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Updated 2017-09-21 01:00
Microsoft: Windows getting more stable, faster, and lasting longer on battery
Even as Windows 10 users grow, support calls are declining.
Massive Equifax hack reportedly started 4 months before it was detected
Attackers likely spent months escalating their intrusion into Equifax's network.
Waymo wants Uber to pay $2.6 billion in damages—just for starters
It's the first hint of what Waymo might want as compensation for alleged theft.
NASA center director: If Trump pivots to the Moon, we’re “set up” to do it
“It's not at all incompatible with what we’re doing,” Ellen Ochoa said.
SpaceX’s worldwide satellite broadband network may have a name: Starlink
Low-latency, gigabit network inches closer to commercialization.
Nest adds new cameras and a wireless alarm system to its product suite
The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor and Nest Hello add outdoor facial-recognition features.
Splashy study drips with questions after showing semen is viral safe-haven
It’s more than you might think, and we don’t know what it means.
Evolution on steroids: Chance ruled in building an estrogen receptor
New research suggests “evolution turned out as it did for no good reason.”
The Moto X4 brings Android One to the US and a non-Google phone to Project Fi
Google finally brings a somewhat affordable phone back to Project Fi.
Drone delivery startup is about to begin commercial operations
Startup envisions hundreds of drone delivery stations across metro areas.
Equifax sends breach victims to fake notification site
Mixup shows that even company officials can be fooled by look-alike names.
Motorola redux? Google appears set to buy HTC
Google might buy a dying Android OEM again.
Mysterious flesh-eating bacteria is raging in Australia
Cases doubled, severity is increasing, but authorities don’t even know how it spreads.
Comcast looks forward to more mergers during Trump presidency
Comcast VP is glad Trump is “less hostile” to mergers than Obama.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider review—no gods, no kings
Half-price standalone expansion somehow manages to be the best Dishonored yet.
Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger back for a new Terminator movie
It'll be written by series creator James Cameron, too.
McLaren builds a virtual hypercar for the next Gran Turismo game
We thought the Vision GT idea was dead, but it's been dusted off for the new PS4 game.
Apple acknowledges connection issue with new Apple Watch
The issue arises when the watch tries to join "unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks."
Trump’s pick for NASA lays out agenda and answers critics
Jim Bridenstine likely to win fairly easy approval from Senate.
Digital transformation: How machine learning could help change business
ML has more than just a learning curve to overcome before it transforms business.
Man held website hostage for $10,000, failed, redirected it to porn, got busted
After plea deal, DOJ says: “this appears to be a one-time lapse in judgment.”
Hidden Switch game is actually a tribute to former Nintendo president [Updated]
Unlock method seems designed to work only on July 11, the day Satoru Iwata died.
Apache bug leaks contents of server memory for all to see—Patch now
Optionsbleed is especially threatening for people in shared hosting environments.
Steam has a “review bomb” problem—but will today’s new feature fix it?
Follows a September 2016 overhaul that aimed to remove fraudulent reviews.
Meet the really cheap Google Home Mini and really expensive Chromebook Pixel 3
Google’s new hardware will give you sticker shock in both directions.
Most-wanted criminal arrested after posting Instagram video of himself
Officials obtained fugitive’s GPS coordinates after he took to social media.
Without opioids, our collective life expectancy would be 2.5 mos longer
That’s probably an underestimate, too.
“Potentially catastrophic” Hurricane Maria set to strike Puerto Rico
Maria would rank among the 10 most-intense landfalling hurricanes in the Atlantic.
The Pixel 2 XL price jumps $80, now starts at $849
Pricing and press pictures for the Pixel 2 XL leak.
We’re building roads to withstand last century’s climate
Asphalt in use tolerates the temperature extremes of a period that ended in 1995.
Dealmaster: Get a Dell desktop PC with 16GB of RAM for $600
Plus savings on PlayStation VR, LG and Sony 4K TVs, Wi-Fi routers, and more.
Author of key Internet freedom law opposes new sex trafficking bill
The tech sector argues a 1996 law made today’s Internet economy possible.
Unwanted ads on Breitbart lead to massive click fraud revelations, Uber claims
Uber: We paid Fetch Media for “nonexistent, nonviewable, and/or fraudulent advertising.”
Setback for group seeking “hockey stick” climate scientists’ e-mails
Appeals court negates decision that would have handed over scientists’ e-mails.
Man who made “Pepe” wants his frog back, and he’ll use copyright to get it
Mike Cernovich won’t pay, threatens “to embarrass the f***” out of Pepe creator.
iOS 11 is now available for download on supported devices
32-bit support is gone, but iOS 11 adds a lot—especially on the iPad.
T-Mobile’s unlimited plan will soon let you use 50GB before slowdowns
T-Mobile leaps further ahead of Verizon and AT&T with more data before slowdowns.
Twitter rival Gab faces domain loss over extremist content
After anti-Semitic post, registrar gives Gab five days to find a new provider.
Tackle football before age 12 may boost risks of cognitive, mood disorders
Study of 214 former amateur and professional players suggests risks start young.
Infrared signals in surveillance cameras let malware jump network air gaps
aIR-Jumper weaves passwords and crypto keys into infrared signals.
Apple File System in macOS High Sierra won’t work with Fusion Drives
At least not at launch.
A Proterra electric bus just drove 1,100 miles on a single charge
The Catalyst E2 Max went 1,101.2 miles, thanks to a 660kWh battery.
Nikola Motor Company and Bosch team up on long-haul fuel cell truck
A truck with up to 1,200 miles in range will run on Bosch’s eAxle platform.
Stack Overflow gives an even closer look at developer salaries
Tabs and spaces aren't the only things that influence developer pay.
New Amazon Fire HD 10 adds full HD display, hands-free Alexa
Amazon pairs compelling features with excellent build quality for $150.
iOS 11 on the iPhone 5S: Slower, but not quite slow
The 5S is slower for sure, but it's still faster than the iPhone 5 on iOS 10.
Read a scene from my new novel about robots and pirates
My first novel is out today! Here's an excerpt.
How to RGB: A system builder’s guide to RGB PC lighting
With the right set of components and Asus Aura, a fully-synced RGB system is within reach.
New patent review process has saved billions—so why is it under attack?
"Inter partes review" let a patent's opponents be heard, without spending millions.
How Qi wireless charging works, and why it hasn’t taken over yet
Qi has been an Android staple for a while, and now it’s coming to iPhones, too.