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Former Execs Team Up to Fight the Tech Addiction Monster

A group of former Facebook, Google and Mozilla executives have joined forces to establish the Center for Humane Technology, a new organization dedicated to combating the growing problem of addictive b..

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VideoLAN VLC releases version 3.0 with HDR and 360-degree video

Enlarge / The interface doesn't look that different, but a lot of new features are hiding in there. (credit: Samuel Axon)
The popular cross-platform, open-source video player VLC has received a ..

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The tech making fashion accessible for disabled people

Open Style Lab combines technology and fashion to make clothing more accessible for disabled people.

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Former Facebook and Google employees fight tech ‘addiction’

The campaign aims to reverse what it calls the “digital attention crisis”.

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Lenovo X1 Carbon laptop has a screw loose, poses a fire hazard

Enlarge / Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation. (credit: Lenovo)
Lenovo has issued a recall of 5th generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops built prior to November 1 (if you own one, you can check y..

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The 2018 Ars Technica Valentine’s Day gift guide

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We, the unfeeling and tech-obsessed robots of Ars Technica, are not ones for romance. We’re usually more concerned with the inner workings of operating systems, gaming c..

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Android Wear is getting killed, and it’s all Qualcomm’s fault

Enlarge / The LG Watch Sport. (credit: Ron Amadeo)
Ars Technica would like to wish a very special second birthday to the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC. While most flagship SoCs have a life cycle ..

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From July on, Chrome will brand plain old HTTP as “Not secure”

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As more and more websites offer access over encrypted HTTPS, Chrome will soon brand any site served up over plain, unencrypted HTTP as “Not secure.” Chrome 68, due for r..