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Ars Technica:
Profile of Shiva Ayyadurai, who claims he invented email and is running as a Republican in a 2018 senatorial election, amid his libel lawsuit against Techdirt   —  “I defined e-mail!  And you guys have got to give me that credit.”  —  History is not fixed; like memory itself, it is an act of reconstruction.
Jun 17, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Charles Thacker, one of the lead designers of the Xerox Alto, co-inventor of Ethernet, and recipient of the Turing award in 2009, dies at 74   —  Every computer we use today owes a debt to the legendary and influential machine.  —  Charles Thacker, one of the lead hardware designers on the Xerox Alto …
Jun 14, 2017, 3:20 AMIn context
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
iPad Pro 10.5-inch review: great tablet camera, lower latency with Apple Pencil, and excellent battery life, but iOS 11 still three months away   —  More RAM, great screen, and better keyboard will all shine... once iOS 11 is out.  —  Nothing Apple has done in the last three years has reversed …
Jun 12, 2017, 7:35 AMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Xbox Unleashed: Our deep-dive study of how millions use Xbox Live   —  Our follow-up to the Steam Gauge series samples statistics from millions of Gamertags.  —  For three years now, Ars' Steam Gauge project and the public sampling projects it has inspired (such as Steam Spy) …
Jun 11, 2017, 11:10 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
How a hacking group used comments on Britney Spears' Instagram account to hide the location of their malware's command and control servers   —  Turla uses social media and clever programming techniques to cover its tracks.  —  A Russian-speaking hacking group that, for years …
Jun 10, 2017, 4:50 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
As vendors prepare to ship Windows laptops with Qualcomm CPUs, Intel warns x86 emulation is a patent minefield   —  Intel doesn't name names, but Windows 10 on ARM is surely the target of its ire.  —  In celebrating the x86 architecture's 39th birthday yesterday—the 8086 processor first came …
Jun 9, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
HTC U11 review: outdated design, but solid performance, good battery life, Edge Sense works well and is convenient   —  Improving on the HTC 10 where it matters, even if it sports a flashy, outdated design.  —  HTC introduced the “U” smartphone line back in January with the U Ultra and U Play handsets …
Jun 8, 2017, 9:30 PMIn context
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
SteamVR coming to Mac, as Federighi announces a new GPU enclosure for older Mac systems that connects via Thunderbolt 3, comes with AMD Radeon RX 580 video card   —  Metal 2 API getting Unreal 4, Unity engine support; Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosure coming.  —  Apple's Monday WWDC keynote included …
Jun 5, 2017, 2:37 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Q&A with Android execs about Project Treble, which will make future OS upgrades easier by separating OEM implementations from higher level software updates   —  Q&A: We talk details with Android execs Dave Burke and Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson.  —  Google I/O doesn't need skydivers …
Jun 5, 2017, 5:45 AMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Valve sets Steam Direct self-publishing fee at $100 per game; fee is recoupable, with Valve refunding the fee when game revenues exceed $1000   —  Recoupable fee to curb abuse without being “barrier to beginning game developers”  —  Valve announced today that anyone will be able to publish games …
Jun 2, 2017, 5:05 PMIn context

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