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The North Atlantic may get is first-ever named storm in March...

Enlarge / The European model shows the formation of a subtropical cyclone next Tuesday in the Atlantic Ocean. (credit: Weather Bell) Just one...

Mythos Tales: Probe Arkham’s darkest doings in this Lovecraft deduction game

Enlarge (credit: 8th Summit) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com—and...

Roam free: A history of open-world gaming

Open-world video games bear the impossible promise—offering compelling, enjoyable open-endedness and freedom within the constraints of what is, by necessity of the medium, an extremely...

German coal mine may be prime for pumped storage

Enlarge (credit: Goseteufel ) In the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, a coal mine will close in 2018.Aging coal infrastructure, low wholesale power...

Why AI will rule all UIs

"AI is the new UI" may be a cliché now.But back in 2011 when Apple first released Siri, the capability to control a mobile...

Ever visited a land now under Islamic State rule? And you...

Uncle Sam turns up the heat on visa hopefuls US embassies have been told to examine social media accounts of visa applicants who have...

BrandPost: Intel’s Student Ambassador Program: Artificial Intelligence for College Students

Are you a college student interested in machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence? If yes, you have an opportunity to engage with Intel...

BrandPost: Teaching Parallel Programming: Teach Early and Often, and Try These...

Recently, I had the good fortune to present a class at the ACM Conference for Computer Science Educators (SIGCSE). While I definitely shared my...

BrandPost: Let’s Make ‘Adaptive’ a Programming Technique

Let’s think about making programs themselves adapt.This has been called adaptive computing by some.And no, I’m not talking about agile programming or adaptive programming.Thinking...

IDG Contributor Network: Puerto Rico is becoming the onshore destination of...

Did you know that Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory? Surprisingly, in a recent poll, fewer than half of Americans knew that Puerto Rico...

How to control what data your Android apps transmit

If you are concerned about what personal information apps want from your Android, here are some settings you can tweak to send only the...