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'Finch' trailer sees man, machine and dog try to flee climate change

Engadget

Apple offered a brief glimpse of the Tom Hanks-led Finch at its recent iPhone 13 launch event, and now you can watch the first full trailer for the upcoming sci-fi film. The clip sets the stage for the story that follows. A solar flare knocked out most of the technology on Earth and left much of the US a desolate wasteland. Hanks' character, the titular Finch, survives in an underground shelter with his only companion, a dog named Goodyear, until he builds a new Android companion. The three of them eventually leave their home when it becomes threatened by the sandstorms that dominate the world of the movie.


The NVIDIA Shield TV drops back down to $130

Engadget

Android TV fans looking for something a bit more powerful than a Chromecast should consider the NVIDIA Shield TV. However, now you can grab the NVIDIA Shield TV for $130, or $20 off its normal price. That's almost a record low -- we saw it drop to $129 ahead of Black Friday last year -- but this is the best price we've seen in 2021, and it's only come around a couple of times so far. Despite being more expensive than streaming dongles of similar size, the NVIDIA Shield is worth the extra money thanks to its Tegra X1 processor. It's powerful enough to run the Android TV platform with ease, and it supports Dolby Vision HDR, Dolby Atmos audio, Chromecast 4K and AI-powered HD-to-4K upscaling. It also works with the Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa, so you can bark orders at it instead of using the triangular remote if you wish.


Samsung's Next Exynos Chips Will Be Designed By Artificial Intelligence

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Recently, it issued a statement saying the next generation of mobile phone chips will be designed using AI. As Wired reported, Samsung will use the AI function (DSO.ai) FYI, Exynos chips are used in Samsung's smartphones and tablets (mainly in the Korean and European markets). Synopsys is one of the world's largest suppliers of chip design software (EDA). The chairman of this company said that DSO.ai is the first commercial AI software for processor design.


The latest Apple TV HD drops to a record low of $130 at Amazon

Engadget

While the Apple TV 4K tends to get all of the attention, the standard Apple TV remains a solid option if you want a set-top box that plays nicely with the rest of your iPhone, iPad and other devices. It'll normally set you back $150, but Amazon is having a sale right now that knocks $20 off the Apple TV HD, bringing it down to $130. That's the best price we've seen since the streamer came out a few months ago, plus it includes the updated Siri remote -- arguably our favorite thing about the Apple TV experience as of late. Despite recent updates, the Apple TV looks familiar. It runs on Apple's A8 processor, comes with 32GB of onboard storage and the back edge houses a power port, one USB-C port, one HDMI connector and an Ethernet port.


Walmart is battling Amazon for the best deals this Prime Day -- here they are

Mashable

Here are the best sales to shop during Walmart's Deals for Days event as of June 22: BEST LAPTOP DEAL: Samsung Chromebook 4 -- $159 (save $70.99) BEST APPLE DEAL: Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro (WiFi, 128GB) -- $999 (save $100) BEST HEADPHONE DEAL: Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones -- starting at $139.90 (save up to $160.05) BEST ROBOT VACUUM DEAL: Anker eufy RoboVac G30 Verge -- $169 (save $180.99) Oh, you thought Walmart was just going to sit there and twiddle its thumbs while one of its biggest rivals ran a massive two-day sale with over two million deals? As Amazon runs its sixth annual Prime Day event on June 21 and 22, the big box store is throwing its own "Deals for Days" shopping extravaganza this week, with "Black Friday-like savings" up for grabs online and in stores now through Wednesday, June 23.


The Use of Artificial Intelligence Technology in Apple Devices

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From the iPhone to the Mac, iPad, iPod and the Apple Watch, Apple excels, and continues to do so, in hardware innovation and software development. However, not much is known about Apple's plan with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it's used in Apple products, or apps in general. In its recent WWDC performance, Apple seems to have taken a quieter, yet smarter approach by adding several features and updates with machine learning at their core. The idea behind incorporating machine learning and AI into Apple products is to build amazing experiences for its consumers so they can do what they never imagined they could. Apple engineers and researchers are collaborating to integrate software and hardware across its devices and improve user experiences while protecting their data.


Walmart is giving Amazon a run for its money ahead of Prime Day

Mashable

BEST ROBOT VACUUM DEAL: Anker eufy RoboVac 35C WiFi Connected Robot Vacuum -- save $150.99 BEST TV DEAL: Sceptre 55-inch Class TV (2160p) Android Smart 4K LED TV with Google Assistant (A558CV-U) -- save $294.99 BEST TABLET DEAL: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (128GB) -- save $80.99 With more than two million deals planned for this year's two-day shopping extravaganza -- that's the most deals ever offered in its six-year history -- Amazon Prime Day is officially too big for other stores to ignore. The big box store will kick off its annual Deals for Days event on Sunday, June 20, with four whole days of special offers coinciding with Prime Day planned for its online *and* in-store shoppers.


The Morning After: Apple finally fixed the Apple TV 4K remote

Engadget

At long last, Apple has addressed the remote for its set-top box. I can only assume we'll eventually see a documentary investigation and several conspiracy theories about why the old, easily-lost Apple TV remote stuck around for so long, but that's a question for another day. Now the new Apple TV 4K is here and you should read Devindra Hardawar's review. Not so much for the box itself, as upgrades for the processor, smart home integration and HDMI 2.1 are more about future proofing than current capability, but to dig into the qualities of the Siri Remote. The only thing it's apparently missing is some way to find it when it's missing, plus you can use it with older Apple TVs.


This kid-friendly Lenovo tablet with Google Assistant is on sale for just $99

Mashable

The Lenovo Smart Tab M8 is on sale at Walmart for just $99 as of May 21 -- that's 18% off its suggested retail price of $119.99. Hot take: Middle schoolers are the trickest group to shop for when you're in the market for a kid-friendly tablet. Your little tyke's probably going to outgrow Amazon's popular Fire Kids tablet lineup by age 10 or so -- even the new Pro models won't be much use to them past age 12 -- but something like an iPad is a bit much for their purposes (especially with no dedicated parental controls). That's where the Lenovo Smart Tab M8 comes in. Plus, Mom and Dad can get down with its extremely reasonable pricing -- we found it on sale for just $99 at Walmart as of May 21, which is a good 18% off its $119.99


Best streaming device in 2021: Top media players compared

ZDNet

Streaming our favorite shows and movies has become not only popular but during the pandemic, they became a necessity to keep ourselves entertained. Whether it's reruns of The Office or watching the hottest new series on Netflix, streaming devices and sticks bring hours of entertainment into our living rooms and bedrooms with the push of a button or two. And because of that, the devices you use to stream are one of the most important -- but often overlooked -- gadgets we all have in our living rooms. Apple just updated the Apple TV 4K, with sales starting on April 30. It's the first major update to Apple's streaming device since 2017, and it was long overdue.