Daylight Saving Time isn’t worth it, European Parliament ministers say

Earlier this week the European Parliament voted 384 to 153 to review whether Daylight Saving Time is actually worth it. Although the resolution it voted on was non-binding, the majority reflected a growing dissatisfaction with a system that’s been used by the US, Canada, most of Europe, and regions in Asia, Africa, and South America for decades. The resolution asked the European Commission to review the … Continue reading Daylight Saving Time isn’t worth it, European Parliament ministers say

Cybersecurity should be a board room topic, so why isn’t it?

In the land of lies, damned lies and statistics, the insurance industry may be one of the more trustworthy sources. After all, it is founded on maths, its actuarial background built into every policy and claim. As purveyors of protection against all risks, insurers cares less about which risks are more important, and more about the relationship between premiums and pay-outs. Indeed, getting this equation … Continue reading Cybersecurity should be a board room topic, so why isn’t it?

Here’s how to make sure Hawaii’s missile warning fiasco isn’t repeated

This is a guest post from Steve Bellovin, a professor in the Computer Science department and affiliate faculty at the law school at Columbia University. His research focuses on networks, security, and public policy. His opinions don’t necessarily reflect the views of Ars Technica. EUGENE TANNER/AFP/Getty Images By now, most people have heard about the erroneous incoming ICBM alert in Hawaii. There’s been scrutiny of … Continue reading Here’s how to make sure Hawaii’s missile warning fiasco isn’t repeated

Why 4K isn’t enough: The case for higher resolutions

We’ve reached the point that nearly every new TV has Ultra HD “4K” resolution. Cheap media streamers output 4K, and more and more movies and games are in 4K too. With the exception of broadcast TV, 4K is basically mainstream today. But already there are prototypes and rumors of 8K televisions. The new HDMI 2.1 specification supports 10K. And while these resolutions are overkill in … Continue reading Why 4K isn’t enough: The case for higher resolutions

iPhone X: How Apple makes sure your Christmas delivery isn’t ruined

When a new iPhone is announced, and at high-volume times of the year like Christmas, the Apple team in charge of logistics is hard at work. For deliveries to the UK, Europe, the Middle East and beyond, that team is based in Cork – I met them to hear every detail of the process. The Irish Apple logistics team is over 100 strong and it … Continue reading iPhone X: How Apple makes sure your Christmas delivery isn’t ruined