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Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
A look at Secure Elections Act bill, proposed by a bipartisan group of US senators, which aims to eliminate paperless voting machines and promote routine audits   —  The bill reads like a computer security expert's wish list.  —  A bipartisan group of six senators has introduced legislation …
Jan 2, 2018, 6:00 PMIn context
Samuel Axon / Ars Technica:
iPhone X's Face ID can't approve family purchases as Touch ID could, possibly due to family resemblance, requiring users to enter their passwords   —  Touch ID could be used before, but iPhone X owners must enter their passwords.  —  iPhone X owners have found that Face ID isn't available …
Dec 27, 2017, 12:20 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Rep. Marsha Blackburn proposes bill to ban site blocking and throttling but allow fast lanes and bar FCC from regulating ISPs as common carriers under Title II   —  FCC would be permanently barred from using Title II authority over broadband.  —  A Republican lawmaker is proposing …
Dec 19, 2017, 6:10 PMIn context
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Facebook adds HTC Vive, SteamVR, and Windows desktop support to beta of Spaces, its first VR chat app   —  In a major about-face for the virtual reality teams at Facebook, the company announced a surprise Tuesday update to its VR “Spaces” app.  The social media service's first VR chat app …
Dec 19, 2017, 6:00 PMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
As AOL Instant Messenger shuts down today after 20 years, readers reminisce about the heyday of instant messaging   —  Ars readers reminisce about the heyday of instant messaging.  —  Today, America Online Instant Messenger, better known by its acronym, AIM, went dark after more than two decades of faithful service.
Dec 15, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Samuel Axon / Ars Technica:
A look at how creatives, software developers, and third-party applications could take advantage of the new iMac Pro, which goes on sale today   —  How will creatives and pros put those specs to good use?  —  Apple's goal with professional hardware has always been to inspire creatives and developers to produce new things.
Dec 14, 2017, 9:00 AMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google's Home Max smart speaker goes on sale for $399   —  Google's biggest speaker is shipping right now at Best Buy and Verizon.  —  The biggest Google Home is finally on its way to stores.  The $399 Google Home Max was announced at Google's October 4th hardware event alongside the Google Home Mini …
Dec 11, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google shuts down the app section of Chrome Web Store and emails developers saying Chrome Apps are deprecated, although they remain on Chrome OS   —  Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages.  —  More than a year ago, Google announced that Chrome Apps would be removed …
Dec 6, 2017, 2:00 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC chairman Ajit Pai won't delay next week's net neutrality vote despite federal court case that could strip FTC of broadband oversight   —  Pai says FTC will protect consumers—but FTC could lose its regulatory authority.  —  The Federal Communications Commission will move ahead with its vote …
Dec 5, 2017, 9:40 AMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google launches Android Oreo (Go edition) for low-end phones with less than 1GB RAM, which uses smaller Go versions of apps like Gmail, YouTube, and Maps   —  Google's stripped-down version of Android is ready for OEMs.  —  Google's upcoming low-end configuration of Android—"Android Go"—has hit a major milestone.
Dec 5, 2017, 2:20 AMIn context

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