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Wednesday September 20, 2017. 07:17 PM
Enlarge / The all-glass back of the HTC U11. (credit: Ron Amadeo) Evidence is mounting that Google is going to buy HTC. Bloomberg's Tim Culpan is reporting HTC shares will halt trading tomorrow pending a 'major announcement' from the company. The speculation is that the...
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Enlarge / A beach on Mornington Peninsula, a hotbed for the mysterious disease. (credit: Fir0002) In the last year, cases of a ghastly but mysterious flesh-eating bacterial infection have more than doubled in Victoria, Australia, raising alarm among health experts. There...
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Enlarge / Comcast executive David Cohen testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the proposed merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast, on May 8, 2014. (credit: Getty Images | Drew Angerer) President Donald Trump said on the campaign trail that his...
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Enlarge / The game doesn't judge you for getting your hands dirty anymore. Ten minutes into Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, I thought it was a slick standalone addition with smart mechanical improvements over its predecessor. An hour later, it was already my favorite...
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Enlarge / Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor. (credit: Studio Canal) For fans of the 1984 thriller The Terminator and its 1991 action sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the sequels have been a consistent disappointment. I'm hesitant to get my hopes up too much—although I...
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McLaren Way back in the mists of time—OK, it was 2013—Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi challenged the automotive world to think outside the box for Gran Turismo 6. Kaz wanted some unique concept cars for the game, and a bunch of car companies (as well as a few...
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Enlarge / The Series 3 supports several watch faces, as expected. The headline feature of the new Apple Watch may not work as reliably as it should when the device starts shipping later this week. In a review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular, which promises the...
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Enlarge / Jim Bridentstine, left, in the halls of Congress. (credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine, who was nominated to become NASA's next administrator by the Trump administration on September 1, may get a Senate confirmation hearing as...
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Enlarge (credit: Cultura RM Exclusive/KaPe Schmidt/GettyImages) Machine learning (ML) based data analytics is rewriting the rules for how enterprises handle data. Research into machine learning and analytics is already yielding success in turning vast amounts of...
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Enlarge (credit: Richard Lewis) An Arizona man was sentenced Monday to four years of federal probation after he pled guilty to effectively holding a corporate website hostage and redirecting it to a gay porn site for several days in 2015. The defendant, Tavis Tso, was also...
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(credit: Hanno Böck) There's a bug in the widely used Apache Web Server that causes servers to leak pieces of arbitrary memory in a way that could expose passwords or other secrets, a freelance journalist has disclosed. The vulnerability can be triggered by querying a...
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Enlarge / Have you struggled to understand Steam review bomb incidents? Do these incredibly unclear line charts help at all? (credit: Valve Software) Steam, the largest digital PC game storefront in the West, continues to struggle with user-contributed game reviews. Valve...
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Droid Life Android fansite Droid Life is on fire today with a big series of leaks of Google's upcoming hardware launches. After showing off pictures and pricing for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the site has details on the new 'Google Home Mini,'  a second...
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Enlarge (credit: Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images) A Texas outlaw on the Lone Star State's 10 most-wanted list was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles after he posted a video to Instagram of himself showing off his arsenal of weapons. Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez, 18, was...
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Enlarge / Record seizure of fentanyl in Queens NY could kill 32 million people. (credit: NYPD) In a startling announcement, authorities in New York and New Jersey reported Monday that they had confiscated a whopping 122 kilograms (nearly 270 pounds) of opioids worth more...
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Enlarge / Hurricane Maria's satellite appearance on Tuesday evening. (credit: NOAA) Only one Category 5 hurricane has ever made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. That was the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane that crossed the...
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Droid Life Google is hard at work getting the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL ready for its October 4 launch party. But, in the meantime, pricing and even more pictures of Google's upcoming flagship smartphone have leaked. Droid Life has the details on the Pixel 2 XL, which the...
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Tuesday September 19, 2017. 10:36 PM
Enlarge (credit: Wikimedia Commons) Does it make sense to build something that will almost certainly end up wrecked before its useful lifetime is over? In most contexts, the answer is clearly 'no,' since doing so is a waste of money and resources. But lots of people seem to ...
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Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's roundup includes several discounts on Dell desktops and laptops, including an Inspiron 3650 desktop with a Core i7 (6th-gen) chip, 16GB of RAM, and a 2TB hard...
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Sen. Ron Wyden is a critic of SESTA. (credit: Ron Wyden) The United States Senate is moving toward passage of a bill that would—for the first time—water down a landmark 1996 law that shields website operators from lawsuits and state prosecution for user-generated...
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