Category: Tech

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Twitter suspends Alex Jones for urging people to keep “battle rifles” ready

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for urging people to keep “battle rifles” ready

Oli Scarff/Getty Images After holding out for a few weeks, Twitter joined the chorus of social media and tech giants that have p ...
Alexa and Cortana integration starts rolling out today

Alexa and Cortana integration starts rolling out today

Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa digital assistants can now talk to each other. The collaboration between the two assista ...
Best tech deals: Bose headphones, Roku sticks, TK

Best tech deals: Bose headphones, Roku sticks, TK

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlin ...
Google Pixel XL users say Android 9 Pie causes quick-charging problems

Google Pixel XL users say Android 9 Pie causes quick-charging problems

Despite a lengthy beta period that lasted around fives months, it seems Android 9 Pie managed to ship with a few bugs. As first ...
Apple and Facebook could be asked by Australia to build tools to get around encryption

Apple and Facebook could be asked by Australia to build tools to get around encryption

Like the FBI, Australia has been finding ways to get past encryption, with big tech companies famously not making it easy for authorities. In response ...
Back to School essentials for 2018: Best laptops, headphones, and electronics

Back to School essentials for 2018: Best laptops, headphones, and electronics

Enlarge / A few gadgets we think will be appreciated this school year.Jeff Dunn College is a time for meeting new people, openin ...
Just like iOS 11, Apple is delaying a key feature of iOS 12: Group FaceTime

Just like iOS 11, Apple is delaying a key feature of iOS 12: Group FaceTime

Enlarge / Apple demonstrates Group Facetime at WWDC 2018. Apple released the seventh beta build of iOS 12 today. The update is f ...
Truth Initiative takes on JUUL over teen vaping

Truth Initiative takes on JUUL over teen vaping

JUUL is the vape giant that went from zero to in three years. Truth Initiative is the largest anti-smoking organization in the United States. Both th ...
Tesla’s vehicle engineering chief returns to Apple

Tesla’s vehicle engineering chief returns to Apple

Doug Field, former Apple VP of Mac hardware, and also former Tesla VP of engineering, is now back at Apple and working on the company's secretive Proj ...
The Roku Channel is now available on the Web without a Roku device

The Roku Channel is now available on the Web without a Roku device

Enlarge / The Roku Channel on the Web on an iPhone. The Roku Channel, a platform for streaming TV and movies, is now available o ...
Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch runs Tizen, lasts “several days” on one charge

Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch runs Tizen, lasts “several days” on one charge

Samsung Alongside the release of the Galaxy Note9 smartphone, Samsung also debuted a new wearable: the Galaxy Watch. It's the fi ...
InfoWars app will stay in the iOS App Store—here’s Apple’s reason why

InfoWars app will stay in the iOS App Store—here’s Apple’s reason why

Apple will continue to allow the InfoWars mobile app on its App Store even after removing almost all of the podcast episodes as ...
Galaxy Tab S4 review: Even Samsung’s Dex desktop can’t save Android tablets

Galaxy Tab S4 review: Even Samsung’s Dex desktop can’t save Android tablets

Enlarge / Samsung Dex can be used with or without an external monitor.Valentina Palladino OEMs are trying to make tablets that c ...
Facebook ‘regrets’ adding confetti to Indonesia earthquake posts

Facebook ‘regrets’ adding confetti to Indonesia earthquake posts

When your reach is global, it's perhaps difficult not to inadvertently stick your fingers in a few places they don't belong — especially if you happen ...
Only a small percentage of users buy stuff through Alexa, report claims

Only a small percentage of users buy stuff through Alexa, report claims

Enlarge / The new Amazon Echo. Analysts have been aggressively optimistic in their predictions about the growth of consumer shop ...
EU taking another look at phone chargers because they’re still not standardized

EU taking another look at phone chargers because they’re still not standardized

Enlarge / USB Type-C cable and port. EU regulators are planning to investigate if there's a need for a legal mandate to force ph ...
Microsoft adding support for Movies Anywhere, giving away free X-Men movie

Microsoft adding support for Movies Anywhere, giving away free X-Men movie

Microsoft's Movies & TV app for Windows 10 and Xbox now supports the Movies Anywhere service. And for a limited time, if yo ...
FCC claims of DDoS net neutrality attack were ‘bogus’

FCC claims of DDoS net neutrality attack were ‘bogus’

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, seen here probably realizing that the truth is always the last place you look for it. Like, say, in your giant coffee mug.I ...
Second-generation Threadripper goes on sale: $1,799 for 32 cores

Second-generation Threadripper goes on sale: $1,799 for 32 cores

Announced back in June, AMD's second-generation Threadripper processors are now available for preorder. The top-end part, the T ...
Elon Musk’s Dota 2 bots spank top-tier humans, and they know how to trash talk

Elon Musk’s Dota 2 bots spank top-tier humans, and they know how to trash talk

Enlarge / Shadow Fiend, looking shadowy and fiendish. A team of computer-controlled bots took on a team of top human players in ...
Alex Jones hit with bans from Facebook and Apple

Alex Jones hit with bans from Facebook and Apple

Enlarge / Conspiracy theorist and talk show host Alex Jones. After over a week of controversy and pressure, Facebook removed fou ...
Another Windows 10 SKU is on its way, this time for remote desktops

Another Windows 10 SKU is on its way, this time for remote desktops

Enlarge / A VT100 remote terminal, which is basically the same thing as Windows Remote Desktop. Most of the Windows 10 builds pu ...
Comcast and Amazon are partnering to bring Prime Video to Xfinity X1

Comcast and Amazon are partnering to bring Prime Video to Xfinity X1

Not all cable companies are afraid of streaming. Some, in fact, are embracing it. Comcast announced on Thursday that Amazon Prime Video is coming to X ...
The Surface Go reviews are in, and… they’re a bit all over the place

The Surface Go reviews are in, and… they’re a bit all over the place

Surface Go—Microsoft's 10-inch, $399 tablet—launches today in 25 markets. Many publications around the Web have had a couple of ...
Apple shuts App Store affiliate program, imperiling recommendation sites

Apple shuts App Store affiliate program, imperiling recommendation sites

Enlarge / The note sent to affiliate program members letting them know a major source of revenue will be going away. Apple is sh ...
Alex Jones podcast episodes yanked from Spotify over “hate content”

Alex Jones podcast episodes yanked from Spotify over “hate content”

Enlarge / Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Spotify has removed episodes of InfoWars host Alex Jones' podcast from its streaming s ...
Bay Area: Join us 8/8 to discuss writing a novel with machine learning

Bay Area: Join us 8/8 to discuss writing a novel with machine learning

Enlarge / Robin Sloan likes to play with robots in fiction and real life. He also makes his own olive oil. Robin Sloan writes ab ...
Latest Windows 10 build will support “Your Phone” content sharing

Latest Windows 10 build will support “Your Phone” content sharing

Enlarge / With Your Phone you can drag and drop a photo from the phone onto the PC, without having to plug the phone in. Back at ...
“P is for Power”—Android engineers talk battery life improvements in Android P

“P is for Power”—Android engineers talk battery life improvements in Android P

Enlarge / This interview is all about battery life. With the last version of the Android P Developer Preview released, we're qu ...
Services drove Apple’s best third quarter ever, but iPhone sales aren’t growing

Services drove Apple’s best third quarter ever, but iPhone sales aren’t growing

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new Apple headquarters during a media event in Cupertino, California, on September 12, 2017. ...
How Steve Jobs and Bill Gates defined a decade of tech—according to CNN’s The 2000s

How Steve Jobs and Bill Gates defined a decade of tech—according to CNN’s The 2000s

The promo for The 2000s."We're in for the communications ride of our lives," CNN's Greg Lefevre says in a January 2, 2000, br ...
Tesla surprises fans with $1,500 limited edition surfboards

Tesla surprises fans with $1,500 limited edition surfboards

Is Tesla taking merch too far? Elon Musk has a knack for selling weird branded merchandise that has nothing to do with what his companies actually do ...
Garmin Fenix 5S Plus review: So capable, so enviable, so expensive

Garmin Fenix 5S Plus review: So capable, so enviable, so expensive

Valentina Palladino It may not look like it on the surface, but Garmin's new Fenix 5 Plus fitness watches are quite different fr ...
Intel says not to expect mainstream 10nm chips until 2H19

Intel says not to expect mainstream 10nm chips until 2H19

Lenovo IdeaPad 330, the sole system with Intel's sole 10nm processor. Intel has set a concrete deadline for when it'll finally h ...
Re-testing the MacBook Pro: Apple’s firmware update led to a big improvement

Re-testing the MacBook Pro: Apple’s firmware update led to a big improvement

Enlarge / The 2018 MacBook Pro from the front. Prospective buyers of the 2018 MacBook Pro were faced with a dilemma shortly afte ...
Alex Jones slammed with 30-day ban from Facebook for hateful videos [Update]

Alex Jones slammed with 30-day ban from Facebook for hateful videos [Update]

Enlarge / Conspiracy theorist and talk show host Alex Jones. Facebook took action against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones late Th ...
New Spectre attack enables secrets to be leaked over a network

New Spectre attack enables secrets to be leaked over a network

When the Spectre and Meltdown attacks were disclosed earlier this year, the initial exploits required an attacker to be able to ...
Windows 10 will try not to reboot when you’re just grabbing a cup of coffee

Windows 10 will try not to reboot when you’re just grabbing a cup of coffee

Caffeinate or continue to have unfettered access to your machine? A new Windows 10 tweak hopes you will no longer have to make such diffi ...
Lenovo Smart Display review: The Google Assistant now has a face

Lenovo Smart Display review: The Google Assistant now has a face

Valentina Palladino The first Android Things device is now available; Google is officially firing shots at Amazon's Echo-everywh ...
YouTube comes down on Alex Jones for hate speech, child endangerment content

YouTube comes down on Alex Jones for hate speech, child endangerment content

Enlarge / Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. YouTube issued a strike to the channel of radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jone ...
Leaked benchmarks show Intel is dropping hyperthreading from i7 chips

Leaked benchmarks show Intel is dropping hyperthreading from i7 chips

Enlarge / An 8th generation Coffee Lake processor.Mark Walton While Intel's naming scheme for its processors is often best descr ...
Facebook’s top security exec urges company to collect less user data

Facebook’s top security exec urges company to collect less user data

Mark Zuckerberg's top security exec has some advice for Facebook.Image: Getty Images/justin sullivanBy Karissa Bell2018-07-24 22:13:49 UTC Faceb ...
Today’s the day that Chrome brands plain old HTTP “not secure”

Today’s the day that Chrome brands plain old HTTP “not secure”

Since February, Google has planned to brand non-HTTPS sites as "Not Secure," and today, with Chrome 68, that change is being ro ...
We tested throttling on the MacBook Pro—now Apple says it has a firmware fix

We tested throttling on the MacBook Pro—now Apple says it has a firmware fix

Enlarge / The 2018 MacBook Pro. Today, Apple will release macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update—an update the company sa ...
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro review: Better, faster, stronger, throttle-ier?

2018 15-inch MacBook Pro review: Better, faster, stronger, throttle-ier?

Enlarge / The 2018 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.Samuel Axon We’re well into an effort by Apple to win over pro Mac u ...
Elon Musk, farting unicorn artist reach agreement and end feud

Elon Musk, farting unicorn artist reach agreement and end feud

It sure seems like the saga of Elon Musk and The Farting Unicorn™ is reaching a satisfactory conclusion, clearing up Musk's plate to continue f ...
Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary

Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary

In light of the $5 billion EU antitrust ruling against Google this week, we started noticing a certain classic Ars story circul ...
Facebook confirms it’s building an internet satellite

Facebook confirms it’s building an internet satellite

Facebook has a new plan to bring internet to remote areas.Image: Getty Images/Alexander KoernerBy Karissa Bell2018-07-21 01:25:27 UTC It looks l ...
Microsoft posts bumper Q4, with Windows, Surface, Azure all up

Microsoft posts bumper Q4, with Windows, Surface, Azure all up

Microsoft has posted the results of the fourth quarter of its 2018 financial year, running up until June 30, 2018. Revenue was ...
New MacBook Pro keyboard design may fix dust problems after all

New MacBook Pro keyboard design may fix dust problems after all

Enlarge / The keyboard on the 2016 Touch Bar MacBook Pro. While Apple's redesigned keyboards in the new MacBook Pro models are m ...
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