Watch the updated efforts to bring an NBA team to Montreal

Watch live coverage now as officials in Montreal give the latest on their plan to land a NBA basketball franchise. Michael Fortier, former Conservative minister of international trade, and Michel Leblanc, president and CEO of Montreal's Chamber of Commerce, are speaking to reporters. Fortier said that while NBA commissioner Adam Silver told his group the league […]

Two Japanese robots are now happily hopping on an asteroid [Updated]

Enlarge / The Hayabusa2 spacecraft spies its shadow Thursday night as it descends toward Ryugu to deploy two small rovers. (credit: JAXA) Saturday update: More than 24 hours after they were released by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft to fly down to the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, the Japanese Space Agency has finally provided an update […]

Telltale Games begins wave of layoffs, cancels Stranger Things game [Updated]

Enlarge / If today’s news about Telltale Games’ closure is true, that “final” season description may prove more accurate than Telltale originally intended. (credit: Telltale Games) Update, 5:49 p.m. ET: Telltale Games has issued a statement to Ars Technica confirming that the game maker has begun taking steps to shut down completely. The full statement, […]

Plantronics’ updated headphone lineup includes true wireless earbuds

Plantronics has lately made a point of delivering solid wireless audio for relatively little cost, and that’s particularly evident this year. It’s releasing a refreshed headphone lineup that sees it both push into uncharted territory and lower prices. The centerpiece for the fitness crowd is the BackBeat Fit 3100 you see above. It promises true […]

Dealmaster: Get a Dell desktop with a Core i7 and 16GB of RAM for $700 [Updated]

Update (6:15pm ET 8/30/2018): The Dell desktop PC deal featured below has sold out for the time being. Original story: Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a deal on Dell’s XPS Tower desktop configuration with a six-core Intel Core i7-8700 chip and 16GB of […]

Judge Orders Redbox To Stop Selling Disney Download Codes [Updated]

Update 8/28/18: A judge has ordered an injunction to block Redbox from selling digital download codes for Disney movies. Read on for our original article from December 2017, which has been updated with new information at the bottom. The Walt Disney Company hasn’t exactly been making the most level-headed decisions lately, but here’s something I think they […]

Indictment: Congressman spent campaign funds on $1,500 in Steam games [Updated]

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) says his son spent over $ 1,300 of campaign funds on Steam games. (credit: David Brooks / San Diego Union-Tribune) Update: August 21, 2018 In a 47-page indictment today, federal prosecutors formally charged Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and his wife Margaret with wire fraud, falsifying records, campaign finance violations, and conspiracy […]

EA issues apology after removing Kaepernick’s name from song in Madden 19 [Updated]

Enlarge (credit: EA Sports) Update, 8:20pm ET: EA issued an apology on Thursday after rapper Big Sean accused the game maker of censoring his song in new video game Madden NFL 19. The game maker took full responsibility for the song’s edit and issued a statement to Ars Technica on Thursday: We made an unfortunate mistake […]

Daybreak Games denies reported links to sanctioned Russian oligarch [Updated]

Enlarge / Daybreak’s story on the money behind this logo has been changing recently. Back in 2015, the former Sony Online Entertainment announced it was being bought by investment management firm Columbus Nova and changing its name to Daybreak Game Company (Everquest II, H1Z1, Planetside 2). Now that the US Treasury Department is sanctioning the […]