Monday, January 11, 2016

IT News Head Lines (Ars Technica) 12/01/2016





Analysis confirms coordinated hack attack caused Ukrainian power outage
BlackEnergy was key ingredient used to cause power outage to at least 80k customers.










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Hyundai’s augmented reality manual: A simple but extremely good idea
It wowed us at the LA Auto Show, and wowed us again at CES










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Enough of this console nonsense: It’s time to put a gaming PC in my living room
My living room setup was in need of a complete overhaul—a new gaming PC and a killer NAS.










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Juniper drops NSA-developed code following new backdoor revelations
Researchers contradict Juniper claim that Dual_EC_DRBG weakness couldn't be exploited.










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Two months after FBI debacle, Tor Project still can’t get an answer from CMU
Ars Q&A: We sit down with Tor Project's new executive director, Shari Steele.










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Tesla’s new firmware improves Autosteer, adds remote parking—of a sort
Version 7.1 will drive into or out of your garage by itself.










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In The Big Book of Madness, you will learn to love losing
Ars Cardboard: Fantasy game hits familiar notes but sings its own dark tune.










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In the UK, doctors can now prescribe e-cigarettes to help you quit smoking
British American Tobacco's e-Voke is the first of its kind to receive a drug licence










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The Arcimoto SRK electric vehicle is the most fun thing we did at CES
0-60 in 7.5 seconds, 85mph top speed, 70 mile range, and under $12,000!










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Doom reboot teased with new screens, Game Informer preview
Overly brown visual filter removed; still no release date beyond "2016," however.










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Will Supreme Court tackle 1st Amendment issue in Madden NFL litigation?
Expression in movies, plays, books, music, and video games hangs in the balance.










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Reddit publishes real-life dead-tree book of its “best” AMAs
Includes the likes of Sir Attenborough, Denzel Washington, and "Double Dick Dude."










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HP’s EliteBook Folio is basically a MacBook with two ports and that’s great
Hands-on: HP puts together a "business" laptop that outdoes the consumer models.










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States say Volkswagen has refused to turn over internal documents
The automaker is citing German privacy laws as justification for not cooperating.










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Report: Next-generation iPhone design will ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack
If it keeps the iPhone from getting thinner, it gets cut.










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Federal hacking conviction follows pro baseball scouting scandal
Guesswork, not computer skills, used to access rival team's confidential data.










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Next week, five states’ IDs will stop working in federal facilities
TSA will start requiring "Real ID" for air travelers in 2018.










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UK tightens drinking guidelines—no more than 6 beers a week
New recommendations suggest any amount of alcohol can be harmful.










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Video startup quits T-Mobile’s Binge On over net neutrality concern
John Legere's fight with EFF isn't winning him many new fans.










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Freeze-dried poop pills being tested for obesity treatment
Trial will offer some of the first human data on microbe transplants and weight.










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