We Need To Talk About Kat On ‘The Bold Type’

Her budding romance with Ava, a conservative who defends conversion therapy, couldn’t have come at a worse time.

Report: U.S. Catholic Church Won At Least $1.4 Billion In Pandemic Aid

The church lobbied for an exemption to what counts as a small business.

Japanese Convenience Stores to Get Robots to Stock Shelves

Technology and efficiency are definitely two things you’ll encounter in abundance when you visit Japan’s modern cities like Tokyo and Osaka. Now, FamilyMart one of Japan’s biggest chains of convenience stores (aka “konbini”) is aiming to increase its efficiency by adding robots to its staff.

Created by robotics company Telexistence, the humanoid robots will be used to help stock store shelves. However, these robots aren’t autonomous, they’re designed to be operated remotely by a human wearing a virtual reality headset and special controller gloves.

At first I thought this was a strange idea, because it still requires a human, but then I realized that the remote operator could be sitting at a desk at home or in a corporate office, and stock shelves at multiple locations without having to travel between them. That could definitely make things more efficient and less costly, assuming everything works properly.

FamilyMart plans on testing out some of the robots in Tokyo this summer, and then rolling them out to 20 stores or more by 2022. I wonder if and when we’ll get to the point where convenience store clerks are replaced by robots.

[via Time Out via Geekologie]

Facebook Kicks Off Friday by Fucking Up Numerous iOS Apps

A major Facebook fuckup crashed numerous iOS apps that rely on its framework for various purposes throughout Friday morning. Per The Next Web, the affected applications include everything from Spotify and Pinterest to Venmo, Tinder, Apple’s App Store, and even competing social media services like Twitter. It appears…

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After Images Leak, Google Drops an Official Teaser of Its Next Smart Speaker

Apparently the cat is out of the bag because after images from regulatory filings depicting Google’s next smart speaker leaked earlier this week, Google decided to release an official teaser of the Nest team’s upcoming device.

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iPhone 12 Pro Models To Come With 6GB Of RAM

When it comes to RAM on the iPhone, Apple hasn’t exactly rushed to try and cram as much RAM as possible into their handsets. This has been a slight point of contention amongst iPhone users who feel that their devices could benefit from extra RAM, and the good news is that Apple is willing to oblige.

According to a tweet by @L0vetodream, it alleges that for the iPhone 12 Pro models, they are expected to come with as much as 6GB of RAM. This will be an upgrade over its predecessor, the iPhone 11 Pro Max which comes with 4GB of RAM. However, it seems that for the non-Pro models, they will be sticking with just 4GB of RAM.

We imagine that this shouldn’t really pose too much of a problem since the previous models performed just fine with 4GB of RAM, but presumably the difference could encourage users to upgrade to the Pro models.

Apple is rumored to be launching as many as four iPhone models this year. There will be the base iPhone 12, followed by the iPhone 12 Max, both of which will sport 4GB of RAM. Then there will be two Pro models – the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, both of which will sport the rumored 6GB of RAM. Recent rumors have also “confirmed” that they will all use an OLED display.

iPhone 12 Pro Models To Come With 6GB Of RAM

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14-inch And 16-inch ARM MacBook Pros Coming In 2021

During WWDC 2020, Apple announced that they would be transitioning away from Intel processors to custom ARM-based chipsets. It is largely expected that the first ARM-based MacBook Pro will be arriving later in the year, and now thanks to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, we might have an idea of what to expect in 2021.

According to Kuo’s latest research note, he claims that in 2021, Apple will be launching 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros that will use the new ARM chipset, while the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro will be coming this year with the new ARM chipset. It is unclear as to what this means for the future of the 13-inch and 16-inch models.

Will Apple launch Intel and ARM-based 13-inch and 16-inch models? Or will they only offer it in ARM? Apple did state that during this transition period, they will continue to create Intel-based products, but stopped short of saying which models will be Intel and which will use the new custom Apple silicon.

Also, does this mean that we won’t be seeing a refresh of the 16-inch MacBook Pro this year and that Apple will “save” it for 2021? Either way, we guess we’ll have to wait and see, so take it with a grain of salt for now and hopefully Apple will have more details later this year.

14-inch And 16-inch ARM MacBook Pros Coming In 2021

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ARM-Based MacBook Air Could Be Cheaper Than The Intel Version

Without a doubt, many are wondering what Apple’s shift to their own custom ARM chipsets could mean in terms of pricing. Will Apple’s ARM computers cost more than Intel computers? According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he speculates that there is a chance that it could actually be cheaper, and that we could actually be seeing a cheaper MacBook Air launch either later this year or 2021.

According to Kuo, “In an optimistic scenario, if Apple lowers the price of Apple Silicon’s MacBook Air to reflect the cost reduction, and if the newly-designed 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro are better than the old MacBook Pro, we expect… shipment volume to grow significantly to 18-20 million units in 2021.”

Now Kuo doesn’t explicitly state that he knows for sure that there could be cheaper models, but he speculates there could be. It’s actually interesting because according to an earlier report, it was suggested that Apple’s custom silicon chipsets could be priced more expensive than Intel, but that could be due initial costs and new technology.

However, we wouldn’t be surprised if Apple’s ARM computers could end up being cheaper, especially since it means that in the long-run, Apple will save money by not having to pay Intel to purchase or license their technology. Either way, we’ll have to wait and see.

ARM-Based MacBook Air Could Be Cheaper Than The Intel Version

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Crashing iPhone apps blamed on Facebook: Tinder, Spotify and others impacted

A Facebook SDK glitch is causing popular apps like Spotify, Waze, Nextdoor, Pinterest, and others to crash on iPhones, even if users don’t have Facebook accounts themselves. It’s the second time this year that problems with the Facebook SDK – which many apps rely upon for user authentication – have led to uncontrollably crashing software. The problem is that the … Continue reading

2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel official: More torque and more range

Jeep is adding a new diesel option for its pickup truck, with the 2021 Gladiator EcoDiesel headed to dealerships later this year. One of the most-requested options, Jeep claims, for its long-anticipated truck, the EcoDiesel will use a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 to offer a significant uptick in torque compared to the gas engine. Since it launched in 2019, the Gladiator … Continue reading