Weekly Digest - 2023.14
CD Project Red, after 9 years of development, finally released the Cyberpunk 2077. First reviews are very positive. CDP Red once again delivered very solid game, although it is far from being perfect. The game is hunted by many little bugs. Bugs are not unexpected as the game is huge, but they make the experience less pleasant. Overall it looks like Cyberpunk is solid game and it somehow met the expectations.
Space X has performed a test flight of the Starship. The launch was verifying following scenario:
The test ran perfectly until the landing. The pressure in fuel cells was too low, which resulted in higher touch down speed than anticipated, which ultimately caused an explosion.
Despite the fact, that Starship is gone, the test was successful.
Apple announce AirPods Max - the over-ear noise-canceling headphones. Here are selected features:
AirPods Max will be available from December 15th for $549.
According to latest rumors, Apple is working on new 32-core chip, that will be shipped with upcoming iMacs and 16-inch MacBook Pros. Looking at performance of the current M1 chip, it is something worth waiting for.
Apple also announced that Fitness+ will launch on December 14th. The workout service will be available only in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the US for $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year.
Disney have unveiled their plans for the foreseeable future.
Image credits: Apple
According to Taiwan's Economic Daily News Apple is going to announce a gaming computer during this year WWDC. The report claims that new machine may be a a laptop or all-in-one desktop with a price tag of up to $5,000. So basically it could be a new MacBook or an iMac.
This rumor is so sketchy on so many levels. First of all Apple, just released a brand new, large-screen, laptop that is arguably gaming capable. Second, both iMac and iMac Pro are long overdue for an update, so they might get a hardware upgrade around WWDC. Also, iMac Pro is VR capable, so, without a doubt, newer hardware will be more powerful.
Beside that, Apple is focusing on Apple Arcade, which has small Indie games. Those, compering to AAA titles, are not that demanding, and most of today's computers could run them easily.
So as you can see, I take this rumor with a grain of salt. But in every rumor there is a little bit of truth, and I believe we might get updated iMacs. But the updates will be related more with VR than traditional gaming.
Since last year, customers could engrave their AirPods with custom text. This year Apple extended this option with emojis. Unfortunately the number of emojis is very limited, but it includes the most popular ones: smiling face, thumb up, heart, dog, alien, and even poop.
This feature is very silly, but I have to admit that those emojis look pretty dope on the charging case.
Samsung announced the budget versions of 2019 flagships. They offer some the of premium features at more affordable price points, which at the moment are still unknown.
Here are the specs:
Galaxy S10 Lite
Note 10 Lite