Friday, 22 Feb 2019
Category: Tech

Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti promises 120 fps gaming for $279

Nvidia is introducing a new affordable graphics card as part of the company’s GTX line today. While you might expect the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti to be based on the previous Pascal architecture, Nvidia is using its latest 12th-generation Turing GPU architecture instead. That means better performance and less power consumption, but since […]

Discovery of cameras built into airlines’ seats sparks privacy concerns

Cameras pointed at passengers have been noticed in the inflight entertainment systems used by some American Airlines and Singapore Airlines aircraft, BuzzFeed News reports. Both airlines have confirmed that the cameras exist, but they say they were included with off-the-shelf parts from manufacturers and have not been activated. The airlines also confirmed that they have […]

BMW and Daimler will spend over $1 billion on the future of transportation

BMW and Daimler, two giants in the automobile sector, are pooling their resources in a joint mobility effort that spans autonomous cars, ride-hailing, electric scooters, car-sharing, and electric car charging. The two companies announced on Friday that their intention is to spend $1.13 billion on the venture, an eye-popping sum designed to make the rest […]

Facebook pulls the plug on its data snooping Onavo VPN service

Facebook is shutting down its controversial Onavo VPN app, and will end its practice of conducting unpaid market research programs, TechCrunch reports. Although paid research studies will continue through other means, the company says it will ensure users explicitly understand their privacy implications. The Android version of the Onavo app has now been removed from […]

Mystery FCC filing probably isn’t a new Google Wifi

A mysterious unreleased Google device has cleared the Federal Communications Commission. But unlike the internet (and we) originally thought, it doesn’t look like it’s a new Google Wifi mesh router. As 9to5Google notes, the new device was actually created by a company called Murata Manufacturing Co. under an FCC ID of VPYLB1CQ, with Google applying […]

Lucid Motors is working on an electric SUV that may debut this year

Electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors has begun working on an SUV, and it could unveil the design as early as this summer, according to two people familiar with the company’s plans. The startup’s first car, an all-electric sedan called the Lucid Air, is scheduled to go into production in late 2020. Peter Rawlinson, Lucid Motors’ […]