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Heat wave

This is going to turn so many people against smart thermostats

June 20th, 2021

Texas is one of a few states right now where residents are sweltering amidst a nasty heat wave. But the state appears, at this point, to be the only one where this is happening: Because of worries about the power grid being strained amid soaring temperatures, some residents who own smart thermostats say their power …

MacBook Pro M1X

MacBook Pro and Mac mini with M1X chips coming this fall, says leaker

June 18th, 2021

Apple announced the M1 processor last fall alongside the first products that would feature the homegrown chip. Almost immediately, rumors and reports about the chip that would succeed the M1 began cropping up online, and the expectation was that Apple would soon launch new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models featuring the upgraded chip. Apple’s …

Nintendo Switch can't download games

Some Nintendo Switch owners can’t download games right now

June 18th, 2021

Nintendo’s press conference at E3 2021 was packed with exciting surprises, including a new 2D Metroid, a new WarioWare game, and an update on the highly-anticipated sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Sadly, the excitement has been tempered somewhat for some Nintendo fans by a Switch bug that is preventing them …

iPhone 14 Rumors

iPhone 14 might get a major chip upgrade, according to reports

June 18th, 2021

The iPhone’s most important competitive advantage over Android rivals remains Apple’s custom silicon. Every year, benchmark and real-time use comparisons highlight the iPhone’s considerable advantage over same-year devices. And it’s often that the previous-generation iPhone version is the second-best alternative when it comes to power. For example, tests last year showed the iPhone 12’s A14 …

Chrome update

Update Chrome right now to patch another dangerous zero-day exploit

June 18th, 2021

At some point in the future, we’ll go a week without having to warn you about another zero-day exploit, but this is not that week. Google rolled out an update for the Chrome browser on desktop this Thursday that features four security fixes, including one for an exploit discovered earlier this week that has been …

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