Jamie Spears files to end daughter Britney’s conservatorship
Pop singer Britney Spears might soon be free of her 13-year conservatorship. Getty Images Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, filed a petition to end the controversial conservatorship that has been in place for 13 years, NBC News reported on Tuesday. The petition encourages the Los Angeles Superior Court to... Read more
Amazon Fire Tablets And Kindles Are on Sale Right Now
The best perk about Amazon devices is the price. What the company’s tablets lack in power, they make up for by being so cheap it’s almost too good to be true—especially when they’re on sale like they are right now. Kindles are a slightly different story. They’re more expensive... Read more
Microsoft acquires web-based video editor Clipchamp
The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Microsoft today announced that it acquired Clipchamp, an in-browser video creation startup founded in Brisbane, Australia. While the terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, Chris Pratley, CVP of Microsoft’s office media group, said that... Read more
ProtonMail removed “we do not keep any IP logs” from its privacy policy
Enlarge / ProtonMail offers end-to-end encryption and a stated focus on privacy for its email service—which offers a user interface quite similar to those of more mainstream services such as Gmail. This weekend, news broke that security/privacy-focused anonymous email service ProtonMail turned over a French climate activist’s IP address and... Read more
How to Start Link Building if You’ve Never Tried Before
To the average outsider, link building seems intimidatingly complex. You’ll be in charge of placing links to your site with a delicate balance of brand visibility and subtlety, working with high-profile publishers, and dodging Google penalties at the same time. It’s a service that costs thousands of dollars per... Read more
Honda, KTM, Piaggio and Yamaha form swappable battery consortium
Adding swappable batteries to the list of electric two-wheeler benefits could be just the push they need to succeed. Wuyang-Honda One of the big promises that were part of the early push to get electric vehicles off the ground was the idea of swappable batteries. You drive around, drain... Read more
El Salvador’s Bitcoin Gamble Is Off to a Rocky Start
As El Salvador enters its bitcoin era, its sky will sparkle with the lights of a platoon of drones. “We are throwing an event,” says American cryptocurrency evangelist Brock Pierce. “They did a big one at Burning Man in the past. They did one during the Super Bowl. So... Read more
Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer impressions — Smoke gets in your eyes
A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.  Sledgehammer Games revealed the first details of the multiplayer for this fall’s Call of Duty: Vanguard game. I played a few of the multiplayers map in some press sessions ahead of the release of the... Read more
Microsoft Outlook shows real person’s contact info for IDN phishing emails
If you receive an email from someone@arstechnі, is it really from someone at Ars? Most definitely not—the domain in that email address is not the same that you know. The ‘і’ character in there is from the Cyrillic script and not the Latin alphabet. This isn’t a novel problem,... Read more
How Porsche is inventing a future for electric GT racing
Matthias Scholz knows what it takes to make a great car for the track. As Porsche’s director of GT Racecars, he’s certainly overseen the development of a few. He’s also spent a lot of time talking with Porsche’s customer race teams, soliciting input to make those competition cars even... Read more