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By: Sam Machkovech

Enlarge / Richard D. James, better known as Aphex Twin, is careful about his likeness being photographed, but Warp Records swears that this is him. (credit: Warp Records) Many of the modern era's greatest electronic musicians also happen to be...

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By: Peter Bright

(credit: Julien GONG Min) In the fourth quarter of its 2017 financial year, Microsoft posted revenue of $23.3 billion, up 13 percent on a year ago, with an operating income of $5.3 billion (up 73 percent), a net income of $6.5 billion (up 109...

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Fortune
By: Jonathan Vanian

Subscription services are paying off for Microsoft.

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By: David Kravets

Enlarge (credit: Candy Lab) A judge on Thursday declared as unconstitutional a local Wisconsin ordinance mandating that the makers of augmented reality games get special use permits if their mobile apps were to be played in county parks. The...

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By: Sean Gallagher

(credit: Michael Rosenstein) Last August, after being alerted by GitHub's security team that the certificate authority WoSign had errantly issued a certificate for a GitHub domain to someone other than GitHub, Google began an investigation in...

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By: Annalee Newitz

Demonstration of how the robot grows, reaching a maximum speed of 10 meters per second (22 miles per hour). (video link) A group of mechanical engineers at Stanford has created a transparent robot that looks and behaves like a worm, elongating its...

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By: John Timmer

Enlarge / Sam Clovis, then newly appointed national co-chairman of the Trump campaign, speaks during a news conference with Donald Trump. (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images) Yesterday, the Trump administration formally named its candidate for the...

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By: Jon Brodkin

Enlarge / Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.). (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) The evidence for repealing net neutrality rules isn't good enough, Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) told Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai...

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By: Chris Lee

Enlarge / A phased-array antenna used for radio astronomy. (credit: NRAO) In my younger days—about the time that Erik the Red was making a name for himself—I was really into electronics. Countless never-quite-working-as-expected circuits...

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By: Kyle Orland

Enlarge Sony appears to be using copyright law in an attempt to remove all traces of a leaked PlayStation 4 Software Development Kit (PS4 SDK) from the Web. That effort also seems to have extended in recent days to the forced removal of the mere...

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By: Joe Mullin

(credit: Newspaper Club / flickr) An appeals court will soon decide whether the US government can unmask anonymous users of Glassdoor—and the entire proceeding is set to happen in secret. The 9th Circuit case was flagged yesterday by Public...

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By: Sean Gallagher

Enlarge / Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, has decided to merge the State Department's Office for the Coordination of Cyber Issues into the department's economic bureau, as State's chief cyber-diplomat departs. (credit: Inga Kjer/Photothek via ...

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By: Cyrus Farivar

Enlarge (credit: Mike Mozart) On Wednesday, a blogger in Southern California wrote the most epic response to a pasta-related legal demand letter that we have ever seen. The blogger in question, Vincent "Vino" Malone, is the proprietor of...

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By: Megan Geuss

Enlarge (credit: The Boring Company) Elon Musk has been talking about The Boring Company, his tunnel-digging endeavor, for months now. Today, he tweeted: “Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground...

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TheVerge
By: Sean O'Kane

The verbal approval that entrepreneur Elon Musk said he received from the government to build an underground hyperloop from New York to Washington, DC apparently came from the White House, an administration spokesman has told Bloomberg. The official ...

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Known for his teasing tweets and ever-expanding list of high-tech ambitions, Elon Musk set observers abuzz again with a vague claim he received “verbal” approval for a high-speed, tunnel-based travel system along one of the busiest corridors in...

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Cnet
By: Eric Mack

Commentary: The Tesla and Boring Company founder says the government gave its blessing for an east coast Hyperloop. He just somehow failed to get it in writing.

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“We have had promising conversations," the White House says of the project.

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Fortune
By: Aric Jenkins

"This is the first we've heard of it"

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Fortune
By: Kirsten Korosec

It's going to need a lot more agencies on board.

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Earlier today, we reported that Elon Musk and The Boring Company had reportedly been given verbal government approval to build a Hyperloop that would connect New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC, according to a tweet posted by Musk.

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By: Eric Berger

Enlarge / Blue Origin's concept art for a New Glenn rocket launch ascending to orbit. (credit: Blue Origin) Over the last several months Blue Origin has begun to reveal details about plans to develop a large orbital rocket called New Glenn. The ...

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Mashable
By: Brett Williams

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is looking pretty jacked lately, and like so many other fitness buffs, Bezos decided to join Instagram to show off his assets — but his first post isn't quite what you might expect from a fitness guru. SEE ALSO: 4 private ...

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TheVerge
By: Chaim Gartenberg

Instagram has long been the social network of choice for subtly showing off to your friends. If you’re most people, that means videos of your cool vacation or pictures of your perfect brunch. If you’re billionaire Jeff Bezos, though, your...

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By: Peter Bright

Enlarge / One of the affected Atom processors. (credit: Intel) Systems using Intel's Clover Trail Atom processors and running Windows 10 won't ever receive the Creators Update, or any major Windows 10 updates in future. But in an exception to its...

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By: Jon Brodkin

Enlarge / John Oliver takes on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in net neutrality segment. (credit: HBO Last Week Tonight) The US Federal Communications Commission says it has no written analysis of DDoS attacks that hit the commission's net neutrality...

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By: Chris Lee

Enlarge (credit: Today is a good day) Quantum key distribution is supposed to provide a high degree of certainty in the security of secret keys. That certainty is based on the laws of physics, and all attacks against quantum keys have exploited...

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By: Kyle Orland

Enlarge / Appropriately enough, I don't see the Blizzard Launcher on this familiar Windows XP desktop image... If you're using an operating system that's over a decade old to play Blizzard games, we have some bad news for you. Starting in...

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By: Valentina Palladino

Enlarge / Intel-powered Tag Heuer smartwatch. Intel was once moving full-steam ahead into wearables, but that effort has apparently come to an end. Reports at the end of last year claimed the company was looking to step back from wearables, but...

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By: Cyrus Farivar

Enlarge (credit: portal gda) Department of Justice officials announced Thursday in Washington, DC that in conjunction with law enforcement across several countries, they had shut down AlphaBay, the notorious online Dark Web marketplace.Deputy...

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TheVerge
By: Russell Brandom

An international law enforcement effort has brought down two of the dark web’s largest marketplaces, AlphaBay and Hansa Market. According to a Europol announcement, AlphaBay hosted roughly $1 billion in transactions since its founding in 2014,...

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Last week, we reported that an international law enforcement operation had shut down AlphaBay, the dark web's go-to marketplace after the fall of Silk Road. Today, the U.S. Justice Department announced that it has seized AlphaBay and has...

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Cnet
By: Alfred Ng

Adios, Alphabay. US and European law enforcement agencies have slammed shut a booming online trade in drugs, weapons and stolen identities.

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By: Kelly Fiveash

Enlarge (credit: Chesnot/Getty Images) Google's dispute with France's privacy watchdog over a call to apply "right to be forgotten" rules globally to some Web links will be weighed by Europe's top court—three years after it told the ad giant to...

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By: Mark Walton

Enlarge Specs at a glance: Blue Ella Driver Type Planar magnetic Impedance 50 ohms Passive, 10 ohms Active Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz Amplifier Output power: 250mW THD+N: < 1% (94 dB SPL, from 20 Hz to 20 kHz) Frequency response: ...

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By: Jonathan M. Gitlin

Elle Cayabyab Gitlin NEW YORK—On July 15 and 16, the fledgling sport of Formula E racing managed something its older, bigger, much richer sibling never managed: racing with the Statue of Liberty and the downtown...

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By: Cyrus Farivar

Enlarge (credit: Sergey Galyonkin) A Chinese video game studio accused of making a very similar version of League of Legends has recently fired back in a statement, saying that "some media and competitors who have spread the unreal information...

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By: John Timmer

Enlarge (credit: US State Department) Most world leaders reacted with horror to President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accords. French President Emmanuel Macron responded with what was largely considered a troll: a short...

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By: Joe Mullin

Enlarge / The federal courthouse in Marshall, Texas. (credit: Photo by Mario Villafuerte/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The top US patent court has been asked to consider an urgent appeal from a manufacturer of supercomputers that's desperate to...

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By: Sam Machkovech

Enlarge / Ars Technica's Creative Director Aurich Lawson is on vacation. When that's the case, this is what happens to our "art department." (credit: id Software / Sam Machkovech) Multiple Doom-related stories landed on the nerd newswire on...

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By: Beth Mole

Enlarge / Cows. (credit: Getty | KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND) An 11-year-old cow in Alabama tested positive for an “atypical” strain of the prion disease Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, according to the US...

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By: Megan Geuss

Enlarge / Lyndon Rive, right, and Peter Rive, fellow co-founders of SolarCity. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images (credit: Getty Images) Peter Rive, the co-founder and CTO of solar panel company SolarCity, will leave Tesla...

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By: Valentina Palladino

Enlarge Apple released a slew of software updates today for nearly all of its systems; you can now download macOS Sierra 10.12.6, iOS 10.3.3, watchOS 3.2.3, and tvOS 10.2.2 to any of your compatible devices. The updates appear to be minor, as...

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By: Eric Berger

Enlarge / SpaceX seems to no longer be planning to land its Dragon spacecraft on Mars. (credit: SpaceX) In recent weeks, there have been rumors that SpaceX is no longer planning to send an uncrewed version of its Dragon spacecraft to Mars in 2020, ...

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 During a talk at the ISS R&D conference on Wednesday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk provided a number of updates about progress on the Falcon Heavy rocket, crewed Dragon capsule development and his vision for an eventual crewed mission to Mars with ...

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TheVerge
By: Loren Grush

Today, Elon Musk suggested that SpaceX will abandon its plans to land the company’s Dragon capsule on Mars — a mission the company had been aiming to do as early as 2020. SpaceX will not fully develop the landing technique it was going to use...

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In February, SpaceX admitted its plan to shoot its Dragon capsule (without people) to Mars by 2018 was a little too ambitious, and bumped up the launch date to 2020. But it seems that approach was too uncertain for NASA's -- and Elon...

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By: Peter Bright

Enlarge (credit: Gordon Plant) We wrote on Monday that Microsoft was branding the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update as the "Autumn Creators Update" in countries such as the UK and India, where the season between summer and winter isn't called...

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Thurrott
By: Paul Thurrott

Microsoft reached out to me today to clarify a recent story about Windows 10 Fall Creators Update naming. The post Microsoft Clarifies Fall Creators Update Naming appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Ars Staff

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we're back to share a bunch of new deals. Of note are two high-end PCs—now you can get a Dell XPS 8920 tower desktop with a Core i7 processor and 16GB of Optane memory for $714.99. You...

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By: Cyrus Farivar

Mark Vartanyan, seen here in 2014. (credit: Mark Vartanyan / Instagram) A Russian man who helped create and spread the notorious Citadel malware back in 2011 was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison by a federal judge in Atlanta. According...

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By: John Timmer

Enlarge / The catalyst in question. (credit: John Timmer) The carbon dioxide we're currently dumping into the atmosphere started out as atmospheric carbon dioxide hundreds of millions of years ago. It took lots of plants and millions of years of...

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By: Kyle Orland

Enlarge / This is not Nintendo's solution for voice chat on the Switch, but it's closer than you might think. Our recent review of Splatoon 2 wasn't able to test Nintendo's unorthodox new voice-chat app for the Nintendo Switch, which requires a...

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Cnet
By: Alfred Ng

You’ll be able to voice chat and invite friends through the app for iOS and Android.

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Entrepreneur
By: Matthew Humphries

It's available now in the Android and iOS app stores, but don't expect it to do anything useful just yet. We need Splatoon 2 to launch for that to happen.

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Tech Crunch
By: Romain Dillet

 Nintendo just launched a new smartphone app called Nintendo Switch Online. It is a companion app for Nintendo’s latest console and it is now available on iOS and Android for free. When Nintendo first introduced the Nintendo Switch, the...

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By: Ron Amadeo

Enlarge / The hardware Bixby button on the Galaxy S8. (credit: Ron Amadeo) It has been almost three months since the launch of the Galaxy S8, and Samsung is finally ready to unleash an English-speaking version of Bixby on the world—well, on the ...

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Fortune
By: racheltimeinc

The phone launched without it in March.

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TheVerge
By: Ashley Carman

Samsung announced today that it'll release the coral blue version of its Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in the US on July 21st. It'll only be available through Best Buy and Samsung's website, although there are Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint-specific...

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Phandroid
By: Joe Fedewa

Bixby can do pretty much anything you can do. It can even go so far as to scroll up and down on webpages for you. The idea is for you to be completely hands-free.

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Phandroid
By: Joe Fedewa

The difference between Bixby and Google Assistant or Siri is that Bixby can actually interact with your phone. You can ask it to do pretty much anything you can do.

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By: Valentina Palladino

Enlarge Amazon encourages product discovery in many ways, including all those customized product lists on the site's homepage based on your search history and wish lists. Now the company is taking a different approach with a new feature called...

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Inc
By: Shona Ghosh

The service, called Spark, lets users scroll through an image-heavy feed and shop for items highlighted in the pictures.

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By: Jon Brodkin

Enlarge / President Donald Trump. (credit: Getty Images News | Pool) The Trump administration supports the Federal Communications Commission effort to overturn net neutrality rules passed during the Obama years, a White House spokesperson said...

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By: Eric Berger

Enlarge / SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches the EchoStar 23 satellite in March, 2017. (credit: SpaceX) The seas were calm in early December 2010 when a spacecraft fell out of the sky, deployed its parachutes, and splashed down in the Pacific...

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By: Beth Mole

Ebola virus (credit: CDC Global) After the ghastly symptoms subside, Ebola may not be done; it may just shift to a clever stealth mode, a new study suggests. Examining archived tissue samples from infected monkeys, researchers found that Ebola can ...

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By: Cyrus Farivar

Enlarge / Dutch Harbor at Unalaska, Alaska, as seen in 2010. (credit: Tom Doyle) In Alaska, you don’t mess with nature—lest it mess with you. Emmett Fitch, an Alaska man who runs a small ISP in Unalaska, Alaska—1,000 miles southwest of...

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By: Megan Geuss

Enlarge (credit: Michiel Dijcks) On Tuesday evening, Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler released a statement saying that it would voluntarily recall three million Mercedes-Benz diesels in the EU to offer a software update that would improve...

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By: Megan Geuss

Enlarge (credit: Chris Hunkeler) California lawmakers voted to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program another 10 years on Monday night. The bill includes language that would gradually tighten restrictions on businesses, reducing the amount of...

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By: Eric Berger

Enlarge / US Rep Dana Rohrabacher, left, in a photo with Neil Armstrong a few years ago. (credit: Dana Rohrabacher) On Thursday, the space subcommittee of the House Science Committee held a hearing to look into NASA's forthcoming big-ticket...

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Cnet
By: Amanda Kooser

A curious US congressman questions NASA about ancient civilizations on the Red Planet. A Mars rover scientist offers a sensible answer.

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By: Jon Brodkin

Enlarge (credit: loonyhiker) The Federal Communications Commission has denied a request to extend the deadline for comments on its plan to overturn net neutrality rules. The commission is also refusing to release the text of more than 40,000 net ...

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Cnet
By: Carrie Mihalcik

The FCC wants to wipe away net neutrality regulations despite a recent flood of public support for the open internet rules.

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By: Joe Mullin

Christmas came early for Netflix investors this year. (credit: macappsaddict via Flickr) Netflix posted its quarterly financial results (PDF) yesterday, and it is just about dominating Wall Street expectations. The streaming media company's...

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By: David Kravets

Enlarge (credit: www.glynlowe.com) It's been a month following Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' announcement that he was buying the upscale Whole Foods Market grocery chain for $13.7 billion, or $42 a share, in an all-cash transaction. Now, opposition is...