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Xbox exec reflects on botched Xbox One disc resale plan

Compare and contrast with Mehdi's marketing push for the plan back in 2013. (credit: Orin Zebest / Flickr) We're now approaching the four-year anniversary of Microsoft's rollout (and subsequent reversal) of a controversial plan to let game pub.....»»

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Critical thinking is one for the history books

A critical analysis of archeology leads to rejection of astrology, conspiracies, etc. Bigfoot cares for its young. (credit: Katy Kristin) The world as a whole has become increasingly reliant on science to provide its technology and inform its.....»»

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Doxed by Microsoft’s Docs.com: Users unwittingly shared sensitive docs publicly

Doxed by Microsoft’s Docs.com: Users unwittingly shared sensitive docs publicly.....»»

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House could vote tomorrow to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history

House moves quickly after last week's Senate vote to kill FCC privacy rules. Enlarge / US House of Representatives on October 29, 2015. (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla ) The US House of Representatives could vote tomorrow on whether t.....»»

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Intel’s first Optane SSD for regular PCs is small but has super-fast cache

Drives require "Optane Memory ready" systems with brand-new CPUs and chipsets. Intel Intel is positioning its new Optane technology as the next big advanceme.....»»

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Fitbit Alta HR review: $150 for a true all-day, all-night fitness tracker

Elevating the humble Alta with a heart-rate monitor and sleep facts. Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) Making an accurate wristband heart rate monitor, let alone one that's also comfortable and stylish, is challenging. Fit.....»»

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In Sylvio, anthropomorphic ape scenery stretches from six seconds to 80 minutes

Plus, Ars shares what stood out from a festival that plays this alongside Terrence Malick. SXSW, a place where Joe Biden speaks and movies about Vine-star gorillas exist. Ars' Joe Mullin, Nathan Mattise, and Sam Machkovech share some highl.....»»

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New report: NASA spends 72 cents of every SLS dollar on overhead costs

Report suggests NASA should become a customer, just like the US Air Force. Enlarge / An artist's conception of an SLS launch. (credit: NASA) After President George W. Bush announced a plan to return to the Moon and move on to Mars in 2004, NA.....»»

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History beats science for getting students to think critically

A critical analysis of archeology leads to rejection of astrology, conspiracies, etc. Bigfoot cares for its young. (credit: Katy Kristin) The world as a whole has become increasingly reliant on science to provide its technology and inform its.....»»

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Cloud computing pushes into the classroom, but not without challenges

Representatives from classroom-friendly cloud services share their thoughts Enlarge / Seth Erdman, center, and his fellow students use Chromebooks while working on a lesson in a third grade class on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Walden Elementary Sc.....»»

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Most common cells in the brain help us anticipate rewards

Anticipating and evaluating rewards requires specialized neurons. A rodent. (credit: Carlos de Paz) Cerebellar granule cells, which make up the cerebellum, are the smallest and most abundant of all neuron types in the brain. These cells are kn.....»»

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StarCraft remaster unveiled, and original SD version becomes free-as-in-beer

Original version's patch to 1.18 will make it free; remastered gameplay revealed. Enlarge / It finally exists. (credit: Blizzard Entertainment) A long-rumored StarCraft remaster for computers was finally unveiled on Saturday by Blizzard Entert.....»»

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The North Atlantic may get its first-ever named storm in March next week

Oceans in the northern hemisphere are supposed to still be cold from the winter Enlarge / The European model shows the formation of a subtropical cyclone next Tuesday in the Atlantic Ocean. (credit: Weather Bell) Just one hurricane has ever fo.....»»

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This blue-sky image of Pluto is absolutely stunning

Pluto’s surface features become clear at the terminator, under the twilight Sun. Enlarge / New Horizons' high-resolution farewell to Pluto. (credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University APL/Southwest Research Institute) Even though all of the New H.....»»

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The North Atlantic may get is first-ever named storm in March next week

Oceans in the northern hemisphere are supposed to still be cold from the winter Enlarge / The European model shows the formation of a subtropical cyclone next Tuesday in the Atlantic Ocean. (credit: Weather Bell) Just one hurricane has ever fo.....»»

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Mythos Tales: Probe Arkham’s darkest doings in this Lovecraft deduction game

Investigate Cthulhu and his buddies in 1930s Arkham. Enlarge (credit: 8th Summit) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com—and let us know what you.....»»

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Roam free: A history of open-world gaming

You know the violence, but there were text-adventures, skiing, space, and ants(!) too. Open-world video games bear the impossible promise—offering compelling, enjoyable open-endedness and freedom within the constraints of what is, by ne.....»»

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German coal mine may be prime for pumped storage

Coal mine slated for retirement in 2018 will become a 200MW source of hydropower. Enlarge (credit: Goseteufel ) In the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, a coal mine will close in 2018. Aging coal infrastructure, low wholesale power pric.....»»

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Nintendo Switch “vertical” mode found in Neo-Geo games—are more coming?

Would go a long way towards preserving arcade classics' aspect ratios. Sam Machkovech The Nintendo Switch may not have a full-blown Virtual Console collection.....»»

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Charter promises Trump a broadband push, but no extra Internet connections

Charter's $25 billion promise is vague and includes stuff it already planned. Enlarge / President Donald Trump and Charter CEO Tom Rutledge. (credit: White House) Charter CEO Tom Rutledge met with President Donald Trump today, and he made a.....»»

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