Lucasfilm and MythBusters roboticist Grant Imahara has passed away

LUCASFILM AND MYTHBUSTERS ROBOTICIST GRANT IMAHARA HAS PASSED AWAY

Enlarge / Imahara at w00tstock in 2012. Grant Imahara, a roboticist and electrical engineer whose work appeared in films and TV series...

Tesla's stock soars as tens of thousands of Robinhood users buy it

TESLA'S STOCK SOARS AS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ROBINHOOD USERS BUY IT

Enlarge Tesla's stock reached an unprecedented intraday high of $1,760 on Monday, just as tens of thousands of new investors were pouring...

 
 
 
This $200 Lego NES set features a scrolling 8-bit Mario

THIS $200 LEGO NES SET FEATURES A SCROLLING 8-BIT MARIO

If you were disappointed because the first Lego/Nintendo collaboration was aimed at young children, you might be more impressed with...

This device keeps Alexa and other voice assistants from snooping on you

THIS DEVICE KEEPS ALEXA AND OTHER VOICE ASSISTANTS FROM SNOOPING ON YOU

Enlarge / LeakyPick as it monitors a network that has an Amazon Echo connected. As the popularity of Amazon Alexa and other voice...

 
 
 
Malware stashed in China-mandated software is more extensive than thought

MALWARE STASHED IN CHINA-MANDATED SOFTWARE IS MORE EXTENSIVE THAN THOUGHT

Three weeks ago, security researchers exposed a sinister piece of malware lurking inside tax software that the Chinese government requires...

As Trump pushes to have schools open, CDC's cautious approach leaks

AS TRUMP PUSHES TO HAVE SCHOOLS OPEN, CDC'S CAUTIOUS APPROACH LEAKS

Enlarge / CDC Director Robert Redfield at an event focused on discussing how to safely reopen schools. The United States has seen...

 
 
 
Pediatricians walk back school-reopening stance as WHO gives dire warning

PEDIATRICIANS WALK BACK SCHOOL-REOPENING STANCE AS WHO GIVES DIRE WARNING

Enlarge / American Academy of Pediatrics President Dr. Sally Goza attends a meeting with US President Donald Trump, students, teachers,...

Disappointed by Formula E's plan for its next car? Here's an alternative

DISAPPOINTED BY FORMULA E'S PLAN FOR ITS NEXT CAR? HERE'S AN ALTERNATIVE

Enlarge / The future Formula E car will look almost nothing like this. Formula E only adopted its second-generation electric race...

 
 
 
Russian space chief questions NASA plans, praises partnership with China

RUSSIAN SPACE CHIEF QUESTIONS NASA PLANS, PRAISES PARTNERSHIP WITH CHINA

Enlarge / China's Vice Premier Wang Yang and Russia's then-Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin at Russian-Chinese talks at Constantine...

Ars readers hated this startup's privacy policy-so the company changed it

ARS READERS HATED THIS STARTUP'S PRIVACY POLICY-SO THE COMPANY CHANGED IT

Enlarge / This isn't the relationship you want to see between a company with access to your private data and its affiliates. When...

 
 
 
Early hominins made a cutting tool from a hippopotamus femur

EARLY HOMININS MADE A CUTTING TOOL FROM A HIPPOPOTAMUS FEMUR

Enlarge Hand axes are fairly common finds at sites dating between 2 million and 1 million years old. These sturdy tools have two sides...

How COVID-19 transformed Pokémon Go into “Pokémon stay-at-home”

HOW COVID-19 TRANSFORMED POKÉMON GO INTO “POKÉMON STAY-AT-HOME”

Enlarge / Gotta catch 'em all while not catching coronavirus. Since its launch in 2016, the premise of mobile titan Pokémon Go has...

 
 
 
Google bans ads for stalkerware apps-with some exceptions

GOOGLE BANS ADS FOR STALKERWARE APPS-WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS

Enlarge / Google's corporate headquarters. (credit: Alex Tai | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images ) Google is trying to make...

Sadly, none of the big rockets we hoped to see fly in 2020 actually will

SADLY, NONE OF THE BIG ROCKETS WE HOPED TO SEE FLY IN 2020 ACTUALLY WILL

Enlarge / Artist's view of the configuration of Ariane 6 using four boosters on the ELA-4 launch pad together with its mobile gantry....

 
 
 
Decades later, these remakes haven't fixed their racial representation issues

DECADES LATER, THESE REMAKES HAVEN'T FIXED THEIR RACIAL REPRESENTATION ISSUES

Enlarge / Barret was a complex character in Final Fantasy VII. Then you hear him speak in the remake... April saw the release of both...

ENSIGNS ARE THE SCRAPPY UNDERDOGS IN NEW STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS TRAILER

Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid lend their voices to the new animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks , premiering next month on CBS All...

 
 
 
Assassin's Creed Valhalla hands-on: An incomplete Witcher-ization

ASSASSIN'S CREED VALHALLA HANDS-ON: AN INCOMPLETE WITCHER-IZATION

Enlarge / Assassin's Creed Valhalla stars Eivor, a Viking in the Early Middle Ages. Note: all images in this article were captured...

Watch Dogs: Legion hands-on: Play as anyone, care about no one

WATCH DOGS: LEGION HANDS-ON: PLAY AS ANYONE, CARE ABOUT NO ONE

Enlarge / If you're looking for an open-world adventure full of generic, unclear rebellion, Watch Dogs: Legion might hit the spot when...

 
 
 
Two months after infection, COVID-19 symptoms persist

TWO MONTHS AFTER INFECTION, COVID-19 SYMPTOMS PERSIST

Enlarge As the COVID-19 pandemic continues unabated in many countries, an ever-growing group of people is being shifted from the "infected"...

What will happen to the Hagia Sophia now that it's a mosque again?

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE HAGIA SOPHIA NOW THAT IT'S A MOSQUE AGAIN?

Enlarge The 1,500-year-old Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, will become an active mosque beginning on July 24, ending its 85-year...

 
 
 



Carole Baskin tricked into Rolf Harris and Jimmy Savile birthday shout outs

Carole Baskin tricked into Rolf Harris and Jimmy Savile birthday shout outs

A prankster asked Carole, who starred in Netflix show Tiger King, to send fan 'Rolf Harris' a personalised message. Read more ...

What the Huawei ban means for your phone, broadband and the future of 5G

What the Huawei ban means for your phone, broadband and the future of 5G

Huawei equipment will have to be removed from Britain's 5G network by 2027 - but what does that mean for your devices, and for the future of high speed internet in the UK?... Read more ...

Lea Michele pays tribute to late Glee co-stars Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith

Lea Michele pays tribute to late Glee co-stars Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith

Lea paid tribute to her late co-stars Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith with never-before-seen photographs of them Read more ...

China row erupts as 'clear-eyed' Britain to RIP OUT all Huawei 5G telecoms...

China row erupts as 'clear-eyed' Britain to RIP OUT all Huawei 5G telecoms equipment

CHINA has received a stern warning from the UK Government as Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced to the Commons Britain will officially ban Chinese tech giant Huawei. Read more ...

Jurgen Klopp insists Manchester City's European ban escape was 'not a good...

Jurgen Klopp insists Manchester City's European ban escape was 'not a good day for football'

UEFA initially handed City a European ban for breaching FFP regulations, but City appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and subsequently had the ban taken away. Read more ...

What channel is West Brom v Fulham on? Kick off time, live stream and latest...

What channel is West Brom v Fulham on? Kick off time, live stream and latest team news

West Brom cannot secure promotion from the Championship with a victory over Fulham this week - but they could be banging on the door of the Premier League by Tuesday night. The... Read more ...

Clive Tyldesley breaks silence after being replaced as ITV's lead commentator

Clive Tyldesley breaks silence after being replaced as ITV's lead commentator

Clive Tyldesley joined ITV from the BBC in 1996 Veteran ITV football commentator Clive Tyldesley admits he has been left ‘baffled' by the broadcaster's decision to replace him... Read more ...

Shop workers are dying at 75% higher rate than rest of country

Shop workers are dying at 75% higher rate than rest of country

All shoppers in England will have to wear a face covering in stores from July 24 Sales assistants are significantly more likely to die from coronavirus, Matt Hancock told MPs... Read more ...

Appeal to raise funeral funds for MMA fighter killed at his 30th birthday party

Appeal to raise funeral funds for MMA fighter killed at his 30th birthday party

Jahreau Shepherd was found with stab wounds on the Black Prince Estate in Kennington, south London, shortly after 10pm on Saturday The managers of an MMA fighter who was... Read more ...

Mark Wright prefers nights in with his wife Michelle Keegan to 'getting...

Mark Wright prefers nights in with his wife Michelle Keegan to 'getting smashed' on the weekend

The former TOWIE star, 33, has been doing online workouts with fans from his home gym throughout lockdown and told how he now enjoys a more subdued lifestyle. Read more ...