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The Morning After: The worst tech in 2019

The Morning After: The worst tech in 2019

When you need to make a 180-degree turn in a hurry.Rivian shows off how its new EVs can ‘tank turn’ We’re not sure how useful this feature is, but Rivian has made a preview video showing how its quad-motor equipped truck can “tank turn” in place. Maybe it could come …

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Mazda3 bug activates emergency brake system for no reason

Mazda3 bug activates emergency brake system for no reason

Driver assists can help make our trips much safer, but integrating software decisions into the control of a vehicle could cause serious problems if the system glitches at the wrong time. According to Mazda, a “Incorrect programming” in its Smart Braking System (SBS) can make fourth-generation Mazda3 vehicles to falsely …

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Personal computer CPU pioneer Chuck Peddle dies at 82

Personal computer CPU pioneer Chuck Peddle dies at 82

The 6502 almost didn’t happen. Peddle wanted to design his more affordable chip at Motorola, which was struggling to sell its 6800 CPU design kits for a then-costly $300. When Motorola was unresponsive to the proposal (it saw the proposal as internal competition), Peddle and six team members jumped to …

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Streaming won’t get easier or cheaper

Streaming won't get easier or cheaper

And it won’t slow down in 2020, either — HBO Max and Peacock are right around the corner. Between those and existing streaming options, like CBS All Access, Sundance Now, Shudder, BET+, Crunchyroll and Funimation (did we miss any?), it’s getting expensive to keep up with TV and, naturally, piracy …

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