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Updated 2018-09-24 23:15
Prosecutor: Suspect must give up his phone’s passcode in fatal hazing case
New Louisiana case deals with the ever-thorny question of forced decryption.
Audi’s new electric sports car concept, the PB18 e-tron
It features a moveable cockpit, race car suspension, and solid state batteries.
How the White House plans a return to the Moon during Trump’s presidency
Spoiler alert: Trump must win a second term.
Explosive case of poop-packed “megacolon” prompts warning from doctors
Doctors are straining to manage such bowel cases, but earlier interventions could be key.
New electrolyte recipe keeps lithium-ion batteries from catching fire
Scientists found inspiration in cornstarch and water mixture used in science demos.
Comcast/Charter lobby asks FTC to preempt state broadband regulations
As FTC reexamines enforcement, broadband lobby asks for hands-off approach.
Dealmaster: Take 20% off video game pre-orders with Prime while you can
Plus deals on Amazon devices, gaming desktops, Switch games, and more.
Infiniti looks to an all-electric future with the Prototype 10 concept
When car companies and designers think out loud, the result is a concept car.
NSA leaker who mailed doc outlining Russian hacking gets 5 years in prison
"Reality was a dedicated public servant and veteran who made a poor decision."
Apple confirms TV series order of Asimov’s Foundation
The series will be produced by two esteemed screenwriters—and Asimov's daughter.
California’s strict net neutrality bill is close to final passage
Committee passes bill, sends it to Calif. Assembly for possible vote next week.
Facebook violates Apple’s data-gathering rules, pulls VPN from App Store
Data collected by the Onavo app lets Facebook see how people use their mobile devices.
Woman: My iPhone was seized at border, then imaged—feds must now delete data
Lawyer: "They provided no justification for why they took the phone."
The evolutionary mystery of gigantic human brains
There’s a lot to know about primate brains—in fact, we’ve barely scratched the surface.
iFixit dissects the $2,299 Magic Leap One so you don’t have to
Glue barriers, fragile components drop mixed-reality set's "repairability score."
GoldenEye 007 gets quite the 21st-birthday present: An oral history
Three devs offer stories, call Oddjob "part of the culture and folklore of the game ."
Inside Two Bit Circus, LA’s new VR and arcade amusement park
Digital takes on classic carnival and arcade ideas abound in this new LA space.
Hurricane Lane likely to skirt Hawaiian islands, but flooding probable [Updated]
Latest forecast tracks suggest significant effects on Hawaii.
Another Pixel 3 XL leak shows off wireless charging, more photos
Leaker says the phone is "very light" and feels "like plastic."
Elon Musk says he is having the most “painful year of my career” [Updated]
Running Tesla and SpaceX takes a serious personal toll on Elon Musk.
A realistic look at AI in science fiction
Video: Author Robin Sloan tells us how machine learning crept into his novels.
Couple behind “prolific” dark net fentanyl sales busted by DOJ
"Operation Darkness Falls" also results in arrest, charges, and guilty pleas of dealers.
Carbon impact of ancient Maya farming may still be felt
Forest soil may take centuries to recover carbon sinks damaged by deforestation.
Logitech’s new mouse packs gaming prowess in a workplace-friendly design
More than 50 pro gamers were consulted in its development.
DNA shows girl had one Neanderthal, one Denisovan parent
She's the first-generation offspring of a mating between two types of archaic humans.
In Octopath Traveler, jobs define more than just gameplay mechanics
Broadly relatable characters are a welcome change from usual RPG tropes.
Fire dept. rejects Verizon’s “customer support mistake” excuse for throttling
County disputes Verizon claim that throttling "has nothing to do with net neutrality."
Facebook: Iran has been posting hundreds of fake pages since 2011
State-run media, military intelligence posted politically charged memes for years.
Indictment: Congressman spent campaign funds on $1,500 in Steam games [Updated]
Family later falsely claimed purchases were "fraudulent," according to charges.
Valve’s “Steam Play” uses Vulkan to bring more Windows games to Linux
Steam Play uses a modified version of WINE and a new DirectX compatibility layer.
Italy’s famous dome is cracking, and cosmic rays could help save it
Filippo Brunelleschi left no detailed blueprints for how he built his famous structure.
Parallels Desktop 14 is available now for Mac, and it includes Mojave support
Better graphics performance and reduced storage footprint are also key features.
Flint water crisis: Michigan health director ordered to manslaughter trial
Michigan Health Director Nick Lyon is highest-ranking official charged for Flint water issues.
MacOS Mojave won’t support Back to My Mac; Apple suggests pricier alternatives
One of Apple's alternatives costs $80 and hasn't been updated in over a year.
Verizon throttled fire department’s “unlimited” data during Calif. wildfire
Fire dep't had to pay twice as much to lift throttling during wildfire response.
Dealmaster: A bunch of Amazon devices are back on sale this week
Plus deals on Dell laptops, Bose headphones, Xbox Live Gold, and more.
Pokémon Go file check opens new front in war on rooted Android phones
Zealous protection method can block unrooted devices, get around file permissions.
Chrome 69 will take the next step to killing Flash, roll out new design
Flash will have to be enabled every time a site tries to use it.
This military tech could finally help self-driving cars master snow
Ground-penetrating radar is used to find land mines; now it can help cars see the road.
ROM sites are falling, but a legal loophole could save game emulation
Console Classix and The Open Library show a way forward for online ROMs.
Trump’s new “Clean Power Plan” might be a boon to coal-fired power plants
States will have the power to set efficiency targets if new rule goes through.
Microsoft shuts down phishing sites, accuses Russia of new election meddling
Phishing sites mimicked domains of Senate and conservative US think tanks.
Unboxing Sony’s “500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro”
Gawk at these pictures before we give the collectible system away later this year.
Archaeologists explore East Africa’s ancient monumental cemeteries
Their construction may have been a communal effort by mostly egalitarian herders.
Massachusetts gives workers new protections against noncompete clauses
California's worker-friendly approach may have boosted Silicon Valley innovation.
Google Fit gets all-white redesign, new activity rings [Update]
Google Fit will now educate users on the US government's activity guidelines.
The RAM 1500 Laramie Crew Cab fuses “luxury” and “pickup truck”
Plush on the inside, this RAM 1500 variant has muscle to spare for work and play.
3D-printed gun activists set to face numerous US states in court
Was it ok for State Dept. to alter export laws, allowing release of gun CAD files?
A new Mac mini and a Retina MacBook Air are imminent, report says
Both could launch alongside or shortly after new iPhone and iPads this year.
Minigame integrated into EVE Online helps scientists understand cells
The gamers' work was later used to train a neural network.
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