Microsoft Now Allows PC Game Streaming on Xbox One

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft’s Xbox One unveil and initial positioning were, to put it simply, a disaster. The company’s vision of an all-in-one media center box that served as a sort of hub for home entertainment, streaming services, and gaming at a higher price point ultimately didn’t survive contact with Sony’s simpler, more focused, and less expensive approach.

Trump Grounds All 737 Max Flights After Ethiopian Airlines Disaster

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. President Trump has ordered the grounding of all 737 Max flights in the United States several days after an accident on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 resulted in the loss of all passengers and crew. Prior to his order, the FAA had steadfastly refused to take the plane out of service. More than a half-dozen nations

Microsoft Offers Suspicious Demo of xCloud Game Streaming Service

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft announced its Project xCloud game streaming platform last year, but no one had seen it demoed publicly until last night. At Microsoft’s Inside Xbox event, the company brought an Android phone up on stage and streamed Forza Horizon 4 from its Azure data centers. Or did it? Regardless, Microsoft says it’s still on track

Self-Driving Cars Would Shut Down New York if 10 Percent Got Hacked

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Self-driving cars are coming, and they’re going to be more connected than anything on the road today. There may come a day when most or all vehicles in a city are self-driving, and they’ll most likely communicate with each other to make traffic move more efficiently. What happens if you hack a few of those

Microsoft Brings DX12 to Windows 7 to Power World of Warcraft

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Microsoft launched Windows 10, it made one thing very clear: DirectX 12 and its support for low overhead draw calls and better overall CPU utilization would be reserved strictly for Windows 10. Other APIs, like Vulkan, might be available for machines running Windows 7 and 8, but Microsoft itself wouldn’t take that step. Just

There May Be 50 Billion Rogue Planets in Our Galaxy

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. People used to argue about whether or not planets like the eight (or more) in our solar system were rare. Starting in the 1990s with the discovery of the first exoplanets, it became clear planets are common around other stars. What about planets without stars? Astronomers have identified a handful of such planets, but a

How Carbon Nanotubes Can Modify Plant DNA

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Genetically modified plants have existed for many years, but the processes used to make the modifications are surprisingly inefficient. Researchers at the University of California Berkeley have developed a technique that could make plant genetics considerably more precise. Rather than the “spray and pray” approach, scientists might soon be able to use a carbon nanotube

Trump Wants EVs Tax Credit Gone. GM, Tesla Want It Expanded.

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. President Trump wants to end the federal tax credit of up to $ 7,500 on new electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, to save (the White House says) $ 4.5 billion over the decade. This on a budget that calls for spending $ 4.7 trillion in fiscal 2020, or $ 14,000 per US resident. Nothing much

Devil May Cry 5 Plays Like a Dream, But It’s a Nightmare on Xbox One S

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. With the exception of the divisive 2013 reboot by western developer Ninja Theory, Devil May Cry diehards haven’t received much love from Capcom since 2008. But with this year’s proper numbered sequel, the father of modern character action games is back in full force. At our sister site IGN, Mitchell Saltzman awarded Devil May Cry

Altering the Atmosphere to Combat Climate Change Might Not Kill Us All: Study

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The challenges presented by climate change are very real, but the political will to confront them currently does not exist. Doing it the “right way” means substantial changes to the way we travel, generate power, and grow food to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That’s an awful lot of work, though. A new study examines proposals