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lundi 16 juillet 2018
12:10Britain joins the microlaunch space race with a new rocket and...
Orbex/Anders Bøggild The United Kingdom has entered the race to develop low-cost, high-volume rockets for small satellites. Orbex, a British-based company with subsidiaries and production facilities in Denmark and Germany, announced Monday that it has raised $40 million from public and private sources to develop what it is calling the 'Prime' launch vehicle. ...
12:00Roku wants to grab audiophiles with its new wireless speakers for Roku
Roku Roku focuses heavily on its licensing programs, which allow OEMs to make TVs, soundbars, and other devices that use Roku software and work seamlessly with Roku devices. But now, Roku's getting into the audio business with an in-house product: the company announced the Roku TV Wireless Speakers today, a set of two HomePod-esque speakers designed to work exclusively with Roku TVs. ...
dimanche 15 juillet 2018
13:00After indictment, Russian hackers’ lives “changed forever,î...
Enlarge / US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (C) holds a news conference at the Department of Justice July 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. Rosenstein announced indictments against 12 Russian intelligence agents for hacking computers used by the Democratic National Committee, the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other organizations. ...
12:00The downfall of Theranos, from the journalist who made it happen
Enlarge (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Over the last few years, the failed biomedical startup Theranos has become synonymous with some of the worst aspects of Silicon Valley. ...
samedi 14 juillet 2018
16:30A look at Chrome’s new tab design
Chrome is getting a major redesign soon, and this week new changes have started to land in Chrome's nightly 'Canary' build. Google is launching a new version of Material Design across its products, called the 'Google Material Theme,' and, after debuting in Android P and Gmail.com, it's starting to roll out across Google's other major products. ...
13:00Altiplano review: A brain-tickling board game about… alpacas
Enlarge Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Altiplano—or, as it is affectionately known 'round these parts, “the llama gameî—displays a hobby in rude creative health. ...
11:40Faster and farther: Bulls Cross E8 electric bike review
Enlarge (credit: Eric Bangeman) As the managing editor of Ars Technica, one of my duties is to monitor the daily torrent of news tips and PR emails. The overwhelming majority of them is deleted after a glance, and the news tips and story ideas are passed along to the appropriate writer. Sometimes a product announcement will catch my eye, and I will follow up. ...
01:30A years-old, one-letter typo led to Aliens: Colonial Marines‘ weird AI
Enlarge / Want Aliens: Colonial Marines to better resemble this 'shopped image? Just remove one letter! (credit: Gearbox / Sega) History may never be kind to Aliens: Colonial Marines, but the present tense isn't looking so good for the lawsuit- and complaint-ridden Gearbox game, either. ...
vendredi 13 juillet 2018
22:27Joss Whedon will return to sci-fi TV with HBO’s The Nevers
Enlarge / Joss Whedon, courtesy of HBO. (credit: HBO) Joss Whedon, the creator of acclaimed TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, has been announced as showrunner for a new HBO series titled The Nevers. ...
17:25Alaska’s last two Blockbusters are shutting down, leaving one in US
On Thursday, Blockbuster Alaska announced that the rental chain's last two Alaskan stores will shut down on Monday, with liquidation sales to follow. The news means that only one Blockbuster store will remain in the United States, in Bend, Oregon. ...
17:08Open offices are as bad as they seem—they reduce face-to-face time by...
Enlarge / Looks like someone has a case of the Mondays. (credit: Getty | Ian Nicholson) Tearing down walls and cubicles in offices may actually build up more barriers to productivity and collaboration, according to a new study. ...
16:55Smart TVs are invading privacy and should be investigated, senators say
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | moodboard) Two Democratic US senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate privacy problems related to Internet-connected televisions. ...
16:40PC market appears to have grown for the first time since 2012
Enlarge (credit: Thomas Claveirole) PC sales were up year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, the first such increase since the first quarter of 2012. Market research firms Gartner and IDC both reported growth in the market, of 1.4 and 2.7 percent, respectively. ...
16:32Modders revamp Super Mario Odyssey on hacked Switch hardware
Super Mario Odyssey modder TheSunCat takes you through his insanely difficult custom level for the game. Since a simple method for unlocking most Switch hardware was revealed back in March, much of the hacking community has been focused on developing homebrew software/emulators for the system. ...
16:06Burglar breaks into “escape roomî business, panics, and calls 911
Enlarge (credit: NW Escape Experiences) A burglar in Vancouver, Washington, made four panicked 911 calls after breaking into an 'escape room' business last weekend—and having trouble getting out. Escape rooms are timed challenges that let groups of customers test their wits against a series of intricate puzzles. ...
15:4512 Russian intel officers indicted for hacking the DNC and Clinton...
Enlarge / Red Square in Moscow, circa 1990. (credit: DEA / W. BUSS/De Agostini/Getty Images) The US Justice Department on Friday filed criminal indictments that accuse 12 Russian intelligence officers of carrying out the 2016 hacks on the Democratic National Committee and the campaign of Hillary Clinton. The officers—one of whom operated under the persona of Guccifer 2. ...
15:03Tesla drops $35,000 price from Model 3 page—insists plans haven’t...
Enlarge (credit: Tesla) The release of the Model 3 was supposed to be the moment when Tesla finally made a car that was affordable for the masses. 'In terms of price, it'll be $35,000,' Musk said at the March 2016 Model 3 announcement event. 'And I want to emphasize that even if you buy no options at all, this will still be an amazing car. ...
15:00Ars on your lunch break, week 4: Our closing remarks on Fermi’s Paradox
Enlarge / 'OMG I love this song.' (credit: Warner Bros.) Today, we present the third and final installment of my interview British astronomer Stephen Webb on the subject of Fermi’s paradox. Please check out parts one and two if you missed them. Otherwise, press play on the embedded player, or pull up the transcript—both of which are below. ...
14:47Hyper-targeted attack against 13 iPhones dropped malicious apps via MDM
Enlarge / Messages like this one would have come up every time hackers pushed a modified app to their victims. But YOLO, apparently. (credit: Cisco Talos) In what appears to be a case of highly focused social engineering against a small group of iPhone users, malicious actors managed to get 13 iPhones registered on their rogue mobile device management (MDM) servers and then pushed out ...
14:28Adobe plans to bring full version of Photoshop to the iPad next year
Enlarge / The 10.5-inch iPad Pro. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Adobe is working on a full version of the popular photo-editing program Photoshop for Apple's iPad, according to a Bloomberg report. Sources claim the software company plans to announce the new app at its annual MAX conference this October, with the app's launch scheduled for sometime in 2019. ...
14:20Nokia 6.1 Review—The best answer to “What Android phone should I buy?î
Ron Amadeo As someone who spends a lot of time with smartphones, I often get asked, 'Hey Ron, what Android phone should I buy?' The high-end answer is usually easy: buy a Pixel phone. But not everyone is willing to shell out $650+ for a smartphone, especially the types of casual users that ask for advice. Beyond the flagship smartphones, things get more difficult within the Android ecosystem. ...
12:44Ötzi the Iceman’s last meal shows how Copper Age people ate on the run
Enlarge (credit: (C)SouthtyrolarchaeologymuseumEuracM.Samadelli) In his final days, the Iceman ate a hearty mountaineer’s diet of red deer, wild goat, and whole grain einkorn wheat—but he may also have accidentally eaten toxic ferns. ...
10:00Rocket Report: Virgin goes Italian, SpaceX’s giant net, a nuclear...
Enlarge / We need your help to produce a new newsletter to chronicle the dynamic launch industry. (credit: Aurich Lawson/background image United Launch Alliance) Welcome to Edition 1.08 of the Rocket Report! This week there is no shortage of news about SpaceX, as well as the race to become the first nation (or company) to build the first super-booster since the Saturn V rocket. ...
08:30If an algorithm draws lines on a map, is that the same as land...
Enlarge / Vizaline owners Scott Dow and Brent Melton (right), standing in front of a sample Viza-plat property outline. (credit: Chuck Cook) When does drawing a digital line on a satellite map cross an ethereal threshold into the centuries-old practice of licensed land surveying? This is the existential question now before a Mississippi state court. ...
jeudi 12 juillet 2018
21:06Microsoft offers extended support for Windows, SQL 2008—but with a...
(credit: Marcus W / Flickr) Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, as well as SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2, are due to move out of extended support over the next few years—SQL Server in July 2019 and Windows Server in January 2020. ...
20:36Nintendo hid a load-your-own NES emulator inside a GameCube classic
Enlarge / Replacing that memory gibberish with a carefully crafted memory card file lets you load arbitrary NES games through Animal Crossing. (credit: Nintendo) Fans of the early-2000s era GameCube version of the original Animal Crossing likely remember the game including a handful of emulated NES titles that could be played by obtaining in-game items for your house. ...
20:17Trump administration appeals court loss in AT&T/Time Warner case
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) The US Department of Justice will appeal the court ruling that allowed AT&T to purchase Time Warner Inc. AT&T completed the merger after getting a favorable ruling from a judge at the US District Court for the District of Columbia last month. ...
19:12The most ambitious browser mitigation yet for Spectre attacks comes to ...
(credit: Google) Google’s Chrome browser is undergoing a major architectural change to enable a protection designed to blunt the threat of attacks related to the Spectre vulnerability in computer processors. If left unchecked by browsers or operating systems, such attacks may allow hackers to pluck passwords or other sensitive data out of computer memory when targets visit malicious sites. ...
18:47Dealmaster: Get a 500GB Samsung 860 EVO SSD for $100
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is led by a deal on Samsung's 860 EVO solid state drive, the 2.5-inch SATA version of which is currently going for $100 through Newegg's eBay store. The SSD has typically sat around $120 as of late. ...
18:28Never Stop Sneakin’ is a brilliant send-up of ’90s stealth games
Enlarge / Hummingbird is just one of many unlockable, playable characters. (credit: Humble Hearts) Nostalgia is a tricky thing. We all feel it at one time or another, and it often seems nothing gets butts in the proverbial seats as reliably as the promise of remembering everything as it was, when you didn’t know any better and assumed the world was a simpler place. ...
17:40Microsoft finally gives Teams what it needs to take on Slack: A free...
Enlarge / Microsoft Teams on different devices. (credit: Microsoft) Ever since its introduction, Microsoft's Teams—a collaboration tool for chatting, sharing documents, video, and voice calling—has had one major competitor: Slack. Teams was clearly built as a response to Slack's growing enterprise presence, with its model of IRC-style chatrooms winning hearts and minds. ...
17:08Ajit Pai finalizes vote to limit FCC reviews of customer complaints
Enlarge (credit: loonyhiker) The Federal Communications Commission today voted 3-1 to stop reviewing informal consumer complaints about telecom companies. To get an FCC review of a company's bad behavior, a consumer will have to file a formal complaint—which requires a payment of $225 to the FCC. ...
16:51Supermassive black hole shot a neutrino straight at Earth
Enlarge / Strings of photodetectors under the ice at the South Pole light up when neutrinos interact with the ice. (credit: IceCube/NSF) For most of astronomy's history, understanding the heavens was limited to what we could see: the narrow band of the electromagnetic spectrum that constitutes visible light. ...
16:20Apple to stop selling 2015 MacBook Pro with old-style keyboard, legacy ...
Enlarge / The 15-inch 2015 MacBook Pro. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Apple doesn't waste time consolidating its product lineups—after announcing new MacBook Pro models today, the 2015 MacBook Pro has been removed from the Mac section of Apple's website. ...
15:00Ars on your lunch break, week 4: Some possible solutions to Fermi’s...
I'm not saying the 'I'm not saying it's aliens, but...' guy looks like Londo Mollari, but... Today we present the second installment of my interview with British astronomer Stephen Webb on the subject of Fermi’s paradox. Part one ran yesterday—so if you missed it, click right here. Otherwise, you can press play on the embedded player or pull up the transcript—both of which are below. ...
14:15Uber lays off 100 safety drivers as it scales back self-driving tests
Enlarge / An Uber self-driving car in San Francisco in 2017. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Uber is laying off its safety drivers in Pittsburgh and San Francisco—about 100 people in total. It's the latest sign that Uber is scaling back its testing operations as it tries to move beyond the March crash that killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. ...
14:05Tesla sold 200,000 cars in the US, so the $7,500 tax credit is going...
Enlarge (credit: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Well folks, it's official: Tesla has now sold and delivered more than 200,000 electric vehicles here in the US. That's an important milestone for the EV maker because it means that the $7,500 IRS tax credit that buyers have been eligible for will soon be a thing of the past. ...
13:00Epic ups Unreal Marketplace creators’ pay well above industry standard
Enlarge / Gamemakin LLC will now earn 18% more of the sale price for this 'Generic Shooter Blueprint' through the Unreal Marketplace (credit: Epic/ Gamemakin LLC) Unreal Engine maker Epic announced this morning that it's increasing the rate paid to creators who make and sell reusable art, sound, engines, animations, and effects to other developers on the company's Unreal Marketplace. ...
11:56An experiment in people-moving: Transit agency buys electric...
Enlarge / This electric double-decker bus from Alexander Dennis and Proterra will be put into service with Foothills Transit by 2019. (credit: Alexander Dennis) On Thursday, a Los Angeles county transit agency purchased the first all-electric double-decker bus in North America. ...
11:30Apple’s new 2018 MacBook Pros are now available, and the top specs are ...
Apple Today, Apple begins shipping the new 2018 refresh of the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro. The new machines are not major redesigns, but they offer configurations with 8th-generation Intel processors and more cores than before—a maximum of six cores on the 15-inch model (compared to four in last year's models) and four in the 13-inch model (compared to two). ...
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