The unusual Razer Nommo Chroma desktop speakers pack a surprising punch of audio and color.
The "interactive television" experience harkens back to a weird, stitched-together, decades-old videogame genre.
Let's just start with the big takeaway: as a general rule, if you drive someplace where the temperature falls below 45 degrees Fahrenheit (seven degrees Centigrade) with any regularity in the winter, you should put winter tires on your car.
Modern cars pack in so much safety technology—traction control, all-wheel drive, anti-lock brakes, and all the rest—that it's easy to forget only one thing is truly keeping you from plowing into a guard rail or the car in front of you: a four-inch-by-four-inch bit of rubber called a "contact patch,” essentially the small bit of the tire that’s in contact with the road at a given time.
The grip provided by your tires makes everything happen in a car, from accelerating to braking to turning. Increase the grip, and you can do all of those things better. Decrease the grip, and you'll end up using much more pavement than you planned—that is, if you can stop at all.
On the ground... and for staff only, that is
London Gatwick Airport in the UK has declared that it is trialling autonomous cars for moving staff around the airfield.…
The company has a history of mooching Apple's designs -- but it also has a history of making great phones. The newest one will be available from April.
The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements may see more women share sexual harassment claims by Harvey Weinstein after his ex-company ends non-disclosure agreements.
A study finds that hackathon sponsors take advantage of free labor to create "fictional expectations of innovation that benefits all."
Precision medicine has finally broken into the mainstream.
£1.3m over three years? Get with the times, plod
The police force covering the base of the UK's electronic spy agency, GCHQ, in Cheltenham, England, has admitted that it has spent nothing at all on cybercrime training over the past few years.…
Many .gov websites 'broken, misconfigured or insecure'
The security of UK government websites is inconsistent, and local authorities are among the worst offenders.…
Here's what happened on the Drive of the Machines
What’s it like to ride in a Level 4 driverless car? About the same as sitting on the bus, really – until you think closely about what a driverless pod whizzing down a riverside cycle path is actually achieving.…
The business software giant unveils its digital helper a few months after Amazon introduced a rival service, Alexa for Business.
In a bid to take some of the discomfort out of the car buying process, Ford is trying to make it as simple and transparent as possible by using the power of the internet.
Storage mezze to start your week
Roundup In this week's roundup of bite-sized storage snacks: Infinidat has added a second data protection partnership, NVMe-oF startup Pavilion Data has lost one of its two co-founders, a peer-to-peer storage startup nabbed a Docker high-flier, and Pivot3 downsized its HCI product to a slim 1U shelf.…
Late great physicist finished on an attempt to unify gravity and quantum mechanics
Sorry: Stephen Hawking's last paper doesn't favour the so-called “multiverse”, but there's some cool stuff in it if you ignore the headlines.…
With the RST performance package, the full-size Chevy Tahoe gains some street cred with a 420-horsepower V8, tighter handling and sharper looks.
The team behind the Xbox game explain how they're trying to take "toxic" behaviour out of multiplayer gaming.
And disaster recovery too, by painting a target on AWS
VMware has pondered baking backup and disaster recovery into its VSAN software-defined storage tool.…
The Travel Show's Lucy Hedges looks at how you can reduce your carbon footprint when you travel.
Making the phone a touchpad for the desktop is a good idea
First fondle When Samsung gave the world its DeX dock last year, we rated the device a solid, thoughtful job for its feat of allowing a smartphone to deliver a decent desktop experience.…