Tag Archive: Quality

Netflix will throttle streaming quality in Europe for 30 days

Switch to standard definition when HD is not needed to prevent breaking the internet.

What you need to know European Union Commissioner Thiery Breton is urging people to switch to SD quality when streaming Netflix to save the internet Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Breton have already spoken once on the matter and will discuss it again today. During the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people are sheltering in place, putting a strain on the internet while they  [Read More…]

Google wants to bring high quality weather prediction to India

First in India, then later in the rest of the world.

What you need to know Google is teaming up with weather forecaster firm ClimaCell to help bring free access to high-quality forecast data in India. Google Cloud’s Public data sets will house ClimaCell’s prediction data, allowing members of the public to access and make use of it. The program begins first in India and will roll out later to other regions.

Google and ClimaCell are teaming  [Read More…]

Turn off HDR to improve Google Stadia image quality

The game may not look as vibrant, but it works.

Google Stadia launched a few days ago and it’s safe to say that the launch didn’t go as planned. A lot of gamers who preordered still don’t have their devices, and there are reports of a number of other problems. However, the biggest issue we’ve seen on social media is the picture quality. Many reviewers even noted that “4K doesn’t look like 4K.” Well, you’ll be happy  [Read More…]

Early tests call Google Stadia’s quality into question, and that’s a shame

The visual quality just isn’t that good.

Google Stadia is a cloud game streaming service that promises the best visuals given its power advantage over the competition. When the service was first revealed, the company said that it featured 10.7 teraflops (tflops) of computational power compared to 6 tflops for the Xbox One X and 4.2 tflops for the PlayStation 4 Pro. Naturally, gamers assumed that this would mean that every game was going to be at  [Read More…]

TP-Link router systems: Great mix of quality and price

TP-Link has been making networking equipment for ages and it’s quite good at it. Not only that, TP-Link routers more often than not offer competitive specifications at great prices. If you’re looking for a great balance of features including fast AC Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO and tri-band, the Archer A20 is a great fit.

Best Overall: Archer A20

Wi-Fi 6, or 802.11AX, is the next big thing in Wi-Fi routers. The only problem is that very few  [Read More…]

The MXL Blizzard 990 provides impeccable audio quality

For serious audio enthusiasts.

I’m not as well-versed in microphones as some other people, but I know good audio quality when I hear it. That’s exactly what the MXL Blizzard 990 delivers. And unwanted noises are a thing of the past with this cardioid mic. This microphone is leagues above what you’d find connected to a headset, and it can go toe to toe — and come out the victor — with many of today’s most popular  [Read More…]

Google Photos gives unlimited storage at full quality, but only to iPhone

What you need to know iPhone owners can enjoy unlimited photo storage at full quality with Google Photos. Pixel 4 owners are currently left without the benefit. A high-efficiency file format that iPhone supports is the cause of the mishap.

It’s not mad science, it’s just file formats.

A new finding shows that iPhone owners will enjoy unlimited storage of all of their photos at full quality on Google Photos, while Pixel 4 owners are being left  [Read More…]

Netflix wants to use your physical activity data to improve video quality

Netflix hasn’t revealed exactly how a user’s physical activity data will help it improve video playback quality, but it’s trying anyway.

What you need to know Netflix is currently running a test that aims to improve video playback quality when someone is on the go. To track a member’s physical activity, the Netflix app on Android is requesting access to physical activity data from some users. The company says it has no plan to roll out the  [Read More…]

Lodge is quality cast iron, super cheap for a limited time!

Cast iron is a game-changer in the kitchen, and now you can snag some quality Lodge cookware for cheap!

Lodge is a company that is known for its high quality cast iron skillets, griddles, and dutch ovens. Cast iron cookware is excellent quality and has several benefits over regular pans. With cast iron, it’s always non-stick, since they’re preseasoned with oil and it’s chemical-free. They have a long life span and can be used on both the  [Read More…]

How to improve the stream quality of PS4’s Remote Play.

When you first start using Remote Play, the quality of your graphics can seem off. Remote Plays default settings aren’t always ideal for the screen you are playing on considering their default option is standard definition. You can fix this by simply adjusting a few settings before you launch the program, here’s how.

Adjusting Remote Play’s video quality Launch Remote Play.

Once loaded, click on Settings in the lower-left corner.

Under Video Quality for Remote Play  [Read More…]