Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

The better question may be whether it will ever be ready for the road at all? The car has fewer capabilities than most people seem to be aware of. The notion that it will be widely available any time soon is a stretch. From the article: "Noting that the Google car might not be able to handle an unmapped traffic light… Read More

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:30 pm

Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

As many expected, Michigan Governor Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill that bans Tesla Motors from selling cars directly to buyers online in the state. When asked what Tesla's next step will be, Diarmuid O'Connell, vice president of business development, said it was unclear if the company would file a lawsuit.… Read More

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 5:46 pm

BitTorrent Performance Test: Sync Is Faster Than Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox

Now that its file synchronization tool has received a few updates, BitTorrent is going on the offensive against cloud-based storage services by showing off just how fast BitTorrent Sync can be. More specifically, the company conducted a test that shows Sync destroys Google Drive, Microsoft's OneDrive, and Dropbox. The… Read More

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 5:03 pm

Deutsche Telecom Upgrades T-Mobile 2G Encryption In US

T-Mobile, a major wireless carrier in the U.S. and subsidiary of German Deutsche Telecom, is hardening the encryption on its 2G cellular network in the U.S., reports the Washington Post. According to Cisco, 2G cellular calls still account for 13% of calls in the US and 68% of wireless calls worldwide. T-Mobile's upgrades… Read More

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 4:25 pm

The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

In Windows 8, there was an arrangement of two settings applications: the Control Panel for the desktop and the PC Settings app in the Modern UI side. With Windows 10, having the two different applications has started to look even more awkward, which has been voiced loud and clear in the feedback too. Thus, the work at Microsoft… Read More

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 3:44 pm

Judge Says EA Battlefield 4 Execs Engaged In "Puffery," Not Fraud

With a story, as reported by Ars Technica, that a federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a proposed securities fraud class action lawsuit connected to Battlefield 4's bungled rollout. From the report: EA and several top executives were sued in December and were accused of duping investors with their public statements and… Read More

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 3:04 pm