A report from Tech Insights pegs the cost to build Samsung's newest smartphone at $10 more than last year's Note -- even though the Note is pricier for consumers to purchase.
The new PlayStation 4 game made me initially skeptical, but after previewing it I'm ready to board the hype train.
This palm-sized box can break your iPhone's password, giving police full access to a device's file system -- messages, photos, call logs, browsing history, keychain and user passwords, and more.
Commentary: Whether we'll get to the moon or not depends on how this is handled.
From a cannonball to a jelly doughnut and dragon scales, entertaining images from Mars amuse scientists and excite conspiracy theorists and alien fans.
Federal judges have struck down an anti-robocall rule, saying that the Federal Communications Commission improperly treated every American who owns a smartphone as a potential robocaller.
The FCC won't be appealing the court decision, as Chairman Ajit Pai opposed the rule changes when they were implemented by the commission's then-Democratic majority in 2015. Pai issued a statement praising the judges for the decision Friday, calling the now-vacated rule "yet another example of the prior FCC’s disregard for the law and regulatory overreach."
The FCC's 2015 decision said that a device meets the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) definition of an "autodialer" if it can be modified to make robocalls, even if the smartphone user hasn't actually downloaded an autodialing app.
The company will join Facebook and Google in a move that's seen as protecting consumers.
Astoundingly tiny, the computer will use blockchain tech to help verify product authenticity.
After nearly 50 years of innovation, where are video games headed next? Ars Technica Live returns with guest Tracy Fullerton, an award-winning, experimental game designer and director of USC’s Game Innovation Lab. Tracy has spent her entire career developing games as an entrepreneur, teacher, and designer. The Night Journey is her latest indie game and is a collaboration with artist Bill Viola.
Tracy’s work at USC gives her a broad perspective on what's coming next for games, both technologically and artistically. Join Ars Technica editors Samuel Axon and Annalee Newitz in conversation with Tracy at the next Ars Technica Live on March 21 at Eli’s Mile High Club in Oakland.
Tracy is the designer and director of Walden, a game, an adaptation of Henry David Thoreau’s experiment at Walden Pond, which was recently awarded “Game of the Year” and “Most Significant Impact” at Game for Change. Currently, she’s director of the USC Game Innovation Lab, a research center that has produced several influential independent games, including Cloud, flOw, and Darfur is Dying. She is the author of Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games, a design textbook in use at game programs worldwide, and she holds the Electronic Arts Endowed Chair in Interactive Entertainment. Other recent projects include Collegeology, a suite of college preparation games funded by the Department of Education, the Gilbert Foundation, and the Gates Foundation, and Reality Ends Here, an alternate-reality game for incoming freshmen at the School of Cinematic Arts.
Just grab a window seat and don't move.
Samsung, Toshiba sulking in 30TB tiddler territory
Nimbus Data has introduced its 100TB ExaDrive DC series SSD, the highest-capacity flash drive available.…
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is like little else in motorsport. It's the second-oldest race in the country, giving five years up to the Indy 500. However, this is no circuit race. It's a hill climb, up and across one of the tallest mountains in Colorado. That means exactly one chance to get it right; one run of 12.4 miles (19.99km) that starts at a mere 9,390 feet (2,862m) and finishes above the clouds at 14,110 feet (4,300m).
As part of its Dieselgate penance, Volkswagen is mounting an all-out, all-electric assault on Pikes Peak this June. And, on Monday, the German automaker finally gave us our first look at the car it's going to use: the I.D. R.
GM's luxury brand will launch its new CT6-based flagship as a potential competitor for top-tier rides from Germany and Sweden.
Anyone who has visited SpaceX's rocket factory in Hawthorne, California, knows that the company has filled up its facilities with Falcon 9 first stages, payload fairings, and Dragon capsules. In the coming years, as the company transitions into manufacturing the Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR vehicle, it will need a lot more capacity.
The company has not explicitly stated where it will build the BFR, expected to measure 106 meters tall and nine meters wide. However, it needs to do so near water, because such a large vehicle cannot be transported to the launch pad or test sites via a highway, the means currently used to move the Falcon 9 rocket.
A new document from the Port of Los Angeles indicates that the company is moving ahead with plans to build a "state-of-the-art" industrial manufacturing facility near Long Beach, about 20 miles south of its headquarters. The document summarizes an environmental study of the site for the port, on behalf of a proposed tenant—WW Marine Composites, LLC. This appears to be a subsidiary company of SpaceX.
Never one to be left out of a luxury segment, Mercedes-Benz is drawing on its exclusive Maybach name to outfit the US-built GLS for plutocrats.
VW's new US-focused SUV will be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
See the Surfboard galaxy and gorgeous star clusters glow in 12 new NASA Hubble telescope images showing astronomical objects from the Messier catalog.