The Morning After: The new iPad, reviewed


If you’ve been holding out on a attainable iPad buy (or improve), this may be the time to strike. Apple’s latest base mannequin iPad is now on sale, and we’ve bought an in depth review on what’s an incremental improve on what’s, at coronary heart, the identical design we’ve had for a few years now.


If you’re searching for an iPad with a design twist — or not less than a smaller footprint — there’s the iPad mini, pulling a number of the redesigned iPad Pro DNA right into a smaller bundle. That contains one thing near an “all-screen” design, with an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina show and energy button with TouchID on the sting that supplants the necessity for a house button.

Meanwhile, the OG iPad design, so very evenly refreshed for 2021, doesn’t put a foot flawed — and it’s the most cost effective new iPad you will get. For that $330, as Nate Ingraham’s review lays out, the {hardware} is highly effective and the battery life is excellent.

It has Apple’s A13 Bionic chip, which first appeared contained in the iPhone 11, circa 2019, however nonetheless an improve from the final vanilla iPad iteration. But sure, it’s not as highly effective because the newer chips within the iPad Air and just-updated iPad mini.

If we sidestep the Pro fashions, pill procuring will boil all the way down to the iPad mini, Air or this new commonplace mannequin. You may say that is a point of alternative — I simply want there was extra pill competitors that didn’t run an Apple OS. Android tablets are nonetheless, sometimes, cheaper choices that all the time go away me wanting.

— Mat Smith

The former staff had been outspoken critics of many Amazon insurance policies.

Amazon was alleged to defend its choice in courtroom to let Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa go final year. The former Amazon staff had been outspoken critics of the company, and each had been, in response to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), illegally fired. The e-commerce large did not should defend itself, nonetheless, as a result of it has settled with the affected events shortly earlier than the listening to may happen.

The settlement nonetheless must be accredited by the NLRB regional director in Seattle, however Cunningham and Costa are already contemplating the settlement a victory. In a joint assertion, they mentioned the event is a “win for protecting workers’ rights.” 

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Huh, that appears a bit of acquainted.

Subaru has proven the primary video of its first EV, the 4×4 Solterra crossover, basically confirming it is a barely reworked model of Toyota’s upcoming bZ4X EV. We’re nonetheless ready on key particulars, like worth and battery capability. It’s set to reach within the US and different markets subsequent summer season. For now, take a better have a look at the teaser.

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A little bit of Dolby Atmos makes all of the distinction.


Sonos has added Dolby Atmos help to the unique Beam, which turned out to be a well-liked soundbar for these trying to improve their TV sound system in a easy approach — and introduce them to the Sonos cinematic universe of speaker add-ons and upgrades.

The new Beam, whereas costlier than a whole lot of the competitors, is one other compact soundbar that sounds way more immersive than you’d anticipate. According to Devindra Hardawar, it additionally does a good job with music and nonetheless works nicely with different Sonos audio system. Read on for his full review.

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The Nreal Air additionally work with iOS units.


Chinese company Nreal has launched a new mannequin of augmented actuality glasses known as Air, designed with streaming exhibits and enjoying cell video games in thoughts. The glasses nonetheless have to be tethered to a telephone, like their predecessor, the Light, however they’re loads lighter (77 grams to Light’s 106 grams) and look extra like an abnormal pair of sun shades.

Nreal additionally improved the show, which has the aptitude to project an enormous digital display as much as 201 inches in dimension, and refreshes at up 90Hz. The new mannequin has no movement monitoring in any respect, and a company spokesperson advised us that, based mostly on Light’s utilization, Nreal expects most homeowners to make use of the Air merely to look at exhibits on YouTube.

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The Kiyo X webcam prices $80, whereas the Ripsaw X seize card is $140.

Razer’s newest streaming gear goals immediately at newbies, beginning with its new Kiyo X USB webcam. As with a whole lot of present video games, you possibly can select between optimizing your webcam feed for constancy or framerate with 1080p 30 fps and 720p 60 fps choices.

There’s additionally the Ripsaw X seize card, for footage as much as 30 frames per second in 4K. Razer says the machine delivers “near-zero latency” by means of its HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0 connectivity. You can hook it as much as a digital camera with HDMI output to make use of it as a high-end webcam or seize gameplay from a console. The Kiyo X cam prices $80, whereas the Ripsaw X will run you $140. Both can be found now.

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