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SpaceX successfully launches its second rocket in three days [Updated]

The instantaneous launch window opens at 4:24pm ET. Enlarge / The Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (credit: SpaceX) 4:40pm ET Sunday update: The Falcon 9 rocket took off amid a dense canopy of fog on Sunday, butÂ.....»»

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Watch live: SpaceX to test “significantly upgraded” grid fins Sunday

The instantaneous launch window opens at 4:24pm ET. Enlarge / The Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (credit: SpaceX) Chances are, if you're a SpaceX employee, you've had a busy weekend. On Friday, the company succ.....»»

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Australia advocates weakening strong crypto at upcoming “Five Eyes” meeting

Oz AG to discuss "ongoing challenges posed by terrorists and criminals using encryption." Enlarge / Australia's Attorney General George Brandis (L) speaks at a press conference Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull looks on in Sydney on De.....»»

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Coming out as a Slytherin

Fantasy author Cecilia Tan thought she was a Ravenclaw—then she had to face facts. Cecilia Tan is the award-winning fiction author of over 20 books and a co-writer of GEEK ACTUALLY, a fiction serial celebrating fandom, female friendsh.....»»

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For Sunday’s launch, SpaceX to test “significantly upgraded” grid fins

The instantaneous launch window opens at 4:24pm ET. Enlarge / The Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (credit: SpaceX) Chances are, if you're a SpaceX employee, you've had a busy weekend. On Friday, the company succ.....»»

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A pigeon-piloted bomb, odd powders, and cryptic science—Ars goes to NIST

Glimpse into the agency’s archive of scientific objects and help identify unknown ones. Enlarge / This Priest-Lange Reflectometer helps measure colors. It was inspired to help end a feud about the "yellowness" of margarine. GAITHERSBURG, Md.....»»

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Doctor Who: World Enough and Time review

“Full conversion wasn't necessary, though it will be in time.” So, pucker up! Enlarge (credit: Simon Ridgway/Ray Burmiston/BBC) This is a post-UK broadcast review of Doctor Who: World Enough and Time. River Song always warned the Doctor aga.....»»

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Single-player modding returns to GTA V after publisher takedown

Popular OpenIV tool restored after discussions, changes to protect multiplayer. Enlarge / This image represents Take-Two saying "Well, I guess, there's nothing illegal here after all. Never mind that legal threat." (credit: Take-Two Interactive).....»»

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Persona 3’s ending made me appreciate all of life’s little endings

Learning to accept inevitable loss through a video game’s poignant example. Enlarge / It's hard to tell from this promo image, but this game is a poignant meditation on friendship and death. It was easier for me to walk away from Persona 3.....»»

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Roundup: The best “escape room” games for a breakout party

Bring "escape room" magic home with these new titles. Enlarge / Some typical escape room components—plus a "Chrono Decoder"—from Escape Room: The Game. (credit: Spinmaster) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check.....»»

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Windows 10 S security brought down by, of course, Word macros

Analysis: Windows 10 S promises many good things. It currently doesn't deliver. Enlarge / The Windows 10 S default wallpaper is a rather attractive simplified version of the Windows 10 default wallpaper. (credit: Microsoft) The major premise j.....»»

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Does US have right to data on overseas servers? We’re about to find out

Supreme Court case has ramifications for tech sector, foreign relations, and privacy. Enlarge / Microsoft in Dublin, Ireland. (credit: Red Agenda) The Justice Department on Friday petitioned the US Supreme Court to step into an international.....»»

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32TB of Windows 10 beta builds, driver source code leaked [Updated]

Dump appears to contain components normally only shared with partners. Enlarge (credit: Rural Learning Center) 32TB of unreleased, private Windows 10 builds, along with source code for certain parts of the driver stack, have been leaked to Bet.....»»

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Supreme Court asked to decide if US has right to data on foreign servers

Case has huge ramifications for the tech sector, foreign relations, and privacy. Enlarge / Microsoft in Dublin, Ireland. (credit: Red Agenda) The Justice Department on Friday petitioned the US Supreme Court to step into an international legal.....»»

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32TB of Windows 10 beta builds, driver source code leaked

Dump appears to contain components normally only shared with partners. Enlarge (credit: Rural Learning Center) 32TB of unreleased, private Windows 10 builds, along with source code for certain parts of the driver stack, have been leaked to Bet.....»»

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BlackBerry’s no-phone business model isn’t working out as planned

Stock falls 13 percent in one day after bad sales numbers. Enlarge / Hardly anyone is buying these. (credit: Crackberry) BlackBerry Ltd, the company that once led the world's "smartphone" market and ruled the corporate mobile e-mail world, pos.....»»

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Windows 10 S’ security brought down by, of course, Word macros

Analysis: Windows 10 S promises many good things. It currently doesn't deliver. Enlarge / The Windows 10 S default wallpaper is a rather attractive simplified version of the Windows 10 default wallpaper. (credit: Microsoft) The major premise j.....»»

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Obama reportedly ordered implants to be deployed in key Russian networks

Covert program draws on the NSA, CIA, and US Cyber Command. Enlarge (credit: Wikimedia Commons/Maria Joner) In his final days as the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama authorized a covert hacking operation to implant attack code.....»»

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Scientific research piracy site hit with $15 million fine

Sci-Hub site has been playing a game of domain Whac-a-Mole. Alexandra Elbakyan. (credit: Alexandra Elbakyan) The operator of a searchable piracy site for scientific research papers has been ordered to pay $15 million as fallout from a US.....»»

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BlackBerry misses its mark as software sales fall

Stock falls 13 percent in one day after bad sales numbers. Enlarge / Hardly anyone is buying these. (credit: Crackberry) BlackBerry Ltd, the company that once led the world's "smartphone" market and ruled the corporate mobile e-mail world, pos.....»»

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