Monthly Archives: September 2018

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Telegram desktop app leaked internet addresses when starting calls

Telegram has a reputation for privacy and security (much to the chagrin of some governments), but it's not immune to gaffes. Security researcher Dhiraj Mishra discovered that Telegram's desktop app was leaking both public and private IP addresses dur…

New York City’s WiFi kiosks have over 5 million users

New York City's high-speed WiFi kiosks have been around for a while, but just how many people are using them? Quite a few, in fact. The LinkNYC team has revealed that there were over 5 million registered WiFi users as of September 2018, with over a…

Porsche has been teasing us for three days by running the 919 Hybrid Evo at Laguna Seca for the Renn

Porsche has been teasing us for three days by running the 919 Hybrid Evo at Laguna Seca for the Rennsport Reunion festivities. For three days they’ve run within seconds of the track record, seeing times as low as the 1:07 range, while Ferrari’s F2003-GA record is mouth-wateringly close at just 1:05.786. When I arrived…

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Surface Pro and Surface Laptop may only receive simple spec bumps

We hope you weren't expecting major overhauls of the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop at Microsoft's October 2nd event — you might be disappointed. Sources for WinFuture have claimed that both the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 (not necessarily t…

I Just Fainted Because A 1,200 Mile Integra Type R Sold For $63,800

During Barrett Jackson’s Las Vegas sale this weekend, the near unthinkable happened when a decades old front drive Honda sold, and it was considered a new record. The fact that we can even consider “Records” a thing when discussing Sport Compact cars is a sign that we’ve moved into a new generation of automotive…

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How to safely charge and store lithium drone batteries

By Signe Brewster This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full blog here. Although flying a dro…

Porsche’s New 935 Has Been Spotted Testing At Monza

I have gone through several stages of feelings about the new GT2 RS-based 2019 Porsche 935 track day special since I heard about it on Thursday. First I was a mixture of intrigued and disgusted at the idea of a three-quarter-million-dollar Porsche 911.

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Formula One Can’t Ban Team Orders, So It Should Ban Teams

This morning’s Formula One race was not exactly a fun one to watch. With the largely uneventful racing pockmarked with the dissatisfaction of watching what could have been a decent fight to the finish dissolve into an intrateam communication battle. Words are what won Lewis Hamilton the Russian Grand Prix today, not…

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Brain-to-brain network allows three people to share their thoughts

There have been experiments in direct brain-to-brain communication before, but that's now extending to full-fledged networks. Researchers have developed a three-person brain network that lets participants send thoughts to each other — in this case,…

California amends rules to push vehicles toward hydrogen, electricity, biofuel

Electric car being charged

Enlarge / Detail of the plug of an electric car being charged (credit: Getty Images)

On Friday, California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that it would tighten restrictions on transportation fuels in the state in the hopes of spurring adoption of electric, hydrogen, and biofuel-based cars, trucks, buses, and even planes.

Since 2011, CARB has had a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) on the books that requires a 10 percent reduction in “carbon intensity” for all fuels sold in California by 2020. Carbon intensity for fuels takes into account lifecycle carbon emissions, including any emissions created processing oil into gasoline, processing feedstock into ethanol, or transporting a fuel from a refinery to the point of sale.

With CARB’s decision on Friday, the lifecycle emissions for transportation fuels needs to drop by 20 percent by 2030.

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