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‘Destiny 2′ Warmind add-on puts a horde event on arctic Mars

Bungie had teased that the second DLC for its sci-fi shooter Destiny 2, named Warmind after the game's humanity-defending mega-AI, would come out May 8th. In a livestream today, the company finally released details. In addition to a brand-new area in…

Ford Is Thinking About Giving Up On The Fusion, Focus And Fiesta In The U.S.

There will be a new Ford Focus next year, and for now we can also enjoy the Fiesta and Fusion at our leisure. But will any of these cars be sold in the U.S. after 2018? The way things are going, that feels more in doubt than ever.

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Supreme Court upholds patent review process, dealing trolls a blow

Enlarge / Justice Clarence Thomas, front, wrote the majority opinion. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of a process for challenging low-quality patents. Since its creation in 2011, this “inter partes review” process has dramatically lowered the cost of defending against frivolous patent litigation.

The process allows an executive branch agency—not the courts—to revoke a patent after it has been granted. Critics claim that runs afoul of the Constitution’s requirement that only the courts can deprive people of their property.

But the Supreme Court didn’t buy it. In a 7-2 decision written by Justice Clarence Thomas, the nation’s highest court ruled that patent rights were fundamentally a government-granted privilege that could properly come with strings attached. One such condition is the risk that the patent office might change its mind and invalidate a patent that it had previously approved.

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Singer’s Latest 911 ‘Reimagined’ Is The Wildest One Yet

Singer Vehicle Design, the California company that restores and “reimagines” older Porsche 911s to where they’re some of the most desirable vehicles ever cooled by air, just released images of its latest work. And the “Mulholland” car is the wildest one yet.

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Facebook continues to limit access to user data for third-party apps

In the wake of all the trouble from Cambridge Analytica's access and misuse of data, Facebook continues to update its policies around third-party access to user data. At the beginning of April, Instagram announced that it would be limiting third-part…

Treat Yourself to a New Pair of Sunglasses For $24

Privé Revaux turned the sunglass industry on its head last year with a wide variety of attractive frames for just $30 each, but you can get them for even less today with 20% promo code PRSPRING.

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Suspicious event hijacks Amazon traffic for 2 hours, steals cryptocurrency

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Amazon lost control of some of its widely used cloud services for two hours on Tuesday morning when hackers exploited a known Internet-protocol weakness that allowed them to redirect traffic to rogue destinations. The attackers appeared to use one server masquerading as cryptocurrency website to steal digital coins from unwitting end users. They may have targeted other customers of Amazon’s Route 53 service as well.

The incident, which started around 6am California time, hijacked roughly 1,300 IP addresses, Oracle-owned Internet Intelligence said on Twitter. The malicious redirection was caused by fraudulent routes that were announced by Columbus, Ohio-based eNet, a large Internet service provider that is referred to as autonomous system 10297. Once in place, the eNet announcement caused some of its peers to send traffic over the same unauthorized routes. Amazon and eNet officials didn’t immediately respond to a request to comment.

The highly suspicious event is the latest to involve Border Gateway Protocol, the technical specification that network operators use to exchange large chunks of Internet traffic. Despite its crucial function in directing wholesale amounts of data, BGP still largely relies on the Internet-equivalent of word of mouth from participants who are presumed to be trustworthy.

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Behold The Glorious Sight Of Tons Of Handbuilt Motorcycles

While many motorcycle enthusiasts flock to Austin each April for the MotoGP action going on at Circuit of The Americas, Revival Cycles continues to draw quite the crowd for their annual Handbuilt Motorcycle Show.

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Dealmaster: Take 18% off a new MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today’s list is led by a deal on a latest-generation model of Apple’s MacBook Pro, sans Touch Bar: its variant with 256GB of storage is down to $1,235. That’s still a high price for a laptop that’s almost a year old, but c’est la Apple—this is still close to 20% off its usual going rate.

While the Dealmaster fully understands that this MacBook Pro isn’t the most welcoming device for, y’know, professionals, it still packs an excellent display, a smooth trackpad, a decent-enough processor for most everyday tasks, and at least a couple of Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports. The Touch Bar isn’t really a must-have, either, and you won’t have to worry about weird battery issues. You still can’t expect it to power you through graphics-heavy work, but at the end of the day, some people will only settle for an Apple laptop regardless of its flaws. If that’s you, this is a solid discount. Just keep in mind that new models will likely arrive in the coming months.

If you’re not hitched to the Apple wagon, though, we also have deals on various Dell PCs and monitors, Samsung SSDs, 4K TVs, and more. Take a look for yourself below.

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Discord comes to Xbox for integrated chats

Discord added an SDK to make it easier for friends to jump into each other's games and even added Spotify integration, but the service has stood on its own as a scrappy alternative to much bigger fish like Xbox Live. Which is what makes the company's…