Another view of CONTROL (foreground) and TELMU (background) as they exist today.
Photograph by Steven Michael
We had another busy week at Ars Technica. we continued our deep dive into Windows 8 (you'll find those and other related stories in the first list), but we also learned about Facebook covering up probes into data leaks, learned that Apple increased its R&D by $1 billion, and looked into how likely Hurricane Sandy-type storms will be in the future.
Not only that, but we also reviewed two major game titles: Halo 4
and Assasin's Creed III
, and took a personal tour around NASA's mission control, withApollo vet Sy Liebergot as our guide. If you've missed any of these stories this week, check them out with the links below!
Windows 8 Deep Dive Continuted
The best other stories of the week
Read on Ars Technica
- Facebook tries cloaking probe into data leak involving 1 million accounts
Blogger who bought e-mail addresses for $5 told to keep discussions private.
- Assassin's Creed III Review: American History X-treme
Historical fiction has never been so nuanced'unless you're hiding from bad guys.
- Apple increased R&D spending by $1 billion in 2012
Yearly SEC report: retail also increased; patent litigation is a big risk.
- Halo 4 review: Jumping head first without a Bungie (and loving it)
343 Industries takes the reins and moves the franchise forward wonderfully.
- Going boldly: Behind the scenes at NASA's hallowed Mission Control Center
Apollo vet Sy Liebergot shows Ars how NASA got men safely to the Moon and back.
- Good riddance: Halo 4 creators threaten permabans for sexist comments
"Tits or GTFO?" After you, sir.
- Apollo Flight Controller 101: Every console explained
Your handy reference to each station in the Apollo Mission Control room.
- How a Supreme Court ruling may stop you from reselling just about anything
Wiley v. Kirtsaeng may be the IP case of the decade'affecting all from eBay to libraries.
- Quantum entanglement shows that reality can't be local
Either that, or faster-than-light communications is a go.
- Sea level rise will make Hurricane Sandy's NYC typical by the year 2200
With climate change, a 9-foot water level rise isn't that far off.
- Government: "Innocent" Megaupload user uploaded pirated music
But EFF chastises the feds for snooping through Kyle Goodwin's private files.
- Drone Economics: Tiny tactical drones get dirt-cheap, GPS-guided bombs
Cheap, accurate Air Drop Mortar could weaponize many small unmanned aircraft.
- How Georgia doxed a Russian hacker (and why it matters)
- Meet the network operators helping to fuel the spike in big DDoS attacks
SoftLayer, GoDaddy, AT&T, and iWeb make a list of top 10 most abused networks.
- First look: Pandora 4.0, the new mobile frontier
Pandora 4.0 brings a new experience to smartphone, tablet users.