Just because you can play Doom on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar doesn’t mean you should
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Just because you can play Doom on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar doesn’t mean you should

“Does it run Doom?” has long been the gold standard of getting stuff to play on other stuff that it probably shouldn’t be played on. The answer is…

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References in macOS Sierra hint at MacBook Pro with Touch ID sensor and OLED mini screen
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References in macOS Sierra hint at MacBook Pro with Touch ID sensor and OLED mini screen

Rumor has it that Apple has been working on an ambitious update for the MacBook Pro. The new MacBook Pro will feature the new Intel Skylake processors as…

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New MacBook Pro with Touch ID sensor and OLED mini screen is coming soon
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New MacBook Pro with Touch ID sensor and OLED mini screen is coming soon

Get ready for a massive MacBook Pro update. Apple is planning to unveil new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops with retina displays soon. According to a new…

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Updates to Apple hardware this year will focus on power users
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Updates to Apple hardware this year will focus on power users

Apple’s roadmap for the rest of the year (and perhaps a bit beyond that) appears to take aim at big spenders and power users, if we can trust…

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Waiting impatiently for Apple to release new Macs? You’ll get them on October 27th
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Waiting impatiently for Apple to release new Macs? You’ll get them on October 27th

So I’ve been hearing for weeks now that Apple has been waffling a bit on a date for its late-October Mac event. But, according to my sources, a…

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New MacBook Pro OLED mini screen could be called the Magic Toolbar
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New MacBook Pro OLED mini screen could be called the Magic Toolbar

Hints are starting to appear about Apple’s brand new MacBook Pro. The most striking difference with the existing model could be a second OLED mini display that would…

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This is the new MacBook Pro with the Magic Toolbar mini display
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This is the new MacBook Pro with the Magic Toolbar mini display

Apple has leaked its own big announcement with two hidden images of its upcoming MacBook Pro in the macOS Sierra 12.1 update. MacRumors first noticed the images in…

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Where to watch the live stream for today’s Apple MacBook Pro press conference
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Where to watch the live stream for today’s Apple MacBook Pro press conference

Apple is holding a press conference today on its campus in Cupertino, and the company is expected to unveil the new MacBook Pro (yes, the one with the…

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The new MacBook Pro is here
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The new MacBook Pro is here

Oh MacBook Pro, how we’ve missed you. It’s been four long years since Apple issued the last major overhaul to its high-end laptop line. Four years of waiting…

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Here’s what you can do with the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro
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Here’s what you can do with the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro

Apple just unveiled the new MacBook Pro. “It is the new gold standard in notebook computers,” Apple’s SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller said. And, in particular, Apple replaced…

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Hands-on with Apple’s new Touch Bar MacBook Pro
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Hands-on with Apple’s new Touch Bar MacBook Pro

At first glance, it looks an awful lot like the same MacBook Pro we’ve become accustomed to seeing over the last several years. The TrackPad is the first…

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Apple says no fun allowed on the Touch Bar
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Apple says no fun allowed on the Touch Bar

The Touch Bar is serious business. Apple’s interface guidelines warn against all kinds of fun things that developers probably started thinking about when the new MacBook Pros leaked…

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Microsoft offers Apple users $650 off to trade a MacBook for a Surface
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Microsoft offers Apple users $650 off to trade a MacBook for a Surface

The new Surface Book got lost in the shuffle this week. Understandably so. It did, after all, get third billing at Microsoft’s own event in New York this…

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Apple’s new Intel driven MacBook Pros have a secondary ARM processor that runs Touch ID and security
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Apple’s new Intel driven MacBook Pros have a secondary ARM processor that runs Touch ID and security

When will Apple ship a MacBook with an ARM processor? This is a question that has been top of mind for observers of the company ever since it…

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So long to Apple’s startup chime
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So long to Apple’s startup chime

Lost among all the talk streamlined ports, missing function keys and MagSafeless power, was mention of the fact that the company has also quietly ditched one of the…

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New MacBook Pro, the great dongling and Windows notebooks: TCBC 8 with Stefan Etienne
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New MacBook Pro, the great dongling and Windows notebooks: TCBC 8 with Stefan Etienne

Hardware reporter and reviewer Stefan Etienne joins me this week to share first-person impressions of the new entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, and we discuss ports — or the…

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Phil Schiller justifies the compromises of the MacBook Pro
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Phil Schiller justifies the compromises of the MacBook Pro

In an interview with The Independent, Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller looked back at last week’s Apple event and justified some of the decisions behind the…

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How auto unlock makes the Mac more accessible
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How auto unlock makes the Mac more accessible

Hi! You are about to activate our Facebook Messenger news bot. Once subscribed, the bot will send you a digest of trending stories once a day. You can…

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Apple looks ahead with the new MacBook Pro
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Apple looks ahead with the new MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro is on its last legs. The anti-glare laminate began bubbling up some time ago, spreading across the screen like an untreatable rash, fogging up the…

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Here are all of the third-party apps that will support the new MacBook’s Pro Touch Bar
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Here are all of the third-party apps that will support the new MacBook’s Pro Touch Bar

When Apple debuted the new Touch Bar MacBook a few weeks back, the company spent a majority of its time on-stage focused on the ways in which its…

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The best things you can do with the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar right now
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The best things you can do with the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar right now

The Touch Bar is an interesting proposition. Part innovation, part work around. The technology is Apple’s attempt to embrace a new form of input while continuing to eschew…

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This is why Snapchat didn’t give Spectacles to techies
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This is why Snapchat didn’t give Spectacles to techies

If you want to make something cool, don’t give it to geeks first. Google Glass learned that the hard way. Despite Snapchat’s best efforts, Robert Scoble still got…

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Wacom adds a pair of pro tablets with improved pens
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Wacom adds a pair of pro tablets with improved pens

That there crazy bit of digital psychedelia above is being shown off on one of Wacom’s new pen tablets. The peripheral maker is debuting two devices today that comprise…

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Barnes & Noble is back with a $50 NOOK tablet
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Barnes & Noble is back with a $50 NOOK tablet

Barnes Noble spent a number of years going toe to toe with Amazon in the e-reader market and actually produced some pretty nice devices in the process. The…

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A connected lockbox for dropping off keys
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A connected lockbox for dropping off keys

Good luck explaining the intricacies of the real estate market to someone living in New York City. In most of the rest of the country, however, lockboxes are…

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 will be built with Samsung, featuring faster and safer charging
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 will be built with Samsung, featuring faster and safer charging

Qualcomm’s got a new chip just over the horizon, built in collaboration with Samsung, utilizing the electronics giant’s 10-nanometer FinFET process that promises to improve performance and energy…

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Eero’s Wi-Fi system adds Alexa commands
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Eero’s Wi-Fi system adds Alexa commands

A week or so after Luma announced Alexa integration, it’s Eero’s turn. It’s not really all that surprising that the former got the head start here, of course…

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Dog Parker, because even your dogs deserve a smart home
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Dog Parker, because even your dogs deserve a smart home

Everyone says that dogs are a huge responsibility, but it’s hard to feel the weight of that responsibility until you own one. Dog Parker, a new startup out…

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Reach Robotics’ MekaMon is now ready to rumble in augmented reality
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Reach Robotics’ MekaMon is now ready to rumble in augmented reality

Though not quite as destructive as MegaBots, or as humbling as Boston Dynamics, Reach Robotics’ MekaMon might just be the most fun and accessible robot on the market. Leveraging…

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Alexa will soon be able to send text messages through AT&T
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Alexa will soon be able to send text messages through AT&T

Alexa’s on a quite a roll of late. Amazon’s AI assistant is adding new skills all the time, and this week the company’s adding one of its highest…

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This weekend, Alexa will tell you what’s on sale
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This weekend, Alexa will tell you what’s on sale

“Alexa, order a Star Wars robot” is an undeniably awesome thing to say to your helpful home AI assistant. And for this weekend, at least, it’ll actually mean…

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Sony’s Xperia Ear wearable voice assistant will be available in December for $200
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Sony’s Xperia Ear wearable voice assistant will be available in December for $200

The Xperia Ear has existed in some form or another for some time now, but up until this year’s IFA, the strange little wearable looked to be little more…

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Airspace Systems’ ‘Interceptor’ can catch high-speed drones all by itself
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Airspace Systems’ ‘Interceptor’ can catch high-speed drones all by itself

San Leandro-based Airspace Systems is making a business out of solving the toughest problems facing the emerging drone industry. The company designed a drone of its own, jam-packed with…

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Razer’s Blade 14 successfully merges mobile gaming with slick hardware
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Razer’s Blade 14 successfully merges mobile gaming with slick hardware

Razer seems to have figured out how to squeeze in the most power per inch in a laptop. Now in its fourth generation, the Razer Blade 14 has…

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Intel is laying off a major portion of its wearables group
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Intel is laying off a major portion of its wearables group

According to sources close to the company, Intel is about to step back from wearables in a big way. In 2014, the company purchased Basis, a little-known producer…

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Here’s Intel’s abandoned wearable, the Basis Ruby
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Here’s Intel’s abandoned wearable, the Basis Ruby

Intel’s spent the last few years betting on wearables, but things just aren’t paying off. According to sources close to the company, there are major changes afoot at…

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