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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 User Interfaces
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Microsoft's 'ink to Code' Turns Drawings Into User 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 Uses Snack Bags as Faraday Cage to Block Tracking By Employer
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Australian Man Uses 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...

Survey of Bug Bounty Hunters Shows Who Pans For Pwns
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Survey of Bug Bounty Hunters Shows Who Pans For Pwns

Asking the crowd for help in fixing security problems is going mainstream.

Members of Congress Want You to Hack the US Election Voting System
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Members of Congress Want You to Hack the US Election Voting System

This summer, DefCon's "Voting Machine Hacking Village" turned up a host of US election vulnerabilities (PDF). Now, imagine a more mainstream national hacking event...

Tim Cook Says the Tech 'doesn't Exist' For Quality Ar Glasses Yet
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Tim Cook Says the Tech 'doesn't Exist' For Quality Ar Glasses Yet

Apple CEO Tim Cook believes augmented reality's rise will be as "dramatic" as that of the App Store, but he doesn't believe AR glasses or similar wearables arewith...

Nvidia Sets Sights on the Driverless Revolution with Drive Px Pegasus
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Nvidia Sets Sights on the Driverless Revolution with Drive Px Pegasus

On Tuesday, Nvidia announced a new version of its automotive-grade compute platforms, Drive PX Pegasus.

Digital Transformation: How Machine Learning Could Help Change Business
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Digital Transformation: How Machine Learning Could Help Change Business

Machine learning (ML) based data analytics is rewriting the rules for how enterprises handle data.

With the Uss mccain Collision, Even Navy Tech Can't Overcome Human Shortcomings
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With the Uss mccain Collision, Even Navy Tech Can't Overcome Human Shortcomings

In the darkness of early morning on August 21, the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a tanker in the Strait of Malacca off Singapore.

Wanted: Weaponized Exploits that Hack Phones. Will Pay Top Dollar
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Wanted: Weaponized Exploits that Hack Phones. Will Pay Top Dollar

In a sign of the soaring demand for zeroday attacks that target software that's becoming increasingly secure, a market-leading broker is offering serious cash for...

There's a Debate Raging in Science About What Should Count as 'significant'
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There's a Debate Raging in Science About What Should Count as 'significant'

Psychology and many related fields are in the midst of what can be viewed as a coming-of-age crisis.

New Web Tool Tracks Russian 'influence Ops' on Twitter
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New Web Tool Tracks Russian 'influence Ops' on Twitter

The Alliance for Securing Democracy, a bipartisan project backed by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), has launched a Web tool to keep tabs on...

Nvidia and Remedy Use Neural Networks For Eerily Good Facial Animation
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Nvidia and Remedy Use Neural Networks For Eerily Good Facial Animation

Remedy, the developer behind the likes of Alan Wake and Quantum Break, has teamed up with GPU-maker Nvidia to streamline one of the more costly parts of modern...

Level Up: How Video Games Evolved to Solve Significant Scientific Problems
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Level Up: How Video Games Evolved to Solve Significant Scientific Problems

In the early 1950s, just as rock 'n' roll was hinting at social change, the first video games were quietly being designed in the form of technology demonstrations—and...

Wimbledon 2017: The Tech Behind the World's Top Tennis Tournament
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Wimbledon 2017: The Tech Behind the World's Top Tennis Tournament

The Championships at Wimbledon, which consumes some 28 tons of strawberries, 10,000 litres of cream, and 320,000 glasses of Pimm's per year, is notable for its...

The Strange and Righteous History of the Equals Sign
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The Strange and Righteous History of the Equals Sign

Robert Recorde was one of those people so extraordinarily ahead of his time that he seemed destined to come to a tragic end.
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