Jony Ive on why AirPods are now everywhere

’Why, two years after launching, Apple’s expensive, magical headphones are suddenly taking over our headspace.’ — GQ.

I ducked into a Tim Horton’s — Canadian Dunkin’ Donuts — the other day to grab a quick coffee and I was immediately struck by not one, not two, but three people wearing Apple’s AirPods. Two of them had in only a single AirPod. The third was rocking both. I’m not talking about downtown SF or NYC here. I’m talking about the suburbs of Montreal. And, increasingly, everywhere.

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Jon Wilde, writing for GQ:

I asked Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, why he thought the AirPods at first left everyone looking like a puppy staring at a butterfly.

”I think this was common on the initial reaction to the AirPods—it’s a reaction based on an academic understanding of them, rather than a practical daily understanding of them,” said Ive. ”What we tend to focus on are those attributes that are easy to talk about, and just …

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The Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth speaker is on sale for $150 at Best Buy

Bluetooth and Beautiful.

The Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth speaker is down to $149.99 through Best Buy’s eBay store and the main site. Most places still selling this speaker, like Amazon, sell it for around $350. Today’s deal is one of the best we’ve ever seen for a speaker that rarely goes on sale at all.

Marshall’s speakers have some of the best and most unique designs in the speaker world. Despite the vintage style, they still have very modern insides with Bluetooth tech that works up to 33-feet away. The speaker has a 5.25-inch woofer and a pair of 3/4-inch tweeters. If you don’t want to use Bluetooth, you can also connect via the 3.5mm aux input, RCA input, and more.

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The Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth speaker is on sale for $150 at Best Buy

Bluetooth and Beautiful.

The Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth speaker is down to $149.99 through Best Buy’s eBay store and the main site. Most places still selling this speaker, like Amazon, sell it for around $350. Today’s deal is one of the best we’ve ever seen for a speaker that rarely goes on sale at all.

Marshall’s speakers have some of the best and most unique designs in the speaker world. Despite the vintage style, they still have very modern insides with Bluetooth tech that works up to 33-feet away. The speaker has a 5.25-inch woofer and a pair of 3/4-inch tweeters. If you don’t want to use Bluetooth, you can also connect via the 3.5mm aux input, RCA input, and more.

See at Best Buy’s eBay Store…

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Here’s how to score Apple’s iMac Pro at education pricing of up to $400 off

Be a student and save.

Did you know Apple offers education pricing on its devices for students, teachers, and parents? You don’t even need a .EDU email address to qualify for these savings, either. The discounts change every so often, but right now Apple is offering up to $400 off the iMac Pro when you purchase via the link provided. That’ll bring its price down to $4,599 from $4,999, though any add-ons you choose will affect your total. Shipping is free.

You can also save $20 on an iPad this way, and Apple offers special financing plans of up to 18 months for those who need them.

Equipped with a 3.2GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz, and 32GB of RAM that’s expandable up to 256GB, along with a 1TB SSD, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a gorgeous 27-inch Retina 5K display. If you’d like to learn more about just how beastly of a computer the iMac Pro is, be sure to check out our review from last year.

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Here’s how to score Apple’s iMac Pro at education pricing of up to $400 off

Be a student and save.

Did you know Apple offers education pricing on its devices for students, teachers, and parents? You don’t even need a .EDU email address to qualify for these savings, either. The discounts change every so often, but right now Apple is offering up to $400 off the iMac Pro when you purchase via the link provided. That’ll bring its price down to $4,599 from $4,999, though any add-ons you choose will affect your total. Shipping is free.

You can also save $20 on an iPad this way, and Apple offers special financing plans of up to 18 months for those who need them.

Equipped with a 3.2GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz, and 32GB of RAM that’s expandable up to 256GB, along with a 1TB SSD, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a gorgeous 27-inch Retina 5K display. If you’d like to learn more about just how beastly of a computer the iMac Pro is, be sure to check out our review from last year.

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How to watch Thompson-Pettis on UFC Fight Night on March 23 on ESPN+

Also Heavyweights Blaydes and Willis clash with the hope of rising to a title fight.

March has been jam packed with major MMA events, and this weekend is no exception. The third UFC FIght Night in three weeks pits top contenders — and potential title challengers — against each other. On Saturday, March 23, UFC Fight Night with Thompson vs Pettis is streaming exclusively on ESPN+.

UFC Fight Night with Thompson vs Pettis is taking place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. The event stream begins at 5 p.m. Eastern time with the Prelims, and the Main Card starts at 8 p.m. You’ll see it all only on ESPN+.

Stephen ”Wonderboy” Thompson (14-3-1) is currently ranked 4th among Welterweight fighters. Two years ago, Thompson looked to be on top of the fight world. He was 13-1-1 and had a main event rematch against Tyron Woodley, after their first match ended in a draw. He lost that bout, and dropped another just 14 months later to bring his record to 14-3-1. Still Stephen Thomp…

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Take $50 or more off select factory refurbished Apple devices today

These refurbished models each come with a one-year warranty and a brand new battery.

Buying refurbished devices may seem a bit risky, but if you’re purchasing from the original manufacturer, you can usually score a full warranty along with some stellar discounts you wouldn’t normally receive otherwise. That can make for a pretty tempting offer when it comes to Apple devices, and right now Apple is bulking up the discounts by an extra $50 or more on various iPhone, Mac, iPad and Apple Watch models.

All of Apple’s certified refurbished products have been tested and inspected to work like new and to meet Apple’s quality standards. They’re each backed by a one-year warranty and come with a new internal battery and new packaging. Free shipping is included, too.

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Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition for Nintendo Switch

We’re here to do one thing and one thing only. Killing Nazis!

Sniper Elite is a game series revolving around World War 2, killing Nazis, and preventing their war efforts from advancing to dangerous levels. You, a dangerous soldier trained in the arts of sniping targets and close-ranged stealth attacks, are sent in as a one-man team with a very important mission.

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What is Sniper Elite?
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What’s new with Sniper Elite 3?

Whenever there is new information released about Sniper Elite 3 we’ll be sure to update you here. Make sure you check back on occasion for new updates!

What is Sniper Elite?

Sniper Elite was created by Rebellion Developments. Its the same people who are responsible for the Call of Duty: World at War – Final Fronts DLC for the PlayStation 2 back in 2008. The Sniper Elite series started back in 2005 with the original…

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Pokemon Go Events: Celebrate the Equinox Starting March 19

Equinox Event, Community Day, Lotad Research, Giratina returns, and more!

Pokémon Go is intended to get you out and about, both on your own and with family and friends. One of the ways Pokémon Go tries to bolster activity is with events. Some of the events get splashy announcements and coincide with big public holidays. Others are quieter and more regular. Here’s what’s happened already and what’s coming up next.

Pokemon Go Lotad Limited Research on March 30

I’m not as big a fan of the research days as I was the legendary raid days because spinning is just so much more tedious than raiding, but this one sounds fun.

Professor Willow is looking to conduct Limited Research on the impact of weather on Pokémon, with a focus on the Water- and Grass-type Pokémon Lotad. Spin Photo Discs at nearby PokéStops to obtain Field Research tasks that lead to encounters with this Water Weed Pokémon. While you’re completing research, keep an eye o…

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Stream your music to Aukey’s rugged Bluetooth Speaker on sale for $21

This speaker’s internal battery can last for over 30 hours on a single charge.

Aukey’s rugged SK-M12 Bluetooth Speaker drops to just $21.19 at Amazon when you enter promo code N7FHC8Z8 during checkout. That’ll save you nearly $20 off its current price there and score you this speaker at one of its best prices ever. It’s sold for up to $50 in the last few months, but it hasn’t dropped this low without a code since a price mistake years ago.

The SK-M12 is equipped with dual 5W drivers and a bass-boosting passive radiator, along with a 5200mAh battery that’s capable of lasting for up to 30 hours on a single charge. It’s water-resistant too, so you can bring it to the beach or out in the rain without worrying about it being damaged. Plus, its silicone housing is resistant against shocks and drops as well.

Aukey includes a two-year warranty with this speaker’s purchase. It’s received pretty great reviews at Amazon too, resulting in a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Windows Central’s revi…

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