Gatwick Airport flights: What time will Gatwick reopen fully? Are all flights delayed?

Gatwick airport was forced to cancel hundreds of flights yesterday, leaving thousands of passengers arriving to and departing from the London airport stranded. The closures came after drones were spotted in the skies above the south London airport. Flights to the airport have now started again but passengers are facing lengthy delays and are expected […]

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now fully available—for “advanced” users

Enlarge / Who doesn’t love some new Windows? (credit: Peter Bright / Flickr) The Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809, continues to limp out of the door. While the data-loss bug that saw its release entirely halted has been fixed, other blocking issues have restricted its rollout. It has so far only been available […]

Root is a terrific—and fully asymmetric—woodland wargame

Enlarge (credit: Charlie Theel) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Root does something special: it breaks a conflict-heavy wargame with fully asymmetric roles into easily digestible chunks, then wraps these complex bits in stylized fur and medieval garb. It’s a sophisticated design that […]

‘First Man’ is an Old Fashioned Drama That Never Fully Takes Flight [TIFF]

Damien Chazelle‘s Neil Armstrong biopic First Man features exciting sequences and wonderful performances from Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. But this space adventure never really gets off the ground. What do you know about Neil Armstrong? I’m positive the number one answer to this question, for virtually anyone, is: “He’s the first man to set foot […]

Now witness the firepower of this fully operational Falcon 9 rocket

Enlarge / All five major versions of the Falcon 9 rocket, side by side. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann) The Falcon 9 rocket has undergone four major revisions over the last eight years, culminating in the Block 5 rocket. The initial expendable version of the rocket (v1.0) could lift about 10.5 tons to low-Earth orbit. This was […]

Trump sees no competition & fully intends to run for president in 2020

Donald Trump has confirmed that he is planning to run for president in 2020, not only because “everybody wants him to,” but also because there doesn’t seem to be any viable competition in the liberal Democratic camp. “They do not have the right candidate,” Trump told Piers Morgan in an interview for the Mail on […]

Canadian pole vaulter Alysha Newman receives new poles fully paid for by Air Canada

Canadian pole vaulter Alysha Newman received a brand new set of poles from Air Canada on Thursday morning, two weeks to the day her equipment was destroyed on a flight to Doha for a season-opening Diamond League meet. Newman said the airline covered the cost of the new set of equipment — which, according to the London, Ont., […]

California DMV can now allow fully driverless car testing

Automakers can now start testing fully driverless cars on California’s roads. According to the state DMV’s new regulations that became effective on April 2nd, it can now issue three types of autonomous vehicle testing permits. The first kind is the original one it approved years ago, which needs a driver behind the wheel, while the […]