First Drive: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

First Drive: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Sure, it might look just like the multitude of SUVs and crossovers crowding the elementary school drop-off lane. Easy to overlook, the small “Supercharged” script on the front doors and the equally discrete winged “Trackhawk” badge on the liftgate are subtle signals of what lives within this suburban shuttle. A more obvious clue is […]

Acer’s Switch 7 could overpower the Surface Pro and MacBook Pro

Acer’s Switch 7 could overpower the Surface Pro and MacBook Pro

Acer’s Switch 7 Black Edition is big, black, and ready to stomp on the Surface Pro and MacBook Pro 13. Sporting the latest quad-core CPU from Intel plus discrete graphics, it offers serious horsepower in a surprisingly slim package. Acer says the Switch 7 Black Edition will be available in North America in December with prices […]

Tropical Storm Harvey Keeps NASA’s Houston Center Closed through Labor Day

Tropical Storm Harvey Keeps NASA’s Houston Center Closed through Labor Day

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik posted this view of Tropical Storm Harvey from the International Space Station on Twitter on Aug. 28, 2017. Credit: Randy Bresnik/Twitter NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston will remain closed through Labor Day as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey, agency officials said. NASA sNASA shuttered JSC to […]

How Apple Plans to Change the Way You Use the Next iPhone

How Apple Plans to Change the Way You Use the Next iPhone

Apple Inc. plans to transform the way people use its next high-end iPhone by eliminating the concept of a home button and making other adjustments to a flagship device that’s becoming almost all screen, according to images of the new device viewed by Bloomberg News and people familiar with the gadget.  The home button is the key to the iPhone […]

Acer reveals Predator Orion 9000 PC, Predator X35 G-Sync HDR monitor

Acer reveals Predator Orion 9000 PC, Predator X35 G-Sync HDR monitor

In a beleaguered PC industry suffering from sinking sales, gaming stands as a sparkling bright point. There’s never been a better time to be a PC gamer, and at IFA 2017, Acer revealed an army of powerful Predator hardware designed to entice enthusiasts who like their frame rates high and temperatures low: The Acer Predator […]

Microsoft and Amazon partner to integrate Alexa and Cortana digital assistants

Amazon and Microsoft are partnering together to better integrate their Alexa and Cortana digital assistants. The New York Times reports that Alexa users will be able to access Cortana, and vice versa on a range of devices, but that the integration will be a little awkward initially. Someone using an Alexa device will have to […]

Logitech announces wireless gaming mouse, keyboard, and giant pad to put them on

Logitech has announced new entries in its popular lines of gaming mice and keyboards. The G603 is a fairly simple wireless mouse that uses Logitech’s proprietary Lightspeed technology, which promises to reduce latency to a millisecond, along with a new optical sensor called Hero that’s designed for power efficiency. The G603 will come in at […]

Cassini hints at young age for Saturn’s rings

Cassini hints at young age for Saturn’s rings

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI Image caption Cassini has been trying to weigh the rings The spectacular rings of Saturn may be relatively young, perhaps just 100 million years or so old. This is the early interpretation of data gathered by the Cassini spacecraft on its final orbits of the giant world. If confirmed, it means we […]