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Spare bedrooms and living rooms could soon become part of vibrant trading floors as one of the world’s biggest investment banks considers providing staff with augmented reality headsets. UBS has experimented with issuing its London-based traders with Microsoft HoloLenses, which would allow staff to recreate the experience of working in a packed trading floor without …

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Aurich Lawson / Getty Images We’ve established a bit of a tradition here at Ars. Every year at Google I/O, we have a sit-down talk to learn more about Android directly from the people that make it. Of course, this year, just about every major event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, nothing is …

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The new Apple Watch in Blue and Red Aluminum. Apple The new Apple Watch models will also arrive with a slew of new Apple Watch face options. A closeup of the new stripe watchface. As part of its Apple Watch announcement, Apple also touted newly greener manufacturing processes behind the product. Spoiler: the new Apple …

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Enlarge / The iPhone 6S (left) and first-generation iPhone SE (right) running iOS 14. It’s September, and you know what that means: shorter days, the first tentative tinge of chill in the night air, Halloween candy at the grocery store, and—most relevantly for us—a new version of iOS. Apple supports its own phones with new …

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Enlarge / This MSI-built reference system is powered with a Tiger Lake i7-1185G7, the highest-end CPU in Intel’s upcoming lineup. Jim Salter We’ve been very interested in Intel’s upcoming laptop CPUs, codenamed Tiger Lake, since the company’s Architecture Day event in August. Tiger Lake’s official launch event earlier this month didn’t offer much red meat for …

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The Xperia 5 Mark II. It’s named after Sony’s camera line. Sony The full front and back. Sony A closer look at the camera stack. Sony The camera UI is, again, Alpha-inspired. Sony The sides. There’s a side fingerprint reader on the right. Sony Sony is pitching this 6.1-inch device as “the compact one.” Sony …

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Enlarge / To call Sony’s PlayStation 5 in-demand would be an understatement. PlayStation 5 pre-orders are open, but the situation is a bit of a disaster. When Sony announced pricing details for its next-generation game console on Wednesday—confirming that the standard PS5 would cost $499, while a Digital Edition without a disc drive would cost …

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Enlarge / Fun colors—but we’re waiting to see what the innards look like. Gateway Back in 2007, Taiwan-based PC manufacturer Acer bought the once-iconic Gateway brand in order to stick a thumb in the eye of rival OEM Lenovo and increase its US market presence. In the 13 years since, the Gateway brand has languished …

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Apple Apple announced a new CPU today for the eighth-generation iPad, the A12 Bionic. The A12 Bionic, featured in the base iPad model, offers a 40 percent faster CPU and 20 percent faster GPU than seventh-generation iPads, and Apple says that also means the A12 is twice as fast as the top-selling Windows laptop, three …