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Arcade1Up pinball cabinet review: Fine for families, interesting for modders

The default package is worth its $600 cost, but do your research before buying. Enlarge / Say hello to the Arcade1Up Attack From Mars physical pinball cabinet. The chassis is physical; its games are all virtual. Read below to understand what the.....»»

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Apple and Google’s AI wizardry promises privacy—at a cost

Upgraded data protection and less reliance on the cloud could lock users in. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Since the dawn of the iPhone, many of the smarts in smartphones have come from elsewhere: the corporate computers known as the cloud. M.....»»

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Rocket Report: China launches crew mission, SpaceX runs into road troubles

"The Space Safari team intends to push the envelope." Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket goes supersonic on Thursday, launching a GPS III satellite for the Space Force. (credit: US Space Force) Welcome to Edition 4.03 of the Rocket Report! This week.....»»

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Ukraine arrests ransomware gang in global cybercriminal crackdown

Arrests of Cl0p hacker group members adds to pressure on other countries to follow suit. Enlarge / A Colonial Pipeline facility in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Hackers last month disrupted the pipeline supplying petroleum to much of the East Coast. (.....»»

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Game Boy Advance game gets split-screen multiplayer through new FPGA core

No link-cable needed for this emulated single-machine, single-display solution. Developer Robert Peip shows off some split-screen Game Boy Advance multiplayer gaming through his new FPGA core. Here at Ars, we're big fans of situations whe.....»»

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Newly discovered Vigilante malware outs software pirates and blocks them

Most malware tries to steal stuff. Vigilante, by contrast, takes aim at piracy. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) A researcher has uncovered one of the more unusual finds in the annals of malware: booby-trapped files that rat out downloaders and.....»»

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A number of recommended Nintendo Switch games are on sale today

Dealmaster also has early Prime Day discounts, Philips Hue deals, and more. Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Earlier this week, we highlighted an excellent deal on Nintendo Switch Online memberships. Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a range of.....»»

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Amazon joins Apple, Google by reducing its app store cut

Developers with revenues under $1 million are getting a new deal. Enlarge / The Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet, which runs Amazon's Fire OS. (credit: Amazon) Apparently following the lead of Apple and Google, Amazon has announced that it will take a.....»»

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Microsoft’s Linux repositories were down for 18+ hours

The outage prevented Linux installation or upgrade of any Microsoft software. Enlarge / In 2017, Tux was sad that he had a Microsoft logo on his chest. In 2021, he's mostly sad that Microsoft's repositories were down for most of a day. (credit:.....»»

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FDA officials asked to step down after contentious Alzheimer’s drug approval

Three experts resigned in protest. Watchdog says it's FDA brass that should leave. Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Maryland. (credit: Getty | Congressional Quarterly) A leading advocacy and watchdog group.....»»

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Researchers cool a 40 kg object to near its quantum ground state

Mirrors of the LIGO gravitational-wave detector get cool—extremely cool. Enlarge / One of the 40 kg mirrors that has approached its quantum ground state. (credit: Matt Heintze/Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab) Objects that obey the rules of quantum.....»»

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Here’s what’s inside Google’s first-ever retail store

Buy a speaker, try Google Stadia, or fix a cracked phone screen—the store is open. The inside of the store is wood-on-wood, with these crazy bendy poles everywhere......»»

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Ten-year hacktivist fugitive Commander X arrested in Mexico

"We do not forgive. We do not forget." But neither do the feds. Enlarge / Chris Doyon, in full "Anonymous mythology" mode, when I met him in Canada. (credit: Nate Anderson) A decade after Chris "Commander X" Doyon skipped out on a federal hack.....»»

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Peter Jackson’s 6-hour Beatles documentary confirmed for Disney+ this November

Jackson thanks Beatles, Disney for "allowing me to present this story" as 6-hour beast. The Beatles: Get Back is now a Disney+ exclusive. And hoo boy, it's six hours long......»»

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Bethesda exec says he’s “sorry” for lack of PS5 Starfield

"I'm certain that's frustrating... but there's not a whole lot I can do about it." Bethesda Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications Pete Hines talks to GameSpot about Starfield. This week, Microsoft and Bethesda confirmed th.....»»

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World Bank slams bitcoin, declines to help El Salvador’s cryptocurrency plan

Bank faults bitcoin's “environmental and transparency shortcomings.” Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) Last week, El Salvador’s government passed a law to accept bitcoin as legal tender alongside the US dollar. The country r.....»»

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Lordstown Motors now says that it has no binding orders for EV truck

It clarified with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it has no firm orders. Enlarge / In June 2020, Lordstown held an hour-long election rally for the Trump campaign disguised as an event to unveil the Endurance electric pickup truck......»»

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SpaceX to break the final frontier in reuse with national defense launch

Thursday's GPS mission is a high priority for the Space Force. Enlarge / The GPS III SV-05 vehicle is encapsulated in the Falcon 9 rocket's payload fairing. (credit: Lockheed Martin) A few years ago one of SpaceX's earliest employees, Hans Koe.....»»

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Ohio Republicans close to imposing near-total ban on municipal broadband

Bill's 10Mbps standard could make 98% of Ohio ineligible for municipal networks. Enlarge / The Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. (credit: Getty Images | Joseph Sohm) Ohio's Republican-controlled legislature is on the verge of imposing a state law t.....»»

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Apple’s Tim Cook: Sideloading is “not in the best interests of the user”

The interview also touched on privacy, AR, health, and future products. Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook being interviewed remotely by Brut. (credit: Brut.) Apple has been under a mountain of scrutiny lately from legislators, developers, judges, a.....»»

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