Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica

Valentina Palladino

Ars Technica

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Valentina:

Roku updates $29 Express and $99 Ultra players, adds new discovery tools to OS

New shortcut buttons and Roku Zones make it easier to find and access content. → Read More

HP debuts Elitebook Dragonfly 2-in-1 with ultra-light chassis, 24-hour battery life

Mixing privacy and security features with Ultrabook style—starting at $1,599. → Read More

ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th-gen mini-review: Minor updates made to a stellar machine

Lenovo promised 18 hours of battery life, and it delivered with this $1,462 notebook. → Read More

Fitbit Versa 2 review: A solid replacement, but not totally remade

Those buying a $200 Versa 2 this year will see their money go further. → Read More

Guidemaster: How to buy a Chromebook, plus our best picks

The Chrome OS landscape is vast—Ars is here to help you navigate it. → Read More

Lenovo Thinkbook 13s review: ThinkPad influences at a great price

Almost anyone can appreciate this solid Windows laptop that starts at under $750. → Read More

Roku’s new $179 soundbar doubles as a streaming device, works with most TVs

Roku also made a wireless subwoofer to complement the new soundbar. → Read More

Kobo debuts Libra H2O e-reader, updates software with more tools for readers

Kobo adds new UI tools for those who love taking notes and bookmarking as they read. → Read More

Ars To-Be-Read: Space operas, platypus papers, and more books to read this fall

Need new reading material? Here are five new books you won't want to miss. → Read More

Fitbit debuts $200 Versa 2 smartwatch, Fitbit Premium subscription service

Fitbit made its most accessible smartwatch better, while shifting focus to subscriptions. → Read More

Guidemaster: The best back-to-school gadgets you can buy in 2019

Here's the best tech for students with a growing list of necessary gadgets. → Read More

Guidemaster: The best keyboards, mice, and more for your gaming PC

Gaming PCs need a lot of extras—here are the best ones we could find. → Read More

Guidemaster: The best keyboards, mice, and more for your gaming PC

Gaming PCs need a lot of extras—here are the best ones we could find. → Read More

Staffsource: Ars staffers reminisce on the games that made them gamers

Everyone has that one game that started it all. → Read More

Polar Ignite review: Clever fitness perks marred by too many compromises

It's a powerful fitness watch, but the $229 Ignite misses the mark as a smartwatch. → Read More

HP Envy 13 mini-review: Spectre fans, meet your budget option

It's not a "flagship," but it's just as lux-looking and powerful, and it starts at $799. → Read More

Guidemaster: Ars tested and found the best USB-C accessories you can get now

These USB-C hubs, SSDs, mice, and more are the ones worth buying for your new computer. → Read More

Dealmaster: Amazon Prime Day deals you can snag for under $50

Here's the TL;DR version of the best affordable Prime Day deals. → Read More

Dealmaster: Amazon discounts dozens of its devices for Prime Day 2019

Save big on Echo speakers, Fire TV Sticks, Kindles, and more. → Read More

Guidemaster: Fitness trackers to consider before buying a smartwatch

Fitness bands are still around, and one of these might be the best wristband for you. → Read More