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Reddit’s new API pricing will kill off Apollo on June 30

Enlarge / The Reddit iOS app icon. (credit: Getty Images | Yuriko Nakao ) If there was any doubt about Reddit's most popular third-party app, Apollo, surviving the $20 million API bill Reddit slapped it with last week, wonder no more. Just like most other third-party apps, Apollo developer Christian Selig has announced...

Thu Jun 8, 2023 22:59
Google un-bans Downloader app, but developer still mad about “broken” DMCA

Enlarge / Screenshot of the Downloader app on Google Play. (credit: Elias Saba) Google has reversed the suspension of an Android TV app that was hit with a copyright complaint simply because it is able to load a pirate website that can also be loaded in any standard web browser. The Downloader app, which combines a web...

Thu Jun 8, 2023 22:00
Testing antibacterial surfaces on the International Space Station

Enlarge / Because particles that astronauts breathe out can drift for a while before settling, most surfaces in the International Space Station eventually get microbial contamination. (credit: NASA) On June 5, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off to the International Space Station with new supplies, including equipment...

Thu Jun 8, 2023 22:00
Porsche builds itself a 900-volt hypercar as a 75th birthday present

Enlarge / The Mission X is Porsche's idea of what its next high-end sports car might be. (credit: Porsche) Carmaker Porsche turns 75 this year. And as a birthday present, it has designed what it says could be the future of its sports cars—a new design study called Mission X. It's the latest in a series of one-off concepts...

Thu Jun 8, 2023 20:49
Sweet study finds how to keep gummy bears chewable longer

Enlarge (credit: mikroman6 / Getty Images) Those gummy bears from last Halloween might be hard as rocks, but a new study has used physics and chemistry to find out what factors put gummies at risk of becoming almost impossible to chew—and how to keep them gummy for as long as possible. Keeping a gooey consistency Gummies...

Thu Jun 8, 2023 19:58
DeSantis ad uses fake AI images of Trump hugging and kissing Fauci, experts say

Enlarge / Screenshot from Ron DeSantis ad shows a collage of real and fake images. A Ron DeSantis presidential campaign video shows three pictures of Donald Trump hugging and kissing Anthony Fauci, all of which seem to be fake images generated by artificial intelligence. One professor told Ars today that there is "no...

Thu Jun 8, 2023 19:58

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