Technology

Steve July 14, 2020

Three senior Ubisoft execs quit over the weekend amid claims of widespread sexual harassment within the video-game giant’s Canadian wing. Chief creative officer Serge Hascoët resigned effective immediately on Sunday. Yves Guillemot, CEO and cofounder of Ubisoft, will take over Hascoët’s duties for now, and promised an overhaul of the French game maker’s creative teams […]

Steve July 14, 2020

Posted July 13, 2020 by Charles Morris & filed under Newswire, The Vehicles. Hyliion, a developer of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, has launched a new natural-gas series-hybrid electric powertrain. The Hypertruck Electric Range Extender (ERX) combines an electric drivetrain with a natural gas-powered onboard generator. It delivers 25 miles of electric […]

Steve July 14, 2020

Posted July 13, 2020 by Tom Lombardo & filed under Newswire, The Tech. Commercial EV supplier Lightning Systems is tripling the size of its facility in Loveland, Colorado. Lightning moved its headquarters, manufacturing and R&D into the former Hewlett-Packard/Agilent campus in southwest Loveland three years ago. The company recently took over the entire building, expanding […]

Steve July 14, 2020

DVD and Blu-ray rippers are still essential tools, even in a time when most people consume their TV shows and movies as digital files. In fact, they help smooth the transition. What better way to add older films and TV shows that are not available digitally to your media server than ripping DVDs and Blu-ray […]

Steve July 14, 2020

Virtualization is becoming more common nowadays. The ability to take your existing machine and provision multiple virtual machines helps tremendously with things like education, testing and experimentation, and productivity. Linux being as popular and powerful as it is, is a great place to start building a virtualization server or workstation for your own personal use. […]

Steve July 14, 2020

Getting retro hardware up and running again is sometimes a feat, and the amount of effort needed tends to go up exponentially with increased hardware age. Getting an IDE hard drive running again is one thing, but things like peripherals on truly “retro” computers like Commodores and Amigas is another beast altogether if you even […]

Steve July 14, 2020

Halo 3 is now available on PC via the Master Chief Collection, hours earlier than originally intended it seems. Until now, the massively popular title has been an Xbox platform exclusive since 2007, and originally skipped a PC launch even though the previous entries in the trilogy arrived to the platform. The release delivers the […]

Steve July 13, 2020

Being able to instantly open a folder in a terminal on Ubuntu straight from the file manager has its advantages. It saves time; you don’t need to navigate to a folder in the terminal using the cd command. Plus (more importantly for a typo-prone input merchant like me) it ensures I actually end up in right […]

Steve July 13, 2020

Grand venues of spectacle to entertain audiences has long been a part of history, but such tradition is highly problematic at the moment in the light of the pandemic. Some sports leagues are testing the waters with a soft restart by playing only to a broadcast audience, leaving the stadium empty. Many experiments are in […]

Steve July 13, 2020

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/07/Quick-Charge-7.13.20.mp3 New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast […]

Steve July 13, 2020

A decade ago, I started my first job that required me to use Linux as my laptop’s operating system. I was offered a range of variants, including Gentoo, if I was so inclined, but since I had used Ubuntu briefly in the past, I opted for Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04. My terminal, Konsole, was themed […]