Ripple Mining: An Impossible Task

Article was originally published on MintDice. In 2018 so far, Ripple (XRP) has had its ups and downs with a few notable developments, which have ensured its continuous presence in the spotlight. Nevertheless, there is way more to this digital currency platform than meets the eye. As the latest addition to Coinbase, XRP has seen an influx of […]

Nvidia’s Shield TV gains Amazon Music streaming

Android set-top box Shield TV has already added Alexa and a fully-featured version of cloud game streaming service GeForce Now, but it’s making room for another significant update in the lead up to Christmas. Chief among the new additions is an Amazon Music app, which joins the growing list of music streaming platforms (Spotify, Google […]

The best tech gifts under $50

It’s no secret that the season of goodwill to all is expensive, especially for those with tech-savvy loved ones lusting after the latest kit that comes with eye-watering price tags. But gift-giving doesn’t have to break the bank. Our 2018 holiday gift guide comes with a handy price filter that recommends brilliant present ideas for […]

PlayStation Classic review: A disappointing dose of nostalgia

The PlayStation Classic is a mistake. It’s a quick attempt by Sony to cash in on the micro-console trend, something Nintendo kicked off with the NES and SNES Classic. (Sony didn’t even try to differentiate the name from Nintendo’s systems.) There’s definitely room to improve upon the idea of a tiny retro console, but Sony […]

Dell’s 2018 XPS 13 DE—The best “out of the box” Linux laptop gets the best OS

Valentina Palladino It has been six years since Dell first introduced its XPS Developer Edition moniker, which refers specifically to the company’s XPS laptop models that ship with Ubuntu Linux (and not Windows) pre-installed. Ever since, Dell has been producing some of the best Linux “ultrabooks” in recent memory. Ars has already put the Windows-boasting XPS 13 through […]

Doctor Who wraps a solid season with its first female Time Lord

Enlarge / The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and her new companions face a familiar foe in the season finale of Doctor Who. (credit: BBC) The BBC’s Doctor Who wrapped its 11th (or 37th) season Sunday night, with Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch) in the iconic role—the first woman to portray everyone’s favorite Time Lord. It was a solid, promising […]

Office 365 for Mac now supports Dark Mode

As promised, Office 365 is ready to wring more out of macOS Mojave. Microsoft has updated the Mac version of its subscription productivity suite with several helpful features, two of which are tied to Apple’s latest software. The obvious one is Dark Mode support — you won’t strain your eyes quite so badly if you’re […]

LG’s Gram laptop line adds a 2-in-1 and ‘lightest’ 17-inch model

LG will showcase two new entries to its ultralight Gram lineup at CES 2019 — one of them is a 17-inch laptop for those who prefer large screens, while the other is a 2-in-1 convertible. According to the sneak peek the tech giant has released, the 17-inch laptop will be powered by the “newest 8th […]

Not dusted for good? There’s a sequel in the works for Doctor Strange

Enlarge / Benedict Cumberbatch will reprise his role as Doctor Strange, despite the events of Avengers: Infinity War. (credit: Marvel Studios) Avengers: Endgame doesn’t hit theaters for several months, but sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that a Doctor Strange sequel is already in the works. Spoilers follow for Avengers: Infinity War and Doctor Strange. Sure, […]