Report: Cheaper, disc-free Xbox One option coming next year

Psht, who needs ’em? (credit: Squirmelia) Microsoft is planning to release a disc-free version of the Xbox One as early as next spring, according to an unsourced report from author Brad Sams of Thurrott.com (who has been reliable with early Xbox-related information in the past). The report suggests the disc-free version of the system would […]

Tesla Places Pointless ‘Self-Driving’ Option On Hiatus

Tesla Motors is abandoning the “fully self-driving” purchasing option on all of its vehicles. The option debuted in 2016 as a way to ensure your new car would be future-proofed and able to incorporate autonomous features. But those upgrades never really came — leaving customers who spent $ 8,000 angry enough to file a class-action lawsuit […]

Tesla shelves the full self-driving option you couldn’t use

Ever since Tesla hinted at its autonomous future, there’s been a “Full Self-Driving Capability” checkbox on the order page for its cars — spend several grand and your car would one day steer itself. It has yet to materialize, though, and now Tesla has removed the option from its site. You can still order it […]

Saudi Arabia using the ‘oil weapon option’ could cause prices to soar to $150

AP Photo/Anis Belghoul There is increasing evidence Saudi Arabia was behind the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident who has been a critic of the crown prince.   After the US threatened sanctions against Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich country seemed to hint at its ability to hit back through the energy market.  Analysts see a […]

Tech firms to SEC: We want the option to pay non-employee workers in equity

Enlarge (credit: Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) In recent weeks, both Uber and Airbnb have sent formal letters to the Securities and Exchange Commission, asking the regulatory agency to expand efforts that would allow drivers and hosts to also be paid in company shares. Exactly how this would work in practice remains unclear. The […]

AirPlay 2 makes Sonos the best audio option for most iPhone owners

For a long time, Sonos was only capable of streaming music to its speakers through a proprietary app, but that’s changed in the last few years. After working with music services like Spotify and Pandora, users can stay in those apps and stream music straight to your Sonos setup. That hasn’t been the case if […]

Netflix tests ‘Ultra’ tier that could add a higher price option

Over the last few years, Netflix has slowly rolled out a series of price increases for its streaming service. After the debacle of 2011 that occurred when it announced a split between its streaming and disc service to create “Qwikster” the company has been more sensitive to potential backlash. The company’s next move could be […]

Michael Cohen reportedly hires a new lawyer — the guy you’d hire ‘if you wanted to keep open the option’ of flipping

Jeenah Moon/Reuters President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen has reportedly hired a new attorney named Guy Petrillo. Petrillo used to be in charge of the criminal division in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. That’s where Cohen is under criminal investigation. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told Business Insider this […]