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Call of Duty Next livestream set to show future of the franchise alongside September beta access

Last we checked in with Call of Duty, the best teams in the competitive league were squaring off in Brooklyn with the Major IV tournament . Today, were now getting a teaser as to whats next from the popular franchise, with the announcement of Call of Duty Next, a live event later this fall. Showcasing the future of the series including gameplay coverage of Modern Warfare IIs multiplayer modes and more, theres also information on the first round of beta access for those who pre-ordered the game. more The post Call of Duty Next livestream set to show future of the franchise alongside September beta access appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Aug 2022 3:38 am

Senate passes sweeping climate-focused Inflation Reduction Act

After more than a year of infighting, President Joe Bidens climate agenda has cleared a significant hurdle. On Sunday, Senate Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 in a 51-50 decision that went along party lines and saw Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote, reports The Washington Post . If passed by the House, the 755-page bill would authorize the single largest expenditure to combat climate change in the nations history. In all, the legislation calls for $370 billion in spending to reduce US greenhouse emissions by approximately 40 percent by the end of this decade. Among the climate change provisions most likely to affect consumers is a reworked federal EV tax credit . The Inflation Reduction Act would provide up to $7,500 in subsidies for electric SUVs, trucks and vans that cost less than $80,000 and cars under $55,000. It would also allow people to claim up to $4,000 when buying a used EV. In both cases, an income ceiling would prevent those who make more than the average American from taking advantage of the legislation. On top of EV subsidies, the $370 billion in investments set aside by the bill would incentivize the building of wind, solar and other renewable power sources. The act also calls for the creation of a $1.5 billion program that would pay companies that reduce their methane output. With Sundays vote, the Inflation Reduction Act now moves to the House, which will return from its summer recess on Friday. For much of 2021 and the first half of 2022, President Bidens Build Back Better plan looked doomed to go nowhere due to opposition from Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. In late July, however, Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced they had come to a compromise. In exchange for his support, the Inflation Reduction Act includes a provision that would see the federal government reinstate canceled oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska's Cook Inlet. While that concession upset environmentalists, its not expected to undo the good the Inflation Reduction Act is poised to do for the environment. According to one estimate by Princeton Universitys Zero Lab , the bill could reduce US greenhouse emissions by about 6.3 billion tons through 2032.

Engadget 8 Aug 2022 3:14 am

Apple reportedly tells suppliers to avoid 'Made in Taiwan' labels on shipments to China

Apple has reportedly warned Taiwanese suppliers to ensure shipments to China comply with a longstanding labeling regulation following House Speaker Nancy Pelosis recent visit to Taipei . According to Nikkei (via The Guardian ), the company recently told manufacturers on the island that parts bound for the mainland must list Chinese Taipei or Taiwan, China as their source. Thats in line with a policy China has had in place for years but only began enforcing after tensions with the US flared up following Pelosis visit last week. Under the policy, officials can delay and even reject shipments that say Made in Taiwan. The self-governing island has its own set of labeling rules. Shipments must list Taiwan or Republic of China as the point of origin. Apple did not immediately respond to Engadgets request for comment. The tech giant and many other American companies have a complicated relationship with China. If the report is accurate, it wouldnt be the first time Apple has sought to appease the Chinese Communist Party. In 2019, the company removed the Taiwan flag emoji from iOS in Hong Kong amid the pro-democracy protests that occurred in the city that year. In this instance, Apple may have felt it had no choice but to comply with Chinas policy on Taiwanese shipments. In April , Tim Cook said semiconductor shortages significantly impacted the companys iPad business. Ahead of its iPhone 14 launch later this year, additional delays due to a customs dispute would likely be disastrous for Apple.

Engadget 8 Aug 2022 1:25 am

Suggestion for programmer's build - ~1L

Hello peeps, I used to be active here long time ago with another account (now lost). Anyway, I am on lookout for building next home/work machine for me. 1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? ( Be exact. Which games? Which applications? Avoid the word 'et cetera.' Vague answers like 'gaming' or 'office work' will not work.) Ans: I am a programmer who primarily writes C and some python. I would prefer a beefy spec that can... Read more

Digit 7 Aug 2022 11:17 pm

Twitter confirms vulnerability exposed data of anonymous account owners

Twitter has confirmed a vulnerability in its code led to a data exposure late last year. In a blog post published on Friday , the company said a malicious actor took advantage of a zero-day flaw before it became aware of and patched the issue in January 2022. The vulnerability was discovered by a security researcher who contacted Twitter through the companys bug bounty program . When Twitter first learned of the flaw, it said it had no evidence to suggest it had been exploited. However, an individual told Bleeping Computer last month that they took advantage of the vulnerability to obtain data on more than 5.4 million accounts. Twitter said it could not confirm how many users were affected by the exposure. The vulnerability allowed the bad actor to determine whether an email address or phone number was tied to an existing Twitter account. In turn, they could use that information to determine the identity of an accounts owner. We are publishing this update because we arent able to confirm every account that was potentially impacted, and are particularly mindful of people with pseudonymous accounts who can be targeted by state or other actors, Twitter said. If you operate a pseudonymous Twitter account, we understand the risks an incident like this can introduce and deeply regret that this happened. Twitter said it would directly notify every account owner it could confirm was affected by the exposure. For users trying to keep their identity hidden, the company recommends not adding a publicly known phone number or email address to an account. It also suggests adding two-factor authentication.

Engadget 7 Aug 2022 11:02 pm

Nintendos official Switch Pro gamepad with motion controls is down at $60 for today only

Just after getting a good look at the upcoming Splatoon 3 console and gamepad , Woot is offering the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $59.99 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $6 delivery fee otherwise. Regularly $70 directly from Nintendo and currently fetching over $69 at Amazon and Walmart , this is the second-best price we have tracked in 2022. Deals on Nintendos Switch Pro Controller have been relatively hard to come by over the last year and todays offer marks a rare chance to land one at a discount. Delivering a more traditional gamepad experience in an official Nintendo capacity by comparison to the included Joy-Con, the Pro controller features motion controls, HD rumble, as well as your standard set of buttons, thumbsticks, shoulder triggers, and more. Youll also find built-in amiibo functionality that allows you to simply tap your characters on the controller itself to access the in-game bonuses and the like alongside an included USB-C to USB-A charging cable. More details below. more The post Nintendos official Switch Pro gamepad with motion controls is down at $60 for today only appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Aug 2022 9:38 pm

Hitting the Books: How much that insurance monitoring discount might really be costing you

Machine learning systems have for years now been besting their human counterparts at everything from Go and Jeopardy! to drug discovery and cancer detection. With all the advances that the field has made, it's not unheard of for people to be wary of robots replacing them in tomorrow's workforce. These concerns are misplaced, argues Gerd Gigerenzer argues in his new book How to Stay Smart in a Smart World , if for no other reason than uncertainty itself. AIs are phenomenally capable machines, but only if given sufficient data to act on. Introduce the acutely fickle precariousness of human nature into their algorithms and watch their predictive accuracy plummet otherwise, we'd never have need to swipe left. In the excerpt below, Gigerenzer discusses the hidden privacy costs of sharing your vehicle's telematics with the insurance company. MIT Press Excerpted from How to Stay Smart in a Smart World by Gerd Gigerenzer. Published by MIT Press. Copyright 2021 by Gerd Gigerenzer. All rights reserved. When Your Car Reports You to the Police If self-driving cars are not going to happen, one alternative appears to betraining humans to use AI as a support system but to stay alert and retain control if it fails which is called augmented intelligence. It amounts to partial automation, that is, to sophisticated versions of Level 2 or 3. Yet augmented intelligence entails more than just adding useful features to your car and may well lead us into a different future, where AI is used to both support and surveil us. That possible future is driven more by insurance companies and police than by car manufacturers. Its seeds are in telematics. Young drivers are reckless, overconfident, and an insurance risk, according to the stereotype. Some indeed are, but many are not. Nevertheless, insurers often treat them as one group and charge a high premium. Telematics insurance can change this by offering better rates for safe drivers. The idea is to calculate the premium from a persons actual driving behavior instead of from that of the average driver. To do so, a black box that connects to the insurer is installed in the car (using a smartphone is possible and cheaper but less reliable). The black box records the drivers behavior and calculates a safety score. Figure 4.6 shows the scoring system of one of the first telematics insurers. It observes four features and assigns them different weights. MIT Press Rapid acceleration or harsh braking is assigned the greatest weight, followed by driving over the speed limit. Each driver starts with a monthly budget of 100 points for each of the four features. An event results in points being subtracted, such as 20 points for the first rapid acceleration or for driving over the speed limit. At the end of the month, the remaining points are weighted as shown and summed up to a total safety score. Although telematics is often called black box insurance, the algorithm is not at all a black box like most love algorithms. It is explained in detail on the insurers web-site, and everyone can understand and verify the resulting score. Personalized tariffs are advertised as promoting fairness. They do so by taking individual driving style into account. But they also create new sources of discrimination when driving at night and in cities is punished. Hospital staff, for instance, may have little choice to avoid working at night and in cities. Thus, some of the features are under the drivers control, but not all. Interestingly, one feature that is under the drivers control is absent in virtually all personalized tariffs: texting while driving. And the black box that allows fairness also enables surveillance. Consider a possible future. Why should the black box send a record of speeding only to the insurer? A copy to the police would be extremely handy and save them much effort. It would make all speed traps obsolete. If you speed, the car prints out the ticket on time or, more conveniently, deducts the fine automatically from your online account. Your relationship to your beloved car may change. There is a slippery slope between fairness and total surveillance. Would you be in favor of a new generation of cars that send traffic violations directly to the police? In a survey I conducted, one-third of the adults said yes, more so among those over sixty and less among those younger than thirty. The technology for this future already exists, as most new cars come with a black box installed. The data it collects do not belong to the car owner and can be used in court against the driver. In Georgia, the police obtained black box data without a warrant after a deadly accident, and the driver was found guilty of reckless driving and speeding. While the motives for surveillance vary, digital technology supports all of them. One need not even buy telematics insurance. Modern cars have built-in internet connections, and without it being made transparent inthe owners manual most send their car manufacturer all the data they can collect every couple of minutes, including where the driver currently is, whether harsh braking occurred, how often the position of the driver seat was changed, which gas or battery-charging stations were visited, and how many CDs and DVDs were inserted. Moreover, as soon as you plug in your smartphone, the car may copy your personal information, including contacts addresses, emails, text messages, and even photos. Car manufacturers are remarkably silent about this activity, and when asked with whom they share this data, they typically do not reply. That information helps to find out many other things of interest, such as how often drivers visited McDonalds, how healthily they live, and whom they occasionally visit at night. Connected cars can support justice and improve safety but also spy on you. Telematics insurance embodies the double face of digital technology: surveillance in exchange for convenience.

Engadget 7 Aug 2022 9:00 pm

No, throttling and overheating isnt a problem on M2 MacBook Air

Apples release of the new MacBook Air was highly anticipated, mostly for two reasons: its highly anticipated redesign and the introduction of the M2 processor, the next generation of Apples M-series of chips. As expected, the reviews for the M2 MacBook Air have been favorable, with Macworlds Jason Cross calling it a success and delightful everyday computer for most users. But the praise for the MacBook Air has been overshadowed by reports of throttled performance. Article after article warns of a performance shortcoming , severe throttling, and how it cant handle the heat , and video after video demonstrates whats supposedly wrong with the new laptop. It might lead some people to question whether its worth their money and wonder what Apple was thinking. Heres the thing: weve been here before, people. Back in 2020 when the new M1 MacBook Air was introduced, it made splashy headlines with its jaw-dropping speed improvement over the Intel chips as well as the throttling it needed to maintain a proper temperature under more strenuous workloads. In fact, heat has always been an issue with the MacBook Air even before Apple silicon. Its the same story, different year. Why is it news all over again? Why didnt Apple fix the problem? The answer is simple and lies in what the MacBook Airs intended user. MacBook Air M2 (2022) Read our review MSRP: $1,199 Best Prices Today: $1199 at Apple | $1199.00 at Best Buy Using the proper tool for the job The MacBook Air doesnt have any fans built into it. Its a passively-cooled machine, meaning that it doesnt use any special hardware to actively cool it. This is done purposefully by design so that the MacBook Air can be thinner than the MacBook Pro. If the MacBook Air starts to heat up, it will throttle performance to maintain a proper running temperature. This is another aspect of the MacBook Air that is by design. The MacBook Air is also Apples most popular laptop because its the companys most affordable one. Its price attracts what well call casual users, those who spend most of their time on the web, use productivity apps like iWork or Microsoft Office, stream audio and video either for entertainment or for online meetings, and other productivity tasks that everyone does with a computer. The most stressful work likely involves apps like Photos, iMovie, GarageBand, or some other consumer-level creative software for short stints. If youre using a MacBook Air and youre taxing the CPU all the time and you get frustrated by it, you know what? Youre using the wrong tool for the job. The MacBook Air handles these task without any problemsits as fast as the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the same M2 processor. Its the one most people should buyadd the Airs redesign and feature set, and we think its a better value than the 13-inch Pro. If Ive just described what you do on a daily basis, the MacBook Air is a better value for you. (There is a separate performance issue with the MacBook Air or 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 256GB SSD that is a head-scratching design decision, but its not related to the throttling concerns.) Thats not to say the MacBook Air doesnt throttle. It does. But what makes it throttle? Tasks that casual users dont regularly do. For example, one report of the Airs severe throttling involved an export of 8K Canon RAW video . You know what produces 8K Canon RAW video? Cameras that are priced over $4,000. You know who works in 8K Canon RAW video? Video professionals. You know what Macs they buy? MacBook Pros. The MacBook Air isnt a high-end work machine, even if it does have an speedy processor. IDG The MacBook Air throttles when doing CPU-intensive tasks that are often done by users doing serious work, often in a professional setting. This is by design. If youre using a MacBook Air and you are often rendering 8K RAW video, or producing lengthy high-resolution videos in Final Cut Pro, or professionally making music, or doing whatever it is that you do that taxes the CPU all the time and you get frustrated by it, you know what? Youre using the wrong tool for the job. You should be using a MacBook Pro. If you insist that Apple fix the MacBook Air instead, ask yourself, if youre willing to spend on equipment to produce the content you want, why are you skimping on the MacBook to do the finish the job? Headlines that grab you A lot of these reports that use screaming headlines about the issue do actually point out that you have to be doing something atypical of a casual user to get the MacBook Air to throttle. But there are also a lot of reports that gloss over the fact that youre probably not going to render a 60-minute 4K video in Final Cut Pro while you have 20 tabs open in Safari and youre sorting your FileMaker Pro collection database of 10,000 gemstones. And when they gloss over this, it makes it seem like its an issue that affects everyone. As someone who works in media, I admit, were in a battle for your attention, and some outlets are more willing to exaggerate in their headlines than others. (And yes, Macworld is guilty of this too. I hear about it in your emails and tweets.) But most outlets do clarify in its content who the intended user is for the MacBook Air. The fanless MacBook Air is by designApple isnt overlooking anything. Its target user is the rest of us, everyday users with productivity tasks to get done. The MacBook Pro is for users who are demanding of processing power. Get the right Mac for what you want to do. 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021) MSRP: $1,999 (8-Core CPU, 14-Core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD); $2,499 (10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) Best Prices Today: $1,899.91 at Amazon | $1999 at Apple | $1999 at B&H Photo and Video Read our full 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021) review 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 (2022) MSRP: $1,299 Best Prices Today: $1149.00 at Best Buy | $1299 at Apple | Not Available at Amazon Read our full 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 (2022) review MacBook

Macworld 7 Aug 2022 8:45 pm

SoundPEATS T3 Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Earbuds reach new low of $32, more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, the official SoundPEATS Amazon storefront is offering a selection of its wireless earbuds starting from $18.99 . Leading the way is the SoundPEATS T3 Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Earbuds for $31.99 shipped. Normally going for $40, this 20% discount marks a new all-time low price weve seen while also being only the second price drop. These simple earbuds feature active noise cancellation with a transparency mode that allows you to hear your surroundings while still enjoying your music. There is even AI built into the earbuds to filter out environmental background noise while youre on a call so you can be heard clearly. Bluetooth 5.2 is utilized here with the earbuds getting up to 5.5 hours of battery life which can then be recharged two additional times with the included charging case. Head below for more SoundPEATS deals. more The post SoundPEATS T3 Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Earbuds reach new low of $32, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Aug 2022 8:26 pm

Ankers eufyCam 2 Pro 3-Cam Kit integrates with HomeKit at new low of $350, more from $100

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, the official EufyHome Amazon storefront is offering a selection of its security systems at up to 50% off . Leading these deals is the eufyCam 2 Pro Wireless Home Security 3-Cam Kit which is going for $349.99 shipped. Normally going for $490, this solid $140 price drop marks a new all-time low price weve tracked. This kit delivers three wireless security cameras that can be placed around your home to monitor package deliveries and such thanks to the weatherproof design. You will also have up to 365 days of battery life, 2K video recording, and HomeKit Secure Video compatibility to boot. This HomeKit integration means you can use the human detection feature of the eufy cameras with Automations. Be sure to check out our hands-on review and head below for more deals. more The post Ankers eufyCam 2 Pro 3-Cam Kit integrates with HomeKit at new low of $350, more from $100 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Aug 2022 7:40 pm

5 reasons why the Apple Watch could still be this falls biggest surprise

Apples biggest fall release is usually the iPhone. Even when the company unveiled the very first Apple Watch at the Wish we could say more event in September 2014, this still took a back seat to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which brought a dramatic new design and the largest screen Apple had ever put in a smartphone. But this fall might be different. While the iPhone 14 will still be Apples biggest seller this holiday season, its shaping up to be a somewhat minor refresh. Even the iPhone 14 Pro, which is getting the lions share of major updates, is going to be largely an S-type upgrade on last years iPhone 13 Pro. In short, the iPhone 14 might not be the star of the show. Rumors have been swirling around the Apple Watch Series 8 , meanwhile, and its looking like it could be the biggest change ever for Apples wearable lineup. Even without a new redesign , the 2022 Apple Watch lineup could be Apples strongest ever. From new sensors to new sizes, models, and features, here are five reasons why the Apple Watch announcement this fall could be even bigger than the iPhone: Were getting a whole new model Over the past several weeks, weve read persistent rumors about a new Pro model that will add a completely new model to the Apple Watch line. It seems to mash together several rumors that weve heard over the past year: a streamlined design , larger display , rugged case , and new features aimed at extreme athletes. While the model will surely be Edition-level expensivereports say it could cost upwards of $899 and aimed at an extremely niche crowd, it will represent a dramatic new direction for Apples wearable. Thus far, Apple has separated its Apple Watch lines by bands (Nike, Hermes) or material (Edition), but a new Pro line with a larger display and new design could represent an expansion of the Apple Watch line to include specialized models aimed at particular wearers. Even if its not a big seller, this Apple Watch Pro could mean big things for the future of the line. A better SE is on the way When the $279 Apple Watch SE launched in 2020, it was an intriguing option. Sandwiched between the $199 Apple Watch Series 3 and $399 main model, it brought the newer design with fewer features and sensors for an affordable price. But two years later, its getting pretty long in the tooth, particularly without an always-on display. Rumors say Apple will add one to the SE this year , and it also could pick up an ECG sensor and a faster processor. All of which would make it a fantastic valueespecially if Apple lowers the price to $249 or $229. The Apple Watch 3 is finally getting put out to pasture this year. Dominik Tomaszewski / Foundry The Series 3 is finally going away Why would Apple lower the price of the SE? Because all signs point to Apple finally dumping the Series 3 from the lineup. The worst value of any of Apples entry-level products, the Series 3 is underpowered, undersized, and underwhelming. Well be happy to see it go, but a huge question remains: Will Apple replace it with anything? The Apple Watch SE is quite a bit more expensive than the Series 3 and Apple has sold both alongside each other for two years now. So once the Series 3 is retired, will there be a new model in its place? A Series 4? The old SE? Well have to wait and see. Battery life will be a lot better There are rumors that Apple could be adding a bigger battery to the new Pro model, but even beyond that, the Apple Watch may be finally getting a serious boost to its battery life. The device already has a Power Reserve mode that shuts down all functions except for a tiny digital clock, but a new rumored low-power mode is expected to offer a far more useful way of preserving power. According to reports, youll now be able to conserve battery by turning off some features like on the iPhone. That could be a game-changer for the Apple Watch, as users are able to possibly extend its life by hours. The Apple Watch may be getting a new sensor this year. IDG A new sensor could check for fevers The Apple Watch Series 7 didnt get any new sensors, but the Apple Watch Series 8 reportedly will. And it could be a big one. The latest rumors say Apple will be adding a temperature sensor to the Apple Watch this year, which could be able to track fertility and alert you to an oncoming illness. As we still deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the ability to detect fevers and temperature spikes before they register on a thermometer would be an essential health featureand a game-changing one for the Apple Watch. Apple Watch

Macworld 7 Aug 2022 7:30 pm

Save $321 on VIZIOs 65-inch PQ9 4K AirPlay 2 TV with 120Hz VRR and HDMI 2.1 at $679

Amazon is currently offering the VIZIO 65-inch PQ9 4K 120Hz AirPlay 2 TV for $679 shipped. Normally fetching $1,000, todays offer arrives at a new all-time low of $321 off. This is $120 under the previous discount and one of the first chances this year to save. VIZIOs2021 series PQ9 smart TV arrives with a 65-inch 4K panel that is backed by 120Hz variable refresh rates and full array dimming. Not to mention, 1,200 nits of brightness to pair with its built-in smart features of AirPlay 2 and onboard streaming service access. Then on the gaming front, its ProGaming Engine pairs with AMD FreeSync as well as an HDMI 2.1 port for taking full advantage of a PS5 or Xbox Series X|S. Head below for more. more The post Save $321 on VIZIOs 65-inch PQ9 4K AirPlay 2 TV with 120Hz VRR and HDMI 2.1 at $679 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Aug 2022 7:26 pm

Belkins Apple Watch Series 7 Fast Charger sees rare discount to new Amazon low at $51

Amazon is now offering the Belkin Apple Watch Fast Charger for $50.99 shipped. Normally fetching $60, todays offer amounts to $9 in savings and is only the second notable offer at Amazon to date. Since launching earlier in the year, this is the first discount since back in March and delivers a new all-time low. Designed to support the most recent Apple Watch Series 7 and its faster charging speeds, this nightstand companion sports a premium design that has a fold up charging puck for refueling in Nightstand Mode or just laying your wearable down flat. Itll also work with older Apple Watch models, you just wont get the faster charging speeds. Theres no wall adapter in the box, but the charger itself uses a 1.2-meter USB-C cable that rounds out the package. Head below for more. more The post Belkins Apple Watch Series 7 Fast Charger sees rare discount to new Amazon low at $51 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Aug 2022 7:01 pm

Pick up popular BookTok Kindle eBooks with todays Gold Box sale starting from $2

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering a selection of popular BookTok Kindle eBooks at up to 80% off and starting from $2 . BookTok is a subcommunity on TikTok that focuses on books and literature and todays Gold Box includes some of the popular picks from there. With todays deal offering eBooks from science fiction and fantasy to the teen and young adult genres, there is sure to be an option here that youll be interested in. As soon as you pick up one of these eBooks, you will have immediate access to begin reading it with Kindle remembering where you left off when you need to take a break. Another benefit of Kindle eBooks is the ability to read them across practically any platform with mobile apps and browser-based reading. Head below to see our top picks from todays deal. more The post Pick up popular BookTok Kindle eBooks with todays Gold Box sale starting from $2 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Aug 2022 6:59 pm

Call of Duty: Warzone fans want Verdansk back. Heres why

As we approach Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0's release, fans plead with Activision to bring back Verdansk one last time.

Digital Trends 7 Aug 2022 4:00 pm

This child-friendly 3D printer is currently 25% off MSRP

The Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle allows kids to choose and print their own toys, all while learning about cutting-edge technology. In a special deal for Macworld readers, you can currently pick up the printer bundled with printing materials for only $349.99 . That is 25% off MSRP! Imagine being a kid in the worlds biggest toy store. Pretty exciting stuff, huh? Thats basically what you get with Toybox. As featured on Shark Tank, this 3D printer connects with an easy-to-use app on your phone. Here, your kids can browse a vast catalog of toy designs or even create their own.They can then hit Print to see any design brought to life, right in front of their eyes. Its an amazing way to introduce technology, and a sure way to keep bright little minds entertained. Along with the printer, this bundle includes eight filaments, which should be enough for 100-300 toys. Order today for $349.99 to get the Toybox bundle at 25% off the regular price. Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle $349.99 See Deal Prices subject to change Multifunction Printers, Toys and Recreation

Macworld 7 Aug 2022 1:30 pm

Wordle today, August 7: Answer, hints, and help for word of the day (#414)

Trying to solve today's Wordle? If you're stuck, we've got a few hints that will help you keep your Wordle streak alive.

Digital Trends 7 Aug 2022 9:30 am

Elon Musk challenges Twitter CEO to a public debate on fake accounts

A mere two days after accusing the company of fraud , Elon Musk has challenged Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to a public debate about the percentage of bots on its platform. Let him prove to the public that Twitter has

Engadget 7 Aug 2022 2:16 am

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Nopon Coins guide: what they do and how to farm them

These are rare coins. If you want to know everything you can do with Nopon Coins and the best way to farm them in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, check out our guide.

Digital Trends 7 Aug 2022 1:30 am

Every game verified for the Steam Deck

So far, not every game on Steam has been verified to work on the new handheld. Here's a full list of what you know you can play right now on your Steam Deck.

Digital Trends 7 Aug 2022 12:30 am

Fitbit will end support for PC syncing this fall

Fitbit is discontinuing support for PC and Mac syncing. On a support page spotted by 9to5Google , the company said it would remove the option for users to sync their trackers over its Connect app on October 13th, 2022. After that date, the only way to transfer your data off your Fitbit wearable will be through the Fitbit mobile app. While the shutdown is unlikely to affect many people, it does mean there will be one less way to transfer your favorite songs to your wearable for offline playback. On October 13, 2022, we're removing the option to transfer playlists to your Fitbit watch through your computer, the company says on a separate support page . You can continue to play personal music stored on your watch and transfer music to your watch with the Deezer app and Pandora app. In other words, if you use your Fitbit tracker or smartwatch for listening to music, youll need to depend on two music services that arent the most popular options out there. With the Pixel Watch set to offer deep Fitbit integration, that probably wont be much of an issue with new Fitbit wearables, but it is something current users will have to consider.

Engadget 7 Aug 2022 12:26 am

Steam is finally adding support for Nintendo Joy-Con controllers

Five years after the Nintendo Switchs release , Valve is finally adding Steam support for the consoles controllers. In an announcement spotted by PC Gamer , the company said the latest Steam beta adds Joy-Cons support. With the new software, its possible to use Joy-Cons either individually or as part of a matched pair for playing games. If you want to try the feature out, you need to opt into the Steam beta . You can do that by navigating to Steams Settings menu and clicking Change under the Beta participation heading. Keep in mind youll either need a Bluetooth adapter or a motherboard with Bluetooth connectivity to use your Joy-Cons with Steam since its not possible to connect the controller to your PC through a cable like you would most gamepads .

Engadget 6 Aug 2022 10:47 pm

Instagram will test extra-tall photos to go along with Reels

Instagram will soon allow users to post 9:16 photos to their feed as part of a test the company plans to undertake in a week or two. The tidbit of news came out of Adam Mosseris weekly Q&A . You can have tall videos, but you cannot have tall photos on Instagram, the executive said. So we thought maybe we should make sure that we treat both equally. While its already possible to share 9:16 photos through Instagram, you have to do so through the apps Stories feature, meaning those images will disappear unless you save them as a Highlight . Currently, vertical photos you post to your feed will top out at 8:10 as long as you crop them correctly. It's been a busy week at Instagram. I'm doing an AMA shortly https://t.co/aM4JODvskg like I do every Friday. Ask a question there and I'll do my best to answer it. Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) July 29, 2022 The timing of the test comes after Mosseri recently announced Instagram would walk back its unpopular full-screen interface. The company had been testing the redesign since mid-June , only to find that most people didnt like it. For the new feed designs, people are frustrated and the usage data isnt great, Mosseri told Platformer last week. Among the most vocal detractors of the redesign were photographers who found the new interface would overlay captions on top of their images, obscuring part of their work in the process. Instagrams latest test would suggest the company still intends to move towards a more TikTok-like experience.

Engadget 6 Aug 2022 9:17 pm

Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Gem crafting guide

Gems mean the difference between victory and defeat. To make sure you're wearing the best Gems, here's a full guide on how they work in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Digital Trends 6 Aug 2022 8:30 pm

Marshalls new Motif ANC earbuds see rare discount to $180, Minor III at $110, more

Amazon is now offering the Marshall Motif True Wireless ANC Headphones for $179.99 shipped. Normally fetching $200, this is one of the first discounts weve seen at $20 off, with todays offer marking the second-best price to date. Packed into Marshalls usual signature vinyl-wrapped design, the new Motif true wireless earbuds step up to deliver a flagship listening experience centered around active noise cancellation. The buds themselves pack 4.5 hours of playback, with the companion charging case delivering an extra 20. In our hands-on review , we walked away impressed and noted how Marshall has paired stylish designs with perfectly-balanced EQ settings. more The post Marshalls new Motif ANC earbuds see rare discount to $180, Minor III at $110, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Aug 2022 8:29 pm

The M2 chip blows our mind with this record-setting Safari speed test

Weve gone over the benefits of the M2 over the M1 processor in our reviews of the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro , but theres one benchmark we didnt perform that everyone can relate to and demonstrates the M2s prowess. David Heinemeier Hanson ( @dhh on Twitter ) recently tweeted his results from Speedometer 2.0 , a test that gauges browser speed. He found that the M2 is 33 percent faster than the M1, and its also 2.5 times faster than the iMac running a 4.2GHz Core i7 CPU. Apple's chip team continues to embarrass everyone else in the business. Just clocked a clean 400 on the Speedometer 2.0 test for the M2 Air. That's 33% faster than the M1 (and A15) can do. 2.5x faster than a 4.2Ghz i7 Intel iMac. Bananas. Try your own CPU: https://t.co/o25wL35Zu4 pic.twitter.com/WbBmys2bk1 DHH (@dhh) July 31, 2022 The 400 score is mighty impressive, especially since we reported back in March that Google Chrome (version 99) and the Safari Technology Preview 15.4(Release 141) posted scores at or close to 300. In fact, that 400 score is a 33 percent increase over that 300 score. With Heinemeier Hansons tweet and our prior testing in mind, and that the browser is likely the most frequently-used Mac app by just about everyone, we thought wed give Speedometer a run on the M2 and different browsers and see what happens. Here are our results. How we tested The Speedometer browser benchmark is made by the WebKit team at Apple and uses web-based applications and simulates user actions. The benchmark gauges the browsers responsiveness to those actions and then creates a performance score. The higher the score, the better the performance. You can learn more about how Speedometer benchmarks performance , and Speedometer is available for anyone to use for free . I ran Speedometer 2.0 on Safari 15.6, Chrome 104, and the Safari Technology Preview (Release 150). The hardware involved the following chips and Macs: Processor CPU cores GPU Mac model M2 8 CPU cores 4 performance cores 4 efficiency cores 10-core 13-inch MacBook Pro (2020) M1 8 CPU cores 4 performance cores 4 efficiency cores 8-Core 13-inch MacBook Pro (2022) M1 Pro 10 CPU cores 8 performance cores 2 efficiency cores 16-Core 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021) Results: M2 provides a boost When I tested Safari 15.6, I experienced an 18 percent increase of the M2 over the M1. Thats a little more than half of what Heinemeier Hansons tweeted, but he compares the M2 to an M1 score that is not stated. As I pointed out earlier, a 33 percent increase would mean that the M1 posted a 300 score. Our results are an average of three trials, and while I didnt get an exact 400 score for the M2, I got an average just above that, and one of the trials actually scored 408. Our testing also found an 11 percent boost of the M2 over the M1 Pro. The difference using Chrome 104 was smaller, with the M2 posting a 9 percent increase over the M1. Speedometer is a test designed by Apple, which may have something to do with Chromes showing here. Another interesting tidbit as a result of this testing is that Chromes speed edge that Google bragged about in March is goneagain, Speedometer is an Apple-created test, so Safari has an advantage. On the M2, Safari is 18 percent faster than Chrome, and it gets better with the Safari Technology Preview. The Safari Technology Preview is a beta version of the browser that Apple makes available to the public to test new features. Hopefully, the general public will get to feel the speed improvements that STP providesit posted a whopping average score of 420 on the M2, with one of our trials hitting 425. The 420 score is 18 percent better than the STP on the M1. What does this all mean? Safari is quite fast on the M2 and considering how much we are all on the internet, every optimization counts. But in the end, it doesnt matter how fast a browser is, your experience is only as fast as your connection. CPUs and Processors, Mac, Safari

Macworld 6 Aug 2022 7:29 pm

Best of 9to5Toys: Best Buy Anniversary Sale, latest Apple TV 4K from $120, more

In this weeks Best of 9to5Toys: Best Buy Anniversary Sale , latest Apple TV 4K from $120 , Starlight M2 MacBook Air $1,135 , and much more more The post Best of 9to5Toys: Best Buy Anniversary Sale, latest Apple TV 4K from $120, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Aug 2022 7:25 pm

Access music, messages, and more with the Chrono-Max smartwatch, now $35

If you would like to access the features of a premium smartwatch without emptying your bank account, the C-MAX Chrono-Max Smartwatch is definitely worth your attention. For a limited time, this feature-packed device is only $34.99 (Reg. $219.99) over at 9to5Toys Specials. more The post Access music, messages, and more with the Chrono-Max smartwatch, now $35 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Aug 2022 7:05 pm

California DMV accuses Tesla of falsely portraying its vehicles as fully autonomous

Tesla uses advertising language on its website for its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving products that's untrue and misleading to customers, the California DMV said. According to The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal , the agency has filed complaints with the California Office of Administrative Hearings, accusing the automaker of making statements not based on facts that make it seem like its vehicles are capable of full autonomous driving. The DMV pointed to the name of the products themselves in the complaints, as well as to other misleading language on Tesla's website. One example the DMV noted in its complaints is language Tesla used for its Full Self-Driving product , which says: All you will need to do is get in and tell your car where to go. If you dont say anything, your car will look at your calendar and take you there as the assumed destination. Your Tesla will figure out the optimal route, navigating urban streets, complex intersections and freeways. Tesla vehicles come with the hardware needed to activate Full Self-Driving, which customers can unlock for a payment of $12,000. The automaker's active Autopilot features include the ability to automatically change lanes and do parallel or perpendicular parking for the driver. There's also a smart summon feature that will have the vehicle navigating complex parking lots to find its owner. And those who pay for FSD, which is currently in beta, have access to a feature that identifies stop signs and traffic lights. The technology will then automatically slow their car down on approach. Neither technology, however, can drive a car without the need for a person behind the wheel. Tesla chief Elon Musk recently said that FSD would have that capability next year, but the executive is known for his aggressively optimistic timelines. While Tesla already warns drivers not to take their hands off the wheel even while they're using Autopilot or FSD, the DMV says that disclaimer isn't enough. The worst result the company could get is for its licenses in the state to be suspended or revoked, but a DMV spokesperson told the publications that the agency isn't seeking to put the company out of business in California. It will merely ask Tesla to better educate Tesla drivers about the capabilities of its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving features, including cautionary warnings regarding the limitations of the features, and for other actions as appropriate given the violations. Back in 2016, Tesla also got in trouble with Germany's Federal Motor Authority, which told the automaker to stop using the term autopilot in its advertising out of concerns that people would misinterpret its capabilities. Last year, Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the company over its misleading advertising and marketing of the Autopilot and Full Self-Driving technologies, as well.

Engadget 6 Aug 2022 6:33 pm

DEEBOTs N8+ robot vacuum cleaner includes an auto-empty dock and mop at $400 (Reg. $650)

Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day , Best Buys official eBay storefront is offeringthe ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO N8+ Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for $399.99 shipped . Also available direct . For comparison, youd normally pay up to $650 for this vacuum and todays deal marks one of the first discounts of 2022 for this model, coming within $50 of our mention from last December. The DEEBOT N8+ will make it easy to keep your home clean over the summer and into fall. Essentially, its an all-in-one cleaning solution since it has the ability to both vacuum and mop at the same time. Theres 2300Pa of suction power which takes care of dirt or dust thats packed deep in your carpet. On the other hand, the mopping system leaves hard floors sparkling. Take a closer look in our hands-on review then head below for more. more The post DEEBOTs N8+ robot vacuum cleaner includes an auto-empty dock and mop at $400 (Reg. $650) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Aug 2022 6:31 pm

Gaming desktop upgrade suggestion

Hi, My old pc component is dead due to shorting as confirmed by local mechanics. i had problem like first my monitor getting switched off with 5-10 minute of booting then after 2-3 days whole cabinet refused to start although motherboard has light on. Local mechanic is saying its not repairable. old component is gigabyte ga h97m d3h and core i7 4790k and Dell 22inch monitor. so i am in search of CPU Mobo and RAM primarily and then if monitor also get damaged then monitor too 1. What... Read more

Digit 6 Aug 2022 5:55 pm

Demon Throttle is an awesome retro shooter youll probably never play

Demon Throttle is a brand new physical-only game but will ultimately face some of the same issues that plague lost digital media.

Digital Trends 6 Aug 2022 3:45 pm

Quick charge your iPhone in a pinch with over 50% off this wireless charger

Current iPhones offer fantastic battery life , but they arent magical devices. You have to charge up eventually, especially if youre constantly on social media, streaming videos, or playing mobile games. But you wont always have access to an outlet, which is why keeping a portable power bank on hand is essential. One excellent option is this Speedy Mag, a wireless charger thats compatible with iPhone 12 and 13 models. It attaches to the back of your iPhone magnetically, allowing you to juice up seamlessly, so you dont have to stay tethered to a wire. Measuring just 5 inches long by 3 inches wide, its also incredibly small, so itll barely make a dent in your bag or pocket. It even has built-in safeguards to keep your iPhone from overcharging, so you can simply set it and forget it. Youll never know when youll find yourself in desperate need of a power-up. This magnetic wireless charger can get your iPhone back up to speed, and its on sale for $49.99, over 50% off. Speedy Mag Wireless Charger for iPhone (Black) $48.99 Portable Power On The Go Prices subject to change. Wireless Charging

Macworld 6 Aug 2022 1:30 pm

The best MacBook Pro and MacBook Air deals this month

With a number of MacBook models and configurations available, making sure youre getting the best price on the latest model and not being misled by reductions on older MacBooks is important. So, how can you make sure you find the best deals? Were here to help. Below youll find our top picks on todays best MacBook deals, as well as real-time price comparison at all major retailers for each of the MacBook models in Apples current line-up. Should you find a so-called deal that we do not list here, also refer to our chart listing the standard retail prices for each model, so you can be sure it really is a good deal. How much do MacBooks normally cost? For your reference, here are the regular prices for the standard configurations of the current-generation MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Anything else is an older-generation model (which is fineas long as you buy it knowing that this is the case, and consider any discounts with this in mind.) Model Price Specifications MacBook Air $999 M1, 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD MacBook Air $1,199 M2, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD MacBook Air $1,499 M2, 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD 13-inch MacBook Pro $1,299 M2, 8core CPU, 10core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD 13-inch MacBook Pro $1,499 M2, 8core CPU, 10core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD 14-inch MacBook Pro $1,999 M1 Pro, 8-core CPU, 14-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD 14-inch MacBook Pro $2,499 M1 Pro, 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD 16-inch MacBook Pro $2,499 M1 Pro, 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD 16-inch MacBook Pro $2,699 M1 Pro, 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD 16-inch MacBook Pro $3,499 M1 Max, 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD MacBook Deals from Apple Apple doesnt offer discounted prices for any of its products. Nevertheless, if your preference is to buy at Apple and nowhere else, consider shopping at Apples Refurbished and Clearance store . You can save $150 or more, depending on the laptop you pick. Refurbished Macs are just like new and they come with a full warranty. The stock of the Refurbished and Clearance Store varies from day to day, so if you dont find what you want, check back at a later date. Best Prices on M1 MacBook Air today The new M2 MacBook Air has been on the market for about a month, so you wont find deals on it. If you absolutely cant wait and need a MacBook Air now, there are deals on the M1 model on Amazon. Best Buy has a few deals on the M1 MacBook Air with an 8-core GPU, which is one more GPU core than in the current $999 M1 MacBook Air: Best Buy: Space Gray MacBook Air M1 with 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage : $849.99 ($150 lower than the current M1 MacBook Air) Best Buy: Silver MacBook Air M1 with 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage : $849.99 ($150 lower than the current M1 MacBook Air) Best Buy: Gold MacBook Air M1 with 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB Storage : $849.99 ($150 lower than the current M1 MacBook Air) In the U.K. you can find the following deals: Laptops Direct has the 1,549 M2 MacBook Air model for 1,499.97 (49.03 off) At KRCS you can get the MacBook Air with M2 discounted to 1,186.55 from 1,249 (62.45 off). Very has the entry-level MacBook Air (M1) for 919, which is 80 off the RRP. MacBook Air deals For more MacBook Air deals check out our round-up of the best MacBook Air deals . And since they are selling out fast, read this to find out Where is the MacBook Air in stock . Retailer Price Delivery $849.99 Free View Adorama $949.00 Free View Costco $949.99 View $951.49 Free View $999.00 Free View Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best Prices on 13-inch MacBook Pro today Apple released the new 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro just last June, so its not yet being offered with any discounts. U.S: DataVision has the 13in MacBook Pro for $1,199 ($100 off). U.K: Laptops Direct has the M2 MacBook Pro discounted to 1,229.97 (119.03 off). AO has the 13in MacBook Pro for 1,225. 13in MacBook Pro deals For more MacBook Pro deals check out our round up of the best MacBook Pro deals . Retailer Price Delivery $1199.00 Free View $1299 View Not Available Free View Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best Prices on 14-inch MacBook Pro today Amazon has the following deals on the 14-inch MacBook Pro: Amazon: Space Gray 14-inch MacBook Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage : $2,199.99 ($300 off the regular price) Amazon: Silver 14-inch MacBook Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage : $2,199.99 ($300 off the regular price) Amazon also has the 512GB 14in MacBook Pro for $1,918.99 ($80.01 off) B&H Photo Video has the 1TB 14in MacBook Pro discounted to $1,799 ($200 off) In the U.K.: Laptops Direct has 151 off the 10-core GPU MacBook Pro. Get it for 1,397.97. John Lewis has discounted the 14in MacBook Pro to 1,735 (164 off). Very also has the 14in MacBook Pro discounted to 1,735 (164 off). 14in MacBook Pro deals Cant find the MacBook Pro you want in stock? Find out where the MacBook Pro is in stock . Retailer Price Delivery $1,899.91 View $1999 View B&H Photo and Video $1999 View Adorama Not Available Free View Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best Prices on 16-inch MacBook Pro today Amazon has the following deals on the 16-inch MacBook Pro: Amazon: Silver 16-inch MacBook Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage : $2,199 ($300 off the regular price) Amazon: Space Gray 16-inch MacBook Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage : $2,399 ($300 off the regular price) Amazon: Silver 16-inch MacBook Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage : $2,399 ($300 off the regular price) Best Buy also has the 16in MacBook Pro discounted to $2,199 ($300 off). B&H Photo Video also has the 16in MacBook Pro discounted to $2,399 ($300 off). 16in MacBook Pro deals Retailer Price Delivery $2,199.00 Free View $2199.00 Free View $2499 View Adorama Not Available Free View Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide MacBook Buying Advice For most general consumers, the MacBook Air or the 13-inch MacBook Pro is the laptop to get. It offers a great combination of price and performance. Apples most affordable laptop is the $999 MacBook Air. The 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros are made for pro users who make high demands of the processor and graphics. These laptops were released in October 2021. If youre not clear on which MacBook to buy, we have a guide with recommendations for different use cases. Be aware that many third-party retailers will have Intel-based MacBooks for sale . Apple no longer uses Intel processors in its laptops, and these Intel models are older. Get the latest by looking for M1, M1 Pro, or M1 Max processors. If you have an Apple Card , use it with Apple Pay. You get 3 percent cash back on purchases made at the Apple Store, and 2 percent back on all other purchases made using Apple Pay. If you use the physical Apple Card, youll only get 1 percent back. If you plan to use the MacBook on the road often, consider buying AppleCare+ , Apples extended warranty. It adds up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each subject to a servicefee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other damage. It also includes 24/7 priority access tech support. AppleCare+ MSRP: From $29 Best Prices Today: $29 at Apple More Apple Deals Best Apple deals Best Mac deals Best iPhone deals Best iPad deals Best Apple Watch deals Best AirPods deals Best Apple TV deals Mac, MacBook

Macworld 6 Aug 2022 12:58 pm

LG Ultra Tab With 10.35-Inch Display, Snapdragon 680 SoC Launched: Price, Specifications

The LG Ultra Tab is an Android 12 tablet with a 10.35-inch IPS LCD, Snapdragon 680 SoC and a 7,040mAh battery. The IPS LCD packs a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels and a 5:3 aspect ratio with a 60Hz refresh rate. There are four speakers on the sides of the display and LG is also bringing Wacom stylus support. Users also get a 5MP selfie camera up front and an 8MP main...

NDTV 6 Aug 2022 10:43 am

Wordle today, August 6: Answer, hints, and help for word of the day (#413)

Trying to solve today's Wordle? If you're stuck, we've got a few hints that will help you keep your Wordle streak alive.

Digital Trends 6 Aug 2022 9:30 am

Save $260 on HPs Envy x360 Convertible Ryzen 7 15-inch Laptop at new low of $700

Amazon is currently offering the HP Envy x360 Convertible 15-inch Ryzen 7/8GB/512GB Laptop for $699.99 shipped. Normally going for $960, this solid $260 price drop marks a new all-time low price and is the second discount weve seen. Coming equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 5825U octa-core processor with integrated Radeon graphics, you will be able to power through your everyday workload whether it be office or school work. Youll also have an edge-to-edge 15-inch 1080p touchscreen display to have expansive, vibrant images. It will come running Microsofts latest flagship operating system Windows 11 and youll be able to be seen in meetings with the HP Wide Vision HD Camera. In terms of I/O, youre looking at two USB-A ports, a single USB-C port, an HDMI 2.1 output, an SD card reader, a headphone/microphone combo jack, and an AC power input port. Head below for more. more The post Save $260 on HPs Envy x360 Convertible Ryzen 7 15-inch Laptop at new low of $700 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Aug 2022 5:23 am

CORSAIRs K70 RGB PRO Wired Mechanical Keyboard sees second discount to low of $130

Amazon is offering the CORSAIR K70 RGB PRO Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $129.99 shipped. Normally going for $160, this 19% discount marks a new all-time low price and is the second discount with the first lasting just a day. This keyboard comes equipped with Cherry MX Red linear key switches for a silky smooth keypress. Each key also has RGB backlighting with the new CORSAIR AXON processing technology providing up to 20 layers of hardware RGB lighting processing. This same processing tech allows this keyboard to communicate with your PC at up to 8,000Hz and scan the keys at 4,00Hz. The detachable USB-C cable allows you to more easily transport the keyboard around with the tournament switch ensuring the RGB backlighting doesnt distract you mid-game. Be sure to check out our launch coverage and hands-on review to learn more about this gaming keyboard. more The post CORSAIRs K70 RGB PRO Wired Mechanical Keyboard sees second discount to low of $130 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Aug 2022 4:29 am

This Alienware gaming PC is on clearance at Dell save $580!

One of the best gaming PC deals is at Dell today, where you can get the Alienware Aurora R10 for just $1,300, which is a savings of $580 from its regular price.

Digital Trends 6 Aug 2022 3:45 am

Dells most popular gaming laptop just got a massive price cut

The AMD-powered version of Dell's most popular gaming laptop, the Dell G15 Ryzen Edition, is on sale with a $369 discount that pulls its price down to $1,100.

Digital Trends 6 Aug 2022 3:12 am

Hover-1s Ranger Pro hoverboard goes nine MPH for eight miles per charge at $150 ($100 off)

Amazon is offering the Hover-1 Ranger Pro Electric Hoverboard for $149.99 shipped. Down from $250, this $100 discount marks a new all-time low that weve tracked at Amazon. This hoverboard features dual 300W motors that offers enough torque to climb inclines of of up to 15 degrees and can travel at up to 9 MPH. Theres also a range of eight miles per charge, which is plenty to enjoy a quick ride around the block or to a friends house. Theres also built-in Bluetooth connectivity to deliver GPS tracking and the ability to listen to your tunes through the speakers in the wheels. Keep reading for more. more The post Hover-1s Ranger Pro hoverboard goes nine MPH for eight miles per charge at $150 ($100 off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Aug 2022 2:58 am

Hands-on: Are LEGOs new personalized Minifigure Factory figs worth the $12 cost?

At the end of last month , the LEGO Group revealed a new online experience for customizing your own minifigs. Since the debut nearly two weeks ago, Ive since had my very own brick-built rendition show up in the mail and today were taking a hands-on look at what spending $12 for the online LEGO Minifigure Factory experience gets you. more The post Hands-on: Are LEGOs new personalized Minifigure Factory figs worth the $12 cost? appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Aug 2022 2:37 am

Ninja IG601 Foodi XL 7-in-1 Air Fryer Grill now up to $170 off starting from $180 shipped

Amazon is now offering the Ninja IG601 Foodi XL 7-in-1 Indoor Grill and Air Fryer Combo for $179.99 shipped. Regularly up to $350, this is the second-best total we have tracked in 2022 with as much as $170 or 49% in savings. The IG601 Foodi XL cansear, sizzle, and crisp centered around its indoor grill and griddle setup with a built-in 4-quart air fryer in tow. Great for grilling all year round, it can also handle side dishes for the rest of your summer cookouts, deliver a solid flat top griddle for easy breakfasts, and boasts seven built-in preset cooking functions: grill, bbq griddle, air crisp, roast, bake, broil, and dehydrate. It can also reach temperatures of up to 500-degrees. Head below for more details. more The post Ninja IG601 Foodi XL 7-in-1 Air Fryer Grill now up to $170 off starting from $180 shipped appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Aug 2022 2:18 am

MSIs extremely powerful Gaming X Trio RTX 3090 Ti GPU falls to new low at $1,300

Amazon is offering the MSI Gaming X Trio RTX 3090 Ti 24GB Graphics Card for $1,299.99 shipped. Originally $2,000, this card has gone for $1,430 more recently at Amazon and todays deal marks a new all-time low that weve tracked. As NVIDIAs most powerful graphics card, this RTX 3090 Ti takes gaming to the next level. It comes from MSI already overclocked and with improved cooling as well, which makes this the ideal high-tier graphics card. When it launched at $2,000, we werent sure who the RTX 3090 Ti was for. But, at a price more affordable than the RTX 3090 launched at? Its the perfect choice for top-tier battlestations. Dive into our announcement coverage to learn more and then head below for additional info. more The post MSIs extremely powerful Gaming X Trio RTX 3090 Ti GPU falls to new low at $1,300 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Aug 2022 2:06 am

Toyota will buy back your recalled bZ4X EV

Toyota recalled the bZ4X in June over concerns the electric crossover's wheels could fall off at speed, and now it's taking extra steps to satisfy upset customers and keep vehicles off the road. Electrek has learned (and Engadget has confirmed) that Toyota's US branch is offering to buy back the bZ4X. The terms will vary based on your state and particular circumstances, according to a letter to customers. The automaker outlined compensation for those who still want the EV. You can continue to drive a loaner at no cost, complete with free fuel for the temporary car and storage for the bZ4X. You'll also get $5,000 credit towards your loan, lease or full purchase price. There will also be extensions to your warranty and free EVgo charging time. Toyota is offering the buybacks and other perks until a remedy is available. The recall also covers pre-orders for Subaru's sibling model, the Solterra , although that SUV hasn't yet reached American buyers. There's no mention of just when or how Toyota will fix the bZ4X wheel fault. That makes the situation difficult for owners. The buyback gives them a chance to purchase another vehicle rather than wait indefinitely for a fix, but auto industry supply shortages could leave them either waiting months for a replacement or settling for a less-than-ideal alternative.

Engadget 6 Aug 2022 1:51 am

Epic Games celebrating Fall Guys anniversary with custom Xbox Series S console and controller

If youre a big Fall Guys fan or just want a chance to win a free Xbox, now is the time. The official Fall Guys Twitter account is running a giveaway to celebrate the games anniversary, and one lucky winner will come into the possession of a custom Fall Guys-themed Xbox Series S console and controller. This giveaway is open now and accepting entries until August 8. Keep reading to learn more about how to enter. more The post Epic Games celebrating Fall Guys anniversary with custom Xbox Series S console and controller appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Aug 2022 1:46 am

Googles official 30W USB-C Fast Charger comes within cents of low at $20.50 (Reg. $25)

Amazon is currently offering the official Google 30W USB-C Charger for $20.46 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Normally selling for $25, todays offer amounts to the second-best price yet at within cents of the all-time low. This is still one of the first price cuts overall and the lowest in over a month. Googles official 30W charger was designed to deliver improved refuel times to its latest 6 and 6 Pro smartphones. The compact wall adapter will let you take full advantage of either handsets top charging rates and comes backed with an official Google seal of approval attached. Our in-depth hands-on review details exactly how the charger stacks up and how it compares to third-party alternatives. Head below for more. more The post Googles official 30W USB-C Fast Charger comes within cents of low at $20.50 (Reg. $25) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Aug 2022 1:01 am

Android app deals of the day: Dead Cells, Trials of Mana, Cultist Simulator, Space Invaders, more

It is now time to roundup all of Fridays best Android app deals into one convenient list. This weekend is also seeing some deep price drops onthe Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra as well as even more handsets in the Best Buy anniversary weekend sale and in todays Amazon Chromebook event , but for now its all about the apps. Our collection is headlined by titles like FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered, Trials of Mana, Cultist Simulator, Space Invaders, Dead Cells, and more. Head below for a complete look at all of the best Friday Android app deals. more The post Android app deals of the day: Dead Cells, Trials of Mana, Cultist Simulator, Space Invaders, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Aug 2022 12:56 am

DreamWorks Animation will open source its MoonRay renderer later this year

DreamWorks has been open sourcing some of its technology in recent years, and now its animation division is preparing to make more tools freely available. DreamWorks Animation said it will release its MoonRay ray-tracing renderer as open-source software later this year. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, DreamWorks will offer up its Arras cloud rendering framework in the code base too. We are thrilled to share with the industry over 10 years of innovation and development on MoonRays vectorized, threaded, parallel and distributed code base, Andrew Pearce, DreamWorks vice president of global technology said in a statement . The appetite for rendering at scale grows each year, and MoonRay is set to meet that need. We expect to see the code base grow stronger with community involvement as DreamWorks continues to demonstrate our commitment to open source. DreamWorks used MoonRay in movies including How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Croods: A New Age and The Bad Guys, as well as the upcoming Puss In Boots: The Last Wish. It's always welcome to see proprietary software being opened up for anyone to use. Whether dedicated hobbyists can create animation on par with the quality of visuals DreamWorks knocks out remains to be seen, but at least they'll have another helpful tool to add to their belt. If you're interested, you can ask to be considered for early access to MoonRay or sign up for updates.

Engadget 6 Aug 2022 12:43 am

Apple Pencil 2 goes on sale for the first time in months at 2022 low of $99 (Save $30)

Amazon is now offering thelatest second-generation Apple Pencil for$99 shipped. Typically fetching $129 and selling for that price for just about all of the year so far, todays offer amounts to $30 in savings. This price cut is all the more notable thanks to the accessory being out of stock consistently over the past few months It wasnt even on sale for Prime Day, for that matter. Compatible with everything from the just-released iPad Air 5 to the Pro models and even Apples compact iPad mini,Apple Pencil 2elevates the experience be it for drawing, taking handwritten notes, or just getting more precise input. Its refreshed design magnetically snaps onto the side of your device for storage and also in order to recharge for a streamlined package. Head below for more. more The post Apple Pencil 2 goes on sale for the first time in months at 2022 low of $99 (Save $30) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Aug 2022 12:38 am

Momaxs 7.5W Wireless Charging MagSafe Car Vent Mount sees its first discount down to $19.50

Momax Technology (95% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering its Q.Mag Mount2 MagSafe Wireless Charging Car Mount for $19.49 Prime shipped or on orders over $25. Make sure you clip the on-page coupon and use code 3JU2NFXE at checkout. Normally going for $45, this 57% discount marks a new all-time low price as well as being the first major discount weve seen for this mount. This charger will clip into your cars air vent with the included buckle keeping the mount sturdy and supported. The included USB-C cable plugs into the charging base and wireless 7.5W charging can be toggled with a switch on the side if you would rather just have your phone held and not charged. You will find this mount will work with both iPhone 12 and 13 series phones with or without MagSafe cases. Head below for more. more The post Momaxs 7.5W Wireless Charging MagSafe Car Vent Mount sees its first discount down to $19.50 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Aug 2022 12:28 am

Microsoft helps game devs pull more performance from the Xbox Series S

Frustrated that games don't run as well on the Xbox Series S as you'd expect given the 1440p-capable hardware? Microsoft might have a fix. The Verge has learned the company's recently highlighted June Game Development Kit gives programmers more access to memory, freeing up hundreds of additional megabytes of RAM for their games. That can improve graphics performance in titles where limited memory is a problem, Microsoft said. This move won't put the entry-level console on par with the Xbox Series X , which uses the same CPU but packs a more powerful graphics processor. However, it might reduce bottlenecks that sometimes force developers to run games on Series S at lower resolutions and frame rates. While the Series X has 16GB of RAM (about 13.5GB of it usable), its lower-end counterpart has just 10GB in practice, devs have just 8GB to themselves. Creators talking to Digital Foundry have complained about the limitations. If this sounds like a familiar strategy, it should. Microsoft gave more power to Xbox One coders in 2014 when it let them disable Kinect features in games that didn't need the motion controller. In both cases, Microsoft is tweaking available system resources in response to gripes. It will take time for developers to optimize games, and there's no guarantee this will affect many titles. Don't expect patches that improve the graphics on all your favorite releases. Still, this is a welcome move that could make the Xbox Series S a more viable option if you'd rather not splurge on its pricier counterpart.

Engadget 6 Aug 2022 12:19 am

This powerful remanufactured electric hoverboard is now only $130 (Orig. $230)

In recent years, hoverboards have become a really popular way to roll around town. If you want your own ride without breaking the bank, Hover-1 Electric Self-Balancing Scooter Ranger is definitely worth your attention. Right now, you can get a remanufactured model for just $129.99 (Reg. $229.99) at 9to5Toys Specials. more The post This powerful remanufactured electric hoverboard is now only $130 (Orig. $230) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Aug 2022 12:15 am

Bundle LEGOs new Mandalorian and X-Wing Pilot helmets at low of $100 (Save $40)

The LEGO Group launched its latest series of buildable Star Wars helmets earlier in the spring, only to have the prices increase at the start of the month. Zavvi is now offering a chance to save on a pair of the more eye-catching models for those who havent added them to their collections. Right now, both of the Mandalorian and Lukes X-Wing Pilot helmets can be bundled together at $99.99 shipped once each are added to your cart. This is down from the $70 price tag on both models, amounting to $40 in savings while matching the all-time low set once before back in May. We havent seen any price cuts since, with todays offer delivering a rare chance to bring these authentic replicas to your Star Wars displays. Back in March we took a hands-on look at what to expect from the lineup, but well take a deeper dive down below. more The post Bundle LEGOs new Mandalorian and X-Wing Pilot helmets at low of $100 (Save $40) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Aug 2022 12:11 am

Amazon is acquiring iRobot Roomba, here are our favorite robotic vacuum alternatives

With Amazon looking to drop some serious cash to acquire iRobot , it seems like a fitting time to showcase some of the best robot vacuums out there. After bringing the Ring smart gear under its wings, Amazon has now announced that it will be dishing out $1.7 billion to acquire iRobot, makers of the high-end Roomba robot vacuum solution, in an all-cash deal. iRobots Roomba line has been a major player in the autonomous cleaning space for quite a few years now, delivering a series of notable tech to your smart home in the process. But over time, several other brands have given it a run for its money. Some of these are at even lower price points with equally successful results, especially for folks who are just looking for something to keep the floors dust-free without getting overly technical. With todays acquisition announcement, we thought it might be a good time to highlight some of our favorite Roomba alternatives as part of our latest roundup of the best robot vacuums. Head below for a closer look. more The post Amazon is acquiring iRobot Roomba, here are our favorite robotic vacuum alternatives appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 11:59 pm

Xbox unveils new controller that sings Benny Blanco, BTS, Snoop Dogg: How you can win one

Xbox is giving away a new video game controller that has a speaker that plays Bad Decisions, a new song from BTS, Benny Blanco and Snoop Dogg.

USA Today 5 Aug 2022 11:47 pm

Little Giants 22-foot Velocity multi-purpose ladder steps down in price to $190 (Reg. $350)

Woot is currently offering the Little Giant Velocity 22-foot Multi-purpose Ladder for $189.99 Prime shipped , with non-Prime members being charged a $6 delivery fee. For comparison, Amazon charges $353 for this same ladder and todays deal marks the best price that weve seen in over a year. This ladder can convert into multiple forms, including a traditional A-frame, an extension, 90-degree/stair, and even trestle-and-plank if thats required. Youll find built-in wheels on one end that lets you just tip it and glide the ladder anywhere you need. It supports 300 pounds and has a maximum reach of 22-feet in extension mode while topping out at just over 13-feet when used as a stepladder. Keep reading for more. more The post Little Giants 22-foot Velocity multi-purpose ladder steps down in price to $190 (Reg. $350) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 11:38 pm

Acers Predator Orion 3000 Gaming Desktop drops $240 to new all-time low of $1,460

Amazon is now offering the Acer Predator Orion 3000 i7/16GB/512GB SSD/1TB HDD/RTX 3070 Gaming Desktop for $1,459.99 shipped. Normally going for $1,700, this solid $240 price drop marks a new all-time low price weve seen for this desktop. Coming equipped with an 11th Gen Intel i7 processor and RTX 3070 graphics, you will tear through pretty much any gamer at high graphical settings with the 16GB of RAM being enough for games. You will also have two storage options included here with the 512GB NVMe SSD being your boot drive where Windows 11 is installed and the 1TB 7200RPM HDD being where you can store your large games that dont require the fastest drive speeds. Wi-Fi 6 and Gigabit Ethernet allow you to have access to wireless or wired internet depending on your setup with the included Predator RGB Gaming Keyboard and Mouse getting you started quickly. Head below for more. more The post Acers Predator Orion 3000 Gaming Desktop drops $240 to new all-time low of $1,460 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 11:18 pm

Save up to $80 on Apples entry-level 10.2-inch iPad starting at $299 on Amazon

Amazon is now offering thelatest Apple 10.2-inch iPad Wi-Fi 64GB for$299.99 shipped. Normally fetching $329, youre looking at the second-best price to date at $29 off while coming within $1 of the all-time low just a handful of times in the past. You can also still save $50 on thehigher 256GB storage capacity at $429 , as well. In either case, this is the most affordable iPad in Apples stable but still manages to deliver a notable experience centered around the recent A13 Bionic chip. Said to be 20% faster than its predecessor, that extra power enters in some additional features like True Tone support for the 10.2-inch screen alongside Center Stage in the new 12MP ultrawide camera that automatically adjusts the crop and zoom of your selfie camera depending on who and where they are in the shot. Get a closer look in our launch coverage and then head below for more. more The post Save up to $80 on Apples entry-level 10.2-inch iPad starting at $299 on Amazon appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 11:15 pm

Samsungs Galaxy Buds Pro deliver ANC and Spatial Audio at $130 (Save $70)

Amazon is now offering theSamsung Galaxy Buds Pro for$129.99 shipped in the white colorway. Typically fetching $200, todays offer comes within $10 of the Prime Day mention from last month and amounts to $70 in savings. This is the second-best price to date, as well. Just as youd expect from their pro designation, Samsungs latest earbuds arrive with improved active noise cancellation alongside an Ambient Mode. Other notable features enter as 28-hour battery life on a single charge, a workout-ready form-factor thanks to IPX7 water-resistance, and seamless pairing to your Galaxy handset. We noted that they are simply excellent in our hands-on review , as well. Head below for more. more The post Samsungs Galaxy Buds Pro deliver ANC and Spatial Audio at $130 (Save $70) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 11:14 pm

Ride around town sitting down with $60 off Razors electric scooter at $340 in New Green Deals

Are you tired of standing while riding electric scooters around town? Well, Razors E200s comes with an optional removable seat so you can sit down while riding for a more comfortable experience. Its on sale for the first time in 2022 so far, dropping down to $340 at Amazon from its normal $400 going rate. We also have a wide selection of Tesla, Greenworks, and other e-bike discounts in todays New Green Deals, so you wont want to miss that either. Head below for other New Green Deals that weve found today and of course Electreks best EV buying and leasing deals . Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best deals on Tesla accessories . more The post Ride around town sitting down with $60 off Razors electric scooter at $340 in New Green Deals appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 11:01 pm

How to get Guilmon in Digimon Survive

You don't have to have pre-ordered or anything special. To make sure you don't miss out on this powerful ally, here's how to get Guilmon in Digimon Survive.

Digital Trends 5 Aug 2022 11:00 pm

Apple Watch Series 8: Everything we know so far

The Apple Watch Series 7 wasnt quite what we thought it would be. It has a slightly bigger display, a few new colors, and slightly faster charging, but otherwise, its identical to the Apple Watch Series 6, from the chip to the sensors. So that means the Series 8 will be the one to, er, watch, in 2022. In this article we gather up all the latest leaks and rumours about the Apple Watch Series 8 launch in 2022. We cover its likely release date, pricing details, new features, tech specs and design changes. Heres everything we know about whats coming. Check back regularly for the latest Apple Watch Series 8 gossip. What will the new Apple Watch be called? An easy one to start with the main release this year will almost certainly be called the Apple Watch Series 8. Of the nine models released so far, only two (the original Apple Watch, and the cheaper Apple Watch SE) have had names that arent based on the word Series and a number. Talking of the SE, however, its possible well see a new Apple Watch SE released alongside the Series 8 and a brand new, larger Apple Watch which may be dubbed the Apple Watch Sport or the Apple Watch Pro, a brand Apple reportedly considered back in 2015. Read more about the 2022 Apple Watch SE and the Apple Watch Pro (said to have a 50mm face) in our dedicated articles. When will the Apple Watch Series 8 be released? We expect the Apple Watch Series 8 to come out in September 2022. Apples smartwatches didnt used to be as predictable as its iPhones, but the company now seems to be settling on September as the launch window for its Watches. You can see this from the last few iterations: Apple Watch Series 7: 15 October 2021 Apple Watch SE: 18 September 2020 Apple Watch Series 6: 18 September 2020 Apple Watch Series 5: 20 September 2019 Apple Watch Series 4: 21 September 2018 With an October announcement, the Apple Watch Series 7 is the only device to buck this particular trend of recent years. But 2021 was an unusual year in a number of ways; we suspect that semi-conductor shortages and COVID-related distribution disruptions played a part in the delay although there were rumors in the run up that Apple had to go back to the drawing board with regards to its plans for the Apple Watch 7, meaning that it missed the September release window. Regardless of the precise month and wed still bet heavily on September you should certainly expect the Series 8, and the other new Apple Watches, to make its debut in the fall of 2022. How much will the Apple Watch Series 8 cost? Again, Apple has been quite consistent with the pricing on the Watch range, so with that in mind wed expect the Apple Watch Series 8 to cost the same (although some countries may see price rises in line with inflation). The Apple Watch Series 7 costs $399/369/AU$599 for the 41mm version and US$429/399/AU$649 for the larger 45mm model. There is also said to be a 50mm model coming which we expect to be the new extreme sports, or rugged Apple Watch rather than a Series 8 expect that larger model to cost more. If the starting price of the Watch 8 is too high then the Apple Watch SE (2022) is likely to have a lower price. The current model costs 249/US$249/AU$429 for the 40mm and 279/US$279/AU$479 if you prefer a 44mm display. There is a cheaper Apple Watch the Apple Watch Series 3 (which costs $199/179/AU$299 for the 38mm and $229/209/AU$349 for the 42mm) but we expect that Apple will discontinue that model because it is not going to be able to run the latest software . If you want to get a bargain, then check out best Apple Watch deals guide, as its updated regularly with all the latest discounts on the whole range. Apple Watch Series 8: Design and screen size We havent heard any specific rumors about the design of the Apple Watch Series 8, but we did hear a flurry of rumors about a new Series 7 design that didnt come to pass. Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech reported in May 2021 that Apple was working on a new Apple Watch design, one that has flat edges like the iPhone 13 and iPad mini. Additionally, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the 2021 watch would feature an improved form factor. Meanwhile, Bloombergs Gurman reported in August 2021 that a bit of a redesign, with flatter displays was expected, which collaborated Apple leaker Jon Prosser and Ian Zelbos designs from May 2021 (below) that were based on a mixture of images as well as CAD files for this new design sent to Prosser by sources. So, prior to the launch of the Apple Watch Series 7, pundits were expecting it to look different, but when it launched there was no dramatic change other than a 1mm increase in screen size. Prosser claimed that that something had gone catastrophically wrong during mass production of the watch back in 2021. Our intuition tells us that the redesigned Apple Watch was simply scrapped. A rumor by ShrimpApplePro in August 2022 seemingly confirms that the Apple Watch Series 8 will have the same design as the Series 7. But a new size is almost certain to arrive. Back in October 2021 Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants suggested that Apple will launch three size option with the Series 8 . He tweeted that, alongside the traditional 41mm and 45mm models, we shouldnt be surprised if theres a third size in 2022. Would you like to see a bigger display on Series 8 of the Apple Watch in 2022? Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) October 12, 2021 Young later indicated that this new Apple Watch screen size could be 50mm , 5mm larger than the largest Apple Watch 7 at almost 2in. A larger version of the Apple Watch could offer a bigger battery. There may also be room for additional features and sensors. New size is larger, 1.99. Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) July 4, 2022 However, instead of bringing this larger size to the standard Apple Watch lineup, it sounds like Apple is introducing a whole new Watch category: a larger screened, more rugged model aimed at extreme sports fans. Even if the standard Apple Watch Series 8 doesnt get a bigger screen we may still see improvements to the screen technology. In mid-2021, Mark Gurman reported that the Series 7 watch would sport updated screen technology while 91mobiles added Apple may be using a new lamination technique that is expected to bring the panel closer to the front cover. While we did get thinner bezels and a harder coating, the Apple Watch Series 7 appears to use the same overall display tech as the prior models. So well be keeping an eye out for a new screen process in the 2022 flagship model. Its possible that the Apple Watch could adopt Mini-LED panels. It could be too soon in terms of cost and production, but this would be a significant new feature if it did come to fruition. New color options This is a perennial design rumor, because its easy for pundits to imagine their favourite device in a different color. The issue for Apple is deciding which color finishes will actually sell. So remain sceptical when we show you some concept illustrations posted on Instagram by the account Appledsign . These show the Apple Watch Series 7 as it could have been with a different and bolder set of colours and look pretty great. Whether Apple will take heed in time for the launch of the Series 8 is a different matter. Along with new colors for the Watch we can expect to see new Apple Watch bands, which are likely to support all recent models of Apple Watch. The Series 7 watch delivered a new round of colors, but didnt introduce any new band styles. Apple Watch Series 8: Health and fitness features While the Apple Watch Series 7 has identical health features and sensors to the Series 6, the next model could bring huge advancements. A report by The Telegraph in May 2021 divulged that Apple is a customer of a company that specializes in next-gen health sensors, fueling speculation that future watches will have blood pressure, glucose, and alcohol level monitoring. However, Bloomberg reported in April that while Apple is working on such functionality, it might not be ready until 2024 at the earliest. Temperature tracker One new feature that does seem to be making its way to the next generation Apple Watch though is a temperature tacker although rather than take the wearers temperature, it sounds like its purpose will be to alert them to possible fever or for fertility tracking . Apparently the temperature sensor was originally planned for the Series 7 watch, but according to Ming-Chi Kyo it failed Apples tests. Bloomberg reported in June 2021 that Apple had pushed the feature back until at least 2022. Sleep tracking In January, Apple stopped selling the Beddit sleep tracker, a device that measures sleep time, heart rate, breathing, snoring, bedroom temperature, and humidity. Apple acquired Beddit in 2017, and its been rumored that it will be bringing much of its advanced sleep-tracking features to the Apple Watch Series 8. Blood-sugar sensor Apple has decidedly placed the Watch at the centre of its healthy-lifestyle world and if rumors are to be believed then we may finally see the arrival of a blood sugar sensor in the Apple Watch Series 8. Apple has already submitted patents for measuring blood glucose including ones with non-invasive tetrahertz (THz) electromagnetic radiation , which would no doubt be a real blessing for diabetics who currently need to use needles multiple times a day. However, this is a feature that may not make it into the Series 8. Apparently noninvasive blood sugar monitoring is years away . Atrial fibrillation As per an April 12 report, Bloombergs Mark Gurman believes that watchOS 9 will bring an enhanced atrial fibrillation feature . Blood pressure According to Bloombergs Mark Gurman, Apple is working on blood pressure (hypertension) features for the Apple Watch , but the feature will now be ready for several years. Apple Watch Series 8: Processor and specs The Apple Watch Series 7 tech specs list an S7 system-in-package, but numerous reports suggest that this processor was new in name only. For all intents and purposes the S7 chip is the same as the S6 chip. This is despite rumours that Apple was working on a brand new processor for the Apple Watch Series 7. Back in June, a DigiTimes report claimed that Apple was going to use a new double-sided chip packaging process to further shrink the size of the S7 chip, which could allow room for more battery or other components, or to shrink the overall thickness of the watch. A follow-up report from the Economic Daily news out of China suggested that Apple was freeing up space to make room for a larger capacity battery. These rumored features never came to fruition. What of the S8 chip? Unfortunately it sounds like the A8 will be no better than the A7. Mark Gurman wrote in July that: All of the new Apple Watches will use an S8 processor with similar performance to the S7 chip in the Apple Watch Series 7, which was on par with the S6 in the Apple Watch Series 6 from two years ago. Improved battery life Compared to some other smartwatches, the Apple Watch can be a little wanting in the battery-life stakes. If Apple introduces a larger screened Apple Watch then it is likely to be able to take advantage of a more capacious battery in that model. Whether this will be a feature reserved for the rumored sports edition of the Apple Watch remains to be seen. See Extreme Apple Watch to bring a bigger screen, longer battery life, metal case. Even without a bigger Apple Watch we could see better battery life. Gurman has reported that a new low-power mode is due to arrive in watchOS 9. This new power saving mode will work like on iOS and iPadOS, where you can still use basic functions and apps, but with lower speed and some background functions turned off. The feature wasnt announced at WWDC though. Ultra-wideband Bloomberg previously reported that the Series 7 watch could bring updated ultra-wideband functionality that didnt arrive. Apple first introduced the ultra-wideband U1 chip with the Apple Watch Series 6 and since has expanded the techs usefulness with AirTag trackers and digital keys in Wallet. Its not clear how Apple would upgrade the tech in the Apple Watch Series 7, but it will likely mean a U2 chip. Satellite communication While rumors that the iPhone 13 could receive satellite communications for emergency purposes never proved true, something similar may be going on for the Apple Watch, according to information from Bloombergs Mark Gurman (via an April Power On newsletter). Gurman revealed that satellite company Globalstar had bought 17 new satellites to implement a satellite service for a potential customer. This customer may be Apple, says Gurman, and the satellite function might arrive this fall (although it may also be delayed until 2023). Further reading If you cant wait for the arrival of the Apple Watch Series 8 (2022) then be sure to take a look at our Apple Watch buying guide to ensure you pick up the model thats best for you. And dont pay over the odds! To find the lowest possible prices, check our in-depth guide to the best Apple Watch deals . Apple Watch

Macworld 5 Aug 2022 10:47 pm

Crest Emulsions Teeth Whitening Gel Kit with LED accelerator light for $29.50 (New all-time low)

Amazon is offering the Crest Whitening Emulsions Leave-on Teeth Whitening Gel Kit for $29.46 shipped. Regularly $70 directly from Crest and currently on sale for $60 at Walgreens , todays deal is at least 51% in savings and the lowest total we can find. This kit sold at $60 for the first few months of the year at Amazon and has since begun to come down in price, landing at todays new all-time low. Consisting of Crest Whitening Emulsion gel, the wand applicator, and the LED accelerator light, according to Crest it features 5x more active peroxide droplets with virtually no sensitivity issues. It is also enamel-safe and can optionally be applied up to four times a day for more of an express treatment and faster results. More details below. more The post Crest Emulsions Teeth Whitening Gel Kit with LED accelerator light for $29.50 (New all-time low) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 10:30 pm

Spider-Man Remastered gets Steam Deck verification ahead of next weeks release

Originally announced back in April, Marvels Spider-Man Remastered is making its way to PC next week on August 12. Well, this week, Insomniac Games announced that the title is now Steam Deck verified, meaning you can play it anywhere the portable console travels with you. What else does this mean? Lets take a closer look below. more The post Spider-Man Remastered gets Steam Deck verification ahead of next weeks release appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 10:21 pm

ASUS AX6100 Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Mesh System 2-pack reaches new low price of $230

Newegg is now offering the ASUS AX6100 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Mesh Router 2-pack for $229.99 shipped with code ASPT2323 at checkout. With a list price of $400, this router bundle has more recently sold in the $250-300 price range from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy , and B&H with this deal from Newegg being the new all-time low price weve tracked. This mesh system is designed to provide whole-home coverage with speeds upwards of 4,804Mb/s over the 5GHz-2 band and overall throughput of 6,100Mb/s across all the bands. Powered by Trend Micro, the AiProection Pro technology will keep everyone connected to the network safe from online threats with regular updates to ensure the best protection. ASUS AiMesh system is also supported so you can expand the mesh network with other compatible ASUS routers. Head below for more. more The post ASUS AX6100 Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Mesh System 2-pack reaches new low price of $230 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 10:16 pm

Netflix to pay $42 million in dispute over screenwriter compensation

Netflix will have to shell out a hefty sum in a fight over screenwriter pay. As Deadline reports , the Writers Guild of America has won an arbitration ruling that will have Netflix pay 216 theatrical movie writers an extra $42 million in unpaid residuals. The WGA is also seeking another $13.5 million in interest for late payment. The WGA accused Netflix of self-dealing that helped it skimp on writer pay. Residuals for theatrical releases are supposed to be paid on revenues earned in a given market, according to the guild, and licenses like Netflix's (where it's both the producer and distributor) demand fees based on more conventional relationships a Sony movie licensed to Netflix, for example. Netflix, however, reportedly negotiated deals with the Directors Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) that let it pay residuals on its own movies for significantly less than the cost of the film. The win was helped by an earlier victory over the Sandra Bullock movie Bird Box , the WGA claimed. An arbitrator found that Netflix significantly underpaid a screenwriter using a formula like that from the most recent dispute. The officiator told Netflix to pay the writer $1.2 million in residuals and interest. We've asked Netflix for comment. The WGA wasn't shy about its criticism, however. It characterized Netflix as one of the worst violators of the guild's basic agreements for residuals, and saw the arbitration as a pushback against media companies trying to depress pay through streaming services. Don't be surprised if there are more battles like this across the industry.

Engadget 5 Aug 2022 10:03 pm

Apple pushes a new Studio Display Firmware Update 15.5 to fix audio issues

Apple has released Studio Display Firmware Update 15.5 (19F80) , a firmware update for the display that addresses audio problems that have been widely reported by its owners. Initially, Apple recommended power cycling the display to fix the issuea process that involves shutting down the display, disconnecting anything in its ports, and unplugging the power cord for at least 10 seconds. This update will presumably alleviate the need for such workarounds. While the Studio Display has an elaborate six-speaker system, force-canceling woofers, and support for Dolby Atmos and spatial audio, users experienced choppy audio that would cut out. MacRumors had obtained an Apple service memo that stated that the problem was not caused by hardware; the Studio Display runs iOS. How to install the Studio Display Firmware Update 15.5 (19F80) At a glance Time to complete: 20 minutes Tools required: internet connection Materials required: macOS Monterey 12.3 (restart required) Cost: Free 1. Software Update The Software Update System Preference. Foundry Go to System Preferences and open Software Update . 2. Available update(s) The Studio Display Firmware Update will appear if its available. Foundry The Mac will check Apples servers for the update. If its available, it will appear as Apple Studio Display Firmware Update 15.5. You can click the More Info link to see the release notes. You may also see other macOS updates here and you can install those at the same time. 3. Download the update The download will take a few minutes. Foundry Click the Update Now button to start downloading the update. If youre looking at the release notes, click Install Now . Youll see a progress bar of the download. 4. Restart to install Your Mac needs to restart to complete the installation. Foundry When the download is complete, a notification will appear in the upper right to let you know that the Mac will restart to do the installation. You can let the timer run down or click the Restart button in the lower right of the notification. 5. Installation Willis Lai/Foundry When your Mac restarts, the Apple logo appears with a progress bar below it, and it will say, The screen may turn off for a few minutes during the firmware update. Do not disconnect of power off your Apple Studio Display. When the installation is done, the Mac will complete the startup process and youll be able to use your Macand hopefully play audio without and hitches. Studio Display Read our review MSRP: $1,599 Best Prices Today: $1599 at Apple US | $1599.99 at Best Buy Monitors

Macworld 5 Aug 2022 10:03 pm

Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Ouroboros Fusion guide and all partner combinations

These powerful forms can turn the tide of battle. Let's break down how Ouroboros fusion works in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and every partner combination possible.

Digital Trends 5 Aug 2022 10:00 pm

Ninjas iced coffee-ready DualBrew System now within $1 of Amazon low at $120 (Reg. $200)

Amazon is now offering the Ninja CFP201 DualBrew System 12-Cup Coffee Maker for $119.99 shipped. Regularly $200 at Best Buy where it is now matched, this model is selling for $175 at Walmart and is now within $1 of the lowest price we have tracked on Amazon. Todays deal is only the third notable drop we have seen all year at Amazon as well. This is a solid all year round option that delivers an attractive coffee maker to your countertop with three brew styles: Classic, Rich, or Over Ice for both ground coffee and coffee pods. It offers up nine different cup size options including everything from small mugs to a half carafe or your larger travel mug alongside a removable 60-ounce water reservoir and a handy keep warm function. Head below for more details. more The post Ninjas iced coffee-ready DualBrew System now within $1 of Amazon low at $120 (Reg. $200) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 9:50 pm

Take $80 off Apples entry-level iPad with fresh all-time-low pricing

There may be reports that Apple is planning a major redesign for its entry level iPad, but we still cant pass up a great deal when we see one: Amazon is selling the 9th generation iPad with 256GB of storage for $399 , a savings of $80 off the MSRP and the best price weve ever seen. You can also get the 64GB model for $299 ($30 off) but we recommend spending a little more to get extra storage. Apples basic iPad has a 10.2-inch display and an A13 Bionic processor along with Apple Pencil support and a 12MP FaceTime camera with Center Stage. It has Apples classic iPad design with a home button below the display, but its still a fantastic tablet for kids and families that will get many years of updates. We praised the entry-level iPad as a very capable device that will prove pleasant to use and last for years in our 4-star review , so forget the rumors and go grab one before the price goes back up. iPad (2021, 9th generation) Read our review MSRP: $329 (base model) Best Prices Today: $299.00 at Amazon | $329.00 at Apple | $329.99 at Best Buy iPad

Macworld 5 Aug 2022 9:44 pm

Kershaws Norad folding pocket knife with drop-point blade falls to new low at $48

Amazon is offering the Kershaw Norad Folding Pocket Knife for $48.20 shipped. Down from $72, todays deal marks a new all-time low that weve tracked at Amazon. This knife delivers a two-toned finish alongside a 3.3-inch broad leaf-shaped drop-point blade. The handle has carbon fiber inserts to add extra style, which pairs perfectly with the steel already there. The KVT ball bearing flipper is quick and easy to open, and the pivot cap is polished with a unique style. Plus, theres a reversible pocket clip that makes it quite versatile. Keep reading for more. more The post Kershaws Norad folding pocket knife with drop-point blade falls to new low at $48 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 9:37 pm

UK may use facial recognition smartwatches to monitor migrant criminals

The UK government may soon start using facial recognition smartwatches to monitor migrants who have been convicted of crimes. The offenders would need to scan their faces up to five times per day, according to The Guardian . The measures may come into effect as soon as this fall. Those subject to the conditions would need to take photos of themselves throughout the day and have their locations tracked around the clock, according to documents obtained by The Guardian . The photos will be compared with ones the Home Office has on file. If the government's systems cant verify the persons identity, a manual check would be required. The photos along with migrants names, nationalities and dates of birth will be stored for up to six years, under the Home Office and Ministry of Justice plans. The rules will only apply to foreign nationals who have been convicted of crimes. The UK government reportedly won't monitor others, such as asylum seekers, in this fashion. In May, the government gave a 6 million ($7.2 million) contract to a company called Buddi Limited to secure non-fitted devices to track specific cohorts under the Home Office's Satellite Tracking Service. A non-fitted device solution will provide a more proportionate way of monitoring specific cohorts over extended periods of time than fitted tags, the contract reads. These devices will utilize periodic biometric verification as an alternative to being fitted to an individual. The number of smartwatches Buddi will supply and the cost of each has been redacted. The Home Office hasn't explicitly said it will use smartwatches with facial recognition functions to track convicted migrants. A spokesperson told The Guardian that the Home Office will soon implement a portable biometrically accessed device that will work alongside ankle tags.

Engadget 5 Aug 2022 9:36 pm

Freedom Planet 2 makes the leap to consoles next summer

GalaxyTrail announced the console ports of Freedom Planet 2 will release in the summer of 2023.

Digital Trends 5 Aug 2022 9:36 pm

Sun Joes Portable Electric 1600PSI Pressure Washer sees first discount to $63, more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering a selection of Aqua Joe sprinklers, garden hoses, and more starting from $8.40 and up to 62% off . Leading the way is the Sun Joe SPX205E-XT Portable Electric Pressure Washer for $62.99 shipped. Normally going for $90, this 30% price drop marks the first discount weve tracked for this pressure washer. Coming with an adjustable spray wand, this washer can output a maximum of 1600PSI and up to 1.45 GPM to break through the caked-on dirt and grim on your house or sidewalks. The pressure washer uses Sun Joes Total Stop System to shut off the pump when the trigger is not engaged to prolong its life while saving energy too. You will be able to reach just about anywhere with the included extension wand and the 35-foot power cord and 20-feet of high-pressure hose. Head below for more Aqua Joe Gold Box deals. more The post Sun Joes Portable Electric 1600PSI Pressure Washer sees first discount to $63, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 9:16 pm

Apple's iPad drops to $299, plus the rest of the week's best tech deals

Now's a great time to pick up Apple's iPad ahead of the upcoming school year. The base, 10.2-inch tablet is $30 off right now and down to $299, which is the best price we've seen it. It may not have all the bells and whistles that the iPad Air does, but it's a solid, budget-friendly tablet that will likely be able to handle anything you throw at it. Elsewhere online, you can pick up the Chromecast with Google TV for only $40 and the Beats Studio Buds for $100. Here are the best tech deals from this week that you can still get today. 10.2-inch iPad Nathan Ingraham / Engadget Apple's base iPad is on sale for $299, while the model with 256GB of storage is $80 off and down to $399. This is the most affordable iPad you can get, and we gave it a score of 86 for its strong performance, Center Stage cameras, first-generation Apple Pencil support and excellent battery life. Buy iPad (64GB) at Amazon - $299 Buy iPad (256GB) at Amazon - $399 Apple TV 4K The Apple TV 4K is back in stock at Amazon and on sale for $120. While not quite as cheap as it was on Prime Day last month ($109), this remains one of the best prices we've seen no our favorite high-end set-top box. We gave the device a score of 90 for its fast performance, Dolby Vision and Atmos support, HomeKit integration and much-improved Siri remote. Buy Apple TV 4K at Amazon - $120 16-inch MacBook Pro The 16-inch MacBook Pro is down to $2,199, or $300 off its usual price. We gave it a score of 92 for its powerful performance, lovely Liquid Retina XDR displays and new bevy of ports. buy 16-inch MacBook Pro at Amazon - $2,199 Chromecast with Google TV Engadget The Chromecast with Google TV is back on sale for $40, or $10 off its normal price and a record low. We gave the dongle a score of 86 for its 4K HDR content with Dolby Vision and Atmos, its handy integration with the Google Assistant and its easy to use remote. Buy Chromecast with Google TV at Amazon - $40 Jabra Elite 7 Pro Jabra Jabra's Elite 7 Pro earbuds are $70 off and down to a new low of $130. These buds are the successors to the excellent 85ts and they use bone conduction tech combined with microphones and algorithms to improve voice quality on calls, plus they have ANC and an 11-hour battery life. Buy Jabra Elite Pro 7 at Amazon - $130 Blink Outdoor + Blink Mini Amazon includes a free Blink Mini camera when you buy a Blink Outdoor kit, so you'll save $35 in total on the bundle. Blink cameras are a relatively affordable way to outfit your home with security cameras all of them record 1080p video and support two-way audio and motion alerts. The Outdoor cameras are wireless and weather-resistant, while the Blink Mini is a smaller, wired camera that's designed to fit into tight spaces inside your home. Buy Blink Outdoor + Blink Mini at Amazon - $100 Beats Studio Buds Billy Steele/Engadget The Beats Studio Buds are back on sale for $100, or $50 off their usual rate. These are some of the best Beats earbuds for most people and we gave them a score of 84 for their comfortable design, good sound quality and ANC and fast pairing with both iOS and Android devices. Buy Beats Studio Buds at Amazon - $100 Sony LinkBuds S Sony Sony's LinkBuds S are on sale for $148, which is 26 percent off and a new all-time low. These buds came out earlier this year and support smart playback, which lets them automatically play and pause music depending on what you're doing. Buy LinkBuds S at Amazon - $148 Samsung Freestyle projector Samsung Samsung's Freestyle portable projector is $100 off and down to $798 at Amazon, and just about the same price form Samsung directly. The company debuted this projector at CES earlier this year as a 1.83-pound home theater device with auto focus and auto leveling features, along with a 1080p resolution and support for multiple voice assistants. Buy Freestyle projector at Amazon - $798 Buy Freestyle projector at Samsung - $800 PNY XLR8 CS3040 SSD Another one of our favorite PS5 SSDs, the PNY XLR8 CS3040 , has dropped to $105. It's an already affordable drive made even better by this sale, and we like its 5,600 MB/s read speeds and its five-year warranty. Buy PNY XLR8 CS3040 (1TB) at Amazon - $105 Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter and subscribe to the Engadget Deals newsletter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.

Engadget 5 Aug 2022 9:15 pm

Disney offering huge up to 65% off weekend deals on tees, Star Wars plushies, much more

We are now tracking some particularly notable weekend Disney deals. The official Disney shop is now offering some of the best deals in months with an extra 25% off already marked down sale items using code EXTRA25 at checkout. Alongside a massive selection of sale items, including apparel for the whole family, collectibles, toys, plushies, and more , you can now knock the prices down even lower for up to 65% in savings and some of the lowest totals of the year. From Marvel and Star Wars gear to classic Disney character-themed items, now is a great time to land some official gear, score some birthday gifts or fill out your collection. Free shipping is available on all orders over $75 using code SHIPMAGIC . Head below for a closer look at this weekends Disney deals. more The post Disney offering huge up to 65% off weekend deals on tees, Star Wars plushies, much more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 9:13 pm

Golf in style with Southern Tides new collection for men and women

The 2022 golf season is in full swing, and being comfortable as well as sleek on the course should be a top priority. Southern Tide released a new collection for both men and women. This line has fabric thats infused with stretch, features moisture-wicking technology, and offers breathability. So whether youre just hitting the driving range or going for a full 18 holes, this collection has you covered. Be sure to head below to find all of our top picks from Southern Tide, and if youre back to school shopping, check out our fashion guide for all of the top sales going on today. more The post Golf in style with Southern Tides new collection for men and women appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 9:09 pm

Amazon offers womens summer dresses up to 50% off from $20 Prime shipped, today only

Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering up to 50% off Levaca casual summer dresses . The Ruffle Loose Swing Casual Dress is currently marked down to $19.99 Prime shipped . This dress is regularly priced at $30 and this is the lowest price weve seen in over a year. Its available in several color options and the loose fit is highly flattering on any body type. Better yet, all of these dresses are maternity-friendly as well. It also has a high neckline thats modest and looks great with necklaces. Head below to find even more deals today or you can shop the entire sale here. more The post Amazon offers womens summer dresses up to 50% off from $20 Prime shipped, today only appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 8:58 pm

9to5Toys Daily: August 5, 2022 M2 MacBook Pro $200 off, Magic Keyboard $299, more

Listen to a recap of the best deals and news from 9to5Toys each day at noon. 9to5Toys Daily is available on iTunes and Apple Podcasts , Google Play , or through our dedicated RSS feed .New episodes of 9to5Toys Daily are recorded every weekday. Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes/Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they are available. Apples all-new M2 MacBook Pro back on sale with $200 in savings from $1,099 Apples white Magic Keyboard improves your 12.9-inch iPad Pro experience at $299 (Save $50) Best Buy anniversary weekend sale takes $149 off M1 MacBook Air, Galaxy Fold 3 $600 off, more Pokemon, Insta360 Link, Anker GaNPrime and more 9to5Toys LIVE more The post 9to5Toys Daily: August 5, 2022 M2 MacBook Pro $200 off, Magic Keyboard $299, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 8:50 pm

Roborocks smartphone-controlled Q5 robot vac drops $100 at Amazon to $330, more from $156

The official Roborock Amazon storefront is now offering its smart Q5 Robot Vacuum for $329.99 shipped after you clip the on-page coupon . Regularly $430, this is matching our previous mention at $100 off the going rate. Youll also find a $100 price drop live on the same model with the 7-week auto-empty bin included. The Q5 delivers an intelligent autonomous cleaning experience with LiDAR navigation, 2700Pa suction power, and 180 minutes of runtime with auto-return charging that can cover 3,230-square feet in one go. Smartphone connectivity also brings a series of user customizations to the table including no-go zones, invisible walls, Siri shortcut support, and voice commands via Alexa and Google Assistant. More details below. more The post Roborocks smartphone-controlled Q5 robot vac drops $100 at Amazon to $330, more from $156 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 8:42 pm

Apple kickstarts weekend movie nights with latest $7 or less iTunes sale

Apple is now heading into the weekend by launching its latest movie sale courtesy of iTunes. This time around, youre looking at a collection of $5 flicksstarring Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock to go alongside a collection of fan-favorite titles at $7 or less. Everything will become a permanent part of your digital collection, and you can head below for all of our top picks from Apples latest promotion. more The post Apple kickstarts weekend movie nights with latest $7 or less iTunes sale appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 8:38 pm

Meta unleashes BlenderBot 3 upon the internet, its most competent chat AI to date

More than half a decade after Microsoft's truly monumental Taye debacle , the incident still stands as stark reminder of how quickly an AI can be corrupted after exposure to the internet's potent toxicity and a warning against building bots without sufficiently robust behavioral tethers. On Friday, Meta's AI Research division will see if its latest iteration of Blenderbot AI can stand up to the horrors of the interwebs with the public demo release of its 175 billion-parameter Blenderbot 3. A major obstacle currently facing chatbot technology (as well as the natural language processing algorithms that drive them) is one of sourcing. Traditionally, chatbots are trained in highly-curated environments because otherwise you invariably get a Taye but that winds up limiting the subjects that it can discuss to those specific ones available in the lab. Conversely, you can have the chatbot pull information from the internet to have access to a broad swath of subjects but could, and probably will, go full Nazi at some point. Researchers cant possibly predict or simulate every conversational scenario in research settings alone, Meta AI researchers wrote in a Friday blog post. The AI field is still far from truly intelligent AI systems that can understand, engage, and chat with us like other humans can. In order to build models that are more adaptable to real-world environments, chatbots need to learn from a diverse, wide-ranging perspective with people 'in the wild.' Meta has been working to address the issue since it first introduced the BlenderBot 1 chat app in 2020 . Initially little more than an open-source NLP experiment, by the following year, BlenderBot 2 had learned both to remember information it had discussed in previous conversations and how to search the internet for additional details on a given subject. BlenderBot 3 takes those capabilities a step further by not just evaluating the data it pulls from the web but also the people it speaks with. When a user logs an unsatisfactory response from the system currently hovering around 0.16 percent of all training responses Meta works the feedback from the user back into the model to avoid it repeating the mistake. The system also employs the Director algorithm which first generates a response using training data, then runs the response through a classifier to check if it fits within a user feedback-defined scale of right and wrong. To generate a sentence, the language modeling and classifier mechanisms must agree, the team wrote. Using data that indicates good and bad responses, we can train the classifier to penalize low-quality, toxic, contradictory, or repetitive statements, and statements that are generally unhelpful. The system also employs a separate user-weighting algorithm to detect unreliable or ill-intentioned responses from the human conversationalist essentially teaching the system to not trust what that person has to say. Our live, interactive, public demo enables BlenderBot 3 to learn from organic interactions with all kinds of people, the team wrote. We encourage adults in the United States to try the demo, conduct natural conversations about topics of interest, and share their responses to help advance research. BB3 is expected to speak more naturally and conversationally than its predecessor, in part, thanks to its massively upgraded OPT-175B language model , which stands nearly 60 times larger than BB2's model. We found that, compared with BlenderBot 2, BlenderBot 3 provides a 31 percent improvement in overall rating on conversational tasks, as evaluated by human judgments, the team said. It is also judged to be twice as knowledgeable, while being factually incorrect 47 percent less of the time. Compared with GPT3, on topical questions it is found to be more up-to-date 82 percent of the time and more specific 76 percent of the time.

Engadget 5 Aug 2022 8:30 pm

GoldenEye 007 fans are creating a full game mod based on The Spy Who Loved Me

There's a mod in the works for Nintendo 64 classic GoldenEye 007 that turns another James Bond film into a full game. Fans are building a playable version of The Spy Who Loved Me , Roger Moore's third, and some would argue best, Bond movie. As spotted by EuroGamer , YouTuber Graslu00 posted a playthrough video showing 11 levels of The Spy Who Loved Me 64 . The mod depicts the key events and locations of the film, taking Bond from the Alps to the pyramids of Egypt and a supertanker in the Atlantic Ocean. It includes Moore's likeness, as well as characters such as Anya Amasova (aka Agent XXX) and villain Karl Stromberg. It's possible to run the mod on an emulator in 4K at 60 frames per second, though you can also play it on an N64 console. It's a work in progress, as Graslu00 notes. The build of The Spy Who Loved Me 64 that's available on N64 Vault is a demo of the first three levels with a peek at a planned four-player multiplayer mode. It looks like there's quite a way for the fans working on the game to go, though. The stage select screen shows 20 levels including, curiously, Bond's childhood home of Skyfall that seems to be one of the multiplayer maps. Meanwhile, there's an official James Bond title in the works. It emerged in late 2020 that Hitman studio IO Interactive is developing a game that delves into the superspy's origins. It's expected to be the first official Bond game since 2012's 007 Legends .

Engadget 5 Aug 2022 8:15 pm

Smartphone Accessories: 3-pack Galaxy S22 Tempered Glass Screen Protectors $6, more

Milomdoi (98% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering a 3-pack of Galaxy S22 Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for $6.26 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Normally retailing for $9 at Amazon, todays deal marks a new all-time low that weve tracked at Amazon, saving 30%. Designed to protect your smartphones screen, these sheets of tempered glass are made specifically to fit the Galaxy S22. Theres support for the smartphones ultrasonic fingerprint sensor and the glass itself is made to 9H hardness to help protect from scratches and cracks. Youll not only get three sheets of tempered for the screen, but also two for your camera, which ensures your device is protected from all angles. More smartphone accessories: New all-time low drops Sony LinkBuds S with adjustable ambient audio settings to $148 Lamicall Foldable Smartphone Stand: $9.50 (Reg. $12) | Amazon Beats Studio Buds in all five colors return to best price of the year at $100 (Save $50) TOPGO MagSafe Aluminum Charging Stand: $9 (Reg. $10) | Amazon Eves latest energy-monitoring HomeKit smart plug with thread drops to $32 (Reg. $40) INIU 45W USB-C PD 15,000mAh Portable Battery: $26 (Reg. $37) | Amazon GEs CYNC RGB Wi-Fi smart LED light bulb falls to best price of 2022 at just $9 (31% off) UGREEN HiTune T3 ANC True Wireless Earbuds: $28 (Reg. $40) | Amazon Philips Hues new Gradient Signe Table Lamp hits $155 (Save 30%), more from $13 Deals still live from yesterday: Save 40% on Spigens PocketBoost 10,000mAh USB-C QC 3.0 Power Bank at $21 Lamicall Air Vent Phone Holder:$10(Reg. $13)| Amazon Klipsch T5 II wireless earbuds with 32-hour brushed metal charging case at $50 ($100 off) TORRAS Galaxy S22 Plus Case with Kickstand:$20.50(Reg. $24.50)| Amazon Beyerdynamic headphones and gaming headsets up to $90 off with prices from $61 UGREEN USB-C to Lightning MFi Cable:$15(Reg. $20)| Amazon ESRs MagSafe kickstand power banks keep your iPhone charged at new $39.50 Amazon low AINOPE USB-C Right Angle Cable:$13.50(Reg. $17)| Amazon Spigens regularly $100 ArcDock 120W 4-Port GaN USB-C charging station falls to $60 shipped more The post Smartphone Accessories: 3-pack Galaxy S22 Tempered Glass Screen Protectors $6, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 8:13 pm

Tap into thousands of mind-bending documentaries with Curiosity Stream HD for $179 (Reg. $250)

Documentaries have emerged as one of the most popular genres over the past decade. Watching them has become many peoples favorite pastimes, and Netflix once seemed to hold a monopoly on being the vehicle by which to watch them. However, as Netflix continues to raise costs , its also losing once-loyal subscribers. more The post Tap into thousands of mind-bending documentaries with Curiosity Stream HD for $179 (Reg. $250) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 8:10 pm

Bass Pro Shops End of Season Clearance Event takes up to 50% off North Face, more

The Bass Pro Shops End of Season Clearance Event takes up to 50% off top brands including Columbia, The North Face, Huk, Carhartt, Under Armour, and more. Prices are as marked. Customers receive free delivery on orders of $50 or more. One of the most notable deals from this sale is the North Face Gordon Lyons Pullover for men thats currently marked down to $66 and originally sold for $89. This pullover pairs perfectly with jeans, khakis, joggers, or shorts for cold summer nights. Its available in four color options and has a chest pocket to store small essentials. Find even more deals by heading below or you can shop the entire sale here . more The post Bass Pro Shops End of Season Clearance Event takes up to 50% off North Face, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 8:05 pm

Score some Amazon hardcover notebooks while they are going for under $3 (New all-time low)

Need a new notebook for jotting down ideas and quick lists? Amazon is now offering its Amazon Basics Classic Notebook for just $2.98 with free shipping for Prime members. Regularly just over $9, this is the lowest price we have tracked on it so grab a couple of them while the price is right. It carries 240 lined pages inside of vintage-style hardcover with rounded corners and an expandable inner pocket for loose notes. Youll also find a nice elastic closure that doubles as a bookmark, all for under $3 Prime shipped . More details below. more The post Score some Amazon hardcover notebooks while they are going for under $3 (New all-time low) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 8:01 pm

Asics 3D-printed sandal offers post-workout comfort

The theory and practice of marginal gains is to find and fix hundreds of small things that, in aggregate, add up to something vast. Asics believes that there are gains to be made in what runners wear when theyre at home as much as what theyre wearing on the track . Thats the pitch for the Actibreeze 3D, a pair of 3D-printed sandals with a lattice structure designed to improve cooling and breathability. The idea is to stop your extremities from getting too sweaty and tense after a run, so youre that much more prepared for your next one. Ive been wearing a pair for a couple of days now, and while they do keep your feet cool and dry, theyre not perfect. Taking them out of the box, youll first notice how heavy they are, with each sandal although theyre more like slippers weighing 350 grams (12 oz) for my size 11s. Theyre a lot bigger than your average pool slide, too, thanks to the overbuilt sole and lattice going over the top of your foot. Obviously, this is to help get air flowing under your feet to cool them down after a long run, and I experienced this after a fairly intensive gym session. It helped that were enduring a climate change-enhanced heatwave right now, to really ram home the lack of sweating. Its a far nicer experience wearing these than what Id normally use, which is a $15 pair of Havaianas. Daniel Cooper The 3D lattice is designed to provide the maximum amount of step-in comfort available, which means theyre pretty bouncy. Not in a Im-walking-on-air way, but in that whenever you step, you can feel the sole compressing and bouncing back as you walk. I dont know if the effect is more pronounced here than on other 3D-printed soles on the market, or if its magnified because youre barefoot rather than wearing socks. Certainly, it takes a little mental calibration to compensate for the level of travel youll experience during each step. Maybe those folks who wear those novelty moon boots will find these no big deal, but if youre coming from something flat, it is a noticeable change. Heres the issue obviously 3D-printed stuff is made of springy plastic, but its still plastic, with its mostly hard, not-particularly-yielding structure. Wear these for an hour and the soles of your feet will look like youve been standing on a colander, the skin covered in a grid of little squares. Whatever benefits your feet are getting on the macro level, it requires you to tolerate the small annoyance of having your skin fed through a mesh. And, on a similar theme, because its a hard, waterproof plastic, its not the ideal surface to put your feet in close contact during a heatwave. Thats perhaps the one area that my $15 Havaianas have the edge, since theres so little material coming into contact with the top of my feet. But if you're only wearing these for the two or three hours after you've had a running session, that shouldn't be too much of a problem. Daniel Cooper Asics Actibreeze 3D are listed on the companys website for $80 , although they are currently not out for delivery. The company tells me that the stock will be available in selected markets once again this Autumn.

Engadget 5 Aug 2022 8:00 pm

Apples white Magic Keyboard improves your 12.9-inch iPad Pro experience at $299 (Save $50)

Amazon is now offeringApples white Magic Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro at$299 shipped.While youd more regularly pay $349, todays offer amounts to $50 in savings while matching the third-best price to date at within $10 of the all-time low. This is also the best price since back in March. Designed for the latest iteration of 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro, the new white version packs all of the same features as the previous model. This time around forMagic Keyboardtheres just a fresh coat of paint and tweaked build to accommodate the slightly thicker tablets. Youre still looking at the signature floating hinge design and Smart Connector support, as well as the dedicated USB-C charging port and a backlit keyboard and built-in trackpad. Get a closer look in our hands-on review and then head below for more. more The post Apples white Magic Keyboard improves your 12.9-inch iPad Pro experience at $299 (Save $50) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 5 Aug 2022 7:59 pm