As we continue to wait for news from the Mars helicopter first test flight, Elon Musk and SpaceX ended the week with a big win, sign a contract with NASA to use Starship as a lander for the Artemis lunar program. The company beat (which has partnered with key aerospace players like Lockheed Martin) and defense contractor Dynetics to secure .
There are still funding hurdles for NASA to determine if it plans to fly as planned, but these missions are still at their best years away. In the near future, Apple’s Spring Loaded event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday and Chris Velazco has some rumor callbacks to know before he starts. The new iPads and iMacs seem like safe bets, but we’ll see if there are any big surprises in a few days.
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A pair of $ 500 Sonos Five speakers will work for music lovers, but there are cheaper options.
As the market exploded, the downsides of having a device always listening for a wake-up call became more and more evident. They can be activated unintentionally, sending private records back to monolithic companies for analysis. And even at the best of times, giving out more personal information to Amazon, Apple, and Google can be a questionable decision. That said, all of these companies have made it easier to manage your data usage – you can deny humans to review some of your voice queries, and it’s also less complicated to manage and clear your history with various digital assistants. .
The good news is that there’s never been a better time to buy a smart speaker, especially if you’re a music fan. Despite all their advantages, the original Amazon Echo and Google Home devices did not sound good. Sonos, on the other hand, made great WiFi-connected speakers, but they lacked voice-activated intelligence.
All that has changed now. Sonos includes support for Alexa and Google Assistant in its latest speakers. Google and Amazon, meanwhile, have significantly improved the sound quality with recent speakers. Even low-end models like the Echo Dot and the Nest Mini sound a lot better than previous versions. With the growing popularity of these speakers, there are now more options than ever before. Nathan Ingraham can walk you through the best choices at different prices and for different uses.
$ 20 off Google’s Nest Audio and more.
This week brought a bunch of deals on new gadgets, including Amazon’s rotating Echo Show 10 and Google’s Nest Hub. The first fell to a new all-time low of while the latter remains 20% off at various retailers like and . AirPods Pro are over $ 50 off right now on , and Amazon Prime members can hook up the Fire TV Stick Lite for just .
Here are all of the best deals of the week that you can still grab today, and don’t forget to follow. on Twitter for more updates.
NVIDIA bets big on ARM, Surface Laptop 4 is coming
This week, Cherlynn and Devindra discuss . It turns out that ARM chips will be much more important for NVIDIA! In addition, they discuss the recently announced and Microsoft . And we spend some time with Cherlynn .
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If you can afford one.
Two years after its CES debut, LG’s OLED R TV is finally available in the US – or, at least, there is now a Ask to Buy button on the OLED R product page for US residents. There is no mention of US prices on the website, but in South Korea it costs KRW 100 million. At the current exchange rate, that’s about $ 89,000.
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Once again, ASUS is delivering a ton of power at a decent price.
According to Devindra Hardawar, “The Zephyrus G15 has pretty much everything I could want in a solid gaming laptop, without breaking the bank. It is relatively light, powerful, and much cheaper than other high-end laptops. “
The Zephyrus G15 currently with an RTX 3060 and 16GB of RAM, which isn’t too bad considering it still has the Ryzen 9 and the fast 1440p display. Our review unit with the RTX 3080 Max-Q and 32 GB of RAM.
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