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Updated 2018-12-16 07:15
Tim Cook: Apple won’t tolerate white supremacists, conspiracy theorists
Apple's CEO didn't shy away from big topics when accepting an inaugural ADL award.
Epic undercuts Steam with new store that gives devs more money
New storefront will take 12% of a game's revenues, rather than Steam's 30%.
Researchers grow a placenta in a petri dish
The organ is essential for pregnancy but has been nearly impossible to study.
Singed and sooty, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket still looked brilliant Monday
“Obviously, aesthetics are a minor factor in rocket design."
The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—good tech for the power user in your life
We round out our gift guide series with some gear for your fellow Ars-y type.
Neither bird nor plane: Captain Marvel blasts into space in new trailer
Jude Law might play arch-villain Yon-Rogg rather than the original Mar-Vell.
Hackers breach Quora.com and steal password data for 100 million users
Other stolen personal data includes names, email addresses, and direct messages.
Apple will skip 5G in 2019, report says
The new networks' slow rollout and a feud with Qualcomm likely play a role.
“What is the FCC hiding?” Pai still won’t release net neutrality server logs
FCC denies NYT appeal, says producing requested records is too hard.
Physicists detected gravitational waves from four new black-hole mergers
This brings the total number of events detected by LIGO and Virgo to 11.
iOS apps used Touch ID feature to trick users into paying hefty fees
Apple gives two scam apps the boot after they come to light.
Marvel reportedly wants to follow Black Panther’s success with Shang-Chi film
Screenwriter Dave Callaham linked to project; actors, director still being sought.
Dealmaster: Take $20 off the new Spider-Man game for PS4
Plus deals on the Oculus Rift, loads of board games, CoD: Black Ops 4, and more.
Verizon takes aim at Tumblr’s kneecaps, bans all adult content
Adult content has been estimated at 10-20 percent of the blogging service's traffic.
Barnes and Noble’s newest Kindle competitor is a 7-inch, $49 Nook
Now with 16GB of storage, the updated Nook wants to tempt holiday shoppers.
Valve changes developer terms to try to retain top games
Steam devs now keep more of a game's revenues starting at $10 million in sales.
Waymo’s ambitious plans for high-speed taxis could be holding it back
Why retirement communities are on the bleeding edge of driverless technology.
AT&T makes it more expensive to cancel DirecTV or Internet service
AT&T: No more prorated final bills when you cancel DirecTV, Internet, or phone.
Trump administration organizes pushback against its own climate report
Meanwhile, the press beclowns itself by asking non-experts to comment on it.
Apple published a surprising amount of detail about how the HomePod works
Machine learning is a big focus at Apple right now—a blog post explains why.
Report: AirPods with wireless charging expected in early 2019
Apple's wireless earbuds may look and feel very different in a few years.
A congressman’s loss clouds the future of two demanding missions to Europa
During a recent update, Clipper planners revealed they are looking at Falcon Heavy.
After delays, SpaceX to attempt historic launch Monday [Updated]
There's a lot going on here, from a record number of launches to dozens of smallsats.
Two months after mishap, Russian Soyuz rockets back into space with crew
This marked a critical launch both for Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, and NASA.
Complex networks study ranks the most influential films of all time
Star Wars: A New Hope and Psycho were the second and third most influential.
Trump admin. approves seismic tests for Atlantic offshore oil drilling
The approval moves forward a policy that many affected states don't want.
War Stories: Thief’s intuitive stealth system wasn’t intuitive to design
From the video archives—As Thief turns 20, we learned about its groundbreaking AI firsthand.
Fractal structure produces fractal electrons with fractal energies
Carefully placed carbon monoxide creates fractal electrons on copper surface.
Judge slams bikini-app maker’s lawyers in legal clash with Facebook
"What has happened is unconscionable," judge tells Six4Three's Ted Kramer.
Wildlands may be the slickest, simplest fantasy skirmish game ever made
Easy to learn but satisfying to play.
Anna and the Apocalypse: A zombie-Christmas-high school musical can’t be this good
Prepare your undead emotions—2017 Fantastic Fest gem finally hits theaters this weekend.
Palm Phone Review: Fun, endearing, and bad at everything
Palm's tiny phone looks like a comedy prop, but the real joke is the battery life.
It took seven miles to pull over a Tesla with a seemingly asleep driver
The driver was arrested for drunk driving.
A time loop meets the multiverse in Happy Death Day 2U’s first trailer
A new masked maniac and physics experiment gone awry keep our heroine on edge.
Tariffs on Chinese rare-earth minerals create a sticky problem for US competitors
Rare-earth minerals mined in the US need to be sent to China for processing.
New software will let artists control how light interacts with objects
Dartmouth computer scientists teamed up with experts from Pixar and Disney.
Marriott breach leaves 500 million exposed with passport, card numbers stolen
Motivations of hackers are unclear, but proprietary Wi-Fi may have been a target.
Tesla has a problem with racism in its factory—so do many of its rivals
NYT report is the latest example of black autoworkers enduring racist acts and language.
Al Lowe reveals his Sierra source code collection—then puts all of it on eBay
"This is the only copy!" and "I backed everything up because I knew Sierra didn't."
The fight against measles has taken a turn for the worse
An overall downward trend reversed between 2016 and 2017.
Microsoft Office has pretty new icons but they have a fatal flaw
The new icons leave me feeling blue.
Soy milk, almond milk, oat milk. Spider milk?
Wonder how the FDA is going to classify this one.
Archaeologists map centuries of history beneath world’s oldest cathedral
With lasers and radar, archaeologists map centuries of buried Roman history.
Scientists, ethicists slam decisions behind gene-edited twins
The Chinese government has already shut down any further work by He Jiankui.
Apple Music arrives on Amazon’s Echo speakers starting December 17
Subscribers can ask Alexa to play tracks, playlists, and radio stations.
Rocket Report: Russia’s nuclear rocket, airspace wars, BFR changes explained
"Musk is still trying to find the sweet spot between performance... and cost."
The bloodbath continues: Netflix cancels Daredevil after three seasons
It's the third Defenders series to find itself on the chopping block this fall.
France to retire 14 nuclear reactors while Japan restarts 5 of its reactors
Nuclear has struggled worldwide, while offshore wind could offset some retirements.
Floyd Mayweather fined $600,000 for undisclosed cryptocurrency plugs
The boxing champ endorsed Centra, whose founders now face federal fraud charges.
NASA takes a tangible step back toward the Moon with commercial program
NASA is betting that commercial companies are finally ready for Moon missions.