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Android collects locations when location services are disabled

Since the beginning of 2017, Android phones have been collecting the addresses of nearby cellular towers - even when location services are

OS News 21 Nov 2017 9:39 pm

Desktop compositing latency is real and it annoys me

I wiped off my Windows 10 installation today. It wasn't because of the intrusive telemetry or the ads in the start menu but desktop composi

OS News 21 Nov 2017 9:33 pm

New hardware lets any computer run an interactive, 3D interface

Video: Box projects a 3D display, tracks your fingers as you interact with it.

Arstechnica 21 Nov 2017 9:14 pm

Skype is the latest messaging app to disappear from Chinese app stores

Skype falls victim to China's strict cybersecurity laws and Internet regulations.

Arstechnica 21 Nov 2017 8:03 pm

Google adds Fuchsia support to Apple's Swift

Google's in-development operating system, named 'Fuchsia,' first appeared over a year ago. It's quite different from Android and Chrome OS,

OS News 21 Nov 2017 3:26 am

The dream of the ’90s is alive in this Windows 95 screensaver indie game

The short indie game on makes you a hacker in a low-fi cyberspace.

Arstechnica 21 Nov 2017 12:30 am

Verizon may sign new deal with NFL to expand game streaming rights

Increasing the number of devices to which Verizon can stream football games.

Arstechnica 20 Nov 2017 11:00 pm

Come February, Amex users won’t be able to pay with a Jawbone Up4

No more NFC payments for the Up4 diehards.

Arstechnica 20 Nov 2017 9:13 pm

Marvell Technology to buy chipmaker Cavium for about $6 billion

Two more chipmakers come together to try to compete with Intel, Broadcom.

Arstechnica 20 Nov 2017 8:00 pm

OnePlus 5T review—An outstanding combination of specs, design, and price

OnePlus' $500 wonder makes us question why we'd ever pay $800 for a smartphone.

Arstechnica 20 Nov 2017 7:30 pm

The MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic Motherboard Review: White as Snow

Our first look at MSI X299 offerings arrived in the form of a mid-range board from the Arsenal Gaming series, the Tomahawk Arctic. The Tom

Anand Tech 20 Nov 2017 5:30 pm

Pixel Buds review: OK Google, go back to the earbud drawing board

Nobody should pay $159 for a product that still feels like it’s in beta testing.

Arstechnica 20 Nov 2017 4:30 pm

Here Are 9 Early Black Friday Deals You Can Get on Amazon Devices

Looking for Black Friday Deals from Amazon? We've got you covered with the latest Kindle ereaders, tablets, and more!Read the full article:

MakeUseOf 19 Nov 2017 11:05 am

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18 Nov 2017 6:30 am

Dealmaster: The Black Friday tech deals that might actually be worth buying

We combed through the early Black Friday ads to find the stuff you might want.

Arstechnica 18 Nov 2017 3:00 am

Microsoft abandons typical Patch Tuesday playbook to fix Equation Editor flaw

How do you fix a program without the source code? You patch the binary directly.

Arstechnica 18 Nov 2017 2:54 am

Best Video Cards for Gaming: Holiday 2017

For gaming PCs that push the pretty pixels on the screens, the video card is the most important component. And given the sheer amount of c

Anand Tech 18 Nov 2017 12:30 am

Apple’s HomePod speaker isn’t coming out this year

Apple didn't provide a specific reason for the postponement.

Arstechnica 17 Nov 2017 11:25 pm

Apple reportedly working with Intel to put 5G modem in future iPhones

Another Qualcomm snub as Apple continues to look to other chipmakers for its devices.

Arstechnica 17 Nov 2017 8:02 pm

Did Microsoft manually patch their Equation Editor executable?

Really, quite literally, some pretty skilled Microsoft employee or contractor reverse engineered our friend EQNEDT32.EXE, located the flawe

OS News 17 Nov 2017 5:21 pm

Apple’s iOS 11.1.2 fixes the cold weather input bug on the iPhone X

Apple Pay Cash is still coming in a later update.

Arstechnica 17 Nov 2017 6:30 am

Microsoft and GitHub team up to take Git virtual file system to macOS, Linux

Microsoft isn't the only company that's interested in scaling Git.

Arstechnica 17 Nov 2017 4:45 am

How to set up a Pixelbook for programming

Well, I've really done it. I've taken a pure and unsullied Google Pixelbook, which at one time was fast and secure in all ways, and made it

OS News 17 Nov 2017 4:17 am

RISC-V port merged to Linux

The RISC-V port was just merged to Linux a few minutes ago. This means we will be in the 4.15 release, which should be out about 10 weeks f

OS News 17 Nov 2017 3:26 am

Surface Book 2 review: Monster performance, but lightning hasn’t struck twi..

To be frank, a system this expensive (~$2,500) needs to be more forward-looking.

Arstechnica 17 Nov 2017 1:08 am

Amazon Key flaw makes entering your home undetected a possibility

Amazon promised to address a technique drivers could use to freeze your Cloud Cam.

Arstechnica 17 Nov 2017 1:00 am

OnePlus 5T hands-on—OnePlus offers $800 design at a $499 price

A modern design with flagship specs for $300 less than the competition? Sign us up.

Arstechnica 16 Nov 2017 11:30 pm

Google Maps adds color to help you hone in on points of interest

Locations in Google Maps get smarter and get a new look.

Arstechnica 16 Nov 2017 11:21 pm

Scripting the Haiku GUI with 'hey'

Haiku's GUI is in principle entirely scriptable. You can change a window's position and size and manipulate pretty much every widget in it.

OS News 16 Nov 2017 5:29 am

Amazon launches Alexa, Echo, and Prime Music in Canada today

Alexa has a new Canadian English accent.

Arstechnica 15 Nov 2017 11:33 pm

MariaDB coming to Azure as Microsoft joins the MariaDB Foundation

MariaDB will become a better database on Windows and an Azure managed service.

Arstechnica 15 Nov 2017 8:30 pm

Visual Studio Live Share gives you pair programming without the shared keyboa..

Microsoft continues to build best all-in-one dev ops platform for mobile development.

Arstechnica 15 Nov 2017 8:30 pm

LG V30 review: Good hardware design marred by bad camera, software

LG's choice to do the exact same thing as Samsung makes it hard to recommend.

Arstechnica 15 Nov 2017 6:00 pm

Seagate BarraCuda Pro 12TB HDD Review

Data storage requirements have seen an exponential increase over the last several years. Both cloud and local storage requirements continu

Anand Tech 15 Nov 2017 5:30 pm

Apple plans to add a 3D sensor to the back of the iPhone, too

The rear sensors might use a different tech than the iPhone X's front array.

Arstechnica 14 Nov 2017 11:58 pm

Amazon Music app for Android quietly gets Chromecast support

Casting gets a little easier for Android users who get their tunes from Amazon.

Arstechnica 14 Nov 2017 10:44 pm

The GIGABYTE Aorus AX370-Gaming 5 Review: Dual Audio Codecs

Today we are having a look at a LED-laden, gaming-focused, ATX motherboard from GIGABYTE: the Aorus AX370-Gaming 5. If a user wants LEDs f

Anand Tech 14 Nov 2017 10:00 pm

OnePlus includes Qualcomm engineering app in phones, exposes root backdoor [U..

Update: OnePlus says it will remove the app in a future update.

Arstechnica 14 Nov 2017 9:55 pm

Apple clarifies what Control Center Wi-Fi, Bluetooth toggles do in iOS 11.2 b..

A little pop-up message goes a long way to understanding Control Center buttons.

Arstechnica 14 Nov 2017 7:57 pm

Firefox’s faster, slicker, slimmer Quantum edition now out

It's as much as twice as fast as it was a year ago.

Arstechnica 14 Nov 2017 7:30 pm

Guidemaster: Finding good wireless headphones in a sea of compromises

We tested close to 20 workout headphones to see if any pair is worth buying.

Arstechnica 14 Nov 2017 5:45 pm

OnePlus left a backdoor in its devices with root access

Just a month ago, OnePlus was caught collecting personally identifiable data from phone owners through incredibly detailed analytics. While

OS News 14 Nov 2017 4:07 pm

Google to remove Accessibility Services apps from the Play Store

Some of the most innovative applications on the Play Store are built on using APIs in ways that Google never intended. There are apps that

OS News 14 Nov 2017 5:09 am

How Firefox got fast again

People have noticed that Firefox is fast again. Over the past seven months, we’ve been rapidly replacing major parts of the engine, i

OS News 14 Nov 2017 4:34 am

A history of the Amiga, part 11: between an Escom and a Gateway

Ars Technica has released another excellent article in their series on the Amiga. This article covers the beginning of the post-Commodore w

OS News 14 Nov 2017 4:26 am

Google cracks down on power-user apps that use Android’s accessibility API

Accessibility APIs offer powerful controls to apps, but Google says “no more.”

Arstechnica 14 Nov 2017 2:50 am

Sailfish 2.1.3 released

Another point release of one of the few - maybe even only - alternative mobile operating systems still being actively updated. This updat

OS News 14 Nov 2017 2:39 am

Amazon will run a multi-season Lord of the Rings prequel TV series

The series will introduce new stories set before The Fellowship of the Ring.

Arstechnica 14 Nov 2017 1:02 am

The Be Quiet! SFX-L Power 500W PSU Review: Powerful, Small, & Still Quiet?

In today's review we are taking a look at the latest SFX PSU from Be Quiet!, the SFX-L Power 500W. As its name suggests, it is a sligh

Anand Tech 13 Nov 2017 6:00 pm

Fused video stabilization on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

One of the most important aspects of current smartphones is easily capturing and sharing videos. With the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphone

OS News 11 Nov 2017 4:50 am