Does rear-wheel drive make the R8 RWS the ultimate fast Audi?
Fast and slow high-cap disk lines coming
In 2020 Seagate will introduce its first multi-actuator disk drives using Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) tech with 20TB capacities.…
Updates will expand Google Cloud customers’ control over security.
A malware campaign discovered by researchers for Kaspersky Lab this month was in fact a US military operation, according to a report by CyberScoop's Chris Bing and Patrick Howell O'Neill. Unnamed US intelligence officials told CyberScoop that Kaspersky's report had exposed a long-running Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) operation targeting the Islamic State and Al Qaeda.
The malware used in the campaign, according to the officials, was used to target computers in Internet cafés where it was believed individuals associated with the Islamic State and Al Qaeda would communicate with their organizations' leadership. Kaspersky's report showed Slingshot had targeted computers in countries where ISIS, Al Qaeda, and other radical Islamic terrorist groups have a presence or recruit: Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The publication of the report, the officials contended, likely caused JSOC to abandon the operation and may have put the lives of soldiers fighting ISIS and Al Qaeda in danger. One former intelligence official told CyberScoop that it was standard operating procedure "to kill it all with fire once you get caught... It happens sometimes and we’re accustomed to dealing with it. But it still sucks. I can tell you this didn’t help anyone."
Control August's HomeKit-enabled Smart Lock Pro and second-gen Smart Lock with your Apple HomePod.
To many, finding out that Volkswagen had been cheating at emissions tests came as quite a shock. Others viewed the event with some indifference; a cynical take might be that every OEM would do the same thing given half the chance. Well, score one for cynicism.
On Tuesday, BMW's offices in Munich—the iconic four-cylinder building you might remember from Rollerball—and an engine factory in Austria were raided by the authorities in connection with suspected fraud related to exhaust emissions.
At question are two diesel-powered models, neither of which is sold in the US: the BMW 750xd and M550xd. According to an official statement from Munich's attorney general, prosecutors believe that those two models have been fitted with an illegal emissions-testing defeat device.
A federal judge has revived a lawsuit that angry customers filed against AT&T over the company's throttling of unlimited mobile data plans.
The decision comes two years after the same judge decided that customers could only have their complaints heard individually in arbitration instead of in a class-action lawsuit.
The 2016 ruling in AT&T's favor was affirmed by a federal appeals court. But the customers subsequently filed a motion to reconsider the arbitration decision, saying that an April 2017 decision by the California Supreme Court "constitutes a change in law occurring after the Court‟s arbitration order," Judge Edward Chen of US District Court for the Northern District of California said in the new ruling issued last week.
Programming languages can be hard to grasp for non-English speakers. Step forward, Bato: A Ruby port for Filipinos
Project hopes to bring dev skills to developing nation
A Filipino developer is hoping his handmade Ruby port will help bring coding skills to some of the Philippines's poorest communities.…
Even in an era during which the aerospace industry faces significant disruption from myriad new competitors, Relativity Space stands out. The company, led by a pair of twenty-somethings who used to work for Blue Origin and SpaceX, seeks to 3D print rocket engines and the boosters themselves, reducing the number of parts in an orbital rocket from 100,000 down to fewer than 1,000.
Founded in late 2015, Relativity remained in stealth mode until last year, but now it is starting to come out of the shadows. And in doing so, the California-based company is revealing some pretty outsized ambitions. One day, in fact, the company intends to 3D print a rocket on Mars for a return trip to Earth. "We have a pretty broad long-term vision," Tim Ellis, a co-founder of Relativity, admitted in an interview with Ars.
Sources report Google plans to purchase Lytro, a company that owns 59 patents related to VR-related tech.
The phone-free, PC-free headset launched in China but is arriving worldwide to compete with Google's Daydream View and Facebook's Oculus Go.
The entire CT6 range gets a handful of updates for 2019.
AdsWizz, one of the few ad-tech firms entirely focused on digital audio ads, will join Pandora in a cash-and-stock deal.
Wildlife officials at Ol Pejeta Conservancy euthanize the rare rhinoceros due to severe pain in his muscles and bones.
If you don't have cable, you can still stream for free all 67 NCAA tournament games through the iPhone, Android phones, web, tablet, and set-top boxes (including Apple TV and more). Here's how to watch online -- plus, all the March Madness Live dates and schedules you need to know.
Firm disputes significance after a 15-year-old hacks into a hardware wallet used to securely store crypto-currency.
Not the only possible theory, say infosec types
A British surgeon whose instructions over the internet helped to guide operations in war-torn Aleppo fears his PC was hacked in order to target a makeshift hospital that was subsequently bombed.…
Firms such as Facebook and Google may be forced to pay 3% of their EU digital revenues.
The Link 300 delivers impressive performance for a Wi-Fi, voice-enabled speaker with Google Assistant.
TCL on Tuesday announced that its forthcoming “6-Series” of 4K TVs will be available to purchase by May 1. The TVs were first announced at the CES trade show in January.
The 6-Series is notable for being the latest entry in TCL’s line of Roku TVs, which for the past few years have utilized the streaming device maker’s operating system as their smart TV interface. Think of it like having a Roku box baked into the television itself. Roku lends its platform to a number of TV manufacturers, but TCL, the Chinese electronics firm that’s also known for licensing the BlackBerry and Alcatel brands for its smartphones, appears to have particularly boosted sales with the partnership. The company says it is now the “number three smart TV brand” in the US.
A big reason for that success is because the TVs are often sold at relatively affordable prices, but over the past couple of years, TCL has improved the line’s reputation with picture quality as well. The 6-Series in particular is the follow-up to last year’s P6-Series TV, which garnered near-unanimous praise from reviewers and is generally considered the best TV on the market for less than $1,000.