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We're bracing for a big update from Apple and digging into a 'maclunkey' first day for Disney+ streaming. Minecraft Earth is available for you to play, and Goldman Sachs is looking into how credit scores are being interpreted for Apple Card offers.
Keep an eye peeled for news out of Apple today. According to Bloomberg's sources, media previews are occurring for a new MacBook Pro that squeezes a 16-inch screen into the laptop's 15-inch frame and features a new keyboard design to replace the current model's notoriously unreliable butterfly switches. They're also expecting a release date in December for the Mac Pro, which is important news if you're not Calvin Harris.
It took ages, but Minecraft Earth is finally available on Microsoft's home soil. The early access version of the augmented reality game has launched in the US for Android and iOS. While it's still not the full-fledged version Microsoft and Mojang have been hyping for months, it will let you create dioramas, collaborate with friends on projects and tackle mobs in adventures.
First, the good: If you need one reason to sign up for yet another streaming service, Devindra Hardawar thinks The Mandalorian could be it. If that's not enough, there's also the 4K remasters of older Star Wars movies, even if A New Hope has arrived with a never-before-seen 'maclunkey' edit tagged on to the Han vs. Greedo scene.
Other issues included many viewers on their snow day who were unable to connect as the Disney+ servers struggled to serve everyone at once. While we expect that situation to improve, a trickier issue involves The Simpsons, where a decision to post all of the episodes zoomed and cropped for widescreen is cutting out some visual gags that were in earlier episodes formatted for 4x3.
From SNKRS to StockX and everything in between, here's how to find those hard-to-get shoes online.
In case you missed it in yesterday's email, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is back and showing off a new look for its CG star. It still doesn't look like a future Best Picture winner, but at least Sonic is a lot less creepy now that his off-putting teeth and eyes from the earlier trailer have been addressed.
The Spectacles 3 is a major improvement on Snap's previous video-recording glasses. They're more stylish, a fit better and a new second camera enables the device to capture depth information in your pictures and videos. However, the price is also getting a bump -- these will cost wearers $380.
But wait, there's more...
- Listen to the designer alert sound of Ford's new hybrid SUVs
- Netflix explains that DRM is the reason it won't work on older TVs and set-top boxes
- Why does Riot Games keep making virtual bands?
- Epic makes 10,000 lifelike photogrammetry assets free for Unreal Engine
- Apple TV+'s head of scripted and unscripted shows has left the company
- Iowa asked security researchers to break into a courthouse, then it arrested them
- Goldman will recheck Apple Card credit scores after sexism claims
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