If you need your fancy duds wrinkle-free and pressed while traveling, try the Ovo 150GT combo iron and steamer.
Apple keeps insisting an iPad Pro is a computer. So could I switch to it from a MacBook Air?
Let the pet peeve roll call begin.
The top iPhone headlines this week.
If you enjoy a frosty beverage on a hot, sunny day, you'll need a dependable cooler this summer. Here are our top picks out of the 12 that we tested.
Professor Joseph De Lappe has created a modified GTA stream where every dead body represents a real death in 2018.
Will Google play catch-up -- or leapfrog the iPhone X?
Ghanaian brothers James and Kwesi Ansah use the root vegetables to power radios and mobile phones.
Gadget repair site iFixit says it's a "cover-up" -- in both senses of the word!
You might have heard that we found life on the Red Planet decades ago but burned it up. That's not the real story.
Commentary: Does Facebook take fake news seriously enough? Let's ask its CEO together.
Chrome is getting a major redesign soon, and this week new changes have started to land in Chrome's nightly "Canary" build. Google is launching a new version of Material Design across its products, called the "Google Material Theme," and, after debuting in Android P and Gmail.com, it's starting to roll out across Google's other major products. On Chrome, this means major changes to the tab and address bar. Remember, this is just a nightly build, so things could change before the stable release. But these changes line up well with previous Chrome redesign documents.
The first thing you'll notice is the tab bar. Tabs now have a rectangular shape with rounded corners instead of the trapezoidal shape of the current design. Tab separation has also undergone a lot of changes. With a single tab open, you won't see a distinct tab shape at all. The current tab is always white, and in single-tab mode, the background of the tab bar is white, too, so everything blends together. I like the general idea here: if you aren't using multiple tabs, there's no need to show all the tab-separation cruft.
GIK Acoustics offers a broad range of sound improving wall treatments.
Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com.
Altiplano—or, as it is affectionately known 'round these parts, “the llama game”—displays a hobby in rude creative health. As you’d expect from noted German designer Reiner Stockhausen, the game is a formidable packet of innovative interlocking systems, confidently presented, and (once you wrap your head around the strategy) a tough but engrossing mental challenge.
This might look, on the surface, like a game for kids. Its mascot is, after all a goofy, boggle-eyed llama alpaca (llama?) with a pronounced underbite; the animal also appears as an elaborate in-game standee denoting the first player. The bold colors and vibrant illustrations, however, belie a game of real depth and complexity—perhaps a bit too much complexity for some.
Show Us Yours: Some people use dual computer monitors. Some people have a goldfish. Some people mine Bitcoin. And then there's Christian from Quebec.
Available for the current Fire HD 8 and HD 10 tablets, this turns your Amazon tablet into a slim, Alexa-enabled Echo Show.
As the managing editor of Ars Technica, one of my duties is to monitor the daily torrent of news tips and PR emails. The overwhelming majority of them is deleted after a glance, and the news tips and story ideas are passed along to the appropriate writer. Sometimes a product announcement will catch my eye, and I will follow up. Once in a blue moon, I'll say, "please send me one so that I may review it." And that's how I ended up riding an electric bike around the Chicago suburbs for two weeks.
I'm one of the hardcore cyclists at Ars, along with Jay Timmer and his new-as-of-last-fall road bike as well as copyeditor Kerry Staurseth. I love cycling, and it was a major factor in my dropping 120lb over a 12-month period starting in the summer of 2009. My daily rider/errand-runner is a 1998 Gary Fisher Marlin mountain bike. For longer rides, I use my 2009 Trek XO2 cyclecross bike. I've made a few modifications to it, including removing the bumpy cyclecross tires and swapping out the front 46-tooth chainring for a 50-tooth one. I went with a cross bike over a road bike because I'm still a Clydesdale, and I like the slightly longer wheelbase of a cross bike. I've also briefly owned a 2011 Trek Madone 5.9, which I sold not long after I bought it due to severely screwing up my right knee.
But electric bicycles—e-bikes—are new territory for me. Broadly speaking, there are two basic options in e-bike land: power-on-demand and pedal-assist. With the former, the rider can control the speed with a throttle instead of just pedaling. Think moped but with an electric motor instead of internal combustion. Pedal-assist, by contrast, requires the rider to do some of the work. The electric motor won't engage unless the rider is pedaling.
The station was built by Servco and is attached to its main Toyota dealership in Mapunapuna, Hawaii.
If you want to sing out, sing out.
Next week isn't just about the panels (or the cosplay), it's also about the "activations."