An electric race car has lapped Daytona for the first time

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The annual 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway in Florida got underway on Saturday afternoon. And this year’s race has been a pretty good one so far—although there are still nearly seven hours left to run

Bulky buds that do it all

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There’s no end to the hunt for the perfect noise-canceling earbuds. Powerful options inevitably rise to the top, but there’s always something new to consider. Apple’s AirPods Pro are the obvious pick for those that own an iPhone, but Android users have a lot more freedom. Now, Bose is hoping to capture some of that freedom with its QuietComfort Earbuds. The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are a worthy pick on either operating system, but let’s find out just what makes them tick in our review.

This Bose QuietComfort Earbuds review comes from the audio experts at our sister site Sound

A new $110 light gun for old Duck Hunts: Ars tests an HDTV-friendly option

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Enlarge / Duck Hunt without a CRT? It’s finally doable, thanks to the Sinden Lightgun.

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Over the past decade, we’ve seen nearly every classic gaming console receive a cute, miniaturized re-release—and the variety has been staggering, from titans like the NES to arcade niche favorites like Neo Geo and Sega Astro City.

Yet somehow, one massive retro-gaming category has been left unmined for a nostalgic buck: the light gun genre. Nintendo never packed shooting-gallery classics like Duck Hunt into a plug-and-play Zapper, while companies like Sega and Namco have never released their legendary arcade gun games as

Subscribers of Apple TV Plus will continue to get credit refunds until June

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Apple has notified subscribers of its Apple TV Plus streaming service that they’ll continue to get refund credits on their accounts until June, following a second extension of its free trial program earlier this month, 9 to 5 Mac reported.

Apple extended the free year-long trials of Apple TV Plus to customers until July 2021. The trials were included with the purchase of any Apple device (an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV) and were initially set to last until November 1st, 2020. This was the second extension; an earlier extension had pushed back the free trial end

Realme Watch S Pro Review: A smarter fitness tracker

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Realme and Xiaomi’s turf war shifted from just smartphones to ecosystem products in 2020. So when Xiaomi introduced the Mi Watch Revolve, it was only a matter of time that Realme would follow suit. Enter the Realme Watch S Pro

The premise is similar enough. Rather than a full-fledged smartwatch, the Realme Watch S Pro is a crossover. It combines the features of some of the best fitness trackers with nicer additions like a larger screen and slightly more robust functionality at an easy-to-reach price point. Has Realme finally launched a product that delivers what it promises? Read our Realme

No, WallStreetBets isn’t robbing Wall Street to help the little guy

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Enlarge / A closed GameStop store in Frankfurt, Germany, on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021.

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You’ve probably seen stories about GameStop, the struggling video game retailer that has improbably seen its stock quintuple since the start of the week. The stock isn’t up because GameStop announced strong financial results or a new turnaround strategy. Instead, it was the focus of a coordinated buying campaign by members of the WallStreetBets subreddit.

The effort has been so effective in part because its architects have convinced people that it’s not just a pump and dump scheme. Instead, they’ve painted

Samsung Galaxy S21: price, carriers and and where to buy

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Samsung’s new line of smartphones the S21 line — the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra are now available for purchase at various retailers. Below, we tell you where you can order them and what deals you can get from each retailer. As a reminder, their prices range from $999.99 to upward of $1,379.99.

If you want to check out our thoughts before you buy, we reviewed the Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy S21 Ultra. If you want more information on the Galaxy S21 Plus, The Verge’s Chaim Gartenberg did a hands-on earlier this month for all three

Carrot Weather gets a fresh new design and a bigger shift to subscriptions

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Carrot Weather — the entertainingly antagonistic weather application from developer Brian Mueller — just got its latest version 5.0 update, which brings a whole new (and far more customizable) design, removes the upfront price tag in favor of more subscription tiers, and, of course, adds new dialogue and Easter eggs for the app’s malevolent AI character.

It’s been a few years since Mueller released Carrot Weather 4.0, and the new update brings a fresh coat of paint to the weather app, with more detailed data that’s broken down into individual cards for things like Moon phases, wind speed, precipitation,

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