Games, he says, aren’t the same as movies. The amount of time consumers spend with a single title is typically much longer than they’d spend watching a film or even bingeing a series. That’s especially true with franchises like Grand Theft Auto, Borderlands, and Red Dead Redemption. So, he doesn’t see the value proposition of the business model for consumers, he says. … [Read more...] about Take-Two’s CEO has his doubts about a Netflix pricing model for video games
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If you're in the market for a super-ultrawide monitor, then you've probably run into Samsung's new Oddysey G9. But, its $1700 price tag is a bit much to swallow, and if you're willing to make a few sacrifices on the spec sheet, Viotek has an alternative that might just work: the SUW49DA. … [Read more...] about Viotek SUW49DA, A Budget Samsung Oddysey G9?
Samsung Galaxy smartphone deals More than ten years after their inception, Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones still command the lion’s share of the Android smartphone market and could arguably be considered Apple’s main competition worldwide (although Apple currently enjoys a larger market share in the U.S. than all Android phone brands combined). As you probably inferred from the name, the 2019 Galaxy S10 phones represent the tenth generation of Samsung’s main flagship line, but Samsung got in the spirit of 2020 when it rolled out the new S-series flagship — dubbed the Galaxy S20 — at its February Galaxy Unpacked event. The Galaxy family also features the Note smartphones that occupy kind of a weird space as alternative flagships featuring larger displays and included stylus pens, although we didn’t see a new refresh announced at Galaxy Unpacked. However, Samsung did reveal the unique Galaxy Z Flip, a new spin on the old flip-phone concept, and in … [Read more...] about Best smartphone deals for August 2020: iPhone, Samsung, and Google Pixel
The Google Pixel 4a shares a similar look to the Pixel 4, with a square camera module in the top-left corner of the rear panel. The camera will be the big draw for many people, as the Pixel 4a has a single 12.2-megapixel sensor packed with all of Google’s excellent computational photography software, including Night Sight, astrophotography mode, and portrait mode. … [Read more...] about You can buy a Pixel 4a now, but Google’s already teasing the Pixel 5
SSDs (solid-state drives) don’t suffer the effects of defragmentation because there’s no spinning disk to hunt around to find data, meaning you don’t need to worry about defragging them. In fact, you don’t want to defrag SSDs — they wear out over time, and the process of defragging them would shorten their lifespans. Instead, SSDs have their own optimization technique — known as the TRIM command — which can be performed to rid an SSD of any blocks of data that are no longer needed and keep them in peak operating condition. Take a look at the different options for optimizing both types of drives: … [Read more...] about How to speed up Windows