Science


Judge: VW owners get option of buybacks, fixes
- April 22, 2016

Vehicle emissions and low operating and manufacturing cost are causing American automakers to turn to electric vehicles. The vehicle owners and the U.S. Also unanswered is when VW can sell thousands of diesel cars sitting in showrooms that are subject a government-ordered stop sale. The EPA and California Air Resources Board exposed Volkswagen's illegal emissions software in September. (more...)
SpaceX successfully lands reusable rocket on floating platform
- April 22, 2016

A handout picture provided by NASA shows SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule docked to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module of the International Space Station (ISS), May 19, 2015. A fourth SpaceX rocket was equipped to land but never got the chance, since it blew up shortly after launch. The Falcon 9 rocket could be the first to re-launch into space for an orbital mission by May or June. (more...)
Tesla CEO Musk: almost 400000 orders received for new Model 3
- April 22, 2016

A week ago, Tesla VP of Business Development Diarmuid O'Connel said in a speech in Amsterdam that Model 3 preorders are approaching 400,000 units. In the report , CR also mentions that the Model S had a worse than average problem rate as well. (more...)
EU investigating Google's contracts with phone makers, operators
- April 19, 2016

The head of the EU's antitrust unit has once again hinted its investigating Google in relation to Android . In both cases, internet traffic for the publishers is negatively affected and as a result they lose revenues from the ads. In Vestager's speech the focus was on preloaded apps and services. Among them were emoji that look more like people rather than blobs. As you can see from the short video below, 3D Touch on Android might be similar to the iOS version, at least when it ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 for T-Mobile getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- April 19, 2016

While we understand the rationale behind that, we are of course hoping to see the Galaxy C Series outside of China as well . The phablet is expected to follow the release of the company's flagship smartphones in the same way things have been happening with previous releases. (more...)
Rocket landing at sea marks success for SpaceX
- April 18, 2016

The aerospace company was thus able to execute a vertical landing for the spacecraft at sea after failing to do so in its first few attempts. As usual, SpaceX will try to land the leftover booster on an ocean barge, something it's yet to achieve for reusability, as a way to shave launch costs. (more...)