Enlarge / Here lies an expert (maybe). (credit: Nicolas Raymond / Flickr) There is a Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. Take a moment to consider the implications of that fact. The inhabitants of what, under other circumstances, would be an obscure academic backwater need legal defense. Non-scientists have convinced themselves so thoroughly that these experts […]
Razer Razer has announced the second iteration of its gaming-focused Razer Phone. Called the Razer Phone 2, the device improves the camera, adds wireless charging, and bumps up the specs across the board compared to its predecessor. The main draw is still its screen. The 5.7-inch LCD display has a 2560×1440-pixel resolution, HDR support (HDR-10), 645 […]
Looking back on my contrarian T-Mobile G1, the anti-iPhone, a decade later.
Enlarge / The boardgame for the book is better crowd? (credit: Charlie Theel) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Few moments linger in my brain like a particular scene in John Carpenter’s movie The Thing. In the cold of an Antarctic night, […]
Spoilers: Wait, isn’t he dead?!
Enlarge (credit: portal gda) Last year, researchers discovered 132 Android apps in the Google Play market that lamely attempted to infect users with… Windows malware. On Wednesday, researchers with a different security company reported finding 150 more. The latest batch of apps, like the ones 12 months ago, were spawned from a variety of different […]
Lost amid the furor over the Federal Communications Commission’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad decision to reverse net neutrality regulations is another, equally awful ,decision on a program to provide subsidies for broadband internet subscriptions to low-income households in cities and tribal regions around the country. Read More
Enlarge / To get the Dolby Atmos version of Automatic For The People, you’ll have to buy this complete 3-CD, 1-Blu-ray edition. (credit: R.E.M./Craft Recordings) As much as I love overpriced gizmos in my living room, I still tend to be reluctant about new standards. TVs are a great example. I’ve appreciated the bonuses offered […]
If the Beatles didn’t make it big in the US in 1964, the entire history of rock music might have turned out very differently.