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Friday March 22, 2019. 12:00 PM
Enlarge / The Rocket Report is published weekly. (credit: Arianespace) Welcome to Edition 1.41 of the Rocket Report! This week we definitely have an international flavor, with news about spaceflight efforts from Brazil, Italy, Japan, the UAE, and the United States. There...
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Enlarge / Vice President Mike Pence, center in Mission Control Houston, will oversee all space decisions made by the Trump administration. (credit: NASA) One of the panelists who will appear at a National Space Council meeting next Tuesday said to expect 'a few fireworks'...
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Thursday March 21, 2019. 10:39 PM
Enlarge / Facebook Lite users made up the majority of Facebook accounts exposed internally by plaintext password logging, according to a Facebook spokesperson. Facebook has mined a lot of data about its users over the years—relationships, political leanings, and even...
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Enlarge / A child with chicken pox. (credit: Getty Images | Dave Thompson) Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin made headlines Tuesday after revealing in a radio interview that he had purposefully exposed his nine unvaccinated children to chickenpox, drawing swift condemnation from ...
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Enlarge / An X-ray showing an cardio defibrillator implanted in a patient. (credit: Sunzi99~commonswiki) The federal government on Thursday warned of a serious flaw in Medtronic cardio defibrillators that allows attackers to use radio communications to surreptitiously take ...
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Enlarge (credit: Marian Lockhart / Boeing) The crashed Lion Air 737 MAX and the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX aircraft had more in common than aircraft design and the apparently malfunctioning flight system that led to their demises. Both of the planes lacked optional safety...
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Enlarge (credit: TechBargains) Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is highlighted by a deal on the 256GB variant of Samsung's EVO Select microSD card. It's down to $40 on Amazon, which is a new...
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Enlarge / Two indie devs explain how they used automation, a single Google Play account, and a single slot-machine template to create and distribute over 1,000 slot machine apps. (credit: Alex Schwarz) SAN FRANCISCO—This year's Game Developers Conference saw two game...
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Keanu Reeves gives us a Matrix callback in latest John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum trailer. Fresh on the heels of the announcement that Bill and Ted 3: Face the Music will start shooting this summer, we get a new trailer for another Keanu Reeves-starring vehicle: John...
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Enlarge / The level of detail in some of the fossils is astonishing. (credit: Dongjing Fu et. al.) The first signs of complex animal life begin in the Ediacaran Period, which started more than 600 million years ago. But it's difficult to understand how those organisms...
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(credit: Photograph by tva.com) According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), the US nuclear fleet produced more electrical energy than ever before in 2018. Last year, it produced 807.1 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity, barely beating its 2010 peak of...
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Enlarge / A VT100 remote terminal, which is basically the same thing as Windows Remote Desktop. (credit: Wolfgang Stief) Initially announced last September, Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service has now entered public preview. The service brings together...
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Enlarge / An operator puts an excavator to work with a game-style controller using Stanley's ROC remote operating system. (credit: Stanley Black & Decker) In a parking lot at an industrial and office park just outside Baltimore, I took a mid-sized excavator for a spin. I...
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Enlarge / Moai statues in a row, Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island, Chile. (credit: De Agostini Picture Library/Getty Images) Chile's Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is famous for its giant monumental statues, called moai, built by early inhabitants some 800 years ago. The islanders...
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Google's Phil Harrison (you may remember him from his days at Sony). SAN FRANCISCO—Google's Phil Harrison tells Ars that Stadia game streaming should provide a smooth, full-resolution experience on Internet connections above a threshold of 20 to 30mbps, a level that...
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) T-Mobile today said it is starting 'an invitation-only pilot for in-home Internet service on LTE' and will connect up to 50,000 homes this year in rural and underserved parts of the country. It will cost $50 a month. T-Mobile CEO...
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Enlarge / The Starship test vehicle, currently under assembly in South Texas, may look similar to this illustration when finished. (credit: Elon Musk/Twitter) What a world we live in. As SpaceX gears up to begin preliminary testing of its Starship vehicle along the South...
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Microsoft is bringing its Windows Defender anti-malware application to macOS—and more platforms in the future—as it expands the reach of its Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) platform. To reflect the new cross-platform nature, the suite is also being renamed to...
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Enlarge / An image from the RNC flyer. We're quite sure that our use of this image is fair, since we're engaging in comment and criticism about this photo and its role in the lawsuit. (credit: RNC / Erika Peterman) When Erika Peterman saw photographs she had taken in a...
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'Be excellent!' Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves reprise their iconic roles next summer in Bill and Ted 3: Face the Music. John Wick 3 isn't even out yet, but Keanu Reeves is already onto his next project, reprising another of his iconic roles: a third film in the Bill and Ted ...
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