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Volkswagen's CEO Was Told About Emissions Software Months Before Scandal, Says Report
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess was told about the existence of cheating software in cars two months before regulators blew the whistle on a multi-billion exhaust emissions scandal, German magazine Der Spiegel said. Der Spiegel’s story, based on recently unsealed documents from the Braunschweig prosecutor’s office, raises […]

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A review of Monitor-IO, a little gadget that wants to talk about your Internet
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Monitor-IO is a $100 IoT gadget that tells you whether your Internet is working well, poorly, or not at all. The idea is you put this little black box next to (and plugged directly into) your router, and a quick glance at its color-coded screen will let you know if the Internet’s working solidly,  if it’s […]

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Elon Musk says Tesla could build $25,000 EV in about 'three years'
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When Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's second master plan, the $35,000 Model 3 represented the price floor. It wasn't set in stone, but you couldn't realistically expect more. However, the dream of a truly affordable Tesla EV just got a little more tangib…

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Fewer Than Half of Young Americans Are Positive About Capitalism
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gollum123 writes: According to a new poll from Gallup, young Americans are souring on capitalism. Less than half, 45 percent, view capitalism positively. “This represents a 12-point decline in young adults’ positive views of capitalism in just the past two years and a marked shift since 2010, when 68 percent viewed it positively,” notes Gallup, […]

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After 20 years of planning, ambitious Solar mission about to launch
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Enlarge / At NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the Parker Solar Probe is lowered into the 40-foot-tall thermal vacuum chamber for testing. (credit: NASA) Six decades have passed since a University of Chicago physicist pondered why the tail of a comet, no matter the direction it traveled, always pointed away from the Sun. From this […]

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2018 iPhones may be missing something, and iOS 12 hides clues about the next iPhone     – CNET
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Here’s this week’s iPhone news.

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Steve Jobs lied to his daughter about name of the Apple Lisa     – CNET
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It took a direct question from U2 frontman Bono in the South of France for the computer mogul to reveal the truth.

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The Incredibles 2 is about to pass $1 billion at the box office     – CNET
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It has shattered all expectations to become the highest grossing animated movie ever, and it’s still going!

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars is back, and Comic-Con is happy about it     – CNET
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The actors who voice Ahsoka and Obi-Wan react to the news that 12 new episodes are on the way to Disney streaming.

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