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Car Tech 101: Variable valve timing explained

Few innovations under the hood have become as ubiquitous as variable valve timing. Automakers brag about it all the time, but seldom explain it. So Brian Cooley's here to do just that.

By April 28, 2014


Apple to add variable precision location sharing to Find My Friends app?

Privacy for Apple's Find My Friends app may be getting a face-lift, adding new features to customize how much detail your friends can see.

By March 1, 2012


Giant battery smooths out variable wind power

The first direct wind-power-to-storage project in U.S. effectively eases the variability of this energy source, Xcel Energy says, though cost is still a barrier.

By August 4, 2010


'Smart' device makers: Variable electricity rates needed

For the smart grid to take off, consumers need financial motivation to use energy at off-peak times and total control of their appliances, says appliance trade group.

By December 14, 2009


Video games and variable pricing models

Nintendo targets the number of units sold, while Xbox experiments with variable pricing. Which is the best model for revenue growth?

By August 10, 2009


MP3 players with variable playback speeds

MP3 editor Jasmine France rounds up a selection of MP3 players that let you adjust the playback speed for spoken-word content such as podcasts and audiobooks.

By July 10, 2009


What's the deal with variable pricing--Ask the Editors

In this week's MP3 Mailbox Monday post, MP3 editor Jasmine France answers questions regarding the new variable pricing being implemented by online music stores, and points out the best file type for a multidevice household.

By June 1, 2009


Report: Variable pricing comes to iTunes April 7

Raising prices in the worst economy since the 1930s doesn't seem very bright. Still, when people actually want to buy music, iTunes will remain the default choice.

By March 26, 2009


Your privacy is variable: Iminta gets it

New social feed aggergator allows users to control who, exactly, sees what

By February 11, 2008


Blink-WebKit split endangers some browser features

Developers may have to adapt to browsers that lose features, such as CSS Variables, as Google and Apple part ways in browser development.

By April 8, 2013