Logo

Ars Technica

 http://arstechnica.com/

Low-carb vs low-fat? Both led to ~12lb loss after a year, regardless of genes

LOW-CARB VS LOW-FAT? BOTH LED TO ~12LB LOSS AFTER A YEAR, REGARDLESS OF GENES

In a 609-person, year-long study, dieters lost an average of about 12 pounds-regardless of whether they were trying to stick to a low-fat...

MR. ROBOT REMAINS THE ONLY SHOW DELIVERING CANTENNAS AND CARD READERS

Tech on TV episode 3: Mr. Robot , captions available . We were always going to be interested in Mr. Robot. After years of l33t TV hackers...

 
 
 
Demolition workers uncover 8,000-year-old ritual skulls in Sweden

DEMOLITION WORKERS UNCOVER 8,000-YEAR-OLD RITUAL SKULLS IN SWEDEN

Antiquity In east-central Sweden, workers demolishing a railway that crossed the Motala Ström River discovered something bizarre. For...

Elon Musk tweets video of SpaceX's first broadband satellites in space

ELON MUSK TWEETS VIDEO OF SPACEX'S FIRST BROADBAND SATELLITES IN SPACE

Enlarge / SpaceX's first Starlink broadband satellites. SpaceX founder Elon Musk today tweeted an eight-second video of the company's...

 
 
 
Neanderthals were artists and thought symbolically, new studies argue

NEANDERTHALS WERE ARTISTS AND THOUGHT SYMBOLICALLY, NEW STUDIES ARGUE

Enlarge / Can you spot the three hand stencils? Hominins have lived in Western Spain's Maltravieso Cave off and on for the last 180,000...

Star Wars: Episode IX's script is finished and ready to be filmed

STAR WARS: EPISODE IX'S SCRIPT IS FINISHED AND READY TO BE FILMED

Enlarge Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, where he gave...

 
 
 
Car companies are preparing to sell driver data to the highest bidder

CAR COMPANIES ARE PREPARING TO SELL DRIVER DATA TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER

Enlarge The confluence of the technology and automotive industries has given us mobility. It's not a great name, conjuring images...

President Trump: “We have to do something” about violent video games, movies

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING” ABOUT VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES, MOVIES

Enlarge / Donald Trump starred in this widely panned video game released in 2002. His White House comments on Thursday did not reference...

 
 
 
Crush the right rock and spread it on farms to help soil and the climate

CRUSH THE RIGHT ROCK AND SPREAD IT ON FARMS TO HELP SOIL AND THE CLIMATE

Enlarge / Instead of adding crushed limestone to soil, we could opt for basalt. The best response to a leaking pipe is to stop the...

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update reaches 85 percent of PCs

WINDOWS 10 FALL CREATORS UPDATE REACHES 85 PERCENT OF PCS

Enlarge The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now on almost all Windows 10 PCs, reaching 85 percent of machines according to the...

 
 
 
100-mile-range electric delivery van could beat diesel in lifetime cost

100-MILE-RANGE ELECTRIC DELIVERY VAN COULD BEAT DIESEL IN LIFETIME COST

Enlarge / A mockup of the Workhorse truck. Electric van company Workhorse announced today that it will provide 50 custom-made all-electric...

Amateur astronomer tries out new camera, catches supernova at its start

AMATEUR ASTRONOMER TRIES OUT NEW CAMERA, CATCHES SUPERNOVA AT ITS START

Enlarge / The dot in the lower-right foreground is the supernova, from an image taken by an amateur astronomer. (credit: Víctor Buso...

 
 
 
Star Control countersuit aims to invalidate Stardock's trademarks

STAR CONTROL COUNTERSUIT AIMS TO INVALIDATE STARDOCK'S TRADEMARKS

Enlarge This morning, original Star Control creators Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III filed a response to Stardock's Star Control lawsuit,...

Venezuela says its cryptocurrency raised $735 million-but it's a farce

VENEZUELA SAYS ITS CRYPTOCURRENCY RAISED $735 MILLION-BUT IT'S A FARCE

Enlarge / Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's president, speaks during the petro cryptocurrency launch event in Caracas, Venezuela, on Tuesday,...

 
 
 
More Amazon Go stores are coming to Seattle and Los Angeles, report says

MORE AMAZON GO STORES ARE COMING TO SEATTLE AND LOS ANGELES, REPORT SAYS

Enlarge / Amazon Go from the outside. Amazon's partly automated retail store, Amazon Go , debuted with a location in Seattle in January,...

In the age of the Switch, the Nintendo 3DS refuses to die

IN THE AGE OF THE SWITCH, THE NINTENDO 3DS REFUSES TO DIE

The little system that could (continue selling despite age and competition). About a year ago, we took a look at some historical sales...

 
 
 
Why states might win the net neutrality war against the FCC

WHY STATES MIGHT WIN THE NET NEUTRALITY WAR AGAINST THE FCC

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai listens during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2017. Can...

Apple preps new AirPods: One with hands-free Siri, one water-resistant

APPLE PREPS NEW AIRPODS: ONE WITH HANDS-FREE SIRI, ONE WATER-RESISTANT

Enlarge One of the smallest members of Apple's product lineup may get a useful update this year. According to a Bloomberg report ,...

 
 
 
The Cadillac CT6 review: Super Cruise is a game-changer

THE CADILLAC CT6 REVIEW: SUPER CRUISE IS A GAME-CHANGER

Enlarge Cadillac's flagship CT6 might not have the best interior in its class. It might not have the sharpest, track-honed handling....

Watch live: SpaceX aims to launch a satellite and catch a payload fairing

WATCH LIVE: SPACEX AIMS TO LAUNCH A SATELLITE AND CATCH A PAYLOAD FAIRING

Enlarge / SpaceX has a sooty booster on the pad in California, ready for a launch. SpaceX had to scrub the Wednesday launch attempt...

 
 
 



First Android Go smartphone will be launched at the MWC 2018

First Android Go smartphone will be launched at the MWC 2018

Google has finally made the decision to launch the first Android Go smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2018 this weekend. Whispers of Android Oreo has been making the... Read more ...

Fable Fortune Now Free To Play On Xbox

Fable Fortune Now Free To Play On Xbox

Fable fans might be interested to know that this week the Fable Fortune claim has been made available to play for free on the Xbox and Windows platforms, after previously being... Read more ...

GM Android Oreo Phone Leaks With 18:9 Display

GM Android Oreo Phone Leaks With 18:9 Display

Several images depicting what's said to be General Mobile's upcoming Android Oreo smartphone leaked online earlier today, having been obtained by Android Authority. The phone... Read more ...

What do you think will be the Galaxy S9 and S9+ price with US carriers?

What do you think will be the Galaxy S9 and S9+ price with US carriers?

Samsung's flagships smartphones started at $500 for the original Galaxy S, to the rumored nearly $1000 tag for the fast-approaching Galaxy S9+. That's doubling of the launch... Read more ...

New Nokia 7 Plus Renders Surface, Dual Cameras Shown

New Nokia 7 Plus Renders Surface, Dual Cameras Shown

A new set of Nokia 7 Plus renders has leaked to show the device from more angles than the previously leaked images. These images don't add anything significant to the already... Read more ...

Apple's AirPower wireless charger could finally land in March

Apple's AirPower wireless charger could finally land in March

Apple announced its AirPower wireless charger months ago and while it's still not available yet we now have a good idea of when you might be able to buy it. According to... Read more ...

‘Samsung Max' Mobile Data Saving App Hits The Play Store

‘Samsung Max' Mobile Data Saving App Hits The Play Store

The South Korean tech giant Samsung has just launched the Samsung Max, an application that helps users to protect their privacy and reduce data consumption. This software... Read more ...

Snap loses $1.3B in market value as reality TV star Kylie Jenner says she no...

Snap loses $1.3B in market value as reality TV star Kylie Jenner says she no longer uses Snapchat

Snapchat owner Snap saw $1.3B wiped from its market value after reality TV star Kylie Jenner tweeted that she had stopped opening the app. Jenner has 24.5M followers on... Read more ...

Pycom LoPy4 Offers WiFi, BLE, LoRa, And Sigfox Connectivity

Pycom LoPy4 Offers WiFi, BLE, LoRa, And Sigfox Connectivity

Adafruit has this week announced the availability of a new product from their online electronic store in the form of the Pycom LoPy4 which is now available to purchase priced... Read more ...

Lighthouse Smart Home Security Camera Now Available For $299

Lighthouse Smart Home Security Camera Now Available For $299

Lighthouse has this week made available their new smart home security camera which is now available to purchase priced at $299. If you're quick Lighthouse is also offering a 10... Read more ...