Fox News Is Now a Threat to National Security

Fox News Is Now a Threat to National Security

Fox’s clear willingness to parry the wingnuttiest ideas in service of the president, long-term implications to the United States be damned, should worry all concerned about the state of the United States. The Ukraine myth is hardly the only example; for years, it has repeated false conspiracies about the murder of Democratic staffer Seth Rich, […]

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Newly discovered Mac malware uses “fileless” technique to remain stealthy

Newly discovered Mac malware uses “fileless” technique to remain stealthy

Hackers believed to be working for the North Korean government have upped their game with a recently discovered Mac trojan that uses in-memory execution to remain stealthy. In-memory execution, also known as fileless infection, never writes anything to a computer hard drive. Instead, it loads malicious code directly into memory and executes it from there. […]

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What Happens When Computers Learn to Read Our Emotions?

Computers are slowly but surely learning to read our emotions. Will this mean a future without privacy, or perhaps a golden age of more compassionate and helpful machines? This edition of the Sleepwalkers podcast looks at AI’s growing power to “read” us—and investigates the sinister and the positive uses of the technology. Poppy Crum, chief […]

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Half an operating system: The triumph and tragedy of OS/2

Half an operating system: The triumph and tragedy of OS/2

Update: It’s the day after Thanksgiving in the US, meaning most Ars staffers are on the lookout for deals rather than potential stories. With folks off for the holiday, we’re resurfacing this consumer tech classic from the archives—a look at why we’re not all trying to buy an IBM PS/10 today and updating to OS/12, […]

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Black Friday 2019: The Best Outdoor and Fitness Deals

Black Friday 2019: The Best Outdoor and Fitness Deals

If you don’t see something to suit your needs below, check out our best camping gear guide for more. Black Diamond Solution Harness for $52 ($18 off) Backcountry [Men’s], Moosejaw Backcountry [Women’s], Moosejaw Wide, contoured leg loops make the Solution one of the most comfortable harnesses for long afternoons at the climbing gym. Four gear […]

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Suspect can’t be compelled to reveal “64-character” password, court rules

Suspect can’t be compelled to reveal “64-character” password, court rules

Getty Images The Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution bars people from being forced to turn over personal passwords to police, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled this week. In a 4-3 ruling, justices from Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned a lower-court order that required the suspect in a child-pornography case to turn over a 64-character password […]

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A Physics Analysis of Tesla's Shattered Cybertruck Windows

I don’t know what to think about Elon Musk anymore. I mean the SpaceX stuff is awesome, and the Tesla car has been pretty cool. But now we have the Tesla pickup truck, unveiled on Thursday. (Simone Giertz did it first!) The Tesla Cybertruck looks odd—one person likened it to a futuristic doorstop—but that’s fine […]

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5 Trendy Gift Ideas for the Secret Santa Exchange in Your Office

5 Trendy Gift Ideas for the Secret Santa Exchange in Your Office

It’s that dreaded time of year again. ‘Tis the season to be giving and you have to spend money on holiday gifts for everyone from unappreciative children to the mailman who you’ve never even met. To make matters worse, your office is hosting a Secret Santa gift exchange. That means you’ll be hearing repetitive Christmas […]

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 15:  Former adviser to US President Donald Trump, Roger Stone departs the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse after being found guilty of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election on November 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. Stone faced seven felony charges and was found guilty on all counts.

“Dirty trickster” Roger Stone convicted on all counts in Mueller indictment

Enlarge / WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 15: Former adviser to US President Donald Trump, Roger Stone departs the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse after being found guilty of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election on November 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. Stone faced seven felony charges and was found […]

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Motorola Razr 2019: Specs, Price, Release Date

By today’s smartphone standards, the original Motorola Razr phone is primitive. At the time it debuted in the early 2000s, however, the ultra-thin clamshell phone’s metallic build, electroluminescent keyboard, and long battery life came close to mobile phone nirvana. It even gave a satisfying snap when you shut it. Years later, Motorola tried to revitalize […]

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