New: Mars In 4K

A world first. New footage from Mars rendered in stunning 4K resolution. We also talk about the cameras on board the Martian rovers and how we made the video.

The cameras on board the rovers were the height of technology when the respective missions launched.

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Why Mars? The fascination with exploring the red planet

The mystique of Mars is one that humans can’t seem to resist. The red planet has easily captured our interest for centuries, heavily featured in science fiction books and films and the subject of robotic exploration since the 1960s. via Technology and News Today https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/15/world/mars-exploration-humankind-scn/index.html

You can buy Apple’s new $60 Siri remote a la carte for your old Apple TV, too

Apple has finally excised its much-maligned Apple TV remote with a new iteration that ditches the confusing touchpad for some good old-fashioned buttons. But you won’t need to shell out for Apple’s updated Apple TV 4K to get one. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/20/22394196/apple-tv-4k-new-siri-remote-sold-separately-price-buttons

Why is the old Apple TV HD still so expensive?

Apple refreshed its Apple TV 4K streaming box today with upgraded specs and, perhaps most importantly, a redesigned, simpler Siri remote. When the new device ships in late May, it’ll cost the same price as before: $179 for a 32GB unit or $199 for 64GB. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/20/22394168/apple-tv-hd-siri-remote-too-expensive-2021

Apple’s AirTag tracks your items for $29

Apple unveiled the long-awaited AirTags at its “Spring Loaded” virtual event today, introducing them as accessories that join the company’s Find My service. The fobs can be customized with engravings of characters, letters and emoji. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/apple-airtag-29-each-find-my-item-tracker-comning-april-30-171736127.html

The new Apple TV 4K gets a revamped remote and A12 Bionic chip

At its Spring Forward event, Apple announced a new Apple TV 4K streaming box, its first since 2017. New to this model is the company’s A12 Bionic chip. Apple says the updated silicon allows the Apple TV to play HDR video at higher frame rates, as well as decode video faster. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/new-apple-tv-4-remote-redesign-a12-bionic-173418462.html

Apple is bringing Touch ID to the new iMacs

Apple’s ultra-colorful new iMacs will include wireless Touch ID capabilities. This will allow users to log in, swap profiles and complete purchases with Apple Pay on the iMac. The feature will be built into specific versions of the keyboard that will be sold alongside the fresh iMac line. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/touch-id-apple-imac-wireless-174826559.html

iOS 14.5 will roll out next week

Seven months after iOS 14 was released, Apple has today revealed that iOS 14.5 will begin rolling out the week of April 26th. At its iPad event, the company declined to offer a specific date, but its press materials said that the new software would arrive “next week.” Despite being a . via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/ios-14-5-rolls-out-181112539.html

Sleeping Too Little in Middle Age May Increase Dementia Risk, Study Finds

The research, tracking thousands of people from age 50 on, suggests those who sleep six hours or less a night are more likely to develop dementia in their late 70s. Could getting too little sleep increase your chances of developing dementia? via Technology and News Today https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/20/health/sleep-dementia-risk.html