Apple has officially announced its “Spring Loaded” event for April 20th, its first major product announcement of 2021. Unlike a lot of Apple’s events, its spring events tend to be a bit more scattershot: one year might see high-end iPads , another a more education-focused event , or a launch of a comprehensive service strategy . This year, rumors are pointing to a refreshed iPad Pro lineup , potentially with Apple’s first Mini LED panels — which would bring a big jump forward for the company’s tablet displays. But we could also see new AirPods, the company’s long-rumored AirTag trackers, a new iPad Mini, and more. The proceeding should kick off at 1PM ET on Tuesday, but if you’re looking for an early preview, here’s what you can probably expect to show up. iPad Pro It’s been over a year since Apple’s last refresh of the iPad Pro, and the 2020 model — a fairly iterative update to the 2019 version — is starting to get a little long in the tooth, especially compared to … [Read more...] about What to expect from Apple’s ‘Spring Loaded’ event
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It's no secret that it's hard to find a next-gen graphics card, from the lowly Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 and AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT to the biggest and baddest cards like the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 , Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 , and AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT. Without question, the biggest problem are resellers on eBay and other resale sites - or dastardly profiteers, according to desperate gamers looking to upgrade their rigs. There are even entire collectives of resellers buying up all available stock using bots and other means to corner the market for these products which are seeing unprecedented demand. Compounding the problem, component parts like RAM and semiconductors are facing supply bottlenecks, resulting in shortages of the parts needed to churn out more cards to meet the demand. And since these parts are needed for everything from graphics cards to video game consoles and even to cars , this is a much bigger problem than just GPUs. To make this perfect storm of … [Read more...] about Will Nvidia’s cryptomining cards help you finally get an RTX 3080?
The James Bond movie franchise is a force to be reckoned with, toting up 26 films to date (24 canonical, plus two rogues). Over the course of six decades, it's delivered both gems and clunkers. We've still got a ways to go before we can see how the next Bond movie , No Time to Die , stacks up against all the others. That film, likely the final one to star Daniel Craig as 007, has been pushed back more than once by coronavirus concerns, and now it's scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 8 . While you're waiting for No Time to Die -- and humming its theme song, which in March scored a Grammy for Billie Eilish and Finneas -- you can satisfy your Bond cravings by revisiting the older 007 movies , from Sean Connery 's debut in Dr. No all the way to Craig's most recent outing, Spectre . It'll be a fun look back, seeing how Eon Productions made Bond an emblem of the times, an avatar of style and a man of many gadgets , with six different actors taking their turn … [Read more...] about James Bond movies ranked: 007’s best, worst and everything in between