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Updated 2018-06-25 03:15
Ars on your lunch break, part one: Rodney Brooks and robot ethics
Rob Reid returns for a second week, this time focusing on the nature of robot labor.
Scientists use caffeine to control genes—and treat diabetic mice with coffee
The proof of concept in mice works with tea, too.
Inside Nintendo’s “perfect” method for detecting online Switch piracy
Cryptographic signatures offer much more robust protection than the 3DS.
Porsche is getting even more serious about electric, buys stake in Rimac
The Croatian company knows a lot about EVs and will become a development partner.
Google’s Flutter SDK moves out of beta with Release Preview 1
It's another release milestone for Google's Android and iOS app platform.
San Francisco’s city-wide fiber Internet plan is delayed, future in doubt
City won't put universal broadband plan on the ballot this year.
There’s a slew of “potential new” Star Trek shows underway, per report
One series may be set at Starfleet Academy, another exploring Khan Noonien Singh.
Widely used D-Link modem/router under mass attack by potent IoT botnet
Satori unleashes worm exploiting 2-year-old vulnerability in DSL-2750B devices.
Air Force ready to work on Trump’s Space Force idea, but…
Trump on his Space Force idea: "It is going to be something. So important."
Jurassic World Evolution review: Genetic dead ends
This park management sim starts strong but fails to evolve.
Dealmaster: Get a Samsung T5 portable SSD for $128
Plus deals on wireless headphones, Roku streamers, Nest thermostats, and more.
Verizon and AT&T will stop selling your phone’s location to data brokers
Carriers forced to make changes after leak of real-time phone location data.
Microsoft’s new diverse avatar editor represents more body types, disabilities
The new editor is coming today to the Xbox Insider program.
More than one in three drivers doesn’t know when their tires are bald
They're round, black, and the only part of your vehicle to touch the road.
Gallery: Take a tour of E3’s video game theme park
The cutest, oddest, and most surprising sights from the E3 show floor.
Google launches a Web client for Android’s SMS app
Yet another Google Web client for yet another Google messaging service.
Alexa for hotels lets guests order room service, control in-room smart devices [Updated]
Do you want Alexa to be your personal concierge?
Tesla CEO: New “tent” assembly line is “way better” than conventional factory
"Not sure we actually need a building. This tent is pretty sweet."
Senate rejects Trump’s plan to lift ZTE export ban
Trump is seeking to lift the export ban as a "personal favor" to China.
The top ten games from E3 2018
Prepare for falling blocks, superheroes, and competitive nuclear apocalypse.
Air Force tests two turboprops as potential A-10 “replacements”
Video: OA-X project's second phase tests Super Tucano, Beechcraft Wolverine.
Hackers who sabotaged the Olympic games return for more mischief
Olympic Destroyer gang may be planning new destructive hacks, researchers say.
Man who allegedly gave Vault 7 cache to WikiLeaks busted by poor opsec
FBI used passwords used on suspect's cellphone to also get into his computer.
Musk alleges Tesla Model 3 production has been sabotaged, according to CNBC
A disgruntled employee is alleged to have sabotaged the company's systems.
President Trump makes news at Space Council meeting by going off script
"Stay apart. Stay apart. Don't get together. Stay apart."
New study adds evidence to debate over the only known Clovis burial
New radiocarbon dating methods add evidence to a 20-year-old archaeological debate.
Reminder: macOS still leaks secrets stored on encrypted drives
Thumbnails from encrypted drives live on long after the drives are disconnected.
Audi CEO connected to diesel scandal arrested in Germany after phone taps
The arrest comes a week after Rupert Stadler's home was raided.
AT&T is already planning more acquisitions, days after buying Time Warner
AT&T unveils new video service and is buying more companies to boost advertising.
Google Maps removes Uber integration
The days of searching, hailing, and paying for an Uber inside Google Maps are over.
Attention knitters: Researchers harvest uranium from the sea with a yarn “net”
An adsorbent chemical is ready for another round of testing.
As mega-constellations loom, US seeks to manage space debris problem
“Unfettered access to space is a vital US interest.”
What happened last time it was as warm as it’s going to get later this century?
Kids today will be grandparents when most climate projections end—does the past have more hints?
Garmin brings music, NFC payments, onboard mapping to Fenix 5 Plus watches
And a pulse ox sensor on the Fenix 5X Plus to measure blood oxygen levels.
The President Is Missing… a few finer points on how the cyber works in this novel
Book review: A president and a factory novelist collaborate on a cyber-thriller. Oh. No.
Rage 2 at E3: Doom’s punk rock sibling feels great to play
Why do shotguns feel so awesome in id Software shooters?
Today’s veterans are gradually returning to a new civilian-life op—Hollywood
Even a CBS show hired 150-plus vets. "If we’re not there, will it magically fix itself?"
Got $360K burning a hole in your pocket? Check out the Range Rover SV Coupe
Only 999 of the Range Rover SV Coupe will be made.
How ARKit 2 works, and why Apple is so focused on AR
Apple is investing in AR today, even though the killer use case isn’t here yet.
In nearly 500 pages of answers, Facebook stonewalls some senators’ questions
Written answers follow CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before two Senate committees.
The Elder Scrolls Blades at E3: It’s not Skyrim, but does it need to be?
Blades is totally a mobile game, but it seems like it might be a good one.
Disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes indicted on criminal charges
Two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud.
FBI recovers WhatsApp, Signal data stored on Michael Cohen’s BlackBerry
Letter to judge reveals 731 pages of messages, call logs uncovered on one of two phones.
NIH shuts down controversial $100M drinking study backed by Big Alcohol
Study leaders wooed industry and biased scientific framing to favor daily drinking.
Apple snags Oprah Winfrey in original content deal
Winfrey's deal reportedly isn't limited to TV shows, either.
Ross Ulbricht’s alleged confidant “Variety Jones” extradited to US
Roger Thomas Clark previously told Ars, "They don't have shit on me."
Florida frat bros sued over Facebook revenge porn
Delta Sigma Phi: We've suspended the University of Central Florida chapter.
Data Propria, run by Cambridge Analytica alumni, working on Trump 2020 campaign
AP breaks the story by overhearing Data Propria's president speak about it in public.
The 2018 Honda Accord proves there’s still life in the family sedan
We tested the $25,780 Accord Sport six-speed manual and were very impressed.
Common drugs have depression as a possible side effect—a third of us take them
It’s just a correlation, but there’s a link between risky meds and depressive symptoms.