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Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service launches in June

Today Microsoft revealed that its new Xbox One game subscription service will be available on June 1st. Called Game Pass, the service was first announced back in February, and...

Intel to make Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free in bid to spur adoption

We're big fans of Thunderbolt 3 here at Ars, attracted by its enormous versatility, high performance, and the promise of being a single port and a single cable that...

Ubisoft reveals first Far Cry 5 art and it’s a doozie

The official Far Cry 5 reveal is still a couple days out, but Ubisoft today released the first full-on promotional image for the game, and it is—to put it...

DJI’s palm-sized Spark drone delivers epic selfies

Once it leaves your hand, you can control it with a few hand gestures. Everyone loves taking selfies, even if they don't like to admit it. And if you're looking...

Symantec says ‘highly likely’ North Korea group behind ransomware attacks leftright 2/2leftright

Cyber security firm Symantec Corp (SYMC.O) said on Monday it was "highly likely" a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyber attack this month that...

‘We Get Things Wrong.’ Facebook’s Head of Global Policy Responds to Leaked Moderation Rules

Facebook has caught its share of flak from critics of its leaked content rules. Some are worried that it's being too lenient on abusers, while others are convinced it's...
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OOGLE MADE A $5,000 WHITEBOARD — AND IT’S WEIRDLY FUN

Working in a modern office can be pretty strange. I go hours without speaking to my co-workers, yet I'm in constant communication with them through a chat app. I...

Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute, agree to multi-year license

Apple will pay Nokia patent royalties over the term of the agreement, starting with an up-front cash payment that should be recognized by the second quarter of 2017. Details...

Your MP3s are going to be just fine

Let us now praise old music-file formats, and the music cultures that begat us. The Internet is spilling many pixels over the fact that the MP3, the music file used on...

Latest Update Brings New Features To Google Home

Google I/O is nearly here again. At last year’s event, Google announced the launch of Google Home, their smart speaker device which allows users to interact with Google’s personal...