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Updated 2020-01-19 03:15
A Georgia election server was vulnerable to Shellshock and may have been hacked
Vulnerable server distributed election and voter files to counties throughout the state.
Nemesis brings alien impregnation horror to your tabletop—and it works
Beware both the chestburster and your fellow players.
“Living concrete” is an interesting first step
It's not really self healing and can't grow once it's structural.
A $100 million investment pulls an EV startup out of stealth mode
Hyundai and Kia are backing Arrival, a British startup making electric delivery vans.
SpaceX delays Crew Dragon escape test until Sunday [Updated]
"We’ve got work to do, but honestly getting this test behind us is a huge milestone."
Smart homes will turn dumb overnight as Charter kills security service
Charter's product shutdown highlights lack of interoperability in alarm systems.
Biden wants Sec. 230 gone, calls tech “totally irresponsible,” “little creeps”
Biden had harsh words about tech, seemingly spurred by anger with Facebook.
New Star Wars movie to be made by Thor: Ragnarok director?
Taika Waititi also directed the final episode of The Mandalorian.
Game dev union leader: “Dream job” passion “can open us up to exploitation”
Amid CWA partnership, union drive is "further along than any previous efforts."
Report: Google wants to bring the Steam game store to… Chrome OS?
And get ready for more gaming-focused Chromebooks.
WeLeakInfo gets pwned by FBI; Dutch, Irish police arrest alleged breach brokers
Site aggregated 12 billion usernames and passwords from over 10,000 breaches.
Lexus had its European design team imagine vehicles for moon mobility
The designs were invited by the art and fashion magazine Document Journal.
X-rays reveal the faded colors of a 1,300-year-old Inca idol
The idol was revered at Pachacamac for 700 years before Spanish conquest.
Guidemaster: Smartwatches worthy of replacing your favorite timepiece
Everything you want to know about the smartwatches you’ve been itching to buy.
Rocket Report: Russia talking big boosters, fly *us* to the Moon
"We aim to change the history of space launch."
Researchers find serious flaws in WordPress plugins used on 400k sites
Attention users of InfiniteWP, WP Time Capsule, and WP Database Reset: It's time to patch.
Goop’s Netflix series: It’s so much worse than I expected and I can’t unsee it
Vulvas, psychics, and junk science, oh my. I watched so you don't have to.
Performance-oriented “Pro” mode for Macs found in latest macOS beta
"Apps may run faster, but battery life may decrease, and fan noise may increase."
GirlsDoPorn website goes offline after $13M judgment, criminal charges
A judge recently ordered the site's owners to pay $13 million to 22 women.
Snowpiercer series finally coming to TNT, and here’s the first teaser to prove it
The troubled series floundered in development hell for more than three years.
The PinePhone starts shipping—a Linux-powered smartphone for $150
For now it's for developers only, and you'll need to flash your own OS.
Trump, China sign new trade deal staving off impending tech tariffs
There are still more tariffs than there used to be, but no new ones at least.
Report: Major PlayStation-exclusive series will get a PC port this year
Follows plans to launch MLB The Show on other consoles. Is this a whole new Sony?
Comcast settles lying allegations, will issue refunds and cancel debts
31,600 customers will get refunds or debt relief in Minnesota settlement.
Dealmaster: Take 33% off a 12-month subscription to Amazon’s Audible service
Plus deals on AirPods, lots of Anker charging gear, Roku TVs, and more.
Most lidars today have between 1 and 128 lasers—this one has 11,000
Sense Photonics has an innovative method to package thousands of lasers together.
Video: YouTuber Mark “Markiplier” Fischbach reflects on his video history
The creator behind endless "Let's Play" videos looks back at the path to YouTube stardom.
Cyberpunk 2077 release pushed back to September 17, 2020
Release will come over two years after the game's behind-closed-doors E3 debut.
Cooler Master is tired of telling parents their kids aren’t on drugs
Goodbye, dedicated paste-spreading tool—and hello, wide-tipped applicator.
Ars readers gave more than $33,000 in 2019 charity drive
Still giving strong after 13 years and more than $330,000 raised.
Another reason to hurry with Windows server patches: A new RDP vulnerability
Crypto library's certificate bug isn't the only reason to hustle with latest Windows patch.
Critical Windows 10 vulnerability used to Rickroll the NSA and Github
Attack demoed less than 24 hours after disclosure of bug-breaking certificate validation.
Google gives Chrome OS Apps a shutdown date
Chrome OS' homegrown app platform is going away, but there are lots of other options.
Mozilla lays off 70 people as non-search revenue fails to materialize
Mozilla is heavily dependent on deals with search engines.
The broken record of breaking encryption skips again in Florida shooter case
Trump's Twitter tantrum doesn't change the laws of mathematics. Neither does Cellebrite.
US may subsidize Huawei alternatives with proposed $1.25 billion fund
Democrats and Republicans pitch $1.25 billion fund to boost non-Huawei 5G tech.
Amazon lifts ban on FedEx for third-party marketplace sellers
Amazon is making nice for now, but competition between them will only grow.
2019 was likely Earth’s second-hottest year on record
Little bump from El Niño this year, but global temperatures climb again.
Letting slower passengers board airplane first really is faster, study finds
"The more parallel you can make the boarding process, the faster it will go."
The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid isn’t exciting, but it is quite frugal
It's a bit boring, but at $23,100 and 53mpg, it will go from A-B economically.
Forgotten trove of fossil feathers belonged to tiny polar dinosaurs
A new study provides our first glimpse of fossil feathers near the South Pole.
Google plans to drop Chrome support for tracking cookies by 2022
The ad company wants to protect its revenue model and user privacy at the same time.
This year may finally fulfill the promise of private human spaceflight
Big and small rockets. The Moon and Mars. Lots of asteroid stuff, too.
Goodbye Microsoft Edge, welcome Microsoft (Chromium) Edge
The new, Chromium-powered Microsoft Edge starts rolling out in production today.
FBI arrests man suspected of orchestrating dozens of “swatting” calls
Group's online chats often had racist and anti-Semitic overtones.
Apple’s rack-mountable Mac Pro is now available
The internal configurations are the same, but the case design is very different.
Major investment firm to prioritize sustainability, back off coal
Managing roughly $7 trillion in assets gives BlackRock's decisions a major impact.
Verizon offers no-tracking search engine, promises to protect your privacy
With "OneSearch," Verizon promises no cookie tracking or personal profiling.
Advocates ask colleges to avoid facial recognition as surveillance grows
Facial recognition: one of the few ways college kids aren't always tracked. Yet.
Researchers find 17 Google Play apps that bombard users with battery-draining ads
Apps employed a variety of tricks to avoid detection by Google and infected users.