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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Legend had it that cool, rainy weather made dad’s carbureted car run smoother. In 2019, there is one automotive advantage to rainy, stormy weather: Automakers are unlocking or freeing up features to customers affected by Hurricane Dorian. Tesla will unlock free Supercharger access, unlock the software-limited range ceiling on some cars, and force-charge PowerWall batteries

World of Warcraft Classic Gets More Servers, Fewer Character Restrictions

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. On Tuesday, August 27, Blizzard’s long-awaited World of Warcraft Classic will finally debut. Excitement has been running high for the new launch — so much so, that Blizzard actually warned players last week that they were staring at a login queue of up to 10,000 people on one server. The number of people planning to

Bring More Tech (and Amazon Boxes) Into the Garage With a Smarter Opener

Most every premium garage door brand these days has a Wi-Fi remote that lets you check the status of your garage door from your smartphone and open or close the door remotely. Increasingly, Wi-Fi remotes tie into home control services including Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and let you monitor who comes in and when. They all beat the old clip-on open-close remotes that attach to your car’s sun visor.

New Algorithm Could Make VR Sound More Realistic

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. You’re probably familiar with the way good sound design can bring a game or video to life. It can take huge teams of creators hour upon hour to make the audio just right, but almost no amount of time is enough to craft the perfect audio for a virtual reality experience. Sound design has been

2020 Corvette Launches: Mid-Engine, 495 hp, More Tech, Less Than $60K

TUSTIN, CA — The eighth-generation of America’s best and best-known performance car launched here Thursday night. The 2020 Corvette is finally a mid-engine two-seater, as its architects have dreamed of for more than half a century. It has a strong dose of technology ranging from over-the-air updates to a standard 12-inch digital (LCD) instrument panel, a bigger head-up-display, and a GPS database that raises the low-slung car when it approaches

Stanford’s Latest AI Helps Doctors Diagnose Brain Aneurysms More Accurately

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. From breast cancer to brain aneurysms, artificial intelligence continues to establish itself as a valuable diagnostic tool. Researchers at Stanford University have created predictive AI to detect the likelihood of aneurysms in brain scans with high accuracy. Although relatively rare, brain aneurysms present suddenly and have a very short timeframe for treatment before they become

No More Notch? Oppo, Xiaomi Show Off Under-Display Selfie Cameras

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Smartphone displays keep getting bigger, but your hands aren’t. That leaves engineers to figure out new and sometimes infuriating ways to cram in all the necessary sensors and hardware modules without making a phone gigantic or awkward to hold. Many phones have adopted a display notch in the last couple of years, but that may

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Sony has been surprisingly open about the design of the upcoming PlayStation 5. The company has unveiled new details about its strategy for the platform at a corporate presentation, including demonstrating improved load times in Spider-Man and promising full backward compatibility as well as PlayStation VR support. The PS5 won’t be the first console to

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Amazon has installed new robots in its facilities that can pack hundreds of objects per hour and has considered rolling the technology out across its factories. The robots can wrap packages inside boxes it custom-assembles to fit each item. While the robots cost over a million dollars each, Amazon expects to recover the costs within

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 compact SUV is a good car in a field of — you guessed it — very good vehicles. The styling is different yet still distinctively Cadillac, it’s roomy for its size, and there’s a new turbo-four engine that delivers plenty of power as long as it’s not pushed too hard. The Cadillac CUE infotainment interface is finally easy to use. There are plenty of safety features,