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Volkswagen, Audi accused of using software to cheat US diesel emissions tests

In an open letter to the automaker and an official release, the EPA claims that VW's diesels aren't as clean as you'd think.

By September 18, 2015


Angry woman drowns cheating boyfriend's Apple gadgets in bath

Technically Incorrect: A Japanese woman is so unhappy that her boyfriend cheated that she hits him where it hurts.

By April 22, 2015


Your ultimate 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 cheat sheet

With Season 5 of "Game of Thrones" starting Sunday, we've created a GIF-filled refresher course on who did what to whom, where and sometimes why. Plus, photo clues and a video recap.

By April 8, 2015


Volkswagen pulls diesels from 2016 model year lineup

In response to the scandal over its diesel car emissions, Volkswagen withdraws its application to the EPA to certify its 2016 model year diesel vehicles in the US.

By October 7, 2015


VW emissions scandal could cost $86B, says Credit Suisse

VW's rapidly mushrooming diesel emissions conundrum could cost it up to $86B, argues major financial services company Credit Suisse.

By October 2, 2015


Why I changed my mind about ad-blocking software

From the Cheapskate: Ads are a necessary evil of the Web, and the truth is they're just not that evil, especially if they conform to AdBlock's Acceptable Ads guidelines.

By October 2, 2015


The Sims 4 cheat codes

The Sims is one of the few games that still openly permits the use of cheat codes. Here are the codes for the newly launched The Sims 4.

By September 7, 2014


Nation shows how to fight exam cheating -- shut off the Web

Uzbekistan only wants the best of the best to succeed. So it finds a simple way to achieve it: shut off the technology during university entrance exams.

By August 5, 2014


VW to install software to bring cheating diesels into emissions compliance

New software reportedly will be added to as many as 11 million of Volkwagen's diesel cars to bring them in to compliance with emissions laws. The fix could cost $6.5 billion.

By September 29, 2015


​Fool me once: EPA to enhance emissions testing post VW scandal

US Environmental Protection Agency will use random spot checks to expose technologies that may allow cars to skirt emissions standards.

By September 25, 2015