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Covering the Nobels-is it worth the bother?

COVERING THE NOBELS-IS IT WORTH THE BOTHER?

Enlarge / The tail side of the Jean Dausset's Nobel Medal. Dausset received the prize in 1980. One thing we do regularly at Ars is...

Dyson kills its plan to challenge Tesla with an electric car

DYSON KILLS ITS PLAN TO CHALLENGE TESLA WITH AN ELECTRIC CAR

Enlarge / James Dyson, founder and chairman of Dyson Ltd., speaks during the launch of the Airwrap product during the company's beauty...

 
 
 
Planting tiny spy chips in hardware can cost as little as $200

PLANTING TINY SPY CHIPS IN HARDWARE CAN COST AS LITTLE AS $200

Enlarge More than a year has passed since Bloomberg Businessweek grabbed the lapels of the cybersecurity world with a bombshell claim:...

Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, and eBay all quit Facebook's Libra in one day

VISA, MASTERCARD, STRIPE, AND EBAY ALL QUIT FACEBOOK'S LIBRA IN ONE DAY

Enlarge Facebook's embattled Libra project suffered a major blow on Friday as four payment processors-Stripe, Visa, Mastercard, and...

 
 
 
Activists' phones targeted by one of the world's most advanced spyware apps

ACTIVISTS' PHONES TARGETED BY ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST ADVANCED SPYWARE APPS

Enlarge Mobile phones of two prominent human rights activists were repeatedly targeted with Pegasus, the highly advanced spyware made...

WHEN PRACTICAL EFFECTS RULED THE WORLD: VFX LEGEND GETS HIS DUE IN NEW DOC

The trailer for Phil Tippett-Mad Dreams and Monsters No matter what the Criterion collector in your life says, DVDs have been slowly...

 
 
 
Behold Corvette's new racing car, now with its engine in the middle

BEHOLD CORVETTE'S NEW RACING CAR, NOW WITH ITS ENGINE IN THE MIDDLE

Corvette Racing drivers Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin unveil the new Corvette Racing C8.R. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] BRASELTON, Georgia-When...

RANKED: EVERY TICKET TO RIDE MAP

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

 
 
 
Why lightning strikes twice as often over shipping lanes

WHY LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE AS OFTEN OVER SHIPPING LANES

Enlarge For all the progress humanity has made since Odysseus had a spot of trouble on a long voyage home, life on the high seas remains...

BLIZZARD REINSTATES HONG KONG PROTESTOR'S PRIZE, SAYS “CHINA HAD NO INFLUENCE”

Blizzard banned pro Hearthstone winner for supporting free Hong Kong and took away his prize money. It would be SUCH A SHAME if Mei...

 
 
 
IPadOS review: The iPad is dead, long live the iPad

IPADOS REVIEW: THE IPAD IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE IPAD

Enlarge / iPadOS. When we reviewed the 2018 iPad Pro , we were impressed by the power and potential of the hardware, but iOS 12 wasn't...

DISNEY'S JUNGLE CRUISE LOOKS LIKE AN ENTERTAINING REHASH OF THE MUMMY

Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson star in Jungle Cruise . A scientist hires a down-on-his-luck riverboat captain as her guide on an Amazon...

 
 
 
AT&T raises prices 7% by making its customers pay AT&T's property taxes

AT&T RAISES PRICES 7% BY MAKING ITS CUSTOMERS PAY AT&T'S PROPERTY TAXES

Enlarge Telecom companies like AT&T love creating new fees to tack on customer bills, and they really love raising those fees after...

ALIEN'S ORIGIN STORY CHESTBURSTS ANEW IN STIRRING NEW DOCUMENTARY

Trailer for Memory: the Origins of Alien . Ridley Scott's timelessly evocative sci-fi/horror mashup, Alien , celebrated its 40th anniversary...

 
 
 
Google's next Pixelbook is basically a Macbook that runs Chrome OS

GOOGLE'S NEXT PIXELBOOK IS BASICALLY A MACBOOK THAT RUNS CHROME OS

The Pixelbook Go. Does this look like any other laptop you can think of? Google's October 15 hardware event is fast approaching, and...

To try to understand the youths, researchers snooped through their trash

TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE YOUTHS, RESEARCHERS SNOOPED THROUGH THEIR TRASH

Enlarge / Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau is disguised as a mountain climber, while hiding in a trash can, in a scene from the...

 
 
 
Extreme disasters costing more, but killing fewer

EXTREME DISASTERS COSTING MORE, BUT KILLING FEWER

Enlarge / Hurricane damage in Puerto Rico. With the warming climate, we should expect a change in weather-related disasters. Fewer...

How self-driving shuttles could enable car-free living in the suburbs

HOW SELF-DRIVING SHUTTLES COULD ENABLE CAR-FREE LIVING IN THE SUBURBS

Enlarge RESTON, VIRGINIA-A Boston based startup called Optimus Ride has launched a new self-driving vehicle service in the Washington...

 
 
 
“Troll Factory” turns disinformation campaigns into teaching game

“TROLL FACTORY” TURNS DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGNS INTO TEACHING GAME

Enlarge / You, too, can become a Director of Disorder. Half of the battle against disinformation campaigns is educating people about...

Rocket Report: Virgin Orbit targets Mars, SpaceX to launch rideshares on time

ROCKET REPORT: VIRGIN ORBIT TARGETS MARS, SPACEX TO LAUNCH RIDESHARES ON TIME

Enlarge / The mighty Delta IV Heavy rocket takes to the skies. (credit: Aurich Lawson/United Launch Alliance ) Welcome to Edition 2.18...

 
 
 



Samsung launches One UI beta program with Android 10 on the Galaxy S10

Samsung launches One UI beta program with Android 10 on the Galaxy S10

Samsung has announced the launch of its One UI beta program for its Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ handsets, the program brings Google's new Android 10 OS to the devices. The... Read more ...

Apple iPhone SE 2 pricing, specs, colors revealed by top analyst

Apple iPhone SE 2 pricing, specs, colors revealed by top analyst

When the Apple iPhone SE was released in March 2016, it was made in response to complaints about ever-growing screen sizes and prices. At the time, Apple's current models were... Read more ...

Google Pixel 4 retail box leaks, confirming included accessories

Google Pixel 4 retail box leaks, confirming included accessories

The last-minute Pixel 4 leaks continue this weekend with retail packaging for the smaller phone revealed on Sunday night. Similar in style to years past, the box highlights... Read more ...

Oh So Orange Google Pixel 4 poses for the paparazzi

Oh So Orange Google Pixel 4 poses for the paparazzi

Google heavily promoted the upcoming Pixel 4's Oh So Orange color option by plastering a teaser over an electronic billboard in Times Square. Google's new flagship phones will... Read more ...

T-Mobile slashes Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL prices ahead of Pixel 4 launch

T-Mobile slashes Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL prices ahead of Pixel 4 launch

The mid-range Pixel 3a and 3a XL are the first phones "made by Google" to be sold through T-Mobile, but it looks like the "Un-carrier" will be picking up the Pixel 4 and 4 XL... Read more ...

Google Pixel 4 might be even more expensive than first expected

Google Pixel 4 might be even more expensive than first expected

Leaked Google Pixel 4 series promo image Recent Pixel 4 leaks have been so detailed and extensive that you could be forgiven for thinking Google's next-generation phones are... Read more ...

Google Pixel 4 XL and Nest Mini prices leak out via retail sources

Google Pixel 4 XL and Nest Mini prices leak out via retail sources

Make the most of these Google Pixel 4 leaks, because on Tuesday everything is going to be official - at which point it's going to be time to start getting the rumors rolling... Read more ...

Japan vs Scotland live stream: how to watch today's Rugby World Cup 2019...

Japan vs Scotland live stream: how to watch today's Rugby World Cup 2019 match from anywhere

Will this be the match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup? Both teams will fancy their chances in what looks likely to be a winner-takes-all battle for qualification into the... Read more ...

Sunday Deals: Pay What You Want The Professional Photography Bundle

Sunday Deals: Pay What You Want The Professional Photography Bundle

We have a great deal on the Pay What You Want The Professional Photography Bundle in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today. You decide how much you want to spend on the Pay What... Read more ...

Orange Google Pixel 4 said to be a limited pre-order exclusive

Orange Google Pixel 4 said to be a limited pre-order exclusive

Earlier today we told you that Best Buy Canada is already accepting pre-orders for the unannounced Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL even though the phones won't be formally... Read more ...