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October 19, 2021

NEWS

CNET

Facebook Portal Go: A tablet alternative that doesn’t make sense

When I heard the pitch from Facebook representatives for a battery-powered smart display with a camera shutter and a handle, I was optimistic. At least, I thought, Facebook was doing something new — a portable smart display.

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Kotaku

11 Things You Might Have Missed From The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Direct

Last week’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Nintendo Direct was an avalanche of info about new items, gameplay, and characters coming to the game in both its free update and paid Happy Home Paradise DLC on November 5. Read on for some neat little …

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The Verge

Apple announces new 14-inch MacBook Pro with a notch

Apple has announced a redesigned MacBook Pro, which now includes a 14-inch screen, Apple’s new M1 Pro and Max chips, a notch, squared-off design, and a wider selection of ports in addition to the standard Thunderbolt ones — it brings back the HDMI port …

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CNET

Which MacBook should you buy now?

The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops represent a much bigger leap between the Air and Pro models. It’s also a way Apple can lure in higher-end creative pros who need the graphics power — previously only available in select Intel Macs — for …

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CNET

Apple’s M1 Pro is finally giving Mac fans what they’ve been clamoring for

Apple found the best way to get even the least savvy consumer on board with its new homegrown M1 Pro and M1 Max processor: throw a slew of long-requested features into the redesigned MacBook Pros that many fans had given up on as the company stressed more …

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Polygon

Everything we know about Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ free and paid updates

Anything related to the new paid downloadable content, called Happy Home Paradise, is available only to players who purchase the DLC: $24.99 by itself, or $49.99 a year with the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.

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The Verge

Google has tried everything but building the best phone

While Google has arguably had a hand in every flagship Android phone release going back to the T-Mobile G1 / HTC Dream in 2008 and the Nexus program from 2010 to 2015, it was never in charge of its destiny to the degree an Apple or even Samsung is today.

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CNET

A $6000 MacBook Pro is a real thing you can buy now

We want the more powerful M1 Max model, which offers a 10-core CPU, a 32-core GPU, 32GB of unified memory, and a 1TB SSD. That upgrade alone brings the cost up by $1,000, to a base price of $3,499.

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CNET

Google’s Pixel 6 event: How to watch the Android 12 phone’s reveal today

We did not yet learn the specs of the Pixel’s cameras, but Google did reveal that both phones have a new sensor that takes in 150% more light than the Pixel 5 along with an ultrawide lens. The Pixel 6 Pro will step up its camera bar by also including a …

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CNET

Apple updates 16-inch MacBook Pro for 2021 with M1 Pro, M1 Max chips

Key among the new additions to the company’s bigger laptop are updated versions of Apple’s homegrown M1 processor. We’ve already seen Apple’s silicon added to smaller MacBooks and iPads, but the 16-inch MacBook is …

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