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How Russia's “influence operations” targeted the midterms

HOW RUSSIA'S “INFLUENCE OPERATIONS” TARGETED THE MIDTERMS

Enlarge Last week, Twitter released data from accounts that had been identified as part of Russian and Iranian influence campaigns,...

NASA brings a Hubble gyro back to life after a seven-year hibernation

NASA BRINGS A HUBBLE GYRO BACK TO LIFE AFTER A SEVEN-YEAR HIBERNATION

Enlarge / Hubble Space Telescope above Earth, photographed during STS-125, Servicing Mission 4, May 2009. After NASA's Hubble Space...

 
 
 
Verizon declares success, says Florida network is back up after hurricane

VERIZON DECLARES SUCCESS, SAYS FLORIDA NETWORK IS BACK UP AFTER HURRICANE

Enlarge / PANAMA CITY, Fla. - OCTOBER 19: Mark Mauldin hangs a sign near the front of his property expressing his dissatisfaction with...

LEGO DC Super-Villains review: A familiar, simple romp through the DCU

LEGO DC SUPER-VILLAINS REVIEW: A FAMILIAR, SIMPLE ROMP THROUGH THE DCU

Enlarge / Never fear, the... Justice Syndicate is here? Traveller's Tales has been developing licensed Lego games for more than a...

 
 
 

REPORT: INTEL IS CANCELLING ITS 10NM PROCESS. INTEL: NO, WE'RE NOT

Media reports published today that Intel is ending work on the 10nm process are untrue. We are making good progress on 10nm. Yields...

Feds shut down self-driving school bus pilot in Florida

FEDS SHUT DOWN SELF-DRIVING SCHOOL BUS PILOT IN FLORIDA

Enlarge The Trump administration has taken a hands-off approach to regulating self-driving cars, but on Friday federal regulators...

 
 
 
Grand Theft Auto V hack exposed single-player games to malicious trolls

GRAND THEFT AUTO V HACK EXPOSED SINGLE-PLAYER GAMES TO MALICIOUS TROLLS

Hackers could briefly create a scene like this at will even in targets' single-player games of Grand Theft Auto V . Over the years,...

Latest adaptation of Haunting of Hill House will haunt your dreams

LATEST ADAPTATION OF HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE WILL HAUNT YOUR DREAMS

Enlarge / Literature's most famous haunted house is back for the best adaptation yet. The quintessential ghost story is back to haunt...

 
 
 
Sons born to US Civil War POWs were more likely to die young

SONS BORN TO US CIVIL WAR POWS WERE MORE LIKELY TO DIE YOUNG

Enlarge / Crowded conditions at the Andersonville POW camp. "It is hard on our men held in Southern prisons not to exchange them,...

Relativity hires senior Tesla manager to help automate rocket production

RELATIVITY HIRES SENIOR TESLA MANAGER TO HELP AUTOMATE ROCKET PRODUCTION

Enlarge / Can this 3D printer really make rocket parts? No one could argue that a company like SpaceX has one of the most cutting-edge...

 
 
 
Elon Musk tweets a date for the opening of his first Los Angeles tunnel

ELON MUSK TWEETS A DATE FOR THE OPENING OF HIS FIRST LOS ANGELES TUNNEL

Enlarge / An image of the Hawthorne test tunnel under construction. On Sunday night, Tesla, SpaceX, and Boring Company CEO Elon Musk...

Google Home Hub review-Awesome hardware for Google's nascent smart display software

GOOGLE HOME HUB REVIEW-AWESOME HARDWARE FOR GOOGLE'S NASCENT SMART DISPLAY SOFTWARE

Ron Amadeo The latest entry to the Google Home ecosystem is called the Google Home Hub. The Home Hub marries a screen with the Google...

 
 
 
Lithium giants feud over competition, brine in Chile's Atacama Desert

LITHIUM GIANTS FEUD OVER COMPETITION, BRINE IN CHILE'S ATACAMA DESERT

Enlarge / A general view of Laguna Colorada located near the border with Chile, in the Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia. The Uyuni salt flats...

THE GUILTY REVIEW: EVEN IN 2018, A SIMPLE PHONE CAN BE UTTERLY THRILLING

Ars chats up The Guilty writer/director Gustav Möller in a particularly Ars-y karaoke room at Fantastic Fest 2018 (produced/edited...

 
 
 
First thing we do, let's kill all the experts

FIRST THING WE DO, LET'S KILL ALL THE EXPERTS

Enlarge / Here lies an expert. There is a Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. Take a moment to consider the implications of that fact....

Hack on 8 adult websites exposes oodles of intimate user data

HACK ON 8 ADULT WEBSITES EXPOSES OODLES OF INTIMATE USER DATA

Enlarge / One of the hacked websites, wifelovers.com, as it appeared on October 12. A recent hack of eight poorly secured adult websites...

 
 
 
After the Windows update fiasco, Microsoft needs to shake up its dev process

AFTER THE WINDOWS UPDATE FIASCO, MICROSOFT NEEDS TO SHAKE UP ITS DEV PROCESS

Enlarge / Windows 10 during a product launch event in Tokyo in July 2015. (credit: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images) It's fair...

Collapse of ancient city's water system may have led to its demise

COLLAPSE OF ANCIENT CITY'S WATER SYSTEM MAY HAVE LED TO ITS DEMISE

Enlarge / The Cambodian city of Angkor was once the largest in the world until vast swathes of the population decamped in the 15th...

 
 
 
Review: Istanbul: The Dice Game rules the bazaar

REVIEW: ISTANBUL: THE DICE GAME RULES THE BAZAAR

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

Another Defender bites the dust as Netflix cancels Luke Cage

ANOTHER DEFENDER BITES THE DUST AS NETFLIX CANCELS LUKE CAGE

Enlarge / Luke Cage will have to put another dollar in the swear jar when he hears the news. Just one week ago, Netflix surprised...

 
 
 



IPhone XR shipping times slip beyond October 26th launch day delivery

IPhone XR shipping times slip beyond October 26th launch day delivery

After holding steady through the weekend , iPhone XR shipping times have officially slipped past launch day. This means that if you order today, your iPhone XR won't arrive by... Read more ...

Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 675 mid-range chipset with enhanced AI...

Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 675 mid-range chipset with enhanced AI, "cutting edge" photography

Qualcomm has introduced the Snapdragon 675 Mobile Platform. The latest entry to the company's mid-range Snapdragon 600 series will offer improved gaming performance, a step up... Read more ...

Unorthodox Rocks Cleveland

Unorthodox Rocks Cleveland

Please join us on Monday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mandel Jewish Community Center for a live recording of Unorthodox, the 1 Jewish-themed podcast on iTunes! If you don't... Read more ...

Starlink: Battle for Atlas - Should I Buy Physical or Digital?

Starlink: Battle for Atlas - Should I Buy Physical or Digital?

Special, Ultimate, Limited, Collector's, it has become increasingly common for new titles to launch with a slew of editions, and players now have to choose how much they want... Read more ...

Samsung's foldable Galaxy X handset could finally be revealed next month

Samsung's foldable Galaxy X handset could finally be revealed next month

The foldable Samsung Galaxy X handset has been a long time coming and, after years of leaks and rumors, it seems the South Korean company is finally ready to reveal its newest... Read more ...

Chrome OS ‘Better Together' integration w/ Android Messages rolling out on...

Chrome OS ‘Better Together' integration w/ Android Messages rolling out on Developer channel

One aspect where Google has lagged behind Apple is in the creation of a coherent ecosystem, where each piece contributes to a greater whole. However, this is beginning to... Read more ...

Cities: Skylines Industries - How to Use the New DLC Mechanics

Cities: Skylines Industries - How to Use the New DLC Mechanics

So you took our advice and went and bought yourself the new Industries DLC for Cities: Skylines. Congratulations, you'll be glad you did. But instead of throwing a party for... Read more ...

Apple no longer signing iOS 12 following the release of iOS 12.0.1

Apple no longer signing iOS 12 following the release of iOS 12.0.1

After its release back in September, Apple is no longer signing the initial build of iOS 12. This means that users will now only be able to restore to the current release of... Read more ...

How to turn Portrait Mode photos into 3-D photos on iPhone

How to turn Portrait Mode photos into 3-D photos on iPhone

Looking to make your very own 3-D photos and post 'em on Facebook? Here's everything you need to know! Every once in a while, Facebook comes out with a super cool new feature... Read more ...

Supermicro CEO Joins Cook in Calling for Bloomberg to Retract Supply Chain...

Supermicro CEO Joins Cook in Calling for Bloomberg to Retract Supply Chain Hack Story

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook called on Bloomberg to retract a highly controversial story suggesting Chinese spies planted microchips in the Supermicro server motherboards used... Read more ...