The 2019 iPad races to the bottom (price-wise), but it’s not so bad down there
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The 2019 iPad races to the bottom (price-wise), but it’s not so bad down there

Apple — Apple's new entry-level tablet delivers the basics, and that will be enough for some. Samuel Axon - Oct 23, 2019 11:30 am UTC Enlarge / The…

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Report: Microsoft’s new Secured-core PC initiative
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Report: Microsoft’s new Secured-core PC initiative

quis custodiet ipsos custodes — Secured-core extends the root of trust past the boot environment itself. Jim Salter - Oct 23, 2019 10:45 am UTC As recently as…

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Alzheimer’s drug that failed early tests now dubbed effective, heads to FDA
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Alzheimer’s drug that failed early tests now dubbed effective, heads to FDA

Trash to treasure — An analysis in March suggested that testing the drug was futile. Beth Mole - Oct 23, 2019 10:30 am UTC Enlarge / The exterior…

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Microsoft’s DreamWalker VR turns your daily commute into a totally different one
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Microsoft’s DreamWalker VR turns your daily commute into a totally different one

Look out! (Or not) — It guides you through real environs while immersing you in virtual ones. Samuel Axon - Oct 22, 2019 10:58 pm UTC Enlarge /…

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Elon Musk sends tweet via SpaceX’s Starlink satellite broadband
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Elon Musk sends tweet via SpaceX’s Starlink satellite broadband

Starlink update — Musk tests service at home as SpaceX aims to offer broadband in US by mid-2020. Jon Brodkin - Oct 22, 2019 10:30 pm UTC Enlarge…

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Facebook must face $35B facial-recognition lawsuit following court ruling
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Facebook must face $35B facial-recognition lawsuit following court ruling

going to court — Facial recognition: far from perfect, increasingly everywhere. Kate Cox - Oct 22, 2019 8:02 pm UTC Enlarge / The Facebook app displayed on the…

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After court loss, Ajit Pai complains about states regulating broadband
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After court loss, Ajit Pai complains about states regulating broadband

Broadband regulation — Pai is mad, but FCC repeal of net neutrality pushed states to fill regulatory gap. Jon Brodkin - Oct 22, 2019 7:49 pm UTC Enlarge…

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Study casts doubt on value of WHO’s “gaming disorder” diagnoses
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Study casts doubt on value of WHO’s “gaming disorder” diagnoses

What's the problem? — "Dysfunctional gaming" seems to be more symptom than cause of psychological issues. Kyle Orland - Oct 22, 2019 7:35 pm UTC Enlarge / Two…

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Nikon Small World microscopy contest: We’re all winners
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Nikon Small World microscopy contest: We’re all winners

small stuff, big images — This year's Nikon Small World images are just as mind-blowing as the rest. John Timmer - Oct 22, 2019 7:22 pm UTC Enlarge…

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Dealmaster: Get a spare Xbox One controller for your Xbox, PC, or iPad for $40
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Dealmaster: Get a spare Xbox One controller for your Xbox, PC, or iPad for $40

Staff — Plus tons more deals on USB-C chargers, headphones, Amazon devices, and more. Ars Staff - Oct 22, 2019 7:10 pm UTC Ars TechnicaGreetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster…

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