Day: September 16, 2021

  • Apple Watch Series 7 and SE now come with USB-C cable; fast charging may not work with MagSafe Duo

    Apple Watch Series 7 and SE now come with USB-C cable; fast charging may not work with MagSafe Duo

    One of the few new features of the Apple Watch Series 7 is support for fast charging, which results in 33% faster charging time when compared to the Apple Watch Series 6. However, Apple says that fast charging requires a new USB-C cable (which now comes bundled in the box), but MagSafe Duo owners may […]

  • Guillermo Del Toro’s next film Nightmare Alley is carnival meets noir in its first teaser

    Guillermo Del Toro’s next film Nightmare Alley is carnival meets noir in its first teaser

    Image: Searchlight Pictures Guillermo Del Toro’s next film Nightmare Alley is a bit of departure for the director. The new teaser trailer released by Searchlight Pictures on Thursday sees the Oscar award-winning filmmaker trading in his fascination with the supernatural for an R-rated noir set in and around a carnival. Nightmare Alley stars Bradley Cooper […]

  • The iPad Mini doesn’t support mmWave 5G

    The iPad Mini doesn’t support mmWave 5G

    Image: Apple Apple’s newly redesigned iPad Mini was one of the most exciting announcements at its iPhone 13 event on Tuesday, but in the aftermath a limitation has been identified: As spotted by Jason Snell from Six Colors, the new iPad Mini doesn’t support mmWave 5G. There’s also a hint that its new A15 Bionic […]

  • Analyst: iPhone 13 will further boost 5G adoption around the world

    Analyst: iPhone 13 will further boost 5G adoption around the world

    5G on the iPhone is not a new thing, as Apple first introduced support for the new ultra-fast network last year with the iPhone 12 line. iPhone 13 not only still supports 5G, but also expands it with more bands — and that should drive 5G adoption even further around the world. more… The post […]

  • Study confirms superior sound of a Stradivari is due to the varnish

    Study confirms superior sound of a Stradivari is due to the varnish

    Enlarge / A 1729 Stradivari known as the “Solomon, Ex-Lambert” on display at Christie’s in New York in March 2007. (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images) Along with Andrea Amati and Andrea Guarneri, Antonio Stradivari dominated the so-called Golden Age of Violins (roughly 1660 to 1750), and the instruments they crafted remain the gold standard today in […]

  • Cameo Calls let you have a video meet-and-greet with a celebrity

    Cameo Calls let you have a video meet-and-greet with a celebrity

    Cameo is adding a new live calls feature into its app. Cameo is perhaps most well-known for letting you pay for pre-recorded video messages from celebrities, but the new feature, called Cameo Calls, will let you have short video conversations that are designed to be like meet-and-greets. (The app even sets up a photo op […]

  • Battlefield 2042 joins recent game-delay frenzy, moves to November

    Battlefield 2042 joins recent game-delay frenzy, moves to November

    Enlarge / This looks fun. (credit: EA) Battlefield 2042 has been delayed from its initial October 22 release date, though it will still launch this year, EA announced today. The multiplayer-only shooter will now hit stores on November 19, the publisher said in a statement. Citing the complications of developing games in a work-from-home environment […]

  • Nintendo’s “thing after the Switch”: How an overheard convo sent me reeling

    Nintendo’s “thing after the Switch”: How an overheard convo sent me reeling

    Enlarge / Today’s very brief hint of the gaming future comes wrapped in a Nintendo bow. (credit: Aurich Lawson) SEATTLE—It’s not every day I hear about unannounced Nintendo products over guac. Thanks to a chance encounter last month, I’ve been sitting on one of the weirder scoops in my 25-year writing career—one that will simultaneously […]

  • Apple sunsets the 256GB iPhone SE

    Apple sunsets the 256GB iPhone SE

    The 2020 iPhone SE. [credit: Samuel Axon ] Apple has quietly discontinued the largest storage configuration of the iPhone SE. Previously, the SE was available in 64GB, 128GB, and 246GB variants. But the 256GB model is no longer available in Apple’s online store. But don’t take this to mean that the iPhone SE is going […]

  • Billionaire Sacklers’ immunity threatened as DOJ moves to block opioid deal

    Billionaire Sacklers’ immunity threatened as DOJ moves to block opioid deal

    Enlarge / PURDUE PHARMA, STAMFORD, Conn. – 2019/09/12: Members of P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) and Truth Pharm staged a protest outside Purdue Pharma headquarters over the recent, controversial opioid settlement. (credit: Getty | Erik McGregor) The Department of Justice is fighting to strip the billionaire Sackler family of the sweeping legal immunity granted as part […]

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