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  2. Image: Apple Apple ditched MagSafe five years ago when it moved to USB-C charging on its new laptops, but MagSafe 3 brings it back to this latest lineup of MacBook Pro laptops. Other than their M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, the new computers ditch the much-hated Touch Bar in favor of physical keys and bring back the additional ports power users love. But for the clumsy people with cable-strewn desks, the return of MagSafe — what we’ve seen on iPhones just isn’t the same — might be the most important feature. According to Apple, the new MacBook Pros can still charge via USB-C Thunderbolt, but MagSafe 3 delivers more power than before. The company says that with fast charging, the MacBook Pro can charge up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. Developing… we’re... Continue reading… View the full article
  3. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday mourned the passing of Gen. Colin Powell, calling him an “extraordinary leader and a great man” who was “beloved” at the State Department. View the full article
  4. Some starfish stand out more than others. View the full article
  5. “The Wendy Williams Show” aired its Season 13 premiere Monday morning without its eponymous host. View the full article
  6. The Foxtron Model E sedan. | Images: Foxconn iPhone assembler Foxconn has revealed three prototype electric vehicles as part of its effort to become a major player in the automotive industry. The Taiwanese conglomerate showed off an SUV it calls the Model C, a sedan it calls the Model E, and a bus dubbed the Model T, all under a new “Foxtron” branding. While Ford may take issue with the naming convention, it doesn’t seem that Foxconn plans to make these specific vehicles itself. Rather, it wants them to be seen as reference designs, examples of the types of vehicles that can be built on the EV platform it’s been developing, and advertisements for the automotive components and software it plans to sell. In fact, Foxconn didn’t even build the prototypes — the were made by Taiwanese... Continue reading… View the full article
  7. Apple has introduced its new 16-inch MacBook Pro, promising an upgrade in both design and performance. It’s configurable with the M1 Pro and the M1 Max, Apple’s new 10-core processors with eight “high-performance” cores and two “high-efficiency” cores. Models will be available in silver and space gray next week, with a starting price of $2,499 The chassis has also received a modern redesign. The device is 4.7 pounds and 16.8 mm thick, with a 16.2-inch display. The Touch Bar has been replaced by physical keys, and there’s an HDMI port on the right side in addition to a Thunderbolt 4 port and an SD slot, in addition to a headphone jack and two Thunderbolt 4 ports on the left. It’s the most connectivity we’ve ever seen from a Mac notebook,... Continue reading… View the full article
  8. Hello notch. Apple is adding a notch on the display of its new MacBook Pro. It’s a cut-out that will house the camera system, much like how Apple moved to a notch design for its iPhone X launch in 2017. The surprising addition of the notch comes in the new 14-inch MacBook Pro, equipped with Apple’s new M1 Pro silicon inside. The 14-inch MacBook Pro is completely redesigned, and the bezels have been trimmed down thanks to this notch. The bezels at the side are 3.5mm — that’s 24 percent thinner than before — and up top, it’s 60 percent thinner. The macOS menu bar now wraps around the camera, and it seems to look a lot better with dark mode enabled so the notch isn’t as noticeable. The webcam inside the MacBook Pro’s notch. The... Continue reading… View the full article
  9. Apple has announced a redesigned MacBook Pro, which now includes a 14-inch screen, Apple’s new M1 Pro and Max chips, a notch, and a wider selection of ports in addition to the standard Thunderbolt ones — it brings back the HDMI port and SD card reader, and adds a MagSafe 3 connector for charging (though you can also charge it with the Thunderbolt ports if your house is littered with USB-C power bricks). It has a 14.2” 120Hz ProMotion display, which Apple is branding as “Liquid Retina Pro XDR.” It has slimmer bezels than the previous generation, but also includes a notch, which houses a 1080p webcam, but not Apple’s FaceID system. Resolution-wise, the 14-inch model runs at 3024 by 1964. Image: Apple The redesign is... Continue reading… View the full article
  10. The 'Real Housewives of Orange County' alum and the former MLB star had a bitter split. View the full article
  11. Travis Barker’s ex-wife Shaunna Moakler has seemingly responded to his engagement with Kourtney Kardashian. View the full article
  12. Fugitive Brian Laundrie's motive in past domestic incidents could be used as evidence in a court of law if the FBI eventually finds him. View the full article
  13. After the Chicago Sky took the WNBA title, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot posted a picture online of her celebrating without a mask among legions of masked fans — going against her own city’s mask mandate. View the full article
  14. Conor McGregor packs a mean punch inside the ring, but apparently, that’s not the only place. View the full article
  15. A Virginia House delegate and political ally of Virginia House Delegate Nancy Guy, an ally of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe is facing criticism after declaring, "the only cure for stupid is education." View the full article
  16. Ghazwan al-Zawbaee is allegedly behind a 2016 attack on a shopping centre that killed 300 people. View the full article
  17. The X1 is designed for spenders who are young, high-earning, and live on their phones. View the full article
  18. Former Boston Bruins winger and NCAA champion Jimmy Hayes, who was found dead in his Massachusetts home on Aug. 23, died from “acute intoxication” with traces of fentanyl and cocaine in his system, the Hayes family confirmed on Sunday. View the full article
  19. There are two classes of merchant on Amazon.com: those who get special protection from counterfeiters and those who don't. From a report: The first category includes sellers of some big-name brands, such as Adidas, Apple and even Amazon itself. They benefit from digital fortifications that prevent unauthorized sellers from listing certain products -- an iPhone, say, or eero router -- for sale. Many lesser-known brands belong to the second group and have no such shield. Fred Ruckel, inventor of a popular cat toy called the Ripple Rug, is one of those sellers. A few months ago, knockoff artists began selling versions of his product, siphoning off tens of thousands of dollars in sales and forcing him to spend weeks trying have the interlopers booted off the site. Amazon's marketplace has long been plagued with fakes, a scourge that has made household names like Nike leery of putting their products there. While most items can be uploaded freely to the site, Amazon by 2016 had begun requiring would-be sellers of a select group of products to get permission to list them. The company doesn't publicize the program, but in the merchant community it has become known as "brand gating." Of the millions of products sold on Amazon, perhaps thousands are afforded this kind of protection, people who advise sellers say. Most merchants, many of them small businesses, rely on Amazon's algorithms to ferret out fakes before they appear -- an automated process that dedicated scammers have managed to evade. Read more of this story at Slashdot. View the full article
  20. Oprah Winfrey is set to interview Adele as part of a two-hour special welcoming back the Grammy winner from her yearslong break. View the full article
  21. Apple’s HomePod Mini ... now in color | Image: Apple With Siri now socializing on other smart speakers, Apple took to the stage at its October event to announce a new look for its HomePod Mini smart speaker. In addition to white and black, you will soon be able to pick up a HomePod Mini in yellow, orange, and blue. The new, colorful smart speakers cost the same, $99, and will be available in November. Developing… we’re adding more to this post, but you can follow along with our MacBook Pro event live blog to get the news even faster. Continue reading… View the full article
  22. Hot Wheel's and Gucci have teamed up to celebrate the design house's 100th anniversary with a $120 collector's edition 1982 Cadillac Seville. View the full article
  23. Apple has officially announced its most powerful chips ever: the M1 Pro and M1 Max, souped-up versions of the M1 chip that it debuted last fall and the heart of its new MacBook Pro models. The original M1 chip was announced a little less than a year ago as Apple’s first in-house, Arm-based chip for laptops. At launch, it was featured in Apple’s revamped MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the entry-level Mac Mini, in addition to the 2021 iMac and iPad Pro refreshes. But as good as the M1 chip was, it was only a solution for replacing Intel on Apple’s entry-to-mid level hardware, with its high-end MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac Mini models (meant for developers, programmers, graphic designers, and other more demanding workloads) all... Continue reading… View the full article
  24. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge House lawmakers are giving Amazon one last chance to correct the record on whether it uses seller data to copy popular third-party products and manipulate marketplace search results in light of recent reporting. In the Monday letter addressed to Amazon chief executive Andy Jassy, lawmakers called on the company to provide “exculpatory evidence” to corroborate congressional testimony that directly conflicts with recent reporting regarding the use of third-party seller data. Specifically, lawmakers called out Amazon founder Jeff Bezos for statements made in a 2020 hearing, claiming that the ecommerce giant “prohibits the use of anonymized data, if related to a single seller, when making decisions to launch private brand products.” That... Continue reading… View the full article
  25. Apple Music Voice Plan lets you access music through Siri. | Image: Apple Apple unveiled a new Voice plan for Apple Music during its Unleashed event on Monday that will be $4.99 per month. You can use only your voice and its Siri voice assistant to access all Apple Music content across Apple devices. It will be available later this fall in 17 countries. The plan seems in response to Amazon Music’s Echo plan that’s priced at $3.99/month, which lets you use its Alexa voice assistant to request music via an Echo or Fire TV device. Developing… we’re adding more to this post, but you can follow along with our MacBook Pro event live blog to get the news even faster. Continue reading… View the full article
  26. Victims of last week's bow-and-arrow attack were actually killed by a "sharp object", police say. View the full article
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