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What does the inside of your knee sound like?

BBC Technology News - 2 hours 10 min ago
A team at the Georgia Institute of Technology is developing a stethoscope for your knees.

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and Trump: What you need to know - CNET - News - 4 hours 49 min ago
The world's largest social network is at the center of an international scandal around voter data, the 2016 US presidential election, and Brexit.

Trump campaign data firm accused of harvesting Facebook data

BBC Technology News - March 17, 2018 - 10:55pm
A US attorney general is investigating reports that millions of Facebook profiles were accessed.

Data of 50M Facebook users obtained by Trump-linked firm - CNET - News - March 17, 2018 - 9:51pm
Voter profiling firm Cambridge Analytica got hold of the data without the consent of Facebook's users, say reports by The New York Times and the UK's Observer and Guardian papers.

US Navy launches submarine maneuvered by Xbox controller - CNET - News - March 17, 2018 - 9:38pm
Commentary: The USS Colorado has a new way of operating its photonics masts, and it's something younger sailors are already familiar with.

Facebook bans Trump-linked campaign data firm - CNET - News - March 17, 2018 - 8:53pm
The social network bans a data analytics firm called Cambridge Analytica after reports the firm lied about how it treated data on Facebook users.

UMBC memes go wild as UVA goes down in NCAA tournament - CNET - News - March 17, 2018 - 8:44pm
Hail underdogs! A No. 16 seed had never beat a No. 1 in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, until the UMBC Retrievers bounded along.

Shure's $3,000 KSE1500 headphones make for an ear-opening experience - CNET - News - March 17, 2018 - 7:47pm
For well-heeled audiophiles seeking the outer limits of transparency, the Shure KSE1500 electrostatic in-ear headphone is the one to get.

NCAA upset kings UMBC share close relationship with Fortnite - CNET - News - March 17, 2018 - 6:41pm
Commentary: The perpetrators of the biggest shock in March Madness history compare their triumph to a first victory in the world's new favorite game.

Staring at Firefly Aerospace’s hot rocket-engine flames in a Texas pasture

Ars Technica - March 17, 2018 - 6:30pm

Pro tip: If you just want to see the raw engine fire, skip ahead to the ~3:15 mark. (video link)

CEDAR PARK, Texas—"Last time you came out here, it was just a pile of dirt," Firefly Aerospace CEO and rocket scientist Tom Markusic tells me. I looked it up afterwards—he's not lying. Back in 2014 when Ars Senior Editor Lee Hutchinson traveled just north of Austin to visit Markusic's then-infant new space company, he essentially got a rocket science lesson (charts and everything) and walked the patch of non-grass where the company would one day build its engine testing facilities. It looked like this...

Lee Hutchinson

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Trump Campaign Data Consultants Cambridge Analytica Took 50 Million Facebook Users' Data

Wired - March 17, 2018 - 5:20pm
New reports indicate that Cambridge Analytica, the data team affiliated with Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, harvested data from 50 million Facebook users—and Facebook failed to stop them.

Rum and Bones: Second Tide—A piratical tabletop MOBA

Ars Technica - March 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

Enlarge (credit: Charlie Theel)

Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at—and let us know what you think.

Rum and Bones: Second Tide is a board game that combines pirates with ideas drawn from Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas (MOBAs). The concept alone is worth a million doubloons; but how well does it work in practice?

If you’re not familiar with a MOBA, it’s basically an online multiplayer arena brawl where two teams of players square off. Each controls a single character attempting to push up through “lanes” and slay AI-controlled minions as well as opposing heroes. It’s an addictive esport due to the intense level of competition accompanying RPG-like character growth. This winning formula has propelled games like League of Legends to the top of the charts.

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Nest reveals the first truly connected home

The Register - March 17, 2018 - 3:10pm
Begun, the battle of the home eco-systems has

Comment After years of hype, the connected home is finally here thanks to a range of new products available this week from Google-owned Nest.…

Fortnite brings out the 10-year-old fort builder in all of us

Ars Technica - March 17, 2018 - 2:00pm

Enlarge / I'm king of the mountain!

Fortnite: Battle Royale hasn’t quite grabbed me. While the game is at least accurately named, the gunplay—originally designed to let players mow down hordes of mostly mindless AI bots—isn’t as suited for culling other human players in a Battle Royale mode. Developer Epic Games seems to know this and is tirelessly tuning the overnight smash hit’s bullet burping. And while 3.4 million concurrent players (as of February) don’t seem dissuaded by this continued fine-tuning, I still feel like the gameplay isn’t quite up to snuff.

Yet I still can’t stop thinking about the game. That’s partly because it’s seemingly the biggest game on the planet—hot on the heels of the extremely similar, previously biggest game on the planet, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. But it’s not just that. Fortnite appeals to me, personally, because it does more than remind me of my past. It gives me glimpses into an alternate present.

An engineer deferred

There was a time, long before I even cared about video games (much less wrote about them), when I seemed fated to become some kind of engineer. That was how my parents saw my future, anyway; the two farmers-turned-bankers didn’t have many positive things to say about career prospects that didn’t involve a lot of math. So my creative endeavors (mostly drawing, back then) always led to a response like, “Yeah, that would make a good hobby.”

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VW electric Pikes Peak race car has shades of I.D. - Roadshow - News - March 17, 2018 - 2:00pm
Electric cars aren't just for regular ol' roads.

Deals: The Best Price on LG's OLED HDTV and Other Great Tech Deals

Wired - March 17, 2018 - 2:00pm
Help us help you get a brand new television this weekend by perusing our picks from our friends at TechBargains.

The Universe Is Basically a Hippie's Pipe Dream

Wired - March 17, 2018 - 2:00pm
In 'Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories,' writer Vandana Singh crafts tales as strange as the universe itself.

Security News This Week: A Smartphone Botnet Army Keeps Growing Stronger

Wired - March 17, 2018 - 2:00pm
A major botnet, an Equifax indictment, and more of the week's top security news.

Nest Hello review - CNET - Reviews - March 17, 2018 - 1:20pm
Facial recognition and clever integrations with other Nest and Google devices sets the Hello apart from other video doorbells.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 Cabriolet review - Roadshow - Reviews - March 17, 2018 - 1:00pm
Need proof that the Mercedes-Benz is the benchmark for luxury cars? Look no further than the S-Class Cabriolet.

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