Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. PAX Unplugged, the tabletop board gaming conference that emerged from the PAX video game conference empire, took place in Philadelphia last week. It was bigger and better than last year’s inaugural event, with more space allocated […]
Enlarge / A giant Tetris board illuminating the windows of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality in 2016. Playing Tetris provides a useful distraction during anxious waiting periods. (credit: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images) There’s nothing worse than waiting to hear potentially upsetting news, whether it’s a bad medical diagnosis or learning if you got into your top college […]
The Hall of Famer gave his life trying to help victims of a massive earthquake.
The HomePod delivers amazing audio quality, but this pricey speaker is an iOS-only device that effectively requires an Apple Music subscription.
An anonymous reader shares a thread [Editor’s note: all links in the story will lead you to Twitter]: In the 1970s the cost — and size — of calculators tumbled. Business tools became toys; as a result prestige tech companies had to rapidly diversify into other products — or die! This is the story of […]
The premium Android tablet shines for feasting on media, but a desktop-like interface and a cramped, pricey keyboard won’t have you leaving your laptop behind.
With solid dimming, excellent efficiency and plenty of brightness, the newest Cree LED is a light-bulb aisle standout.
Fortnite is changing the way we play video games; you can’t escape data tracking on the web; and we compare the leading mobile payment systems.
Enlarge / Mostly bare shelves in the graphics card case at a Washington, DC, Best Buy in January. (credit: Timothy B. Lee) Nvidia announced its financial results on Thursday, and they were spectacular. For the company’s first fiscal quarter—which runs from late January through late April—the company had revenues of $3.2 billion. That’s up 10 […]