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Updated 2019-03-25 00:15
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.
Blizzard has handed Diablo 1’s keys to GOG, and you can buy it right now
We ask Blizzard and GOG what the heck is going on, test new "quality of life" updates.
Russia’s passive-aggressive reaction to SpaceX may mask a deeper truth
"Elon Musk has built the ship of the future."
Anita Sarkeesian talks about exposing gaming’s most toxic trends with sheer data
"A conversation happened in games that was previously only happening in the shadows."
Dragon has docked—but the real pucker moment for SpaceX’s capsule awaits
NASA, SpaceX watch for a stable Dragon, good parachute performance on Friday.
Nintendo’s first VR product in 24 years is coming to Nintendo Switch
Coming April 12; starts at $40, or pay $80 for a larger, accessory-filled "VR Kit."
Jeopardy! host reaches out directly to fans to confirm his cancer diagnosis
Trebek: "I wanted to prevent you from hearing inaccurate reports regarding my health."
Discless Xbox “Maverick” could arrive as soon as May
Download-only device could be with us a little sooner than expected.
After the Galaxy Fold, Samsung has two more foldable smartphones coming
Samsung is developing a Mate X-style wraparound display phone and a flip phone.
Nintendo to smartphone game makers: You can only gouge our players so much
Dragalia Lost devs blame Nintendo's rules for reduced earnings forecast.
Las Vegas convention authority wants The Boring Company to build 2-mile loop
Musk's company says it can deliver by early 2021 for $35 million to $55 million.
Latest trailer for Good Omens gives us our first look at the Antichrist
Armageddon is just days away, and someone has lost the Antichrist.
OxyContin-pusher Purdue blames everyone but itself for opioid crisis
Illicit drugs and dealers are currently driving deaths, Purdue argues.
Democrats’ net neutrality bill would fully restore Obama-era FCC rules
Democrats' bill has good chance in House but faces tough odds in Senate.