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They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option
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They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option

The crashed Lion Air 737 MAX and the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX aircraft had more in common than aircraft design and the apparently malfunctioning flight system...

­ber Escapes Criminal Charges for 2018 Self-Driving Death in Arizona
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­ber Escapes Criminal Charges for 2018 Self-Driving Death in Arizona

A prosecutor in Arizona has decided not to press charges against Uber in the March 2018 death of Elaine Herzberg. One of Uber's self-driving cars crashed into Herzberg...

Etch a Sketch Lives On in Browser-Based Chrome Labs Project
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Etch a Sketch Lives On in Browser-Based Chrome Labs Project

Everyone who remembers the Etch A Sketch slabs of yesteryear remembers how difficult it was to translate your vision onto its "magic screen," and how proud youWeb...

More Than an Auto-Pilot, AI Charts Its Course in Aviation
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More Than an Auto-Pilot, AI Charts Its Course in Aviation

Ask anyone what they think of when the words "artificial intelligence" and aviation are combined, and it's likely the first things they'll mention are drones.

AI Plus a Chemistry Robot Finds All the Reactions that Will Work
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AI Plus a Chemistry Robot Finds All the Reactions that Will Work

Chemistry is a sort of applied physics, with the behavior of electrons and their orbitals dictating a set of rules for which reactions can take place and what products...

To Make Curiosity (Et Al.) More Curious, NASA and ESA Smarten ­p AI in Space
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To Make Curiosity (Et Al.) More Curious, NASA and ESA Smarten ­p AI in Space

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover has done many great things in its decade-plus of service—but initially, it rolled 600 feet past one of the initiative's biggest discoveries...

The AI Revolution Has Spawned a New Chips Arms Race
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The AI Revolution Has Spawned a New Chips Arms Race

For years, the semiconductor world seemed to have settled into a quiet balance: Intel vanquished virtually all of the RISC processors in the server world, save ...

Despite Backlash, Loot Boxes Could Be Essential to Gaming's Future
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Despite Backlash, Loot Boxes Could Be Essential to Gaming's Future

With all the controversy, scrutiny, and international regulation randomized video game loot boxes are facing these days, you might think the practice of charging...

Army Researchers Find the Best Cyber Teams Are Antisocial Cyber Teams
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Army Researchers Find the Best Cyber Teams Are Antisocial Cyber Teams

Army researchers have discovered what experienced information security teams already know: actual human interaction isn't a key to success when you already know...

What the Latest Strike on Syria Succeeded At (and What It Didn't)
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What the Latest Strike on Syria Succeeded At (and What It Didn't)

On April 13, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom launched the largest barrage of cruise missiles since the opening of the Gulf War.

Non-Lethal Weapon: DOD Seeks to ­se Lasers to Create Shouting Will-O-the-Wisp
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Non-Lethal Weapon: DOD Seeks to ­se Lasers to Create Shouting Will-O-the-Wisp

The Department of Defense's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Development Program (JNLWD) is closing in on a directed energy weapon that can literally tell people to go...

World War II Carrier 'Lady Lex' Found 2 Miles ­nder Sea by Allen Expedition
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World War II Carrier 'Lady Lex' Found 2 Miles ­nder Sea by Allen Expedition

Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, has put his money into many passion pursuits. Underwater archaeology—specifically, finding ships sunk during World War...

Twitter 'Bot' Purge Causes Outcry from Trollerati as Follower Counts Fall
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Twitter 'Bot' Purge Causes Outcry from Trollerati as Follower Counts Fall

A number of "alt-right," pro-Trump, and self-described conservative social media personalities awoke this morning to find that they had a lot fewer followers on...

German Navy Experiences 'lcs Syndrome' in Spades as New Frigate Fails Sea Trials
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German Navy Experiences 'lcs Syndrome' in Spades as New Frigate Fails Sea Trials

The German Navy has a lot of problems right now.

Microsoft's 'ink to Code' Turns Drawings Into ­ser Interfaces
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Microsoft's 'ink to Code' Turns Drawings Into ­ser Interfaces

Sketching out rough ideas—traditionally on the back of a napkin in the US, backs of envelopes being preferred in the UK—is a common and important part of the design...

License Expired: The Ars Technica 2018 Deathwatch
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License Expired: The Ars Technica 2018 Deathwatch

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...

Stealth Turns 40: Looking Back at the First Flight of Have Blue
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Stealth Turns 40: Looking Back at the First Flight of Have Blue

On December 1, 1977, a truly strange bird took flight for the first time in the skies over a desolate corner of Nevada.

Microsoft's Q# Quantum Programming Language Out Now in Preview
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Microsoft's Q# Quantum Programming Language Out Now in Preview

Microsoft launched a preview version of a new programming language for quantum computing called Q#. The industry giant also launched a quantum simulator that developers...

Bitcoin's Insane Energy Consumption, Explained
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Bitcoin's Insane Energy Consumption, Explained

The skyrocketing value of Bitcoin is leading to soaring energy consumption. According to one widely cited website that tracks the subject, the Bitcoin network is...

Australian Man ­ses Snack Bags as Faraday Cage to Block Tracking By Employer
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Australian Man ­ses Snack Bags as Faraday Cage to Block Tracking By Employer

A 60-year-old electrician in Perth, Western Australia had his termination upheld by a labor grievance commission when it was determined he had been abusing his...
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