These gaming laptops pack Intel's 9th-generation CPUs and new NVIDIA hardware
It's the most wonderful time of the year -- if you like nanometers, clock speeds and laptop refreshes. Intel's 9th-generation chips have arrived, while NVIDIA has unveiled its GTX 16-series mobile GPUs to bring more performance punch to your next laptop. We've summarized all the new models, but it's worth paying attention to some more interesting options like Razer's upgraded Blade series.
Tesla's Model S and Model X get new motors with more range
Confirming earlier rumors, the flagship sedan and SUV are getting a redesigned powertrain that uses the same "permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motor" and associated technology we first saw in the Model 3. Without increasing the size of the battery, Tesla claims it's improved range, power and torque is enough to make for faster 0 to 60 MPH times.
The Long Range Model S was previously EPA rated for up to 335 miles on a charge, and now it can go to 370. The Long Range Model X, meanwhile, extends to up to 325 miles. Oh, and if you're a current Tesla owner thinking of upgrading to a Performance model, they'll throw in the $20k Ludicrous Mode option for free.
Apple offers next-day repairs for broken MacBook keyboards
According to a memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple has started to stock its retail locations with necessary parts, so Genius Bar technicians can fix keyboard issues in store rather than shipping devices to an off-site service center. The aim is to provide next-day turnaround time, but if you were hoping for a wholesale redesign of the "butterfly" key mechanism, there's no sign of that happening yet.
The company behind a $16,000 laundry robot predictably folded
The black Laundroid obelisk, developed by Japanese company Seven Dreamers, was supposed to be a washing machine, dryer, ironing and laundry-folding robot rolled into one. It was the perfect appliance, in short, for chore-dodging so-and-sos who hate dealing with grimy clothes. But with Seven Dreamers filing for bankruptcy in Japan, the job of doing things we're too lazy to do ourselves is now up to the aptly named Foldimate.
Return your Amazon orders to any Kohl's store, starting in July
As of July, you'll have the option of returning your goods at any of Kohl's 1,150 stores in the US. You won't need a box or label, and it won't cost you a dime as long as you're covered by the return policy in the first place.
OnePlus 7 series event set for May 14th
OnePlus has confirmed when it will showcase the OnePlus 7 lineup for the first time. On May 14th at 11 AM ET, the company will unveil its latest handsets at simultaneous events in four cities: New York, London, Beijing and Bangalore.
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