Technology

Asus’ ROG Phone II features a 120Hz display, a new SoC, and a giant battery

The ROG Phone 2. It looks a lot like the ROG Phone 1. [credit:Asus ] Asus is still trying to make gaming phones a thing with the release of the Asus ROG (Republic of Gamers) Phone II. Just like last year’s model, this is a high-end smartphone with a hyper-aggressive “gamer” design and a light-up back …

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The Lincoln Aviator uses cameras to read the road, smooth out big potholes

When the Lincoln Aviator goes on sale later this year, it will be one of the first-ever vehicles to have predictive adaptive suspension. [credit: Lincoln ] When Lincoln’s new three-row Aviator SUV goes on sale later this summer, its engineers hope it’ll be one of the smoothest-riding vehicles in its class. The key to that …

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Equifax to pay $575M for data breach, promises to protect data next time

Enlarge / Now you can get six of these for free every year until 2027. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado | Getty Images) Equifax, the Federal Trade Commission, and other state and federal regulators have agreed on what Equifax owes in penalties, nearly two years after the company’s massive breach of sensitive consumer information became public. The …

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You can’t copyright a cocktail, so what’s a creative bartender to do?

Enlarge / Welcome to the conference, this is the 10am panel. Can we interest you in a Dark ‘n’ Stormy®? (credit: Nathan Mattise) NEW ORLEANS—Anyone who fancies themselves a fan of cocktails knows the names: the Manhattan, Old Fashioned, Martini, Margarita, on and on and on. In the drinks world, such recipes have stood the …

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The Greatest Leap, part 6: After Apollo, NASA still searching for an encore

Video shot by Joshua Ballinger, edited and produced by Jing Niu and David Minick. Click here for transcript. (video link) And then it was all over. After the drama of Apollo 13, the final four human missions to the Moon in 1971 and 1972 flew smoothly. With each successive, increasingly routine landing, astronauts made longer …

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