Gears & Gadgets

Re-testing the MacBook Pro: Apple’s firmware update led to a big improvement

Enlarge / The 2018 MacBook Pro from the front. Prospective buyers of the 2018 MacBook Pro were faced with a dilemma shortly after the device launched. Reports emerged that the machine experienced heavy throttling and wildly inconsistent performance under heavy, sustained load—especially when both the CPU and GPU were being taxed simultaneously. Early speculation suggested […]

Gears & Gadgets

Project Loon signs its first deal for Internet-delivering balloons—in Kenya

[embedded content] At the AAAS 2018 conference, Loon’s Sal Candido shared this video aid when the time came to explain how Project Loon functions. “The team back in Mountain View knows presentations aren’t my strength.” Project Loon, the Internet-delivering balloon system that grew out of Alphabet’s Project X division, has announced its first commercial deal. […]