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Apple may not hold a 2021 March event, but it could still launch an updated iPad mini and iPad Pro, a new iPhone SE, and a few other surprises.

By Steven Winkelman

Though plenty of people are still waiting to get their hands on Apple’s AirPods Max, others are already wondering what the tech giant has in the works for 2021. Rumors are popping up all over in advance of Apple’s expected March event. Will we see new iPads, an AirPods refresh, or an unexpected iPhone SE update? Before we hop into the details, let’s cover the basics.

Don’t Mark Your Calendars Just Yet

March is…


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Goodbye, old friend: With the closure of Fry’s Electronics, it’s the end of an era for PC and tech obsessives.

By Chris Stobing

It’s a lazy Saturday morning, and I’m sitting in the passenger seat of my dad’s restored 1962 Ford Comet on the way from one end of my hometown to the next. Getting onto the freeway, I look to my right to see the familiar One Infinite Loop, with the Apple campus looming at the end of the lane.

There were many roads that led to Campbell, California, but if you were coming from Cupertino, you were sure…


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Starlink satellites pass over Uruguay on February 7, 2021. (Photo by MARIANA SUAREZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Data from Ookla Speedtest shows how the SpaceX Starlink beta test is going, county by county.

By Sascha Segan

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite ISP is poised to make a big difference in rural America, according to exclusive Ookla Speedtest data shared with PCMag.

Starlink is currently in a semi-public beta, serving more than 10,000 users at speeds up to 170Mbps, with no data caps, according to beta testers.


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Don’t let COVID-19 ruin your game night or trivia party. Here’s what you’ll need to conduct a virtual game night using video chat services and top mobile games.

By Jason Cohen

Game nights usually include in-person gatherings with physical board games and playing cards, but the COVID-19 pandemic has turned our social lives upside down and shifted these hangouts to the internet. However, just because you can’t see people in person, it doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun together. Read on for a primer on how to host a virtual game night.

How Many People Can I Invite?


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By Mike Williams

It’s hard to pinpoint what video game franchise Final Fantasy truly is. Is it just a name for a long-running RPG series? Is it an aesthetic that brings together giant, yellow chickens and witch-hat-wearing mages? Is it something more? Difficult to say, considering that the series’ recent entries showcase an array of gameplay styles that veer far from the classic, turn-based, JRPG style that put Square Enix on the map.

Final Fantasy 14 is a World of Warcraft–like MMORPG. Final Fantasy 15 leans on action gameplay, and ditches the ability to directly control your party. Final Fantasy…


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Whether you’re looking for ultimate focus or just a buzz, gamer-focused energy drinks can deliver a tasty punch. Or not. I tried them all so you don’t have to.

By Will Greenwald

Let’s talk drinks. I have a big caffeine habit, and I generally use various caffeinated beverages to keep me going when I need to work or want to game. That can mean coffee, tea, or any number of energy drinks.

But what if traditional energy drinks aren’t specific enough for you? …


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The latest Apple iPhone doesn’t ship with a power adapter, but does support Apple’s new wireless MagSafe charging. Whether you use a cable or not, these are the fastest ways to charge the iPhone 12.

By Terrance Gaines

With iPhone 12, power adapters will no longer be included in every box, as Apple moves to reduce package waste (and make some cash on accessories). The lineup also includes support for Apple’s new magnetic MagSafe charging. Here’s what you need to know about charging your iPhone 12, and what you might need to purchase.

What Comes With the iPhone 12?


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Redesigned Tesla Model S interior (Credit: Tesla)

Tesla’s Model S makeover, its first in almost a decade, may be jarring to some. But once the initial shock wears off, it becomes clear that the new interior was built with an autonomous future in mind.

By Tyler Hayes

Change is hard, especially for Tesla fans.

After nearly a decade with no major design changes, the electric car maker last month revealed a new Model S interior that rubbed some Tesla owners the wrong way. “There’s no way they’re actually putting that steering wheel in the car. Right? ….right? Please?” wrote one Reddit user. “Stop trying to make the…


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The first post-COVID in-person tech trade show only highlighted the borders that have gone up around the world.

By Sascha Segan

As dignitaries lined up to launch the first in-person, post-COVID tech trade show, I noticed one thing about this supposedly global event: everyone on stage was listed as coming from China.

Mobile World Congress Shanghai has always been a China-centric show, even though the GSMA, the trade organization that runs it, has tried to widen the appeal. …


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Dr. Michael Beyeler and his team at UC Santa Barbara are prepping a smart prosthesis that provides cues to the visually impaired, much like a computer vision system talks to a self-driving car.

By S.C. Stuart

Over the years, cyberpunk tales and sci-fi series have featured characters with cybernetic vision—most recently, Star Trek Discovery’s Lieutenant Keyla Detmer and her ocular implants. …

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