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Microsoft: Switch to iOS or Android because Windows 10 Mobile is ending

Microsoft: Switch to iOS or Android because Windows 10 Mobile is ending

Lumia 950Peter Bright Windows 10 Mobile will receive its last patches and security updates on December 10 this year, as Microsoft ...
Now That’s What I Call Ars Technica, Volume 1: Favorite stories from Ars’ 20 years

Now That’s What I Call Ars Technica, Volume 1: Favorite stories from Ars’ 20 years

Enlarge / Actually, I think that was a popular timepiece style when the site first started. Ars Technica's 20th Anniversary View ...
Google buys $40 million worth of smartwatch tech from Fossil Group

Google buys $40 million worth of smartwatch tech from Fossil Group

Valentina Palladino Wearables have brought Google and the fashion-focused Fossil Group closer together. Today, Fossil announced i ...
The Motorola Razr is coming back as a smartphone

The Motorola Razr is coming back as a smartphone

Enlarge / The Motorola Razr V3. Lenovo, the current owner of Motorola Mobility, will release a new version of the iconic Razr cel ...
Windows 10 October 2018 Update is at last being pushed automatically

Windows 10 October 2018 Update is at last being pushed automatically

Enlarge / Who doesn't love some new Windows? The ill-fated Windows 10 October 2018 Update has hitherto been offered only to those ...
How running websites has changed in the last two decades (for an Ars IT guru)

How running websites has changed in the last two decades (for an Ars IT guru)

The Pit, a BBS door game. In this shot, Lee Hutchinson was attacking these guys. Or, maybe they're attacking him.Lee Hutchinson A ...
Next Windows 10 version will let you search without Cortana’s involvement

Next Windows 10 version will let you search without Cortana’s involvement

Enlarge / The Cortana button is now no longer part of the search box. Today's Insider build of Windows 10, number 18317, changes ...
Google Play starts manually whitelisting SMS and phone apps

Google Play starts manually whitelisting SMS and phone apps

Google is implementing major new Play Store rules for how Android's "SMS" and "Call Log" permissions are used. New Play Store ru ...
YouTube updates policies to explicitly ban dangerous pranks, challenges

YouTube updates policies to explicitly ban dangerous pranks, challenges

NurPhoto/Getty Images Pranks and challenges have always been popular on YouTube, but now the Google-owned company has set stricte ...
Intel reported to have a new 5GHz chip that’s literally priceless

Intel reported to have a new 5GHz chip that’s literally priceless

Enlarge / This is a 10-core Skylake-X processor. It uses the low core count (LCC) version of the Skylake-SP die. If the $1,979 Co ...
Microsoft’s fonts catch out another fraudster—this time in Canada

Microsoft’s fonts catch out another fraudster—this time in Canada

Enlarge / The Calibri font. Don't use this if you're forging anything written before 2007.Peter Bright You'd think that people fo ...
Millions of customers will now pay more for Netflix—here’s how much

Millions of customers will now pay more for Netflix—here’s how much

Enlarge / Netflix company headquarters in Los Gatos, California. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Another round of Ne ...
The best PCs, gadgets, and future tech of CES 2019

The best PCs, gadgets, and future tech of CES 2019

Enlarge / Samsung's Space monitor in a lowered configuration. Ars at CES 2019 View more stories CES 2019 has finally come to an ...
Windows 7 enters its final year of free support

Windows 7 enters its final year of free support

Enlarge / Licensing and support lifecycles are not really the easiest topics to illustrate.Peter Bright Windows 7's five years of ...
Apple’s HomePod officially goes on sale in China on January 18

Apple’s HomePod officially goes on sale in China on January 18

Enlarge / Apple's HomePod is the most hyped-up home speaker to hit the market in a long time.Jeff Dunn Those who have been waitin ...
Google kills the Chromecast Audio

Google kills the Chromecast Audio

Enlarge / The Chromecast Audio let you hook up just about any audio device to the cast ecosystem through a 3.5mm jack. RIP. Anot ...
VLC media player will add AirPlay support, soon reach three billion downloads

VLC media player will add AirPlay support, soon reach three billion downloads

Enlarge / VLC on the Mac.Samuel Axon Popular open source video and audio player software VLC will add support for Apple's AirPlay ...
2019 iPhones: Three new handsets, one with a triple-rear-camera setup

2019 iPhones: Three new handsets, one with a triple-rear-camera setup

Enlarge / The iPhone XR in its myriad colors.Valentina Palladino As the new year kicks off, we already have rumors swirling about ...
Windows 10 will chew up another 7GB of disk space to make sure it can update

Windows 10 will chew up another 7GB of disk space to make sure it can update

Enlarge / Windows 10: Doing great things sometimes requires 7GB?Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images The latest Windows 10 Insi ...
Etch a Sketch lives on in browser-based Chrome Labs project

Etch a Sketch lives on in browser-based Chrome Labs project

Everyone who remembers the Etch A Sketch slabs of yesteryear remembers how difficult it was to translate your vision onto its "m ...
A sampling of networking gear from CES: TP-Link goes Wi-Fi 6, D-Link goes 5G

A sampling of networking gear from CES: TP-Link goes Wi-Fi 6, D-Link goes 5G

Enlarge / TP-Link's Deco X10 Wi-Fi 6 mesh product. Ars at CES 2019 View more stories The halls of CES might be filled with voice ...
AMD announces the $699 Radeon VII: 7nm Vega, coming February

AMD announces the $699 Radeon VII: 7nm Vega, coming February

Enlarge / AMD Radeon VII. Ars at CES 2019 View more stories AMD's next flagship video card will be the Radeon VII. The VII slot ...
Tim Cook points at new services and health-tech propelling Apple’s future

Tim Cook points at new services and health-tech propelling Apple’s future

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) in Brussels. ...
Guidemaster: How to buy a Chromebook, plus our best picks

Guidemaster: How to buy a Chromebook, plus our best picks

Enlarge / There's now a pretty wide range of Chromebooks available—and we've tested a lot of 'em. Valentina Palladino Chromebooks ...
Old, meet new: Sony introduces a wireless turntable for vinyl records

Old, meet new: Sony introduces a wireless turntable for vinyl records

Sony's wireless record player.Sony Ars at CES 2019 View more stories The resurgence of vinyl records is a curiosity to some and ...
Intel sets out its plans for 2019: Ice Lake, Lakefield, and Project Athena

Intel sets out its plans for 2019: Ice Lake, Lakefield, and Project Athena

Enlarge / Complete Lakefield motherboard.Intel Intel had a big presentation at CES last year, which was strange, because the comp ...
Amazon attempts less creepy delivery by placing packages in your garage

Amazon attempts less creepy delivery by placing packages in your garage

Amazon Ars at CES 2019 View more stories Amazon isn't giving up on its Key home delivery service. Rather than letting couriers i ...
Razer announces a gaming monitor, haptic feedback PC gaming peripherals

Razer announces a gaming monitor, haptic feedback PC gaming peripherals

Enlarge / A graphic showing Razer's HyperSense concept.Razer At this year's CES, it sometimes seems like consumer electronics ann ...
Unlimited private repositories now available to free GitHub users

Unlimited private repositories now available to free GitHub users

Octocat, the GitHub mascot. The significant change to GitHub announced today by CEO Nat Friedman might be the first major change ...
TIL: Firefox has a little-known feature to spare your blushes on the new-tab page

TIL: Firefox has a little-known feature to spare your blushes on the new-tab page

Enlarge / That "Top Sites" section should never contain anything too embarrassing. For many of us, our browsers' new-tab pages ar ...
AT&T decides 4G is now “5G,” starts issuing icon-changing software updates

AT&T decides 4G is now “5G,” starts issuing icon-changing software updates

Enlarge / AT&T's 5G comes with an asterisk. There's a new cellular network technology on the way, and the whole industry is ...
New Samsung Smart TVs will soon have iTunes built in, support AirPlay 2

New Samsung Smart TVs will soon have iTunes built in, support AirPlay 2

Ars at CES 2019 View more stories Two of tech's biggest rivals are working together: Apple and Samsung partnered to make it eas ...
Garmin’s Vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch gets LTE (but no music streaming—yet)

Garmin’s Vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch gets LTE (but no music streaming—yet)

Garmin Another first is coming to Garmin smartwatches: LTE connectivity. Garmin announced at CES today that it has partnered with ...
Google boasts 1 billion Assistant devices—10x Amazon Alexa’s install base

Google boasts 1 billion Assistant devices—10x Amazon Alexa’s install base

Enlarge / Some of the many things that can run the Google Assistant. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off this week, and ...
Huawei debuts yet another MacBook-looking laptop: The $999 Matebook 13

Huawei debuts yet another MacBook-looking laptop: The $999 Matebook 13

Valentina Palladino If Huawei's Matebook X Pro was its answer ...
Even KitchenAid is making a Google Smart Display—and it’s water resistant

Even KitchenAid is making a Google Smart Display—and it’s water resistant

KitchenAid It's CES week and we have a new Google-powered smart display to talk about. A big feature of these smart displays is a ...
Withings undercuts Apple Watch, debuts $129 ECG monitoring smartwatch

Withings undercuts Apple Watch, debuts $129 ECG monitoring smartwatch

Withings has had a tumultuous couple of years. The company was bought by Nokia only to be re-acquired by its original owner Éric ...
New Windows 10 build silences Cortana, brings passwordless accounts

New Windows 10 build silences Cortana, brings passwordless accounts

The latest Insider build of Windows 10, 18309, expands the use of a thing that Microsoft has recently introduced: passwordless M ...
Report: Huawei punishes employees behind embarrassing iPhone tweet

Report: Huawei punishes employees behind embarrassing iPhone tweet

The Huawei Mate S. When you tweet, your tweet will often be marked with details about the specific client software and computing ...
Chrome’s getting a dark mode on Windows to match the one for macOS

Chrome’s getting a dark mode on Windows to match the one for macOS

Enlarge / Chrome's dark mode. Chrome 73 is going to include support for macOS 10.14's dark mode, with an alternative color scheme ...
Apple stock plummets 8% on news of grim Q1 2019 outlook

Apple stock plummets 8% on news of grim Q1 2019 outlook

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook. The beginning of 2019 isn't proving to be as fruitful as Apple anticipated. CEO Tim Cook released a ...
Netflix delivers a blow to Apple’s services story by ending in-app subscriptions

Netflix delivers a blow to Apple’s services story by ending in-app subscriptions

Enlarge / The Netflix homepage—iPhone and iPad users will have to go here to sign up for the streaming video service. Netflix wil ...
Windows 10 creeps past Windows 7 usage, latest update barely used

Windows 10 creeps past Windows 7 usage, latest update barely used

Enlarge / Who doesn't love some new Windows? About three and a half years after its release, Windows 10 seems to have convincingl ...
Google’s “Project Soli” radar gesture chip isn’t dead, gets FCC approval

Google’s “Project Soli” radar gesture chip isn’t dead, gets FCC approval

Enlarge / Google's radar chip detects hand motions, creating a gesture control system. Google's radar-based gesture control syst ...
Roku Channel now lets users sign up for new streaming services with one click

Roku Channel now lets users sign up for new streaming services with one click

Roku's latest update to The Roku Channel makes it easier for users to now find and subscribe to streaming services. The new feat ...
Let’s kick off 2019 by pondering the dismal future prospects for humanity

Let’s kick off 2019 by pondering the dismal future prospects for humanity

Enlarge / Astronomer Royal Lord Martin Rees speaks at Stephen Hawking's memorial service at Westminster Abbey on June 15, 2018 in London, En ...
June postscript: 5 unusual things you can make in an Internet-connected oven

June postscript: 5 unusual things you can make in an Internet-connected oven

Enlarge / The air-fried "churros" were delicious, but they tasted nothing at all like churros.Megan Geuss Earlier this month, Ars ...
Book tells the inside story of how Reddit came to be the Internet’s “id”

Book tells the inside story of how Reddit came to be the Internet’s “id”

Enlarge / Reddit co-founder Alexis OhanianGetty Images Entrepreneurs Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman famously founded Reddit as ...
A tour of elementary OS, perhaps the Linux world’s best hope for the mainstream

A tour of elementary OS, perhaps the Linux world’s best hope for the mainstream

Enlarge / The default look of ElementaryOS Juno.Scott Gilbertson Everyone is a Linux user, but almost no one knows it. The operat ...
Economists calculate the true value of Facebook to its users in new study

Economists calculate the true value of Facebook to its users in new study

Enlarge / The more people who are on Facebook, the more valuable it becomes for its users. But that's not the same thing as its market value ...
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