VMWare Fusion 11 adds support for Core i9 MacBook Pro and 18-core iMac Pro

VMWare A new version of virtualization software VMWare Fusion hit Macs this week. VMWare Fusion 11 adds a new application menu and support for the 18-core CPU configuration in the latest iMac Pro and the Core i9 for the 15-inch MacBook Pro. The release appears to have been closely timed with the launch of macOS Mojave, […]

Xbox One’s mouse-and-keyboard era will begin in “coming weeks,” Microsoft says

Enlarge / A future Xbox One controller. Here at Ars, we’re old enough to remember when Microsoft first claimed that full support for keyboard/mouse controls on Xbox One was “months away.” (That was over 27 months ago, for those still keeping track.) In any case, Microsoft has announced via a Tuesday blog post that the long-promised […]

NSA employee who brought hacking tools home sentenced to 66 months in prison

The National Security Operations Center at NSA, photographed in 2012—the nerve center of the NSA’s “signals intelligence” monitoring. A former NSA coder has been sentenced to 66 months in prison for bringing home the code that drove much of the NSA’s signals intelligence operations. (credit: National Security Agency) Nghia Hoang Pho, a 68-year-old former National […]

Face scanning in US airports is rife with technical problems

If you’ve had misgivings about the effectiveness of Homeland Security’s airport face scanning (let alone the privacy implications), you’re not alone. The department’s Inspector General has issued a report warning that the scanning system is struggling with “technical and operational challenges.” Customs and Border Protection could only use the technology with 85 percent of passengers […]

Court rules Uber can force drivers into arbitration over pay, benefits

Uber drivers hoping to be treated as employees may have to go it alone. A federal appeals court in San Francisco has overturned a ruling that would have allowed drivers to pursue their case as a class action lawsuit instead of going through individual arbitration (which, historically, favors companies over complainants). Judge Richard Clifton cited […]

Apple stole Qualcomm chip secrets and gave them to Intel, Qualcomm claims

Enlarge / The iPhone XS and XS Max. (credit: Apple) Qualcomm has accused Apple of stealing modem-chip designs and giving them to Intel in order to help Intel make cellular chips that could be used in iPhones at lower prices than those charged by Qualcomm. “Apple has engaged in a years-long campaign of false promises, […]

Intercontinental Exchange Launches Bakkt Ecosystem

Article was originally published at MintDice Digital Asset market is worth $270 billion now. Eyeing this massive opportunity, Intercontinental Exchange, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), has launched the Bakkt ecosystem which will provide a marketplace for digital assets like cryptocurrencies. This ecosystem will be federally regulated to ensure full legal […]

Bitcoin Mining Uses a Lot Less Energy Than Mining Gold

Article was originally published at CoinCentral Bitcoin mining is a power-intensive process. However, mining gold apparently requires twenty times more energy in comparison. This is according to Long Hash. However, it is the bitcoin mining power consumption that has led environmentalists to spiral into moral panic. The industry particularly drew significant attention from the masses after the […]

‘Professor Layton and the Curious Village’ comes to iOS and Android

Today, the beloved adventure game Professor Layton and the Curious Village is out for both iOS and Android. Studio Level-5 remastered the classic puzzle game in HD and optimized it for mobile. You can pick it up today for $ 10 from the App Store or Google Play Store. The game, which Level-5 originally released […]