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Updated 2019-10-16 15:15
Testing Leonardo da Vinci’s bridge: His design was stable, study finds
The quintessential Renaissance man pitched his bridge design to a sultan in 1502.
US green economy’s growth dwarfs the fossil fuel industry’s
Renewables, environmental, and efficiency industries grew 3x faster than fossil fuels.
US claims cyber strike on Iran after attack on Saudi oil facility
Iranian official laughs off alleged cybering: "They must have dreamt it"
Pixel 4 hands-on—Thumbs up for 90Hz, thumbs down for Project Soli
We test out the Pixel 4 and its radar-based gesture system.
In 2019, multiple open source companies changed course—is it the right move?
"We have to draw a line between open source and the right to make money with open source."
After a decade of League of Legends, Riot to expand with new games
Shooting, fighting, cards, an action-RPG, and an animated cartoon are in the mix.
Man agrees to pay $25,000 for abusing YouTube’s takedown system
Man allegedly tried to extort payments of up to $300 with bogus takedown threats.
On the road with Audi’s new Q5 and A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrids
Audi has new plug-in hybrids coming to the US, and we've driven them.
Bringing in the big gun: Army paves way for “strategic cannon”
US aims for test of artillery prototype with range of over 1,000 miles by 2023.
Washington State keeps enforcing net neutrality as it hails FCC court loss
FCC failure to preempt keeps Washington State net neutrality law on the books.
Data for a whopping 26 million stolen payment cards leaked in hack of fraud bazaar
Thriving underground market imitated site, likeness of KrebsOnSecurity writer Brian Krebs.
Near-infinite specific thrust from drive that ignores physics
Conservation of momentum is for a different universe, apparently.
Fake-meat fans have beef with Big Meat for trying to cut into plant-based market
Meat makers jump on the meatless wagon and tout "vegetable nutrition."
Blizzard calls off public event to promote Switch Overwatch launch
Move comes amid backlash to Blizzard's actions against Hong Kong protester.
Dealmaster: Get a $25 gift card when you buy the latest Nintendo Switch
From Target. Plus deals on loads of video games, Bluetooth speakers, and more.
UK renewables out-generate fossil fuels for an entire quarter
Massive new offshore windfarms are now working, and more are on the way.
Garmin Venu review: Fitness expertise with many pixels left to fill
Garmin dives into AMOLED with this $399 smartwatch, but the execution is shallow.
Google Pixel 4: 90Hz screen, next-gen Google Assistant, shipping Oct 24
Google's next flagship phones are finally official: $799 for Pixel 4, $899 for XL.
Nest Wifi announced at Made by Google 2019
The second generation of Google Wifi includes a Google Home smart speaker.
Meet the sequel to the Google Home Mini, the $50 Google Nest Mini
Now with louder, better sound, launching October 22; preorders are now live.
Google Stadia launching at 9am PST, November 19 for pre-orderers
Everything you need to know about Google's ambitious streaming gaming service.
Google announces the Pixelbook Go, a premium, MacBook-style Chrome OS laptop
We never got a new Pixelbook last year, but this year the Chrome OS laptop is back.
Google takes another stab at headphones with new, totally wireless Pixel Buds
New Google earbuds will arrive in spring 2020 for $179.
Researchers find bug in Python script may have affected hundreds of studies
"Willoughby-Hoye" scripts used OS call that caused incorrect measurements on Linux, Mojave
Beats’ new Solo Pro headphones have noise cancellation and Apple’s H1 chip
Wireless on-ear headphones will cost $300 and arrive on October 30.
Liveblog: Google’s Pixel 4 (and friends) launch event starts at 10am ET/7am PT
Tune in for the Pixel 4, Pixelbook Go, Nest WiFi, and more.
Russia wants to remove space robot’s legs, give it wheels, send it to the Moon
This is certainly a novel approach to exploration.
Facebook launches Libra Association—and says 180 companies could join
Twenty-one organizations formally became Libra members on Monday.
Judge grants mega-rich Sackler family reprieve from legal costs of opioid crisis
To settle cases, billionaire family say they won't hide OxyContin profits.
Researchers find just two plague strains wiped out 30%-60% of Europe
Scientists analyzed tooth samples taken from skeletal remains of medieval victims.
Thousands of DOS games have been added to the Internet Archive
It's the biggest update since games first hit the archive.
Uber lays off another 350 workers amid ongoing losses
Uber has been losing more than $1 billion per quarter.
Veteran astronauts endorse NASA’s program for a return to the Moon
"The International Space Station offers a good blueprint for this project."
Microsoft wants to use AI to bleep out bad words in Xbox Live party chat
Speech-to-text algorithms mulled for machine-learning-based moderation.
AT&T charged customers for a corporate tax that it doesn’t have to pay
Portland tax exempts utilities like AT&T—but carrier added it to customer bills.
The world’s oldest leftovers, left in Pleistocene storage containers
Humans have been saving leftovers for at least 200,000 to 400,000 years.
Comet from another Solar System looks a lot like our own
If it weren't for the orbit, 2I/Borisov would be hard to pick out.
“The Switcher” is real: Witcher 3 on Switch is a blurry, tolerable compromise
How do you shrink such a demanding RPG down to Switch's weaker specs? This is how.
Sikorsky makes its bid for Army’s next scout copter
Derived from Raider demonstrator, new design looks "low-observable."
How well has China’s ultra low-emissions policy worked?
Drops of over 70% in just three years leaves the country with much cleaner air.
Video: How (and why) Blizzard finally ported Overwatch to Switch
We talked to the team and went hands-on to test framerate and more.
Dealmaster: There’s a bunch of newer video games on sale at Amazon today
Including new lows on Gears 5, Control, Borderlands 3, and more.
New drug-pricing data shows stunning hikes—one whopping 667% increase
One listed reason for raising prices was "market conditions."
After a “corrective action,” Boeing back at work on SLS rocket core stage
"There are many steps in engine installation that have to occur."
I watched over 100 Tesla Smart Summon videos—here’s what I learned
Smart Summon mostly works, but it has a lot of room for improvement.
The $103,800 Porsche Taycan 4S electric car will arrive in Spring 2020
You can now order a cheaper Porsche Taycan with either 79kWh or 93kWh batteries.
Covering the Nobels—is it worth the bother?
We're contemplating the attention we give to science's biggest prizes.
Dyson kills its plan to challenge Tesla with an electric car
But the company will continue with the $3.2 billion investment in new technology.
Planting tiny spy chips in hardware can cost as little as $200
Proof-of-concept shows how easy it may be to hide malicious chips inside IT equipment.
Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, and eBay all quit Facebook’s Libra in one day
Libra has faced hostile reactions from policymakers.