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VW"s Schmidt loved U.S. long before facing federal charges

Oliver Schmidt played a key role in a 2005 VW project designed to figure out what American consumers wanted. The German-born VW executive is now awaiting trial in a Michigan jail on charges tied to VW's conspiracy to skirt U.S. emissions rules......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsMar 4th, 2017

Meet the 70-year-old man who is crossing the Atlantic in a kayak

70-year old Polish long-distance kayaker Aleksander Doba has embarked on a third attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a kayak, departing New York City for Portugal, on a three-month long, 3000-mile journey. The post Meet the 70-year-old man who is.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 15 min. ago

No prison for Colombian biologist who uploaded scientist’s thesis to Scribd

"I have been cleared. I am innocent." Enlarge / Diego Gómez (credit: Electronic Frontier Foundation) A Colombian biologist was facing up to eight years in prison for sharing a scientist's thesis on the online documents portal Scribd. But the.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News4 hr. 47 min. ago

The New Microsoft Surface Pro – More Power, More Speed & More Battery Life

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro tablet is a vast improvement over the Surface Pro 4. You get the power and speed you need with a battery life that keeps you going all day long......»»

Category: topSource:  dailytechRelated News9 hr. 39 min. ago

Spent too long in duty free? Airport uses AR maps so you won’t miss your flight

Airports are notoriously difficult to navigate around, but new technology installed at Gatwick in the U.K. aims to take the pain out of finding your way. The new system uses beacons and augmented reality to make getting your plane on time a breeze. T.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 47 min. ago

IDG Contributor Network: Network analysis can find malware before it strikes

Network traffic analysis should be used more in the fight against malware. That’s because pointers show up on the network “weeks and even months” in advance of new malicious software being uncovered, scientists from the Georgia Institute of.....»»

Category: networkSource:  networkworldRelated News9 hr. 59 min. ago

How Thunderbolt 3 won the port wars

Intel's dream of making one cable to rule them all took a huge step forward this week. On Wednesday, Intel announced it will integrate Thunderbolt 3 into future CPUs. More importantly, the company said it would open up the long-secret protocol to.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News10 hr. 31 min. ago

Before Peter Parker swings back to the big screen, here"s everything to know about "Spider-Man: Homecoming"

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are bringing Peter Parker into Marvel's cinematic universe in July 2017. Here's everything we know so far about the web-slinger's return to the big screen. The post Before Peter Parker swings back to the big screen, h.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News18 hr. 39 min. ago

Facebook Signs BuzzFeed, Vox, Others For Original Video Shows

Facebook has signed deals with Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks. The social media company is reportedly set to pay up to.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News20 hr. 47 min. ago

The Trump Administration Wants To Be Able To Track and Hack Your Drone

An anonymous reader shares a report: The Trump administration wants federal agencies to be able to track, hack, or even destroy drones that pose a threat to law enforcement and public safety operations, The New York Times reports. A proposed law, if.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Mediator: Sean Hannity, a Murder and Why Fake News Endures

As the case of the Seth Rich murder shows, uncorroborated stories will spread as long as some people want to tell them, and others want to believe......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Google and Facebook lobbyists try to stop new online privacy protections

Lobbyists try to kill "opt-in" privacy standard before it can be implemented. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Thomas Jackson) Lobbyists for Google, Facebook, and other websites are trying to stop the implementation of a proposed law that woul.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Mediator: Why Fake News Is So Hard to Kill

As the case of the Seth Rich murder shows, uncorroborated stories will spread as long as some people want to tell them, and others want to believe......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Flame-spewing Chevrolet Nova would put even Bowser to shame

Hot-rodder Dave Comstock has built a Chevrolet Nova that can cook your dinner. The 2,269-horsepower, methanol-burning V8 engine shoots 3-foot-long flames from an exhaust mounted right behind the front wheels. The post Flame-spewing Chevrolet Nova wou.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

AT&T’s purchase of HBO could lead to 20-minute Game of Thrones episodes

AT&T CEO says 60-minute episodes might be too long for mobile devices. Enlarge / Just imagine how many 20-minute Game of Thrones episodes you could watch if you lived as long as Melisandre. (credit: HBO) As AT&T prepares to purchase Time Warne.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Flame-shooting Chevrolet Nova would put even Bowser to shame

Hot-rodded Dave Comstock has built a Chevrolet Nova that can cook your dinner. The 2,269-horsepower, methanol-burning V8 engine shoots 3-foot-long flames from an exhaust mounted right behind the front wheels. The post Flame-shooting Chevrolet Nova wo.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

FSP"s wild new power supply is liquid-cooled and built for silence

Computex kicks off in Taipei next week, and it’s there that we’ll see the first liquid-cooled power supply for PCs in a long time: FSP’s wild Hydro PTM+.This power supply sounds like an impressive little unit. Not only is the Hydro PTM+ com.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Google gives families simple sharing tools for events, notes, and photos

Google introduced some fantastic sharing features for its Photos app during I/O, letting you automatically send photos based on who’s in them or set your library to sync with your loved ones. What Google didn’t tell us is that it’s the start.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Acer"s gorgeous new 35-inch G-Sync monitor is ultrawide, slightly curved, and pixel-packed

We’re still waiting on Acer to release its show-stopping 4K HDR G-Sync monitor, the XB272-HDR, expected sometime before July. In the meantime, Acer just announced a new ultra-wide curved monitor, the Predator Z35P. The new display is available n.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Make your own desktop light show with Corsair’s new Commander Pro controller

Corsair's new Commander Pro fan controller and Lighting Node Pro lighting controller over new-levels of customization and control for cooling and RGB lighting, making your PC cooler, quieter, and better looking than ever before. The post Make your ow.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Feds probing psychiatric hospitals for locking in patients to boost profits

At least three federal agencies are looking into Universal Health Services. Enlarge / A UHS-owned psychiatric facility in Pennsylvania (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) At least three federal agencies are now investigating Universal Health Services.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017