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vendredi 29 décembre 2017, 21:55
Enlarge / Wichita Police. (credit: Wichita Police) A 28-year-old Wichita, Kansas man was killed last night by police who were responding to a tip falsely reporting a hostage situation at the man's house. And rumors are swirling in the Call of Duty community that the death...
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Enlarge (credit: Toyota) In 2015, battery-electric vehicles in Japan, the UK, California, and Texas were slightly cheaper than traditional gas or diesel vehicles—as long as you're comparing all these vehicles using their total cost of ownership (TCO). Although...
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Apple Apple’s new store on the Chicago riverfront has received plaudits for its design. Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin called it “thrillingly transparent, elegantly understated, and a boon to the city’s riverfront.” But in designing Apple's latest...
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Enlarge / Rice County Courthouse in Faribault, MN. (credit: AlexiusHoratius) A 14-year-old girl is facing charges in Minnesota juvenile courts that could lead to her being placed on a sex offender registry—all for taking a nude selfie and sending it to a boy at her...
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A DJI Phantom 4 at a launch event in 2016. (credit: Ron Amadeo) On September 21, 2017, just as dusk fell, Vyacheslav Tantashov launched his DJI Phantom 4 drone from a spot near Dyker Beach Park in Brooklyn, just southeast of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Tantashov wanted to ...
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Enlarge (credit: Christian Gloor) The mantis shrimp, which isn't a shrimp, gets a lot of attention for its visual acuity and powerful punch. But there are actual shrimp that are equally impressive. There are various species of snapping shrimp that can close their claws fast ...
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Enlarge / The many lives of Hotmail. (credit: Sean Gallagher) Twenty years ago this week, on December 29, 1997, Bill Gates bought Microsoft a $450 million late Christmas present: a Sunnyvale-based outfit called Hotmail. With the buy—the largest all-cash Internet startup...
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Enlarge / Pixelbook folded into 'entertainment' mode. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Smoothly running Android apps on Chrome OS has been a work in progress for years now. Google has done a lot to improve the experience of running mobile apps on its browser-based operating...
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'Press '1' now to speak with cardholder services, as we have an amazing timeshare opportunity reserved for you. It comes with a warranty extension for your current automobile and includes a month of free prescription refills!' Such a pitch may not cover the complete range of ...
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Enlarge / Life is also very sad. Life is Strange: Before the Storm began with the unenviable job of acting as a prologue to a very self-contained story. The first season of the episodic adventure series closed out the story of Chloe Price and Max Caulfield with two...
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Enlarge / Modeled after London's 'Ring of Steel,' the NYPD opened its coordination center in 2008. As seen in 2010, cops monitor feeds from over 1,159 CCTV cameras with the number increasing to 3,000 as the program expands. (credit: Timothy Fadek/Corbis via Getty Images) The ...
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Enlarge The past few weeks have been tumultuous for Apple ever since the company confirmed it slows down iPhones as their batteries age. In a message posted to Apple's website today, the company formally apologized to customers while explaining how iPhone batteries age,...
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jeudi 28 décembre 2017, 21:25
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Priscila Zambotto) 'Pirate radio' in 2017 takes many forms, but here's one: a north Miami couple hosting a transmitter in their backyard shed while a DJ's signal is piped in over the Internet and promoted on Facebook—even after multiple...
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Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, the Dealmaster is checking in from his cozy vacation spot to bring you another round of discounts. While the deals have slowed a bit now that Christmas has come and gone, there are still a handful of bargains...
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Enlarge / SMITH TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA - OCTOBER 25: A view from private farmland shows a natural gas cryogenic processing plant under construction October 25, 2017 in Smith Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. The cryogenic plant is owned by Energy Transfer Partners,...
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In addition to that sweet mixtape, here are just some of the prizes you could win by entering this year’s sweepstakes. As we transition from the Christmas season to the New Year's season, more than 300 Ars readers have already teamed up to give nearly $19,000 to the EFF...
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Enlarge Life performs many astonishing feats of chemistry, building complex molecules that can take us years to figure out how to synthesize. And the thermodynamics of these reactions are often fascinating—in many cases, life lives on the edge, at risk of seeing critical ...
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(credit: Mac History) If you've ever been curious to test out Apple's original Lisa operating system, you'll get the chance to do so next year using the original source code. Al Kossow, a software curator for the Computer History Museum, announced that the source code for...
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Enlarge (credit: Flickr user Jon S.) Conspiracy theories, like the world being flat or the Moon landings faked, have proven notoriously difficult to stomp out. Add a partisan twist to the issue, and the challenge becomes even harder. Even near the end of his second term,...
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Enlarge (credit: Fursov Aleksey?Getty Images) Wow, that 2017, though. Quite a year. Let's grab a Juicero and take a moment to reflect on the utter dumpster fires that we've witnessed over the past 12 months. No, we're not talking about the political scene, though that...
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