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Dealmaster: Get a Dell desktop PC with 16GB of RAM for $600

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's roundup includes several discounts on Dell desktops and laptops, including an Inspiron 3650 desktop with a Core i7 (6th-gen) chip, 16GB of RAM, and a 2TB hard drive for $600. We also have some fairly sizable savings on Sony's PlayStation VR headset, 4K TVs from LG and Sony, and some Wi-Fi and home networking equipment.

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Book excerpt: When a robot hacks a smart house in the year 2144

Enlarge / Detail from the cover of Autonomous. (credit: Will Staehle)

My first novel, Autonomous, comes out today, and I'd like to share a scene from it that I hope Ars readers will enjoy.

One of the main characters in the novel is a newly made robot named Paladin, a military-grade sentient AI on a mission with a human agent named Eliasz. Part of Paladin's job is to gain intel from both humans and machines—though he finds social engineering far more perplexing than hacking.

In this scene, Paladin and Eliasz are tracking a notorious pharmaceutical pirate named Jack. Jack is an anti-patent activist who has become a kind of medicinal Robin Hood; she reverse-engineers patented drugs and sells them cheaply to people who can't afford medical care. Paladin and Eliasz have figured out that Jack is selling some of her drugs to a group of pirates in Iqaluit, a city on the Arctic Sea. To meet the pirates, Eliasz pretends to be a disgruntled ex-pharma worker who stole some IP from his previous employer and now wants to sell it on the black market. Paladin is pretending to be his damaged bot Xiu, who can't talk. The pirates' lair is hidden in an innocent-looking solar farm.

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Dealmaster: Get a Dell Inspiron Core i7 laptop with a 512GB SSD for $580

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list has discounts on a slew of Dell and Lenovo laptops, including a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series notebook with a Core i7-7500U chip and 512GB SSD for $580. We also have a roundup of your options to buy Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

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Dealmaster: Get up to $300 off Galaxy S8 or S8+, bonus Gear VR with trade-in

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we're back with a slew of new deals to share. Today you can get $200 or $300 off a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ smartphone plus a bonus Gear VR headset when you participate in Samsung's trade-in program. You can also get the new Note 8 for as low as $629.99.

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Dealmaster: Get a Dell XPS upgradeable tower with Core i7 CPU for just $599

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we're back with a bunch of new deals to share. Now you can get a Dell XPS 8910 tower desktop, complete with Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 1TB hard drive for just $599. This sleek tower is originally priced at $949, so now's the time to grab it if you've been looking to update your at-home or at-work PC.

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