Next Windows release will consist of DTrace assistance

Next Windows release will consist of DTrace assistance

Enlarge / The bits in the dashed box are the CDDL parts that are more or less common to every platform offering DTrace. The forthcoming Windows 10 feature update will bring support for DTrace, the open source debugging and diagnostic tracing tool originally built for Solaris. The port was announced at the Ignite conference last…
Alienware’s 34- inch curved video gaming display restored my child-like marvel

Alienware’s 34- inch curved video gaming display restored my child-like marvel

The overwhelming value prospect of cheap 1080p TVs has resulted in a drought of decent computer monitors in my home. My primary screen doesn’t even have HDR. Since moderation isn’t my thing, the biggest over-correction I could think of was to add a huge, curved Alienware AW3418DW. Credit: Nicole Gray Alienware‘s 34-inch curved gaming monitor…
“It’s program time:” Apple validates March 25 occasion at the Steve Jobs Theater

“It’s program time:” Apple validates March 25 occasion at the Steve...

Enlarge / The event invite strongly hints at the upcoming video service. Apple has sent invites out to members of the press and other guests for a March 25 "special event." The tagline and animation on the invitation strongly suggest that the company's long-rumored streaming TV service will take center stage. The invitation is accompanied…
The Galaxy S10’s face unlock deceived by photos, brother or sisters

The Galaxy S10’s face unlock deceived by photos, brother or sisters

Enlarge / This is a person or a photo of a person? The Galaxy S10 can't tell. Samuel Axon Here's another friendly reminder that if your Android phone doesn't have some kind of special hardware for face unlock, the feature probably isn't very secure. The latest phone to implement face unlock with nothing but the…
Dealmaster: Nintendo discount rates a lot of Mario video games for “MAR10 Day”

Dealmaster: Nintendo discount rates a lot of Mario video games for...

Enlarge / The many faces of Mario. Today is March 10, and for fans of video games and calendar-based puns, that means it’s time to celebrate gaming’s favorite plumber, golfer, race car driver, doctor, boxing referee, and typing instructor: Mario. Nintendo has declared this date “Mario Day” for the past few years (March 10 =…
A short history of Wi-Fi security procedures from “oh my, that’s bad” to WPA3

A short history of Wi-Fi security procedures from “oh my, that’s...

Enlarge / Netgear's RAX-120 router. Netgear Thanks to upcoming developments in Wi-Fi, all of us connectivity-heads out there can look forward to getting familiar with new 802.11 protocols in the near future. Ars took a deep look at what's on the horizon last fall, but readers seemed to have a clear request in response—the time had come…
SXSWarren: A day later on, Elizabeth Warren protects her Huge Tech break up proposition

SXSWarren: A day later on, Elizabeth Warren protects her Huge Tech...

Enlarge / Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at SXSW 2019. Nathan Mattise Ars at SXSW 2019 View more stories AUSTIN, Texas—"So yesterday you made a pretty big announcement about tech. Then like the gangster you are, you flew down to a tech conference... " Time Editor-at-Large Anand Giridharadas led with that at his South by Southwest conversation with Massachusetts…
Disney to close “vault” for excellent as it moves movie library to streaming service

Disney to close “vault” for excellent as it moves movie library...

Disney is rapidly preparing to launch its own streaming service, dubbed Disney+, later this year. While the debut date is still unknown, we now know that the service will include the entire Disney movie library shortly after the service launches. According to a report in Polygon, Disney CEO Bob Iger explained the strategy to investors…
Windows 10 passes 800 million gadgets

Windows 10 passes 800 million gadgets

Everywhere Windows 10 can be. And on the server, too, though there it gets a different branding. Microsoft says that Windows 10 has reached more than 800 million devices. This is 100 million more than it had six months ago When Windows 10 was launched—and when Windows on phones was expected to add tens of…
You can now play PlayStation 4 video games on your iPhone

You can now play PlayStation 4 video games on your iPhone

As on other remote play devices, you can navigate the entire PS4 interface. Samuel Axon The touchscreen controls overlay is about as good as touchscreen controls overlays can possibly be. Samuel Axon You can use your iPhone's microphone for voice chat. Samuel Axon 1080p mode looks great on the iPhone XS' OLED screen, I have…
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