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Updated 2018-10-21 10:15
Hack on 8 adult websites exposes oodles of intimate user data
A recovered 98MB file underscores the risks of trusting personal info to strangers.
Microsoft’s problem isn’t how often it updates Windows—it’s how it develops it
Buggy updates point at deeper problems.
Collapse of ancient city’s water system may have led to its demise
Extreme weather events led to cascading failure of critical water infrastructure.
Review: Istanbul: The Dice Game rules the bazaar
Like chucking dice? Check this game out.
Another Defender bites the dust as Netflix cancels Luke Cage
Harlem's hero is the latest casualty as Netflix does a little housecleaning.
Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on Bloomberg to retract its Chinese spy story
"We were very clear with them that this did not happen," Cook tells BuzzFeed.
Comcast gigabit cable ($105 with 1TB data cap) now available in 39 states
Comcast gigabit cable rollout is nearly done, but uploads are limited to 35Mbps.
Entire broadband industry sues Vermont to stop state net neutrality law
State law says ISPs must follow net neutrality to get government contracts.
More exclusive than a supercar: A beginner’s guide to buying a GT3 race car
Automakers are selling hundreds of these turn-key racing supercars.
Google to charge Android OEMs as much as $40 per phone in EU
After the EU ruling, OEMs can unbundle Google's Android apps, but it will cost them.
Ars on your lunch break: Theaterwide biotoxic and chemical warfare
The interview with Sam Harris wraps up with plenty of existential doom.
New material could up efficiency of concentrated solar power
Could allow us to generate electricity using supercritical carbon dioxide.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 review: War games, now with battle royale!
Even with new modes and without single-player, it's still just Call of Duty.
Two orbiters begin their long journey to Mercury Friday night
Only in March 2026 will science activities begin in earnest at Mercury.
Tesla quietly drops “full self-driving” option as it adds $45,000 Model 3
260-mile range cars use same battery pack but fewer cells to cut the cost.
Vivaldi 2.0 review: The modern Web browser does not have to be so bland
Vivaldi says about half of all the 2.0 features come from user feedback and suggestions.
This business card-sized Japanese phone bucks the giant-phone trend
Its simple design argues that, sometimes, a phone can just be a phone.
Rocket Report: Why SpaceX stays in LA, Russia moves on, buy a missile silo
Ajit Pai killed rules that could have helped Florida recover from hurricane
Pai blames carriers, but he killed rules that were spurred by Hurricane Sandy.
Twitter publishes dump of accounts tied to Russian, Iranian influence campaigns
Archive for researchers provides picture of Internet Research Agency's influence ops.
Why figuring out what’s behind a big gender paradox won’t be easy
But historical relationships between countries haven't been taken into account.
Orkney Islands routes are front-runners for first commercial electric flights
The eight-seat passenger aircraft could be retrofitted to go all-electric.
New study argues against some of the oldest evidence for life
Are these 3.7 billion-year-old fossils or just messed-up bedrock?
Dealmaster: Hot deals on an Asus ROG gaming laptop and more
Plus deals for Tiles, the new Intel i9-9900K CPU, and Audible.
Samsung launches Snapdragon 850-powered Windows 2-in-1
Snapdragon 850 is Qualcomm's first chip explicitly for PC form factors.
“There’s more in the making”—Apple announces October 30 event
Reports suggest iPad Pros will headline, and new Macs are possible, too.
The Petit Le Mans: More proof we’re in a golden age for sportscar racing
This year's IMSA championships were sealed over a nail-biting 10-hour finale.
Microsoft making more of the Windows 10 built-in apps removable
Sadly, Candy Crush looks set to remain.
What watching Forrest Gump tells us about how we store memories
People's brains respond most strongly to transitions between events.
Video: What to expect from the Oculus Quest
Sam Machkovech details six important points about the $400 standalone VR headset.
Ars on your lunch break: Let’s talk about religion, politics, guns, and privacy
Part three of a discussion with Sam Harris on what makes for a healthy society.
Rockstar developers speak out about “100-hour weeks” comment
Staffers suggest problem of excessive "crunch time" has improved over the years.
Essential circles the drain, lays off 30 percent of staff
Essential loses staff, keeps pivoting from one internal product to another.
Da Vinci’s possible vision disorder may have influenced his art
An outward turn of the eye would have helped with 3D to 2D perspective.
Gorillas that are great with kids are also luckier in love
Male parenting in gorillas can give clues about the evolution of fatherhood.
Party in the front, pain in the back: The BMW X4 reviewed
The X4 is an odd bird: Fun to drive but with serious compromises.
New 100-mile electric van matches diesel vans on price, Workhorse says
Ohio company is low-key delivering on electric promises.
Report: Former top Waymo engineer altered code to go on “forbidden routes”
The New Yorker releases blockbuster story about Waymo's origins.
How did Easter Islanders survive without wells or streams?
The ancient Rapanui captured fresh groundwater where it seeped into the sea.
Spotify comes to Wear OS with stand-alone app, Spotify Connect support
Browse, play, and add songs to your library from Spotify's new on-wrist app.
Up to 9.5 million net neutrality comments were made with stolen identities
NY AG subpoenas lobby firms, says fake comments "distort[ed] public opinion."
Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your home
Fee-based service couples the security of a private server with the reliability of the cloud.
Mad scientists flip the Earth’s spin in climate models, watch water go nuts
A fun climate model experiment shows how much depends on Earth’s rotation.
After $5 billion EU antitrust fine, Google will start charging for Android apps
Google announces a number of Android licensing changes in response to the EC's ruling.
Ars on your lunch break: Getting high and breaking faith
Part two of a chat with Sam Harris takes us on an MDMA-fueled journey to enlightenment.
Fortnite, GTA V hackers face legal action for online cheating
Take-Two, Epic Games use lawsuits, search warrants in battle against cheaters.
Tesla buys 210-acre site for factory in Shanghai
A factory would help Tesla compete with cheaper local electric vehicles.
Rocket Lab reveals new factory and launch site, aims for 16 flights next year
"We're not focusing on the next rocket. We're focusing on the next 100 rockets."
Some of this year’s best microscopy images
Some of this years's best images, courtesy of Nikon.
Volvo’s new V60 is proof the station wagon must never die
Or, "why the Volvo V60 is almost entirely unlike the most dangerous Group B rally car."