An “exhilarating” start for Dragon, but the hard tests are still to come

From Ars Technica A Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Kennedy Space Center at 2:49am ET Saturday. The rocket carried the Dragon spacecraft. Check out that blue lighting on the crew access... Read more »

HBO boss quits as owner AT&T seeks more shows and more profit

From Ars Technica Enlarge / HBO CEO Richard Plepler at the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 11, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Getty Images | Drew Angerer HBO CEO... Read more »

Google turbo-charging the back button with Chrome’s new “back/forward cache”

From Ars Technica Enlarge / Now that’s some shiny chrome. Google is developing a new cache for Chrome (via CNET)that should make some page loads extremely fast. The only catch? They’ll have... Read more »

Nadella: Microsoft will sell war tech to democracies to “protect freedoms”

From Ars Technica First generation HoloLens from above, showing the visor and the headband. Esy Casey Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that company’s $480 million contract to supply HoloLens technology to the... Read more »

Arizona utility reveals battery deals that give California a run for its money

From Ars Technica Enlarge / A switch yard that receives electricity from photovoltaic solar panels in Yuma County, Arizona. Joshua Lott/Bloomberg via Getty Images Last week, Arizona Public Service (APS) announced that... Read more »

Google: Software is never going to be able to fix Spectre-type bugs

From Ars Technica Researchers from Google investigating the scope and impact of the Spectre attack have published a paper asserting that Spectre-like vulnerabilities are likely to be a continued feature of processors... Read more »

Millions of websites threatened by highly critical code-execution bug in Drupal

From Ars Technica Millions of sites that run the Drupal content management system run the risk of being hijacked until they’re patched against a vulnerability that allows hackers to remotely execute malicious... Read more »

Users alarmed by undisclosed microphone in Nest Security System

From Ars Technica Enlarge / You can’t see it, but there is actually a microphone in here. Nest Google’s Nest smart home brand is in hot water this week after news surfaced... Read more »

Another blow to Blu-ray: Samsung will no longer make Blu-ray players for the US

From Ars Technica Samsung’s UBS-K8500, introduced in 2015, was positioned as the world’s first UltraHD, 4K Blu-ray player. Here it is at IFA 2015. Mark Walton … Read More – Another blow... Read more »

Georgia Tech scientists figured out how maggots can eat so much, so fast

From Ars Technica Enlarge / Studying the collective feeding behavior of black soldier fly larvae. How do the larvae of black soldier flies eat so much, so fast, despite their tiny size?... Read more »