Skip to main content

Digital Trends Live: COVID-19 continues, new 14″ MacBook Pro, and more

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Luke Larsen discuss the top-trending stories in tech, including additional coronavirus complications, a new 14-inch MacBook Pro, BMW’s i4 electric concept car, a DARPA challenge, and more.

DT Senior Editor Drew Prindle joins the show for a new segment about bold solutions for big problems, including data storage using DNA and 3D-printed rockets.

Barry Conlin

Barry Conlin, founder and chief executive officer of Overhaul, talks about avoiding supply chain disruption, and how companies need an agile supply chain in order to survive.

Sravan Puttagunta

Nibler then speaks with Sravan Puttagunta, founder and CEO of Go360, about the future of on-demand transportation and the company’s all-electric vehicle ride sharing.

Editors' Recommendations

Todd Werkhoven
Todd Werkhoven's work can be read at numerous publications and he co-authored a personal finance book called "Zombie…
Apple ‘Unleashed’ event: New MacBook Pros, M1 Pro/Max, AirPods 3, and more
Tim Cook Apple Unleashed

Nearly a year after the first M1-based MacBooks debuted, we're finally getting the sequel. Apple's prerecorded Unleashed event revealed updates to Apple Music and the Mac, including new processors and a redesign for the MacBook Pros.

Apple CEO Tim Cook opened the company's special Unleashed presentation to announce a new Apple Music plan, new MacBook Pro models with a notch, new M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, and new Home Pod Mini colors in time for the holidays.
The new MacBook Pros with a notch

Read more
Despite the notch, the new MacBook Pro looks like an amazing comeback
The new Macbook Pro being announced.

Apple launched major updates to the MacBook Pro at its October Unleashed event, putting to bed many months of speculation surrounding the device. The company revealed an all-new 14-inch model starting at $1,999, alongside a refreshed 16-inch model that starts at $2,499.

The update brings many features that have been long rumored to the 14-inch model. The most notable of them is the most obvious: The change in display size. The device’s bezels have been thinned down, allowing Apple to squeeze a 14-inch panel into the frame without increasing the laptop’s footprint. That should result in a more immersive experience while using the new MacBook Pro and bring it in line with other premium laptops.

Read more
Apple’s High Power Mode could mean MacBook performance boost
A Macbook Pro sitting on a chair, illuminated with neon lighting.

In January 2020, it emerged that Apple was working on a so-called Pro Mode for its Macs. While that never became an official MacOS feature, it looks like it could be making a return under the name High Power Mode.

According to 9to5Mac, MacOS Monterey beta 8 contains references to High Power Mode in its code. Unlike the Pro Mode leak, there are no details as to how exactly this would work. However, Pro Mode itself could give us some clues.

Read more