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Amazon might use driverless vehicles to deliver packages in the future

But don't expect to see Amazon-branded autonomous cars any time soon.

Toyota is testing heavy-duty hydrogen trucks at the Port of Long...

For use in short-haul routes, full testing begins this summer.

Google Home can now tell users apart just by their voice

Now up to six people can train Google's voice appliance to recognize them.

Windows 10’s power throttling may help battery-hungry laptops

Microsoft claims that Windows 10's new power-throttling feature will boost battery life by about 11 percent, though you'll need a modern laptop to take advantage of it.Microsoft introduced the new feature to slow down background apps in January, as a trial feature for a subset of users running Insider versions of Windows 10.

Although power-throttling is still limited to Insiders, the recent Build 16176 made it more widely available. [ From backup to productivity tools, check out the top 30 free apps for Windows 10. | Download the superguide to Windows 10 installation. | Stay up on key Microsoft technologies with the Windows Report newsletter. ]There's one catch: Power throttling uses Intel's Speed Shift technology, which debuted in Intel's sixth-generation (Skylake) Core chips that began shipping in late 2015.

Current laptops with AMD processors won't be able to take advantage of the power savings, a Microsoft representative confirmed, though that could change in the near future: The representative added that the company's "working on expanding support to other processors as well over the next few months."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

One-upping the NES Classic Edition with the Raspberry Pi 3 and...

NES Classic is no more, but luckily cheap hobbyist boards are great for little projects.

Windows 10 gets major update as Windows Vista reaches its end...

Windows Vista's rather unhappy life is at an end.

Dealmaster: Get $10 when you sign up for a 30-day Amazon...

$10 in Amazon money for trying out its music platform! What a deal.

Washington state’s new 8 megawatt-hour flow battery is the largest of...

Chemistry honed in a national lab powers largest flow battery in North America.

Schneider Electric still shipping passwords in firmware

You'd think a vendor of critical infrastructure would at least pretend to care about security That “don't use hard-coded passwords” infosec rule? Someone needs to use a needle to write it on the corner of Schneider Electric's developers' eyes so they don't forget it.…

AT&T trials open switches for better future services

A coast-to-coast network trial by AT&T last month, using open-source "white box" switches, pointed toward an imagined future of more reliable services that may come quicker than some people think.The carrier ran a trial on its core network earli...

The decade-long, $6M effort to put a 74-year-old WWII boat back...

eBay, vintage engineering, and a lot of elbow grease helped give Sudden Jerk new life.

If you publish Georgia’s state laws, you’ll get sued for copyright...

In some states, you can't read the law without paying a corporation.