Information Technology

Romanian hacker who leaked George W. Bush’s terrible paintings indicted
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An apparent self-portrait from George W. Bush, who has taken up painting in his post-presidency. The Smoking Gun Marcel Lehel Lazar, a Romanian citizen and former taxi driver also known by the hacker moniker “Guccifer,” was indicted by a US federal grand jury on Thursday on charges of wire fraud, unauthorized access to a protected computer, […]

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Chris Nolan’s Interstellar and the irresistible pull of out there
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Quick, is this a scene from True Detective or Interstellar? Paramount/Warner Bros. Welcome to The Multiverse, a new column where’ll you’ll find Ars’ explorations and meditations on the world of science fiction. The Multiverse covers things we love, the things we hate, and the things we do not yet understand from source materials new and […]

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Angry Birds Space Gets Buzz Aldrin Bird And 40 New Levels
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To celebrate the success of Angry Birds Space, Rovio has released a new chapter for the game. Known as Beak Impact, this new free to download update contains over 40 levels. The story revolves around asteroids exploration. The villain pigs are mining these celestial bodies for precious minerals, and the birds are on the mission […]

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Simplocker Android Malware Will Encrypt Your Files And Demand A Ransom
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There is new piece of malware in Android town called Simplocker which actually demands a ransom for your own data, stored on your mobile phone’s SD card. The malware as experts say, enters the phone while downloading an app that has not been verified. In short, you are indeed safe, if you download apps from […]

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US Marshals step in, thwart efforts to learn about cell tracking devices
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US Marshals How sensitive are local cops when it comes to disclosing information about stingrays, the fake cell phone towers used to track targeted phones? Apparently, they’re sensitive enough to involve the United States Marshals Service with an ongoing case in Florida. After being informed of a straightforward public records request to learn more about the Sarasota Police Department’s […]

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Review: Samsung GALAXY S5
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The Samsung GALAXY S5 doesn’t need introduction. It’s the phone that sold 11 million units in the first month of launch. Since the phone is already a worldwide hit, we are not going to gauge its success. Instead of that, this article will help you decide whether it’s worth spending Rs 40,000 for Samsung’s latest […]

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A Lower-Specd LG Handset Shows Up On Import Listings; Is This The LG G3 Mini?
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A LG handset seems to have shown up on Zauba’s import listings. The handset listed as the LGD722 comes with a 4.5 inch display and some pretty decent specifications and the big question is this the expected LG G3 Mini. While many have been raving about how the device is the LG G3 Mini, we have […]

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Autism mutations strike genes active in the developing brain
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Ars Electronica Genome Wide Association Studies have identified tons of mutations associated with many different diseases. This information is undoubtedly powerful, but also severely limited, because it cannot reveal how—or even if—these mutations cause the disease state; only that they are associated with the disease state. This means that people who have these genomic variants […]

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The New Seafloor Map That Could Help Find Flight MH370
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The surface of Mars has been mapped in greater detail than most of Earth’s seafloor. Even though the Red Planet is around 140 million miles away on average (and never closer than 34 million miles), its surface is easier to map because there is no water obscuring it. The lack of good information about ocean […]

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