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Updated 2017-05-27 08:00
Uber, Lyft returning to Austin as driver-fingerprinting dispute ends
Legislation, to be signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, paves way for some comebacks.
Radio-controlled pacemakers aren’t as hard to hack as you (may) think
The four major makers aren't properly securing critical cardiac devices, report says.
Memorial Day weekend means F1, the Indy 500, NASCAR, and the Nürburgring 24
It's the biggest weekend in racing, so what are you planning to watch?
Dealmaster: Memorial Day deals like $350 off a Dell Inspiron 15 and more
Plus savings on dash cams, smart TVs, monitors, smart vacuums, and more.
Uber walks away from Otto trademark
With a litigation deadline in the Waymo v. Uber case, the company has enough going on.
Comcast customer satisfaction drops 6% after TV price hikes, ACSI says
Customers unhappy with Comcast TV and Charter's Time Warner Cable Internet.
Viral video of girl snatched by sea lion raises “seal finger” awareness
It’s unclear if the girl has it, but the Internet made sure she got proper treatment.
Destiny 2 moves to a more server-centric networking model
"Hybrid" approach mixes dedicated servers and some peer-to-peer communication.
Trump has an iPhone with one app: Twitter
Trump retired his trademark Samsung device in March after taunting Schwarzenegger.
Calculating when your climate will start to seem weird
What we do between now and then could make a noticeable difference.
Creator of SecurID sues Apple, Visa over digital payment patents
A company that couldn't strike a deal with Visa now seeks patent royalties.
Far Cry 5 takes series to deadliest land of all: Disenfranchised America
2018 battle against armed Montana cult is inspired by... the subprime mortgage crisis?
During a hospital stay, all microbial hell breaks loose between you and the room
Within 24 hours, your microbes stake their flags in their new hospital territory.
There’s a Strontium Dog fan film, and it’s very good
If Judge Dredd has an equal in pages of 2000AD, it's Strontium Dog’s Johnny Alpha.
How to build your own VPN if you’re (rightfully) wary of commercial options
While not perfect, either, cloud hosting providers have a better customer data record.
E-mails phished from Russian critic were “tainted” before being leaked
Campaign targeting more than 200 people also spread disinformation, report says.
Florida GOP consultant admits he worked with Guccifer 2.0, analyzing hacked data
Voting models and other leaked data were “worth millions,” consultant told Guccifer 2.0.
In a throwback to the ’90s, NTFS bug lets anyone hang or crash Windows 7, 8.1
It's like the c:\con\con bug all over again.
People who were impersonated by anti-net neutrality spammers blast FCC
FCC should investigate and throw out fake comments, impersonation victims say.
Diesel can’t catch a break: Lawsuits over emissions hit GM, Fiat Chrysler
Nitrogen oxide emissions are coming back for round two.
First data from Juno shows strong magnetic field, massive polar storms
Unexpected features of gravity and magnetic fields provide new hints of interior.
Republicans claim 1st Amendment right to send you robo-voicemails
GOP asks FCC to exempt direct-to-voicemail messages from robocall rules.
No prison for Colombian biologist who uploaded scientist’s thesis to Scribd
"I have been cleared. I am innocent."
Lotus Cars is saved, being bought by China’s Geely
Geely is pouring billions into Volvo with great results; we hope for the same here.
Cloudflare gets another $50,000 to fight “new breed of patent troll”
Company also seeks state laws to limit attorney-owned patents.
T-Mobile’s “Digits” program revamps the phone number
T-Mobile phone numbers can now be accessed from apps on Android, iOS, and the Web.
Medicinal use for marijuana confirmed: CBD helps kids with rare epilepsy
Randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial finds cannabidiol benefits.
Gaming on Dell’s 8K $5,000 monitor
Dell UltraSharp UP3218K is way ahead of the curve.
Samsung Galaxy Book review: A better TabPro S, but not a laptop replacement
Still a bit too much compromise, even at just over $1,300.
Heads up: Augmented reality prepares for the battlefield
Straight out of Call of Duty, the TAR aims to put soldiers right on target.
World’s first orbital-class rocket launches from a private launch site
Although the Electron vehicle made it into space, it "didn't quite reach orbit."
A wormable code-execution bug has lurked in Samba for 7 years. Patch now!
Comparisons to the Windows flaw WCry exploited are exaggerated, but only a little.
Intel to make Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free in bid to spur adoption
And the company has promised to put Thunderbolt 3 controllers into its processors.
If you’d bought $1,000 of Bitcoin in 2010, you’d be worth $35M
Price of Bitcoin has doubled in 2017, and other currencies have jumped even more.
This technology could unleash the self-driving revolution for older vehicles
Knowing how to talk to different OEM vehicles is half the battle.
For 4,500 years, Stone Age humans returned to this mysterious cave
45,000 years ago in Ethiopia, humans built a paint workshop and used it for millennia.
Ars Live: How to build weird things on the Internet and influence people
Guest Norman Chan is a founder of Tested.com, Adam Savage's site for maker culture.
Google and Facebook lobbyists try to stop new online privacy protections
Lobbyists try to kill "opt-in" privacy standard before it can be implemented.
Windows switch to Git almost complete: 8,500 commits and 1,760 builds each day
The Windows team's migration to Git is almost complete.
Pokémon Go hackers getting put in Pidgey-filled purgatory
Niantic appears to be using machine learning to hide rare Pokémon from bot makers.
AT&T’s purchase of HBO could lead to 20-minute Game of Thrones episodes
AT&T CEO says 60-minute episodes might be too long for mobile devices.
Feds probing psychiatric hospitals for locking in patients to boost profits
At least three federal agencies are looking into Universal Health Services.
Viacom wants to leave sports in the dust with future $20 “skinny” TV bundle
How many people really want cable TV with no live sports?
IKEA’s low-cost smart lights get Alexa, Google, and Siri voice support
Bulbs start at just $12, while a full Wi-Fi enabled kit goes for $80.
Nokia 3310 review: No matter how much you think you want it, you don’t want it
Overpriced and underpowered, the Nokia 3310 is a feature phone for the hipster elite.
Non-mutant mice sired from space sperm boost hope of cosmic human conception
DNA damage from radiation may not be a barrier to future interstellar IVF.
Worm moms pump eggs full of toxin, demand they inherit an antidote
Mom fills the egg with a poison only a specific gene can disable.
The A-EON Amiga X5000: An alternate universe where the Amiga platform never died
A new Amiga computer emerges that is both modern and an Amiga.
Apple and Nokia end their patent fight
Lawsuits get settled, but what about the companies wielding Nokia patents?
Wikimedia wins small victory in challenge to NSA “Upstream” spying
“This surveillance will finally face badly needed scrutiny in our public courts.”