These Abstract Prints Turn Physics Into Art

Kim Keever works with paint, but he’s not a painter. Inside his New York City studio, dozens of squeeze bottles are scattered on different tables, their soapy contents replaced with a rainbow of pigments. “These are like my paintbrushes,” Keever says, nodding to the plastic bottles. And in the center of the room, a 200 … Read more

‘Dragon Age’ director Mike Laidlaw leaves BioWare after 14 years

Today Mike Laidlaw announced his departure from Bioware, where he’s been involved with games including Jade Empire, Mass Effect and the entire Dragon Age series. He served as creative director on Dragon Age: Inquisition, and mentioned in a note about the team that “I have every confidence that the world we’ve created together is in … Read more

CarGurus spikes 72% in auto marketplace IPO

Used-car marketplace CarGurus spiked more than 72 percent during its first day of trading. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company had raised more than $150 million after pricing its IPO at $16. By the end of trading Thursday, shares had gone up more than 72 percent, closing at $27.58. In a conversation earlier this morning with CarGurus … Read more

Your Next Gig: Map the Streets For Self-Driving Cars

I went for a drive in San Francisco’s Mission District last month. It was late morning, and there wasn’t much traffic. As I wended my way through the side streets, I avoided a double-parked armored car and steered around construction sites. Though it might have seemed like an aimless outing, my brief sortie was anything … Read more

Tesla recalls 11,000 Model X SUVs for seat issues

The recall only affects Model X’s with second-row fold-flat seats built between October 28th, 2016 and August 16th, 2017, and the company estimates that only 3 percent of vehicles sold experience the issue. Any of Tesla’s SUVs with single-post seats aren’t affected. During internal tests, the company found that poorly-adjusted cables connected to the driver’s … Read more

Samsung forecasts an impressive third-quarter operating profit of 14.5 trillion Korean won

Samsung Electronics sounded an optimistic note in its third-quarter earnings guidance today, forecasting consolidated operating profit of about 14.5 trillion Korean won ($12.8 billion). This amount represents a very healthy 179 percent increase from the 5.2 trillion won it reported in the third quarter of 2016, when its results were hurt by the discontinuation of … Read more

Best CPU cooler 2017: top CPU coolers for your PC

Buying the best CPU cooler may be the least of your concerns when building a computer, but it shouldn’t be. But once you’ve entered all of your parts into PCPartPicker to ensure optimal compatibility, it’s easy to start rethinking where you can afford to make compromises to your next, presumably expensive, DIY project.  Yet, the … Read more