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Altiplano review: A brain-tickling board game about… alpacas
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Enlarge Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Altiplano—or, as it is affectionately known ’round these parts, “the llama game”—displays a hobby in rude creative health. As you’d expect from noted German designer Reiner Stockhausen, the game is a formidable packet of innovative […]

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ARM's Own Employees Complain About Anti-RISCV Website
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lkcl writes: Phoronix and The Register have an insightful look into an effort by ARM that is reminiscent of Microsoft’s “Get The Facts” campaign. RISC-V’s design is a revamp of the RISC concept that is intended from the ground up to fix the mistakes and learn from the lessons of the past 30 years. Power […]

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Box opens up about the company’s approach to innovation
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Most of us never really stop to think about how the software and services we use on a daily basis are created. We just know it’s there when we want to access it, and it works most of the time. But companies don’t just appear and expand randomly, they need a well defined process and […]

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Wait—the RateMyProfessors.com “hotness” chili was about attractiveness?
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Enlarge / So long, red chili pepper of hotness. This week, Buzzfeed reported that RateMyProfessors.com was dropping its “hotness” rating for professors after an outcry from female professors who said that the rating was sexist. RateMyProfessors was right to do so; professorial competence and perceived attractiveness have nothing to do with one another. The rating […]

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Traffic sucks, so let's talk about what causes it     – Roadshow
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Ford and Vanderbilt are looking at what causes phantom jams, and we figure out why lane expansion isn’t really successful.

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New hinge API gives more hints about Microsoft’s 2-screen “Andromeda” device
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Enlarge / The “Surface Phone” is speculated to be some kind of dual-screen device. (credit: Microsoft) We’ve seen from patent filings and leaked timelines that Microsoft seems to be working on a dual-screen handheld device codenamed Andromeda. Some new APIs found in the latest Windows 10 preview provide more evidence, even offering clues as to […]

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Ocean's 8 is really good if you don't think about it too much     – CNET
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Spoiler-free review: What’s a plot? Watching Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and a multitude of other talented women be charming is the reason to watch this movie.

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Everyone complaining about Microsoft buying GitHub needs to offer a better solution
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Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft is buying GitHub for $7.5 billion dollars, and predictably, there’s a developer backlash. GitHub, though notionally a for-profit company, has become an essential, integral part of the open-source community. GitHub offers free hosting for open-source projects and has risen to become the premiere service for collaborative, open-source development: the authoritative source […]

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Apple is making a series about Emily Dickinson
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Apple announced today that it’s placed a straight-to-series order for Dickinson, a show that will star Hailee Steinfeld as poet Emily Dickinson. Steinfeld is an actress and singer who was Oscar-nominated for her performance in True Grit and more recently performed in Pitch Perfect 2 and 3. Dickinson, meanwhile, is generally considered one of the great American […]

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