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PC Innovation Is Back
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There were two interesting product launches last week. HP delivered what is pretty much a clean slate rethinking of the 2-in-1 PC with the HP Folio, and Microsoft unveiled a refresh of its Surface Line. Both firms made a big deal of the fact that their products were much better than their Apple counterparts — […]

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The warring old and new gods are back in American Gods S2 teaser trailer
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The second season of American Gods, the Starz adaption of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel, has been plagued for months by production turmoil, including the recent sidelining of its replacement show runner. So there’s been some skepticism among fans of the series that season 2 could live up to the darkly haunting tone of the well-received […]

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Game of Thrones is bringing back a favorite character in final season     – CNET
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Ah-ooh! Direwolves of Westeros! Get ready to be haunted by Ghost.

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Google Temporarily Brings Back the www In Chrome URLs — But Should They?
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An anonymous reader quotes Digital Trends: With the launch of Chrome 69, Google stunned users last week with a surprising decision to no longer display the “www” and “m” part of the URL in the Chrome search bar, but user backlash forced Google to soften its stance. Google’s course reversal, although welcomed by users, is […]

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India Pushes Back Against Tech 'Colonization' by Internet Giants
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In India, American companies dominate the internet. Facebook’s WhatsApp is the most popular app on phones. Virtually every smartphone runs on Google’s Android system. YouTube is the favorite video platform and Amazon is the No. 2 online retailer. For some Indian political leaders, it is as if their nation –which was ruled by Britain for […]

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My kid and I wrote a letter to NASA, and a very nice scientist wrote back
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Enlarge / The puzzling, fascinating surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa looms large in this newly-reprocessed color view, made from images taken by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s. This is the color view of Europa from Galileo that shows the largest portion of the moon’s surface at the highest resolution. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute) […]

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California lawmakers are one step closer to bringing back Obama-era net neutrality protections
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California’s state Assembly voted 58-17 on Thursday to advance a bill, called S.B. 822, that would implement the strongest net neutrality provisions in the U.S. The bill now heads back to the Senate for final approval. If a vote is not held by end of day tomorrow — the deadline for lawmakers to pass any […]

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Is Your Email Address Holding You Back?
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Whether you’re freelancing or on the job hunt, don’t let a poorly conceived online handle limit your career prospects A quick glance at any group email confirms what recruiters and hiring managers know too well: Not everyone sheds their adolescent email addresses when they enter adulthood, instead maintaining allegiance to digital monikers based on the […]

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Dealmaster: A bunch of Amazon devices are back on sale this week
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Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a suite of deals on Amazon devices, including Echo smart speakers, Fire TV streamers, and Fire tablets. Amazon posts these discounts periodically throughout the year, and while most aren’t as deep as the deals that […]

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