Friday, April 23, 2021

The morning after – Engadget

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Your daily newsletter is back, and Apple’s expensive smart speaker disappears. Late friday TechCrunch was the first to report that Apple is dropping the original HomePod, news that was released after people noticed it was out of stock on the company’s website.

In a statement, Apple said it will focus on the $ 99 HomePod mini instead, which is sad news for all fans of expensive speakers from tech companies. Join HomePod Google Home Max on the scrap heap That’s great news for specialists like Sonos, but to me, it’s just another example of why people are reluctant to invest in these niche devices made by tech companies.

Last year Sonos’ “ recycle mode ” effort tried to keep users away from devices that were up to ten years old, and owners have always rebelled. Apple and Google have promised continued support and updates for their speakers, but how long do you really think it will take until these speakers are unplugged from their respective ecosystems?

– Richard Lawler

Filter options such as “Critter Cuddler” and “Basic Breather” help it meet your needs.

Mila air purifier

It’s springtime, and for many of us that means one thing: allergies. Nicole Lee tried out the Mila air purifier which takes a different approach than many other high-end options as it focuses on customization. There are seven different pre-configured air filters for people with different concerns, whether it’s pets, allergies, odors, or whatever. It is an expensive option to $ 360, but this should be considered if you’re just trying to get through your day without another sneezing attack.
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Discover your status from the comfort of your sofa.

Ellume COVID-19 home test

Ellume

In recent months, the FDA has approved a number of COVID tests who can be administered in the comfort of your own home and return the results in minutes rather than days. Andrew Tarantola will walk you through some of the different options available and how they work.
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And Sony’s WH-CH710N is on sale for $ 98.

Apple Magic Keyboard

The 12.9-inch Magic Keyboard for iPad is at its lowest price to date, and you can still enjoy the 11-inch version for less. Nintendo hit 35 percent off lots of Mario games this week – the Sales until March 13, so there is still time to save money while adding to your game collection. In addition, the latest smartphones from OnePlus remain hundreds of dollars off.

Here are all the best deals of the week that you can still grab today, and don’t forget to follow. @EngadgetDeals on Twitter for more updates.
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Are WTFs NFTs?

The Engadget podcast

This week, Cherlynn and Devindra dive into the wild world of NFT, or non-fungible tokens, with Dan Cooper, editor-in-chief of Engadget. What do they mean for the future of art and commerce? And should you care about it at all? Additionally, we discuss Microsoft’s finalized acquisition of Bethesda, as well as Facebook’s efforts to dismiss its latest antitrust charges.

Listen on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify, Pocket casts or Stitcher.
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AT&T expects to have up to 150 million HBO and HBO Max subscribers by 2026.

AT&T executives told investors the company plans to roll out an ad-supported version of HBO Max in June. However, if you go for the ad-supported tier, you won’t have access to the movies that Warner Bros. releases on HBO Max and in theaters the same day.

For these, you’ll either have to pay for the standard plan (where these movies will initially be available for a month) or wait for them to hit HBO Max permanently.
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