The Morning After: HBO Max

The Morning After: HBO Max


It is now offered greater than the unique PlayStation.Sony’s PS4 is the second-best-selling console of all time

The PS4 has grow to be the second-best-selling console of all time, surpassing the unique PlayStation, which offered 102.5 million items. Sony stated it offered 2.eight million PS4s this quarter (together with the PS4 Professional), on high of the 100 million mark it hit final quarter. That is down from final 12 months however was sufficient to push it to 102.eight million, simply above the unique PS. It isn’t prone to catch the PS2, nonetheless, which offered 155 million items. The announcement got here in Sony’s newest earnings report, the place smartphone gross sales dragged down its newly shaped Digital Merchandise & Options phase, which merged its cell, digital camera, TV and audio traces.

With competitors in streaming companies extremely fierce, the corporate has additionally introduced it is shuttering PlayStation Vue by January 2020.


10,000 hours of content material with suggestions from Zac Efron.HBO Max launches in Could and can value $15 per thirty days

At an occasion for AT&T buyers, we discovered extra particulars in regards to the new HBO streaming service that can launch subsequent spring, together with its value. At $15 per thirty days, it is the identical as HBO’s present streaming/cable choices and contains an expanded suite of content material, with a mixture of unique originals, licensed catalog content material (like Rick & Morty and the South Park library, which reportedly value round $500 million to get) and extra.

When you presently get HBO Now instantly or have some mixture of AT&T Premium packages/HBO, you may get the Max service, too, without cost. Nonetheless, when you presently subscribe to HBO another means, then we’ll have to attend to see what’s in retailer. Both means, there’s a new Recreation of Thrones collection on the best way — the community introduced a 10-episode order for Home of the Dragon. It is set 300 years previous to the occasions of the primary present and is predicated on George R.R. Martin’s ebook Fireplace & Blood in regards to the Targaryen household.


It will take some getting used to.Apple AirPods Professional hands-on: I can already hear the distinction

As Apple’s AirPods go on sale, you could be questioning whether or not they’re well worth the $249 funding. Chris Velazco hasn’t had sufficient time to place collectively a full evaluation, however thus far he says the sound high quality is improved. Getting used to the brand new capacitive controls has been an uneven expertise, nonetheless, and he has some considerations about how the battery life will shake out — particularly whereas utilizing Lively Noise Cancellation.

Nonetheless, their means to seal your ear canals extra completely (with out inflicting a stuffy feeling, due to fastidiously positioned vents) and the marginally extra refined stems are nice upgrades. Simply do not lose one as a result of replacements value $89 per bud — $20 greater than the beginner set.


You may get to slam your telephone shut on the finish of a name.Samsung teases a clamshell foldable telephone idea

Samsung is not letting the lukewarm reception of its Galaxy Fold gradual it down. At its annual, sometimes dry Developer Convention, it previewed a distinct vertically folding, clamshell-style kind issue. The corporate solely stated it was “exploring” the idea as a part of its general work on foldable units, however a brief demo confirmed a consumer recording video in full display screen at one second and making a break up view with extra in depth controls when folding the telephone 90 levels. It is a related premise to what we have heard about Motorola’s folding RAZR telephone ambitions, which can be broadly believed to be a clamshell.


A wonky CarPlay connection takes a number of the enjoyable out of it.BMW’s Z4 M40i is a powerfully enjoyable roadster

After a four-year hiatus, the Z4 roadster is again in BMW’s lineup, packing loads of expertise, a robust engine and that detachable roof. Roberto Baldwin stated, regardless of some glitches, it “hits almost the entire proper notes,” though he’d select the cheaper engine possibility.


It isn’t coming anytime quickly.Netflix defends its controversial variable playback take a look at

Netflix has responded to backlash over a variable playback velocity function that’s presently in testing. In a weblog publish, VP Keela Robison stated it is one in every of many options the corporate is exploring, like including brightness controls in its video participant. Netflix additionally appeared to concentrate on the potential blowback — largely from purists and administrators — because it selected to check variable playback on Android telephones and never greater screens like TVs.

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