Dubious marketing brings the wrong kind of attention to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is already a controversial release in the United States, due to deals with carriers falling through at the last minute; but now some aggressive marketing tactics have been revealed that bring the wrong kind of attention to the device again. In the near future the Mate 10 Pro will be sold through several online retailers in the United States, including … Continue reading Dubious marketing brings the wrong kind of attention to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Careful phasing of a photonic qubit brings light under control

Enlarge / Splitting photons up into a collection of neighboring frequencies may help with quantum computation. Way back when I started writing for Ars, experimental quantum computing had just started to take off. At the time, the big demonstrations of quantum computation were very simple calculations, performed using single photons as repositories of quantum information. Back then, demonstrating even a single logical gate was a … Continue reading Careful phasing of a photonic qubit brings light under control

HP embraces Thunderbolt 3 as it brings premium features to mainstream systems

Enlarge / ZBook 15u G5 internals. As a corporate machine, it’s easy to take apart and repair. After spending some years improving the quality and design of its premium systems, HP is turning its attention to its mainstream, corporate laptops. The new range of 800-series EliteBooks, ZBook workstations, monitors, and docks brings many features of the premium 1000-series to a wider audience. The EliteBook 800 … Continue reading HP embraces Thunderbolt 3 as it brings premium features to mainstream systems

Nintendo Labo Brings DIY to Nintendo Switch – NintendoFuse

Earlier today, Nintendo took a page from Hollywood and announced an announcement. All we knew was that they were going to show something new for Nintendo Switch at 5:00 pm Eastern Time that was for kids and kids-at-heart. When that time rolled around, we were introduced to a DIY kit called Nintendo Labo. Check out the first-look video below to see what happens when two … Continue reading Nintendo Labo Brings DIY to Nintendo Switch – NintendoFuse

Final Fantasy 14’s next update brings back Kefka, one of the series’ best villains

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood’s 4.2 update will be arriving January 30, and it’s bringing some heavy nostalgia with it. Fans of the MMO will know what to expect by now as the update, titled Rise of a New Sun, brings the usual host of a new raid wing, dungeons, and smaller features. But it’s the special tease at the end … Continue reading Final Fantasy 14’s next update brings back Kefka, one of the series’ best villains