To fight climate misinformation, point to the man behind the curtain

From Ars Technica Enlarge / Protest sign from a rally against the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline on Burnaby Mountain, BC. In 2018, Gallup’s annual environment survey found that overall concern about climate... Read more »

Next Windows 10 version will let you search without Cortana’s involvement

From Ars Technica Enlarge / The Cortana button is now no longer part of the search box. Today’s Insider build of Windows 10, number 18317, changes how search and Cortana are used,... Read more »

Meet MASHBot, the touchscreen-tapping, Nintendo DS-playing robot

From Ars Technica Since making its public premiere at 2014’s Awesome Games Done Quick marathon, TASBot (the tool-assisted speedrun robot) has repeatedly amazed audiences by performing seemingly impossible in-game feats. Using nothing... Read more »

HBO reveals start date for Game of Thrones‘ final season in new trailer

From Ars Technica Game of Thrones‘ latest teaser ends with torches going out, and danger drawing near. Actor Maisie Williams seems concerned. HBO … Read More – HBO reveals start date for... Read more »

New ransomware rakes in $4 million by adopting a “big game hunting” strategy

From Ars Technica A recently discovered ransomware group has netted almost $4 million since August, in large part by following a path that’s uncommon in its industry—selectively installing the malicious encryption software... Read more »

Improbable snubs Unity, partners with Epic for $25M “open engine” fund [Updated]

From Ars Technica Enlarge / Bossa Studios’ MMO Worlds Adrift is one of the games affected by Unity’s sudden blocking of SpatialOD development tools. Unity Engine games developed with SpatialOS’ cloud-based multiplayer... Read more »

Here’s what we know so far about long-awaited Game of Thrones prequel

From Ars Technica Enlarge / The rumored prequel to HBO’s smash hit Game of Thrones will take place thousands of years before the events of the original series—perhaps involving the Children of... Read more »

Almost $500,000 in Ethereum Classic coin stolen by forking its blockchain

From Ars Technica Attackers have stolen almost $500,000 worth of the Ethereum Classic digital currency by carrying out a compute-intensive hack that rewrote its blockchain, officials with Coinbase, one of the leading... Read more »

HP adds Core i9 CPUs, Nvidia RTX graphics to elite Omen Obelisk desktop

From Ars Technica HP’s updated Omen Obelisk desktop is great for those who want an upgradeable PC that’s already built for you. New in the 2019 model are Core i9 processor options,... Read more »

New Windows 10 build silences Cortana, brings passwordless accounts

From Ars Technica The latest Insider build of Windows 10, 18309, expands the use of a thing that Microsoft has recently introduced: passwordless Microsoft accounts. It’s now possible to create a Microsoft... Read more »