This week we’re serializing yet another episode of the After On Podcast here on Ars. The broader series is built around deep-dive interviews with world-class thinkers, founders, and scientists and tends to be very tech- and science-heavy. You can access the excerpts on Ars via an embedded audio player or by reading accompanying transcripts (both of which are below).
My guest this week is medical geneticist Robert Green, and our topic is the promise and peril that could come from reading your full genome. The cost of full-genome sequencing is falling so quickly and the actionable insights it can reveal are growing fast enough that this data will eventually be as widely collected as cholesterol levels (perhaps within a decade or so).
This will divulge the precise contents of your 20,000-ish genes to you and your doctor. Since some human genes literally have thousands of known mutations, that’s a lot of data—and on the day you first receive it, we still won't know how to interpret the crushing majority of it.
Here's a list of the top storage deals from SanDisk, Seagate, Samsung and more.
Amazon has zillions of items on sale. These are the ones worth checking out.
Best Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals: Phones, cases, accessories, Galaxy Note 8, Essential phone, Moto G6 - CNET
Every Prime Day phone deal with rolling updates.
Like the early stages of the dot com boom, the initial speculative crypto bubble is over. Expect waves of rapid evolution next, as maturity kicks in and serious players emerge and scale.
Today's a good day to connect your home. Check out our favorite Prime Day deals on all kinds of smart gadgets from smart speakers to smart lighting to Wi-Fi systems and more.
The carrier is transitioning to 4G LTE-only service, so older phones won't make the cut.
By design, though, not... er, general rubbishness
Russia's vulnerability database is much thinner than its US or Chinese counterparts, but does contain a surprisingly high percentage of security bugs exploited by its cyber-spies.…
You can also cultivate a mini-garden of Predator, Golden Girls, Ghostbusters and Gremlins characters.
Samsung's LPDDR5 offers speed improvements over the previous generation as well as a new "deep sleep mode" for better battery life.
Prime Day 2018 has plenty of good stuff for the business crowd.
Here are the top kitchen and appliances deals for Amazon Prime Day 2018.
Prime Day, day two, is in full effect: Jump on these top deals on PCs, accessories and peripherals.
Will any other Republicans join Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado in supporting the CRA resolution to void FCC's efforts to roll back net neutrality rules?
This week, the European and Chinese space agencies held a workshop in Amsterdam to discuss cooperation between Europe and China on lunar science missions. The meeting comes as Europe seems increasingly content to work with China on spaceflight programs.
Although the meeting is not being streamed online, space systems designer and lunar exploration enthusiast Angeliki Kapoglou has been providing some coverage of the meeting via Twitter. Among the most interesting things she has shared are slides from a presentation by Pei Zhaoyu, who is deputy director of the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.
Very very interesting statement by CNSA’s Pei Zhaoyu. “NASA will focus on building the LOPG. CNSA will build the lunar scientific research station on the surface” Moreover, according to Pei the LOPG has low economic effectiveness.
The congressional bill to reinstate net neutrality rules has finally received support from a House Republican.
US Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) today announced his support for the bill. Coffman is signing a discharge petition that would force the House to vote on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution; the resolution would reverse the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of its net neutrality rules.
The US Senate approved the CRA resolution in May, with votes from all members of the Democratic caucus and three Republican senators. While 176 House Democrats have signed the discharge petition, Coffman is the first House Republican to do so.
Facebook, Twitter and Google told Congress what they block on social media, and why.
Update (7/17/2018 11:20am ET): We've updated our anti-Prime Day deals list with new discounts on the Nest Learning Thermostat, Google Pixelbook, Samsung 860 EVO SSD, and a nice sitewide discount code from eBay that slashes devices like the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X, and 9.7-inch iPad down to new lows. Have a look for yourself below.
Original article (7/16/2018 11:10am ET): Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today, as you may have heard, Amazon Prime Day begins—it's the annual sales event/advertisement/sunk cost celebration in which Amazon discounts thousands of items for members of its Prime subscription service.
While more than 100 million people now subscribe to Prime, the event still leaves a big chunk of would-be bargain hunters out in the cold, and the recent price hikes to the service don't make it any more welcoming. Naturally, this has left the door open for competing stores to swoop in and try to capitalize on the Prime Day buzz with alternative deals of their own.
It's a great time to jump on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One S deals while they're still available.
Astronomers confirm the existence of the moons, pushing Jupiter's total satellites to 79.