Monthly Archives: September 2022

Stadia controllers could become e-waste unless Google issues Bluetooth update

Enlarge / Ars originally liked the Stadia controller, describing it as “solidly built, with springy, responsive inputs.” It could still be that way without a giant USB cord if Google unlocked its full Bluetooth capabilities. (credit: Kyle Orland) Google’s Stadia game-streaming service will die a nearly inevitable death early next year. Google is refunding players […]

Google appears to have disabled Google Translate in parts of China

Google appears to have disabled access to Google Translate in parts of China, redirecting visitors to the Hong Kong domain — which isn’t accessible from the mainland. According to users on Reddit and site archives viewed by TechCrunch, Google swapped the Google Translate interface at with a generic Google Search page at some point […]

Even the Windows logo isn’t safe from malware

It appears that not even the iconic Windows logo is safe from malware anymore, as some cybercriminals managed to successfully hide malicious code inside it.  Cybersecurity experts at Symantec claim to have spotted one such campaign using a process of hiding malicious code in otherwise harmless images, otherwise known as steganography.  It is usually done […]

Elon Musk’s trove of private text messages is a bad look for him — and another win for Twitter, experts say

Experts say Musk’s teflon-like ability to evade repercussions is due to a complex interplay of exceptionalism, a fierce cult-like fandom, and a culture of “billionaire worship.” Gotham/Getty Images Hundreds of Elon Musk’s texts could work against him in his court battle with Twitter, experts say. The texts were released Thursday as a part of the […]