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

Enlarge / Samsung’s Space monitor in a lowered configuration. (credit: Samsung) CES 2019 has finally come to an end—and by and large, it was a more interesting show than last year’s. To that end, the Ars reviews staff has put together another annual Best in Show list, and this group of products we consider particularly interesting. As was the case ...

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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. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Chromebooks dominated the affordable laptop scene in 2018. The same wasn’t true just a few years ago, when most were unclear what to do with Google’s browser-based operating system. But now, after Chromebooks have successfully infiltrated the education market, users ...

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The Daily: Best Selling Authors Introduce Bitcoin to Followers

In the first edition of The Daily for 2019, we feature two best selling authors from outside the cryptocurrency community that recently used their social media reach to introduce the idea of Bitcoin to their numerous followers. Tony Robbins simply wants his readers to know “what the heck is bitcoin,” and Jordan Peterson explores crypto donations to avoid possible censorship ...

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Ars Technica’s best games of 2018

Enlarge (credit: Aurich) Before we get on to the list, don’t miss this year’s Ars Technica Charity Drive sweepstakes. You can win part of nearly $ 5,000 in prizes, including limited-edition gaming collectibles, all while helping out a good cause. Entries are due by January 7, 2019. Thanks in advance for your entry! Running through this year’s list of video ...

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

Enlarge / The default look of ElementaryOS Juno. (credit: Scott Gilbertson) Everyone is a Linux user, but almost no one knows it. The operating system is a strange beast. You’d be hard pressed to come up with another tool so widely used, so widely deployed, and so absolutely necessary to the functioning of the modern world that is simultaneously so ...

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A Look at 2018’s Best and Worst Performing Cryptocurrencies

With the dust all but settled on 2018, it’s time to reflect on the year’s best and worst performing cryptocurrencies. In the Best category, there are few standout candidates, with all major altcoins deeply mired in the red. The Worst category, however, is stocked with shockers, including coins that need to multiply more than 100x in price to reach their ...

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Smash Bros. Ultimate review: The best fighting game on any Nintendo system

Enlarge / Five of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s 74 combatants. There’s a lot to talk about—and a lot to love. (credit: Nintendo) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate isn’t content being merely a “big” video game. Nintendo’s latest mascot-fighter sequel seems determined to wallop you over the head with its enormity, even after establishing itself as an oversized package. It’s not enough ...

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We Did This With Gold Could VanEck Be Bitcoins Best Bet for an ETF

n nn nn Gabor Gurbacs is confident that the approval of a bitcoin exchange traded fund ETF is inevitable. And hes optimistic that the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Strategy will be the first to deliver one to the world.The director of Digital Asset Strategy at VanEck/MVIS, Gurbacs, as of late, has become a leading voice on the spaces ETF pursuit at ...

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