Tapestry: Has the mythical “2-hour civ-building board game” arrived?

Enlarge / Gettin’ ready for some two-hour civ building. (credit: Dan Thurot) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. As a longtime player of cardboard civilization games, I’m always looking for titles that break the mold. From the moment it was revealed, Jamey …

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The science of audio: How a podcast reveals the pleasant mysteries of hearing

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images / Aurich Lawson) The first episode of audio-obsessed podcast Reasonably Sound that made me stop and think was an early entry called “Whisper Quiet.” As my introduction to Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), and the specific auditory cues related to its reported physical reactions, I felt like someone had taken the …

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Want to Be Your Company’s Rockstar? Spotify Proves Collaboration Beats Going Solo

Finding success at work may be as simple as taking a lesson from Ed Sheeran and Eminem, according to new research. On the surface, the two performers don’t seem like obvious collaborators, however in the past year, Sheeran and Eminem have released two songs that have racked up countless hours of radio air time and …

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Apple’s New MacBook Pro, New Lobbyist, and New Credit Card Problem

Apple kicked off the week by announcing its long-rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro. And it ended the week by scrubbing nearly 200 vaping apps from its App Store. The new MacBook Pro comes with upgraded processors and a revamped keyboard. The keyboard is notable because several previous MacBook Pro models had a faulty keyboard design that, …

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Why the Sommelier at One of the World’s Best Bars Launched His Own Canned Wine

Canned drinks really had a moment in 2019, revealing a significant shift in the way consumers want to buy, consume, and travel with alcoholic beverages. But we’re not talking about traditional soda pop or even sparkling water cult favorites like LaCroix anymore. For alcoholic drinks, cans are not just for beer, as hard spritzer (hello, …

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