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Faster, cheaper, smaller: The state of the system-on-a-chip in 2014

Buying a phone or tablet this year? Here's what you can expect inside it.<p>If you're reading this, the odds are pretty good that you have a smartphone. …

Ars Technica System Guide: Bargain Box, April 2014

And with today's prices, Bargain Boxes can quickly become storage servers or HTPCs.<p>Since the early 2000s, the Ars System Guides have been helping …

USB-IF posts first photos of new reversible Type-C connector

The Lightning-esque cables will eventually replace all current connectors.<p>USB Type-A. USB Type-B. Mini-USB Type-A. Mini-USB Type-B. Micro-USB Type-A. …

Feds to look harder at cell carriers when tower climbers die

Gov't insists that carriers and tower owners take more responsibility for safety.<p><i>This story was co-published with Frontline.</i><p>In a two-week span last …

Mouse and keyboard-friendly Windows 8.1 Update arrives April 8

Microsoft makes yet more adjustments to Windows 8's interface.<p>Today at Microsoft's Build developer conference in San Francisco, the company formally …

Dating the collision that formed the Moon using late-arriving debris

The magma ocean that resulted acted like a reset button on the age of the Earth.<p>When did the Earth actually form? There are a number of ways to …

Future Windows 8.1 update will finally bring back the Start menu

New menu combines classic Start menu look with new Live Tiles.<p>The new Windows 8.1 update coming out next week introduces some features friendly to …

Windows to be free on 9” and smaller tablets, also on IoT devices

The "Internet of Things" will join the Microsoft ecosystem without paying.<p>Microsoft piled high the announcements during the Build day-one keynote. In …

iFixit’s Fire TV teardown discovers Snapdragon 600 and a huge heatsink

When Amazon says it has a "dedicated" GPU, it doesn't mean what you think it means.<p>Amazon's Fire TV is the newest set-top box on the block, and even …