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Diving into Project Scorpio’s backwards compatibility, 4K, VR, and 1080p support

Now that we’ve discussed the basic technical specs of Project Scorpio, Microsoft’s follow-up to the original Xbox One, it’s time to cover some of the ancillary information, like 4K support, 1080p goodies, and VR functionality. Microsoft and Sony are pursuing ...

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Cassini probe set to begin ‘Grand Finale’ dive into Saturn’s atmosphere

We’ve enjoyed the benefits of having NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in orbit of Saturn for years. It’s almost like it’s always been there, looking down on one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the solar system. It only seems like forever because ...

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Starting in 2018, China will begin turning its coal plants into nuclear reactors

It’s a common refrain among climate change down-players — those who accept its reality, but who argue that we can’t or shouldn’t do much about it — that, sure, first world Western countries could be doing a lot more to ...

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Nvidia launches mobile Pascal, drops desktop-class hardware into mobile form factors

Nvidia launched its new mobile Pascal hardware today — and with a twist. Several months ago, we covered rumors that the company would use its standard desktop hardware in laptops rather than creating an entirely separate mobile product line. Turns ...

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Nintendo refutes rumors, claims Wii U production will continue into next year

Yesterday, a report from the Nikkei claimed that Nintendo might sunset the Wii U as early as this year, to make room on store shelves for its upcoming console, the Nintendo NX. While not implausible, given the Wii U’s anemic ...

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Indiana governor signs fetal defects abortion ban into law

Chad Ryan/AP Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill into law Thursday. INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Thursday making Indiana the second state to ban abortions because of fetal genetic abnormalities such as Down ...

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Mars may be slowly crushing Phobos into a planetary ring

Share This article Moons are weird. Sometimes they’re pulled out of a peaceful path through space, falling easily into orbit around a planet. Other times, they’re ripped out of the substance of the planet itself by an enormous collision, as a ...

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Georgia woman completes test while going into labor

Facebook Tommitrise Collins takes her college psychology course test while in labor in a picture taken by her sister at a hospital in Macon, Ga., Thursday. She later gave birth to a healthy baby girl, she told a local TV ...

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Giants LB Beason: Flag QB's for throwing into big-hit areas

The NFL has been on a crusade against big and violent hits for several years. And Giants linebacker Jon Beason has a new and radical (and likely impossible) idea to solve some of that problem: Fine quarterbacks for throwing into ...

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Indonesian plane carrying 54 crashes into mountain

MAST IRHAM/EPA The mother of a Trigana Air plane crew member (c.) cries as she walks out of the airline’s main office in Jakarta on Sunday. Trigana Air Flight TGN267 crashed over Papua with 54 on board, Indonesian authorities said. ...

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