Microsoft, Kroger collaborate to combat Amazon with modern supermarket

Microsoft, Kroger collaborate to combat Amazon with modern supermarket

Microsoft/Kroger Big grocery stores are adapting to the changing times and the ever-increasing threat from Amazon. Kroger is the latest grocery giant to team up with a tech company—Microsoft—in order to give itself an edge. The two have come together to make a new high-tech grocery store experience, leveraging cloud computing, digital displays, and other…
Nearly $500,000 in Ethereum Classic coin taken by forking its blockchain

Nearly $500,000 in Ethereum Classic coin taken by forking its blockchain

Attackers have stolen almost $500,000 worth of the Ethereum Classic digital currency by carrying out a compute-intensive hack that rewrote its blockchain, officials with Coinbase, one of the leading crypto currency exchanges, said on Monday. The heist was the result of carrying out what's known as a rollback attack, which allowed the attackers to reorganize…
They’re dead to us: The Ars Technica 2019 Deathwatch

They’re dead to us: The Ars Technica 2019 Deathwatch

Enlarge / No one wants to celebrate a company going away, though these organizations certainly seem to be on a tenuous track. Picture Post / Getty Images It’s come to this again: 2018 has passed, making the dumpster fire that was 2017 look a bit more like the glory days. Last year ended with the…
“Security scientist” disposes files of German chancellor, lawmakers, blog writers

“Security scientist” disposes files of German chancellor, lawmakers, blog writers

Enlarge / A screenshot of the Twitter account of "_0rbit" before its suspension. Over the last week of December, files with personal data of hundreds of German politicians, bloggers, and celebrities was posted via links from the account. Over the past week, someone using the Twitter handle "_0rbit" and claiming to be a "security researcher"…
June postscript: 5 uncommon things you can make in an Internet-connected oven

June postscript: 5 uncommon things you can make in an Internet-connected...

Enlarge / The air-fried "churros" were delicious, but they tasted nothing at all like churros. Megan Geuss Earlier this month, Ars reviewed the June Oven, an Internet-connected, seven-in-one device that pushes the boundaries of the traditional toaster oven. Overall, I felt pretty positive about the June, especially the internal camera that allows you to watch your…
Offshore, Act 2: New owner repowers 20- year-old wind farm off Swedish coast

Offshore, Act 2: New owner repowers 20- year-old wind farm off...

Enlarge / Scroby Sands offshore wind farm, Caister, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Photo by: Geography Photos/UIG via Getty Images In November, a Danish asset management group called Momentum Gruppen recommissioned five turbines at a 20-year-old offshore wind farm located 4km (2.5 mi) off the coast of Sweden. Momentum purchased the wind farm and upgraded the nacelles,…
Mining co. states very first self-governing freight train network completely functional

Mining co. states very first self-governing freight train network completely functional

Enlarge / Rio Tinto's AutoHaul autonomous train in Western Australia. Rio Tinto On Friday, major mining corporation Rio Tinto announced that its AutoHaul autonomous train system in Western Australia had logged more than 1 million km (620,000 mi) since July 2018, S&P Global Platts reported. Rio Tinto calls its now-fully-operational autonomous train system the biggest…
Pilot job demonstrations charge card with moving CVV codes to stop scams

Pilot job demonstrations charge card with moving CVV codes to stop...

A dynamic CVV card from Idemia. Idemia A closer look at the e-ink CVV display used by Idemia. Idemia US-based PNC Bank is in the middle of a pilot project that aims to test out credit cards with constantly changing card verification values (or CVVs) to reduce online credit card fraud. The dynamic CVV is…
AI develops New Year fireworks names that sound more like completion of humankind

AI develops New Year fireworks names that sound more like completion...

Enlarge / Today, in robots-and-fireworks news. Getty Images When AI isn't scaring us by way of generating more realistic fakes than we ever thought possible, it's coming up with really stupid names for everyday items. Today, we took a dip back into one of our favorite resources on the surprisingly robust sector of neural-network nerdiness:…
Utilizing molten salt to keep electrical energy isn’t simply for solar thermal plants

Utilizing molten salt to keep electrical energy isn’t simply for solar...

Enlarge / How can we make wind a more versatile energy source? By adding storage. An energy storage startup that found its footing at Alphabet's X "moonshot" division announced last week that it will receive $26 million in funding from a group of investors led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a fund that counts Jeff Bezos and…
944,563FansLike
43,597FollowersFollow
4,223SubscribersSubscribe

Recent Posts