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Behind the scenes at Earth’s most beautiful rocket launch site

Enlarge / Whatever angle you’d prefer, New Zealand offers some pretty good views… (credit: Trevor Mahlmann) MAHIA PENINSULA, New Zealand—Not a blade of grass longer than the rest, a red “Remove Before Flight” tag unchecked, or a single Kiwi (be it bird or engineer) out of place: Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex-1 looks like an industry brochure come to life (better ...

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Guidemaster: The best keyboards, mice, and more for your gaming PC

Enlarge / So many fingers have been typing and clicking in the name of journalism… (credit: Valentina Palladino) Welcome to Ars Gaming Week 2019! As a staff full of gamers and game-lovers, we’ll be serving up extra reviews, guides, interviews, and other stories all about gaming from August 19 to August 23. Creating the best PC gaming environment to suit ...

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Guidemaster: Finding the best gaming monitors you can buy in 2019

Enlarge / The LG 34GK950F, our favorite ultrawide gaming monitor. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Welcome to Ars Gaming Week 2019! As a staff full of gamers and game-lovers, we’ll be serving up extra reviews, guides, interviews, and other stories all about gaming from August 19 to August 23. Any monitor can work for gaming, but a good gaming monitor will make ...

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Guidemaster: The best Nintendo Switch accessories you can buy in 2019

Enlarge / You can do a lot with this little guy. (credit: Jeff Dunn) Welcome to Ars Gaming Week 2019! As a staff full of gamers and game-lovers, we’ll be serving up extra reviews, guides, interviews, and other stories all about gaming from August 19 to August 23. The Nintendo Switch is one of the most inventive pieces of consumer ...

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Guidemaster: The best gaming headsets for your console or gaming rig

Enlarge / Just an armful of the gaming headsets we tested. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Welcome to Ars Gaming Week 2019! As a staff full of gamers and game-lovers, we’ll be serving up extra reviews, guides, interviews, and other stories all about gaming from August 19 to August 23. Most people can meet their gaming audio needs with a good pair ...

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Guidemaster: Navigating the hazy world of gaming laptops in 2019

Enlarge / Amid the chaos of the Ars Gaming Week testing lab, we took a moment to snap a photo of some of our preferred gaming laptops. But are they right for you? Not necessarily! Hence, here’s our careful guide on the topic. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Welcome to Ars Gaming Week 2019! As a staff full of gamers and game-lovers, ...

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Turning the Nintendo Switch into Android’s best gaming hardware

Enlarge / Android on the Nintendo Switch. Just think of all the Nintendo apps you’re missing out on. The Nintendo Switch is, basically, a game console made out of smartphone parts. The quad-core Nvidia Tegra X1 ARM SoC would be right at home in a smartphone or tablet, along with the 4GB of RAM, a 720p touchscreen, and a 4310mAh battery. Really, ...

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink: Both an evolution and a plan for radical change

Elon Musk introduces the world to Neuralink [credit: Neuralink ] When Elon Musk first started talking about launching a brain-computer interface company, he made a number of comments that set expectations for what that idea might entail. The company, he said, was motivated by his concerns about AI ending up hostile to humans: providing humans with an interface directly into ...

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