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The Hottest Cars From BMW Test Fest

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The hot ticket this month for auto journalists was an invite to the second annual BMW Test Fest in Thermal, CA. It’s an all-you-can eat chance to drive, in one day, most of BMW Group’s line. This year, BMW added its other brands: Mini, Rolls-Royce, and BMW Motorrad (motorcycles). You haven’t lived until you see

AMD Briefly Slashes Vega 56 Prices Ahead of Expected 1660 Ti Launch

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. AMD has temporarily slashed the price of its Vega 56 — or at least one Vega 56 model — ahead of Nvidia’s next mainstream GPU launches, cutting the GPU down to $ 280. The new move could bring the older card back into competition in terms of overall performance, though it also puts sharp pressure

InSight Beams Back Daily Weather Reports From Mars

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. You probably check the weather before you leave the house in the morning, but what if you’re heading out to Mars. Well, NASA has a new weather data for you. The InSight lander has been on the red planet for a few months, getting its instruments set up and calibrated. Now, NASA is ready to

Consumer Reports No Longer Recommends Tesla Model 3, Cites Reliability

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Tesla stock dipped slightly today (down ~2 percent as of this writing) after Consumer Reports declared it would no longer recommend the Model 3 based on customer feedback about reliability of the vehicle. “When we look at the Model 3 lot of the issues are the electronics,” Jake Fisher, the senior director of automotive testing

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 Probe Is About to Shoot an Asteroid

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Japan’s Hayabusa 2 probe has been staking out the asteroid Ryugu for several months now, and the time has almost arrived for the spacecraft to start taking shots at the surface. In a few hours, Hayabusa 2 will launch a small projectile at Ryugu to dislodge material from the surface, which it will then attempt

Building GPUs Out of Entire Wafers Could Turbocharge Performance, Efficiency

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. A new whitepaper exploring innovative methods for building GPUs calls on manufacturers to revive a line of research that terminated in the 1980s: wafer-scale processing. As the name implies, a wafer-scale processor is a chip built over an entire silicon wafer, or at least most of one. According to the paper, a GPU constructed in

Razer May Be Done Building Gaming Phones

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Back in 2017, Razer released an Android gaming smartphone with an emphasis on gaming specs, including a high-end 120Hz LCD. In October 2018, the company launched a refreshed model with an updated SoC and some additional improvements. Now, however, it looks as if the company is done with phones. Over the weekend, Razer announced it

Audi Traffic Light Info Helps You Catch Multiple Green Lights

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Audi is revving up its slick Traffic Light Information (TLI) system. Now Audi TLI can tell you the best speed to drive in order to hit a string of green traffic lights, without having to suddenly speed up to make a light on yellow, or brake hard if you can’t speed up enough. For TLI

Google Expected to Reveal Game Streaming Service at GDC in March

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. This year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) will include a new keynote presenter that could signal a shift in how people play games. Google has sent out invites to its GDC press event, during which it’s expected to unveil a new game streaming product. This could be the next step for the recent Project Stream test.

Fake-News-Generating AI Deemed Too Dangerous for Public Release

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Throughout human history, automation has supplanted humans in one industry after another. In the past, it was sawmills and food processing, and now it looks like trucking and cashiers could be next. However, there might be another employment casualty in the future. Your friendly neighborhood fake news writer could be out of a job if