Nearly 90% of apps on Google Play share data with Google parent Alphabet, researchers say.
After the beauty-gate brouhaha, Apple's tweaking the Smart HDR algorithm for selfies in the forthcoming update to iOS.
The entrepreneur says Twitter believed his account had been hacked.
A rise in passenger fees will help drivers upgrade to electric vehicles.
The Titanic replica will retrace the route of the original doomed ship but will have modern lifeboats and navigation.
What is science fiction if not a dream of what tomorrow might hold?
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Vote to sell DVMT or swap the stock for a newly public Dell set for 11 December
A fortnight before Christmas, investors in Dell Technologies tracking stock will finally get the opportunity to vote on whether to cash them in or swap them for a piece of the company when it goes public again.…
Also in Firefox 63: better performance, Windows dark mode adaptations and Siri shortcuts.
The Star Wars actor cites The Last Jedi comic book adaptation and compares the Force to an addictive drug.
If you're buying a new iPhone, this should be your starting point.
When Assassin's Creed: Odyssey debuted earlier this month, it received widespread praise for the quality of its world-building and narrative. Some historians say it also deserves high marks for its attention to historical detail in recreating ancient Greece. Notably, the game showcases colorfully painted statues, temples, and tombs dotted about the virtual city.
Yes, it's true: contrary to all those pristine, gleaming white marble sculptures we see all the time in museums—the ones we long thought defined the Western aesthetic of the Classical era—Greco-Roman art was awash in color. Art historians have known this for awhile, of course, but the knowledge hasn't really moved beyond the confines of that rarefied world. That might change, now that it's a feature in a hugely popular game.
The 11th major installment in the popular gaming franchise, Assassin's Creed: Odyssey takes place in in year 431 BCE, detailing a fictional history of the Peloponnesian War that pitted Athens against Sparta. Ubisoft's development team took their world-building so seriously, they brought on a historical advisor to help get the details just right.
Everyone agrees on the mission to connect more people. But no one can agree on how to do it.
The US motherboards maker has denied the allegations and asks Bloomberg to retract the story.
Welcome back to "War Stories," an ongoing video series where we sit down with game designers and ask them to tell us about game development challenges that almost sank their projects. In previous instances, we've been lucky enough to get some time with the likes of Lord British (of Ultima fame) and Paul Neurath (of Thief), among others. This time, we've scored big: we tracked down the creators of the Star Control series—none other than Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III.
Star Control was a fun little Space Wars-alike, but it's the second game in the series that truly became famous. Star Control II is the last—and many would say best—entry in the sorely missed Starflight-style space exploration/RPG genre that flourished in the 1980s and '90s. That pedigree is strongly represented in the game's form—in fact, Ford and Reiche even had the assistance of Starflight alum Greg Johnson in fleshing out aspects of SC2's design and dialog.Control them stars
For the few Ars readers who might not have played Star Control 2 (or its later open source re-release, The Ur-Quan Masters), it might be difficult to see why I'm so effusive in praising a game that turns 26 years old next month. And I admit to no small amount of personal bias here, as SC2 is one of my favorite games of all time. But the game is just so damn good—from the tight plotting, to the wonderfully written and varied alien dialog, and especially the beyond-addicting two player melee combat with hilariously unbalanced ships.
Abode's app update makes it possible to personalize your smart home devices to work with the security system.
In addition to black, white, blue, coral and yellow, Apple's latest iPhone XR flaunts a flashy, vibrant shade of red.
The company is making fast progress on its expansion into automotive and wants to start manufacturing ASAP.
The checkout-free store is apparently going downtown, near the World Trade Center.
Oxygen found in rocks and underwater lakes lead scientists to believe there could be some level of subsurface life.