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It’s all over: Why the Waymo v. Uber self-driving settlement makes sense

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On Friday morning, Waymo and Uber settled their trade secrets lawsuit, setting the stage for self-driving marketplace competition rather than a legal battle.
After a drawn-out..

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DOD “Red Flag” exercise ushers in GPS jamming season across West

This is the official 2018 season kickoff for Sitrep, a (mostly) regular Ars video series. We'll be presenting quick updates every few weeks on the latest tech-focused developments in defense and ..

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Grubhub drivers are contractors—not employees—judge rules

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In what is believed to be the first gig economy case to be fully decided on the merits, Grubhub has beaten back a labor lawsuit filed by one of its for..

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Cryptocurrency boom, a problem for gamers, is a bonanza for GPU makers

Enlarge / Six graphics cards sit in a mining rig built by Philadelphia miner Matthew Freilich. (credit: Matthew Freilich)
The cryptocurrency boom has created a persistent shortage of high-end graphic..

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Waymo and Uber end trial with sudden $244 million settlement

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In a stunning turn, Waymo and Uber have settled their self-driving trade secrets lawsuit on the fifth day of the trial.
Ars has learned that Uber..

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Russian nuclear weapons engineers caught ­­­­minting blockchange with supercomputer

A reproduction of the Tsar Bomba, the biggest nuclear weapon ever detonated, at the Nuclear Weapons Museum at RFNC-VNIIEF in Sarov, where Russia designs and builds its nuclear weapons—and some enginee..

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Principal goes to prison after stealing and uploading students’ nude photos

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A former high school principal in Kentucky was sentenced yesterday to nine years in federal prison on child pornography charges after taking nude photos from phones c..

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Budget deal has tax credit extensions for nuclear, fuel cells, carbon capture

Enlarge / Atomic plant Vogtle, located in Burke County, near Waynesboro, Georgia. (Photo by Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images)
A two-year budget deal was approved by the Ho..

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911 fees paid by phone customers “stolen” by states to fill budget gaps

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Two members of the Federal Communications Commission want to stop states from using 911 funds to pay for other government services or equipment.
“On our ..