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Public defender lambastes judicial ruling to not fix flawed court software

More than 100 state prisoners are “languishing in county jail” due to snafu.

No bones needed: ancient DNA in soil can tell if humans...

This “game changer” opens up a new world of possibilities.

The LEGO has landed: New set allows you to build the...

If there’s a downside, like the Apollo program itself, this set comes at a high price.

How a Slack UI change sparked the Ars Technica civil war

We were fighting about emoji as “status” messages in Slack channels.
Seriously.

Speed of poop: Big or small, mammals drop a deuce in...

Hydrodynamic model of defecation takes size, rectal pressure, and mucus into account.

Gloomhaven is the best dungeon crawl board game I’ve ever played

100+ hour campaign, a 20-pound box, and one seriously ambitious design.

Amonkhet review: A gleaming Egyptian city where humans are fattened for...

The latest Magic set has a dark secret that will soon arrive and kill everything.

9 essential tools for the security-conscious mobile worker

Have security gadgets, will travelImage by Kensington, Anonabox, Yubikey The highly digitized and hyperconnected world that we live in today has heightened the security stakes for us all.

But if work frequently takes you away from the home office, you ...

Yik Yak is dead, long live Yik Yak

Founders not totally closing up shop, will “start tinkering around” for a while.

NSA ends spying on messages Americans send about foreign surveillance targets

FISA court narrows what NSA can collect, because NSA can't stop "incidental" collection.

NSA pulls plug on some email spying before Congress slaps it...

Curious time to stop listening to Americans talking about foreigners, eh, Donald? Updated  The NSA has stopped snooping on American citizens' private communications that loosely involve foreigners in some way, in theory.…

Why is Microsoft trying to turn its Surface business into the...

Microsoft is developing a worrying habit of neglecting its hardware products.