Cortana’s not Alexa–skills are going away in Windows 10 version 2004

We've got bad news for anyone with Cortana-centered smart home setups. | Continue reading


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Pandemic Simulation Game Plague Inc. Pulled from iOS App Store in China

Authorities offer vague statement alleging "content that is illegal in China." | Continue reading


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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review–I think I hate flip phones

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War Stories: How Crash Bandicoot Hacked the Original PlayStation

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First Amendment doesn’t apply on YouTube; judges reject PragerU lawsuit

YouTube can restrict PragerU videos because it is a private forum, court rules. | Continue reading


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Intel Promises Full Memory Encryption in Upcoming CPUs

Intel's security plans sound a lot like "we're going to catch up to AMD." | Continue reading


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Apple tells moviemakers that villains can’t use iPhones

It's not clear how Apple enforces the alleged no-iPhones-for-villains rule. | Continue reading


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Amazon made a bigger camera-spying store–so we tried to steal its fruit

It's like other Amazon Go stores, only bigger. But it's a meaningful difference. | Continue reading


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GOG asks you to please not abuse its expansive new 30-day refund policy

DRM-free store now offers more generous refund terms than digital competitors. | Continue reading


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Clarence Thomas regrets ruling that Ajit Pai used to kill net neutrality

Thomas says he was wrong in Brand X case that helped FCC deregulate broadband. | Continue reading


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The wear patterns of your jeans aren’t good forensic evidence

Low reliability, high rate of false alarms in denim-matching forensics | Continue reading


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Lenovo refreshes its ThinkPad lineup with AMD Ryzen Pro 4000

Some of these laptops will get 10th-gen Intel Core vPro chips later this year, too. | Continue reading


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Thanks, Qualcomm: Mandatory 5G means phones now ship with disabled 5G modems

Pay for a 5G modem you can never use, thanks to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 design. | Continue reading


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The nuclear option: EA bans “abusive” FIFA player from all of its games

Fenech: “I never said anything I shouldn’t have.” EA: “[He] crossed a line of decency.” | Continue reading


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Petnet goes offline for a week, can’t answer customers at all

Failing to work is one problem; failing to communicate with customers is another. | Continue reading


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Push-button warfare: How artists use games to capture drone strike horror

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Firefox turns encrypted DNS on by default to thwart snooping ISPs

US-based Firefox users get encrypted DNS lookups today or within a few weeks. | Continue reading


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Death of a data haven: cypherpunks, WikiLeaks, and the world's smallest nation

Rumors suggest that WikiLeaks might try to avoid government power by putting … | Continue reading


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Removing a GPS tracking device from your car isn’t theft, court rules

Indiana high court: Removing a small unmarked device from your car isn't theft. | Continue reading


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One of NASA’s greatest mathematicians, Katherine Johnson, has died

"Anything that could be counted, I did." | Continue reading


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Open source licenses: What, which, and why

Learn what open source licenses are, which one to choose, and why it matters. | Continue reading


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Georgia Tech physicists unlock the secret to perfect wok-tossed fried rice

The trick is a timely combination of side-to-side and see-sawing motions. | Continue reading


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Ten rules for dating my teenage daughter placing your Wi-Fi access points

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A neural network picks promising antibiotics out of a library of chemicals

Evaluating over a million molecules takes four days of computer time. | Continue reading


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Climate change is drying up the Colorado River

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Ten rules for placing your Wi-Fi access points

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The Mandalorian was shot on a holodeck-esque set with Unreal Engine, video shows

This video depicts one of the most radical evolutions of filmmaking in years. | Continue reading


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Physics undergrads crunched numbers for Star Trek’s tribble problem

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January was warmest on record for the globe

NOAA’s January summary is out, along with its outlook for spring. | Continue reading


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Building a better trivia game with a Jeopardy master and Magic’s creator (2019)

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Facebook offers to pay users for their voice recordings

Makers of smart speakers have faced criticism for sharing data without consent. | Continue reading


@arstechnica.com | 7 days ago

Google cracks down on location-tracking Android apps

New Play Store policy will make apps justify background location access. | Continue reading


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Coronavirus patients flew to US after CDC “explicitly recommended against it”

State Dept. overruled health experts amid unexpected test results, report says. | Continue reading


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Oracle employees walk out over Ellison’s Trump fundraiser

The Trump administration just sided with Oracle in its legal battle with Google. | Continue reading


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Apple considering letting users change default email, browser, music apps in iOS

The plans are not final, but they would make for a radical change in strategy. | Continue reading


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Former congressman confirms he offered to broker pardon for Assange

Rohrabacher offered Assange a pardon if he implicated Seth Rich in DNC email leak. | Continue reading


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Guidemaster: Portable SSDs you can buy

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Kickstarter workers make history with unionization vote

Unionization drive emerged from controversy over "Always Punch Nazis" campaign. | Continue reading


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Hackers exploit critical vulnerability found in ~100k WordPress sites

Flaw in ThemeGrill plugin lets attackers wipe sites clean and possibly take them over. | Continue reading


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Microsoft releases new all-in-one Office app for iOS and Android

The key feature is an Actions menu for quick access to common mobile tasks. | Continue reading


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US natural gas operator shuts down for 2 days after being infected by ransomware

Infection spread to site's OT network that monitors and controls physical processes. | Continue reading


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Trump offered Assange a pardon if he denied Russia gave him emails, lawyer says

In London court, attorney claims that congressman's visits were to broker deal. | Continue reading


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Americans on coronavirus cruise ship barred from US after failed quarantine

"They put us in a petri dish to get infected." | Continue reading


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Why fixing security vulnerabilities in medical devices, IoT is so hard

Op-ed: It's not so easy to just patch or upgrade medical devices, IU Health's CISO explains. | Continue reading


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Apple’s new iPad Pro could be delayed due to the coronavirus

Plans to introduce an iPhone SE successor in March are still on track, though. | Continue reading


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ISPs sue Maine, claim Web-privacy law violates their free-speech rights

Law says ISPs need opt-in consent before using or sharing Web-browsing history. | Continue reading


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Driver stranded after connected rental car can’t call home

Tech reporter from The Guardian gets stuck in the boonies by the Internet of Things. | Continue reading


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