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Photovoltaic ink could lead to easy solar panel manufacture

Easily scalable processing could make for rapid panel production. Enlarge / Perovskite crystals in a photovoltaic cell. (credit: Los Alamos National Lab) Currently, silicon is the dominant technology for photovoltaic solar power. There are a h.....»»

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In settlement, app makers change their tune on health benefits and privacy

NY Attorney General says three popular app makers over promised and misled. Enlarge / Young woman checking her running results at the smartphone (credit: Getty | AleksandarNakic) Makers of three popular health apps are changing their tune abo.....»»

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Bad luck may play a big role in cancer—but prevention tactics still matter

Study doubles down on earlier work that led to big, some say pointless, controversy. Cancer cells in culture from human connective tissue, illuminated by darkfield amplified contrast, at a magnification of 500x. (credit: NCI, Dr. Cecil Fox) W.....»»

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New WikiLeaks dump: The CIA built Thunderbolt exploit, implants to target Macs

"Sonic Screwdriver" leveraged a now-patched vulnerability. Enlarge / One of these things is a CIA implant dropper. (credit: From an original image by Scott Ackerman) WikiLeaks today dumped a smaller subset of documents from its "Vault 7" colle.....»»

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Tesla might have real competition soon—meet the Lucid Air

Still a couple of years from production, but the prototype is very convincing. Jonathan Gitlin It's still surprising that Tesla has had the high-end electric.....»»

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Capcom needs PC gamers’ help to test online Street Fighter V fixes

Free seven-day beta includes fully rebuilt netcode, speed boosts between matches. Enlarge / Wanna try out SFV's latest fighter, Kolin, for free? Capcom's week-long online-update beta, starting next week, will let you do just that. Ars' review.....»»

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Feds: We’re pulling data from 100 phones seized during Trump inauguration

Prosecutor notes: "All of the Rioter Cell Phones were locked." Enlarge (credit: ymgerman / Getty Images News) In new filings, local prosecutors told a court in Washington, DC that within the coming weeks, they expect to extract all data from t.....»»

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Shielding MAC addresses from stalkers is hard and Android fails miserably at it

Only an estimated 6% of Android phones randomize MACs, and they do it poorly. Enlarge (credit: Christiaan Colen) In early 2015, architects of Google's Android mobile operating system introduced a new feature that was intended to curtail the re.....»»

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Shielding MAC addresses from stalkers is hard. Android is failing miserably

Only an estimated 6% of Android phones randomize MACs, and they do it poorly. Enlarge (credit: Christiaan Colen) In early 2015, architects of Google's Android mobile operating system introduced a new feature that was intended to curtail the re.....»»

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Google Maps gets real-time location sharing

Google+ kills Google Latitude, Google+ dies, Latitude rises from the ashes. Location sharing is back in Google Maps. Google announced the addition of "real-time location sharing" to the Android.....»»

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X-rays let you see the smallest feature buried in your CPU

Technology could be used to cut down on problems bringing a new CPU to market. The Apple A8 die shot as mapped out by Chipworks. (credit: Chipworks) The semiconductor industry is beyond remarkable when it comes to the complexity and precisio.....»»

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CD, DVD pirate sentenced to 5 years in prison

FBI investigated piracy ring with assistance from the RIAA and MPAA. Enlarge (credit: imbd.com) A Senegalese man was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered Wednesday to pay the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Ind.....»»

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Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers

ISP now stands for "invading subscriber privacy," Democratic senator says. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | KrulUA) The US Senate today voted to eliminate broadband privacy rules that would have required ISPs to get consumers' explicit consent.....»»

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For Honor director: We never intended for you to unlock everything

Kieken sees optional cosmetic items as pick-and-choose "end game content." Enlarge / Out of my way... that unlockable content is MINE! Over the past week or so, Ubisoft's For Honor has faced criticism for the sheer amount of unlockable conten.....»»

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Streaks on Martian slopes might not be caused by water

An alternative hypothesis invokes a weird air pressure phenomenon. Enlarge (credit: NASA) The evidence for liquid water on the surface of Mars in the distant past is strong, but a discovery a few years ago provided a glimmer of hope that the w.....»»

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17,000 AT&T technicians and call center workers go on strike [Updated]

California and Nevada workers allege offshoring and illegal job changes. Enlarge (credit: Mike Mozart) Update on March 23: Less than 24 hours after it began, AT&T said that "The brief grievance strike has been resolved and employees are retur.....»»

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Apple snaps up Workflow, an iOS automation app for power users [Updated]

Apple will keep the app and its developers around, makes it a free download. Enlarge / The Workflow app. (credit: Workflow) Late yesterday, Apple closed a deal to acquire Workflow, an app for iOS power users that lets you string a series of re.....»»

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Hands-on with Android O—A million new settings and an awesome snooze feature

A tour of Android's latest: snoozing notifications, settings revamp, lots of customization. Android O is actually here! After diving into Google's blog post, we fired up our developer tools and loaded Android O on a sacrificial device. Th.....»»

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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer has a problem with its cooling system

"They have come to us and said we want to look at some ... corrective action." Enlarge / A view of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the station. (credit: NASA) Launched to the International Space Station in 2011 on the penultimate flight of.....»»

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Ars Technica Live: California’s floods and droughts are just the beginning

Environmental scientist Lynn Ingram describes the storms and droughts coming this century. Ars Live #10, filmed by Chris Schodt and produced by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) UC-Berkeley environmental scientist Lynn Ingram joined us for the.....»»

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