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Review: Founders of Gloomhaven groans beneath its own weight

REVIEW: FOUNDERS OF GLOOMHAVEN GROANS BENEATH ITS OWN WEIGHT

Enlarge Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com...

Post-Cody Wilson's arrest, few know what's up with his company or legal efforts

POST-CODY WILSON'S ARREST, FEW KNOW WHAT'S UP WITH HIS COMPANY OR LEGAL EFFORTS

Enlarge / At Defense Distributed's nondescript space among the North Austin business parks, it was business as usual on September 21,...

 
 
 
Ecuador wanted to make Julian Assange a diplomat and send him to Moscow

ECUADOR WANTED TO MAKE JULIAN ASSANGE A DIPLOMAT AND SEND HIM TO MOSCOW

Enlarge / Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, gestures from the balcony of Ecuador's embassy in London. Last year, Ecuador attempted...

Historians find long-lost Galileo letter hiding in plain site at Royal Society

HISTORIANS FIND LONG-LOST GALILEO LETTER HIDING IN PLAIN SITE AT ROYAL SOCIETY

Enlarge / The original letter in which Galileo argued against the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. Renowned astronomer Galileo...

 
 
 
Telltale Games begins wave of layoffs, cancels Stranger Things game

TELLTALE GAMES BEGINS WAVE OF LAYOFFS, CANCELS STRANGER THINGS GAME

Enlarge / If today's news about Telltale Games' closure is true, that "final" season description may prove more accurate than Telltale...

Potential buyers for largest coal plant in the Western US back out

POTENTIAL BUYERS FOR LARGEST COAL PLANT IN THE WESTERN US BACK OUT

Enlarge / Navajo Generating Station and Navajo Mountain. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) Two investment companies...

 
 
 
Skype support coming to Alexa later this year

SKYPE SUPPORT COMING TO ALEXA LATER THIS YEAR

Enlarge / Skype calling on Alexa hardware. Later this year you'll be able to say " Alexa, call Mom on Skype " and have Amazon's digital...

PayPal bans Alex Jones, saying he “promoted hate”

PAYPAL BANS ALEX JONES, SAYING HE “PROMOTED HATE”

Enlarge / Alex Jones in Cleveland in 2016. Payment processing giant PayPal has cut off the account of Alex Jones-the latest in a long...

 
 
 
IFixit's iPhone XS and XS Max teardown: A look inside iPhone X 2.0

IFIXIT'S IPHONE XS AND XS MAX TEARDOWN: A LOOK INSIDE IPHONE X 2.0

IFixit When we went hands-on with the iPhone XS and XS Max , we were mainly struck by how similar they felt to the iPhone X-particularly...

Did Russia meddle with net neutrality comments? NYT sues FCC to find out

DID RUSSIA MEDDLE WITH NET NEUTRALITY COMMENTS? NYT SUES FCC TO FIND OUT

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks to the media after the vote to repeal net neutrality rules on December 14, 2017. The New York...

 
 
 
Drugged puppies blamed for spreading diarrhea superbugs in multi-state outbreak

DRUGGED PUPPIES BLAMED FOR SPREADING DIARRHEA SUPERBUGS IN MULTI-STATE OUTBREAK

Enlarge / I don't feel so good. Puppies given a startling amount of antibiotics have spurred a multi-state outbreak of diarrhea-causing...

Taiwanese authorities arrest Cody Wilson, intend to deport him

TAIWANESE AUTHORITIES ARREST CODY WILSON, INTEND TO DEPORT HIM

Enlarge / Cody Wilson speaks at the 2015 SXSW Conference for the premiere of the documentary, Deep Web. (credit: Amy E. Price/Getty...

 
 
 
Valkyria Chronicles 4 review: Same as it ever was

VALKYRIA CHRONICLES 4 REVIEW: SAME AS IT EVER WAS

Enlarge / Once you take aim, behind-the-scenes math takes control. Turn-based tactics with an action game twist. That's the simple,...

Get ready for a flood of new exoplanets: TESS has already spotted two

GET READY FOR A FLOOD OF NEW EXOPLANETS: TESS HAS ALREADY SPOTTED TWO

Enlarge NASA's successor to the Kepler mission, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite , is already paying dividends. The satellite...

 
 
 

MATT MURDOCK IS BACK AND DARKER THAN EVER IN NEW TRAILER FOR DAREDEVIL SEASON 3

Marvel's Daredevil season 3 trailer. Man, Marvel is on a roll these days. Season two of Iron Fist just dropped a few weeks ago, and...

Japan has attempted to land two tiny rovers on a distant asteroid

JAPAN HAS ATTEMPTED TO LAND TWO TINY ROVERS ON A DISTANT ASTEROID

Enlarge / The Hayabusa2 spacecraft spies its shadow Thursday night as it descends toward Ryugu to deploy two small rovers. Japan's...

 
 
 
FCC angers cities and towns with $2 billion giveaway to wireless carriers

FCC ANGERS CITIES AND TOWNS WITH $2 BILLION GIVEAWAY TO WIRELESS CARRIERS

Enlarge / A Verizon construction engineer inspects a pair of radio heads on a mock small cell near Sacramento City Hall in 2017. The...

Inside the eight desperate weeks that saved SpaceX from ruin

INSIDE THE EIGHT DESPERATE WEEKS THAT SAVED SPACEX FROM RUIN

Enlarge / The Falcon 1 rocket ascends toward space on its fourth flight. They bunked in a double-wide trailer, cramming inside on...

 
 
 
Rocket Report: Delta II done, Ariane 5 goes for 100, and BFR finds a customer

ROCKET REPORT: DELTA II DONE, ARIANE 5 GOES FOR 100, AND BFR FINDS A CUSTOMER

Enlarge / The Rocket Report is published weekly. Welcome to Edition 1.18 of the Rocket Report! Lots of news on medium- and large-sized...

Cult classic TV show Veronica Mars is Hulu's latest resurrection

CULT CLASSIC TV SHOW VERONICA MARS IS HULU'S LATEST RESURRECTION

Enlarge / Veronica Mars, circa season three. Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix seem to have all settled on one recipe for success: rebooting...

 
 
 



This week's top stories: iPhone XS & Apple Watch Series 4 release, new iPad...

This week's top stories: iPhone XS & Apple Watch Series 4 release, new iPad & AirPower hints, more

In this week's top stories: The iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 arrive, iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 are released to the public, hope for AirPower continues, and more... Read more ...

More Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL images appear ahead of their October launch

More Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL images appear ahead of their October launch

Those of you who went into 2018 hoping there would be a few leaks of the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL ahead of time have had your wildest dreams exceeded: we've seen an avalanche... Read more ...

Man United vs Wolves live stream: how to watch today's Premier League...

Man United vs Wolves live stream: how to watch today's Premier League football online

Two of the Premier League's form sides are about to face off at Old Trafford and although Man United vs Wolves is a 3pm Saturday kick-off in the UK, some international... Read more ...

Latest Huawei Mate 20 Pro leak showcases device inside official cases

Latest Huawei Mate 20 Pro leak showcases device inside official cases

Following in the footsteps of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL earlier this week, the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 Pro has just shown up in a bunch of official case renders that... Read more ...

Take Apple's guided tour of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR

Take Apple's guided tour of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR

In case it slipped your mind, today is the release date for the 5.8-inch Apple iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max. The iPhone XR, with its 6.1-inch LCD display, will launch... Read more ...

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Bundle Now Available For Pre-Order

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Bundle Now Available For Pre-Order

Safe to say that many gamers are looking forward to the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which is currently set for a release at the end of the year. We can also imagine... Read more ...

Evan Blass' renders offer up the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL confirmation...

Evan Blass' renders offer up the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL confirmation we didn't need

The past few months have been delivering irrefutable leaks of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in astounding quantity. Google's Pixel 3 XL is easily the most leaked phone ever... Read more ...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Where Shadows Slumber'

TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Where Shadows Slumber'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to... Read more ...

YouTube Music for Android gains new streaming and download quality controls

YouTube Music for Android gains new streaming and download quality controls

Google promised last month that it will bring new features and improvements to YouTube Music more often, and today's update is one of the updates that fulfills that promise... Read more ...

Google 'Pixel Stand' charger leaked ahead of next month's Pixel 3 launch event

Google 'Pixel Stand' charger leaked ahead of next month's Pixel 3 launch event

In a clear sign that the world has run out of Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL leaks in advance of the October 9 launch event, accessories for the two forthcoming smartphones have... Read more ...