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Slugging his research i understand ben fox ruben i'm oscar gonzales apple unloading some a big mac book news today oscar you're on top of it what what's going on so they upgraded and killed a some mac books a so early mac book twelve inch no longer their new mac book air that was just four ninety nine their entry level no long on apple's website so they are gone okay i but what they did as part of their backs school program now only ten ninety nine a mac book air it's been a little bit with its retina display an available for nine ninety nine a thousand bucks should for college students only let's keep that yes none of us qualify for this discount so yes not anymore so effectively what they've done i mean yes there's a college student discount which i don't think it's actually that that that that sort of throwing up donut folks the way they're giving something to you but they're taking away a lot right effectively increased the entry cost to buy a mac right is now if it went from the ninety nine ninety nine mac book air to now there's ten ninety nine new mac book air with the retina right right to be fair that nine ninety nine mac book air starting to look pretty pretty old pretty miserable especially after they updated the mac book air and as much as i really wanted to see them keep that price at nine ninety nine for the newest mac book air you knew they weren't gonna do that and i thought the new one anyway so yeah i mean i have one an icon regretted 'cause the keyboard is not great now speaking of which then the new mac book air in the new macbook pros to get the new survey jen mac a keyboard which still still the butterfly keyboard stood about keyboard but there is supposed to be like a little bit of rubber underneath please give it a little bounce to protect from a debris in dust that that's what they do with the second generation one other thing that i think they did that was smart was killing off the twelve inch mac book has that was a really strange edition inside the lineup after they already moved in the pro any air 'em what what exactly was the value of the twelve inch mac up in the air was definitely the the twenty eighteen air definitely made it a mac book relevant right much faster heavy sbc portillo's delivered slimmer sexually almost the same size twelve inch mac book so 'em yeah not surprised that it's dead yeah yeah it's it's thick he'll be as the i phone assay too so it's going back to your whole point about you know getting rid of getting all the budget options all the budget options sorry you're so yeah sorry it yet if you're on a budget doesn't care bye bye all right so next up the research teams out to figure out which is the best voice assistant when it came to recognizing requests were specific brand but what did they find out a what was really interesting about this why is that there have been a lot of studies already that have looked into different places then this one really not only reinforced by a showed how strong google assistant is when compared to other voice assistance so it wasn't even close like if you're asking about different brands like jet blue or chevy or starbucks just any sort of basic questions like what is chevy or where do i buy starbucks google assistant in general was able to answer it was something like ninety percent of the questions especially on your smartphone allow whereas alexa siri and bixby weren't even close it was about fifty percentage point difference lougee if you really wanna get a voice assistant that's gonna work for any number of questions i've seen a lot of these reports and unfortunately the truth is is that google assistant continues the outpaced the competition titian by a pretty significant margin does the burning question and like if you're if you're not go home like mine is like is it worth upgrading to a google lineup of list assistance maybe maybe i know alford if he were here i'll never did that that for that very reason you know he saw the the google assistant had actually been functioning better and decided to switch the good news with alexa is is that it works much better what smart home capability and then it has a lot more of those smart home partnership so it's not like it's terrible