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Hulu brings back that irreverent magic with trailer for Animaniacs reboot
They're "animaney, totally insaney, never man-splainy Animaniacs."
New Google Nest Hub experiment nixes the “Hey Google” voice hotword
A leaked "Blue Steel" feature will answer anyone standing in front of the display.
NASA reaches out and touches an asteroid 320 million kilometers away
"Literally, we crushed it."
Tesla made $331 million profit in Q3 2020
Tesla says revenue grew 39 percent year-on-year despite pandemic.
Twitch blasts streamers with vague, unhelpful DMCA takedown emails
Your stuff violates copyright law—fix it! Which stuff? Oh, we can't tell you.
Quibi streaming service shutting down after less than 1 year
Report: Investors were informed after company couldn't find an acquisition bidder.
Trial to deliberately infect people with coronavirus draws mixed reaction
It could help understand infection, but experts are skeptical it will speed vaccines.
FCC cites Title II in defense of helping Trump’s attack on social media
FCC lawyer claims authority to interpret any part of the Communications Act.
Does paper recycling benefit the climate? It depends
The paper industry is around 1% of emissions, but it needs help to go lower.
AOC makes explosive Twitch debut with over 435,000 Among Us viewers
Online “get out the vote” effort reflects a new political frontier.
American excess is back with the 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV truck
There is nothing subtle or restrained, including the $112,595 price.
Amazon Luna is live, and it’s already out-streaming Google Stadia
50 games, $5.99/mo, met by a clean interface, solid gameplay.
Review: The Haunting of Bly Manor is a perfectly splendid ghost story
It's not quite as good as Hill House, but it's still entertaining—and plenty spooky.
Trickbot—the for-hire botnet Microsoft attacked—is scrambling to stay alive
It's still not dead, but thanks to an industrywide effort, it's currently dormant.
What we know about the DOJ’s antitrust case against Google so far
Yes, it's a major suit and a major step—but what does it actually mean for anyone?
You can currently take $10 off Cyberpunk 2077 a month before it comes out
Dealmaster also has bargains on the latest Apple Watch, LG's CX OLED TV, and more.
“Here we go”: Disney drops one last teaser for The Mandalorian S2
Din Djarin and The Child continue their journey through a dangerous galaxy.
FCC trying to help Trump win election with Twitter crackdown, Democrats say
Pai's Section 230 plan called a "reckless and politically motivated stunt."
Sneak Preview: MSI Summit Tiger Lake-powered business laptop
It's the closest thing to an Ono-Sendai cyberdeck outside a Gibson novel.
The secret of how the Venus flytrap “remembers” when it captures prey
Scientists genetically altered a Venus flytrap so that it glows green when stimulated.
Adblockers installed 300,000 times are malicious and should be removed now
If you have Chromium versions of Nano Adblocker or Nano Defender, pay attention.
Microsoft’s new data center in a box will use SpaceX Starlink broadband
Starlink and SES will bring satellite to modular data centers in remote areas.
New ex-Blizzard game studio formed to pick up a fallen RTS mantle
Frost Giant Studios emerges with major pedigree from WarCraft III, StarCraft II teams.
Google Stadia’s free demos could prove the value of game streaming
Instant access + “try before you buy” = streaming gaming’s killer feature?
Google kills the Nest Secure, its $500 home security system
Nest got into home security three years ago, and now there's an unclear support future.
Blast off with Scott Manley as he discusses his top 1,000 YouTube comments
Come and hang out with one of Ars Technica's favorite space & science YouTubers!
Justice Dept. files long-awaited antitrust suit against Google
Landmark suit is biggest tech antitrust action since US v. Microsoft in the 1990s.
Today’s the big day for NASA’s mission that seeks to pluck asteroid dust
“This is much more like four and a half minutes of mild anxiousness.”
US cases surge to new peak as Trump administration goes to war with science
As WHO stresses that we can turn things around, Trump calls experts "idiots."
TrueNAS R-series hyperconverged appliances blend storage and compute
The new hardware and software greatly expand TrueNAS' capabilities.
For the first time, a Starship prototype roars to life with three engines
SpaceX now likely to fully assemble spaceship for a 15km test flight.
Six Russians accused of the world’s most destructive hacks indicted
Remember the NotPetya wiper that caused billions in losses or Ukraine power grid attacks?
PS5 will use downloadable updates to control game-by-game fan speed
Plus more on the system's massive chassis, liquid gallium thermal solution.
1980s MTV is back, sort of: Apple launches Apple Music TV channel
Remember when MTV played music videos?
QAnon/8chan sites back online after being ousted by DDoS-protection vendor
Conspiracy theorists, hate-filled groups have trouble staying online.
Google shuts down Trusted Contacts, its emergency location sharing app
The app would let loved ones ping your location if they were worried about you.
SSC takes Bugatti’s crown with a new 316mph production car speed record
Oliver Webb set the record on a closed stretch of highway in Nevada on October 10.
A giant cat picture was just discovered among the Nazca Lines
Archaeologists haven’t yet located an accompanying giant meme caption.
With Starlink, SpaceX continues to push the bounds of reusing rockets
Don't miss a gallery of breathtaking images showing the rocket recovery process.
The Internet is full of business cats: Dealing with the breakdown of the work/home divide
Finding the right balance between collaboration and privacy is suddenly critical.
Cadillac gives the new 2021 Escalade SUV a huge technology upgrade
38 inches of OLED screen stretch out in front of the driver.
If recycling plastics isn’t making sense, remake the plastics
New catalytic approaches convert plastic into liquid fuels, nanotubes.
The preexisting conditions of the coronavirus pandemic
An enormous new data set peers into the health of the world’s population before 2020.
Review: Don’t call it a comeback—The Boys returns better than ever in S2
Just give Antony Starr an Emmy already for his incredible portrayal of Homelander.
Fancy Bear imposters are on a hacking extortion spree
Nice looking website you've got there. It'd be a shame if someone DDoSed it.
Cruise will soon hit San Francisco with no hands on the wheel
GM subsidiary wins approval from California to offer driverless passenger service.
A La Niña winter is on the way for the US
September was record warmest for the globe as US extremes continue.
Google Chat goes free in 2021, while Hangouts loses features this month
Google Hangouts is going to die, but first it's going to be picked apart.
How the Trump admin devastated the CDC—and continues to cripple it
From missteps to blatant political interference, CDC's fall is a national tragedy.
Hackers are using a severe Windows bug to backdoor unpatched servers
Attackers are spraying the Internet to backdoor unpatched Active Directory systems.
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