Apple has just sent invites for its next hardware event. As expected, the company will share what it’s been working on for the past year on September 7th, with a live broadcast from Apple Park starting at 1 PM ET. The invite features the words “Far out”, so hit up Reddit for what that could possibly mean. We’re expecting new phones and wearables from Apple.
Rumor-wise, the iPhone 14 may include more RAM, longer-lasting batteries and a better selfie camera. Meanwhile, the Pro models are expected to feature a new design that swaps a display notch for a Samsung-style hole-punch front camera cutout. The Pro phones might also pack a new 48-megapixel main camera and thinner display bezels.
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HyperX Armada 25 is a monitor with an arm, but no stand That’s not normal, but it’s welcome.
HyperX is putting its own spin on the burgeoning gaming monitor product category. Instead of bundling the display with a traditional stand, the company has created an all-in-one package featuring an adjustable monitor arm. For HyperX, the goal is, apparently, to offer a simple solution that frees up desk space for things like extra-large mousepads, wireless charging pads or any other peripheral you could imagine.
Plex tells users to reset their passwords after potential data breach A third-party entity accessed users’ emails, usernames and encrypted passwords.
Plex says someone has infiltrated its system. The company says a third-party entity got access to a subset of its data, which includes people’s emails, usernames and encrypted passwords. Plex says it has already addressed the method the bad actor used to infiltrate its system, but it didn’t elaborate on what method that was. For now, Plex is requiring all users to change their passwords “out of an abundance of caution.”
Fitbit unveils Sense 2, Versa 4 and Inspire 3 in smartwatch and fitness tracker refresh The smartwatches both gain turn-by-turn directions and Google Wallet.
Fitbit has several updated wearables to announce, all at once. Both the Sense 2 and Versa 4, which already have continuous heart rate monitoring, will connect to Google Maps for turn-by-turn directions on your wrist. The pair also get access to Google Wallet – reminding all of us that the company is now owned by, well, Google. Its entry-level Inspire fitness tracker has also got a battery upgrade and more.
Get ready for a movie based on the rise and fall of BlackBerry It will reportedly star Jay Baruchel and Glenn Howerton.
It’s the spicy tech tale we all needed to see at the movie theater. Relive the rise and fall of the company from the time it was still known as Research in Motion (RIM) until it lost the smartphone fight against Google and Apple. Miss the phone keyboard? Then you won’t want to miss this epic.
Bill in New York State Senate would require new cars to have speed-limiting tech The legislation also targets blind spots in larger vehicles.
New York State Senator Brad Hoylman has proposed legislation that would require automakers to fit speed limiting tech to new cars. If the bill passes, any passenger vehicle built after January 1st, 2024, registered in the state will need to have “advanced safety technology.” The bill notes there were 270 traffic-related deaths in New York City’s streets in 2021, up from 243 the previous year.