When writing a review, whether of a computer game, a film, a book, or a piece of hardware, there is always a certain amount of pressure to be “objective,” to write from some kind of non-personal, neutral viewpoint divorced from any kind of emotional response. I’ve never subscribed to this view myself. Here at Ars, we […]

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Enlarge/ Intel demo of an HTC Vive with WiGig at Computex this year. Intel Intel is ending production of its 60GHz 802.11ad, also known as WiGig, controllers and antennas later this year. Anandtech writes that the company has sent end-of-life notifications for the high-speed wireless parts, and it will stop making and selling them in […]

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Logitech MX Ergo. Logitech Logitech MX Ergo. Logitech Logitech MX Ergo. Logitech Logitech MX Ergo. Logitech Of all the pointing devices that have been invented, the most neglected is probably the trackball. Trackball fans swear by them, arguing that they’re kinder to wrists and hence a good choice if you suffer from repetitive strain injury or […]

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Enlarge/ Surface Laptop. Justin Wolfson Microsoft’s Surface Laptop is available in four colors. Every configuration is available in the regular Platinum silvery color, but some configurations are also available in Cobalt Blue, Burgundy, and Graphite Gold. Today, Microsoft has announced expanded availability of those colored units. Joining the US are Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, […]

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Android 8.0 Oreo is here! Click through for a gallery of top features. Google Project Treble finally separates the OS from the hardware, which has big implications for updates, third-party ROMs, and security. Notifications get sorted into buckets now, with a new, tiny notification section at the bottom called “by the way.” Media notifications automatically […]

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Enlarge 2 2 2 2 Earlier this week at IFA 2017, Lenovo’s latest high-end Yoga convertible became a reality. The Yoga 920 improves on the 910 in design, while also incorporating some internal upgrades. The 920’s design looks nearly identical to that of the 910, but it now measures 13.9mm thick and weighs 3.02 pounds. That makes […]

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The LG V30. Those are some slim bezels. Ron Amadeo The back. Ron Amadeo The corners of the display are curved, and unlike the G6, these are smooth and pleasing to look at. Ron Amadeo The bottom bezel is super slim, clean, and logoless. Ron Amadeo Two cameras, one normal, one with a wide angle […]

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IFA (the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) is happening in Germany right now, and the show is apparently the coming out party for third-party speakers with an integrated Google Assistant. Imagine a Google Home, but made by somebody else, without the all-white, air freshener design. The companies are in various stages of rolling out information, ship dates, and pricing, […]

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Enlarge At this past CES, Lenovo announced its $130 Smart Assistant speaker with Amazon’s Alexa inside. While that device is still listed as “coming soon” on Lenovo’s website, the company isn’t putting any of its smart home ambitions on hold. Lenovo’s new Home Assistant Pack appears to be a pared-down version of the Smart Assistant—one […]

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