Hands On: How Mazda’s Gasoline-Powered Diesel May Lift MPG 20-30 Percent
Creativity flows from the smallest of automakers: The SkyActiv-X engine compresses gasoline until it self-combusts. It uses ultra-lean air/fuel mixtures, low enough to sometimes need a spark plug to start (only) combustion.
Google Pulled ‘Bad’ Android Apps in 2017 Faster Than Ever Before
Google reports that it took down more than 700,000 "bad" apps in 2017, and it did so faster than ever before.
New Bill Mandates Replaceable Batteries in Consumer Electronics
The state of Washington is proposing a new bill that would mandate the inclusion of user-replaceable batteries in all consumer electronics.
AMD Triumphantly Returns to Full-Year Profitability, Forecasts Strong 2018
AMD's financial earnings for 2017 were the companies greatest success in years and marked its return to full-year profitability. Can it pull off the same trick two years in a row?
Apple Slashes iPhone X Production by Half On Weak Demand
Apple is slashing production on its iPhone X to adjust to a drop in overall demand, according to a new report. No word yet on how this hit the company's financials as a whole.
Apple Prepping New Coprocessors, Macs, iPad for Later This Year
Apple is already hard at work on a new set of chips and hardware for this year, but Meltdown and Spectre could have ramifications well beyond Intel.
AI May Have Unlocked the Secrets of the Mysterious Voynich Manuscript
Researchers from the University of Alberta now claim to have made significant progress in understanding the manuscript with the aid of artificial intelligence.
Waymo Buys ‘Thousands’ More Self-Driving Vehicles From Fiat Chrysler
When all the receipts are tallied, Waymo has surely just dropped tens of millions to expand its fleet.
Best Xbox One X-Enhanced Games for $20 or Less
After spending big on a new console and 4K set, paying $60 a pop for a bunch of brand new games is a tough sell for many of us. Thankfully, there are plenty of affordable games that natively support the high-res goodness of the Xbox One X.
Emergency Windows Update Removes Intel’s Buggy Spectre Patch
Microsoft has issued a rare out-of-cycle patch for Windows systems that removes Intel's Spectre patch. That has to be embarrassing for Intel.
Why RAM Prices Are Through the Roof
DRAM prices haven't hit the same crazy levels as GPU pricing has of late, but the increases have been huge — and they're sticking around for awhile.
Microsoft May Be Mulling a Major Studio Acquisition, Possibly Even EA
Microsoft has a problem with console exclusives and it's thinking about picking up a studio or two to help out — including, believe it or not, EA.