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Updated 2018-06-25 03:15
What is Fallout 76? Bethesda’s pre-E3 teaser has few answers
Game seems to focus on the first vault-dwellers to emerge after nuclear war.
Half of Windows 10 PCs already upgraded to the April 2018 update
The rollout of the latest update is twice as fast as previous ones.
Cloud-based quantum computer takes on deuteron and wins
Optimized algorithms plus cloud-based quantum computers actually work.
Nokia 2.1, 3.1, and 5.1: Cheap phones with stock Android starting at $115
The Nokia 2.1, 3.1, and 5.1 all range from $220-$115.
Decades of aerial photos reveal how an ancient desert city got its water
Century-old aerial photos help map an ancient Roman city's infrastructure.
We Happy Few finally looks and feels like a great British Bioshock
Limited pre-E3 demo is just enough to get us excited about this dark, post-WW2 adventure.
HP Omen 15 laptop gets Nvidia Max-Q graphics, sleeker design with slim bezels
HP attempts to bring Spectre-like design features into its premium gaming line.
Pokémon’s first Switch game launches in November, connects to Pokémon Go
Will debut in two versions; and, sure, you can buy a $50 Pokéball controller for either.
Sonic and ultrasonic attacks damage hard drives and crash OSes
Sounds played over off-the-shelf or embedded speakers often require a reboot.
Yahoo hacker whose work compromised 500M accounts sentenced to 5 years
US Attorney: "The sentence imposed reflects the seriousness of hacking for hire."
The Expanse has officially been saved
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos himself made the announcement at a space conference.
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is arcade nostalgia done right
Review: A solid anthology with online play, concept art, and useful extra features.
Puerto Rico hurricane death toll likely “more than 70 times” official estimate
Blocked roads, lack of cell service seem to have contributed to more deaths.
Dealmaster: Get a 65-inch LG OLED TV and a $300 Dell gift card for $1,900
Plus deals on Dell laptops, wireless headphones, portable batteries, and more.
iOS 11.4 debuts today with AirPlay 2 multi-room audio support for HomePod
iCloud storage for messages and their attachments also comes with iOS 11.4.
FCC Republican asks Amazon and eBay to boost crackdown on pirate TV boxes
Devices sold on Amazon and eBay fraudulently use FCC logo, FCC's O'Rielly said.
A trip to the ER with your phone may mean injury lawyer ads for weeks
Injured in an accident? Law firms may already know.
Autonomous trucks will haul your stuff before you ride in a self-driving car
It's one of the most common jobs in the US, but there's also a big shortage of drivers.
China just invited the world to its space station
"All countries, regardless of their size and level of development, can participate."
Ars Asks: Are your company’s IT policies flexible, or nonsensical?
Help us understand the middle ground between getting work done and keeping work safe.
Self-driving technology is going to change a lot more than cars
How self-driving technology could transform everything from retail to transit.
Dealmaster: Memorial Day sales on TVs, laptops, and more are underway [Updated]
Including deals on Vizio TVs, Dell and Lenovo laptops, PC gear, and more.
From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X, part III
From the archives—Windows disappoint led to an earnest look at the Mac, "my mistake."
Op-ed: Game companies need to cut the crap—loot boxes are obviously gambling
Much as game companies try to deny it, the truth is plain to see.
How to review your life’s Amazon buying history—and what we learned from our own
Thousands of dollars and many hard drives later, we ponder our purchases—and data.
In Hawaii, lava continues its creep onto grounds of geothermal power plant
60,000 gallons of pentane have been removed from the site.
Plants repeatedly got rid of their ability to obtain their own nitrogen
Nitrogen fixation seems to involve a painful tradeoff.
From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS, part II
From the archives—"I enjoy writing programs, but I don't enjoy writing for Windows."
HP’s ZBook x2: It’s powerful, it’s specialized, and it’s very expensive
Review: HP has packed a lot of power into its tablet, but it comes at a big cost.
Alan Bean, the fourth human to walk on the Moon, has died
Bean loved being an astronaut. He may have loved being an artist more.
From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X
From the archives—One PC user ponders switching sides as Windows seems to lose its "wow."
DropMix review: Unleash your inner DJ
Mashup wildly unrelated pop songs with fun new toy.
Doctor slammed by med board for selling $5 homeopathic sound waves for Ebola
Patients were downloading audio files of the “eRemedies” on doctor’s website.
The Millennium Falcon is OK, but these pop culture ships make Ars hearts race
From film to TV to gaming, there's truly a ship to match everyone's style these days.
Dinosaur-killing impact + volcanoes kept the Earth hot for 100,000 years
Crushed up fish fossils provide the answers.
Russian unit, GRU officer linked to 2014 shoot-down of airliner over Ukraine
Open source intelligence, physical evidence show Russia provided missile system.
FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices
Feds take aim at potent VPNFilter malware allegedly unleashed by Russia.
This capsule of glowing E. coli will probe your gut for signs of trouble
Engineers married genetic and electrical circuitry for this gulp-able sensor.
Boba Fett joins the insane pile of upcoming Star Wars film projects
James Mangold to put his western-obsessed touch on Star Wars' silent bounty hunter.
Essential cancels its next smartphone, future of the company in doubt
Andy Rubin's smartphone company is no longer making smartphones.
Trade group prez: Loot box regulation “challenges our freedom to innovate”
"Those that get it right will be rewarded. Those that don't won't."
Google zooms by Amazon in smart speaker shipments, report says
New Canalys report says Amazon's early grip on smart speaker market has slipped.
Court docs show Apple knew about the bendiness of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus
Engineering changes were eventually made to prevent "Touch Disease" screen problems.
What exactly are “preppers” prepping for?
Motivations include lots of government warnings and media coverage of disasters.
These clever students have turned the Camaro into a hybrid sports car
16 teams competed over four years to turn the Camaro into a high-performance hybrid.
Rocket report: China goes lunar, Antares flies, and a 140-ton Sea Serpent
Also, some scoop on Bezos maybe trying to outdo Musk.
HP Spectre 15 x360 2018 review: Made better by standard 4K, great battery life
It may not be the most portable machine, but it fixes many previous problems.
Apple has rejected iOS version of Steam Link app, Valve says
Denial cites "business conflicts" despite approval of other desktop sharing apps.
Gamers involved in December’s “swatting” death just got indicted
Gamers charged with obstruction for deleting possibly incriminating messages.
The DoJ is reportedly probing the murky world of bitcoin trading
Bitcoin and ether's rollercoaster rides will be investigated, Bloomberg reports.