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Apple’s new tools can help developers port Chrome extensions to Safari

Apple When Apple detailed macOS Big Sur earlier this week, it spent a lot of time talking about how it redesigned the desktop operating system to make it look more modern. The company also touched on upcoming enhancements to Safari, such as faster webpage loading times and enhanced privacy monitoring. But the one feature that …

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Apple’s first ARM Macs may include a 13-inch MacBook Pro and 24-inch iMac

Dana Wollman/Engadget Many expect Apple to announce a transition to ARM-based processors in Macs at WWDC 2020, but now it might be clearer just what systems will usher in that new era. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a generally good track record of supply chain-based predictions, claims in an investor note that the first ARM-based …

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Amazon knocks $300 off the price of Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro

Sponsored Links Devindra Hardawar/Engadget Amazon can’t resist price cuts for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, apparently. The internet retailer is once again selling Apple’s high-end laptop for $2,100 after a discount takes effect at checkout, or about $300 off. You’re getting the base version with a six-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB …

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HP’s new gaming laptops include an Omen 15 redesign and 16-inch Pavilion

Big PC brands are revamping their gaming laptops, and HP doesn’t want to be left out. It’s introducing two new gaming portables headlined by a redesign of the Omen 15. The new 15.6-inch system (above) is easier to carry thanks to a chassis that’s 11 percent thinner and 8 percent shorter than its predecessor, but …

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Save $199 on Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro at Amazon

Sponsored Links Dana Wollman / Engadget Apple’s 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is less than a month old, but you can already save on some models. Amazon has discounted the 8th-generation Core i5, 512GB model to $1,300, down from $1,499. The company has also reduced the price of the 10th-generation Core i5, 1TB variant to $1,800, down from …

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‘Outriders’ video shows off its RPG shooter gameplay

Sponsored Links People Can Fly / Square Enix Following the “reveal” trailer they shared partway through February, Square Enix and People Can Fly have released new details on Outriders as part of a monthly broadcast series on the upcoming game. The broadcast provided a deep dive into Outriders’ systems, detailing how its class, item, difficulty, user interface …

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Virtual PC game box collection helps relive the heyday of floppies and CDs

Sponsored Links Jon Fingas/Engadget If you’re a gamer of a certain age (cough), you probably have fond memories of the elaborate boxes PC games once had — sometimes more memorable than the gameplay itself. You don’t have to hunt down a copy on an auction site to indulge in some nostalgia, thankfully. Benjamin Wimmer has …

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Apple now considers your 2014 MacBook Air ‘vintage’

Sponsored Links Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Some of Apple’s better-known laptops are riding off into the proverbial sunset, at least as far as the company is concerned. The company has added (via MacRumors) mid-2013 and mid-2014 MacBook Air models (plus the mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro) to its “vintage” list, potentially limiting their support. You …

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Get a free Razer mouse when you buy a Huntsman TE keyboard at Best Buy

Sponsored Links Razer Best Buy has an intriguing deal on a pair of Razer peripherals. If you buy a Huntsman Tournament Edition keyboard, you’ll get a free Viper mouse. Typically, purchasing the two together would set you back $210, but with this deal, all you have to pay is the $130 the keyboard costs.    …

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Microsoft’s new Surface notebooks are a grab bag of bad decisions

Microsoft’s Build conference may still be two weeks out, but the company isn’t saving its hardware news till then. It announced a slew of new Surface devices this week, and some of these products have been a long time coming. The new Surface Earbuds, for example, are finally going to retail after being announced in …

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