The Ars Technica Back to School buying guide

Enlarge / A few gadgets we think will be appreciated this school year. (credit: Jeff Dunn) College is a time for meeting new people, opening up your worldview, taking in new experiences, reading (please, for the love of God, read), and generally experiencing the last years of a life untainted by… [Read More...]

Google zooms by Amazon in smart speaker shipments, report says

Enlarge / A Google Home smart speaker. Google surpassed Amazon in global smart speaker shipments in the first quarter of 2018, according to a report this week from research firm Canalys. Canalys says Google shipped 3.2 million Google Home and Home Mini speakers over the course of the quarter. Amazon, meanwhile, is said… [Read More...]