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Updated 2019-03-21 20:15
A new showrunner will bring Star Trek: Discovery back for season three
Alex Kurtzman will share executive producing duties with Michelle Paradise.
The city of Angkor died a slow death
Sediment cores suggest Angkor went out because of a century of neglect.
McLaren knocks it out of the park again with the 720S Spider convertible
It's lighter, more powerful, faster, and more useable than the outgoing 650S Spider.
Here’s why you shouldn’t cremate radioactive dead people
During investigation, researchers found different isotope in crematory operator.
Migrating blue whales rely on memory to find their feeding grounds
In a rapidly changing climate, those memories may lead them astray.
First trailer for The OA looks as strangely surreal as its predecessor
For those with mixed feelings about the series, Part II looks like more of the same.
The advent of cheap, renewable hydrogen is nigh
As the price of wind turbines tumbles, the hydrogen fuel cell revolution is nigh.
FTC’s first case over fake paid Amazon reviews targets dodgy diet pills
Company paid $1,000 for fake reviews, admits there's no evidence for diet claims.
Energizer’s brick of a smartphone uses “world’s most powerful” phone battery
18mm-thick smartphone goes just a bit overboard in the quest for more battery.
Cooling 2D ion crystal may pave way for large-scale quantum computer
System hides cold ions from cooling laser, allowing hot ions to be selectively cooled.
Report: US Cyber Command took Russian trolls offline during midterms
Measures against Internet Research Agency apparently went beyond sliding into DMs.
Anti-cheat software causing big problems for Windows 10 previews
Months-old problem means we haven't had a slow ring release since last year.
IT snafu leads to IBM asking applicants if they are “yellow” or “coloured”
IBM included Brazilian and South African racial terms in a US intern application.
Pokémon Sword and Shield will hit Switch in “late 2019”
New starter critters and environments shown for eighth-generation RPG.
This is the Polestar 2, a new battery EV from Volvo’s performance brand
Launch editions are $63,000 before tax credits, but expect a $40,000 version too.
Dealmaster: As prices on last year’s OLED TVs fall, LG’s B8 is now $400 off
The good TV price drops are starting to arrive.
Twenty minutes into the future with OpenAI’s Deep Fake Text AI
Physicists set world record in tabletop plasma acceleration with laser drill
Laser pulses make like a speedboat, churning up wakes that electrons can "surf."
How Apple and app developers will try to entice you to subscribe, not just pay once
Apple continues to refine subscriptions for devs in hopes they'll adopt the model.
USB 3.2 is going to make the current USB branding even worse
People already get the names wrong, so the USB group has doubled down on bad naming.
Three hours after allying with 8chan, THQ Nordic goes into full apology mode
"I do not condone child pornography, white supremacy, or racism in any shape or form."
Renewable energy policies actually work
Countries where emissions dropped push conservation and switching power sources.
Dealmaster: Get a new Nintendo Switch console for $270
Plus Red Dead Redemption 2 for $40, the 9.7" iPad for $250, and 4KTV deals.
Oppo’s foldable smartphone is another futuristic wraparound display device
Oppo's foldable features an interesting looking "bike chain" hinge design.
Nadella: Microsoft will sell war tech to democracies to “protect freedoms”
A growing number of employees feel that the military project crosses a line.
Appeals court rejects government bid to reverse AT&T/Time Warner deal
The Trump administration argued the deal would raise prices for consumers.
Utility to pay $119.5 million settlement after massive 2015 natural gas leak
Aliso Canyon leak was the worst gas leak in the US from a climate perspective.
Video: How Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun punished the computers of the day
War Stories sets its sights on Command & Conquer's CD-ROM and pathfinding challenges.
String of ions may out-compute best quantum computers
New ion-based quantum computer debuts by computing the ground state of water.
Apple Watch may finally gain sleep-tracking abilities in 2020
And that may mean big gains in battery life to support the feature.
Europe unveils design of reusable rocket that looks a lot like a Falcon 9
"I have no problem saying we didn’t invent anything."
Supermicro hardware weaknesses let researchers backdoor an IBM cloud server
Other providers of bare-metal cloud computing might also be vulnerable to BMC hack.
Lenovo introduces the ThinkVision M14—a 14-inch, portable, USB-C monitor
The company brought new laptops to MWC, but they're mostly spec bumps.
SEC declares war on Elon Musk after another misleading tweet
SEC says Musk broke a promise to get tweets pre-approved by Tesla lawyers.
Airlines pledged to buy carbon offsets to slow warming, but that’s not enough
Funding existing or profitable projects is an empty gesture.
Microsoft takes a big step towards putting Xbox games on Windows
New Windows 10 builds are using Xbox's infrastructure for Windows games.
Windstream, ISP with 1 million customers, files for bankruptcy
Windstream bankruptcy comes after $310 million court loss against hedge fund.
Striking study finds a climate tipping point in clouds
We aren't likely to see it happen, but it's still sobering.
Citing parental freedom, Arizona lawmakers move ahead with anti-vaccine bills
Proponent of anti-vaccine bills falsely claims there's "research on both sides."
These scientists studied Louisiana roadkill to learn more about dinosaurs
Braving maggots, "corpse cheese," and rotting carcasses, all in the name of science.
Nokia’s new smartphones bring a surprisingly modern design for under $170
HMD/Nokia's 2019 smartphone lineup begins to take shape.
Verizon says phone-sale fraud is up, wants to lock new phones to fight it
Verizon needs OK from FCC for 60-day locks because of 700MHz open-access rules.
Trump climate advisory panel structured to avoid public records
Scientists with fringe views being recruited to disavow Trump admin's own report.
Suicide instructions spliced into kids’ cartoons on YouTube and YouTube Kids
“Sideways for attention. Longways for results,” a man says in the middle of a cartoon.
Microsoft puts mixed reality, high-speed 3D rendering, and Kinect vision into cloud
HoloLens 2 isn't the only part of Microsoft's plans for augmented reality.
Forget Face ID, the LG G8 comes with palm-reading “Hand ID” biometrics
LG's latest smartphone will authenticate you via the veins in your hand.
Sony’s latest flagship phone is the 21:9 Xperia 1, and it’s very tall
Plus two new mid-rangers. But sadly no sign of a new compact phone.
LG’s V50 answers the foldable phone craze with a detachable second screen
What would you do with two 6-inch OLED displays?
XPS 13 2019 review: One small move made Dell’s best laptop even better
Key fixes in this year's model mean the $899 XPS 13 has few things holding it back.
It’s not termites: new study gives fresh take on how “fairy circles” form
Odd circular gaps in grassland growth likely due to resource competition. Or dragons.