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From Infocom to 80 Days: An oral history of text games and interactive fiction

MUDs, Usenet, and open source all play a part in 50 years of IF history. Enlarge / Zork running on an Amiga at the Computerspielemuseum in Berlin, Germany. (credit: Marcin Wichary (CC by 2.0 Deed)) You are standing at th.....»»

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How hagfish burrow into deep-sea sediment

Understanding burrowing mechanisms could aid in design of soft burrowing robots. Enlarge / A Sixgill Hagfish (Eptatretus hexatrema) in False Bay, South Africa. (credit: Peter Southwood/CC BY-SA 4.0) The humble hagfish is.....»»

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Why Americans aren’t buying more EVs

Tariffs on Chinese EVs could increase costs while reducing competition. Enlarge (credit: koiguo via Getty) Clint and Rachel Wells had reasons to consider buying an electric vehicle when it came to replacing one of their.....»»

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NatGeo documents salvage of Tuskegee Airman’s lost WWII plane wreckage

The Real Red Tails investigates the fatal crash of 2nd Lt. Frank Moody in 1944. Enlarge / Michigan's State Maritime Archaeologist Wayne R. Lusardi takes notes underwater at the Lake Huron WWII wreckage of 2nd Lt. Frank Moody's P-.....»»

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Men plead guilty to aggravated ID theft after pilfering police database

Members of group called ViLE face a minimum of two years in prison. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Two men have pleaded guilty to charges of computer intrusion and aggravated identity theft tied to their theft of records.....»»

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Fisker is out of cash, not making cars, and filing for bankruptcy

No word on parts, warranty, or, most crucially, software updates in the future. Enlarge / Car designer Henrik Fisker poses with a Fisker Ocean at the Salvation Army California South Division's annual Sally Awards in June 2022. (c.....»»

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AT&T imposes $10 price hike on most of its older unlimited plans

Price hike paired with data boosts to make "unlimited" plans a bit less limited. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Ronald Martinez) AT&T is imposing $10 and $20 monthly price hikes on users of older unlimited wireless plan.....»»

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Runway’s latest AI video generator brings giant cotton candy monsters to life

New Gen-3 Alpha AI video generator can create detailed humans and surreal situations. Enlarge / Screen capture of a Runway Gen-3 Alpha video generated with the prompt "A giant humanoid, made of fluffy blue cotton candy, stomping.....»»

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Lawsuit: Meta engineer told to resign after calling out sexist hiring practices

Meta managers are accused of retaliation and covering up mistreatment of women. Enlarge (credit: Chesnot / Contributor | Getty Images Entertainment) Meta got hit Tuesday with a lawsuit alleging that the company knowingly.....»»

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When did humans start social knowledge accumulation?

Study suggests our ancestors were building on past knowledge by 600,000 years ago. Enlarge (credit: IURII BUKHTA) A key aspect of humans' evolutionary success is the fact that we don't have to learn how to do things fro.....»»

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Softbank plans to cancel out angry customer voices using AI

Real-time voice modification tech seeks to reduce stress in call center staff. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images / Benj Edwards) Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank recently announced that it has been developing "emot.....»»

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Windows 11 24H2 is released to the public but only on Copilot+ PCs (for now)

The rest of the Windows 11 ecosystem will get the new update this fall. Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) For the vast majority of compatible PCs, Microsoft’s Windows 11 24H2 update still isn’t officially available as anyt.....»»

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Reports: Apple is halting its next high-end Vision in favor of something cheaper

Finding a lower-price replacement for its high-end displays could be difficult. Enlarge (credit: Samuel Axon) A report by tech news site The Information suggests that Apple is shifting its augmented reality priorities. T.....»»

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NASA delays Starliner return a few more days to study data

“I would not characterize it as frustration. I would characterize it as learning.” Enlarge / Boeing's Starliner spacecraft approaches the International Space Station on Thursday. (credit: NASA TV) NASA and Boeing wil.....»»

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Ars Live Recap: Is SpaceX a launch company or a satellite communications company?

"They're the largest satellite operator in the world." Produced by Michael Toriello and Billy Keenly. Click here for transcript. Last week, during our inaugural Ars Live event, Quilty Space director of research Caleb Henry joined Ar.....»»

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Elon Musk rushes to debut X payments as tech issues hamper creator payouts

Report reveals how Musk plans to release X payments in US this year. Enlarge (credit: eldadcarin | iStock / Getty Images Plus) Elon Musk is still frantically pushing to launch X payment services in the US by the end of 2.....»»

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MacBook Air gets hosed, other models hold steady in macOS 15 as Intel support fades

Sequoia is both more and less generous to Intel Macs, depending on the model. Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) As the Intel Mac era has wound down over the last couple of years, we've been painstakingly tracking the amoun.....»»

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How ShinyHunters hackers allegedly pilfered Ticketmaster data from Snowflake

Start with a third-party contractor and go from there. Enlarge (credit: Ric Tapia via Getty) Hackers who stole terabytes of data from Ticketmaster and other customers of the cloud storage firm Snowflake claim they obtain.....»»

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Shadow of the Erdtree has ground me into dust, which is why I recommend it

Souls fans seeking real challenge should love it. Casuals like me might wait. Enlarge (credit: Bandai) Elden Ring was my first leap into FromSoftware titles (and Dark-Souls-like games generally), and I fell in deep. Over.....»»

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Seven years later, Nintendo proves Metroid Prime 4 still exists

2025 release could launch on the still-mysterious "Switch 2." It has now been almost exactly seven years since Nintendo first announced Metroid Prime 4 and over five years since the company said it was restarting work on the game w.....»»

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