HBO Max has plenty of great features at launch. Profiles and watch lists are here from the start, and the way content verticals function as channels works nicely. HBO, Crunchyroll, Cartoon Network, TCM, DC Comics, Adult Swim, Studio Ghibli and Looney Tunes are the channels you can explore right now, and the amount of content for each varies. You can create kids' profiles, too, and it's easy to search the library for the thing you want. … [Read more...] about Netflix vs HBO Max: why it’s a closer fight than you think
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Bigger is better — at least in this case Source: Sony The biggest difference between the WF-SP800N and the Pixel Buds is that the WF-SP800N feature ANC while the Pixel Buds don't. This means that the WF-SP800N will be able to block out the world around you without forcing you to raise the volume. The WF-SP800N are able to block out a good chunk of low-end noise such as on planes or buses. The Pixel Buds solely rely on passive isolation, meaning you'll need to crank the volume in order to block out environmental noise. … [Read more...] about Sony WF-SP800N vs. Google Pixel Buds (2020): Which should you buy?
Another big win for the Galaxy S20 is telephoto captures. The S20's 64MP telephoto sensor uses a combination of hybrid optic zoom and digital cropping to allow you to shoot subjects up to 30x closer than the primary sensor. Of course, with digital zoom, you lose more detail the further you zoom in, and the S20's zoom shots are only really useful at up to aroudn 10x — but that's still five times closer than the 2x zoom you get by cropping in on the OnePlus 8's main sensor. … [Read more...] about Galaxy S20 vs. OnePlus 8 camera comparison: Zoom trumps macro
But Apple's foray into budget phones is not without company. For years Android devices have covered this price market and two of the best devices in this category were released last year: Google's Pixel 3A and the Samsung Galaxy S10E. The $399 Pixel 3A features a headphone jack and has a great Night Sight-enabled camera that shoots great photos in the dark. Meanwhile, the $600 Galaxy S10E has a superfast Snapdragon 855 chip and a long-lasting battery, and can wirelessly charge other phones and accessories. Samsung more recently launched the Galaxy A51, another phone that costs $399 and has impressive camera specs (there is a 5G variant that costs $499). … [Read more...] about 2020 Budget phones: New iPhone SE specs vs. Pixel 3A, Galaxy S10E, Galaxy A51
We have a whole network of podcasts now and you can find them all in iTunes. They include the all new Ctrl Walt Delete podcast with Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel, which dives deep into tech; Verge ESP with Emily Yoshida and Liz Lopatto, which blurs the lines between science and entertainment, and What's Tech? with Christopher Thomas Plante, which explains technology in layman's terms. You might also want to check out Re/code Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher and Too Embarrassed to Ask featuring The Verge's Lauren Goode. … [Read more...] about Vergecast 197: our trip to the White House, the upcoming Apple announcement, and 360 vs. VR