The Morning After: The best things we bought in 2021 | Engadget

Our end-of-the-year coverage kicks off this week, covering the top tech stories of the year (hello, billionaires in space) and, closer to Earth, the team the Engadget team spent their money on over the past eleven years. and a half. months and a half. It covers the whole range, from Apple watches to smart bike trainers and, er, socks.

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I’m talking about my love for the OLED switch, which I upgraded to from my launch edition of Nintendo’s hybrid console. The display is beautiful, as are the white Joy-Cons, but the biggest advantage coming from the first iteration of the Switch is the substantial battery boost. It also appears that Nintendo’s stock of the new Switch is a bit more stable, so the chances of getting one this holiday season look better than earlier this year. Oh and Metroid Dread runs like a dream in it.

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Models in the standard range will carry a “single” 98 kWh battery.

Ford quietly revealed the battery capacities available in its Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup, Automatic evolution reported. For starters, the Standard Range model, with a projected range of 230 miles, will come with a 98 kWh battery pack. Meanwhile, the optional extended-range version (300 miles expected) will have a massive 131 kWh battery.

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Other specs include a 300Hz 1080p display and a 93Wh battery.

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LG

LG is best known for its lightweight Gram 17 laptop, but now it wants some of that gaming PC pie. It has revealed what it calls its “first gaming laptop” with some high-end specs. The 17-inch UltraGear 17G90Q model packs an 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake H CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q graphics, up to 32GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage. A 300Hz 1080p IPS display should keep the battery life long enough, while the design aesthetic seems heavily inspired by the Razer series of laptops and other existing gaming PCs. No pricing yet, but LG will reveal more details at CES 2022 on January 4.

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Unfortunately, they all returned 30 minutes later.

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galactic virgin

Instead of the two most powerful empires on the planet vying to be the first to reach the moon, we now have corporations – Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic – all boasting of a future. full of exoplanetary tourism. In 2021, the heads of these private companies finally delivered on their myriad promises, successfully launching civilians, astronauts and, in two cases, themselves to the far reaches of Earth’s atmosphere. Andrew Tarantola charts the launches, delays, and drama of the civil space race.

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The company filed a lawsuit in California to discover the identities of those responsible for the attacks.

Goal has to “discover the identities” of a group of people who created more than 39,000 websites designed to trick users into giving up their login credentials to Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

People were redirected to fake websites in a way that allowed hackers to hide their actions. “This allowed them to hide the true location of the phishing websites and the identities of their online hosting providers and defendants,” Meta said.

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He’s reversing the rollback of the Trump era.

By 2026, the Environmental Protection Agency will require fleets of automakers to travel an average of about 55 miles per gallon, up from a standard 37 miles per gallon that will remain as of this year.

The agency estimates that the policy will save American drivers between $ 210 billion and $ 420 billion through 2050 in fuel costs. Over the life of a 2026 model year vehicle, that should translate to roughly $ 1,080 in savings for individual consumers. It marks President Biden’s most significant climate action to date. As of 2019, the transportation sector remains the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the US.

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