Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica

Timothy B. Lee

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Past articles by Timothy:

The robot takeout revolution is closer than you think

I learned a lot ordering a donut and a muffin from delivery robots. → Read More

Ethereum’s “Merge” is about to put every ether miner out of work

The ambitious change is expected to cut energy consumption by a factor of 1,000. → Read More

Cryptocurrency plunges as crypto “bank” Celsius suspends withdrawals

Celsius says "extreme market conditions" forced it to suspend withdrawals. → Read More

Bitcoin plunges to lowest price since 2020 amid broader sell-off

The "stablecoin" Tether briefly lost its peg to the dollar on Thursday morning. → Read More

El Salvador buys more bitcoin after ratings agency downgrades its debt

Meanwhile, the leading algorithmic "stablecoin" has broken its peg to the dollar. → Read More

Tesla sues thermal engineer for allegedly stealing secrets of “Dojo” supercomputer

"Dojo" supercomputer will train neural networks that power self-driving software. → Read More

Opinion: Here’s a simple way Elon Musk could make Twitter better

Prioritizing "engagement" has made Twitter a hotbed of misinformation. → Read More

Senators want to mandate anti-piracy technology across the web

Websites could face mandatory anti-piracy technology upgrades every three years. → Read More

How Walmart and Alphabet jumped ahead of Amazon in drone delivery

Drone delivery could be poised to take off in the United States. → Read More

Elon Musk offers to “buy 100% of Twitter” for $43 billion

"Free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy," Musk wrote. → Read More

Wikipedia community votes to stop accepting cryptocurrency donations

Critics argue the bitcoin and ethereum networks consume too much energy. → Read More

Apple defies Russian government, restores opposition voting app

Apple and Google removed the app last September, days before a key election. → Read More

Intel suspends all operations in Russia “effective immediately”

Intel says it's working to support its 1,200 employees in Russia. → Read More

Russia threatens Wikipedia with fines over “false information”

Wikipedia articles "deliberately misinform users" about Ukraine, Russia says. → Read More

Biden sanctions Russian tech companies, including country’s biggest chipmaker

Chipmaker Mikron accounts for half of Russia's chip exports. → Read More

Tesla engineer: Musk’s FSD timeline “does not match engineering reality”

Musk described full autonomy as "basically a solved problem" in 2016. → Read More

Why hasn’t Waymo expanded its driverless service? Here’s my theory

Suburban ride-hailing is a lousy business to be in. → Read More

Biden backs plan to accelerate vaccine production by waiving patents

Experts disagree on whether patents are a bottleneck for vaccine production. → Read More

Appeals court allows parents to sue Snap over 100 mph car crash

The parents argued a Snapchat filter encouraged their boys to drive recklessly. → Read More

How the next patent office director could shape the patent system

Obama created "death squads" for bad patents—Trump's nominees curtailed them. → Read More