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Updated 2018-03-22 17:30
Two months of daily GTA causes “no significant changes” in behavior
No difference detected over a battery of 52 separate behavioral tests.
Modern humans interbred with Denisovans more than once
Humans in Asia and Oceania met, mingled, and bred with Denisovans at least twice.
DHS warns of new Russia hacks as US sanctions Russia over election interference
DHS alert warns of Russian government malware targeting critical infrastructure.
Dealmaster: Take $350 off a Samsung Galaxy S9 with trade-in
Plus deals on Roku TVs, LG OLED TVs, Dell laptops, Bose headphones, and more.
Porsche and Bugatti turn to 3D printing for complex or rare parts
Additive manufacturing is starting to gain acceptance among automakers.
Researchers find dramatic health effects in people hit hard by Great Recession
It's unclear if the health effects will last, but the worst off had the most to lose.
Uber self-driving car crashes into another car in Pittsburgh
Uber disputes a key element of the other driver's story.
Intel outlines plans for Meltdown and Spectre fixes, microcode for older chips
Microcodes for Sandy Bridge and newer are now available.
Scott Kelly’s medical monitoring has spawned some horrific press coverage
Analysis: Don't believe the headlines. And in many cases, the articles below them.
Android Wear isn’t dead yet, gets rebranded as “Wear OS by Google”
Now all it needs are major new hardware and software releases.
“Clock boy” family loses racism lawsuit against city, school, and police
Police and school defeat lawsuit over boy who was accused of building hoax bomb.
Finally, a portable solution for those “vertical” Switch games
Upcoming accessory lets you simply capture that classic arcade aspect ratio
NATO leaders unite in blaming Russia for nerve agent attack on ex-spy
Novichok, a type of nerve agent developed by Soviets, identified as weapon in attack.
Planting GMOs kills so many bugs that it helps non-GMO crops
Bt corn protects neighboring peppers and green beans, cuts pesticide use.
Ford recalls 1.3 million cars for steering wheels that might fall off
The issue affects model years 2014 through 2018.
Malware attack on 400k PCs caused by backdoored BitTorrent app
Once the stuff of spy novels, supply chain attacks are becoming common.
US buys Afghanistan “Eliminator” attack planes—Cessnas with Hellfires
In $86 million deal, US Air Force buys 7 AC-208 Eliminators for Afghan military.
Research hints at tipping point in the Atlantic’s currents
Lots of fresh water from melting ice could radically alter the Atlantic’s currents.
Samsung is offering same-day repairs for busted Galaxy phones across the US
Partnership will cover “more than 300” locations in US; nearly 200 more planned.
SEC charges Theranos with “massive fraud,” CEO Holmes stripped of control
Holmes will pay $500,000 penalty and return 18.9 million shares.
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ has faster CPU, Wi-Fi, and easier compliance testing
Keeps the same form factor and $35 price.
Senior ex-Equifax executive charged with insider trading
CIO allegedly sold $1 million worth of stock 10 days before public learned of breach.
New report highlights limitations of Cruise self-driving cars
“Cruise cars frequently swerve and hesitate,” according to one insider.
The new Firefox lets you stop websites from asking to send you notifications
The update also includes performance updates and screenshot features.
The traffic signals in Washington, DC, can now talk to your car—if it’s an Audi
Vehicle-to-infrastructure communication comes to the nation's capital.
Skyrim VR is coming to PC, and it marks a Bethesda first: Oculus approval
Follows Skyrim VR's launch on PlayStation VR last holiday season.
Declaring the internal combustion engine dead? You’re speaking too soon
A panel reflects on the uphill battle that electric vehicles have ahead of them.
Steam will now auto-scale VR resolution to max out your GPU
New feature aims to "take the headset out of the equation for [VR] developers."
Calif. weighs toughest net neutrality law in US—with ban on paid zero-rating
Bill would recreate core FCC net neutrality rules and be tougher on zero-rating.
Linguistic time capsule in South America sheds light on human migration
Regional language differences in the UK are retained centuries later in Suriname.
Voice-acting rights halt effort to put Fallout 3 inside Fallout 4
Converting licensed vocal files falls into a legal gray area.
In latest Amazon jab, Walmart to expand grocery delivery to more than 100 cities
The retailer's food delivery requires a $30 order minimum and a $9.95 fee.
Cryptocurrencies fall as Google announces ad ban
Facebook banned ads for cryptocurrency from its ad networks in January.
Trump really wants to kill ARPA-E; federal agency says that’s folly
Directors say neither private industry nor traditional grant programs work.
The loan program that buoyed Tesla, stalled out, and landed on Trump’s cut list
DoE loan program to stimulate green vehicles has been sitting on unused billions for years.
Apple is a services company, too, and Eddy Cue’s vision is very different from Google’s
The talk covered news, music, App Store curation standards, and TV programming.
Cannabis website to California: Section 230 protects us from your demands
Prof: “It is difficult to see how Weedmaps could be held liable for these ads.”
Stephen Hawking, legendary theoretical physicist, dies at 76
Hawking's family: "He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man."
A raft of flaws in AMD chips makes bad hacks much, much worse
AMD says its Secure Processor is impenetrable. Instead, it can harbor malware.
Let’s Encrypt takes free “wildcard” certificates live
In a victory for securing Web, anybody can now get a certificate valid for every site in a domain.
Patch Tuesday drops the mandatory antivirus requirement after all
Today’s patches also include an annoying-looking remote code execution bug.
Pre-Columbian people spread fruit species across Latin America
Humans played an important role in spreading fruit species around Latin America.
Dealmaster: Get an Apple TV 4K for $105 (when you buy three months of DirecTV Now)
Plus deals on Amazon Echo and Fire TV devices, Bose headphones, iPads, and more.
Harsh winter weather in eastern US could be due to warmer Arctic
No firm conclusions here, but the two seem connected.
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference begins June 4
We could see iOS 12, new iPads, and an updated MacBook Air at the conference.
AT&T/Time Warner merger will raise TV bills $436 million a year, US says
AT&T scoffs at “insubstantial 45-cent monthly increase, all of 0.4% per bill.”
“Women at Microsoft are sexualized by their male managers,” lawsuit alleges
Of 108 gender discrimination complaints, Microsoft concluded just one was legit.
Electric, self-flying, vertical takeoff taxis are coming to New Zealand
The vehicle can fly 62 miles and doesn't need a pilot.
Doctors shocked by 3.5-inch air bubble where part of man’s brain should be
The man was generally well and declined surgery to release the air, citing risks.
Violent video games not welcome for Olympic esports consideration
Overwatch and Call of Duty won't be Olympic sports any time soon.