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Sunday March 3, 2019. 05:00 PM
Enlarge / Micah (Anthony Mackie) and Sam (Margaret Qualley) are two of the last people on a toxic Earth in the Netflix original movie IO. (credit: Netflix) Much of the human race has decamped to a distant colony, leaving behind an uninhabitable Earth, in IO, Netflix's...
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Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Dell is no stranger to Chromebooks. In fact, the Dell Chromebook 11 is our current favorite Chromebook for students with its simple, durable black frame and attractive price tag. Most of Dell's Chrome OS notebooks share those useful...
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Warning: Mild spoilers ahead. (credit: Macmillan Publishers) Cranky. Irritable. Anxious. That's how I feel when my home security-camera livestream goes black, when my bank's website goes down and sequesters my money, or when my Twitter feed doesn't refresh automatically. ...
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(credit: Sony) Ask a record-collecting audiophile why vinyl is back and you may hear a common refrain: 'Of course vinyl's back! It's a more accurate reproduction of the original! It just sounds better than digital!' To this I reply, 'Does it really, though? Or is it just...
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The Dragon spacecraft successfully docked to the International Space Station early Saturday. Here's a recap of how it went. [credit: NASA TV ] Right on schedule, the Crew Dragon spacecraft fired its Draco thrusters early on Sunday morning and docked safely with the...
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Saturday March 2, 2019. 07:10 PM
A Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Kennedy Space Center at 2:49am ET Saturday. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted its brand-new Dragon spacecraft into orbit for the first time early Saturday morning, and so far everything has gone well. After opening its nose cone for...
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Enlarge (credit: Tesla) The National Transportation Safety Board is dispatching a team of investigators to Delray Beach, Fla., to investigate a Friday morning crash that killed the driver of a Tesla Model 3. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also...
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Enlarge / 'Did you think you could just go on and never once have to look back?' An elderly Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali) has to reckon with his dark past in season 3 of True Detective. (credit: YouTube/HBO) HBO's True Detective was a pop-culture sensation when it debuted in ...
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Enlarge / ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 15: Vendors at Canapa Mundi, an international hemp fair, on February 15, 2019 in Rome, Italy (credit: Simona Granati - Corbis | Getty Images) We as a species would be miserable without yeast. Baker's yeast has given us leavened bread for...
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Enlarge / Exiting the water. (credit: Eric Bangeman) Although we make every effort to cover our own travel costs, in this case BMW flew me to Palm Springs, California, and provided two nights in a hotel in Indian Wells. Now that SUVs have overtaken sedans as a percentage of ...
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Enlarge / A view of Vulcan Planitia's craters on Charon. (credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/K. Singer) What did the earliest bodies in our Solar System look like, and what was their fate? It's difficult to tell,...
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Friday March 1, 2019. 11:00 PM
A pretty day at Kennedy Space Center on Friday, as remote cameras were set up. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann for Ars Technica. ] 3:05am ET Saturday Update: SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket hit its instantaneous launch window, and the booster blasted off at 2:49am ET Saturday morning...
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Enlarge (credit: Getty | Mario Tama) Medicare is cutting payments to 800 hospitals around the country for having relatively high rates of infections and injuries among their patients, according to an analysis by Kaiser Health News. That’s the highest number of penalties...
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Welcome to Fortnite's Weeeeeezer Island! Fortnite's latest 'season' of refreshed content launched on Thursday, complete with a litany of patch notes about changes to its gameplay. But the biggest change arguably isn't weapons, terrain, or pirate-themed outfits. The Epic...
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Enlarge / A smartphone connected to the Xfinity Mobile service. (credit: Comcast) A bad security decision by Comcast on the company's mobile phone service made it easier for attackers to port victims' cell phone numbers to different carriers. Comcast in 2017 launched...
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Enlarge Amazon reportedly feels confident enough in its grocery-store quests to branch out into new ventures. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Amazon plans to open dozens of new grocery stores that will be distinctly different from the company's Whole...
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Enlarge / HBO CEO Richard Plepler at the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 11, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho. (credit: Getty Images | Drew Angerer) HBO CEO Richard Plepler announced his resignation yesterday, less than a year after AT&T completed its...
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Video by Chris Schodt, production by Justin Wolfson. (video link) In this episode of Ars Technica Live, we spoke with Leigh Honeywell, a security engineer who has worked at several large tech companies as well as the ACLU. She's been at the forefront of worker organizing in...
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The commercial crew program is about to bear fruit with the first test flight of a Dragon spacecraft. [credit: Joel Kowsky/NASA ] On Saturday morning SpaceX will attempt to launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft for the first time, marking the latest step in a relationship...
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(video link) On November 26, 2018 at 2:52:59 ET, NASA did it again—the agency’s InSight probe successfully landed on Mars after an entry, descent, and landing maneuver later dubbed 'six and a half minutes of terror.” The moniker fits because NASA engineers couldn't...
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