Weekly Digest - 2021.42
There are new rumors surrounding the upcoming MacBook Pros and it looks like it might be the best MacBook Pro ever. Here is the list of rumored features:
If those rumors are true, and the new chip is as fast as everyone is expecting it to be, this might be the best MacBook Pro ever.
Image credits: MacRumors
Due to pandemic, the CES 2021 was different. First of all it was virtual. Second, it was smaller, much smaller. Not many products ware introduced, but couple of them were interesting:
Samsung announced the next version of the flagship phone. Here is the spec of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra:
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, next MacBook Pro might return to its glorious days. If rumors are true, the new MacBook Pro will get not only the ARM processor, but also new form factor, and new display. The TouchBar will be gone, and the MagSafe will return with additional ports. This is too good to be true.
Lucasfilm announced that all future Star Wars games will be released under the Lucasfilm Games brand. It looks like, EA lost their exclusivity right to Star Wars games. Bethesda is working on Indiana Jones game, and Ubisoft is making an open world Star Wars game. Despite the fact EA lost exclusivity rights, it's still working on the new Star Wars games, including sequel to the Jedi Fallen Order.
Wikipedia turned 20. Yeah, It's hard to believe, but Wikipedia is helping us for two decades now. It definitely helped me when I was a student, so I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this awesome project.
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