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Computing

Why recent hacks show Apple’s security strength, not its weakness

It may sound strange, but the recent stories about vulnerabilities in Apple’s security could be good news for the firm. That’s because they went a long way to highlighting its strengths -- and the strengths it has traditionally had over…
Mobile

No, the Pixel 4’s bezels are not a major crime against smartphone design

Leaks have shown us what the Google Pixel may look like from the front, and the bezels around the screen have sent the masses into a panic, claiming the design is outdated and ugly. Except it's not, and here's why.
Home Theater

Netflix built a TV empire without ads. Here’s why it’s time to consider them

In an increasingly compacted and complex streaming landscape, Netflix is going to have to once again innovate to stay at the head of the pack. While adding commercials would be met with controversy, it could just be a saving grace.
Home Theater

How Amazon and Google’s streaming feud helped make Roku the streaming king

Amazon and Google are finally playing nice when it comes to streaming, with YouTube now available on Fire TV devices, and Amazon Prime Video available on Chromecast. Here's how remaining agnostic helped Roku leap ahead of the pack.
Computing

Facebook’s Libra could be dead on arrival, if India stands by its proposed ban

The government of India has announced that it is considering a ban on Facebook's new cryptocurrency, Libra. Without this key market, the success of the burgeoning cryptocurrency is in serious doubt.
Home Theater

Netflix paid $100M to keep Friends, but viewers may pay the highest price

Netflix reportedly paid $100 million to keep '90s sitcom Friends on its service for another year, but the cost consumers might have to pay for access to their favorite shows and movies down the road could be much, much higher.
Movies & TV

What Spider-Man: Far From Home reveals about Phase 4 of the MCU

Spider-Man: Far From Home brought Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a close while offering a few clues about what to expect from the MCU in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame.
Computing

No, Apple isn’t moving toward a Mac App Store-only future. At least, not yet

Apple’s Mac App Store makes it a ton of money, and now rumors are swirling the company wants to turn it into a monopoly. Here’s why that’s a load of bologna.
Home Theater

Hulu’s new Seinfeld shuffle could (and should) be the future of streaming

Hulu's new idea to randomize Seinfeld is great, but it doesn't go far enough. If streamers really want to get our attention, offering new kinds of randomization like a playlist shuffle key could be the future.
Computing

Nvidia's new Super graphics cards may have beaten AMD to the punch

New Nvidia Super graphics cards don't shake up the RTX formula much, but they do deliver the kind of performance that could give AMD's upcoming RX 5700 graphics cards serious cause for concern.
Gaming

Epic Games really needs to properly address Fortnite crunch

Epic Games is closed for two weeks, but Fortnite updates are still arriving as usual. As the studio behind the most popular game on the planet, Epic needs to take a stand against crunch and promote healthy working conditions.
Movies & TV

Marvel’s Netflix universe is dead, but its legacy lives on

The end of Marvel's superhero universe on Netflix is a big deal for the streaming service, but this grand experiment had far-reaching effects that changed the streaming landscape for years to come.
Opinion

Tim Cook said Silicon Valley built a chaos factory. Are Apple’s hands clean?

The King of Silicon Valley just called it a “chaos factory.” Giving a commencement speech at Stanford University, Apple CEO Tim Cook criticized his fellow tech giants for disregarding the privacy of their customers.
Gaming

Cadence of Hyrule is the first truly amazing Zelda spinoff

Cadence of Hyrule is the first non-mainline Zelda game to capture the magic of the series. Blending catchy rhythm mechanics with top-down Zelda exploration, Brace Yourself Games has created one of the best games of 2019.
Computing

I bought a four-year-old MacBook Pro instead of a new one. Here’s why

The new MacBook Pros have a ton of advantages over the older options, but when it came to buying a replacement machine for myself, I found myself returning to 2015 rather than picking up Apple's latest and greatest.
Computing

The true advantage of AMD’s next-gen chips isn’t power, it’s platforms

AMD announced some impressive new processors and GPUs at E3 this week, with plenty of muscle to flex. But the real strength of AMD in the future isn't its power or even its price. It's cross-platform scalability.
Gaming

Ubisoft says its games ignore politics. So why are they so political?

Prior to E3, Ubisoft reiterated again that it doesn't make political statements in games. At its press conference, however, we saw previews of Watch Dogs Legion and Ghost Recon Blackpoint that suggest otherwise.
Cars

BMW’s i8 Roadster is the Mazda Miata of hybrids. And I mean that in a good way

The i8 Roadster is not best in class for power, speed, or outright abilities. What is does offer is some of the best driving fun for the money. Sounds exactly like the Mazda MX-5 Miata to us.