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Updated 2019-03-21 19:15
GOP funds messaging sites that look remarkably like trusted local news
Local news is trusted more than national news, but that could change.
“It’s show time:” Apple confirms March 25 event at the Steve Jobs Theater
Streaming TV, news subscriptions, and new iPads are all possible subjects.
Next Windows release will include DTrace support
Popular open source Unix tool is now a part of Windows, too.
Three men cop to $21 million vishing and smishing scheme
Phone-based scam may be low-tech, but it netted big bucks, prosecutors say.
New White House budget spells trouble for NASA’s SLS rocket
By launching a Europa mission on a private rocket, NASA would save $700 million.
A small-molecule drug can block a broad range of flu viruses in mice
Rare antibodies help us design a drug that could help after we've caught the flu.
Microsoft proves the critics right: We’re heading toward a Chrome-only Web
Even though Skype for Web seems to work in Firefox, Microsoft won't let you use it.
Netflix’s Formula 1: Drive to Survive finds pressure at the core of F1
Mercedes and Ferrari didn't take part, but the show is none the worse for that.
John Oliver fights robocalls… by robocalling Ajit Pai and the FCC
Pai has helped robocallers by failing to issue strict rules, Oliver argues.
Sprint steps up fight against AT&T’s “fake 5G” with full-page Sunday NYT ad
AT&T's "5G E" is still just 4G LTE, Sprint reminds customers in open letter.
The Galaxy S10’s face unlock fooled by pictures, siblings
2D image sensor gets fooled by 2D images.
Richard Garfield leaves Valve, puts Artifact’s future in question
Magic: The Gathering designer blames "rocky launch" for termination of contract.
Breakthrough, the rare science documentary that feels like a miracle
"It's astonishing how few documentaries are about gifted scientists"—here's one for sure.
Elon Musk’s late-night announcement to raise prices and reopen some stores
Collapsing sales and more senior staff departures suggest a company in disarray.
Dealmaster: Nintendo discounts a bunch of Mario games for “MAR10 Day”
$20 off sale runs through this week, includes another Switch console bundle.
Past its expiration date: Infiniti QX80 review
This full-size SUV needs another refresh.
A brief history of Wi-Fi security protocols from “oh my, that’s bad” to WPA3
Enjoy our primer on the ups and downs of Wi-Fi protocols since the mid-1990s.
SXSWarren: A day later, Elizabeth Warren defends her Big Tech breakup proposal
"The monopolists will make less monopoly money, boo hoo."
An email marketing company left 809 million records exposed online
150GB database included mortgage amounts, info on credit ratings.
Quacks of Quedlinburg deserves its “Board Game of the Year” win
This one might be a new family-weight board game classic.
The 2020 Kia Soul—the boar with a backpack busts a move
It's the third generation for the distinctive toaster-shaped hatchback-crossover.
Love, death, and spaceships: Lee Hutchinson’s Fangs concludes
It's a (mostly) hard-boiled black and white tale, set in the Elite: Dangerous universe.
Citrix says its network was breached by international criminals
FBI says hackers gained unauthorized access by exploiting weak passwords.
Boy spent 47 agonizing days in ICU with tetanus. Parents still refuse vaccines
Wracked with pain, unable to open his mouth, he was intubated and sedated for weeks.
JavaScript infinite alert prank lands 13-year-old Japanese girl in hot water
Girl charged with spreading an unauthorized malicious program.
The secret of how the mako shark swims so fast lies in its flexible scales
"Passive bristling" reduces drag, much like the dimples on a golf ball.
New York hasn’t followed through on order to kick Charter out of state
NY gives Charter another extension as they negotiate over broadband commitments.
Elizabeth Warren proposes breaking up Amazon, Google, and Facebook
Warren would unwind mergers, force selloffs of Amazon Basics and Google Search.
Physicists are decoding math-y secrets of knitting to make bespoke materials
Different stitch types determine stretchiness, shape of final knitted product.
In a golden age of SXSW brand activations, at least Game of Thrones draws blood
Yes, it's a big viral ad attached to a blood drive. That doesn't make it less fun.
As anti-vax movement gets weirder—and dumber—Facebook announces crackdown
Anti-vaxxers falsely claim measles prevents cancer and can be treated with antibiotics.
SpaceX completes a historic mission, crew flight possible later in 2019
"The vehicle really did better than we expected."
Disney to close “vault” for good as it moves film library to streaming service
Exclusive streaming rights to titles like Frozen will encourage subscriptions.
Captain Marvel review: The hero we, and Marvel Studios, need right now
Must-see film ushers in new era of superhero origin story—with ensemble cast to match.
Rocket Report: SLS slip likely, Pegasus problems, and EELV has expired
"We're at a time where the opportunity for traveling to space is opening up."
A “serious” Windows 0-day is being actively exploited in the wild
Unpatched flaw used in combination with Chrome exploit doesn't work against Win 10.
Windows 10 passes 800 million devices
Microsoft's billion-user milestone is slowly coming into view.
You can now play PlayStation 4 games on your iPhone
The PS4's 6.50 firmware update adds support for an iOS remote play app.
Tesla has a self-driving strategy other companies abandoned years ago
Tesla just shifted the goalposts for "full self-driving" technology.
Cable and satellite TV sinks again as online streaming soars
Netflix and other streamers keep luring customers from cable and satellite.
Shkreli directing notorious pharma co. from prison. It’s still losing millions
Shkreli is reportedly making deals and advising officials to make a comeback.
Dealmaster: Expand your laptop with our recommended USB-C travel hub, now $24
Plus deals on PS4 Pro, 4K TVs, Bose Bluetooth speakers, iPads, and more.
A clue to why ice ages got much longer
About 700,000 years ago, the ice ages got longer. Why?
Sorry Amazon: Philadelphia bans cashless stores
The city follows only Massachusetts, which has banned cashless stores since 1978.
Ajit Pai’s rosy broadband deployment claim may be based on gigantic error
FCC data boosted by ISP that falsely claimed to cover eight entire states.
calc.exe is now open source; there’s surprising depth in its ancient code
The actual calculation engine is more than 20 years old.
With Rape Day ban, Steam shows it’s not as “hands off” as it claims
Lack of guidelines leads to capricious, reactive responses to controversy.
Tesla will build new, faster Superchargers and update cars to use them
New 250kW V3 Superchargers will start appearing later this year.
New study suggests women may be getting less money to start labs
But differences in types of funding mean the situation is complicated.
Zuckerberg: Facebook will shift focus to private networks instead of open ones
Facebook will focus on messaging platforms like WhatsApp—with big changes.