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dimanche 24 décembre 2017, 18:17
Enlarge 2017 is almost over. For most of us, there are reasons to be nostalgic and there are reasons to be glad we can just move on. That's how we feel about tech from this year, too. We've polled each member of the Ars Technica reviews team about their favorite and least...
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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) If you thought 2016 was crazy, then you may have been prepared for all that came in 2017. There were catastrophic hurricanes in the US and Caribbean. There were more mass shootings in the US and terrorist attacks around the world. The FCC...
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Enlarge (credit: Collage by Aurich Lawson) Before we get on to the list, don't miss this year's Ars Technica Charity Drive sweepstakes. You can win one of nearly 100 prizes, including limited-edition gaming collectibles, all while helping out a good cause. Entries are due...
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samedi 23 décembre 2017, 17:11
Enlarge / circa 1955: A traditional festive dinner table decorated with sprigs of berried holly. (credit: Getty | Chaloner Woods) As the adage goes, the dose makes the poison. But the same can be said for our foods—a morbid morsel to chew on during your holiday noshing....
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Warning: This story discusses a handful of specific moments from TV in 2017. Though we’ve strived to avoid spoilng anything major, please note this list includes specific references to Stranger Things 2, Mr. Robot S3, Master of None S2, and Last Week Tonight among others. ...
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(credit: robby-T) Congress has spent much of the past year grappling with a heartbreakingly difficult issue: victims who are prohibited by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act from suing the websites where they were sex-trafficked. Unfortunately, some of the debate ...
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vendredi 22 décembre 2017, 23:20
Enlarge / The eruptions being studied are marked in pink, with the white numbers showing the age of each eruption in millions of years. (credit: Zhou et al/Nature Geoscience) The weird thing about volcanic activity in the Western United States is that it’s actually quite...
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Enlarge / OKCupid would rather you use real names for its dating service than use anonymous handles. But its open letter announcing the change didn't address possible privacy ramifications. (credit: OkCupid) Over the past year, online dating service OkCupid has shaken up a...
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Enlarge / Dots, dots everywhere! (credit: Apple) iPhone X owners have found that Face ID isn't available as an authentication method for the 'Ask to Buy' feature, which allows parents to approve their kids' iOS purchases and downloads. Instead, the parent (or any other...
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Enlarge / An iPhone 6's battery, courtesy of iFixit. (credit: iFixit) Since news broke that Apple deliberately slows down the processor speed of iPhones as they age, the company has now been sued three times in various federal courts nationwide. These proposed class-action...
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Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. The holiday shopping rush is just about over, so today's list is a bit short and sweet. Still, there are a few bargains worth checking out, including discounts on iTunes and ...
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Enlarge / You wouldn't really want to use Nvidia's $3,000 Titan V with a 32-bit operating system anyway. (credit: Nvidia) While most people have probably made the switch by now, yet another reason to drop 32-bit operating systems and move to 64-bits is coming. Version 390...
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Enlarge / 26th December 1936: Father Christmas getting a kiss under the mistletoe. (credit: Getty | E. Dean) ‘Tis the season to be frisky. According to a new study this week in Scientific Reports, Christmas in the US often sees a spike in Google searches for sexy time...
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Video shot by Joshua Ballinger, edited and produced by Jing Niu and David Minick. Click here for transcript. (video link) Our 'The Greatest Leap' series is all about the triumph of humankind's first lunar landing, but putting the events surrounding Apollo into the right...
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One doesn't normally think of the Swiss as terribly eccentric, but you could make an exception for Rinspeed boss Frank Rinderknecht. Some of his past creations have been pretty out there, like the sQuba, which started out as a Lotus Elise and ended up a fully electric...
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Enlarge / Atomic plant Vogtle, located in Burke County, near Waynesboro, Georgia in USA. (Photo by Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) wants to keep two under-construction reactors at the Vogtle nuclear...
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Enlarge (credit: Bitcoincharts.com) After rocketing to a high above $19,500 last Sunday, bitcoin's price has been steadily dropping this week. Those losses accelerated overnight, with the cryptocurrency falling below $13,000. Bitcoin's losses come amid a broad...
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Enlarge / This is the “Patio Suite” at the Abbey Inn. (credit: Abbey Inn) The Indiana attorney general has sued a small hotel in Nashville, south of Indianapolis, over claims that it illegally charged its own customers a $350 fee for leaving negative reviews online. The ...
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2017 was a great year for tabletop games, and we spent a lot of time playing them. As usual, the board game release schedule is slanted heavily toward the latter months of the year, so we couldn't get absolutely everything we wanted to play to the table. This is doubly true...
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | jangeltun) When Chad Pierce and his family bought a new house this year, they made sure of one thing: that getting Internet service wouldn't be a problem. 'The first thing we did was go on [Charter] Spectrum's website and punch the address...
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