When Beats released the truly wireless Powerbeats Pro last year, it was a kind of dream product for Beats headphones fans. Except for the downside of its bulky charging case, the Powerbeats Pro were essentially AirPods on steroids, with richer, more dynamic sound and better battery life — and they stayed in your ears more securely, particularly during athletic activities.
Better built than Powerbeats3 Wireless, with better sound quality
Thicker, rounded cord between buds
Charge via Lightning (cable included)
Better battery life than Powerbeats Pro — up to 15 hours
Same features as the 2019 AirPods
Phone call quality is excellent
Plenty of very good true wireless earbuds in this price range
May not fit some ears perfectly (tight seal is crucial to getting optimal sound)
Now Beats has gone retro on us and brought back the standard “wired/wireless” Powerbeats. (Yes, the name of the 2020 model is just “Powerbeats,” but nearly everyone is calling these fourth-generation models the “Powerbeats 4.”) These are basically the Powerbeats Pro, but there’s a cord between the buds, which are still wirelessly connected to the phone. At $150 (£130, AU$220), or $100 less than
Corden will air the special from his garage, with guests including Billie Eilish, John Legend, Andrea Bocelli, BTS, Dua Lipa, Will Ferrell, David Blaine and Ben Platt.
“Shooting from James’ garage may be far from perfect, but under the circumstances we hope it can help someone, somewhere, who needs some cheer right now,” The Late Late Show Executive Producers Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe said in a statement.
In addition to encouraging viewers to follow CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the show will raise money for the nonprofit Feed the Children and The CDC Foundation. Each dollar donated to Feed the Children will provide $7 worth of food and essentials to struggling children and families. The CDC Foundation is
iOS 13 ushers in new enhancements for iPhone and iPad, including dark mode, revamped built-in apps, and industry-changing privacy features.
Apple unveiled iOS 13 at its June 2019 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). Apple wasted no time getting into the nitty-gritty details of the new mobile operating system, and had quite a few surprises like splitting up support for iPad and iPhone into their own unique OSes with separate features for the first time since the iPad was released.
Your smartphone can act as your security key to authenticate your Google credentials on the web. Learn how to set that up on an Android device or an iPhone.
Google offers a variety of ways to add two-step verification to better protect and secure your account, but the simplest option may be to register your phone as your means of verification, which you can do on an Android or iPhone. While an Android device automatically includes the necessary functionality, an iPhone needs an extra app called Google Smart Lock; from there the process works the same on both types of devices.
Using your phone as your security key means you don’t need to deal with PINs or codes sent via text message or phone call to verify Google account sign-ins on a computer. Instead, you confirm the login by tapping Yes to a prompt on your phone. The only drawback is that this type of verification works only with Google logins via Chrome and not with other browsers, such as Firefox or Microsoft Edge.
The 14-inch Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is one of the the thinnest, lightest gaming laptops we’ve tested. But it still manages to be one of the most powerful in its class, thanks to AMD’s new eight-core (16 logical processor) Ryzen 9 4900HS processor. It also has an Nvidia RTX 2060 Max-Q graphics chip for gaming. That’s a solid combo, but it does feel like the midlevel RTX 2060 isn’t enough of a match for the high-end Ryzen 9. The base model starts at $1,050 (about £850 or AU$1,710) but my review model costs $1,450.
Excellent CPU performance for its size
Comfortable keyboard with a surprising amount of travel
Power connector in the middle of the left side
White keyboard backlight doesn’t consistently shine through transparent keycap areas
No Thunderbolt 3 connection
Taking a leaf out of Intel’s Project Athena book, AMD recently introduced its HS Design Standard, though in AMD’s case, the target is thin-and-light laptops with discrete graphics for gaming. That’s in addition to offering good battery life for typical business use, in contrast to the more aggressively low-powered but business-focused Project Athena models. The G14 is the HSDS poster-child debut
Since it was first discovered as the causative agent of the new disease, scientists have been racing to get a better understanding of the virus’ genetic makeup, how it infects cells and how to effectively treat it. There’s no cure, and medical specialists can only treat the symptoms of the disease. Many different treatment options have been proposed and some older drugs seem to be associated with positive outcomes — but much more work is required. However, the long-term strategy to combat COVID-19, which has spread to every continent on Earth besides Antarctica, is to develop a vaccine.