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Monday March 11, 2019. 09:49 PM
Enlarge One of the greatest fears when Microsoft announced that it was ditching its EdgeHTML rendering engine and switching to Chromium—the open source engine that powers Google's Chrome, along with a range of others such as Vivaldi, Brave, and Opera—is that Web...
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Enlarge / Daniel Ricciardo is one of the best drivers in F1, and he absolutely shines in Formula 1: Drive to Survive, a new 10-part documentary on Netflix. (credit: Mark Thompson/Getty Images) For much of this century, the sport of Formula 1 was trapped in amber. Its owners ...
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Enlarge / John Oliver talking about FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. (credit: HBO) Comedian John Oliver is taking aim at the Federal Communications Commission again, this time demanding action on robocalls while unleashing his own wave of robocalls against FCC commissioners. In a...
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Enlarge / Screenshot from an AT&T commercial. (credit: AT&T) Sprint is warning customers not to be fooled by AT&T's 'fake 5G' claims. One month after suing AT&T, Sprint took out a full-page ad in the Sunday New York Times to spread the word that AT&T's '5G E' is really just ...
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Enlarge / This is a person or a photo of a person? The Galaxy S10 can't tell. (credit: Samuel Axon) Here's another friendly reminder that if your Android phone doesn't have some kind of special hardware for face unlock, the feature probably isn't very secure. The latest...
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At the most zoomed-out level, every Artifact match begins like this: with three lanes of combat, across which you will arrange five heroes in a mission to destroy towers. Sure sounds a lot like how Dota 2 works, doesn't it? (Not shown here: the 'flop' of your creeps that are ...
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The first Boeing 737 makes its maiden flight in 1967. [credit: Boeing ] [Update, March 12, 9:00am] The civil aviation authorities of the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, and Malaysia have now also grounded 737 MAX aircraft flown by their airlines. The additional...
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The poster for Breakthrough, a 2019 SXSW documentary about scientific hero/occasional Willie Nelson harmonica player Dr. Jim Allison. [credit: Nathan Mattise ] AUSTIN, Texas—'It's astonishing how few documentaries there are about gifted scientists,' filmmaker Bill...
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Enlarge (credit: Robyn Beck/Pool via Bloomberg|Getty Images) In the early hours of Monday morning, Tesla employees got a surprising email from CEO Elon Musk. Less than two weeks after announcing that he was closing the company's retail stores and letting go the sales staff, ...
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Sunday March 10, 2019. 02:15 PM
Enlarge / The many faces of Mario. (credit: Collage by Aurich Lawson) Today is March 10, and for fans of video games and calendar-based puns, that means it’s time to celebrate gaming’s favorite plumber, golfer, race car driver, doctor, boxing referee, and typing...
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Enlarge / The Infiniti QX80 on a cold winter day. (credit: Eric Bangeman) As the old saying goes: you never get a second chance to make a first impression. When I climbed into the Infiniti QX80 for the first time, one of the first things I saw was a monochromatic LCD...
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Enlarge / Netgear's RAX-120 router. (credit: Netgear) Thanks to upcoming developments in Wi-Fi, all of us connectivity-heads out there can look forward to getting familiar with new 802.11 protocols in the near future. Ars took a deep look at what's on the horizon last...
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Enlarge / During the first weekend of SXSW, 2020 was a big programming topic. Among the politicians on the schedule, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage to field questions and address that tech monopoly proposal of hers. (credit: Nathan Mattise) AUSTIN,...
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Saturday March 9, 2019. 07:36 PM
Enlarge (credit: Ullstein Bild | Getty Images) By this point, you've hopefully gotten the message that your personal data can end up exposed in all sorts of unexpected Internet backwaters. But increased awareness hasn't slowed the problem. In fact, it's only grown...
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Enlarge / Let's brew some potions! Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Who knew that being a snake-oil salesman was so much fun? Last summer, the board game Die Quacksalber ...
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Enlarge / How appropriate that we found a yeti on a day it snowed in Southern California. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Although we make every effort to cover our own travel costs, in this case Kia flew me to San Diego (where it was very cold and sometimes snowy) to drive the...
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I've never made any secret about my love for (and occasional frustration with) Frontier Development's space combat/trading/exploration sandbox game Elite: Dangerous. In my 2015 review I called it 'the best damn spaceship game I've ever played,' and four years later, it's an ...
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Enlarge / The query window for username and password on a Web page can be seen on the monitor of a laptop. (credit: Jens Büttner/Getty Images) Virtualization and software provider Citrix said its internal network was breached by international criminals who most likely...
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Friday March 8, 2019. 11:40 PM
Enlarge (credit: Getty | Thomas Samson) The young son of anti-vaccine parents endured excruciating pain and spent 47 days in pediatric intensive care after contracting tetanus, a devastating bacterial infection easily prevented by vaccines. Despite the nightmarish ordeal,...
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Enlarge / Edge makes it easy to break out of infinite JavaScript alert loops. Japanese police in the city of Kariya have questioned and charged a 13-year-old female student for distributing malicious code online after she linked to the code on an online message board. The...
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