New Apple Leak Reveals Stunning MacBook Air

Following on from reports of new screen technology being planned for next year’s MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops, an all-new ‘affordable’ MacBook Air is also being prepared for launch.

The details come from noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and builds on his recent work around the mini-LED technology that will be coming to the Mac laptops next year. Hartley Charlton reports:

“…Kuo explained that two new MacBook Pro models equipped with an all-new form factor design are expected to launch in 2021, and a new “affordable” ‌MacBook Air‌ is expected in 2022, all with ‌Apple Silicon‌ chips and mini-LED displays. …Kuo also

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Is It The Key to Hypersonic Air Travel?

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Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Mechanics/Handout

  • An adapted scramjet called a “sodramjet” could reach Mach 16 flight by leveraging sonic booms.
  • The experimental engine is Chinese, but based on American ideas dating back 40 years or more.
  • Turning sonic booms into combustion addresses a key, “fatal” flaw in scramjet designs.

    A Chinese-made “sodramjet” engine has reached nine times the speed of sound in a wind tunnel test. The engine could power an aircraft to reach anywhere in the world within two hours, the makers say.

    You love badass tech of the future. So do we. Let’s nerd out over this stuff together.

    Scientists say the sodramjet (short for “standing oblique detonation ramjet engine”) could be the first real hope for hypersonic flight—many times the speed of sound, and something that would bring both global travel and space travel much closer to home.

    “With reusable trans-atmospheric planes, we can

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    Bleach-alternative COVID-19 surface disinfectants may pollute indoor air, study finds — ScienceDaily

    Cleaning surfaces with hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants has the potential to pollute the air and pose a health risk, according to research led by University of Saskatchewan (USask).

    The research team found that mopping a floor with a commercially available hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectant raised the level of airborne hydrogen peroxide to more than 600 parts per billion — about 60 per cent of the maximum level permitted for exposure over eight hours, and 600 times the level naturally occurring in the air. The results were just published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

    “When you’re washing surfaces, you are also changing the air you are breathing,” said USask chemistry researcher Tara Kahan, senior author of the study and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Analytical Chemistry. “Poor indoor air quality is associated with respiratory issues such as asthma.”

    Too much exposure to hydrogen peroxide could lead to respiratory, skin, and

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    How One Person in Pakistan Made a Difference for Air Quality

    Citizen Science Salon is a partnership between Discover magazine and SciStarter.org.


    Air quality impacts our health, our quality of life and even the length of our lives. Most people don’t think about what’s in the air they breathe — but perhaps they should. 

    That’s the driving force behind the Pakistan Air Quality Initiative. The citizen science project wants to let people know what’s in their air. While living in Beijing, a city known for poor air quality, Abid Omar became curious about the air that he and the people around him were inhaling every day. He brought this curiosity with him to Pakistan.  

    Omar bought several air quality monitors and soon realized that the air quality around him in the city of Karachi was notably poor. In fact, it was bad enough that in other countries the government would have shut down schools and kept people inside. With

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    Two MacBook Pro models getting mini LED in 2021, MacBook Air in 2022 says Kuo

    Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that as part of Apple’s mini LED push, the company will release a pair of new MacBook Pro models in 2021 with the technology — and a “more affordable” MacBook Air in 2022.

    In a note to investors, seen by AppleInsider, Ming-Chi Kuo is refining his predictions for Apple’s use of mini LED technology in the Mac. Specifically, he predicts that the long-rumored 14-inch MacBook Pro with a redesigned chassis will arrive in 2021 alongside another model. Perhaps more notably, Kuo is also expecting a new and “more affordable” MacBook Air in 2022 — but he didn’t comment on the possibility of an enclosure redesign of that model.

    Mini LED is, as the name suggests, a very small LED component. While current LEDs are used for backlighting systems, they typically rely on a small number of LEDs lighting up a larger area. Mini LED

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    Air pollution spikes linked to lower test scores for Salt Lake County third graders — ScienceDaily

    Fine particulate matter (PM2.5), the tiny particles responsible for hazy air pollution, are detrimental to children’s health even inside the classroom. Mounting evidence has linked chronic exposure with poor academic performance in K-12 students. Until now, no research had examined the impact of “peak” air pollution events, the 24-hour spikes of extremely high PM2.5 levels. For students in Salt Lake County, Utah, these episodes are a dangerous reality — the county’s largest city, Salt Lake City, was among the top 10 most polluted American cities for short-term particle pollution in the latest American Lung Association report.

    In a new study, University of Utah researchers found that more frequent peak air pollution exposure was associated with reduced math and English language arts (ELA) test scores for third graders in all primary public schools in Salt Lake County during the 2016-2017 year. The minimum peak pollution levels in this study are below

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    Cyber Monday M1 Mac deals extended: $899 MacBook Air, $639 Mac mini, $1,199 MacBook Pro

    Cyber Monday has turned into Cyber Week with some of the year’s best promotions still in effect on new Apple hardware for one more day. Find out where to pick up an Apple Silicon MacBook Air for $899 — or save $100 to $150 on 13-inch MacBook Pros. Prices start at $639 for the Late 2020 models.

    Apple Cyber Monday deals extended

    There are a number of M1 Mac deals to choose from, with more than a dozen available exclusively for AppleInsider readers with promo code APINSIDER when used with our special pricing links. Prices start at $639, with a full rundown of the deals — along with savings on nearly every other Mac — in the AI Mac Computer Price Guide.

    $100 to $150 off M1 MacBook Airs

      7-core GPU
    • MacBook Air 7C GPU (M1, 8GB, 256GB) Space Gray: $899 ($100 off)
    • MacBook Air
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    Best iPad Cyber Monday deals available: Savings on iPad Air and iPad Pro

    This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

    Black Friday deals are still going strong as we head to Cyber Monday, and it’s no surprise that Apple iPad deals have made it a popular choice among shoppers. As a result, some of the best discounts are already gone. But you’ll still find select colors of the new iPad Air available for $29 off ($570) at Amazon right now. 

    Best Buy is currently offering sales on various iPad models, but you must pick up your purchase at a brick-and-mortar store to get the best price, which is $50 off a 10.2-inch iPad with 32GB of storage and $70 off a 10.2-inch iPad with 128GB of storage

    Do note that, at this point, you may not get a shipping date

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    Apple MacBook Cyber Monday sales: Save up to $350 on Intel-based MacBook Air and Pro laptops and more

    This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

     Black Friday is gone, but there are still some great deals left. Need a new laptop? You still have a chance to score one! While you won’t likely find significant savings on the newer M1 MacBooks (though we’ve seen some minor discounts from time to time) there are great deals to be had on the older Intel models. Apple is offering a $150 gift card with purchase of eligible models, including the 2019 MacBook Pro 16-inch, right up through Cyber Monday.

    If you’re hungry for the new M1 MacBooks that use Apple’s own silicon, the new MacBook Air or 13-inch MacBook Pro, you might have to wait, however. The early tests of the M1 machines show a significant

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    B&H’s Cyber Monday deals are live: $100 off M1 MacBooks, $569 iPad Air 4, up to $400 off MacBook Pros, $259 Apple Watch, iPad Pro savings

    There’s no need to wait until Nov. 30 to grab Cyber Monday deals at B&H Photo. The Apple Authorized Reseller is slashing prices on hardware, along with peripherals like LG monitors. Many deals have limited inventory available at the reduced prices, with multiple exclusive discounts to check out.

    B&H’s Cyber Monday Apple deals

    Those looking for a Mac mini with upgradeable RAM, for instance, can nab a $170 cash discount on a 3.0GHz 6-core Intel Core i5 model with 16GB of memory and a 512GB SSD.

    Quad-core Intel MacBook Air models with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage space are also $200 off, bringing the well-equipped notebooks down to $1,099.

    Both sets of exclusive deals are link-activated using our special B&H pricing links from a laptop or desktop computer.

    Cyber Monday Apple Watch deals

    Apple Watch SE

    • Apple Watch SE (40mm, Gray Aluminum, Black Sport Band):
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