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Updated 2018-03-22 17:30
There’s something strange going on amid the satellite Internet rush
Greg Wyler, the founder of OneWeb, starts a second company to compete with himself.
Google’s ARCore hits version 1.0, brings augmented reality to 100 million devices
Flagship smartphones from Google, Samsung, OnePlus, and LG are now compatible.
How a fight over Star Wars download codes could reshape copyright law
Legal scholar says Redbox's win over Disney is an "atomic bomb of a finding."
Pedaling pictures: The art and science of GPS doodling
WallyGPX draws on Baltimore with his mountain bike and GPS tracking data.
Low-carb vs low-fat? Both led to ~12lb loss after a year, regardless of genes
Study knocks back hopes of using genetics to design weight-loss diets.
Mr. Robot remains the only show delivering cantennas and card readers
Video: Why hasn’t anything emulated Mr. Robot yet? The staff remains uniquely capable.
Elon Musk tweets video of SpaceX’s first broadband satellites in space
“Don’t tell anyone, but the Wi-Fi password is ‘martians,’” Musk says.
8,000-year-old heads on spikes found in Swedish lake
Stone Age people built an artificial island of rock, bones, and wood.
Neanderthals were artists and thought symbolically, new studies argue
Neanderthals created art and knew how to use symbols, new studies say.
The script for Star Wars: Episode IX is finished, J.J. Abrams says
The movie is slated to begin shooting this summer.
President Trump: “We have to do something” about violent video games, movies
Parkland student who plays Call of Duty responds: “That’s just a really pathetic excuse.”
Car companies are preparing to sell driver data to the highest bidder
Connected cars are going to monetize data, but most drivers don’t know that.
Crush the right rock and spread it on farms to help soil and the climate
Researchers run the numbers on what could be a win-win.
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update reaches 85 percent of PCs
For some reason, 0.5 percent are still using the initial Windows 10 release.
100-mile-range electric delivery van could beat diesel in lifetime cost
The deal makes UPS one of the leaders in alternative-vehicle adoption.
Star Control countersuit aims to invalidate Stardock’s trademarks [Updated]
Stardock claims Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III didn’t even create the classic games.
Amateur astronomer tries out new camera, catches supernova at its start
His discovery helps us validate models of what's going on inside these explosions.
More Amazon Go stores are coming to Seattle and Los Angeles, report says
Most of the new stores would open in Seattle, but Amazon is also considering LA.
Venezuela says its cryptocurrency raised $735 million—but it’s a farce
Venezuela says its presale raised $735 million in 24 hours. Don’t believe it.
In the age of the Switch, the Nintendo 3DS refuses to die
Despite Switch success, older portable is still popular, especially in the US.
We still don’t know when net neutrality rules will come off the books [Updated]
Lawsuits against the FCC can begin as repeal is published in Federal Register.
Why states might win the net neutrality war against the FCC
FCC might have doomed its preemption case by renouncing authority over broadband.
Apple preps new AirPods: One with hands-free Siri, one water-resistant
Two new wireless earbud models could come out by the end of 2019.
The Cadillac CT6 review: Super Cruise is a game-changer
No other car on sale can drive itself like this Caddy.
SpaceX launches a satellite but doesn’t quite nail the fairing recovery
These fairings will separate from the rocket at about three minutes after launch.
One-stop counterfeit certificate shops for all your malware-signing needs
Certificates registered in names of real corporations are surprisingly easy to come by.
Man removes feds’ spy cam, they demand it back, he refuses and sues
Camera believed to be part of “Operation Drawbridge” effort to monitor the border.
Ex-Google engineer: I was fired for being too liberal
Tim Chevalier sues Google, claims only employees "who represent the majority" speak.
Learning from scantily clad dancer scandal, Xbox exec calls for inclusivity
Phil Spencer sees “opportunity and responsibility to make gaming for everyone.”
“Always Connected” Windows on ARM machines coming this quarter
At launch, systems from HP, Lenovo, and Asus will be available.
Dealmaster: Save $100 on the PlayStation VR Skyrim bundle
Plus deals on Samsung SSDs, TCL Roku TVs, iPads, Dell PCs, and more.
Twitter “bot” purge causes outcry from trollerati as follower counts fall
Right-wing tweeters see thousands of followers purged for “suspicious account behavior.”
Intel ships (hopefully stable) microcode for Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake
All 6th, 7th, and 8th generation Core processors now have microcode available.
Prehistoric Europe much like a game of Civilization, according to ancient DNA
The people who built Stonehenge were completely replaced by Central Europeans.
Nest Cam IQ gets “OK Google” support, lower monthly fee
Nest's indoor camera gets the Google Assistant, just like a Google Home.
Review and interview: Brass Tactics finally brings true RTS to VR
At launch, serious issues loom, but it's otherwise the most compelling RTS in years.
Game industry pushes back against efforts to restore gameplay servers
DMCA exemption fight shows mistrust over limited "preservation" claims.
Electric car boom prompts Apple to get serious about securing cobalt
Lithium-ion batteries needed in all sorts of electronics use cobalt.
Ferrari and Porsche announce new cars for the wealthy track addict
Less weight, more power, more money: the new 488 Pista and 911 GT3 RS.
Uber will save you a few bucks if you just walk up the road
"Walking and waiting help us make more optimal matches," Uber says.
uTorrent bugs let websites control your computer and steal your downloads
Developers are in the process of releasing updates to fix the critical flaws.
SpaceX scrubs Wednesday launch attempt due to high upper-level winds
The company has new payload fairings and a new boat. Better luck this time with recovery?
AT&T’s attempt to buy Time Warner suffers a blow in court
AT&T loses bid for evidence; Trump’s hatred of CNN won’t play big role in case.
Five frigate finalists fingered for FFG(X) fight by Navy
“Stretch” LCS proposals up against three other established ship designs.
This Canadian city is plagued by an obnoxious humming—and it’s getting worse
Research points to irregular steel mill operations on Zug Island, but questions abound.
Inching closer to a DNA-based file system
Microsoft Research adds the concept of random access to files stored in DNA.
Spotify plans to join the hardware race, but what can it offer?
Multiple job listings confirm Spotify’s hardware ambitions.
Tesla cloud resources are hacked to run cryptocurrency-mining malware
Crooks find poorly secured access credentials, use them to install stealth miner.
Swype pioneered a new way to type on smartphones—now it’s dead
Nuance discontinues development of its innovative gesture-typing keyboard.
Samsung crams 30TB of SSD into a single 2.5-inch drive
The drive also includes a hefty 40GB of DDR4.