Realme Book Enhanced Edition Air brings lightweight body and 11th gen Intel i5 CPU

Realme Book Enhanced Edition Air brings lightweight body and 11th gen Intel i5 CPU

Realme’s third laptop was just announced in China – say hello to the Realme Book Enhanced Edition Air. As the name suggests this is a slightly tweaked version of the Enhanced Edition laptop that launched earlier this month with the main benefit being a lighter plastic screen frame instead of a glass one. Thanks to the altered materials Realme Book Enhanced Air comes in at just 1.39kg and is 14.9mm at its thickest point. There’s a 14-inch IPS LCD with 2160 × 1440 px resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio with the same 100% sRGB color coverage as the previous... Read More
Astronomers find growing number of Starlink satellite tracks

Astronomers find growing number of Starlink satellite tracks

Enlarge / A Starlink track running across the Andromeda galaxy. SpaceX’s Starlink Internet service will require a dense constellation of satellites to provide consistent, low-latency connectivity. It already has over 1,500 satellites in orbit and has already received approval to operate 12,000 of them. And that has astronomers worried. Although SpaceX has taken steps to reduce the impact of its hardware, there’s no way to completely eliminate the tracks the satellites leave across ground-based observations. How bad is it? A team of astronomers has used archival images from a survey telescope to look for Starlink tracks over the past two... Read More
Apple digital keys reportedly coming to some Hyundai cars this summer

Apple digital keys reportedly coming to some Hyundai cars this summer

Hyundai and its Genesis brand are reportedly close to adding support for Apple’s digital car key feature, which lets you unlock and start compatible vehicles using the iPhone’s Wallet app, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. According to Gurman, the so-called “CarKey” feature is set to come to Hyundai’s Genesis lineup this summer. Hyundai already offers proprietary iOS apps, including MyHyundai with Bluelink and the Genesis Intelligent Assistant, which include the ability to remotely start, or unlock the doors of compatible vehicles. But adding support for Apple’s implementation of the digital key feature should make the functionality more seamless, and benefit... Read More
Apple to Reportedly Require Covid-19 Booster Shots for Workers

Apple to Reportedly Require Covid-19 Booster Shots for Workers

A health worker prepares to administer a dose of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at the Bang Sue Grand Station, Bangkok.Photo: Peerapon Boonyakiat/SOPA Images/LightRocket (Getty Images) Apple now considers covid-19 booster shots to be an important element in protecting its workers and will be purportedly requiring employees to show proof that they’ve gotten the additional dose to access its premises, according to an internal email seen by the Verge. On Saturday, the Verge reported that Apple would be requiring its retail and corporate employees to get a covid-19 booster shot once they are eligible for one. According to the Centers for Disease... Read More
Logitech Signature M650: A quiet wireless mouse for big, small, or left hands

Logitech Signature M650: A quiet wireless mouse for big, small, or left hands

Enlarge / Logitech Signature M650 in the rose colorway. Scharon Harding Specs at a glance: Logitech Signature M650 Sensor Optical (model not disclosed) Connectivity options Bluetooth Low Energy or 2.4 GHz dongle Programmable buttons 3 Onboard profiles 0 Lighting None Size Standard: 4.22×2.43×1.49 inches(107.19×61.80×37.8 mm)Large: 4.65×2.58×1.63 inches(118.19×65.65×41.52 mm) Weight Medium: 3.57 ounces (101.2 g)Large: 3.92 ounces (111.2 g) Warranty 1 year Price (MSRP) $40 Other perks AA battery included (Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through affiliate programs.) Many mice offer very basic functionality—left-click, right-click, scroll wheel, and not much more. Others boast a... Read More
Weekly poll results: the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE arrives too late

Weekly poll results: the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE arrives too late

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is not off to a good start, judging by the results of last week’s poll. Most people either already have a phone that they are happy with or have shifted their focus towards the Galaxy S22 series, which will be here in about a month. If anything, the poll highlights excitement for the new flagships as just over 40% of voters say they will wait for an S22 phone. Last we heard, the vanilla Galaxy S22 will cost the same as its predecessor, or just €100 more than the S21 FE. But that’s a conversation... Read More
The weekend’s best deals: HBO Max, new AirPods, Apple Watch Series 7, and more

The weekend’s best deals: HBO Max, new AirPods, Apple Watch Series 7, and more

Ars Technica It’s time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best deals we can find from around the web includes a rare discount on HBO Max subscriptions. Right now, new or lapsed subscribers to the video streaming service can take 20 percent off the cost of a monthly subscription, for up to 12 months in total. The deal applies to both the ad-supported and ad-free plans, bringing them down to $8 per month (from $10) and $12 per month (from $15), respectively. If you run the offer out for the full 12 months, it’ll result in a $24 discount... Read More
The best cheap noise-canceling headphone deals right now

The best cheap noise-canceling headphone deals right now

With many people working from home than they used to, owning a good pair of noise-canceling headphones has become more appealing than ever. However, they can be expensive and difficult to shop for due to the range of available models, many of which cater to different lifestyles and priorities. Some are better suited for long-haul flights, while others are ideal for multitasking and marathon listening sessions. That’s why we’ve curated this list of the best deals on noise-canceling headphones. Here, you’ll find sales on all kinds of on-ear and over-ear headphones, all of which are designed to eliminate outside noise... Read More