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Ars and nature.com at the American Museum of Natural History: good stuff

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For nearly a year now, Ars has worked with nature.com to organize a monthly panel discussion called Science Online NYC. We're pleased to announce that, in February, we'll also be working with the American Museum of Natural History to organize a special program entitled "Beyond a Trend: Enhancing Science Communication with...
Ars and nature.com at the American Museum of Natural History: good stuff
Let's talk PS4: will it take console gaming to the next level?

Like rest of the feds, the IRS can get your e-mails with no problem

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If you’ve been reading Ars for awhile, you know how trivially easy it is for government agencies to access your e-mail. Thankfully, there’s been a modest amount of pressure in Washington, DC to change that. The 1986-era Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) requires a warrant to obtain newly sent...
Like rest of the feds, the IRS can get your e-mails with no problem
Dual-ing impressions: Chatting about Torchlight II

99 problems but fMRI ain't one: rappers help scientists study creativity

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Rap's appeal extends to the US embassy in Algeria. US State Department At Ars, we’ve seen tears and faux tarantulas inside fMRI machines, but here’s a new one: rappers. A group of researchers from NIH wanted to investigate what goes on in the brain during periods of intense creativity,...
99 problems but fMRI ain't one: rappers help scientists study creativity
US embassies worldwide take to Facebook in bizarre promotion of "World IP Day"
John Hodgman and Rob Reid talk Year Zero, Aliens, RIAA, and the $8B iPod

AT&T won't charge for FaceTime over 3G, but will require shared data

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AT&T technically won't charge extra to use FaceTime over 3G or EDGE after all, according to a statement issued on Friday. Not everyone will be able to start video chatting with other iOS and Mac users for free, though—the company plans to require FaceTime aficionados to pay for a "Mobile...
AT&T won't charge for FaceTime over 3G, but will require shared data

Legal landscape gets tougher for blatant game clones

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Yeti Town (left) is a bit too similar to Triple Town (right) from a legal standpoint, according to a recent ruling. Edge Online Here at Ars, we've previously discussed how difficult it is for game developers to prove copyright infringement in court. Because copyright only protects the specific expression...
Legal landscape gets tougher for blatant game clones
European Space Agency wants you and your drone to help it dock spaceships

iCloud e-mail "censorship" thanks to overzealous spam filtering

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Apple is apparently performing some content-based iCloud e-mail filtering, resulting in e-mails that never arrive to their intended destination. As detailed by Macworld, e-mails that included a particular phrase, even in a zipped PDF file, were prevented from getting to the intended recipient. This was regardless of whether the...
iCloud e-mail "censorship" thanks to overzealous spam filtering
Nest-making orangutans build for comfort and strength

Comment voting working, getting expanded

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It has been a week since we introduced comment voting on Ars, and the consensus among the staff, readers on Twitter, and a handful of people who have reached out to me by e-mail is that it's working. And by "working," I mean "improving discussions on the site." In the...
Comment voting working, getting expanded

Microsoft E3 press conference liveblog

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Ars at E3 Pre-emptive trailers show off some of E3's biggest titles What we're looking forward to seeing and playing at E3 In advance of E3's official start on Tuesday, Microsoft will be presenting its traditional pre-E3 press conference on the morning of Monday, June 4 at 9:30am PDT (GMT-7—see...
Microsoft E3 press conference liveblog
Reader-recommended apps for your shiny new Android tablet

The "iRadio" saga continues: Apple allegedly partners with Warner Music

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Both CNET and The New York Times are reporting that Apple has reached a deal with Warner Music this weekend. It would mark the second of the three major music labels (Universal Music Group being the other) that the company has officially partnered with ahead of its alleged "iRadio"...
The "iRadio" saga continues: Apple allegedly partners with Warner Music
Ten disappointments with iOS 5.1
Pakistan backs away from proposed censorship system

30 of The Best Alternatives to Helvetica

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Helvetica is a tried and true typeface. It’s a testament to Swiss design culture, with its clarity, flexibility and outright perfection. This famous typeface is loved for countless reasons, including its ability to take on any feeling, emotion or imagery, which it can do simply because it has no personality of its...
30 of The Best Alternatives to Helvetica
Pickup in iOS 7 Web traffic titillates Apple-watchers

Download Microsoft Office 2013 customer preview now

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Microsoft today released a customer preview of the next generation of Microsoft Office, which is optimized for both touchscreens and traditional desktops. While the new features of Office are definitely tailored to Windows 8, the suite will work on both Windows 8 and Windows 7. You can test it out now...
Download Microsoft Office 2013 customer preview now
Saturday Apple links: six stories we liked this week
Diluting the scientific method: Ars looks at homeopathy (again)
Backdoor that threatens power stations to be purged from control system
Ars chief Ken Fisher is getting Google Glass--you tell him how to use it

Spotify to be free for iOS users in US, Android likely to follow

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While working, I constantly have music bumping here at the Oakland bureau of Ars (aka, my home office). More often than not, my stream of choice is set to Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current. But I know that the kids these days are all about Rdio, Pandora, and of course,...
Spotify to be free for iOS users in US, Android likely to follow
With The Oatmeal's help, nonprofit buys property to build a Tesla Museum

Twitter Sued For Failing To Take Down Images Following DMCA Notices

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We've pointed out in the past that Twitter has sometimes been overaggressive in suspending accounts based on questionable DMCA claims. So I was a bit surprised to learn that Twitter is being sued by a photographer for failing to take down images. The Jon Brodkin writeup at Ars Technica, linked...
Twitter Sued For Failing To Take Down Images Following DMCA Notices
Wii U hardware review: GamePad's tilt-sensitivity rocks two-screen gaming

More "BadNews" for Android: New malicious apps found in Google Play

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quinn.anya The family of Android malware that slipped past security defenses and infiltrated Google Play is more widespread than previously thought. New evidence shows it was folded into three additional apps and has been operating for at least 10 months, according to security researchers. BadNews, as the malicious ad...
More "BadNews" for Android: New malicious apps found in Google Play
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