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Salon.com
Is a “Star Trek” future possible? “You can have anything you want at any time, anywhere, on demand”way Saadia connects “Star Trek” to genre classics like Isaac Asimov’s robot and
Is a “Star Trek” future possible? “You can have anything you want at any time, anywhere, on demand”
Salon.com / Posted 7 hours ago
way Saadia connects “Star Trek” to genre classics like Isaac Asimov’s robot and “Foundation” novels.) Annalee Newitz, the Ars Technica editor formerly of io9, calls the book “a great work of analysis for fans of ‘Star Trek,’ and a call to arms for... Read more
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The Verge
State Senator backs off attempt to gut Illinois privacy lawBut according to an Ars Technica report, State Senator Link has now placed the
State Senator backs off attempt to gut Illinois privacy law
The Verge / Posted 12 hours ago
But according to an Ars Technica report, State Senator Link has now placed the amendment on hold, after the proposal generated significant outcry in the press. It's still possible Link will reintroduce the measure, but the amendment introduced on... Read more
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Breitbart
ZUCKED UP: Why Silicon Valley is Scared to Death of Trump Part 1pro-business Donald Trump, and why is the California GOP establishment joining
ZUCKED UP: Why Silicon Valley is Scared to Death of Trump Part 1
Breitbart / Posted 12 hours ago
pro-business Donald Trump, and why is the California GOP establishment joining in the scrum? Just follow the money. For years, President Obama and the comprehensive immigration reform crown has distracted the American public masterfully, getting... Read more
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FOX Business
The $9 Billion Verdict: Alphabet Beats Oracle Again (but They Aren't Done Yet)on open and free programming languages to build innovative consumer products,"
The $9 Billion Verdict: Alphabet Beats Oracle Again (but They Aren't Done Yet)
FOX Business / Posted 13 hours ago
on open and free programming languages to build innovative consumer products," a Google spokesperson said to reporters from Ars Technica. Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, for one, would like to see the end of this long-running case. Oracle's... Read more
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FOX Business
The $9 Billion Verdict: Alphabet Beats Oracle Again (but They Aren't Done Yet)on open and free programming languages to build innovative consumer products,"
The $9 Billion Verdict: Alphabet Beats Oracle Again (but They Aren't Done Yet)
FOX Business / Posted 13 hours ago
on open and free programming languages to build innovative consumer products," a Google spokesperson said to reporters from Ars Technica. Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, for one, would like to see the end of this long-running case. Oracle's... Read more
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Breitbart
Evidence In Child Porn Case Thrown Out Because FBI Won’t Disclose Hacking Methodssecure a conviction without this key evidence,” said University of California l
Evidence In Child Porn Case Thrown Out Because FBI Won’t Disclose Hacking Methods
Breitbart / Posted yesterday
secure a conviction without this key evidence,” said University of California law professor Ahmed Ghappour, as quoted by Ars Technica. “The interesting thing about the government’s setback in this case is that the suppression does not turn on a... Read more
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ExtremeTech
Developer confirms Xbox One VR is coming, but how powerful is the console likely to be?intends to work with Oculus Rift to support VR on the Xbox One rather than buil
Developer confirms Xbox One VR is coming, but how powerful is the console likely to be?
ExtremeTech / Posted yesterday
intends to work with Oculus Rift to support VR on the Xbox One rather than building its own in-house solution, according to Ars Technica. At this stage in the game that’s probably wise; VR headsets historically take several years to develop and the... Read more
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Engadget
The government spends billions maintaining archaic IT systemstake away from this. For starters, some of these old systems are almost assured
The government spends billions maintaining archaic IT systems
Engadget / Posted yesterday
take away from this. For starters, some of these old systems are almost assuredly very susceptible to intrusions. But, like Ars Technica notes, a few have been augmented with comparatively modern bits and bobs. The problem there is that even those... Read more
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Lifehacker
You Can Now Upload Images Directly to Redditdeveloped by Java. A jury declared the utilization of the code to be fair use;
You Can Now Upload Images Directly to Reddit
Lifehacker / Posted 2 days ago
developed by Java. A jury declared the utilization of the code to be fair use; Oracle had been seeking $9 billion. [Ars Technica] You can now share short clips from Twitch streams on social sites like Twitter and Facebook. Just hit the new... Read more
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Engadget
Android doesn't infringe on Oracle copyrights, jury findsoperating system's profits. Had the trial gone the other way, Oracle could have
Android doesn't infringe on Oracle copyrights, jury finds
Engadget / Posted 2 days ago
operating system's profits. Had the trial gone the other way, Oracle could have asked for as much as $9 billion in damages, Ars Technica reports. The key with today's decision is that the jury found Google's implementation of Java to be "fair use,"... Read more
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MacDailyNews
Patent troll VirnetX wants judge to block Apple’s FaceTime, iMessage services – MacDailyNewsvictory over Apple, now wants a federal judge to permanently turn off those pop
Patent troll VirnetX wants judge to block Apple’s FaceTime, iMessage services – MacDailyNews
MacDailyNews / Posted 2 days ago
victory over Apple, now wants a federal judge to permanently turn off those popular features,” David Kravets reports for Ars Technica. “VirnetX on Wednesday also asked the judge presiding over the litigation to increase the damages the East... Read more
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The Hill
EU lawmakers push for renegotiation of US data transfer dealis only one yardstick: is this or is this not Schremsproof? It seems to me the
EU lawmakers push for renegotiation of US data transfer deal
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
is only one yardstick: is this or is this not Schremsproof? It seems to me the Commission is prepared to make a decision knowing that it will not stand in court,” Dutch MEP Sophie in 't Veld said Wednesday night, according t... Read more
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The Philippine Inquirer
Court decision ruins the whole Tor FBI Mozilla problemThe last post, and this might be irony, is about the hiring of a new communicat
Court decision ruins the whole Tor FBI Mozilla problem
The Philippine Inquirer / Posted 2 days ago
The last post, and this might be irony, is about the hiring of a new communications person. This is from last week. Ars Technica reported that a judge has "tossed out" the evidence, which we hope is legalese for something more sophisticated... Read more
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ExtremeTech
Microsoft kills the last remnants of Nokia, will lay off 1,850 people10 Mobile now reduced to less than 1% market share, it’s not clear who Microsof
Microsoft kills the last remnants of Nokia, will lay off 1,850 people
ExtremeTech / Posted 3 days ago
10 Mobile now reduced to less than 1% market share, it’s not clear who Microsoft thinks is going to buy its products. Ars Technica has published a full email from Terry Myerson, which states in part: “our phone success has been limited to... Read more
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The Verge
Queen's Brian May is making a VR viewer to speed the demise of realityyou've fallen in love with the virtual world. Eventually, I think people won't
Queen's Brian May is making a VR viewer to speed the demise of reality
The Verge / Posted 3 days ago
you've fallen in love with the virtual world. Eventually, I think people won't want to come out." That quote, courtesy of Ars Technica, was given during the launch of May's own version of Google Cardboard, called the Owl VR Kit. Owl VR — shipping... Read more
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The Verge
Microsoft won PC but lost mobile, what now?its path — Microsoft included. Microsoft's mobile failings can be traced back
Microsoft won PC but lost mobile, what now?
The Verge / Posted 3 days ago
its path — Microsoft included. Microsoft's mobile failings can be traced back much further than Windows Vista, though. Ars Technica recently profiled Microsoft's impressive attempts to bring the same version of Windows to all devices. It's a... Read more
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The Verge
Read Microsoft's internal memo about its smartphone restructuringand had great ideas, but have not always had the alignment needed across the co
Read Microsoft's internal memo about its smartphone restructuring
The Verge / Posted 3 days ago
and had great ideas, but have not always had the alignment needed across the company to make an impact. At the same time, Ars Technica recently published a long story documenting our journey to create the universal platform for our developers. The... Read more
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International Business Times
Live 24-hour, 250,000-word readathon shows how tedious smartphone app T&Cs have become terms and conditions, because we know that disagreeing with any single point wi
Live 24-hour, 250,000-word readathon shows how tedious smartphone app T&Cs have become
International Business Times / Posted 3 days ago
terms and conditions, because we know that disagreeing with any single point will mean we cannot use the app. Speaking to Ars Technica and the 250,000-word readathon, the NCC said: "Reading 250,000 words of app terms and conditions is an... Read more
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techcentral.ie
Criminal defendants demand to see FBI's secret hacking toolthe hands of the government, but the government has a justifiable right not to
Criminal defendants demand to see FBI's secret hacking tool
techcentral.ie / Posted 3 days ago
the hands of the government, but the government has a justifiable right not to turn the information over to the defence?” Ars Technica, which reported on Bryan’s order, noted that two other judges, in Oklahoma and Massachusetts, have ruled this... Read more
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Ars Technica
Charter explains why it doesn’t compete against other cable companiesform, Charter has about 25.4 million customers in 41 states. Disclosure: The A
Charter explains why it doesn’t compete against other cable companies
Ars Technica / Posted 4 days ago
form, Charter has about 25.4 million customers in 41 states. Disclosure: The Advance/Newhouse Partnership, which owns about 13 percent of Charter, is part of Advance Publications. Advance Publications owns Condé Nast, which owns Ar... Read more
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TechCrunch
Get popcorn and watch T&Cs for 30 apps being read aloud over 24 hours…regularly and supplied with copious glasses of water to make it through the awf
Get popcorn and watch T&Cs for 30 apps being read aloud over 24 hours…
TechCrunch / Posted 4 days ago
regularly and supplied with copious glasses of water to make it through the awful stack. Discussing the ‘T&Cs-a-thon’ with Ars Technica yesterday, the NCC said: “Reading 250,000 words of app terms and conditions is an impossible task for most... Read more
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The Philippine Inquirer
Three tells customers to use WhatsApp and Skype to evade incoming MMS price hikeit in line with rivals EE, O2 and Vodafone which charge 40p, 35p and 45p per di
Three tells customers to use WhatsApp and Skype to evade incoming MMS price hike
The Philippine Inquirer / Posted 4 days ago
it in line with rivals EE, O2 and Vodafone which charge 40p, 35p and 45p per dinkle pic, respectively. In a statement to Ars Technica, Three declined to comment on the reason for the price increase, instead simply stating that it "follows a... Read more
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IGN
NASA to Resume Focus on Moon Missionsplan focuses on an asteroid landing—along with "other operations in the vicinit
NASA to Resume Focus on Moon Missions
IGN / Posted 5 days ago
plan focuses on an asteroid landing—along with "other operations in the vicinity of the Moon," according to Ars Technica—before taking off for the Moon "some time in the 2030s." Got feedback on our player? While the committee... Read more
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examiner.com
House appropriators to mandate NASA send astronauts back to the moonArs Technica reported on Monday that House version of the NASA funding bill for
House appropriators to mandate NASA send astronauts back to the moon
examiner.com / Posted 5 days ago
Ars Technica reported on Monday that House version of the NASA funding bill for the next fiscal year will contain a complete change in the space agency’s space exploration strategy. The bill will defund NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission, which... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
The LinkedIn password breach is way bigger than we thought: Here's what to do2016 posted by a hacker offering a list of 167 million LinkedIn passwords for s
The LinkedIn password breach is way bigger than we thought: Here's what to do
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 5 days ago
2016 posted by a hacker offering a list of 167 million LinkedIn passwords for sale for about $2,300. LinkedIn confirmed to Ars Technica on Wednesday that it knows an “additional set of data has just been released.” It’s working to invalidate any... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
The LinkedIn password breach is way bigger than we thought: Here's what to do2016 posted by a hacker offering a list of 167 million LinkedIn passwords for s
The LinkedIn password breach is way bigger than we thought: Here's what to do
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 5 days ago
2016 posted by a hacker offering a list of 167 million LinkedIn passwords for sale for about $2,300. LinkedIn confirmed to Ars Technica on Wednesday that it knows an “additional set of data has just been released.” It’s working to invalidate any... Read more
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KTNV Las Vegas
The LinkedIn password breach is way bigger than we thought: Here's what to do2016 posted by a hacker offering a list of 167 million LinkedIn passwords for s
The LinkedIn password breach is way bigger than we thought: Here's what to do
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 5 days ago
2016 posted by a hacker offering a list of 167 million LinkedIn passwords for sale for about $2,300. LinkedIn confirmed to Ars Technica on Wednesday that it knows an “additional set of data has just been released.” It’s working to invalidate any... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
The LinkedIn password breach is way bigger than we thought: Here's what to do2016 posted by a hacker offering a list of 167 million LinkedIn passwords for s
The LinkedIn password breach is way bigger than we thought: Here's what to do
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 5 days ago
2016 posted by a hacker offering a list of 167 million LinkedIn passwords for sale for about $2,300. LinkedIn confirmed to Ars Technica on Wednesday that it knows an “additional set of data has just been released.” It’s working to invalidate any... Read more
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KIVI Boise
The LinkedIn password breach is way bigger than we thought: Here's what to do2016 posted by a hacker offering a list of 167 million LinkedIn passwords for s
The LinkedIn password breach is way bigger than we thought: Here's what to do
KIVI Boise / Posted 5 days ago
2016 posted by a hacker offering a list of 167 million LinkedIn passwords for sale for about $2,300. LinkedIn confirmed to Ars Technica on Wednesday that it knows an “additional set of data has just been released.” It’s working to invalidate any... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
The LinkedIn password breach is way bigger than we thought: Here's what to do2016 posted by a hacker offering a list of 167 million LinkedIn passwords for s
The LinkedIn password breach is way bigger than we thought: Here's what to do
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 5 days ago
2016 posted by a hacker offering a list of 167 million LinkedIn passwords for sale for about $2,300. LinkedIn confirmed to Ars Technica on Wednesday that it knows an “additional set of data has just been released.” It’s working to invalidate any... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
The LinkedIn password breach is way bigger than we thought: Here's what to do2016 posted by a hacker offering a list of 167 million LinkedIn passwords for s
The LinkedIn password breach is way bigger than we thought: Here's what to do
KGTV San Diego / Posted 5 days ago
2016 posted by a hacker offering a list of 167 million LinkedIn passwords for sale for about $2,300. LinkedIn confirmed to Ars Technica on Wednesday that it knows an “additional set of data has just been released.” It’s working to invalidate any... Read more
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techcentral.ie
Oculus software update breaks Revive hackas regular software updates to games, apps, and our platform are likely to brea
Oculus software update breaks Revive hack
techcentral.ie / Posted 5 days ago
as regular software updates to games, apps, and our platform are likely to break hacked software,” the company told Ars Technica at the time. Taken all together, Oculus’s approach becomes more clear – the company might not necessarily work... Read more
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Computer World Australia
Criminal defendants demand to see FBI's secret hacking toolthe hands of the government, but the government has a justifiable right not to
Criminal defendants demand to see FBI's secret hacking tool
Computer World Australia / Posted 6 days ago
the hands of the government, but the government has a justifiable right not to turn the information over to the defense?" Ars Technica, which reported on Bryan's order this week, noted that two other judges, in Oklahoma and Massachusetts, have... Read more
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Fortune
Microsoft Finally Navigates Red Tape To Release Minecraft in Chinabillion for Minecraft developer Mojang in 2014, and has since helped the game r
Microsoft Finally Navigates Red Tape To Release Minecraft in China
Fortune / Posted 6 days ago
billion for Minecraft developer Mojang in 2014, and has since helped the game reach multiple new regions and platforms. As Ars Technica explains, the lag between that acquisition and Minecraft’s official arrival in one of the world’s biggest... Read more
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Engadget
Oculus update stops you from using VR apps with HTC's Vivebut this isn't exactly practical for VR fans who only have money to spend on on
Oculus update stops you from using VR apps with HTC's Vive
Engadget / Posted 7 days ago
but this isn't exactly practical for VR fans who only have money to spend on one device. An Oculus spokesman speaking to Ars Technica maintains that the update wasn't specifically targeted at Revive, and that the goal was solely to fight piracy... Read more
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Fortune
Pentagon Buys New Tech to Take Down Hostile Droneseven a net, the DroneDefender is really more of a gun-shaped radio. Its signal,
Pentagon Buys New Tech to Take Down Hostile Drones
Fortune / Posted 7 days ago
even a net, the DroneDefender is really more of a gun-shaped radio. Its signal, which reaches about 400 meters according to Ars Technica, can interrupt either the control frequencies of a drone, or its access to GPS coordinates. Though a Battelle... Read more
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Engadget
The FCC is getting tons of net neutrality complaintsThat number includes unverified submissions, and as Ars Technica notes, it's no
The FCC is getting tons of net neutrality complaints
Engadget / Posted 9 days ago
That number includes unverified submissions, and as Ars Technica notes, it's not clear how many instances actually violate the core net neutrality rules. But it definitely sends a message that people -- who tend to go straight to the FCC, because... Read more
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The Hill
House defense bill would elevate Cyber Commandsurveillance tool seller Hacking Team is now teaching others how to hack. (Moth
House defense bill would elevate Cyber Command
The Hill / Posted 9 days ago
surveillance tool seller Hacking Team is now teaching others how to hack. (Motherboard) Presentation of evidence in the Oracle v. Google trial ended today, and US District Judge William Alsup has sent the jury home for a long weekend. (Ars Techn... Read more
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FOX Business
Will AMD Continue to Power Higher?its efforts on mainstream users. AMD'sCorporate Vice President of Alliances, Co
Will AMD Continue to Power Higher?
FOX Business / Posted 10 days ago
its efforts on mainstream users. AMD'sCorporate Vice President of Alliances, Content and VR,Roy Taylor discussed this with ARS Technica. The reason Polaris is a big deal is because I believe we will be able to grow that TAM [total addressable... Read more
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FOX Business
Will AMD Continue to Power Higher?its efforts on mainstream users. AMD'sCorporate Vice President of Alliances, Co
Will AMD Continue to Power Higher?
FOX Business / Posted 10 days ago
its efforts on mainstream users. AMD'sCorporate Vice President of Alliances, Content and VR,Roy Taylor discussed this with ARS Technica. The reason Polaris is a big deal is because I believe we will be able to grow that TAM [total addressable... Read more
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LinuxInsider.com
Data Breaches Chip Away at IT Pros' Confidence in Securityinformation on 40 million accounts, including tens of millions from Fling.com,
Data Breaches Chip Away at IT Pros' Confidence in Security
LinuxInsider.com / Posted 10 days ago
information on 40 million accounts, including tens of millions from Fling.com, for sale on the dark Web for US$400. May 6. Ars Technica reports a data breach of 272 million email account credentials widely reported during the week were almost all... Read more
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E-Commerce Times
Data Breaches Chip Away at IT Pros' Confidence in Securityinformation on 40 million accounts, including tens of millions from Fling.com,
Data Breaches Chip Away at IT Pros' Confidence in Security
E-Commerce Times / Posted 10 days ago
information on 40 million accounts, including tens of millions from Fling.com, for sale on the dark Web for US$400. May 6. Ars Technica reports a data breach of 272 million email account credentials widely reported during the week were almost all... Read more
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PC Advisor
Google to step into virtual world today with two new VR headsets - Android VR at Google I/O 2016of VR within the latest Android N developer preview which suggest the upcoming
Google to step into virtual world today with two new VR headsets - Android VR at Google I/O 2016
PC Advisor / Posted 10 days ago
of VR within the latest Android N developer preview which suggest the upcoming mobile OS will support and integrate VR. Ars Technica found a screen called 'VR helper services' which seems to allow apps to be registered as a 'VR Listener' or a... Read more
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Lifehacker Australia
Despite FCC Rules, Linksys Will Keep Its Routers Open And Let You Hack Themsecurity to stop DFS from being disabled without locking the router down comple
Despite FCC Rules, Linksys Will Keep Its Routers Open And Let You Hack Them
Lifehacker Australia / Posted 11 days ago
security to stop DFS from being disabled without locking the router down completely, and that’s what they plan to do. Ars Technica explains: Any 5GHz routers sold on or after June 2 must include security measures that prevent these types of... Read more
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The Verge
Linksys routers to remain hackable after new FCC rules go into effectis locking away the radio parameter to keep things legal But Linksys is going
Linksys routers to remain hackable after new FCC rules go into effect
The Verge / Posted 11 days ago
is locking away the radio parameter to keep things legal But Linksys is going a different route — the company told Ars Technica that it's working with chipset provider Marvell and OpenWRT to support the modification community. "They're... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Digital Dish: Twitter’s hits on the Bautista punch, Blizzard will hit ‘Overwatch’ cheaters hard, and more one-two dish of the digital varietybehind? Blizzard will permanently ban “Overwatch” cheaters: You don’t mess wit
Digital Dish: Twitter’s hits on the Bautista punch, Blizzard will hit ‘Overwatch’ cheaters hard, and more one-two dish of the digital variety
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 11 days ago
behind? Blizzard will permanently ban “Overwatch” cheaters: You don’t mess with the minds behind “World of Warcraft.” As Ars Technica reported, Blizzard Entertainment has issued a zero tolerance, one-strike-and-you’re-out ban for anyone who... Read more
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PC Advisor
Google to step into virtual world tomorrow with two new VR headsets - Android VR at Google I/O 2016of VR within the latest Android N developer preview which suggest the upcoming
Google to step into virtual world tomorrow with two new VR headsets - Android VR at Google I/O 2016
PC Advisor / Posted 11 days ago
of VR within the latest Android N developer preview which suggest the upcoming mobile OS will support and integrate VR. Ars Technica found a screen called 'VR helper services' which seems to allow apps to be registered as a 'VR Listener' or a... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Here’s what Elon Musk plans to do with the 3rd SpaceX rocket he managed to landin hangar 39A:SpaceXSpaceX's goal is to make almost all of its Falcon 9 rockets
Here’s what Elon Musk plans to do with the 3rd SpaceX rocket he managed to land
Stamford Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
in hangar 39A:SpaceXSpaceX's goal is to make almost all of its Falcon 9 rockets reusable, which would dramatically reduce the cost of spaceflight. A Falcon 9 might fly as many as 100 times before retirement, Musk told Ars Technica in April. See Al... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Here’s what Elon Musk plans to do with the 3rd SpaceX rocket he managed to landin hangar 39A:SpaceXSpaceX's goal is to make almost all of its Falcon 9 rockets
Here’s what Elon Musk plans to do with the 3rd SpaceX rocket he managed to land
Connecticut Post / Posted 12 days ago
in hangar 39A:SpaceXSpaceX's goal is to make almost all of its Falcon 9 rockets reusable, which would dramatically reduce the cost of spaceflight. A Falcon 9 might fly as many as 100 times before retirement, Musk told Ars Technica in April. See Al... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Here’s what Elon Musk plans to do with the 3rd SpaceX rocket he managed to landin hangar 39A:SpaceXSpaceX's goal is to make almost all of its Falcon 9 rockets
Here’s what Elon Musk plans to do with the 3rd SpaceX rocket he managed to land
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
in hangar 39A:SpaceXSpaceX's goal is to make almost all of its Falcon 9 rockets reusable, which would dramatically reduce the cost of spaceflight. A Falcon 9 might fly as many as 100 times before retirement, Musk told Ars Technica in April. See Al... Read more
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