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Updated 2018-09-24 23:15
Huawei was caught using a pro camera to fake smartphone photos (again)
An actor in the commercial accidentally revealed the trick on her Instagram.
Pay now or kiss Twitch Prime’s no-advertising perk goodbye starting Sept 14
Amazon Prime members can delay this change a full year if they renew in time.
Microsoft prepares to kill the Windows 8 store: No new apps from November
Support for the Windows Phone 8 store is also ending soon.
Raytracing explained: Nvidia, Microsoft lead the way in revolutionizing gaming graphics
Nvidia's RTX announcement is a huge technological advance for gamers.
Finally, the biggest airplane in the world has some rockets to launch
Hopefully, the aircraft will take flight for the first time this year.
Man sues over Google’s “Location History” fiasco, case could affect millions
If "Location History" was off, Google said it didn't keep data—but that's not true.
DirecTV beats $4B lawsuit that alleged it tricked customers into paying more
Judge guts lawsuit in which FTC sought refunds from AT&T-owned DirecTV.
Nvidia’s new RTX 2080, 2080 Ti video cards ship on Sept. 20, starting at $699
RTX 2070 will ship later; 2080 Ti will start at $999. Pre-orders are live.
We can learn the secrets of smooth traffic flow by watching fire ants
Study: 30 percent of ants in a colony do 70 percent of the work. That's a good thing.
Aston Martin will build 25 new Goldfinger cars—with gadgets
But they won't be street-legal, and we don't think the ejector seat will happen.
Apple complies with China’s rules again, pulls gambling apps from App Store
Chinese media thinks Apple needs to do more to catch and remove illegal content.
Shenmue I & II impressions: A gaming history lesson, but it feels like school
Dreamcast classics deserve commemoration, but pacing, mechanical issues aged poorly.
An early SpaceX employee will now help Relativity reach the launch pad
"The guy literally knows everything there is to know about rockets."
Dealmaster: The Essential Phone fire sale continues, now just $224 [Updated]
Company's future still in doubt, but deal marks cheapest way into Android 9.
Fitbit returns to its roots with new $150 Charge 3 fitness tracker
Fitbit updates its most popular device after heavy focus on new smartwatches.
Logitech gets into the vertical mouse game with the MX Vertical
Mouse available in September, connects over USB-C, Bluetooth, or USB dongle.
A review of Monitor-IO, a little gadget that wants to talk about your Internet
Is this an IRL butter-passing bot whose entire existence is doing an insignificant task?
ROLI Songmaker Kit mini-review: Rediscovering my musical roots with fancy new tech
Can you find the expressiveness of a guitar in a MIDI controller?
Workhorse brings an electric pickup truck, helicopter to Manhattan
Workhorse, with its 120 employees, hopes to beat larger players to market.
There’s a new insecticide on the block, and it’s also bad news for bees
Scientists call for evidence-based approach to approving new insecticides.
London museum is livestreaming a key 21st-century artifact—festering sewage
You can watch the live action of a putrid piece of our times.
Who Goes There?: The Thing returns to the tabletop
Battling infection, paranoia, and a monster in Antarctica.
Dealmaster: Take $250 off a Google Pixelbook and more back to school sales
Including Best Buy's anniversary sale, deals on Switch games and Amazon devices.
Paul Hansmeier finally cops to being a porn troll, after a years-long saga
Hansmeier's lawyer calls plea deal a "fair resolution."
Cybersex toy industry heats up as infamous “teledildonics” patent climaxes
EFF lawyer: "At least startups in the space won't immediately get sued."
Netflix will now interrupt series binges with video ads for its other series
Netflix confirms "test;" video ads appear with a "but first, check out... " prompt.
Next Windows 10 update nearing completion as it gets its official name
New builds are light on features, focused on fixes.
Russia is down to a single female cosmonaut, and she may never fly
Only two Russian women have flown in space since 1984.
The blockchain bonanza is over for graphics card makers
Nvidia expects negligible cryptocurrency-related sales for the rest of the year.
Disenchantment review: Groening’s new Netflix toon is off to a bloody good start
First "half-season" has its rough patches, but medieval mirth wins out.
HBO picks up Watchmen live-action TV series, will debut in 2019
New story helmed by Damon Lindelof (Lost, Leftovers) stars Jeremy Irons, Regina King.
Disney just dropped a trailer for its new Star Wars Resistance show
Expect lots of aerial combat in this anime-styled cartoon.
After employee revolt, Google says it is “not close” to launching search in China
But CEO Sundar Pichai believes Google can have "a positive impact" there.
African palm oil expansion is bad news for the continent’s primates
Primate habitats overlap with the best regions for new palm oil plantations.
Reveal metal objects with Wi-Fi; overexcited engineers think security
Wi-Fi analysis reveals metals and liquids in highly artificial conditions.
Years after Mylan’s epic EpiPen price hikes, it finally gets a generic rival
The FDA says this will lower drug costs, but the company has yet to reveal a price.
20 years of the iMac at Ars Technica, in reviews and pictures
It popularized an alternative—but still polarizing—vision of desktop computing.
Rocket Report: China aims for the Moon, SpaceX gets approval for load-and-go
Also, Britain seems pretty confident it will launch a lot of small satellites.
Just say no: Wi-Fi-enabled appliance botnet could bring power grid to its knees
Princeton researchers find army of high-wattage IoT devices could cripple electric grid.
F1 2018 is worth buying even if you own last year’s version
Review: Codemasters adds more historic F1 cars and some RPG elements to a great simulator.
Game dev suffers broken teeth, skull fracture after trying to film arrest
Police allege that cop was punched, kicked; husband says security cam vindicates.
New Iron Fist Season 2 trailer renews our hope for the Netflix series
Danny Rand will battle his former rival, the Steel Serpent, starting in September.
Polls show little support for Trump’s Space Force
Data from two separate polls shows majority of Americans are not Space Force enthusiasts.
The nightmarishly complex wheat genome finally yields to scientists
Researchers finally finish sorting through the crop's six sets of chromosomes.
After coffee brewhaha, CA fears cancer warnings have “gone seriously wrong”
Weary from Prop 65 lawsuits, state now says warnings should be reserved for real threats.
Ajit Pai knew DDoS claim was false in January, says he couldn’t tell Congress
Pai appears in front of Senate after acknowledging FCC's false statements.
Dealmaster: Get 6 free months of Apple Music with a Verizon unlimited plan
Plus deals on Bose headphones, Essential Phone, Nintendo Switch games, and more.
Google reportedly plans flagship retail store (again), this time in Chicago
Google takes yet another swing at retail, just a few blocks away from its Chicago HQ.
Intel’s 10nm Cannon Lake chip gets another outing in new NUC mini PC
Wider availability of the 10nm part suggests yields may be creeping upward.
Nintendo’s Switch has been hiding a buried “VrMode” for over a year
Unlocked firmware functions suggest Nintendo was testing VR support.