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Updated 2024-03-02 17:30
2024 Porsche 911 S/T review: Threading the needle
The S/T celebrates the 60th anniversary of the 911 and is limited to just 1963 examples.
Researchers create AI worms that can spread from one system to another
Worms could potentially steal data and deploy malware.
CDC ditches 5-day COVID isolation, argues COVID is becoming flu-like
The agency released a unified "practical" guidance for respiratory viruses.
Report: Boeing may reacquire Spirit at higher price despite hating optics
Spirit was initially spun out from Boeing Commercial Airplanes in 2005.
US prescription market hamstrung for 9 days (so far) by ransomware attack
Patients having trouble getting lifesaving meds have the AlphV crime group to thank.
WhatsApp finally forces Pegasus spyware maker to share its secret code
Israeli spyware maker loses fight to only share information on installation.
Huge funding round makes “Figure” Big Tech’s favorite humanoid robot company
Investors Microsoft, OpenAI, Nvidia, Jeff Bezos, and Intel value Figure at $2.6B.
Apple changes course, will keep iPhone EU web apps how they are in iOS 17.4
Alternative browsers can pin web apps, but they only run inside Apple's WebKit.
Hugging Face, the GitHub of AI, hosted code that backdoored user devices
Malicious submissions have been a fact of life for code repositories. AI is no different.
Judge mocks X for “vapid” argument in Musk’s hate speech lawsuit
Judge to X lawyer: I'm trying to figure out in my mind how that's possibly true."
Elon Musk sues OpenAI and Sam Altman, accusing them of chasing profits
OpenAI is now a "closed-source de facto subsidiary" of Microsoft, says lawsuit.
Daily Telescope: Two nebulae in Orion for the price of one
What happens if you observe the same patch of sky every night all winter?
Rocket Report: Astra warns of “imminent” bankruptcy; Falcon Heavy launch delay
"We've worked through a number of issues that delayed the launch from last summer."
For Virgin Galactic, becoming profitable means a pause in flying to space
Virgin Galactic has just one more flight planned for its only operational spaceship.
Gastrointestinal disease explodes in Ala. elementary school; 773 kids out
Highly contagious norovirus is the leading suspect; four other area schools affected.
Emulation community expresses defiance in wake of Nintendo’s Yuzu lawsuit
"EmuDev" coders cite precautions, legal differences they say will offer protection.
Study finds link between marijuana use and cardiovascular disease
Researchers call for more studies to understand why they're linked.
HP wants you to pay up to $36/month to rent a printer that it monitors
"Never own a printer again."
AI-generated articles prompt Wikipedia to downgrade CNET’s reliability rating
Futurism report highlights the reputational cost of publishing AI-generated content.
Tesla must face racism class action from 6,000 Black workers, judge rules
Black factory workers can sue Tesla collectively; trial set for October 2024.
HDMI Forum to AMD: No, you can’t make an open source HDMI 2.1 driver
Linux users can't hit the same resolutions and speeds as Windows-or DisplayPort.
2024’s first big Windows 11 update extends Copilot’s capabilities, does other stuff
Grab bag of updates is mostly available now, rolls out automatically in April.
Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip 6 renders show off a few design tweaks
Both foldables should be announced in July sometime.
Self-pay gas station pumps break across NZ as software can’t handle Leap Day
"We'll add it to our Outlook reminders..."
X quietly revived anti-misgendering policy that Musk dropped last year
GLAAD pushes to close loopholes allowing targeted misgendering of celebrities.
Apple orders 10 episodes of a Neuromancer TV series
The novel will finally make it to the screen after decades of false starts.
Meet the winners of the 2024 Dance Your PhD Contest
"One of the main messages I wanted to convey... is that differences lead to diversity."
Ford EVs gain access to Tesla Superchargers starting today
The adapter is free if you order it before June 30 or $230 if you wait.
DLSS? FSR? Microsoft aims to end the PC gaming upscaling wars with “DirectSR”
Currently, game developers need to support each upscaling method individually.
Two trends help make millennials seem lazy to their elders
We change how we view work as we age, and society's view of work is also shifting.
CenturyLink left customers without Internet for 39 days—until Ars stepped in
After over a month with no fix, service restored hours after Ars contacted ISP.
A big boost to Europe’s climate-change goals
A new policy called CBAM will assist Europe's ambition to become carbon-neutral.
$30 doorbell cameras can be easily hijacked, says Consumer Reports
Models still widely available on e-commerce sites after issues reported.
CDC recommends spring COVID booster for people 65 and up
The shot should be taken at least four months since the last COVID vaccination.
Speedy “SD Express” cards have gone nowhere for years, but Samsung could change that
Compatibility issues and thermals have, so far, kept SD Express from taking off.
That moment when you land on the Moon, break a leg, and are about to topple over
"We hit harder than expected and skidded along the way."
GitHub besieged by millions of malicious repositories in ongoing attack
GitHub keeps removing malware-laced repositories, but thousands remain.
Paramount ends Warner Bros. Discovery merger talks, continues mulling sell-off
Report: Paramount still contemplating selling to Skydance Media.
Microsoft partners with OpenAI-rival Mistral for AI models, drawing EU scrutiny
15M euro investment comes as Microsoft hosts Mistral's GPT-4 alternatives on Azure.
The Xiaomi 14 Ultra sports a six-blade mechanical iris in the camera
Xiaomi's top-tier smartphone is dressed up with lots of "real camera" theatrics.
Close-up images of DART’s asteroid smashup reveal complex debris
A CubeSat trailed the DART asteroid impactor, capturing images of debris set loose.
Amazon refuses to pay screenwriter for the right to reboot Road House
Amazon Studios allegedly used AI to rush remake ahead of copyright termination.
Transparent Micro LED searches for purpose in Lenovo’s concept laptop
Prototype improves on older transparent laptop tech but lacks necessity.
Wendy’s clarifies plans for dynamic pricing experiment after backlash
Company speaks out after reports of "surge pricing" test led to calls for boycotts online.
Here’s what it’s like to charge an EV at Electrify America’s new station
The indoor charging station is exactly what EV drivers want and need.
SBF asks for 5-year prison sentence, calls 100-year recommendation “grotesque”
Bankman-Fried argues for 63 to 78 months, says he "is already being punished."
Caveat emptor: 90% of tattoo inks have unlabeled or mislabeled ingredients
Findings could help inform and shape emerging US policy on regulating tattoo inks.
Amazon to spend $1 billion on startups that combine AI with robots
We're also a long way off from replacing all humans."
Dark Forces Remastered makes a classic Star Wars shooter feel fast and fluid
A faithful but generous repackaging of LucasArts' early Doom-alike.
Review: AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE GPU doesn’t quite earn its “7900” label
New $549 graphics card is the more logical successor to the RX 6800 XT.
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