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SlimDrivers Free review

SlimDrivers scans for available updates for all of your drivers, and then manages the download and installation process for you. Rather than having to figure out which programs might be out of date and then checking for updates individually, you can use this program to significantly streamline the process and keep all programs running smoothly.

Pros

Quick scans: When you first open the app, you can quickly complete a scan with just the click of a button. The scan encompasses all drivers on your machine that could be out of date and identifies locations for available update downloads.

Intuitive interface: … Read more

DriverMax review

DriverMax Free Edition 7.29 scans, identifies, and updates your PC's hardware drivers automatically, one by one. It also backs up and restores drivers, keeps track of downloaded drivers, and identifies hardware without drivers. The freeware is limited to two driver downloads per day, at lower priority, and has other limitations compared to the Pro Edition.

Pros

Driver tune-up: A tune-up keeps your car running smoothly and reliably; updating your drivers does much the same for your PC. If updating drivers seems intimidating, DriverMax can take away some of the mystery.

Driver Ed: The freeware is fully functional, so … Read more

Get Driver Booster for 70 percent off

Having the latest driver means your device and system are running at optimum levels. But performance is only one of many reasons to keep your system up-to-date. New drivers will often patch security flaws and keep your PC safe from exploits. An updated driver can also introduce new features or increase compatibility of your existing devices. Although Windows does a great job of finding the correct driver when you first plug in a new device, it doesn't do much to keep it updated. Now you can maintain all of your drivers from one convenient platform with IObit's Driver … Read more

GL Golf for Mac review

GL Golf for Mac provides a realistic virtual golf experience by employing responsive physics and features such as water hazards. You're able to customize the appearance of your character as well as the environment, and you can choose from three difficulty levels. While lacking online multiplayer, the game provides a global leaderboard.

When launched, GL Golf for Mac presents you with its main settings screen. There you can choose the type of game, weather conditions, time of day, number of players, and difficulty, as well as customize the player's appearance and the clubs they will use. Through the … Read more

Test driving the Audi ERL tech of tomorrow, today

This week, we paid a visit to Audi's Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) in northern California. Rather, it paid a visit to us, bringing along its Audi Urban Intelligence Assist demo vehicle to San Francisco and taking me for a spin.

The Audi Urban Intelligence Assist (AUIA) vehicle is, essentially, an Audi A6 3.0T that has been outfitted as a test bed for a variety of technologies being developed by Audi ERL and its partners at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of California at San Diego, and the Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies at USC. During … Read more

Review: Update your drivers automatically with Driver Booster

IOBit's Driver Booster analyzes your PC for out-of-date drivers -- and updates them with a click. Cloud-based resources track the latest updates. Driver Booster is available in two versions: Driver Booster Free, which can automatically identify new updates and install them individually or all at once, and Driver Booster Pro, which does all that and more, including offering licenses and technical support for up to three computers. We tried Driver Booster Free in Windows 7.

Driver Booster's dark-toned user interface displayed all our system's drivers in its scan results, with those needing critical updates at the top … Read more

Delphi demoes autonomous car technologies at new lab

The electronics in your car's dashboard were probably not made by the car's manufacturer. Most automakers rely on suppliers for stereos and navigation systems, and one of the largest in the world is Delphi. To keep up with the latest in technology, Delphi followed its automaker clients by establishing a new development facility in Mountain View, Calif., putting it in close proximity to giants Google and Apple, and a multitude of smaller companies developing technology useful in the car.

During the launch week for the new facility, Delphi invited me down to see some examples of its latest … Read more

Elon Musk tweets invite to work on Tesla's self-driving Model S

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk is in a word, ambitious. He announced on Wednesday that his electric car company was embarking on the creation of a self-driving automobile within the next three years. On Thursday, he reinforced this announcement on Twitter by posting an open call for people to come work on the project.

Intense effort underway at Tesla to develop a practical autopilot system for Model S

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 18, 2013

Engineers interested in working on autonomous driving, pls email autopilot@teslamotors.com. Team will report directly to me.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 18, 2013

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RadarSync auto-updates your drivers -- hassle free

This week's deal is for the DIY troubleshooters and the home PC technicians. The most time-consuming task of updating any PC is finding the latest drivers for your hardware. Find the correct ones and you're good to go, but install the wrong set of drivers and you could find yourself staring at the BSOD, wondering which wrong life choices got you there. RadarSync hopes to remedy this problem with their latest version of PC Updater 2013.

Featuring an updated detection tool and user interface, RadarSync wants to take the guesswork out of driver updating. Just launch the program … Read more

Refresh old drivers with DriverScanner, now 50% off

Drivers are tricky things. When they work you barely notice them, but should something go wrong, they can cause major headaches. This is especially true for machines with older hardware (we're talking Pre-Windows 7 computers). You used to be able to manually search for device drivers directly on the manufacturer's Web site. This process, however, takes both time and patience, requiring you to find the device info. and the correct driver version. At the end of the day it can still be a risky process, requiring a bit of technical savvy.

In comes DriverScanner 2013 to save the … Read more