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Hackers behind life-threatening attack on chemical maker are sanctioned

HACKERS BEHIND LIFE-THREATENING ATTACK ON CHEMICAL MAKER ARE SANCTIONED

Enlarge / Oil and gas industry and sunrise at a refinery in Fujian Russian state nationals accused of wielding life-threatening malware...

Google Fi now sells the Pixel 4a on a subscription plan for $9 a month

GOOGLE FI NOW SELLS THE PIXEL 4A ON A SUBSCRIPTION PLAN FOR $9 A MONTH

Enlarge Google Fi is now offering a new way to buy phones: a subscription plan. Instead of buying a device outright, you can now sign...

 
 
 
Huge COVID study finds remdesivir doesn't work-FDA grants approval anyway

HUGE COVID STUDY FINDS REMDESIVIR DOESN'T WORK-FDA GRANTS APPROVAL ANYWAY

Enlarge / A vial of Remdesivir during a press conference about the start of a study with severely COVID-19 patients in Hamburg, Germany...

T-Mobile screwups caused nationwide outage but FCC isn't punishing carrier

T-MOBILE SCREWUPS CAUSED NATIONWIDE OUTAGE BUT FCC ISN'T PUNISHING CARRIER

Enlarge / T-Mobile advertisement in New York City's Times Square on October 15, 2020. The Federal Communications Commission has finished...

 
 
 
Today is iPhone 12 and iPad Air launch day, but don't expect speedy shipping

TODAY IS IPHONE 12 AND IPAD AIR LAUNCH DAY, BUT DON'T EXPECT SPEEDY SHIPPING

The iPhone 12 Pro. As previously announced, Apple has begun shipping orders of the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and redesigned iPad Air...

A typical teenager's stroll: Carrying a baby and dodging mammoths

A TYPICAL TEENAGER'S STROLL: CARRYING A BABY AND DODGING MAMMOTHS

What could make you walk miles across a landscape full of Ice Age predators, all alone except for the toddler you're carrying? Archaeologists...

 
 
 
Is McDonald's ice cream machine working near you? There's a bot for that

IS MCDONALD'S ICE CREAM MACHINE WORKING NEAR YOU? THERE'S A BOT FOR THAT

Enlarge / This 2019 photo was taken in Poland, but McDonald's main virtue is that you pretty much know what you're getting with it...

Our PlayStation 5 has arrived-here's what we can show you so far

OUR PLAYSTATION 5 HAS ARRIVED-HERE'S WHAT WE CAN SHOW YOU SO FAR

The box is cool, sure... [credit: Sam Machkovech ] This morning, the PlayStation 5 arrived at the Ars Orbital HQ, which means we're...

 
 
 
Rocket Report: Bank doubles value of SpaceX, Russia won't talk Amur anymore

ROCKET REPORT: BANK DOUBLES VALUE OF SPACEX, RUSSIA WON'T TALK AMUR ANYMORE

Enlarge / Hot fire test of integrated second stage for ABL Space System's RS1 rocket. Welcome to Edition 3.21 of the Rocket Report....

How Indiana Jones fought the Communists

HOW INDIANA JONES FOUGHT THE COMMUNISTS

Enlarge / The loading screen of the browser-friendly version of Indiana Jones in Wenceslas Square , converted by Jaroslav Švelch and...

 
 
 
Better than the Scoville scale? Chili-shaped device can rate pepper hotness

BETTER THAN THE SCOVILLE SCALE? CHILI-SHAPED DEVICE CAN RATE PEPPER HOTNESS

Enlarge / There could soon be an easier way to tell how hot that chili pepper is. (credit: Azman Mohamad / EyeEm via Getty Images ) Capsaicin...

Sacklers-who made $11 billion off opioid crisis-to pay $225 million in damages

SACKLERS-WHO MADE $11 BILLION OFF OPIOID CRISIS-TO PAY $225 MILLION IN DAMAGES

Enlarge / PURDUE PHARMA, STAMFORD, Conn. - 2019/09/12: Members of P.A.I.N. and Truth Pharm staged a protest on September 12, 2019,...

 
 
 
Apple pushes out iOS 14.1, iMovie updates, and more

APPLE PUSHES OUT IOS 14.1, IMOVIE UPDATES, AND MORE

Enlarge / The various color options of the iPhone 12. This week, Apple has released a number of software updates to pave the way for...

AT&T loses another 600,000 TV customers as it seeks buyer for DirecTV

AT&T LOSES ANOTHER 600,000 TV CUSTOMERS AS IT SEEKS BUYER FOR DIRECTV

Enlarge / AT&T's logo and share price displayed on a monitor at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. AT&T lost 627,000...

 
 
 
Iran behind supposed “Proud Boys” voter-intimidation emails, Feds allege

IRAN BEHIND SUPPOSED “PROUD BOYS” VOTER-INTIMIDATION EMAILS, FEDS ALLEGE

Enlarge / FBI Director Chrisopher Wray speaking at a press conference in Washington, DC, on October 7. (credit: Jim Watson | AFP |...

Bunches of Amazon devices are back down to their Prime Day prices today

BUNCHES OF AMAZON DEVICES ARE BACK DOWN TO THEIR PRIME DAY PRICES TODAY

Enlarge Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a wide range of deals on Amazon Echo, Fire, Kindle, and Fire TV devices, almost all of...

 
 
 
Hacker says he correctly guessed Trump's Twitter password-it was “maga2020!”

HACKER SAYS HE CORRECTLY GUESSED TRUMP'S TWITTER PASSWORD-IT WAS “MAGA2020!”

Enlarge A security researcher reportedly logged in to President Trump's Twitter account last week by guessing the password-it was...

The 2020 Polaris Slingshot-still a conversation starter on three wheels

THE 2020 POLARIS SLINGSHOT-STILL A CONVERSATION STARTER ON THREE WHEELS

The 2020 Polaris Slingshot has an all-new engine and transmission, but it remains for extroverts only. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] The...

 
 
 
Nintendo's new translation tune? What a Fire Emblem re-release means in 2020

NINTENDO'S NEW TRANSLATION TUNE? WHAT A FIRE EMBLEM RE-RELEASE MEANS IN 2020

The special edition comes with everything seen here, on sale in December. Prices not yet announced. Nintendo's latest surprise announcement...

PS5 will be missing some PS4 video streaming apps at launch

PS5 WILL BE MISSING SOME PS4 VIDEO STREAMING APPS AT LAUNCH

The PS5 media remote. While all four of the services at the bottom there will be available on launch day, some other PS4 video services...

 
 
 



Xfinity Mobile has a deal on the 5G iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro

Xfinity Mobile has a deal on the 5G iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro

Xfinity Mobile, an MVNO with nationwide 5G service, is now offering the to new and existing customers. New customers will get $250 off of the price of either 5G model if they... Read more ...

Apple promotes redesigned iPad Air in new ‘Boiiing' video

Apple promotes redesigned iPad Air in new ‘Boiiing' video

Alongside the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, today also marks the first day of availability for the new iPad Air. To celebrate the latest iPad Air, Apple has shared a new video... Read more ...

Apple Warns MagSafe Charger Could Leave Imprints On Your iPhone Case

Apple Warns MagSafe Charger Could Leave Imprints On Your iPhone Case

If you plan on buying and using Apple's new MagSafe charging system for the iPhone, you might want to take note that by using the new charger, it could actually leave imprints... Read more ...

First durability tests show notable improvements to the iPhone 12 with...

First durability tests show notable improvements to the iPhone 12 with Ceramic Shield

Apple touts that the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro feature a Ceramic Shield cover on the front to improve durability. As you would expect, YouTubers are already putting... Read more ...

Google using Chromecast screensavers to encourage people to vote

Google using Chromecast screensavers to encourage people to vote

For the past few days, the Google.com homepage stateside has featured information on “how to vote this election,” and the company is now bringing that message to the... Read more ...

Demon's Souls Moonlightstone Shards, Chunks, and Pure Materials Guide

Demon's Souls Moonlightstone Shards, Chunks, and Pure Materials Guide

Demon's Souls Moonlightstone is an upgrade material ideal for straight swords, curved swords, axes, and other similar weapons. As with most of the Souls games, the upgrade... Read more ...

Apple shares official photos as iPhone 12 arrives in stores

Apple shares official photos as iPhone 12 arrives in stores

We've already seen customers tweet photos as their pre-ordered iPhone 12 arrives, as well as photos of people waiting in line at Apple Stores. Apple has now shared some... Read more ...

9to5Mac Happy Hour 300: iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Air 4 hands-on

9to5Mac Happy Hour 300: iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Air 4 hands-on

Zac Hall and Benjamin Mayo discuss iPhone 12 / iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Air 4 day one launch, Apple TV on PlayStation, Apple Music TV, HomePod OS 14.1, and much more. Sponsored... Read more ...

PSA: What to do if 5G isn't working on your iPhone 12

PSA: What to do if 5G isn't working on your iPhone 12

If you've just gotten your iPhone 12 and have noticed that 5G isn't available after getting it set up, there are several factors to check out to troubleshoot what's going on... Read more ...

Pixel 5 Review: An exercise in compromise

Pixel 5 Review: An exercise in compromise

For better or worse, the Pixel 5 is not like previous flagship Google smartphones. It's a very different proposition for buyers as a result - but is it actually a good... Read more ...