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Blizzard’s bad-news year continues with another co-founder’s departure

News comes amid period marked by layoffs, focus on existing IP, and a lack of new games.

20 Jul 2019 3:32 am
Verizon wants you to pay $650 plus $85 a month for a 5G hotspot

If Verizon charges this much now, just imagine if 5G was widely available.

20 Jul 2019 3:25 am
President Trump says NASA should “listen to the other side” of exploration

We also heard praise for reusable rockets in the Oval Office Friday.

20 Jul 2019 3:02 am
New York passes its Green New Deal, announces massive offshore wind push

A Green New Deal with an emphasis on the green part.

20 Jul 2019 1:52 am
How private is your browser’s Private mode? Research into porn suggests “not very”

Data brokers like Facebook, Google, and Oracle might know more than you think.

20 Jul 2019 1:44 am
Chrome 76 prevents NYT and other news sites from detecting Incognito Mode

In Chrome 76, websites can no longer check Chrome FileSystem API to detect private mode.

19 Jul 2019 11:35 pm
The Greatest Leap, part 4: Catching Apollo fever as a new NASA employee

“In today’s day and age, they’d probably all be in jail or something.”

19 Jul 2019 11:07 pm
Google tries to reassure gamers it’s behind Stadia for the long haul

But buying individual games that only live in the cloud presents a new kind of risk.

19 Jul 2019 10:05 pm
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19 Jul 2019 8:40 pm
The Corvette goes mid-engined—supercar performance for $60,000

The C8 Corvette has finally emerged from cover.

19 Jul 2019 8:04 pm
Half a century after Apollo, why haven’t we been back to the Moon?

After we beat the Soviets in 1969, there wasn't much left to prove.

19 Jul 2019 4:45 pm
Rocket Report: Falcon 9 beats Pegasus on price, Vega has its first failure

The Falcon 9 rocket has 50 times the lift capacity of a Pegasus vehicle.

19 Jul 2019 4:30 pm
Journey creator’s Sky debuts on iPhone and iPad

Building positive social bonds is key in thatgamecompany's ambitious new title.

19 Jul 2019 4:15 pm
Microsoft closes fiscal 2019 with revenue spikes driven by cloud services

It's looking sunny up in the cloud, with revenue spikes for Azure, Office 365, and more.

19 Jul 2019 4:30 am
Shkreli stays in jail; Infamous ex-pharma CEO quickly loses appeal

The three-judge panel disagreed with Shkreli's argument that jurors were misinformed.

19 Jul 2019 3:05 am
As Russian “FaceApp” gobbles up user photos, Schumer asks FBI to investigate

FaceApp—which edits photos to make you look older—says no pics stored in Russia.

19 Jul 2019 2:38 am
Facebook is backpedaling from its ambitious vision for Libra

Under pressure from regulators, Facebook is rethinking Libra's design.

19 Jul 2019 2:25 am
Top Gun: Maverick world premiere trailer: It’s not just F-18s this time

Two-minute trailer is scant on details, so we pick apart Maverick's return.

19 Jul 2019 1:56 am
Nigerian scammers slide into DMs, so Ars trolls them

Romance scams persist, somehow, by preying on the gullible; Twitter is fertile ground.

19 Jul 2019 1:28 am
The Greatest Leap, part 3: The triumph and near-tragedy of the first Moon landing

Across the cislunar blackness, we set sail for a landing that almost didn't happen.

19 Jul 2019 12:20 am
Dealmaster: A handful of good Prime Day deals are still available today

Including deals on good board games, Samsung SSDs, Roku streamers, and more.

18 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Dropbox silently installs new file manager app on users’ systems

Dropbox ambushes its users with a radically different version of its sync app.

18 Jul 2019 10:11 pm
Warming climate likely leading to larger California fires

Warmer temperatures mean drier fuels and more fire for much of the state.

18 Jul 2019 8:15 pm
More on DataSpii: How extensions hide their data grabs—and how they’re discovered

Is your browser extension tracking your every move online?

18 Jul 2019 5:31 pm
My browser, the spy: How extensions slurped up browsing histories from 4M users

Have your tax returns, Nest videos, and medical info been made public?

18 Jul 2019 5:30 pm
Microsoft warns 10,000 customers they’re targeted by nation-sponsored hackers

Hacking remains a tool of choice for influencing elections, company warns.

18 Jul 2019 5:50 am
Zombifying fungus bypasses the brain to make ants its puppets, study finds

SEM images showed strange bead-like particles that could also play a role.

18 Jul 2019 3:30 am
Painted-on salt provides glowing thermometer for tiny things

Fast and tiny temperature changes visible in the glow of a 2D salt.

18 Jul 2019 2:07 am
DEA tracked every opioid pill sold in the US. The data is out—and it’s horrific

Just three drug makers and six distributors were behind the flood.

18 Jul 2019 1:42 am
Turkey crosses “red line,” gets booted from F-35 partnership

Erdoğan's welcome of Russian missiles puts nail in coffin of F-35 buy.

18 Jul 2019 1:32 am
Xiaomi’s Mi A3 brings stock Android, OLED display for €249

It seems like a solid midranger, but we worry about the 720p display.

18 Jul 2019 12:56 am
Censored Chinese search project is “terminated,” Google rep testifies

The project drew criticism from elected officials and Google employees.

18 Jul 2019 12:03 am
New archaeological layer discovered at L’Anse aux Meadows

The story of the only undisputed Norse site in the Americas just got more complicated.

17 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
The Greatest Leap, part 2: The 50/50 bet that won the Space Race for America

If Apollo 8 failed, NASA's Moon dreams would crumble.

17 Jul 2019 10:44 pm
OneWeb’s low-Earth satellites hit 400Mbps and 32ms latency in new test

OneWeb's first six satellites pass test as company moves closer to real service.

17 Jul 2019 10:33 pm
War Stories: Designing Dead Cells was a marriage of man and machine

Finding a balance between hand-made creations and algorithmic variation.

17 Jul 2019 9:10 pm
Ford designs a pickup truck emoji, petitions Unicode Consortium

The best-selling vehicle in the US might become an actual emoji.

17 Jul 2019 9:02 pm
New standard Switch model will improve battery life 40 to 80 percent

Minor revision coming to US/Japan in August, UK in September.

17 Jul 2019 8:00 pm
Losing yourself in virtual worlds can have good as well as negative effects

Psychologist Pete Etchells chats with Ars about his first book, Lost in a Good Game.

17 Jul 2019 4:15 pm
Justice John Paul Stevens, dead at 99, promoted the Internet revolution

He was one of the most pragmatic and tech-savvy justices in court history.

17 Jul 2019 7:23 am