Chrome will soon be less of a memory hog in Windows 10

Google has spent years trying to reduce Chrome’s notorious appetite for memory, and it’ll soon offer a substantial improvement for Windows 10 users. WindowsLatest has learned (via MSPowerUser) that a Google engineer recently revealed that a future Ch…
Source: Engadget | Chrome will soon be less of a memory hog in Windows 10

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

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 predi…
Source: Engadget | Apple's first ARM Macs may include a 13-inch MacBook Pro and 24-inch iMac

Almost a fifth of Earth's ocean floor has been mapped

Us humans know more about the surface of the Moon than we do Earth’s oceans, but there’s progress on closing that gap. The Seabed 3030 Project reports (via BBC News) that scientists have mapped 19 percent of ocean floors to contemporary standards, or…
Source: Engadget | Almost a fifth of Earth's ocean floor has been mapped

Dell XPS 15 review (2020): The ideal 15-inch laptop for creatives

For the past few years, it's seemed like Dell just forgot about the XPS 15. While the XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 have evolved into some of the most polished ultrabooks we've ever seen, their larger sibling was cursed with a boring and chunky look. That…
Source: Engadget | Dell XPS 15 review (2020): The ideal 15-inch laptop for creatives

TikTok users and K-pop fans say they wrecked Trump's Tulsa rally

It’s no secret that President Trump’s Tulsa rally on June 20th had attendance far short of his campaign’s expectations, but that might have been due in part to a relatively new force in politics: internet-savvy teens. As the New York Times and Vultur…
Source: Engadget | TikTok users and K-pop fans say they wrecked Trump's Tulsa rally

Scientists propose tethering asteroids to prevent Earth impacts

Many proposed anti-asteroid solutions involve knocking them off-course, which carries its own problems — what if you create a fragment that hits Earth regardless? Researchers might have a safer solution. They’ve proposed a system (spotted by Paraboli…
Source: Engadget | Scientists propose tethering asteroids to prevent Earth impacts

All Otterbox Star Wars cases are 20 percent off today only

Otterbox is slashing prices on its Star Wars collection in honor of the punny “I am Your Father’s Day.” Today only, you can save 20 percent off their typically durable cases. These usually run between $45 and $55 (depending on which model phone you h…
Source: Engadget | All Otterbox Star Wars cases are 20 percent off today only

Google will shut down its AI-guided Photos printing service on June 30th

Google’s automated Photos printing service wasn’t long for this world — at least, not in its first incarnation. Droid Life has learned (via The Verge) that Google is shutting down the AI-guided trial service on June 30th. It didn’t say what prompted…
Source: Engadget | Google will shut down its AI-guided Photos printing service on June 30th

Nextdoor pulls 'Forward to Police' feature amid concerns over racist abuse

Many companies are acutely aware of the potential misuse of their technology in light of protests against police violence and racism, and Nextdoor is no exception. The neighborhood-focused service has pulled the “Forward to Police” feature that let y…
Source: Engadget | Nextdoor pulls 'Forward to Police' feature amid concerns over racist abuse