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Florida once again has giant calamitous snails that spew parasitic brain worms

This is the third time the state has tried to eliminate the giant snails. Enlarge / Mary Yong Cong, a Florida Department of Agriculture scientist, holds a giant African snail in her Miami lab on July 17, 2015. (credit: Getty | Kerry.....»»

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Why Lockdown mode from Apple is one of the coolest security ideas ever

Apple intros "extreme" optional protection against the scourge of mercenary spyware. Enlarge (credit: Apple) Mercenary spyware is one of the hardest threats to combat. It targets an infinitesimally small percentage of the worl.....»»

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Florida battling giant, savage snails that spread brain-invading worms—again

This is the third time Florida has tried to eliminate the giant snails from the state. Enlarge / Mary Yong Cong, a Florida Department of Agriculture scientist, holds a giant African snail in her Miami lab on July 17, 2015. (credit: G.....»»

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YouTube flags horror video as “for kids,” won’t let creator change rating [Updated]

Found-footage horror channel Local58TV isn't for kids, but YouTube disagrees. Enlarge / YouTube thinks the dark and creepy "Local58TV" series is for kids. (credit: Local58TV) Google's wonderful content moderation bots are at.....»»

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Meta clings to NFT, blockchain hopes as it shutters its Novi crypto wallet

Three years and many name changes later, Meta's crypto dreams are moribund. Enlarge (credit: Meta) Meta will shut down its pilot of the Novi digital wallet, one of the last remnants of the company's beleaguered cryptocurrency.....»»

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US carriers want to bring “screen zero” lock screen ads to smartphones

Ad-tech company Glance promises users will “consume what is shown to them.” Enlarge / Glance's ad copy promises "authentic engagement" with its lock screen billboard. (credit: Glance) Android smartphones can be a rough ma.....»»

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Here’s what it’s like to drive the new Porsche 963 prototype

Factory pilots Mathieu Jaminet and Matt Campbell talk to Ars about the new car. Enlarge / The new Porsche 963 sports prototype made its world debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. (credit: Porsche) Last.....»»

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Calculating the positive impact of electric car adoption

We calculate that 2 million EVs equates to 20,000 fewer deaths from climate change. Enlarge / A row of Tesla EVs charging at one of the company's Supercharger fast charging locations. (credit: Don and Melinda Crawford/UCG/Universal Ima.....»»

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Today’s best deals: Early Prime Day deals, AMD Ryzen CPUs, and more

Dealmaster also has Samsung microSD cards, Vizio soundbars, and Jabra earbuds. Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) It's Wednesday, which means it's time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best deals from around the w.....»»

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Internet shutdowns cost global economy $10B so far in 2022, VPN report says

The UN recommends companies stop cooperating with government Internet shutdowns. Enlarge (credit: royyimzy | iStock / Getty Images Plus) Censoring peaceful protesters isn’t the only reason governments have deliberately shut.....»»

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Clerks III trailer: Jersey nerd trilogy goes meta in 2-night theater run

Limited September theatrical window isn't joined by streaming announcement yet. Enlarge / The new film Clerks III appears to be a joint production. (credit: Lionsgate) After years of development, the snootchiest of '90s bootch.....»»

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Man set up fake ISP to scam low-income people seeking gov’t discounts, FCC says

FCC: Entity refused refunds in terms of service and threatened to sue its victims. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Jeffrey Coolidge) An Ohio man created a fake broadband provider in order to scam low-income consumers who thoug.....»»

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Federal patient privacy law doesn’t cover most period-tracking apps

Passed in 1996, HIPAA hasn’t kept pace with new technologies and at-home tests. Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newslet.....»»

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Excerpt: How the designers of GoldenEye 007 made use of “Anti-Game Design”

Author Alyse Knorr shares a behind-the-scenes look at how the N64 classic was made. In this excerpt from her upcoming book, writer and historian Alyse Knorr talks about some of the design decisions that made Goldeneye 007 stand out from.....»»

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Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming looks worse on Linux than Windows

Ars tests show a distinct visual downgrade when a Linux browser is detected. A scene from Forza Horizon 5 on xCloud as seen with a Windows User-Agent string........»»

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Researchers seem to stumble across an electrolyte for a sodium battery

Sodium is cheap and plentiful, but its use in batteries brings some challenges. Enlarge / Sodium metal will react with something in just about any environment it encounters on Earth. Here, a fresh cut shows how extensive its reactions.....»»

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Orders for Apple’s new M2 MacBook Air begin July 8

It will arrive at customers' doorsteps and in retail stores on July 15. The screen on Apple's new MacBook Air. [credit: Samuel Axon.....»»

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Looking to the future, Virgin Galactic purchases 2 more motherships

The company's goal is to fly 400 revenue flights a year. Enlarge / Virgin Spaceship Unity and Virgin Mothership Eve take to the skies on their first captive carry flight on September 8, 2016. (credit: Virgin Galactic) Nearly a.....»»

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Landmark EU rules will finally put regulation of Big Tech to the test [Updated]

Keeping giant tech companies like Apple or Google in check is top priority. Enlarge (credit: the_burtons | Moment) Imagine an online world where what users want matters, and interoperability reigns. Friends could choose whiche.....»»

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COVID was the leading cause of death in Americans ages 45-54 in 2021

About 1 in 8 US deaths were from COVID-19 between March 2020 and October 2021. Enlarge / A woman watches white flags on the National Mall on September 18, 2021, in Washington, DC. Over 660,000 white flags were installed here to honor A.....»»

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