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Updated 2018-03-22 17:30
Volkswagen bets big on electric with $25 billion battery bonanza
It plans to build 3 million electric cars a year by 2025.
At its best, new Last Jedi making-of film is a touching tribute to old Star Wars
Review: The Director and The Jedi is long on time but has enough sentiment to satisfy.
The $199 Fitbit Versa is the company’s new “mass-appeal” smartwatch
Plus a $99 wristband made to track your child’s activity.
TSA accused of searching domestic travelers’ devices with no warrant
TSA has failed to fully respond to FOIA requests from the ACLU.
Developers love trendy new languages, but earn more with functional programming
And most feel that AI morality is management’s problem.
President Trump halts Broadcom’s bid for Qualcomm, citing “national security”
Last week, Treasury official argued deal would let China dominate 5G development.
Apple is acquiring the Netflix of magazines
The service had “hundreds of thousands” of subscribers as of 2016.
Verizon agrees to fix failing broadband networks to settle investigation
Verizon will fix NY copper lines and potentially upgrade more than 30,000 homes.
Mark Hamill on Skywalker disagreements, fear of starring in a new Star Wars film
SXSW: Q&A followed premiere of documentary about Star Wars: Episode VIII’s creation.
Building Windows: 4 million commits, 10 million work items
Microsoft talks about some of the work it’s done to move Windows development to VSTS.
The Thrustmaster T-GT is a great—if expensive—wheel for the PS4
If you’re serious about GT Sport, you ought to check this wheel out.
There’s a currency miner in the Mac App Store, and Apple seems OK with it
Popular Calendar 2 app mines Monero by default, but at least it discloses it.
New York commits $1.4 billion to renewable energy projects
Funding for solar, wind, and hydro comes with a statement against offshore drilling.
In Salt Lake City, suburban sprawl is bad news for climate change
Emissions in dense urban areas are in better shape.
FCC must defend net neutrality repeal in court against dozens of litigants
Lawsuits filed by tech firms, states, and advocates were merged into one suit.
Eyes-on with the HTC Vive Pro: Not a revolution, but also more than resolution
We take a closer look at a Ready Player One event during SXSW.
Guidemaster: The best dash cams worthy of a permanent place in your car
Which dash cam should be your newest, invaluable car accessory?
Matthew Keys, now freed from prison, is ready to get back to journalism
"I work hard, and I’m smart, but I do have an uphill battle going forward."
Effortless French: Mt. Gox and Bitcoin’s roller coaster ride
Review: New documentary illustrates the man behind one of bitcoin’s greatest falls.
Brian Michael Bendis on life at DC: Batman didn’t lure him; “I wanted Superman“
"Now Twitter is full of people around the world tweeting me about someone else’s underwear."
Valve lets us loose in its new offices, unlocks the doors to a rare merch room
Gallery: Valve recently moved to new offices, so we took every photo we were allowed.
Gear Sport review: The only fitness watch for Samsung die-hards
This $250 Tizen watch could change the minds of some Android Wear fans.
Razer Blade Pro FHD review: The screen is its best and worst trick
Mostly compelling as a “so-close-yet-so-far” entry in competitive gaming laptop scene.
Survey: Most people don’t understand science, want their kids to do it
People aren’t convinced that science is useful, want their kids to do it anyway.
Elon Musk debuted a trailer “for the next part of the human story” at SXSW
People arrived excited about a giant marketing installation; they left looking to the stars.
Elon Musk says The Boring Company’s Loop will prioritize pedestrians, cyclists
The Boring Company was started to bypass traffic, now sounds a lot like a subway.
Google claims it’s going to build its proprietary AMP using Web standards
Company says that prime search listings won't need proprietary code any more.
Potent malware that hid for six years spread through routers
Nation-sponsored Slingshot is one of the most advanced attack platforms ever.
Video: We all find something special about our generational cadre
From the Forties to the Aughties, time is the fire in which we burn.
An inside look at how Sweden is building the world’s second-longest tunnel
Bridges would be easier, but it doesn't want to disturb the surroundings.
Four AI composition tools easy enough to soundtrack your film masterpiece
AI creativity now extends to music composition tools that anyone can access.
Drone crashes in Arizona National Forest, starts a wildfire
Drone operator was charged with starting a wildfire.
Reader pics show Tesla Semi on I-680, en route from Gigafactory to Fremont
Tesla doing what it does best: creating ways to serve tangential markets.
Comcast gets FCC’s help in $3.5 million battle against small cable company
Wave Broadband paid Comcast millions and won't get refund; FCC rejects complaint.
It’s 7 years in prison for Martin Shkreli, convicted of fraud
He faced up to 20 years on three counts of fraud.
Two powerful firms just put Elon Musk’s huge Tesla pay package at risk
Shareholders will vote on Musk's generous pay package on March 21.
When slow downloads hit an app developer, only Comcast customers suffered
Comcast and Cogent fight again, and customers lose with slow Internet service.
Hands-on with Android P—Is this the beginning of a new design language?
We play "spot the differences" with the Android P Developer Preview.
Fortnite Battle Royale will have the “same gameplay” on mobile devices
Xbox One players left out of PS4/PC/mobile cross-platform play.
Valve’s making games again: Hands-on with Artifact’s digital trading cards
Newell: "Artifact is to trading card games what Half-Life 2 was to single-player action."
Waymo self-driving trucks are hauling gear for Google data centers
Atlanta is Waymo's hub for real-world tests of its self-driving trucks.
Netflix may sign the Obamas in exclusive content deal
Apple and Amazon are reportedly also interested in working with the former president.
Deadly superbug just got scarier—it can mysteriously thwart last-resort drug
It's the first time researchers have seen colistin-heteroresistant germs in the US.
Switzerland first to test integrating drones into its air traffic control
Think of it as automated flight authorization and cataloging for drones.
After industry meeting, Trump highlights alleged game violence effects
Democrats accuse president of using games to “change the subject” from gun control.
In an audit of supply chain partners, Apple found increased labor violations in 2017
Apple otherwise paints a picture of progress, but watchdogs don’t always agree.
Nintendo announces a bunch of 2018 games, but none as big as Switch Smash Bros.
Nintendo Direct video includes lots of ports coming to Switch, 3DS, as well.
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy returns—with the original cast
Forty years to the day of its first broadcast, there’s a new BBC radio series.
California’s first proposed per-ride city tax to raise Uber, Lyft prices
“They’re using our streets… we don’t currently have any revenue from it.”
Dealmaster: Get a Dell laptop with an 8th-gen Core i7 and 256GB SSD for $630
Plus deals on Samsung and LG 4K TVs, microSD cards, headphones, and more.