Netflix 4K Stream

Netflix 4K streaming on the PC is here, but the hardware requirements are ridiculous

November 28th at 2:23 PM

Netflix 4K streaming on the PC is here, but the hardware requirements are ridiculous

The ability to stream 4K Netflix video on your PC is finally here, but the hardware requirements to take advantage of this compelling development are incredibly stringent. As we highlighted just a few days ago, 4K video on Netflix can only be streamed by users running Microsoft’s Edge browser on a Windows 10 PC housing Intel’s next-gen Kaby Lake processor.

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Netflix 4K streaming finally hits the PC, but there’s a big, annoying, Edge-shaped catch

November 26th at 9:55 AM

Netflix 4K streaming finally hits the PC, but there’s a big, annoying, Edge-shaped catch

By now, most of you have probably already seen the magical and jaw-dropping video quality that 4K content provides. Clearly representing the future of where TV is headed, the sad reality is that we’re still not living in a world overflowing with 4K content just yet. Still, progress is being made slowly but surely.

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smartphone signal booster

This new smartphone antenna could boost your signal and battery life

November 22nd at 10:23 PM

This new smartphone antenna could boost your signal and battery life

In the never-ending quest to squeeze more power out of less space in our smartphones, researchers in Finland have developed a revolutionary antenna technology that could boost your signal and extend your battery life, and do it all while taking up less space than what’s currently in your handset.

The idea is that, because your phone is packed with a variety of antennas with different tasks — like one for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, another for GPS, and another for cellular — the result is too much power draw, reduced space, and possible interference. The bright minds at Aalto University in Finland set out to find a solution.  More →

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MacBook Pro 2016 Sales

Demand for Apple’s new MacBook Pro shows no sign of slowing down

November 22nd at 4:46 PM

Demand for Apple’s new MacBook Pro shows no sign of slowing down

You wouldn’t know it based on the sheer volume of complaints surrounding Apple’s new MacBook Pro models, but the company’s new notebook line appears to be resonating with consumers in a big way. Though Apple’s new laptops have been criticized from all angles for being overpriced and under-powered, Phil Schiller a few weeks back said that initial MacBook Pro orders were quick to set new sales records.

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Phil Schiller explains why new MacBook Pros don’t support 32GB of RAM

November 21st at 10:35 PM

Phil Schiller explains why new MacBook Pros don’t support 32GB of RAM

One of the biggest complaints surrounding Apple’s new MacBook Pro lineup is that the machines can’t be upgraded beyond 16GB of RAM. This, along with a few other reasons, has created something of a backlash among developers and creative professionals who argue that Apple’s new notebooks are overpriced and under-powered.

Even though Apple’s 2017 MacBook Pro update will reportedly include a price reduction and support for 32GB of RAM, and even though Apple’s new laptops are reportedly selling like hotcakes, there remains a vocal minority of users who still can’t wrap their collective heads around the fact that Apple, in 2016, would release a Pro level laptop with no upgrade option for 32GB of memory.

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MacBook Pro Sale

Pick up Apple’s base level MacBook Pro for $100 off at Amazon

November 21st at 8:31 PM

Pick up Apple’s base level MacBook Pro for $100 off at Amazon

If you’re angling to get a new MacBook Pro but aren’t up for spending a minimum of $1799 to pick up a model featuring Apple’s new Touch Bar, Amazon is currently selling Apple’s entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro (sans the Touch Bar) for just $1399. All told, that represents a $100 discount compared to what you’ll find anywhere else.

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Black Friday Deals

Best Buy is offering a solid Black Friday deal on the new Google Home

November 18th at 6:12 PM

Best Buy is offering a solid Black Friday deal on the new Google Home

With Black Friday just about a week away, the influx of incredible deals shows no sign of dying down anytime soon. With retailers continuing to jockey for consumer attention, we’re starting to see outlets like Best Buy serve up deals on consumer electronics products that only recently began appearing on store shelves.

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New MacBook Pro ad places Apple’s laptop among some of history’s greatest inventions

November 17th at 10:02 PM

New MacBook Pro ad places Apple’s laptop among some of history’s greatest inventions

With the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar finally shipping, Apple earlier today rolled out a new commercial for its nex-gen notebook. Titled “Bulbs”, the ad takes us on a gripping trip back in time as we see a steady stream of some of the most important human inventions throughout history, from the discovery of fire and the invention of the wheel to space travel and advanced robotics.

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drone delivery pizza

Domino’s just successfully delivered a pizza by drone for the first time

November 17th at 8:00 PM

Domino’s just successfully delivered a pizza by drone for the first time

After testing drone delivery systems for some time, Domino’s finally rolled out its aerial pizza delivery service for the first time, successfully sending pizzas to residents of Whangaparaoa, New Zealand.

As Quartz reports, the small rollout, which includes just one Domino’s location and a drone delivery radius of about a mile, is still a big milestone for unmanned delivery services. Domino’s plans to expand the delivery radius to just over 6 miles in the near future, along with additional drone fleets at other restaurant locations.  More →

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Surface Studio Apple

Apple believes a touchscreen iMac would make for a horrible user experience

November 14th at 6:52 PM

Apple believes a touchscreen iMac would make for a horrible user experience

In what’s become something of an unofficial tradition, Apple’s latest product introduction was not met with applause, but rather with an incessant onslaught of criticism. I’m talking of course about Apple’s new Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro which helped kick-start a firestorm of controversy surrounding company’s overall concern for bonafide pro users like developers and creatives.

While we’ve already covered a number of technical criticisms regarding Apple’s new MacBook Pro, from a 16GB ceiling on RAM to a lack of even one USB-A port, a related narrative emerging in the wake of the MacBook Pro introduction is that Apple has lost its ability to innovate. With many quick to proclaim the Touch Bar as nothing more than a gimmick, many were just as quick to claim that Apple could learn a lot from Microsoft and its recently unveiled Surface Studio.

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iPad Rumors

Apple to release a new 10.9-inch iPad with an edgeless display next year, report claims

November 11th at 5:02 PM

Apple to release a new 10.9-inch iPad with an edgeless display next year, report claims

iPad sales have been trending downward for quite some time but Apple has no intention of giving up on its iconic tablet just yet. Per a new Barclays Research report obtained by MacRumors, Apple is currently planning to launch three new iPad models this coming March, one of which might very well revitalize Apple’s beleaguered tablet lineup.

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MacBook Pro Review

Early MacBook Pro review praises the Touch Bar and suggests that Mac fans have nothing to worry about

November 11th at 11:46 AM

Early MacBook Pro review praises the Touch Bar and suggests that Mac fans have nothing to worry about

Ever since Apple introduced its new MacBook Pro about two weeks ago, the chorus of detractors who have been quick to point out everything that’s wrong with Apple’s new notebook has been incessant and deafening. By and large, developers and professionals are unhappy with the fact that they patiently waited for years for a meaningful MacBook Pro upgrade only to see Apple deliver a machine that uses the ‘Pro’ moniker rather loosely.

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