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Windows Update drivers bricking USB serial chips beloved of hardware hackers

arstechnica.com — Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on the Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent driver update that Microsoft deployed over Windows Update has bricked some of their hardware, leaving it inaccessible to most software both on Windows and Linux. This came to us via hardware hacking site Hack A Day.
Oct 22, 2014

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Judge says EA executives committed “puffery,” not securities fraud

arstechnica.com — A federal judge has dismissed a proposed securities fraud class action lawsuit connected to Electronic Arts' bungled rollout of the popular Battlefield 4 video game. EA and several top executives were sued in December and were accused of duping investors with their public statements and concealing issues with the first-person shooter game.
Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 22, 2014

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Harley-Davidson goes electric

arstechnica.com — BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON-On June 18, 2014, Harley-Davidson shocked the motorcycle community by announcing an electric motorcycle prototype called Project LiveWire. The Project LiveWire teaser video showed a bike screaming down route 66, emitting a sound that vaguely resembled a turbine. I could barely believe what I saw, so I immediately spent time reading comments about LiveWire-naturally, the reaction was mixed.