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Science/Tech / Arstechnica

13 Aug 2020 3:16 am
Researchers find a chemical that makes locusts swarm

Future swarms could face decoy pheromones, genetic manipulation, blocking chemicals.

13 Aug 2020 3:09 am
Ousted COO sues Pinterest, alleges rampant gender discrimination

Suit claims woman-focused social platform discriminates against female employees.

13 Aug 2020 1:21 am
How your PS4 and Xbox One games will work on PS5 and Series X

From backward compatibility to optimized upgrade plans, it's all explained here

12 Aug 2020 11:33 pm
Adding a dash of alcohol suppresses coffee ring effect in 2D printing inks

Advance could pave way for industrial-scale inkjet printing of electronic components.

12 Aug 2020 11:30 pm
Mozilla cuts 250 jobs, says Firefox development will be affected

Mozilla reduces investment in developer tools and platform feature development.

12 Aug 2020 11:02 pm
The Surface Duo, Microsofts first-ever Android phone, is $1,400

The Duo finally has a price and ship date, but the spec sheet raises a lot of concerns.

12 Aug 2020 10:47 pm
Uber CEO warns California ruling could force a months-long shutdown

A November ballot initiative will let California voters decide Uber's fate.

12 Aug 2020 10:35 pm
Will any new smallsat rockets make it to orbit this year?

Four companies appear to have a shot: Astra, Firefly, Virgin Orbit, and ExPace.

12 Aug 2020 10:27 pm
How to turn regular bricks into electricity-storying supercapacitors

A coating process makes it work. But is it practical?

12 Aug 2020 7:56 pm
The Hyperion XP-1 hypercar wants to give hydrogen a halo effect

The specs claim more than 1,000 miles of range and a top speed of 221mph.

12 Aug 2020 7:23 pm
0days, a failed patch, and a backdoor threat. Update Tuesday highlights

A few of the more notable updates in this month's patch batch from Microsoft.

12 Aug 2020 5:25 pm
High Score review: Netflixs story of gamings golden age is honestly solid

The good outweighs the bad, though weird interview choices add unfortunate bloat.

12 Aug 2020 12:31 pm
Always read the fine print? GM Super Cruise only free for three years

It turns out the advanced hands-free driving system requires a subscription.

12 Aug 2020 1:53 am
Microsoft announces November launch for Xbox Series X, Halo Infinite delay

High-profile shooter pushed back to 2021. Hardware price still unknown.

12 Aug 2020 1:06 am
US childhood SARS-CoV-2 infections surging with the current peak

The last two weeks of July saw nearly 100,000 new cases in school-age kids and teens.

12 Aug 2020 1:04 am
Charter tries to convince FCC that broadband customers want data caps

Charter petitioned FCC to eliminate merger condition that forbids data caps.

12 Aug 2020 12:25 am
Amazons Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets are back on sale today

Dealmaster also has deals on PS4-exclusive games, iPhone cases, and more.

12 Aug 2020 12:06 am
EA shareholders say no to massive proposed raises for executives

Proposal would have seen year-to-year increases of over 100% for some execs.

11 Aug 2020 11:22 pm
Russia skips COVID-19 vaccine trial, says millions to be vaccinated this month

Despite lack of data, design pitfall, Putin said his daughter was already given a dose.

11 Aug 2020 10:37 pm
NJ Supreme Court: No 5th Amendment right not to unlock your phone

Courts are split on whether phone unlocking orders violate the Fifth Amendment.

11 Aug 2020 10:27 pm
Independent testing confirms the Lucid Air has a range of 517 miles

We knew the Air could go really fast, now we know it can go really far.

11 Aug 2020 7:42 pm
Android is now the worlds largest earthquake detection network

Google leverages the massive scale of Android to do phone-based earthquake tracking.

11 Aug 2020 6:30 pm
TCLs latest 6-Series Roku TVs move up to mini-LEDs, start at $650

New 6-Series TVs also have THX game mode; new 5-Series TVs get local dimming.

11 Aug 2020 5:30 pm
Google says its working hard to address YouTube Music complaints

Google Music is shutting down soon, but Google wants users to stick around.

11 Aug 2020 4:15 pm
Parallels Desktop 16 adds Big Sur support, 3D Metal support, and more

Windows on Apple Silicon is still a question mark, though.

11 Aug 2020 12:31 pm
Greed may be good when it comes to solar power

Researchers find focusing on finances gets more people to install solar power.

11 Aug 2020 4:26 am
How the MUGEN community built the ultimate fighting game crossover

Goku vs. Superman? Donkey Kong vs. Zangief? Two decades of fan work made it happen.

11 Aug 2020 1:21 am
After pulling it three years ago, Google reintroduces Maps for Apple Watch

Also, the company is adding CarPlay Dashboard support to the Google Maps iOS app.

11 Aug 2020 12:40 am
The 2021 Polestar 2 has a great cabinand deep Android integration

A welcome addition to the battery electric vehicle market.

11 Aug 2020 12:33 am
AT&T to lay off 600 at HBO and Warner Bros. after revenue decline

AT&Ts WarnerMedia suffered across-the-board revenue drops in Q2.

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