Tag Archive: Because……

Samsung’s new Chromebook will underperform because of thermal throttling

Having a powerful processor doesn’t mean you can do powerful things unless you can keep it cool.

Samsung’s new Galaxy Chromebook looks stunning and has specs that are just as amazing. This is expected, seeing as it starts at $ 999. But it’s also going to suffer the same way the Pixelbook — another $ 1,000 Chromebook — does because it’s thin and light and that means there is no way to keep that high-performance Intel CPU  [Read More…]

Google is collecting healthcare data because it can and ‘everybody’ does it

Big Tech wants a chunk of the healthcare market, and current laws allow it. Even when it’s Google.

The Wall Street Journal dropped a “bombshell” story about Google partnering with a healthcare network to collect and analyze data. Except, it’s not a bombshell because it’s the standard operating procedure, and Google has decided to become part of it.

The details sound really juicy. Ascension patients across 21 states have had their healthcare records shared with Google, and  [Read More…]

The Pixel 4 doesn’t support 4K 60fps video because it uses too much space

Also, most users stick to 1080p.

What you need to know The Pixel 4 doesn’t shoot 4K video at 60fps because it uses too much storage space. Google also found that most users stick with 1080p and chose to focus on improving that over implementing 4K at 60fps. The camera is still capable of filming 4K but is limited to 30fps.

The Pixel line of smartphones is regarded by many as one of the best phone cameras  [Read More…]

Chrome for Android now eats more RAM because it is more secure

Site Isolation is like a Pacman Power Pellet for Chrome, eating more RAM and those nefarious little ghosts in the machine.

What you need to know Chrome for Android version 77 enhances Site Isolation by automatically updating it for sites that require logins. Site Isolation keeps websites from talking to or sharing information with each other, preventing malicious websites from stealing your info. The downside to this more secure method of computing is that Chrome will now  [Read More…]

Pixel 4 retail box leaks before announcement because of course it did

The Google Pixel 4 will not come with a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter in the box.

What you need to know Images showing the Pixel 4’s retail box have leaked a day before the smartphone’s official unveiling at the 2019 ‘Made by Google’ event. The retail box confirms a few key features such as the 5.7-inch display size and 64GB internal storage. They also confirm that the Pixel 4 will be shipped with an 18W USB-C power  [Read More…]

You can now preorder Disney+, because why not

The price is the same, and you won’t get any bonus material. But you will be among the first on your block with a sub.

What you need to know Disney+ is now available for general preorder in the United States. It’s still $ 6.99 a month, or $ 69.99 a year. And you still have to wait until Nov. 12 to actually watch it.

If you just can’t wait for Nov. 12 to roll around and  [Read More…]

Could Android really be split away from Google because of antitrust issues?

It’s not as crazy as it sounds thanks to Android’s market penetration and relationship with other Google properties.

A company the size of Alphabet is always going to face the scrutiny of lawmakers in the U.S. and abroad. We’ve seen it for years — a country or group of countries haul Google into a court and ends up reaching some sort of “agreement” that mostly satisfies the original complaint and always puts money into state coffers and  [Read More…]

You can’t buy ‘violent’ games at some Wal-Marts right now, because reasons

We absolutely live in the dumbest timeline, there can be no doubt now.

What you need to know Multiple acts of gun violence have broken out recently, including an El Paso Wal-mart. Several public officials in the U.S. have started blaming violent video games. A couple of Wal-Mart locations are now hiding the massive catalog of violent games it sells. Wal-Mart has issued conflicting statements on its position, including a denial any ban is taking place. [Read More…]

Verizon now has four ‘unlimited’ plans because of course it does

Plans start as low as $ 70 per month for one line.

What you need to know Verizon has four new unlimited plans to choose from. Plans start at $ 70 per month and go up to $ 90 for one line, but the price goes down the more lines you add. There’s also a special Just Kids plan for younger family members.

The idea of an unlimited plan should be quite simple, but that’s a memo  [Read More…]

You might be paying more for the PlayStation 5 because of tariffs

You could be required to pay more for the next PlayStation because of tariffs.

What you need to know The U.S. and China are currently in the middle of a trade war. Sony made a statement about the possibility of increased tariffs on Chinese goods. An increase in tariffs would very easily raise the price of the next-generation PlayStation console. Sony says that while things remain uncertain, they could be asking consumers to  [Read More…]