Project Loon team gave Puerto Rico connectivity—and assembled a helicopter

reader comments 32 Share this story Enlarge / Slide from Juan Ramirez Lugo at AAAS 2018 Nathan Mattise AUSTIN, Texas—”So this happened—this is September 2017,” Juan Ramírez Lugo, president of the AAAS Caribbean division, tells the audience at the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Conference. The slide that soon greets the […]

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YouTube finally hands down punishment to creator for posting dead body video

Enlarge Valentina Palladino reader comments 24 Share this story About one year after the YouTube ad-pocalypse shook up the online video website, the company is handing down a punishment to another YouTube star for posting an obscene video. Logan Paul, a YouTube creator with 15 million subscribers, has been removed from Google’s Preferred ad platform. […]

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Ars Technica System Guide: December 2017

Enlarge Aurich / Getty reader comments 206 Share this story In classic Ars system guides, we assumed that everybody wants the same thing out of a computer—the only question is how much you spend. And in that case, the beloved “Budget Box / Hot Rod / God Box” classifications made a lot of sense. In […]

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NASA and Amiga history meet in an eBay listing

reader comments 24 Share this story A beautiful friendship: Amiga 2500 boasting some NASA seals. eBay seller vrus Seller vrus writes that there are two specialized cards on this machine installed to read/write telemetry data. “One is called an Amiga 2000 Serial Interface, and the other is an Amiga 2000 Remote DMA Output Controller. They […]

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Google Home Mini review—A gateway drug for the Google Assistant

reader comments 82 Share this story Update: Earlier this week on October 11, we reviewed the new Google Home Mini—the company’s entry point into its voice-controlled home assistant ecosystem. After some early users noted the device recording more than it should, Google has officially disabled its center touch point forever (in what seems like a […]

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