On yer bike, CJEU tells Dutch dairy dealer
The EU's highest court has rejected an attempt to use copyright law to protect the distinct taste of a food product.…
Small repair shops and tech enthusiasts who attempt to fix their new Apple devices may be taking a serious risk in doing so. According to a report from The Verge, Apple confirmed that its new T2 security chip is designed to lock down devices after repair if it doesn't recognize certain authorized replacement parts.
Word of this new policy came out last month in an Apple document circulated among authorized service providers. In order to replace certain hardware components, such as the Touch ID sensor or the logic board on new Macs, the provider must run a specific piece of diagnostic software.
This program, called "AST 2 System Configuration," works in conjunction with the T2 security chip. If this step isn't performed on devices with the T2 chip, it could result in an inoperable machine.
A botched update to network hardware meant an African ISP wrongly took over Google net addresses.
The Home Bar squeezes high-end cocktails and craft beers into single-serve pods.
Yes, here's the story of the dark matter hurricane -- a cosmic event that may provide our first glimpse of the mysterious, invisible particle.
This full-body suit creates sensations on your skin so VR feels all the more real.
The holiday season is fast approaching, which means it's once again time for the world to come together in a spirited embrace of consumerism. Or, perhaps in a more cheerful alternative, it's time to again think about what gifts your loved ones might like. Thankfully, your friends at Ars are back with recommendations that won't disappoint, since they're based on months of testing and toying with the many things that have hit our desks around the Orbiting HQ.
Today, Ars has put together the first in a series of holiday gift guides we'll roll out in the coming weeks. For 2018, we're covering everything from board games to office gifts to things for the fellow Ars reader (or at least Ars reader type) in your life. But with holiday travel planning already in full swing, we're starting with portable gear: gift ideas for things you can easily carry on your person and take on the go if need be. Here's hoping something below can serve your loved ones well on their next road trip.
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A large chunk of the hijacked traffic passed through the network of a controversial Chinese state-owned telecom provider that was previously accused of intentionally misdirecting internet traffic.
Many fans say the new look Pikachu is "grotesque" and "disgusting".
Relief is coming next year, CEO promises
Remote Aussies getting their broadband from nbn™'s SkyMuster satellites have been promised a bit of bandwidth relief, with the company deciding to bundle some 'net traffic for free.…
Tovala improved on its first-generation smart oven with better controls and an expanded library of recipes in the Tovala app.
The actor plays a so called "elusive" target which only appears for a short period of time.
When an offer looks too good to be true, it always is
Chinese phone maker Xiaomi is in damage-control mode after an online promotion coinciding with its big UK launch somewhat backfired.…
The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second instalment of JK Rowling's wizarding series, is packed with magical concepts only fans will comprehend.
Rocket Labs mean business, Brits stick pin in Mars map, and Japan celebrates HTV-7’s dive into the atmosphere
Another way ISS 'nauts can send stuff home
Roundup This week Rocket Labs launched six satellites into the nether, the British team on ESA's ExoMars mission had a think about where to land their rover on the red planet in 2021, and Japan helped successfully scrap a load of space crap.…
The streamer says he feels "blessed and honoured" after winning personality and streamer of the year.
A think tank researcher explains how political campaigners can use information gleaned from an online search.
Let's lift our eyes from the balance sheet and take a look around...
Arriving at a recent conference organised by one of the government's many regulatory bodies, I received my obligatory lanyard – and something else, credit-card-shaped, emblazoned with the branding for event. "What's this?" I asked.…
MariaDB boss says IPO is part of his 3-year plan
Interview Michael Howard, Berkley grad and alumnus of Oracle and EMC, took the helm at open-source biz MariaDB almost three years ago. Reflecting on how things have changed, he reckons the biggest shift is in how both investors and enterprise have embrace open-source. Now, he has an IPO on his mind.…