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Updated 2018-04-25 14:00
A short, new movie of a comet’s surface is pretty incredible
Bright dots that look like snow are in fact stars.
Basis—the “stable” cryptocurrency with $133 million invested—explained
A stable cryptocurrency would be groundbreaking—could this one work?
Apple releases iOS 11.3.1 alongside security updates for macOS 10.13.4
New updates for iPhones, iPads, and Macs address bugs and vulnerabilities.
The Xbox One will get 120Hz support in a May software update
Games will probably have to support it to see the full benefits.
Supreme Court upholds patent review process, dealing trolls a blow
A key part of the 2011 America Invents Act is constitutional, high court rules.
Suspicious event hijacks Amazon traffic for 2 hours, steals cryptocurrency
Almost 1,300 addresses for Amazon Route 53 rerouted for two hours.
Dealmaster: Take 18% off a new MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage
Plus deals on Dell monitors and PCs, Samsung SSDs, iPads, and more.
For the first time, Facebook clearly tells its users what’s allowed
Social network not saying why it took 14 years to release this document.
Windows goes on a diet with yet another variant: Windows 10 Lean
Latest Insider build has a strange new SKU.
Frostpunk review: Urban planning at the end of the world
Frozen survival and city-building mix well in this proto-steampunk pastiche.
Ajit Pai hasn’t finalized net neutrality repeal—here’s a theory on why
Pai's delayed repeal could let Congress pass weaker law while ISPs behave.
Video: We force kids to confront ’80s technology
Youngsters struggled to understand why the TV must be on channel 3 to play games.
Here’s our best look yet at the LG G7
The G7 has a notched design, headphone jack, and physical Google Assistant button.
How to make your old Game Boy as good as (or better than) new
Why wait for a "Game Boy Classic" when you can fix up your old stuff instead?
Amazon Key expands to deliver packages inside your car
Another option for those skeptical about in-home deliveries.
The Roku Channel gets live news thanks to ABC, Cheddar, and other partners
But it won't replace all live news broadcasts.
On his first day, NASA’s new administrator sets an inclusive tone
"The comments were sincere and inspiring to all who attended!"
Interest in science, not ability, builds trust in climate science
If you like science, it helps overcome politics when thinking about the climate.
This startup’s CEO wants to open-source self-driving car safety testing
Post Uber death, robo-taxi startup will share safety documents, processes, and code.
Icelandic bitcoin heist suspect arrested in Amsterdam after leaving prison
Suspect claims he has never been presented with any evidence of his accused crime.
Monkey-selfie lawsuit finally ends: Court affirms adorable macaque can’t sue
PETA claimed to be a friend to Naruto but "failed" at doing so, 9th Circuit finds.
New hacks siphon private cryptocurrency keys from airgapped wallets
Beware of smartphones and cameras around wallets storing your digital coin.
The latest Hyperloop feasibility study aims to connect Cleveland and Chicago
Plan still lacks a tested technological breakthrough.
The “unpatchable” exploit that makes every current Nintendo Switch hackable [Updated]
Newly published Tegra bootROM exploit could be a big headache for Nintendo and others.
Google Chrome’s major redesign shows a lighter, rounder UI
Chrome gets round tabs, shapeless background tabs, and a left-sided new-tab button.
Man behind Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook data mining says he’s sorry
Aleksandr Kogan, if he'd known survey would upset many: "I would've never done it."
Surface Phone speculation spurred by new phone APIs in Windows
The new APIs aren't just for cellular data, but telephony, too.
Detroit developer sues French press over “toxic culture” reports
Developer goes to court to fight what it calls a "smear campaign."
“I feel whole again:” Wounded vet receives first penis-scrotum combo transplant
For ethical reasons, the testicles were removed before transplant.
Netflix, Amazon, and major studios try to shut down $20-per-month TV service
It's the third lawsuit against TV box makers filed by Netflix and film studios.
670 horsepower and 0-60 in 2.2 seconds: The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak
The electric racer finally breaks cover and starts testing ahead of June's race.
Are we sure there wasn’t a coal-burning species 55 million years ago?
A real (and reasonable) study that comes with its own sci-fi.
Three years out, Final Fantasy VII remake still seems a long way off
Despite 2015 announcement, ambitious overhaul effort appears to be in early stages.
Job details disappear as report suggests upcoming Amazon-made home robot
Sources claim we could see a consumer device as early as next year.
Ars Technica is hiring a senior writer
We’re looking for a rock star. Know any?
Apple offers free battery replacements for select MacBook Pro models
Only some newer 13-inch MacBook Pros without Touch Bars have been affected.
Backlash prompts Eventbrite to drop demand to crash events, record them
"We’ve heard some concerns from our customers," company says, over perpetual copyright grab.
Valve acquires Firewatch developer Campo Santo
Yet another sign Valve might be interested in making new games again.
NASA’s new planet finder is in space. Now what?
No spacecraft has ever used a lunar resonant orbit. Until now.
Experts say Tesla has repeated car industry mistakes from the 1980s
GM spent billions on a mostly fruitless attempt to automate carmaking.
AT&T, Verizon face DOJ investigation for allegedly trying to lock eSIMs
Carriers reportedly sought ability to lock eSIMs to networks; Apple complained.
Drool over Marvel Comics’ rarest original art, costumes at new museum exhibit
Tremendous production art makes up for the feeling that this is one big movie ad.
White House reportedly exploring wartime rule to help coal, nuclear
President has used Defense Production Act's powers before for space industry.
Review: Subaru Crosstrek finds sweet spot between value and drivability
There are no surprises from Subaru's redesigned small crossover.
Super Troopers 2 review: Fans get what they paid for in this crowdfunded surprise
A spoiler-free take on how Broken Lizard got just enough right in this comedy sequel.
WikiLeaks, Russia, Trump Jr. named in new DNC hacking lawsuit
"It’s more than a shot over the bow, it’s a shot into the hull of the ship."
Capcom reminds us why “games-as-a-service” suck, announces end of Puzzle Fighter
Will stop working on July 31, giving it eight total months of life.
“Drupalgeddon2” touches off arms race to mass-exploit powerful Web servers
Bug patched in March is still being exploited to take full control of servers.
When you go to a security conference, and its mobile app leaks your data
RSA Conference attendee contact data extracted using hard-coded API data.
Here are the types of marijuana best for stress and anxiety, according to users
For depression, use may exacerbate symptom severity over time.