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Intel’s Optane Memory hopes to give your aging hard disk a kick in the pants

Intel's Optane Memory is finally here, complementing older HDDs with lightning-fast performance. But is it trying to solve a problem that SSDs are already the answer to?
Movies & TV

Everything we know about the new season of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

After more than five years, Larry David and HBO are bringing back Curb Your Enthusiasm for one more season in 2017. Here is everything we know about the new season, including release dates, casting, and plot details.
Virtual Reality

Developers can now buy an HTC Vive tracker for $100

If you have a neat idea for a virtual reality controller, the cheapest way to prototype it is probably it around an HTC Vive tracking puck, which you can now buy directly from HTC for $100.

Microsoft sued for $5 million in class action over Windows 10 upgrades

Microsoft is staring down another Windows 10 upgrade lawsuit and possibly $5 million in damages through a class action suit filed in Illinois that claims the upgrade caused damage to people’s computers and wiped their files.

A lost episode level design for ‘Half-Life 2’ is revealed in a new leak

Ravenholm might be somewhere that most resistance fighters don't go, but developers don't care about that. That's why, it seems, Junction Point's planned Half-Life 2 episode, would take players to a snowy version of the city.

Keep your tires inflated with Suaoki’s mini air compressor, now just $19

For a limited time, you can take $5 off the already-discounted Suaoki mini air compressor, bringing the price of this portable tire pump down to $19 on Amazon. This handy tool would make a great addition to any road bag.

Mazda’s famous rotary engines could return to give electric cars much-needed range

The next evolution of Mazda's rotary engine might develop electricity instead of pure horsepower. Patent filings and industry gossip suggest the company will use a small Wankel engine as a range extender for its first EV.

Nissan's updated 2017 GT-R Track Edition prepares to roar into New York

The 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition gets the same updates as the GT-R Premium and NISMO models, but once again slots between them in terms of performance and price. Is that too narrow a niche?

‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ sales underwhelm in U.K. after mixed reviews

Mass Effect: Andromeda currently trails both Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Horizon: Zero Dawn in U.K. game sales this year, though Andromeda did manage to take the top sales spot for last week.
Movies & TV

New trailer for 'Justice League' turns up the action (and humor)

From development and casting to superpowered plot points, here's everything we know about director Zack Snyder's much-anticipated DC Comics superhero team-up movie, Justice League.

Sound of silence: Aston Martin Rapide will ditch howling V12 for electric power

The Aston Martin Rapide will be available only with an electric powertrain beginning in 2018, CEO Andy Palmer said in a recent interview. The Rapide itself is likely on borrowed time.