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01-06-13, 03:30 AM
Well, four days into to the new year and we've hit the ground running. From IPv6 to Sony's used-game-blocking patent purchase, from the connected Antarctic to virtual reality, from Charles Carreon to auto racing, Ars has had an interesting 2013 thus far. Make sure to check out these stories if you haven't yet...you wouldn't want to get behind this early in the year now would you?


IPv6 takes one step forward, IPv4 two steps back in 2012 (http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/01/ipv6-takes-one-step-forward-ipv4-two-steps-back-in-2012/)
IPv6 rollout is still inefficient with problems ahead, but there is slow progress.
Antarctic IRC: how NASA's flying lab stays connected (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/01/antarctic-irc-how-nasas-flying-lab-stays-connected/)
Dialing up San Jose over satellite connections from 500m over the Antarctic.
Charles Carreon: Internet is so mean I can't ‚??keep my cool‚?? in court (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/01/charles-carreon-internet-is-so-mean-i-cant-keep-my-cool-in-court/)
After tangling with The Oatmeal, a lawyer complains about Internet pile-ons.
Entropy drop: Scientists create ‚??negative temperature‚?? system (http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/01/scientists-create-negative-temperature-system/)
Bizarre setup may help researchers model dark energy.
FTC won‚??t bring charges against Google on search, patents (Updated) (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/01/ftc-wont-bring-charges-against-google-on-search-patents/)
Google can't seek injunctions on patents, or scrape rivals' data.
Why Mark Shuttleworth thinks Ubuntu on phones will outclass Android (http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/01/why-mark-shuttleworth-thinks-ubuntu-on-phones-will-outclass-android/)
It will be the best phone for newbies and the most powerful phone for geeks.
Judge can't order Yelp user to edit negative review (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/01/judge-cant-order-yelp-user-to-edit-negative-review/)
After firing contractor, VA woman left scathing review‚??he sued for defamation.
Ask Ars: Why will Apple's Do Not Disturb bug fix itself next week? (http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/01/ask-ars-why-will-apples-do-not-disturb-bug-fix-itself-next-week/)
Bug pops up as Apple advertises DND feature in new ads.
Patent trolls want $1,000‚??for using scanners (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/01/patent-trolls-want-1000-for-using-scanners/)
An alphabet soup of patent trolls is threatening end users with lawsuits.
Open-sourced, big data knowhow meets auto racing (http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/01/open-sourced-big-data-knowhow-meets-auto-racing/)
Race Capture Pro delivers race data faster‚??all in an open-source setup.
How fast does ‚??virtual reality‚?? have to be to look like ‚??actual reality‚??? (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/01/how-fast-does-virtual-reality-have-to-be-to-look-like-actual-reality/)
Low latency is important to an effective VR display but might not be everything.
Examining Sony's Internet-free method for blocking used game sales (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/01/examining-sonys-internet-free-method-for-blocking-used-game-sales/)
New patent filing describes using RFID chips to tie games to a single user.

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