Elon Musk promises big new Tesla Autopilot upgrade, but is it legal?

Enlarge (credit: https://arstechnica.com/author/aurich-lawson/) Tesla CEO Elon Musk is famous for the use of his Twitter feed, where he often engages with his almost 24 million followers. Sometimes it gets him in trouble—as with the case of the infamous “420” tweet that landed both him and Tesla with $ 20 million in fines. Sometimes it gets […]

Avengers 4: Big Quantum Realm hint as Marvel boss Kevin Feige promises 'we will explore'

The end credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, released over the summer, saw Scott Lang stuck in the Quantum Realm after his nearest and dearest were killed off by Thanos’s Snap from Infinity War. But will it play a crucial role in the Marvel heroes overturning the Snap and bringing multiple superheroes back to […]

‘5,239 is not the top line’: Pentagon promises to send even more troops to seal Mexico border

The need to allocate more troops to secure the US southern border against caravans of illegal aliens will likely stretch beyond the announced deployment figure, the Pentagon said, as the first 1,000 troops arrived at the frontier. While the Pentagon still has little clue about the composition of the so-called migrant caravans heading to the […]

FBI Now Probing Lofty Tesla Production Promises

Given that Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter account now has third-party oversight, it’s unlikely we’ll see angry missives about the Fun-Busting Interrogators this weekend. However, that won’t stop the FBI from probing Musk’s past production promises for the Model 3 sedan. As part of an ongoing Department of Justice investigation that kicked off after Musk’s […]

Turkish President Erdogan promises to reveal the ‘naked truth’ about Jamal Khashoggi’s death

REUTERS/Umit Bektas Turkish President RecepTayyip Erdogan promised to reveal the “naked truth” regarding journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death on Tuesday.  “We are looking for justice here and this will be revealed in all its naked truth, not through some ordinary steps but in all its naked truth,” Erdogan added. Several members of Erdogan’s ruling AK Party […]

A new form of cryptocurrency promises to defy financial gravity

TO GET AN idea of just how volatile cryptocurrencies are, compare them with the stockmarket. Bitcoin, the biggest one, moves as much against the dollar in a single day as the S&P 500 does in 23. For speculators, this is a feature. For anyone who wants to use these digital monies for payments, savings or […]

Microsoft promises to defend—not attack—Linux with its 60,000 patents

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft has made billions from its extensive library of software patents. A number of Android vendors, including Samsung, pay the company a royalty on each phone they ship to license patents such as the ones covering the exFAT file system. But that situation may be coming to an end with the announcement […]

Jeep Renegade Plug-in Promises to Conquer Nature the Socially Acceptable Way

There’s a raft of changes coming to Jeep’s Renegade for the 2019 model year, but the brand’s run-down of the various alterations for the U.S. market didn’t include the possibility of a gas-electric variant. That’s what’s coming to the model, however, as Fiat Chrysler looks to ditch its overseas diesel powerplants by 2021 and curry favor […]

Microsoft promises to recover files deleted by Windows 10 update bug

Microsoft has pledged to rescue those all-important personal files that its most recent Windows 10 update contrived to consume. The company was forced to halt the rollout of its October 2018 upgrades when users started complaining that their documents, music and images were disappearing. According to Dona Sarkar, who runs the Windows Insider Program, users […]