The first laptop with Apple’s ARM chip could be the 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple’s first Mac with its own ARM processor will be the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via iMore). He believes that production of that model will start in Q4 of 2020, with an A-series powered MacBook Air arriving shortly afterwards either in Q4 2020 or early 2021. Apple will also release 14-…

These New Fitness Earbuds Come In a Charging Case That Dries the Sweat Off for You

Gif: Klipsch Klipsch managed to grab our attention last year with a pair of wireless earbuds packed in a stainless steel charging case that looked like an oversized Zippo lighter. The company’s follow-up carries over that gimmick, but also improves the design and performance of the earbuds, including a new sport version that can dry…

‘Flight Simulator 2020’ closed beta starts on July 30th

If you’ve applied for the alpha program, you could still get in before the beta, as Microsoft also unveiled the alpha 5 update with a new wave of invitations. The release itself focused on killing more glitches, with fixes to flight dynamics, individual aircraft, multiplayer characteristics, peripherals, weather and more. It’s still paying attention to…

NASA wants to protect Moon and Mars from human contamination

You can read the NASA Interim Directives here: https://t.co/ZZW6BuRTpZ — Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) July 9, 2020 The agency has issued two Interim Directives to update its policies, with the first one focusing on robotic and crewed missions traveling to and from the Earth’s Moon. NASA Science Mission Directorate Thomas Zurbuchen explained: “We are enabling our…

iFixit takes the Oura smart ring apart to see how it works

X-rays performed by Creative Electron provided a non-destructive view inside, while the video shows that pressure, heat and an alcohol bath all went into separating the device’s various parts. There aren’t many surprises mixed in with the circuit boards and medical grade plastic, but if you were hoping to do any battery swaps then that…

Leaked Photos Spill the Beans on Samsung’s Next Wireless Earbuds

Did you groan reading that headline? I did coming up with it. Graphic: @evleaks (Other) On Thursday, we got a purported first look at Samsung’s latest truly wireless earbuds, although deciding to call them anything but bean buds is a huge missed opportunity if you ask me. Advertisement Instead, rumor has it that Samsung’s going…

Worldwide PC shipments grew due to work-from-home arrangements

The mobile PC or laptop segment did very well, in particular, due to people’s remote learning and working needs. However, both organizations are skeptical that the demand would continue beyond 2020. Kitagawa says the uptick in demand is “short-term… due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.” IDC research vice president Linn Huang issued a…

Google reveals its new Nest smart speaker

The folks at Nest couldn’t have been happy to see their next project revealed through grubby photos used for technical certification, so tonight they sent out a proper image and teaser video of the new device. If you’re looking for more information about exactly what it can do, they didn’t say, but based on the…