Archive | August 2018

8K TVs are here, and they’re totally pointless

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Every now and then, TV manufacturers start a new trend to keep the hype for their products going. If you bought a TV in the last year, a salesman probably told you that some iteration of HDR is a must-have. Your current TV likely supports 3D — and I bet you haven’t used that feature in ages.

The hot new thing at this year’s IFA, Berlin’s trade show which gathers the largest consumer electronics manufacturers, was 8K TVs. I’ve seen those TVs, and I can tell you, they all had an absolutely stunning picture.

I can also tell you that you absolutely don’t need one.

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This entry was posted on August 31, 2018, in Mashable.

Our favorite rumor is dead: Google confirms no Pixel watch release this year

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Sorry, folks!

Google is not releasing a smartwatch this year.

The company confirmed on Friday in an interview with Tom’s Guide that it has no plans to release it’s own-branded smartwatch in 2018.

Tech news sites have been in a frenzy over the past few months over what many believed was proof that the company planned to launch its own competitor to the Apple Watch. The product was expected to be named the Google “Pixel” watch and sold as a compliment to the existing Pixel phone — but now that dream is dead.

The idea was that the Pixel watch would used to showcase the best of the company’s WearOS software, similar to the way existing Pixel phones show off the best features of Android. Google currently relies on hardware makers like Fossil, Michael Kors, and Tag Heuer to make the physical watches. …

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This entry was posted on August 31, 2018, in Mashable.

Our favorite rumor is dead: Google confirms no Pixel watch release this year

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Sorry, folks!

Google is not releasing a smartwatch this year.

The company confirmed on Friday in an interview with Tom’s Guide that it has no plans to release it’s own-branded smartwatch in 2018.

Tech news sites have been in a frenzy over the past few months over what many believed was proof that the company planned to launch its own competitor to the Apple Watch. The product was expected to be named the Google “Pixel” watch and sold as a compliment to the existing Pixel phone — but now that dream is dead.

The idea was that the Pixel watch would used to showcase the best of the company’s WearOS software, similar to the way existing Pixel phones show off the best features of Android. Google currently relies on hardware makers like Fossil, Michael Kors, and Tag Heuer to make the physical watches. …

More about Google, Smartwatch, Pixel, Wearos, and Tech …read more      

This entry was posted on August 31, 2018, in Mashable.

Missing ‘Rick and Morty’ or ‘Bojack’? Try HBO’s hysterically offbeat ‘Animals’

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The need to fill that niche, adult animated show hole in our lives right now is real. And we’ve got just the cure.

HBO’s obscure comedy Animals, currently in its third season, is it’s own very unique beast (pun intended). But it shares a lot of DNA with the more known and watched heavy hitters of the adult animated show genre. At the very least, it’ll help scratch that itch while we wait until Sept. 14 for Bojack Horseman, and an indefinite amount of time for more Rick and Morty.

Animals first premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival before getting picked up by HBO, but that all sounds a lot more avante-garde than what the show actually is. As the name implies, it takes on the perspectives of different animals and their disparate cultures through a hilariously deadpan approach to comedy. …

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This entry was posted on August 31, 2018, in Mashable.