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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nintendo’s Switch has been a bona fide smash hit for the company and its sales figures continue to impress two years after launch. Nintendo announced lifetime sales of 34.74M Switches for the fiscal year ended March 31, with 16.95M of those units sold in the past 12 months. That’s a 12 percent increase over the

NASA Switches Curiosity Rover to Backup Computer Following Glitch

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA’s Curiosity rover has already long outlived its minimum projected lifespan with more than six Earth years — more than 2,000 Martian days or “Sols.” However, NASA has announced that it recently had to make use of the rover’s computer redundancy to keep the mission going. Curiosity has flipped over to its backup computer system

Wooting One Keyboard Hands On: Are Analog Switches the Future of Gaming?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Most of the mechanical keyboards marketed as “gaming” boards don’t have many features that make them demonstrably better for gaming. That’s not the case with the Wooting One, an intriguing mechanical keyboard that was launched on Kickstarter earlier this year. It looks like a fairly standard keyboard, but the switches are an entirely new design

Nintendo has moved an estimated 1.5 million Switches, courtesy of Breath of the Wild

Nintendo’s Switch has been flying off store shelves and is on track to hit the company’s target of two million devices shipped within March. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has also been extremely popular, selling almost as fast as the handheld itself. According to game and research firm SuperData, information its received from various sources indicate the Switch has shifted 500,000 consoles in this country alone, with

2017 Porsche Panamera: sleeker, more LCDs, fewer switches

Porsche finally got around to a full redesign of the first-generation, 2009 Porsche Panamera. It’s smoother looking (less ungainly) on the outside. On the inside, the 2017 Panamera goes heavily for LCDs in the cockpit: two in the instrument panel and a big 12-incher in the center stack. Porsche also got rid of the 747 cockpit look. The overload of center console switches that extended almost to the back seat

Ford switches to better, costlier SCR emissions treatment for its next diesel

Add Ford to the companies switching to a cleaner method of treating diesel engine exhaust to reduce emissions. Ford, like VW Group and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will switch to selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to reduce NOx emissions. SCR is more costly, but it’s also generally considered more effective than lean NOx traps (LNT). LNT technology is what Volkswagen used on its cars that were caught cheating on diesel emissions. The problem,