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Flight-sim devs say hidden password-dump tool was used to fight pirates [Updated]
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Enlarge The usually staid world of professional-grade flight simulations was rocked by controversy over the weekend, with fans accusing mod developer FlightSimLabs (FSLabs) of distributing “malware” with an add-on package for Lockheed Martin’s popular Prepar3d simulation. The developer insists the hidden package was intended as an anti-piracy tool but has removed what it now acknowledges […]

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Forget $9,000… Bitcoin falls below $7,500 $7,000 [Updated]
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Enlarge (credit: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images) If there were any lingering doubts about whether the Bitcoin bubble was over, those should be gone now. After falling below $9,000 last Thursday for the first time since November, Bitcoin has fallen south of $7,500 as of this writing. Bitcoin was trading at right around $8,250 at […]

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Apple Could Use ARM Coprocessors for Three Updated Mac Models
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According to a Bloomberg report, Apple could be working on three new Mac models for this year. From a report: All three of them could feature an ARM coprocessor to improve security. Apple isn’t switching to ARM chipsets altogether. There will still be an Intel CPU in every Mac, but with a second ARM processor. […]

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The 58 best Cyber Monday 2017 deals you can get right now (updated)     – CNET
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Black Friday is behind us and Cyber Monday is here. Here are the best bargains you can still get online and the up-and-comers.

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Dealmaster: All the Black Friday tech deals we can find [Updated]
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Update (11/24 4:00 PM ET): We’ve removed a few more offers that have expired for the time being. Original post: Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have a massive list of Black Friday deals to share. You know the situation: It’s Black Friday, the holiday season is here, and a whole lot of […]

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Updated: Best Black Friday 2017 cheap TV deals (plus our favorite picks)     – CNET
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A crazy price on a new TV is the essence of Black Friday sales, and this year the deals are, in fact, certifiably insane. Here’s another update to our roundup, including our recommended picks.

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Google sets the stage for Home Max with its updated app     – CNET
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Google’s new look app will help you find something to watch across all of your services, and refined sound controls set the stage for its new high-end Google Home Max speaker

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Twitter posts a new version of its rules with updated sections on abuse, spam, violence and more
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 Twitter today published a new version of its rules, in an effort to further clarify its policies about abuse, spam, self-harm and other topics, as well as to better explain how it determines the appropriate action – like suspending an abuser’s account, for example. The company says the updated documentation doesn’t represent changes to the […]

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Puerto Rico’s governor seeks to end deal with small Montana grid repair company [updated]
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Enlarge / On Sept. 22, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority staff start emergency power restoration plans in the utility’s command center. (credit: Western Area Power) On Sunday, Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rosselló demanded that the state-owned utility end its $300 million grid-repair deal with a small, Montana-based energy company called Whitefish Energy, amid intense scrutiny of […]

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