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Updated 2017-03-28 00:30
Despite what Mylan said, its price hikes hit patients’ wallets hard
Company continually said patients were shielded by insurance and discounts.
Microsoft sued for millions over Windows 10 upgrades
Class action accuses operating system of causing hard drive failures and other problems.
Activists want to know why feds are searching more devices at the border
"As a matter of policy, DHS does not comment on pending litigation."
A tour of iOS 10.3: Checking out APFS, the Settings app, and other tweaks
New update is likely to be iOS 10's last hurrah.
macOS 10.12.4 update brings Night Shift to the Mac and not much else
Sierra's fourth major update imports one more feature from iOS.
Spinach leaf transforms into sheet of beating human heart cells
With seeded cells, tissue engineers hope to harvest flesh from plants.
Apple releases watchOS 3.2 with new Theater Mode and SiriKit
Making the Apple Watch less of a spectacle, while adding to voice commands.
Samsung’s Note 7 recycling plan includes reselling the device in some countries
What do you do with 4.3 million defective smartphones?
Uncovered iPad bomb plot blamed for electronics ban on some flights
Explosives hidden in a fake iPad "appeared to be as good as the real thing."
Uber quickly resumes self-driving tests despite weekend traffic crash [Updated]
A human driver failed to yield, but Uber only hit the brakes on its program temporarily.
Millimeter telescope array spots early galaxies in “super halos” of gas
This could be what all galaxies used to look like.
Four years later, Xbox exec admits how Microsoft screwed up disc resale plan
Compare and contrast with Mehdi's marketing push for the plan back in 2013.
Feds: Brooklyn prosecutor forged judges’ signatures to wiretap lover
Tara Lenich was entangled in a reported "love triangle gone wrong."
Intel’s first Optane SSD for regular PCs is a small but super-fast cache
Drives require "Optane Memory ready" systems with brand-new CPUs and chipsets.
House could vote tomorrow to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history
House moves quickly after last week's Senate vote to kill FCC privacy rules.
Doxed by Microsoft’s Docs.com: Users unwittingly shared sensitive docs publicly
Thousands of docs with sensitive data still reachable from search engines, including health data.
Critical thinking is one for the history books
A critical analysis of archeology leads to rejection of astrology, conspiracies, etc.
New report: NASA spends 72 cents of every SLS dollar on overhead costs
Report suggests NASA should become a customer, just like the US Air Force.
In Sylvio, anthropomorphic ape scenery stretches from six seconds to 80 minutes
Plus, Ars shares what stood out from a festival that plays this alongside Terrence Malick.
Fitbit Alta HR review: $150 for a true all-day, all-night fitness tracker
Elevating the humble Alta with a heart-rate monitor and sleep facts.
Cloud computing pushes into the classroom, but not without challenges
The "digital divide" has changed, but it hasn't necessarily gotten better.
Most common cells in the brain help us anticipate rewards
Anticipating and evaluating rewards requires specialized neurons.
StarCraft remaster unveiled, and original SD version becomes free-as-in-beer
Original version's patch to 1.18 will make it free; remastered gameplay revealed.
This blue-sky image of Pluto is absolutely stunning
Pluto’s surface features become clear at the terminator, under the twilight Sun.
The North Atlantic may get its first-ever named storm in March next week
Oceans in the Northern Hemisphere are supposed to still be cold from the winter.
Mythos Tales: Probe Arkham’s darkest doings in this Lovecraft deduction game
Investigate Cthulhu and his buddies in 1930s Arkham.
Roam free: A history of open-world gaming
You know the violence, but there were text-adventures, skiing, space, and ants(!) too.
German coal mine may be prime for pumped storage
Coal mine slated for retirement in 2018 will become a 200MW source of hydropower.
Nintendo Switch “vertical” mode found in Neo-Geo games—are more coming?
Would go a long way towards preserving arcade classics' aspect ratios.
Charter promises Trump a broadband push, but no extra Internet connections
Charter's $25 billion promise is vague and includes stuff it already planned.
Analysis of meta-analyses identifies where sciences’ real problems lie
But the pressure to publish might not be such a problem after all.
AT&T/DirecTV give in to government demands in collusion lawsuit settlement
Customers lost when pay-TV companies illegally shared information, DOJ says.
Low levels of simple chemical associated with aging, DNA damage
Treatment with a simple chemical restores DNA repair to aging mice.
Azure Service Fabric takes first tentative steps toward open source
Service Fabric started as an internal platform for Azure SQL, Cortana, and other services.
“Pizzagate” DC shooter pleads guilty, faces years in prison
At sentencing hearing, judge asks defendant if he was the culprit: "Yes ma'am."
How ISPs can sell your Web history—and how to stop them
How the Senate's vote to kill privacy rules affects you.
Judge: eBay can’t be sued over seller accused of patent infringement
Who's making the "offer for sale?"
Google takes Symantec to the woodshed for mis-issuing 30,000 HTTPS certs [updated]
Chrome to immediately stop recognizing EV status and gradually nullify all certs.
GameStop expects the Switch to be hard to find through 2017
CEO predicts "Wii-like" sales potential amid instant sell-outs of new shipments.
Google reportedly removing SMS texting from Hangouts on May 22
But Google Voice users won't be affected as much.
Power Rangers film would’ve been better as a CW series
A phenomenal teen-acting ensemble gets screwed by feature-length aspirations, bad VFX.
Watch Nio’s 1 megawatt EP9 smash the Nürburgring electric vehicle lap record
It sounds like a TIE Fighter.
Decrypted: The Expanse: “Well, this is off to a good start”
This week we're joined by Wes Chatham, the actor who plays the character Amos.
How to get a Vulcan salute from Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds
Or, how I agreed to review a space film and got a low-five from Jake Gyllenhaal.
It may sound like Alien and follow Arrival, but Life is a popcorn movie
Some fun, but this film won't fill sci-fi's newly emerging "Best Picture nominee" niche.
Review: The $229 Moto G5 Plus stands as the king of budget Android (for now)
Downgraded camera and questionable update policy tarnish another solid upgrade.
Judge rules in favor of “Drone Slayer,” dismisses lawsuit filed by pilot
Is it trespassing if you fly over your neighbor's land? The answer remains unclear.
Man sentenced to 3 years for Facebook threat to kill Obama loses appeal
He told Secret Service of "biblical and constitutional duty" to assassinate Obama.
Theranos investors who pledge not to sue get Elizabeth Holmes’ shares for free
After scandals and lawsuits, hobbling company is said to have $150 million left.
In settlement, app makers change their tune on health benefits and privacy
NY Attorney General says three popular app makers over promised and misled.
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