Ars Reviews the Quadro 4000 Mac Edition: NVIDIA's sole Mac offering a promising start

Ars Reviews the Quadro 4000 Mac Edition: NVIDIA's sole Mac offering a promising start
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Ars takes a long, hard look at NVIDIA's latest pro graphics card for the Mac. Has the chipmaker finally exorcised the driver demons that have plagued past releases, or is this yet another way to get a steady stream of kernel panics?

Windows Phone NoDo updates held up yet again?

Windows Phone NoDo updates held up yet again?

It looks like the rollout of Windows Phone 7's copy-and-paste update has hit another roadblock, after Microsoft has confirmed that it has ceased updating Samsung Omnia 7s for the second time. Microsoft's communication failures rear their ugly head yet again.

Wikileaks cables reveal US pressuring Canada on IP enforcement

Wikileaks cables reveal US pressuring Canada on IP enforcement

The latest Wikileaks cables are a treasure trove of missives documenting US efforts to bring Canada into line with Uncle Sam's perspective on IP enforcement. Just how faris the US into Canada's business on copyright?

Sony gives more PSN attack details, details "Welcome Back" packages

Sony gives more PSN attack details, details "Welcome Back" packages

Sony has detailed the attacks against the PlayStation Network at a press conference in Tokyo, and we have the first details on how the company will try to make nice with gamers angered over the loss of their personal information to hackers.

How not to measure scientific productivity

How not to measure scientific productivity

Physicists propose yet another way of counting citations. The rest of the world yawns theatrically and goes back to work.

Weird Science's heart loves booze, hates mornings

Weird Science's heart loves booze, hates mornings

Your heart is good with booze, bad with mornings, and appreciates evidence. Education doesn't matter for acting success, but it does for actors' marriages. Chernobyl hit red birds harder. All that and more in another walk on the weird side of science.

Google faces $50 million lawsuit over Android location tracking

Google faces $50 million lawsuit over Android location tracking

After the highly public revealation last week that smartphones collect and share location data about users, two Detroit-area residents are suing Google for $50 million. They claim Google's collection and use of location data far exceeds the disclosure to end users, and could be used by stalkers or other unsavory third parties.

Amazon's lengthy cloud outage shows the danger of complexity

Amazon's lengthy cloud outage shows the danger of complexity

Amazon has published a detailed description of the prolonged failure that resulted in service outages for users of its EBS storage service over the Easter weekend. The account serves as a cautionary tale for those putting their trust in the cloud.

Week in Apple: white iPhone makes a landing, Apple addresses location tracking

Week in Apple: white iPhone makes a landing, Apple addresses location tracking

Apple finally commented on iPhone Locationgate, the white iPhone 4 made its public debut, Amazon responded to Apple's trademark suit, Samsung sued Apple in Europe and Asia, and some Foxconn workers are under investigation for leaking the iPad 2 design. If you haven't been able to keep tabs on the latest Apple soap operas, check out our weekly roundup.

Week in tech: Facebook fiasco edition

Week in tech: Facebook fiasco edition

This week in tech news, Ars found out how easy it is to get a Facebook page taken down the hard way. This and other top stories inside.

Week in gaming: PSN hacked, Credit card security, Star Wars

Week in gaming: PSN hacked, Credit card security, <em>Star Wars</em>

The hackers have our information, the race track has our full attention, The Old Republic makes us feel elation, and Sony owes us an act of contrition. It may not rhyme, but it's still your week in gaming.

Week in science: PhD overload edition

Week in science: PhD overload edition

Are we giving out too many PhDs? Are guns in the home most likely to be used in self-defense? Nobel Intent tackled these and other science stories this past week.

Appeals Court lifts stem cell research-funding injunction

Appeals Court lifts stem cell research-funding injunction

A US Appeals Court has lifted and injunction which, if implemented, would block the NIH from funding new research on previously created human stem cell lines.

Samsung continues barrage against Apple with new lawsuit in the US

Samsung is piling on countersuits against Apple in response to Apple's numerous patent, trademark, and trade dress infringement claims against Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab Android devices. The latest comes in the form of a US lawsuit.

Facebook takedown followup: what happened, and what Facebook needs to fix

Facebook takedown followup: what happened, and what Facebook needs to fix

The Ars Facebook page has made its triumphant return to the Internet, but Facebook has left many questions about its DMCA takedown system unanswered. We have some suggestions for improvement, and are told that Facebook is "considering the results" of its investigation to see how it can make the process less frustrating.

FBI investigating PSN hack; Sony looking into compensating users

FBI investigating PSN hack; Sony looking into compensating users

Sony is "evaluating" ways to compensate PSN users and subscribers of games like DC Universe Online for the recent, and ongoing network outage. Meanwhile, it's been confirmed that the FBI has joined the investigation.

Is Netflix reducing illicit file sharing? Depends on which stats you believe

Is Netflix reducing illicit file sharing? Depends on which stats you believe

By some measurements, Netflix now accounts for 40 percent of US bandwidth usage. Is there a similar drop in US P2P traffic? It depends on which figures you look at.

Want to increase your IQ? Get motivated

Want to increase your IQ?  Get motivated

Motivation may play a much larger role in IQ scores and life events than previously thought.

Brink supports PC gaming with free, feature-rich standalone server

Brink already has strong buzz in the world of PC gaming, but now that we have details on the upcoming free, standalone server, we're even more excited. It's sad that something that used to be a given is now a surprising feature, but we'll take what we can get.

Opponents: kill AT&T; bid for T-Mobile, Qualcomm licenses at same time

Opponents: kill AT&T bid for T-Mobile, Qualcomm licenses at same time

Five media reform groups say it makes no sense for the FCC to consider the AT&T;/T-Mobile merger without also considering AT&T;'s bid for Qualcomm 700MHz licenses in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. "The competitive impact of the two transactions in combination may be even greater than the impact of each separately," they warn.

TOBA is a-swingin', looking for gravity waves

TOBA is a-swingin', looking for gravity waves

Scientists in Japan present the first results from their test version of a torsion bar gravity wave detector.

It's unfinished, but we definitely want more: Ars reviews RIM's PlayBook

It's unfinished, but we definitely want more: Ars reviews RIM's PlayBook
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Ars takes an in-depth look at RIM's entry into the tablet market, the PlayBook. It's not an iPad-killer—heck, it's not even really ready for prime time—but there's a lot here to love.

Dutch traffic cops use TomTom GPS data to nail speeders

Dutch traffic cops use TomTom GPS data to nail speeders

TomTom may have thought it was selling GPS motorist data to Euro-governments to fight traffic congestion, but the Netherlands passed the intel to its traffic police, who used it to make speed traps. "Many of our customers are not happy," concedes TomTom's CEO.

Microsoft beats estimates, but not Apple in third quarter earnings

Microsoft has posted its earnings results for its third quarter of financial year 2011. Revenue and profits are up year-on-year and have beaten analyst expectations—but profit was lower than Apple's for the first time in decades.

NVIDIA announces SLI support for the AMD platform

NVIDIA makes nice with AMD by adding SLI support for AMD CPUs. But given Intel's impending march on the mid-range discrete market via Ivy Bridge, NVIDIA kinda needs all the friends it can get.