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Updated 2018-06-25 03:15
Huge Apple Maps outage prevents all users from searching, getting directions [Update]
Mysterious problems rendered Apple's navigation app nearly useless for hours.
Seafloor fiber optic cables can work like seismometers
Anything that shakes the cable can be detected with the right setup.
What to expect now that AT&T officially owns Time Warner
AT&T completes Time Warner buy, days after beating government lawsuit.
George Lucas reveals his plan for Star Wars 7 through 9—and it was awful
Compared to this, Rian Johnson saved your childhood.
How startups are building driverless cars without Google’s billions
Driverless shuttles may be the first step toward fully self-driving cars.
Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit world premiere: Life Is Strange, but not
The entire game takes place in one house, but imagination takes you elsewhere.
Supermassive black hole swallows star, lights up galaxy core
Star's death produces jets moving at nearly a quarter the speed of light.
Incredibles 2 review: Brad Bird, Pixar are on fire with this superhero sequel
Elastigirl drives amazing action sequences; Mr. Incredible born anew as stay-at-home dad.
Rocket Report: Mysterious Washington “launch,” Aerojet tests, BFR job posting
"Must be available to work long hours and weekends as needed."
Struggling Fitbit now has 5 ex-employees who face criminal charges
In 2017, Fitbit said federal criminal investigation into company was "without merit."
Decades-old PGP bug allowed hackers to spoof just about anyone’s signature
SigSpoof flaw fixed inGnuPG, Enigmail, GPGTools, and python-gnupg.
DOJ OIG on Comey, Clinton email investigation: OMG LOL
Samsung autocorrect is "bane of literally every agent of the FBI's existence."
New York threatens to revoke Charter’s purchase of Time Warner Cable
Charter hit with $2 million fine for failing to complete network construction.
Cyberpunk 2077 world premiere: 50 minutes of William Gibson-level insanity
CD Projekt RED's first series since Witcher 3: A violent, first-person sci-fi RPG.
Dealmaster: Get a 15-inch Dell laptop with an 8th-gen Core i7 for $580
Plus last-minute Father's Day deals, a big Amazon devices sale, and more.
The humans are coming! HIDE!
Mammalian species around the globe are becoming night-owls in order to avoid us.
Windows 10 April 2018 Update now open to all, thanks to machine learning
New update claimed to reduce system stability issues by 20 percent.
Verizon’s new $95 unlimited plan offers at least 75GB of high-speed data
Verizon has three unlimited plans, each with different high-speed data limits.
It looks like Google is readying the Pixelbook to run Windows 10
Google is making firmware changes to pass Microsoft's hardware compatibility tests.
Ars on your lunch break, part three: Woolly mammoths and synthetic meat
The last in our three-part experimental podcast with genomicist George Church.
“Tree of life” facing an outbreak of deaths
No one knows why it's happening.
Sony is locking Fortnite accounts to PS4, and players are mad
Can the PS4's walled garden contain the world's biggest free-to-play game?
Forget about that Tesla—the Jaguar I-Pace is the most compelling EV yet
On the road, off-road, and at the track, this EV excels.
Microsoft tech may help Walmart get rid of cashiers and checkout lines
Walmart and other stores could become no-checkout zones with this technology.
How Just Cause 4’s tornado works, and a glimpse at all the chaos you cause
There's gleeful chaos to be had If the last game's tech issues are addressed
New study rethinks pre-Columbian turquoise trade
The analysis challenges long-held assumptions about pre-Columbian trade networks.
Smash Bros. Ultimate hands-on: We put new fighters, new features to the test
We get nearly an hour to put 30 unlocked Smash fighters through their combat paces.
Chicago selects Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build express line from O‘Hare
Announcement comes one month after plans announced for a proof-of-concept tunnel.
Backdoored images downloaded 5 million times finally removed from Docker Hub
17 images posted by a single account over 10 months may have generated $90,000.
Fed-up AMA doctors overwhelmingly support gun restrictions in sweeping votes
They voted to support assault weapon bans, minimum buying age, and closing loopholes.
Comcast offers $65 billion for Fox, says government won’t stop merger
Comcast gains confidence from AT&T's victory over Trump administration.
Massive Martian dust storm has put Opportunity rover in a low-power sleep
We won't hear from it until the skies clear.
Volkswagen Group will pay another $1.2 billion in Germany over diesel scandal
As the fines become fewer and farther between, more executives feel the heat.
Latest estimate shows how much Antarctic ice has fallen into the sea
Since 1992, the frozen continent has lost about 2.7 trillion tons of ice.
The Joy of Sleeping: Bob Ross recordings recast as bedtime audio series
"Using his voice to help put people to sleep? Well, he would love that."
Comcast disabled throttling system, proving data cap is just a money grab
Congestion-management system was deployed after 2008 BitTorrent controversy.
The Ars Technica Father’s Day gift guide
We recommend a few good gadgets for the guy who put up with you growing up.
Ars on your lunch break: The ins and outs of genomics with George Church, part 2
Continuing our experiment with 30-ish minutes of curated discussion, just for you.
Sony’s The Last of Us: Part 2 trailer, explained
Co-writer Halley Gross talks about "the effects of trauma... on Ellie's soul."
Microsoft rebuilding the Office interface to align it across Web, mobile, and desktop
This is the first big overhaul since Office 2007 introduced the ribbon.
Vivo will actually sell a smartphone with a pop-up front camera
Why have a notched smartphone when your camera can just pop up when you need it?
Apple bans developers from creating, selling user Contacts databases
One less thing developers can do with Contacts information after they have it.
Dark Web vendor “OxyMonster” turns out to be a Frenchman with luscious beard
Gal Vallerius and his beard now face 20 years in prison.
Liquid-air energy storage: The latest new “battery” on the UK grid
New energy-storage solution solves some problems but creates others.
Garmin’s new Vivoactive 3 Music is the best competitor to the Apple Watch
The $299 smartwatch has a 7-day battery life, improved sleep tracking, and more.
Woman: Neil Armstrong gave me moondust; I don’t want NASA to take it away
Lawyer: "Lunar material is not contraband."
Metro Exodus world premiere: Could this be the Half-Life 3 we always wanted?
This "Q1 2019" shooter already breathes new life into side-quest drudgery.
Amid rampant sexual harassment in science, academies aren’t ejecting abusers
Report by the National Academies has advice that academies themselves struggle with.
Spider-Man PS4 hands-on: Saving giant virtual NYC has never felt so awesome
Speed, web-slinging verticality, jokes breathe new life into Batman Arkham formula.
Trump administration fails to block AT&T/Time Warner merger
Judge rejects DOJ case against merger, says AT&T can buy Time Warner.