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Updated 2019-03-21 19:15
Ajit Pai’s plan for phone location data never mentions the word “privacy”
Pai's plan never mentions "privacy" despite misuse of 911 phone location data.
Steam Link Anywhere lets you take your PC gaming with you
Move comes as Google, Sony expand game streaming options.
Dealmaster: Get Azul, 2018’s “Board Game of the Year,” for a new low of $23
Plus deals on Asus PC gear, Kindles, a sitewide ThinkGeek sale, and more.
Spotify’s EU antitrust complaint could be a serious threat to Apple
Legal expert: Spotify has "pretty good case" against Apple.
737 MAX crashes “linked” by satellite track data, FAA says
Similar ADS-B telemetry profiles between flights suggest, but don't confirm, same root cause.
New fuel cell material can run efficiently in reverse, storing energy
While we've been able to do this before, we couldn't do it this efficiently.
A dog potentially exposed more than 100 people to black plague in Colorado
The unusual case of the deadly disease prompts a warning from experts.
The gang’s back together with new member in Avengers: End Game trailer
The Avengers are reassembling with a new motto: "Whatever it takes."
Left 4 Dead’s developers are Back 4 Blood with new spiritual successor
Warner Bros. picks up the co-op zombie shooter ball Valve dropped a decade ago.
Here’s why NASA’s administrator made such a bold move Wednesday
"I think we as an agency need to stick to our commitment."
The Ars Technica System Guide, Winter 2019: The one about the servers
These are the machines that the rest of your machines talk to.
On the edge of something really good: Ford Edge review
Ford has made a very nice midsize SUV—if you're not too tall.
862,520 Fiat-Chrysler vehicles have emissions issues, will be recalled
Recall is voluntary in most states, but California is compelling upgrades.
It looks like Windows 10 Home can now defer updates for 35 days
Change would give Home and Pro users the same deferral range.
Story about body cam capturing oral sex audio was apparently a hoax [Updated]
An NYPD investigation failed to turn up the rumored audio tape.
Google launches the next version of Android—Android Q—in beta
The beta is open to any Google Pixel phone.
Google Play apps with 150 million installs contain aggressive adware
Google removes 210 apps after outside researchers report them as abusive.
US to ground all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 jets in wake of crash [Updated]
Software update, which may have been delayed by government shutdown, promised "by April."
Shading the planet doesn’t have to come with rainfall side-effects
A smaller deployment wouldn’t necessarily leave anyone dry.
New Mexico the most coal-heavy state to pledge 100% carbon-free energy by 2045
The governor is expected to sign the bill quickly.
Firefox Send lets you send files up to 2.5GB with time and download limits
It was in "Test Pilot" before. Now it's live and offers more control.
Yes, 5G will cost you more—Verizon plans $10 add-on charge for 5G access
Verizon 5G is only for unlimited data plans, will cost $85 to $105 a month.
Clowning on NASA: Impressionist James Adomian on his Bond-villain Elon Musk
“So we have this Teddy Ruxpin with Elon Musk’s consciousness uploaded into it…”
Activision adds classic Spyro subtitles months after fan outcry [Updated]
"I can't help but feel insulted by what Activision said, honestly."
Microsoft brings (some of) DirectX 12 to Windows 7 to boost WoW multithreading
A few more games may get the same treatment, too.
Gearbox teases likely Borderlands 3 announcement for March 28
It's been a long wait for more cel-shaded, weapons-heavy mayhem.
Anti-vax parents sue to keep unvaccinated kids in school during outbreak
County fiercely defends restrictions amid measles outbreak that has sickened 145.
NASA to consider use of private rockets for first Orion lunar mission
"We have amazing capability that exists right now that we can use off the shelf."
Google Hardware makes cuts to laptop and tablet development, cancels products
The group that brought us the Pixelbook and Pixel Slate is being downsized.
Study: Hacking 10 percent of self-driving cars would cause gridlock in NYC
Multiple networks for connected vehicles could mitigate risk of a widespread hack.
All signs point to a Google game console announcement at GDC
Google's "future of gaming" event involves hardware for Project Stream.
Congress at SXSW: Yes, we’re dumb about tech, and here’s what we should do
Representatives use SXSW to advocate for tech-research funding, Cyber National Guard.
“Yelp, but for MAGA” turns red over security disclosure, threatens researcher
63Red Safe app—a "Green Book" for conservatives—left APIs exposed.
Halo: Master Chief Collection is finally confirmed for PC, will include Reach
Will include Steam as buying option; collection's games will launch one at a time.
Windows 10 will automatically remove updates, drivers that break booting
Problematic updates will be held back for 30 days.
A world of hurt after GoDaddy, Apple, and Google misissue >1 million certificates
Certificates with 63-bit serial numbers touch off mass revocation blitz.
Musk lawyers accuse SEC of “unconstitutional power grab”
The SEC has asked a judge to hold Musk in contempt for a misleading tweet.
It’s definitely aliens: Teen girls save the world in genre-bending Snatchers
Co-directors Stephen Cedars and Benji Kleiman talk about their comic monster mash-up.
Windows 7 end-of-life nag messages will start showing up next month
Microsoft promises you'll be able to turn them off.
Dealmaster: Take 23% off the latest waterproof Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Plus deals on Eero mesh routers, iPads, Nintendo Switch bundles, and more.
Red’s Hydrogen One smartphone won’t actually get those camera modules
The movie camera co. might be working on a new phone with a Red sensor built in.
AT&T raises DirecTV Now price—again—after promising lower post-merger bills
Customers can keep plan and pay $10 more or buy new package with fewer channels.
Without federal help, local governments are trying to save coal
Deals to purchase failing coal plants have different results around the country.
Unknown NES wrestling game discovered, beaten 30 years later
Seemingly unique prototype of UWC has been dumped for preservation.
Bandersnatch was a hit, so Netflix plans to make more interactive shows like it
New interactive shows could be comedies or romances, Netflix exec said.
EA says it failed in response to Sims influencer’s alleged sexual harassment
Publisher investigated "Game Changer" in December, didn't act until March.
UK, Australia, others also ground Boeing 737 MAX after crash [Updated]
Similar symptoms to Lion Air crash in October raise concerns over automated safety system.
Fitbit Inspire HR review: A worthy $99 investment in your health
Fitbit packed many essentials into its $99 replacement for the Alta HR.
Stuffed documentary: Maybe taxidermy isn’t such a dead industry after all
Premiering at SXSW, industry documentary excels at using expectations and subverting 'em.
Suburban zombies are back and ravenous as ever in Santa Clarita Diet S3 trailer
Clever horror-comedy series about zombies in an affluent suburb returns to Netflix.