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 »

Shell buys Sonnen, Tesla’s competitor in the home battery business

From Ars Technica Enlarge / An employee working for the manufacturer of solar batteries, Sonnen GmbH, in the Bavarian village Wildpoldsried, southern Germany, is pictured on July 5, 2016. CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images... Read more »

Facing opposition, Amazon scraps New York HQ2 plans

From Ars Technica Enlarge / Protestors at New York City Hall on January 30, 2019. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Drew Angerer/Getty Images Amazon is canceling its controversial plan to build a... Read more »

Activision-Blizzard lays off 775 people after “record results in 2018”

From Ars Technica Enlarge / A central location from the Blackout map in Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. Game publisher Activision-Blizzard will lay off 8 percent of its work force, or... Read more »

Following lawsuit, Activision starts refund program for Guitar Hero Live

From Ars Technica Enlarge / You could get paid for your now-crippled version of Guitar Hero Live. American players who purchased Guitar Hero Live recently may be eligible for a refund being... Read more »

Google Play caught hosting an app that steals users’ cryptocurrency

From Ars Technica Yu Chun Christopher Wong/S3studio/Getty Images Google Play has been caught hosting yet another malicious app, this time one that was designed to steal cryptocurrency from unwitting end users, researchers... Read more »

Nintendo: 3DS sales falling “faster than anticipated”

From Ars Technica Enlarge / Just a few of the many 3DS hardware options still being supported by Nintendo. Since just before the Switch launched and as recently as October, Nintendo has... Read more »

Indecent disclosure: Gay dating app left “private” images, data exposed to web

From Ars Technica Enlarge / The Jack’d dating app allowed men to upload “private” photos–but stored them open to public viewing, the same as the rest. Amazon Web Services’ Simple Storage Service... Read more »

Apple pays France €500 million to cover a decade of back taxes

From Ars Technica Enlarge / A woman holding a smartphone walks past the Apple Store on January 04, 2019 in Berlin. Sean Gallup/Getty Images Apple has reportedly paid 10 years of back... Read more »