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Next Windows 10 update nearing completion as it gets its official name

Enlarge (credit: Peter Bright / Flickr) The last few Windows Insider preview builds of Windows 10 have offered few new features; instead these have focused on fixing bugs. The latest build,...

After employee revolt, Google says it is “not close” to launching search in China

Google's employees and Google's management are clashing over ethical issues again. Just two months after Google's "Project Maven" military drone project was seemingly resolved, Google's employees are now up in arms...

20 years of the iMac at Ars Technica, in reviews and pictures

Enlarge / The original iMac was hardly a workhorse. It was designed to be a relatively affordable, visually pleasing consumer desktop, and that's what it was. (credit: Apple) Apple released...

Google reportedly plans flagship retail store (again), this time in Chicago

Enlarge / A rendering of 851 W. Randolph Street in Chicago. (credit: Newcastle Limited) As Google makes more and more hardware products, it makes more and more sense for...

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for urging people to keep “battle rifles” ready

Enlarge / Alex Jones. (credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images) After holding out for a few weeks, Twitter joined the chorus of social media and tech giants that have punished conspiracy theorist...

Alexa and Cortana integration starts rolling out today

Enlarge (credit: Amazon) Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa digital assistants can now talk to each other. The collaboration between the two assistants was announced last year and was originally due...

Google Pixel XL users say Android 9 Pie causes quick-charging problems

Enlarge Despite a lengthy beta period that lasted around fives months, it seems Android 9 Pie managed to ship with a few bugs. As first noticed by Android Police, Pixel...

The Ars Technica Back to School buying guide

Enlarge / A few gadgets we think will be appreciated this school year. (credit: Jeff Dunn) College is a time for meeting new people, opening up your worldview, taking in...

Lenovo’s new P1 workstation packs Xeon, 64GB ECC RAM, 4TB SSD into 0.7 inches

If you need more power than the typical 13-inch Ultrabook can handle, Lenovo's new mobile workstations might be the answer. The ThinkPad P1 looks like a 15-inch Ultrabook, 0.7 inches thick and...