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Latest Windows Insider build makes a major upgrade to, uh. Notepad

LATEST WINDOWS INSIDER BUILD MAKES A MAJOR UPGRADE TO, UH. NOTEPAD

Enlarge There's a new Windows Insider build out today, and the biggest changes appear to be none other than Notepad, Windows' venerable...

Electric car industry group says Californians have now purchased 500,000 EVs

ELECTRIC CAR INDUSTRY GROUP SAYS CALIFORNIANS HAVE NOW PURCHASED 500,000 EVS

Enlarge / Nissan Leaf electric car plugged in and charging at an electric vehicle charging station in San Ramon, California, September...

 
 
 
Elon Musk promises big new Tesla Autopilot upgrade, but is it legal?

ELON MUSK PROMISES BIG NEW TESLA AUTOPILOT UPGRADE, BUT IS IT LEGAL?

Enlarge Tesla CEO Elon Musk is famous for the use of his Twitter feed, where he often engages with his almost 24 million followers....

Just pee in a cup for bladder cancer detection

JUST PEE IN A CUP FOR BLADDER CANCER DETECTION

Enlarge Bladder cancer is among the most common and deadly of cancers. Because of its high recurrence rate , patients must be monitored...

 
 
 
Qualcomm says a Chinese court has banned iPhone sales nationwide

QUALCOMM SAYS A CHINESE COURT HAS BANNED IPHONE SALES NATIONWIDE

Enlarge / A Chinese woman reacts while setting up the facial recognition feature on her iPhone X inside an Apple showroom in Beijing...

Report: FBI opens criminal investigation into net neutrality comment fraud

REPORT: FBI OPENS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO NET NEUTRALITY COMMENT FRAUD

Enlarge The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the use of stolen identities in public comments on the government's repeal...

 
 
 
Doom's next expansion pack, made by John Romero, will be free-or cost up to $166

DOOM'S NEXT EXPANSION PACK, MADE BY JOHN ROMERO, WILL BE FREE-OR COST UP TO $166

Romero Games Ltd. John Romero-co-creator of the classic and influential 1990s first-person shooter Doom -has announced that he will...

Google+ bug exposes non-public profile data for 52 million users

GOOGLE+ BUG EXPOSES NON-PUBLIC PROFILE DATA FOR 52 MILLION USERS

Enlarge / The Google Plus social network logo is seen in the company's offices behind Android toys on August 21, 2014 in Berlin, Germany....

 
 
 
Dealmaster: A bunch of Amazon devices are back on sale today

DEALMASTER: A BUNCH OF AMAZON DEVICES ARE BACK ON SALE TODAY

Enlarge Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains , we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined...

Super-solid helium state confirmed in beautiful experiment

SUPER-SOLID HELIUM STATE CONFIRMED IN BEAUTIFUL EXPERIMENT

Enlarge / Computer artwork of the nucleus of a helium atom, or an alpha particle given off during radioactive decay. The nucleus consists...

 
 
 
Cryptography failure leads to easy hacking for PlayStation Classic

CRYPTOGRAPHY FAILURE LEADS TO EASY HACKING FOR PLAYSTATION CLASSIC

Enlarge / The PlayStation Classic's internal USB, removed and picked at as part of the hacking effort. In the days since the PlayStation...

At least one major carrier lied about its 4G coverage, FCC review finds

AT LEAST ONE MAJOR CARRIER LIED ABOUT ITS 4G COVERAGE, FCC REVIEW FINDS

Enlarge Four months after receiving a complaint claiming that Verizon "grossly overstated" its 4G LTE coverage in government filings,...

 
 
 
Elon Musk on 60 Minutes: “I do not respect the SEC”

ELON MUSK ON 60 MINUTES: “I DO NOT RESPECT THE SEC”

Enlarge If anyone thought that Elon Musk had turned over a new leaf following a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission...

NEW STRANGER THINGS 3 TEASER CONFIRMS 2019 RELEASE, REVEALS EPISODE TITLES

Netflix, YouTube As 2018 comes to a close, Stranger Things fans continue to wait patiently for season three. Netflix has a bunch of...

 
 
 
China just launched a far side Moon lander, and that's pretty important

CHINA JUST LAUNCHED A FAR SIDE MOON LANDER, AND THAT'S PRETTY IMPORTANT

Enlarge / China launches Chang'e-4 lunar probe in the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 8,...

Ars Technica's ultimate board game buyer's guide, 2018 edition

ARS TECHNICA'S ULTIMATE BOARD GAME BUYER'S GUIDE, 2018 EDITION

If there's one thing board gamers love more than playing games, it's buying them. And what better time of year to stock up on games...

 
 
 
New study gives some handy tips on how to survive on Game of Thrones

NEW STUDY GIVES SOME HANDY TIPS ON HOW TO SURVIVE ON GAME OF THRONES

Enlarge / How has Tyrion Lannister survived for so long? Being high born helps, being male doesn't. His willingness to switch his allegiance...

50 years on, we're living the reality first shown at the “Mother of All Demos”

50 YEARS ON, WE'RE LIVING THE REALITY FIRST SHOWN AT THE “MOTHER OF ALL DEMOS”

Douglas Engelbart during his 1968 demonstration. A half century ago, computer history took a giant leap when Douglas Engelbart -then...

 
 
 

ELEVEN RESEARCHERS PUBLISH SHARP CRITIQUE OF EPA FUEL ECONOMY LOGIC

In this week's edition of Science , eleven researchers from prominent universities around the US criticized the federal government's...

Greenland's melting snow makes new a hockey stick

GREENLAND'S MELTING SNOW MAKES NEW A HOCKEY STICK

Enlarge / Staring down the barrel of an ice core drill. The Greenland Ice Sheet's unhealthy and rapid weight loss-and contribution...

 
 
 



Epic Games Removes 'Infinity Blade' Trilogy From App Store

Epic Games Removes 'Infinity Blade' Trilogy From App Store

Epic Games today announced that its Infinity Blade role-playing game trilogy has been removed from the App Store. In a blog post, the video game studio said "it has become... Read more ...

Telegram version 5.0 released with new design, new features galore

Telegram version 5.0 released with new design, new features galore

Telegram, the messaging app with more than 200 million active users in four years, has just released a major update that brings lots of new things for both Android and iOS... Read more ...

Here are all of the controller options for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Here are all of the controller options for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

There's a few different ways to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in terms of controllers, and here's all of your options! Everyone is here! Nintendo's highly anticipated Super... Read more ...

Google brings the Lens visual search feature to its iOS search app

Google brings the Lens visual search feature to its iOS search app

Google Lens is a feature that uses a phone's camera to provide a visual search of the image seen in the viewfinder. If it is a product that Lens recognizes, it will tell you... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy A8s Announced With New Infinity-O Display

Samsung Galaxy A8s Announced With New Infinity-O Display

Judging from the rumors and reports, it seems that Samsung is not a fan of the notch design and could be working to find ways around it. One of the reports we've heard is that... Read more ...

How to view which apps have location permissions on iOS

How to view which apps have location permissions on iOS

A recent report noted that some apps are mining your location to send to advertisers. Follow along to learn how to view which apps have location permissions on iOS. more... Read more ...

Nintendo Trademark Filings Hint At New Mobile Games

Nintendo Trademark Filings Hint At New Mobile Games

We know that Nintendo is very interested in creating games for mobile, a narrative that was different several years ago when the company was largely against mobile gaming. Now... Read more ...

Enhance your cord cutting lifestyle with the $100 Tablo Dual Lite DVR

Enhance your cord cutting lifestyle with the $100 Tablo Dual Lite DVR

Say bye to cable. The Tablo Dual Lite over-the-air Wi-Fi DVR is down to $99.99 on Amazon. This deal matches one we saw back in September but haven't seen since. The Dual Lite... Read more ...

Score some of the most essential Nintendo Switch games at $15 off right now

Score some of the most essential Nintendo Switch games at $15 off right now

Yippee! Know someone who's getting surprised with a Nintendo Switch this holiday season? Maybe you picked one up on Black Friday and are looking for some stellar video games... Read more ...

Capture everything around you with the $474 GoPro Fusion 360-degree camera

Capture everything around you with the $474 GoPro Fusion 360-degree camera

All. Around. You. The GoPro Fusion 360-degree camera is down to $474.05 thanks to a price drop to $499 and a 5% off on-page coupon. That's easily the lowest price we've ever... Read more ...