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Upgrading to wireless headphones just got a little bit cheaper.
Apple doesn’t frequently discount its products, but right now you can save on the wildly popular Apple AirPods at one of their most affordable prices ever thanks to Amazon Prime Day! The standard model is down to just $114.99 — the lowest price we’ve ever seen them on Amazon.
Apple AirPods with Charging Case
Apple AirPods with Charging Case $114.99 at Amazon
Apple AirPods with Charging Case $129.00 at Walmart
Our advice? Don’t miss out on this deal. These wireless earbuds pair seamlessly between other Apple devices and offer great sound quality.
Related: We have the latest Amazon Prime Day updates all in one place!
The newer version of the AirPods is also on sale. The sleek white buds have a case that be charged wirelessly using a Qi-compatible wireless charging mat.
Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging
Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case
Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case $149.98 at Amazon
Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case $159.99 at Walmart
If you’re looking to go for the ultimate upgrade, the noise-canceling AirPods Pro are currently down to their lowest price yet.
Apple AirPods Pro
Apple AirPods Pro
Apple AirPods Pro $199.00 at Amazon
Apple AirPods Pro $199.00
Best Prime Day 2020 headphone deals: Save $100 on Bose QuietComfort 35 II, $50 on AirPods Pro and more
This story is part of , CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.
is officially here and runs through Wednesday, Oct. 14. Between Amazon’s hefty savings and similar sales from and , now is a great time to be on the hunt for any type of headphones, from wireless ear buds to epic over-the-ear noise cancelling headsets with comfy ear cups..
So far, we’re seeing deep discounts on Sony headphones that we’ve traditionally seen aroundand Cyber Monday. Sony has lowered prices on last year’s , as well as the newer , which is water-resistant and features noise cancellation. The entry-level WF-XB700 Extra Bass is at the lowest price we’ve ever seen, $78. We’re also seeing Apple headphones return to a low price of $199 (even as a remains rumored).
We expect to see more amazing headphone discounts throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, so if you’re in the market for a specific type of headphone, say ones with Bluetooth connectivity, noise cancellation or, keep checking back.
Note that you’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member to get these exclusive deals.
New iPhones were unveiled Tuesday, and they will come without wired headphones in the box for the first time ever. In the meantime, Apple’s current top of the line noise-canceling true wireless headphones are now back to selling at $199. That’s still pricey, but it’s $50 off what you’ll pay at the Apple Store, and $20 less than their usual price at Amazon.
Sony’s latest noise-canceling headphones get a $50 discount for Prime Day and Amazon throws in a $25 gift card to
HITACHI Rail STS Chooses AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Software Development Environment for New Rail Safety Platform
AdaCore, a trusted provider of software development and verification tools, today announced that HITACHI Rail STS (Signaling and Transportation Systems) has selected AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Ada development environment targeting ARM processors for the modernization of its CSD (Calculator of Available Safety) rail safety platform, to ensure the safe circulation of trains on railway lines and metro networks.
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Technical challenges of modernization
In March 2017, HITACHI Rail STS rolled out the interlocking management system of the Gare de Lyon in Paris as part of a renovation project commissioned by the French national rail company SNCF. The system, supported by a single safety platform, commands 170 switches, 115 light signals and 800 routes at any time and simultaneously, and thus requires a secure, reliable platform.
In 2018, facing the problem of obsolete equipment and the need for ever greater computing power, HITACHI Rail STS decided to further modernize its safety platform with the ambitious goal of developing a single platform that is also compatible with the constraints of rolling stock and ground signalling.
The first targets were the renovation of the metro lines in the city of Brussels with a Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system, and the renovation of the interlocking systems of the first 280 mile-long high-speed rail line in France between Paris and Lyon.
HITACHI Rail STS identified 2 key areas of focus in order to achieve its goal:
Conduct logic synthesis on the 68K CPU in order to house the “voter” function of the CSD in the Processing System part of this component, thus making it possible to reuse the coded monoprocessor production chain of the existing voter software,
Port the existing application software, developed in Ada 95, to
Early Prime Day deals: AirPods Pro $189, Macs from $729, 2020 iPad Pros up to $200 off, LG UltraFine displays from $399
Amazon-owned Woot’s Early Prime Day Sale offers shoppers some of the lowest prices of the season on Apple hardware, including AirPods Pro for $189.99 and Macs discounted to $729.99 and up. Even 2020 iPad Pros are up to $200 off.
Woot’s early Prime Day deals
MacBooks are also heavily reduced, with closeout 12-inch MacBooks and 13-inch MacBook Pros falling to as low as $729.99.
Even 2020 hardware is included in the flash sale, with 2020 MacBook Airs dipping to $889.99 in new, open box condition. Apple’s current 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro are also eligible for double and triple-digit markdowns, with prices starting at $739.99.
Those willing to purchase a refurbished unit can also save big on LG UltraFine monitors. Prices start at $399.99 for 4K models, while this 27-inch UltraFine 5K version is on sale for $799.99, which is $500 off the original MSRP.
To shop the entire selection of deals, head over to Woot. These flash deals are valid on Oct. 12 only and end at 10 p.m. Pacific, or while supplies last.
Additional Apple deals
AppleInsider and Apple authorized resellers are also running additional exclusive deals on hardware that will not only deliver the best Apple prices on many of the items, but also throw in bonus discounts on AppleCare, software and more. Here are some of the offers:
I maintain my macbook pro(2010, 6,2, OS X10.95) with Disk Warrior and Drive Genius, clear the cookie cache regularly, using task manager in Chrome to lean out CPU load, use Memory Clean during heavy browser loads, and Apple’s Disk Utility to repair permissions. I have done all the “troubleshooting” tricks in the internet for speeding up performance to no avail. As the machine has gotten older it heats up faster and slows down more quickly.
Recently it started failing to boot, just shutting down. I let it sit for a couple of months while looking at options. Then on a whim I booted up on Disk Warrior, again, ran the director repair, and presto; was able to start up completely and run. No more problems like that since(1 month), but the heating up even under moderate work load is significant.
Is there a fix or a maintenance process to fix these issues? It’s a great machine and I feel like it still has a lot of service left in it..
Having watched a number of Louis Rossmann’s mac repair videos I kinda think that it might be a problem with some component on the logic board….
Thank you for your time and expertise.
P.s. While the heating and performance issues have been building in recent years, one year ago, I did partition the drive(leaving headroom on each partition) so I could run software that required a later OS(10.13). After several months it seemed to create some difficulty returning to the OS x10.9 partition; slow starting. My solution was to move the 10.13 drive to an external bootable drive and to wipe that partition clean. It still exists; it’s just empty. This shouldn’t effect the main partition, but I thought it might be worth mentioning.
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