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Google announces the Android O Developer Preview

A background processing lockdown, picture-in-picture for phones, and a faster runtime. – Ars Technica

March 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Muni broadband customers could lose service unless a new bill becomes law

North Carolina bill would solve one problem, but leave ban in place in rest of state. – Ars Technica

March 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

President Trump signs NASA advisory bill, says it’s “about jobs”

On deep space: “That sounds exciting. But first we want to fix our highways.” – Ars Technica

March 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Dealmaster: Get a burner phone number from Hushed for $25

Plus new deals on TVs, gaming laptops, smart home devices, and more. – Ars Technica

March 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

When inspectors swoop in, hospital staff save more lives

Largest gains seen in teaching hospitals that have reputations on the line. – Ars Technica

March 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

The Android O Developer Preview promises better battery life, faster apps

A background processing lockdown, picture-in-picture for phones, and a faster runtime. – Ars Technica

March 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

A state ban on muni broadband could be lifted—in only two towns

North Carolina bill would solve one problem, but leave ban in place in rest of state. – Ars Technica

March 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

There and back again: SpaceX to make history by re-flying orbital rocket

Ars has confirmed that the reused Falcon 9 booster will attempt a drone ship landing. – Ars Technica

March 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Analysis: For Honor unlocks cost $730 (or 5,200 hours)

The worst of free-to-play design is coming to full-price, pay-to-play titles. – Ars Technica

March 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

DRM in HTML5 takes its next step toward standardization

Web group will also push measures to protect security researchers who find DRM flaws. – Ars Technica

March 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Spider venom messes with our brains—and may help protect them from harm

Australian funnel-web spider venom peptide protected rats’ brains hours after stroke. – Ars Technica

March 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Report: Apple stiffs New Zealanders completely on taxes

New Zealand’s share of tax “may be small… but it must be more than zero.” – Ars Technica

March 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Man jailed indefinitely for refusing to decrypt hard drives loses appeal

“Our client has now been in custody for almost 18 months,” defense attorney says. – Ars Technica

March 20th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Simple dietary supplement may help block postpartum blues

Blueberry extract and amino acid supplements may prevent postpartum depression. – Ars Technica

March 20th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

The correct alien sex choices in the Mass Effect trilogy

Reflections on the epic intergalactic sexcapades of Mass Effect titles past. – Ars Technica

March 20th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

NASA has essentially stopped tweeting about the #JourneyToMars

It seems unlikely any directive has come down from the Trump administration. – Ars Technica

March 20th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

There was an outbreak of cannibalism 10,000 years ago in Spain

Archaeologists find evidence that humans cooked and ate humans in an ancient cave. – Ars Technica

March 20th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

White dwarf flies around a black hole every 28 minutes

A star does a complete orbit in a half hour as a black hole gradually devours it. – Ars Technica

March 20th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News