Court blocks FCC from cutting broadband subsidies in tribal lands

The FCC has hit a snag in its plan to curb broadband subsidies for low-income homes. A DC appeals court has issued a stay order temporary blocking the regulator from limiting the $ 25 monthly Lifeline subsidy in tribal lands, arguing that native groups and small carriers are likely to win their case opposing the […]

A warmer world means a greater risk rain lands on snow, triggering floods

Enlarge / Riverfront Ave. in Calgary during the Alberta floods 2013. (credit: Ryan L. C. Quan / Wikimedia) In June 2013, Keith Musselman was living in the Canadian Rockies when the nearby Bow River flooded. “We were in a valley, so we were stuck for about five days,” Musselman told Ars. “The community was devastated.” […]

Explore Mechanism’s Eerie Mechanical Lands As A Lonely Robot

In a dark, dystopian future, a robot finds itself in a world plagued with a disease called “Phlegm” (Ew). In Mechanism, take control of this plucky little robot and try to figure out the mystery of this terrible future. From dodging the disease of Phlegm to solving riddles, this robot will have to do some […]

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie Lands Jim Carrey as Mad Scientist Villain

All the way back in 1994, Jim Carrey was at the top of his game. Following a run of hits with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask and Dumb and Dumber, he headed into blockbuster territory by playing the over-the-top villain The Riddler, a mad scientist named Edward Nygma turned psychopath in the critically scorned […]

‘It: Chapter 2′ Lands Isaiah Mustafa for the Last Slot in the Losers’ Club

The cast of It: Chapter 2 has slowly been filling out over the past couple months, and now the final piece is in place. Isaiah Mustafa, best known as the former spokesman for Old Spice, has landed the role of the adult version of Mike Hanlon. He’s the only member of the Losers’ Club to […]

Man Utd transfer news: Fred's agent lands in the UK, talks tomorrow, deal done by Tuesday

Fred is with Brazil as they take on Croatia in Liverpool this afternoon. But, according to the Manchester Evening News, his agent has flown in to the UK and they will travel to Manchester together tomorrow. He will undergo a medical and the deal could be announced on Tuesday. Manchester United have already agreed the […]

Vietnam Airlines Crew Suspended After Aircraft Lands on Closed Runway

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Elio Motors lands $2.5 million investment from Overstock.com

Troubled three-wheel car startup Elio Motors is getting a $ 2.5 million lifeline from online retailer Overstock.com to help it pay off debts and accounts payable and fund capital expenditures. Elio simultaneously announced plans to launch a security token offering of a “ElioCoin” cryptocurrency to help it put the vehicle into production. Overstock.com is buying […]

Kristin Kreuk-Led Legal Drama Series Burden of Truth Lands at The CW

Let the record show that Kristin Kreuk is headed back to The CW. The Smallville and Beauty And The Beast vet’s legal drama Burden of Truth has been acquired by her former network. The 10-episode series — which is currently airing on Canadian broadcaster CBC — will make its U.S. debut on The CW this summer. […]