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Updated 2018-06-25 03:15
This app in Google Play wants to use phone mics to enforce copyrights
App with 10 million downloads asks for mic and GPS permissions to catch scofflaws.
Dealmaster: Take $50 off a PlayStation 4 Pro, plus many more deals for E3
We've got lots of deals for Father's Day and E3, plus a big Amazon devices sale.
Tesla lays off thousands of workers in corporate restructuring
Job cuts are needed to reach sustained profitability, Elon Musk said.
4,000-year-old genomes point to origins of bubonic plague
These are the oldest examples yet of Y. pestis adapted for surviving in fleas.
Microsoft “Andromeda” this year, new HoloLens in 2019, and the next Xbox in 2020
Microsoft is hoping to define a new form factor as it once did with Surface Pro.
Comcast, AT&T, Verizon say they have no paid prioritization plans
ISPs make network management disclosures as net neutrality repeal takes effect.
December’s Smash Bros. Ultimate includes every existing character, plus Ridley
Fortnite leads huge list of third-party games; Super Mario Party shows crazy trick.
Overcooked 2 world-premiere hands-on: Crazier levels, more speed, finally online
A new game-changing mechanic, more dynamic levels, and—finally—online play.
Ars on your lunch break: the ins and outs of genomics, 30 minutes at a time
A podcast experiment featuring genomicist and CRISPR co-inventor George Church.
Republican senators move to block Trump’s deal to revive ZTE
"The death penalty is an appropriate punishment," Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) says.
Liveblog: Nintendo Direct Presentation at E3 2018
12pm EDT/9am PDT on June 12: Super Smash Bros. for Switch will be highlighted, and maybe more Metroid Prime 4?
This is what we learned about our science-reading audience
We looked at over 9,000 responses to understand what you want from science journalism.
Illegal memes? Weak Safe Harbor? Unpacking the proposed EU copyright overhaul
Overhaul would bring chilling effects, costs, and legal uncertainty along for the ride.
For almost 11 years, hackers could easily bypass 3rd-party macOS signature checks
Technique caused security apps to falsely show untrusted apps were signed by Apple.
Exclusive: Plume’s new “Superpod” hardware is here—and it’s fast
Hands-on with the company's 2.0 pod—speeds are great; subscriptions may be involved.
Sony at E3: Death Stranding is every bit as bizarre as Kojima fans dreamed
Sony only showed a few games this year, but they were indisputably stunners.
PC Gaming Show E3 2018: Everything and the kitchen sink
There were a lot of games at this event.
Liveblog: Sony’s E3 2018 press conference
9pm EDT/6pm PDT Monday: A quartet of major PS4 exclusives will be the focus for Sony this year.
Ubisoft at E3: Beyond Good & Evil is back
The show opened with Beyond Good & Evil and closed with Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
Liveblog: The PC Gaming Show at E3 2018
6pm EDT/3pm PDT on Monday: Some of PC gaming's biggest hardware and software makers gather together once more.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey world premiere hands-on: Ubisoft is going full Witcher
We captain a ship, pick through dialogue trees, and fight a bear ahead of Oct. 5 launch.
Tesla updates Autopilot to nag users to hold the wheel more often
Tesla changes its software after Autopilot-related crashes.
First state net neutrality law took effect today, countering FCC repeal
Washington state law replaces repealed federal regulations.
Quantic Dream patches over one of Detroit’s most emotional moments
Studio "follows the popular vote" in letting players reverse a major decision.
Liveblog: Ubisoft’s E3 2018 press conference
4pm EDT/1pm PDT on Monday: Expect new info on the titles unveiled last year and maybe a few surprises.
Square-Enix at E3: Yes, Kingdom Hearts III is finally coming out
Square-Enix only showed a couple new games, but the lineup looks strong.
Bay Area: Join us 6/13 to discuss the past, present, and future of tech law
Ars editors Cyrus Farivar and Annalee Newitz will talk about their new books.
FBI recovers $14M from bogus business account wire transfers
AG Sessions: "These are malicious and morally repugnant crimes."
Bitcoin prices continue to fall as yet another exchange reports a breach
Coinrail of South Korea says 30 percent of its reserves is missing.
Apple just banned cryptocurrency mining on iOS devices
Apple is worried about the battery drain from background cryptocurrency mining.
Microsoft’s next-gen gaming plan: A new Xbox, and streaming for everyone else
Microsoft's Phil Spencer says the company is still working on a game streaming service.
US pulls two more from Cuba amid puzzling health cases now affecting China
The latest accounts from Cuba come as the US issues alerts for those in China.
Ajit Pai says you’re going to love the death of net neutrality
Pai says problems will be "identified and corrected" because of disclosure rule.
Trailer: 20th century’s greatest technical achievement goes Hollywood in First Man
We can't wait for October 12. "To go to the moon, that'd be something."
Liveblog: Square Enix’s E3 2018 press conference
1pm EDT/10am PDT on Monday: Just Cause 4 will also be part of the Disney/Square RPG coming-out party.
This wild, AI-generated film is the next step in “whole-movie puppetry”
Results are admittedly limited due to a 48-hour crunch—but hint at a wild future.
Hurricanes are moving more slowly than they used to
Record shows a trend that could mean higher storm rainfall totals.
Bethesda at E3: Elder Scrolls VI, Starfield confirmed for “next generation”
Detailed look at Fallout '76, Rage 2, plus a Doom surprise, Elder Scrolls: Blades, more.
Microsoft pushes exclusives, premieres at pre-E3 press conference
Gears of War, Forza, and some surprising announcements from the Xbox maker.
Microsoft teases Halo Infinite at E3 2018
Short trailer shows off newly announced "Slipspace Engine."
Bitcoin has lost more than half its value since last year’s all-time high
Amid fall, mining energy demand remains so high that Quebec utility halts new orders.
A reunion with Futurama, because only one show used climactic math theorems
At ATX TV Festival, some of the cast reunites for a live table read and Q&A.
To build the best bots, NASA happily looks to others here on Earth
Ars catches up with the lead of NASA's Intelligent Robotics Group, Terry Fong.
In California, natural gas availability still an issue 3 years after major leak
After massive Aliso Canyon leak, some say storage is underutilized.
Inventor says Google is patenting work he put in the public domain
Creator of a breakthrough compression algorithm fights to keep it patent-free.
EA at E3: BioWare confirms Anthem in Feb 2019, Madden returns to PC
Brief teases of Battlefield V battle royale, Respawn’s Star Wars game.
The Apple Watch will soon ditch its mechanical buttons, report says
The Watch's buttons might get the same treatment the iPhone's home button did.
Anheuser-Busch pulls millions from controversial NIH alcohol study
Questions about the study could “undermine its lasting credibility,” company said.
How did hacker Adrian Lamo die? Medical examiner couldn’t figure it out
Examiners found a sticker on his thigh identifying him with "Project Vigilant."
Hereditary is catnip for fans of slow-burn horror movies
Everything ordinary is unsettling and wrong.