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Updated 2018-09-24 23:15
US indicts North Korean agent for WannaCry, Sony attacks [Updated]
Justice Department charges agents of Reconnaissance General Bureau in broad indictment.
Scientist who thinks more CO₂ is great joins National Security Council
Physicist William Happer has a history of rejecting climate science.
Xbox Adaptive Controller is now out—and we go hand, foot, fingers, and elbows-on
Plug-and-play for a whole new audience of gamer (within Xbox, Windows ecosystems).
Logitech’s Apple Pencil alternative arrives for all on September 12
The stylus, previously only available to education customers, will cost $69.
Woman who crashed her Model S and broke her foot sues Tesla
Tesla spox notes: "Autopilot doesn’t make the car impervious to all accidents."
NASA says it’s building a gateway to the Moon—critics say it’s just a gate
“It is the next giant leap into quicksand."
Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins $3 million prize for discovering pulsars
The astronomer was famously excluded from the 1974 Nobel Prize in Physics.
New trailer for Anna and the Apocalypse promises undead slaying for holidays
The long-awaited zombie Christmas musical arrives in select theaters November 30
DOJ: We will examine social media firms that “may be hurting competition”
Meanwhile, Trump notes: "Maybe I did a better job because I'm good with the Twitter."
Amazon achieved a market value of $1,000,000,000,000
Another tech giant, Apple, was the first to reach the milestone just weeks ago.
Japan acknowledges first radiation-linked death out of Fukushima
The man is the first to have his death linked directly to Fukushima's meltdown.
Neutron-star merger blasted a jet of material through the debris
We can trace the progress of the jets as they shoot out from the merger.
Unpatched routers being used to build vast proxy army, spy on networks
Multiple malware campaigns are spreading hacks of MikroTik gear, including failed Monero miners.
Engineering tour de force births programmable optical quantum computer
Two qubits, but computation part seems scalable. Don’t ask about the rest.
Flight from Dubai quarantined in NY amid mystery illness, 521 on board
Emirates confirmed that “about 10 passengers” sick, media reports as many as 100.
Bay Area: Join us 9/12 to learn about Oakland’s unique approach to privacy
Raymundo Jacquez has been on the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission since it began.
Google wants to get rid of URLs but doesn’t know what to use instead
Their complexity makes them a security hazard; their ubiquity makes replacement nigh impossible.
The First: Hulu’s new series about a human mission to Mars feels pretty real
Of course we're going to pick some nits with the rockets.
Goop settles lawsuit, can no longer make health claims about vaginal eggs
Santa Clara County DA says eggs weren't "supported by competent and reliable science.”
Theranos is finally dead, company to wind down
WSJ report: End game comes after 2 top executives were criminally prosecuted.
Russian space chief vows to find “full name” of technician who caused ISS leak
"We want to find out the full name of who is at fault—and we will."
Madden NFL 19 shooting victim sues EA, claiming negligence
Lawyers: EA knew (or should have known) about previous violent incidents nearby.
402 horsepower and “up to 200 miles’” range for electric Mercedes-Benz EQC
Production starts in 2019.
Dealmaster: Get an unlocked Nokia 6.1 phone for $229
Plus deals on the Apple HomePod, Vizio 4K TVs, and more.
The slow-burn psychological horror of Castle Rock makes for must-see TV
Ars chats with Sam Shaw on that shocking twist and what's to come as the finale looms.
This lidar/camera hybrid could be a powerful addition to driverless cars
Clever hack allows lidar to act as a low-light camera—with depth perception.
Humans can perform ghost imaging, no computer required
Researchers show that the eye combines images like a slow-exposure camera.
Opportunity rover still MIA as dust settles on Mars
The rover has not checked in as controllers are getting ready to trigger contact.
Microsoft is finally going to make the Skype UI good for the things people use
The revolutionary approach of making Skype good at the things people use it for continues.
Google celebrates a decade of Google Chrome, launches major redesign
The stable channel gets a new UI, a new new tab page, and more.
Man who threatened to kill Ajit Pai’s children pleads guilty, faces prison
"I will find your children and kill them," man wrote after net neutrality repeal.
CEO: PS4 blocks cross-console play to provide “best user experience”
Exec says games like Fortnite are best when "partnered with PlayStation 4."
Review: Dragon Quest XI looks new but feels old
Familiarity breeds love and contempt equally in this familiar, formulaic RPG.
Toyota goes beyond boring and beige with the 2018 C-HR crossover
It looks wild and wacky, but it starts at just $20,945.
Spider-Man PS4 review: Does whatever a spider can—and then some
Top-tier superhero gaming, so long as you can endure issues with pacing, plot.
Diablo 3, Untitled Goose Game lead PAX West’s Nintendo Switch lineup
Hands-on with big ports and indies coming to Nintendo’s handheld console.
Millions could lose cheap phone service under FCC’s overhaul of Lifeline
Pai's FCC wants to kick resellers out of Lifeline, citing waste and fraud.
Being reminded of your political bubble can stop you from breaking out
Hearing other views works better when you forget you’re supposed to be fighting.
IMSA’s WeatherTech series is going great, but where does it go next?
We speak to series boss Scott Atherton about the direction of the sport.
New system shows the earliest life could cooperate despite “cheaters”
Work confirms some ideas for how the first life managed to grow in complexity.
Whose name should be on the laws of physics for an expanding universe?
Astronomers are engaged in a lively debate over plans to rename one of the laws of physics.
“How can they be so good?”: The strange story of Skype
From the archives: As Skype turns 15, a look back at how six Europeans changed the world.
Google: Sorry professor, old Beethoven recordings on YouTube are copyrighted
Op-ed: How one German professor had a bad experience with overly broad upload filters.
Dealmaster: All the best Labor Day tech sales we can find
Including deals on LG OLED TVs, Lenovo laptops, Apple's HomePod, and more.
“Computer, lights:” How Ars staffers actually use voice-interactive bots
"… but no force on Earth can make me speak to it in a normal, non-stupid voice."
There’s now an even more precise “recipe” for blowing the perfect bubble
Understanding these dynamics could improve processing of many consumer products.
“Aren’t you a little too old for that?” Two decades of playing Pokémon
From the archives: Pokémon came to the US 20 years ago—I've been around for most of it.
Gallery: Exploring Nintendo’s flagship New York City store
Take a quick visual tour of Nintendo World's singular tourist destination.
Cheese danish shipping, warrantless GPS trackers, and a border doctrine challenge
Judge to feds: No, you can’t warrantlessly put a GPS device on truck entering US.
Between Cintiq and streaming, animation is thriving—ask Titmouse’s Chris Prynoski
Video: The co-founder of Titmouse animation studio talks tech and Venture Bros.
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