostly a way to...