Ars Technica System Guide, Spring 2018: The show-your-work edition

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) In the December 2017 System Guide, we discovered the unexpected. Given the bevy of pre-built computing devices now available, there’s a lot of debate and confusion about building one yourself these days. What’s the goal behind a custom PC build in 2018? What makes a certain hardware choice “right” […]

The 2018 Ars Technica Valentine’s Day gift guide

(credit: Valentina Palladino) We, the unfeeling and tech-obsessed robots of Ars Technica, are not ones for romance. We’re usually more concerned with the inner workings of operating systems, gaming consoles, and Internet regulation than those of the human heart. But we realize that love is a powerful drug and that Valentine’s Day is a time […]

Introducing Ars Pro, the new Ars Technica subscription program

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) Later this year, Ars Technica will turn 20 years old. Our success has always been inextricably linked to the dedication of our readers, with 15 million of you arriving each month from around the world. To all of us who work here, that loyalty is profoundly humbling. We work hard to live […]

License expired: The Ars Technica 2018 Deathwatch

Enlarge (credit: Fursov Aleksey?Getty Images) Wow, that 2017, though. Quite a year. Let’s grab a Juicero and take a moment to reflect on the utter dumpster fires that we’ve witnessed over the past 12 months. No, we’re not talking about the political scene, though that certainly factors in here somewhere. But even in times with […]

The most talked-about stories on Ars Technica in 2017

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) Yesterday, we gave you the top 20 features and news stories on Ars Technica in 2017. Today, it’s time to talk about… the posts people talked about. Sometimes, we at the Orbiting HQ are genuinely surprised by the number of comments a post gets. There’s occasionally an overlap between high traffic […]

The 2017 Ars Technica gadget gift guide: Power-user edition

Enlarge / What many Arsians have on their wishlists this holiday season… (credit: Mark Walton) It’s the holidays, which means it’s once again time to rack your brain in search of the right gifts for the right people. If someone on your list is into tech, though, we’ve got your back. For this year’s edition […]

The triumphant return of Ars Technica mugs, T-shirts

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) Every geek needs two things to start the morning off right: a quality coffee mug and a fresh T-shirt. Fortunately, Ars Technica now sells both, so you can leap from your bed to confront the forces of file corruption, homeopathy, and state-sponsored malware in style with some sharp Ars Technica merch! […]