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Updated 2018-06-25 03:15
Google reportedly won’t renew controversial drone imaging program
Google will apply its AI expertise to drone footage until 2019, then it will stop.
California’s efforts to restrict Elon Musk’s flamethrowers go down in flames
Elon Musk on May 26: "@BoringCompany holding flamethrower pickup parties in a week or so…"
With possible summit approaching, North Korean espionage hacks continue
Federal government and private industry researchers warn of custom trojans and worms.
ARM promises laptop-level performance in 2019
Chip design company claims performance comparable to Intel's Kaby Lake.
Some F-35s gathering dust waiting for repair parts
GAO warned in October of "sustainment challenges"—now some are coming to roost.
macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 brings Messages in iCloud and security updates
The pre-WWDC update mainly adds a feature promised way back at last year's WWDC.
President Trump orders Energy Department to stop coal retirements [updated]
The memo apparently wants to freeze endangered coal, nuclear contracts for two years.
10 new hybrid and electric Jeeps by 2022 in Fiat Chrysler’s five-year plan
Chrysler and Dodge aren't dead yet, but neither got a mention.
DHS found evidence of cell phone spying near White House
It all only increases security concerns about President Trump's cell phone usage.
As Uber and Tesla struggle with driverless cars, Waymo moves forward
When it comes to self-driving cars, there's Waymo and then there's everyone else.
Trump administration could block T-Mobile/Sprint merger, AT&T CEO says
Merger has "tough hill to climb" because it's "taking a competitor out."
An evolutionary adaptation that doesn’t directly rely on new mutations
Blind cave fish harnessed an epigenetic system to shut down eye development.
Fortnite among the Switch ports reportedly coming to E3
Dragon Ball, Killer Queen, Overcooked also appear in credible pre-E3 leak.
Drug access law Trump just signed will cripple FDA—senator is making sure of it
In a feisty letter to FDA, senator wants to make sure the law's intent is clear.
Mars Express has revealed the Red Planet in stunning new ways
Mesas. Chasms. Icy poles. River-like features. Mars is both alien and familiar.
Underworld Ascendant world-premiere hands-on: So far, it’s Underwhelm Ascendant
Open-world RPG luminaries return, but so far, they're not raising the "do anything" bar.
WWDC 2018: What we expect Apple to announce on June 4
Apple is expected to focus on software and stability at this year's keynote.
Rocket Report: SpaceShipTwo soars, BFR engine advances, a self-eating booster
The autophage engine consumes its fuel tanks on the way to orbit.
Chrome and Firefox leaks let sites steal visitors’ Facebook names, profile pics
Cutting-edge hack exploited newly added graphics feature until it was patched.
EPA close to finish line on rolling back auto emissions standards
Move puts California's air-quality independence in crosshair.
Tesla’s over-the-air brake upgrade was amazing—and also a bit worrying
Over-the-air update improves Model 3 braking distance by up to 20 feet.
Dealmaster: Get an AMD Ryzen 7 1700X processor for $185 after rebate
Plus deals on graphics cards, iPads, Vizio 4K TVs, Dell PCs, and more.
AT&T wants to settle with FTC to avoid unlimited data throttling lawsuit
AT&T finally gives up attempt to cripple FTC authority over broadband.
Frozen Pluto has wind-blown dunes made of methane sand
This landscape is both familiar and deeply weird.
Microsoft killing off the Groove Music apps for iOS and Android
Without a music store to go with them, there isn't a ton of purpose to the apps.
More A-10s to get new wings, as Air Force officially launches ATTACK
A-10 Advanced Wing Continuation Kit buy will deliver 112 new wing sets, keeping A-10 in air through 2022
In Texas, a new power plant could redefine carbon capture
Carbon capture has been decidedly uneconomic, but NET Power wants to change that.
Sprint says merger with “fiercest rival” will “create robust competition”
Sprint: Just trust us on this one.
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Xiaomi clones the iPhone X for $420, adds in-display fingerprint reader
Plus the "Explorer Edition" has an in-screen fingerprint reader and a transparent back.
One man is auctioning off 40 years of gaming history today
From the Fairchild Channel F to the Wii U, it's pretty much all here.
Trump wants a total ban on German luxury car imports
Trump doesn't want to see Mercedes-Benzs on Fifth Avenue anymore.
Telegram CEO: Apple has “prevented” app updates globally since April
As a result, Telegram reportedly missed the GDPR deadline in the EU.
Dark matter halos may leave twinkling wake in galaxies
Dark matter halos leave wake of disturbed stars that may be visible in sky surveys.
Tesla Model S insurance almost $1,800 a year, Autopilot crashes again
The high cost of repairs has made the Model S the most expensive car to insure.
NASCAR’s high-tech world: Leave any preconceptions behind for this deep-dive
The stereotypes aren't justified any more.
T-shirt maker sinks rival with dubious trademark of 150-year-old nautical icon
Lawyers told gCaptain to save money and "remove the items to comply with the request."
Google Pixel 3 will reportedly be built by Foxconn, have a massive notch
It looks like Google will once again pair its great software with mediocre hardware.
Intel at last announces Optane memory: DDR4 that never forgets
New memory offers huge capacities and persistence, but fits in a DDR4 slot.
San Francisco to Uber, Lyft: If your drivers aren’t employees, prove it
"If your company is valued at $62B, you can afford to give your workers health care."
SS7 routing-protocol breach of US cellular carrier exposed customer data
40-year-old SS7 is being actively used to track user locations and communications.
California Senate defies AT&T, votes for strict net neutrality rules
California may impose tougher net neutrality rules than the FCC did.
Man who rescued Star Trek: TNG bridge set now faces child porn charges
Would-be museum volunteers, board members abandon ship and largely resign in protest.
Hacker gets Super NES games running on unmodified NES
Raspberry-Pi-on-a-cartridge wizardry gets newer games running on older console.
Qualcomm launches a new chip specifically for standalone AR and VR devices
First devices with the XR1 expected to arrive late this year or early 2019.
Senators probe driverless car testing amid lax Trump oversight
Driverless car testing is shrouded in secrecy. Two senators want to change that.
Process takes CO₂ from the air, converts it to carbon nanotubes
The end product is worth more than the electricity that drives the process.
Trump hits campaign trail to endorse key foe of net neutrality rules
Trump insults Democrats, says Blackburn will continue his "amazing progress."
Life returned to crater of Cretaceous asteroid in the blink of an eye
For some organisms, a still-smoking crater was home.
Google’s Project Fi gets new phones from LG and Motorola
Google's cheap cellular service finally gets a cheap phone to match.