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Thursday January 3, 2019. 01:50 AM
Enlarge A source speaking to Reuters on Wednesday said that General Motors sold its 200,000th electric vehicle (EV) in Q4 2018, triggering a 15-month phaseout of the Federal Tax Credit that has benefitted GM's EV buyers for years. GM is expected to announce this...
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Wednesday January 2, 2019. 11:55 PM
NASA YV/YouTube After the New Horizons mission zoomed by the then-unknown Ultima Thule object in the outer Solar System early on New Year's Day, the spacecraft began returning data to Earth via a deep-space network. Although only about 1 percent of that data is now on the...
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Enlarge / The Netflix homepage—iPhone and iPad users will have to go here to sign up for the streaming video service. (credit: Netflix) Netflix will no longer offer in-app subscription purchases for users of iOS devices like iPhones and iPads, VentureBeat reports. The...
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Enlarge / Who doesn't love some new Windows? (credit: Peter Bright / Flickr) About three and a half years after its release, Windows 10 seems to have convincingly passed Windows 7 in usage share. Online stat-tracking service Net Market Share puts Windows 10 at 39.22 percent ...
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Enlarge / Ian Read, chairman and CEO of Pfizer Inc. spoke with President Trump last July about pausing drug price hikes. Pfizer now plans to increase prices of 41 of its drugs later this month. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) More than three dozen drug companies welcomed the...
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Enlarge / Google's radar chip detects hand motions, creating a gesture control system. (credit: Google) Google's radar-based gesture control system for mobile devices, Project Soli, isn't dead yet. The project, which was announced all the way back in 2015, has popped up at...
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Enlarge / Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for his confirmation hearing with the Senate Commerce Committee on July 19, 2017, in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla ) Ajit Pai today celebrated a victory in his ongoing quest to...
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Enlarge / Slightly Mad Studios likes to promote the VR modes of its Project Cars games. Now its CEO wants to build a living-room gaming box built for high-end VR gaming. (credit: Slightly Mad Studios) Are you ready for another video game console, complete with promises of...
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Enlarge / Original manuscript of the Domesday Book on display at The National Archives in Kew, London. Satellite documents preserved by a Benedictine abbot named Nigel place its completion date much later than previously assumed. (credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Images/Getty...
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Enlarge / GILLETTE, Wyo.: A truck loaded with coal is viewed from the Eagle Butte Coal Mine Overlook which is operated by Alpha Coal. The area is a large producer of coal. Gillette uses the moniker of 'The Energy Capital of the Nation'. (credit: Matt McClain/The Washington...
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Enlarge (credit: Getty | UniversalImagesGroup) An unusual multidrug-resistant bacterium lurked in sinks at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center for more than a decade, striking at least a dozen patients, a new report by NIH scientists concludes. Researchers ...
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Evan Blass Happy 2019! If we're going to already start picking out smartphone trends for the new year, 'add lots and lots of cameras' is looking like a pretty good front-runner. Samsung is already on this path with devices like the Galaxy A9 and upcoming Galaxy S10, both of ...
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Enlarge / This is a Mu'Kay, and they really, really like fish. They do not, however, like protracted litigation. (credit: Stardock) The ongoing legal battle between original Star Control creators Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III and Star Control: Origins developer Stardock...
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Enlarge / Bob Behnken, left, and Doug Hurley will fly in the first crewed Dragon spacecraft mission. (credit: SpaceX) The year 2018 saw some great moments in spaceflight, such as the dazzling launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket in February and the flight of Virgin Galactic's...
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Enlarge / Tesla's Fremont factory in July 2018. (credit: Mason Trinca for The Washington Post via Getty Images) Tesla produced a record number of cars in the final quarter of 2018, the company reported on Wednesday. Tesla produced 61,394 Model 3s, a 15 percent gain from...
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(credit: Casey Johnston) Roku's latest update to The Roku Channel makes it easier for users to now find and subscribe to streaming services. The new feature (dubbed 'Premium Subscriptions') adds a carousel of subscription partners to The Roku Channel, all of which allow...
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Tuesday January 1, 2019. 08:22 PM
Enlarge (credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI; sketch courtesy of James Tuttle Keane) While people around the world were celebrating the arrival of 2019, people at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland were hard at work. Billions of miles away, the New Horizons probe ...
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Enlarge / The copyright to The Great Gatsby—the 1925 novel, not the 2013 movie starring Leonardo di Caprio—will expire two years from today. (credit: Warner Bros. Picture) As the ball dropped over Times Square last night, all copyrighted works published in 1923 fell...
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Two unlikely allies: the US Military and the video game industry. Who knew? Update: It's New Year's Day and Ars staffers are enjoying a winter break (inevitably filled with some wishful vacation research and cooking). As such, we're resurfacing a few favorites from the site ...
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Netflix/YouTube Netlfix bestowed a New Year's gift to all Stranger Things fans last night: the release date of the show's third season. Stranger Things 3 will debut on July 4, 2019. Just before 2018 ended, Netflix tweeted out another trailer for Stranger Things 3 (the...
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