Intel’s new Core processors enable 16-hour battery life for skinny fanless laptops

Intel is launching a new batch of 8th Gen Intel Core processors, fueling new line-ups of fanless laptops with at least 16 hours of battery life. The new U-series (formerly code-named Whiskey Lake) and Y-series processors (Amber Lake) are designed for thin-and-light laptops and laptop-tablet combos, or 2-in-1 laptops. The laptops have twice the performance […]

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Gotta catch em all: Harvard’s undersea grabber is a Poké Ball for sea life

[embedded content] There are plenty of people out there who base their research on studying robotics. However, robots can help us carry out study in other fields, too — as a new folding grabber robot developed at Harvard University makes clear. Harvard’s innovative RAD robot (that’s short for “Rotary Actuated Dodecahedron,” although it’s pretty rad […]


The Best Battery Life Laptops of 2018

Get the Most Battery Life for Your Buck How long a laptop lasts on its internal battery is one of the most important considerations for PC shoppers. Business travelers and students are often at the mercy of their computer’s remaining juice, since so many conference rooms, airplanes, and classrooms are woefully short on accessible power […]


Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit world premiere: Life Is Strange, but not

Enlarge Square-Enix LOS ANGELES—French game development studio Dontnod Entertainment didn’t make waves with its first big triple-A release, Remember Me. It took scaling down the scope of its projects to achieve real success. That success came with critically acclaimed adventure game Life Is Strange, which we at Ars liked quite a bit. Dontnod and publisher Square-Enix announced The […]