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samedi 20 janvier 2018
13:00A flaming superhero car and dieting trucks at the 2018 Detroit Auto...
Jonathan Gitlin DETROIT—Once upon a time, the North American International Auto Show was a mighty thing indeed. The American auto industry ruled the world, and this was their home event with all the bells and whistles that implies. But the world has changed. For one thing, people can and do use the Internet to work out what car they're going to buy. ...
12:00First Martians board game makes a powerful case for staying on Earth
Enlarge / The components are (generally) good quality. (credit: Owen Duffy) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. For millennia, humans have been captivated by Mars. To the ancient Romans, the “red planetî represented the god of war, presiding over conquest and glory. ...
vendredi 19 janvier 2018
23:28Twitter begins emailing the 677,775 Americans who took Russian...
Enlarge / Maybe Twitter should try this approach for the 677,775 emails it says it will soon send to affected users. (credit: Warner Bros. / Sam Machkovech) On Friday, Twitter took an end-of-the-week opportunity to dump some better-late-than-never news onto its userbase. ...
18:55OnePlus got pwned, exposed up to 40,000 users to credit card fraud
Enlarge / If you bought directly from OnePlus in the last two months or so, double-check your credit card statements. Earlier this week, numerous reports of credit card fraud started pouring in from OnePlus users. ...
18:25Can we zero-in on Earth’s sensitivity to CO??
Enlarge (credit: Kristin Andrus) If it were easy to pin down the exact value for our planet’s sensitivity to greenhouse gas emission, it would have been done a long time ago—and you wouldn’t be reading yet another news story about it. It's not like we have no idea how sensitive the climate is. ...
17:42Amazon has made it more expensive to subscribe to Prime month-to-month
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. (credit: Steve Jurvetson) Amazon on Friday announced that it has raised the price of its Prime membership program for those who subscribe on a month-to-month basis. The plan previously cost $10.99 a month, but it will now cost $12.99 a month. That means the price of subscribing to the monthly Prime plan for a full year has jumped 18 percent, from $131. ...
17:36Malicious Chrome extension is next to impossible to manually remove
(credit: Malwarebytes) Proving once again that Google Chrome extensions are the Achilles heel of what's arguably the Internet's most secure browser, a researcher has documented a malicious add-on that tricks users into installing it and then, he said, is nearly impossible for most to manually uninstall. ...
16:59The global state of science
Enlarge (credit: Oak Ridge National Lab) By law, the National Science Foundation is required to do a biennial evaluation of the state of science research and innovation. This is one of the years it's due, and the NSF has gotten its Science and Engineering Indicators report ready for delivery to Congress and the president. ...
15:49Years after predicted “death,î game consoles are doing better than ever
Enlarge / We will admit, new sales for the consoles shown here did not do very well in 2017. It's hard to remember now, but we're only four or five years out from widespread and confident predictions that the game console market was effectively dead or dying. In 2012, Wired cited mobile disruption and 'the whole box-model mentality' in declaring the death of the console. ...
14:40The net neutrality testing app that Apple rejected is available now
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | alexsl) An iPhone application that attempts to detect whether ISPs are throttling online services is now available on Apple's App Store, despite Apple originally refusing to allow it onto iPhones and iPads. The Wehe app has been available for iOS at this link since last night. ...
14:25The Zuma failure has emboldened critics of SpaceX
Enlarge / The Zuma mission launched on January 7 from Florida. (credit: SpaceX) The space community has not learned much about the apparent loss of the Zuma payload launched by SpaceX on January 7, but the mystery has had one clear aftereffect: critics of SpaceX, including several far-right publications, have weaponized the failure of a national security satellite in their continued stream ...
12:35Wind with batteries? Build it quickly and it could cost $21/MWh in...
Enlarge / A couple of wind turbines, part of the Cedar Point Wind Energy Project in Limon, Colorado. (credit: Getty Images) Proposals for renewable electricity generation in Colorado are coming in cheap, like, $21/MWh-cheap for wind and battery storage. ...
jeudi 18 janvier 2018
23:10Office for Mac now shares a codebase with Windows, gets real-time...
Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft has released a major Office update for Mac. Update 16.9.0 finally brings long-anticipated real-time collaboration features and automatic cloud saving. Notably, the Mac version of this software is now built from the same codebase as the Windows version, which means that Office shares a codebase across all platforms for the first time in 20 years. ...
23:00NASA has pulled Jeanette Epps just months before her first flight
Enlarge / Jeanette Epps, left, served as a back-up crew member to Expedition 54 to the space station. (credit: NASA) NASA issued a short news release on Thursday evening stating that Jeanette Epps will not be a part of the International Space Station crew set to launch in June. (That flight would launch from Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz rocket. ...
21:40Crazy kaiju-robot antics only hint at Nintendo Labo’s true potential
After writing up Nintendo's Wednesday reveal of its new Labo playsets (coming April 20 to the US and Japan and April 27 to Europe), I realized I'd forgotten to add an important word to the article's introduction: 'what.' More specifically, the drawn-out, question-marked version I shouted when the product's reveal video played out. ...
20:52FCC admits mobile can’t replace home Internet, won’t lower speed...
Enlarge (credit: Steve Johnson) The Federal Communications Commission is making its latest determination of whether broadband is being deployed to all Americans quickly enough, and there are a few notable tidbits from what we know about the report so far. ...
20:28Peeved by price gouging and shortages, hospitals will now make their...
Enlarge / Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli. Jail for him, competition for his kind. (credit: Getty | Drew Angerer ) For four of the country’s largest hospital systems, enough is enough. ...
19:35Here’s why you can’t buy a high-end graphics card at Best Buy
Enlarge / Philadelphia miner Matthew Freilich shared this picture of his mining rig, which contains eight Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics cards. (credit: Matthew Freilich) The market for high-end graphics cards used to work like the market for almost any other piece of computer gear. ...
19:00Dealmaster: Get a (refurbished) Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa for $30
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list features a slew of deals on laptops from Dell, Lenovo, and Asus, including an Asus model that comes with an 8th-gen Core i5 chip, 1080p display, 8GB of RAM, and a USB-C port for $500. ...
18:50Samsung is now mass-manufacturing GDDR6 memory for your next GPU
Enlarge (credit: Mark Walton) For the first time, Samsung is manufacturing GDDR6 memory in mass quantities. The memory is faster and more efficient than the GDDR5 memory it succeeds, and it will likely appear on PC graphics cards this year. ...
16:59Apple rejects net neutrality testing app, says it offers “no benefits...
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Brian A. Jackson) An iPhone application that attempts to detect whether ISPs are throttling online services was rejected by Apple when its developer tried to get it into the company's App Store. ...
16:40Project Fi’s “Bill Protectionî works out to an $80 “unlimitedî plan
Enlarge When we looked at Google's Project Fi cellular service at launch, we worked out that the pay-per-MB service was great for people who use a small amount of data or those who need a flexible amount of data from month to month. It didn't make sense for people who consistently use a ton of data, though, as you could essentially rack up an unlimited bill. ...
16:03Planet finally stops setting warmest year records; 2017 merely...
Enlarge / The results from NASA's dataset (showing temperature above the 1951-1980 average), which ranks 2017 as the 2nd warmest year on record. (credit: NASA) Last year had its fair share of attention-grabbing natural disasters, so you can be forgiven for not keeping an eye on the global average temperature as the months rolled by. ...
16:00Twitch challenges YouTube with new video producer tools, Disney...
Enlarge (credit: Twitch) The Amazon-owned video site Twitch announced it's introducing new tools for its creators, essentially, to build hype around their upcoming videos. Twitch, which is best known for live-streamed gaming content, will debut 'video producer' tools today that let creators make landing pages, countdown timers, and reruns for their content. ...
14:27Meltdown and Spectre: Good news for AMD users, (more) bad news for...
Enlarge / Core M Broadwell (left) vs. Core M Skylake (right). (credit: Andrew Cunningham) The good news: Microsoft suspended shipping its Spectre and Meltdown Windows patches to owners of AMD systems after some users found that they left their systems unbootable. ...
14:08Amazon names 20 “finalistî cities in its new headquarters beauty pagean
Enlarge / And the finalists are... (credit: Amazon) This morning, Amazon posted its list of candidates under serious consideration for the company's second headquarters—a campus that the company expects to invest over $5 billion to build and which will eventually house as many as 50,000 Amazon employees. ...
13:40Apple will give users the option to control their own battery’s destiny
Enlarge (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple announced big economic plans yesterday, but CEO Tim Cook also touched upon what the company will do in the future to address the grievances brought by users about its recent iPhone performance-slowing controversy. ...
13:36Google’s Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook: It works! It actually works!
(video link) Google currently has two OSes on the market: Android and Chrome OS. The company is never one to leave a successful product alone in the marketplace, though, so it's also developing a third operating system called 'Fuchsia.' When we last checked in on the experimental OS in May 2017, calling it an 'OS' was a bit of a stretch. ...
13:30Russia now looking to sell its prized rocket engines to China
Enlarge / The Atlas V rocket is powered by a single RD-180 rocket engine. (credit: United Launch Alliance) Ever since the Crimean crisis in 2014—precipitated by Russia's annexation of the Ukrainian-held peninsula—Congress has increased pressure on the US aerospace industry to end its use of Russian-made rocket engines. ...
mercredi 17 janvier 2018
22:10Scientists racing to save vital medical isotopes imperiled by shabby...
Enlarge / A dose of Tc-99m to be used in an upcoming scan. (credit: Getty | Rene Johnston) There’s a mad dash for a vital radioactive isotope that’s used in about 50,000 medical procedures every day in the US, including spotting deadly cancers and looming heart problems. Currently, access to it hinges on a shaky supply chain and a handful of aging nuclear reactors in foreign countries. ...
21:24Nintendo’s Labo playset slaps the Switch into build-your-own cardboard ...
Enlarge / Labo looks like a trip, Nintendo. (credit: Nintendo) Nintendo has announced a new build-your-own-accessories line for the Switch console, dubbed Nintendo Labo. It will arrive on April 20 in the United States and Japan and April 27 in Europe. Labo's two playsets, the $69.99 Variety Kit and the $79. ...
21:20With HomePod around the corner, Siri’s “give me the newsî feature...
Enlarge (credit: Apple) When you say 'Hey Siri, give me the news' to your iOS device, Siri will now immediately begin playing a daily news update from a popular news podcast—NPR by default in the United States. ...
20:51Hackers can’t dig into latest Xiaomi phone due to GPL violations
Enlarge Yet another Android OEM is dragging its feet with its GPL compliance. This time, it's Xiaomi with the Mi A1 Android One device, which still hasn't seen a kernel source code release. Android vendors are required to release their kernel sources thanks to the Linux kernel's GPLv2 licensing. ...
20:40Apple to pay $38 billion in US taxes on overseas cash
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Gary Waters) Apple announced on Wednesday that it would pay $38 billion in taxes to the federal government as it brings cash earned overseas into the United States. The big payment is the result of President Donald Trump's tax cut bill, passed last month, which created a new, special tax rate for overseas cash. ...
20:20New botnet infects cryptocurrency mining computers, replaces wallet...
Enlarge (credit: Nathan11466 Follow) Satori—the malware family that wrangles routers, security cameras, and other Internet-connected devices into potent botnets—is crashing the cryptocurrency party with a new variant that surreptitiously infects computers dedicated to the mining of digital coins. ...
19:45Fitbit Coach arrives on your TV with new Windows 10 and Xbox One apps
Enlarge (credit: Fitbit) Now that FitStar's transition to Fitbit Coach is officially complete, Fitbit is expanding the devices that support its revamped personal training app. The company announced that the Fitbit Coach apps for Windows 10 and Xbox One devices will be available for download later today. ...
19:32Report: GM and Waymo lead driverless car race; Tesla lags far behind
Enlarge / Cruise second-generation test vehicles, assembled at GM’s Lake Orion plant in Michigan. (credit: Cruise) In November, Waymo announced it would begin testing fully driverless vehicles with no one in the driver's seat. Then, last week, GM petitioned the federal government for approval to mass-produce a car with no steering wheel or pedals—with plans to release it in 2019. ...
18:56“Free TVî box lawyer says video industry is “digging its own graveî
Enlarge / The Dragon Box. (credit: Dragon Media) The entertainment industry is lining up against the maker of a 'free TV' box in a lawsuit that alleges piracy, but the defendant's lawyer says the industry is in for a difficult and dangerous fight. 'I think this is a very, very dangerous lawsuit by plaintiffs,' lawyer Erik Syverson told Ars yesterday. ...
18:40The 2019 Audi A7 is a sleek-looking fastback with some pretty cool tech
Jonathan Gitlin DETROIT—It's fair to say that this year's North American International Auto Show has been a little lackluster. But one of the standouts was the North American debut of the new Audi A7. The previous model was—to my eyes—Audi's best-looking model, and I was worried that its successor wouldn't live up. Happily, that isn't the case. ...
18:01Immigrant-friendly policies make most whites feel welcomed, too
Enlarge (credit: National Park Service) Immigration policy in the US has grown increasingly contentious, seemingly pitting different communities and ideologies against each other. But a new study suggests that a large majority of Americans appreciate a welcoming policy toward immigrants. Only a specific minority—white conservatives—generally feels otherwise. ...
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