Evan Strait

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Diesel Not Dead for Audi and Porsche in the U.S.

“Diesel” is a dirty word at the Volkswagen Group, where the company’s emissions-cheating scandal has caused its TDI engines to be banished from its U.S. lineup—and cost the company billions in penalties. But while the Volkswagen brand is sticking with management’s decision to keep diesel out of the …

New and Used Car Reviews, Car News and Prices

Let's get you back to homebase.<p>Expert reviews, car-shopping advice, features and specs, free price quotes, and more—all in our Buyer's Guide.<p>Our unbiased take on the latest vehicles of all styles.<p>Up-to-the-minute scoops and car news. If you need to know it, you'll find it here.<p>Road trips, in-depth …

Microsoft working on new service to provide Wi-Fi for users everywhere

Clearly making users more productive means providing internet access no matter where they go. According to<i>VentureBeat</i>, the software company is currently developing a cross-platform service that will offer "hassle-free" Wi-Fi around the world.<p>The new service, called Microsoft WiFi, was first seen …

Wi-Fi

This Is Microsoft's Big Secret Windows 10 Feature

Scott Eells—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Tomohiro Ohsumi—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Noah Berger—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Microsoft/Corbis<p>Robert …

Hypersonic aircraft to go 5 times the speed of sound

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. Air Force aims to develop an unmanned flying weapon by 2023 that would travel at least five times the speed of sound and might transform the nature of warfare.<p>"The key thing is, hypersonics go really fast," outgoing Air Force chief scientist Mica Endsley told CNN …

Aviation

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC (GLK-Class) Spy Shots

Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation GLK-Class is in the final phases of its development, and it looks like the popular small SUV will sport a very …

Here's a Living Concrete That Repairs Itself

How bacteria can fix the cracks in your driveway<p>A Dutch inventor has come up with an ingenious way for concrete to repair its own cracks: It's alive.<p>Okay, Henk Jonkers hasn't created a new form of life. What he did find is a kind of bacteria that lies dormant until activated by water. Water is …

Microsoft's charm offensive is actually working (a little)

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Redemption moves us more than mere success.<p>The knowledge that once someone wasn't too likable and now has worked their way beneath our pores is uplifting and glorious.<p>It's something Microsoft seems to be …

Microsoft is working on two high-end Lumia phones for Windows 10

Microsoft is working on two new high-end Lumia phones for Windows 10. A flagship device, codenamed Cityman, is currently being developed, alongside a high-end handset codenamed Talkman. Unleash the Phonesfirst reported details on Cityman and Talkman, and <i>The Verge</i> can confirm the codenames are …

LA school district wants multimillion dollar refund for failed iPad program

The Los Angeles Unified School District is demanding a multimillion-dollar refund from Apple following a failed iPad program that was set to give more than 640,000 students a tablet for education.<p>It is thought that the Board of Education is exploring the possibility of litigation against the …

Los Angeles

Decorating Ideas From a Massachusetts Beach House

Laid-back decor and a come-one, come-all spirit welcome friends and family to this Massachusetts escape.<p>Laid-back, beach house decor and a come-one, come-all spirit welcome friends and family to Bill and Bonnie Daggett's Massachusetts escape.

Stalk Everyone You Know With Crystal's Eerily Accurate App

Crystal, a new app that analyzes public data to tell you exactly how to communicate with people, has had us all at TNW looking up our friends and family today (as well as ourselves, of course) to find out what it knows about us.<p>What’s surprising is that it’s often eerily accurate. The app touts …

San Francisco

Microsoft just made an aggressive move against Google in the cloud wars

Each of the three technology giants has a cloud platform, where applications can run at tremendous scales more efficiently in their own data centers.<p>Obviously, each would rather developers use their cloud platform than those others. That means giving the people who build applications the tools they …

Windows Server

Arrested Development producer says 17 new episodes are on their way

Producer Brian Grazer recently confirmed that 17 new episodes of comedy series <i>Arrested Development</i> are planned. In an appearance on writer, commentator and podcaster Bill Simmons' <i>B.S. Report</i>, Grazer casually mentioned that a new season of the show was planned while talking about the loyalty of</i> …

Read the letter Bill Gates sent to Microsoft employees for the company's 40th anniversary

On April 4th, 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen started a little company named Microsoft. You probably know the story from there: Gates went on to become the wealthiest man in the world, and then gradually pulled back from his company to focus on broad philanthropic efforts through the Bill & Melinda …

Microsoft's new Surface 3 tablet runs full Windows, not RT

How many times have we said that the Surface would be great, if not for its OS? The truth is, the Surface RT and Surface 2 were lovely, well-crafted things, with great screens, solid build quality and long battery life. We just wished they could run the full gamut of desktop programs, in part to …

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

Microsoft’s New App Strategy: Turning Google Into A Dumb Pipe

Microsoft doesn’t just want its hands on every operating system. It also wants eyes in every cloud.<p>If you had made a list a couple of years ago of all the things you’d never expect Microsoft to do, it might have included a number of items.<p>Full-blown Office for iOS and Android? Sounds unlikely. Free …

Apps

Nailed it! Chevy Spark executes perfect snow landing

Accident scene in New Hampshire shows even GM's microcar can be acrobatic.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> <i>Yes, Facebook. It's a Spark. SPARK! I got it. My bad. -AN</i><p>There were no injuries in this New Hampshire single-car accident this week. Whether the car received a jubilant embrace from Béla Károlyi after sticking the …

Steep Ravine Cabins: Million Dollar Views for $100 a Night

When friends invited my husband and me to join them for a weekend at Steep Ravine cabins, we had no idea what to expect. What we knew: the ten cabins …

Microsoft's Nadella is on a mission to make Windows matter again

"Ballmer didn't have a sense of where Microsoft should go."<p>Roger Kay, analyst, Endpoint Technologies

Microsoft's new wireless phone charger will bathe your desk in neon light

My Nexus 6 usually rests on a Tylt wireless charger here at <i>The Verge</i> office. I paid Verizon $60 for the thing. It's got a black, soft matte finish; it's the opposite of flashy, but works perfectly with any Qi-compatible smartphone I've placed on it — even with a bulky case on. Microsoft's taking …

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Spy Shots

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is set for a debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, and our spies have the latest shots of the new two-door, well …

Microsoft is turning Skype into its own version of iMessage in Windows 10

Microsoft is integrating Skype directly into Windows 10, and the result looks a lot like Apple's iMessage service. While the company unveiled some of its Skype integration at a special Windows 10 press event in Redmond yesterday, the software maker didn’t show its new Messaging app on the PC …