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Intel's 'Skylake' CPU family includes an unlocked laptop chip

To say that Intel has been dragging out the launch of its Skylake-based processors would be an understatement when it didn't even reveal full details after it started shipping the first CPUs. Most of that secrecy is coming to an end today, however,...
Published on: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 | link

Tesla has a new $29,000 battery upgrade for its old Roadsters

In August 2014, Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked about "a fairly exciting upgrade" (i.e., an improved battery pack) to the company's first car, the Lotus-based Roadster. Today, we can finally put a price tag on what it'll cost you to give your aging all-...
Published on: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 | link

Cortana for Windows 10 arrives in four more countries

Microsoft's making good on its promise to release Cortana for PC in more locations after a limited launch. Now, the voice assistant is available as an optional download in Nihongo for Japan, as well as in English for Australia, Canada and India, bu...
Published on: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 | link

White House wants you to have online chats with the government

It's getting easier to talk to the government online, but you're frequently limited to one-way communication. Wouldn't it be nice if you could chat with officials as easily as you do your internet friends? That might just happen. The White House h...
Published on: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 | link

Google to start downranking sites with huge app install ads

If you've ever tapped on a search result on your phone only to see a giant ad imploring you to install the site's app, you know how annoying that can be. Google realizes that too, thanks to its own internal study that showed users often don't click...
Published on: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 | link

PlayStation 4 jumps on the YouTube Gaming bandwagon

Believe it or not, the PlayStation 4 is almost two years old already. I know, i'm surprised too. To celebrate, Sony is rolling out its dashboard preview program... and from the looks of it, firmware version 3.0 is positively massive and rife with s...
Published on: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 | link

California Uber drivers can join in class-action lawsuit

Uber drivers are not employees of the ride hailing company. Instead they are contractors responsible for their own gas, vehicle upkeep and if anything happens to the driver or car while they are searching for a passenger, it's on them. Three driver...
Published on: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 | link

That decked-out first-run Tesla Model X will cost you $140K

Tesla revealed its pricing scheme for its upcoming Model X electric SUV on Tuesday when it sent out online configurators to prospective buyers. The limited edition first-run, dubbed the Signature Series, will reportedly retail for $132,000. For the...
Published on: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 | link

Google, Microsoft and Netflix team up on free video formats

It's no secret that many tech companies hate video formats that are closed, cost money or both -- enough so that they'll drop popular standards and develop their own codecs. There hasn't been a concerted attempt to tackle this problem, however, whi...
Published on: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 | link

Sony's aqua blue PS Vita hits GameStop November 2nd

In Japan, Sony's PlayStation Vita console has come in a host of colors for years now, but other countries haven't been so lucky. For the most part, US buyers have been limited to only black or white options, but Sony just announced that'll be chang...
Published on: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 | link