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Updated 2018-06-25 03:15
Vampyr review: Dead in the daylight
Action-RPG hybrid only makes half of the combination work.
NASA’s priorities appear to be out of whack with what the public wants
"The public thinks that we should have a space program that saves Earth."
Musk promises manufacturing, self-driving, battery breakthroughs—and profits
There was a lot to unpack at Tesla's annual shareholder meeting.
Video: Solving the unsolved mysteries of Warframe with the game’s designers
Ars visits Digital Extremes and talks with Rebecca Ford and Steve Sinclair.
Governor’s office is “stonewalling” lawsuit over Confide use, lawyer tells judge
Cole County Circuit Judge to hold new hearing in the case Wednesday morning.
VPNFilter malware infecting 500,000 devices is worse than we thought
Malware tied to Russia can attack connected computers and downgrade HTTPS.
The end of OpenGL support, other updates Apple didn’t share at the keynote
Some smaller or more technical changes were not mentioned in the keynote.
Judge orders EPA to disclose any science backing up Pruitt’s climate claims
EPA will have to comply with an information request by July.
92 million MyHeritage users had their data quietly swiped
Company learned of the attack when a security researcher sent a data file.
In seconds, we faked our way into a political campaign, got unsecured voter data
Data analytics firm says this is normal: "It's the way that campaigns are run."
Researchers predict economic downturn if fossil fuel investment goes unchecked
Low-carbon technology could get fossil fuel producers' assets "stranded."
Lenovo’s all-screen smartphone was all talk
The biggest feature—an "all-screen" design—is conspicuously absent.
Hoax emergency call sends SWAT team to home of gun-control activist
Swatter targeted Parkland survivor David Hogg; luckily, he wasn't home.
Dealmaster: Save big on Google’s Pixelbook, Home Mini, and Daydream View
Plus deals on noise-canceling headphones, Echo speakers, iPads, and more.
Guitar Hero Live goes offline in December, making 92% of songs unplayable
Streaming music's ephemeral access hits the rhythm game market.
Comcast drops bid for “gigabit” tax cut that was created for Google Fiber
Oregon accepts $45 million less than it sought in settlement with Comcast.
SpaceX crew director moves to academia, says company will win race to space
Garrett Reisman said landing rockets is right up there with spacewalks.
Want to halt global warming and raise living standards? Get efficient
Greater efficiency makes climate change a much easier nut to crack.
How does a preindustrial society put a 13-ton hat on a statue?
The prehistoric Rapanui used stone ramps to place the 13-ton stone hats.
WatchOS 5 first take: Walkie Talkie, workout auto detect, and smarter Siri
Convenient communication and fitness features arrive on the Watch this fall.
Sex robots with health benefits are a giant tease, experts warn
These violent delights may indeed have violent ends, experts write in an editorial.
The Detroit Grand Prix in pictures
Paddock rumors, crashing pace cars, and plenty of racing, too.
Glyphosate is safe, but some scientists still question how we regulate it
We regulate based on human safety, but many of our chemicals have wider impacts.
Onrush game review: Sexy arcade racing in serious need of a tune-up
From the team that brought you Motorstorm comes a beautiful, uneven arcade racer.
A host of new security enhancements is coming to iOS and macOS
Coming: FaceTime encryption, protected cam access, and, possibly, USB Restricted Mode.
Everyone complaining about Microsoft buying GitHub needs to offer a better solution
GitHub needed a buyer, and there aren't too many options.
Flight-sim maker threatens legal action over Reddit posts discussing DRM
But founder tells Ars "there was never any intention to seek action..."
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire review: Oh, the places you’ll plunder
Quality isn’t sacrificed for size in this enormous, pirate-themed RPG.
Apple announces macOS 10.14 “Mojave”
The new version of macOS was revealed at Apple's WWDC event in San Jose today.
Apple TV 4K to receive Dolby Atmos support
Carriers like Charter, "zero sign-on" feature coming "later this year."
watchOS 5 debuts with health and fitness tweaks
There's a new version of Apple's smartwatch software at WWDC.
How to protect yourself from megabreaches like the one that hit Ticketfly
Hint: In many cases, sites accept incomplete or completely fictitious details.
Asus’ insane gaming phone has 3 USB ports, clip-on cooling fan
Asus' Republic of Gamers division built a smartphone and a ton of accessories.
iOS 12 introduced, to run on everything that runs iOS 11
Update will bring group FaceTime, grouped notifications, and more active Siri.
Liveblog: Apple’s WWDC 2018 keynote
Apple updates iOS 12 and macOS 10.14, among other things.
Security Alert: NSA security education posters from the Cold War
Old NSA security posters available for use in telling your coworkers to shut up already.
GM settles with motorcyclist struck by Cruise self-driving car
Cruise CEO has called San Francisco testing "challenging but necessary."
Trump grants Democrats’ request for a new FCC commissioner
FCC staffer Geoffrey Starks to fill commission's empty Democratic seat.
Microsoft snaps up GitHub for $7.5 billion
Biggest open source hosting service joins biggest proprietary software company.
With a simple and cheap rocket, Virgin Orbit aims for the extraordinary
With a first flight months away, we take a long look at the launch company.
SpaceX flies its 11th rocket of the year [Updated]
Rocket will be expended to send a 5.4 ton communications satellite to GTO.
We’re experimenting with Twitch content to catch up on zillions of video games
Presenting Ars Frontlog, an attempt to work through our backlog of modern games.
Could dark matter atoms explain a recent observation?
Paper suggests some dark matter atoms; charges are much smaller than an electron's.
Uncle Sam wants you to join the United States Digital Service
Acting admin: "We are better positioned to make change now than ever before."
After dispute on freeway, Uber driver shot his passenger, who died soon after
Suspect Michael A. Hancock has been removed from app, while Uber works with cops.
The original Doom, one of 64 Objects that shaped video game history
Enjoy this excerpt from the Strong Museum of Play's thorough video game history book.
Here’s how to send Ars confidential information, securely
We can be reached via Signal, PGP, Twitter, and even the faithful USPS.
“Change like we’ve not seen in decades”—high-end auto designers go electric
Whoever you ask, EVs mean far greater freedom for designers, engineers, and marketers.
Magnetic helium makes superfluid time crystal
Researchers observe time crystal and quasicrystal, throw in supersolid for fun.
In California, utilities will spend $768 million on electric car infrastructure
Utilities stand to gain the most from any coming boom, though growth remains slow.