For the morning of March 19, 2019, Apple revealed an updated iMac, NVIDIA showed a Raspberry Pi competitor, Instagram lets you buy things without leaving the service. Call of Duty comes to mobile and more.
Yesterday, Apple announced a couple of new / updated iPads with Air and Mini. Today it was surprised by everyone with another message: an updated iMac.
- The new iMac looks in the same way, but it has been better. This includes 6 and 8-core chips. [9to5Mac]
- Likewise, you can add up to 256 GB of RAM (for Chrome, probably) if you want. Of course, it also adds $ 5,200 to the price. Oof. [9to5Mac]
- Oh, and if you want to buy the thing as much as it will, it will put you back $ 15,699. Which chap. [AppleInsider]
- As rumored Apple TV service expected to be announced next week? Apparently, Netflix will not be part of it. Ouch. [MacRumors]
- Okay so this is not really "news" in itself, but The Verge must take a look at the first iPhone prototype and it's so cool . Since this is not really news, is it called "olds"? 19 [The Verge]
Microsoft and Windows News
Just like every day, Microsoft didn't have much in the morning. But there is always at least a thing right?
- Microsoft allows PC players to check out Halo: The Master Collection before it is released. Neat. [The Verge]
- I'm not sure if this is Google or Microsoft news, so I'm just adding it here. The two companies worked together for one year to understand a new Windows error. It is the level of committee that I think we can all appreciate. [Ars Technica]
Google and Android News
Compared to most days, Google has been pretty quiet this morning. Probably it has a lot to do with the company being expected to announce its new game flow service at GDC later today. Keep an eye on Review Geek to cover it!
- Google sucks up tasks with time-based messages and better integration with Gmail and Inbox. [9to5Google]
- In view of the Inbox, it is shut down by "April 2." You go back to Gmail. [Engadget]
Interestingly, some of the greatest stories come from the category "others" today. Mostly because of GDC, but still. Some cool things, especially from NVIDIA.
- NVIDIA announced a Raspberry Pi competitor named Jetson Nano. It's faster, beefier and $ 99er. [Liliputing]
- Also! It brings radiation to some older GTX cards, which is incredibly cool. Beyond. [Engadget]
- NVIDIA also announced a lot of things for GeForce Now. So much stuff. [NVIDIA Blog]
- Call of Duty comes to the mobile! Android and iOS both get a mobile version of the game. It is so cool to see AAA titles as this is shown on the mobile. Welcome to the future, enjoy your stay. [Engadget]
- In VR news, Qualcomm works on a headset that can be connected to a computer or act as a stand-alone device. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. [The Verge]
- Qualcomm also announces a new chip only for smart speakers. Your smart speaker is becoming a smarter speaker. [Engadget]
- In other VR news, HP announced a new Pro VR headset. [Ars Techinca]
- Instagram adds a cash directly into the app so you can buy things without leaving the service. There are so many things that I do not like about this, most of which are about how much money it costs me. [9to5Mac]
- Firefox hit version 66, which blocks autoplaying videos by default. This is a good step in the war against internet problems. [The Verge]
- Do you find Black Mirror: Netflix Bandersnatch? Well, the company's next interactive show is "Man vs. Wild" with Bear Grylls. Put jokes on drinking pee here. [Engadget]
There we go – the biggest stories of this morning. Crazy how much happens before … what time it is where you live.
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