HBO Max has one flat price for all of it, $14.99. That's on the high side, but it's exactly what people already pay for HBO Now, and you get a bunch more content for the money. That said, to people who don't already have HBO, a service that costs more than the standard tier of Netflix may be a harder pill to swallow. You don't get 4K streaming right now, either. More on that below. … [Read more...] about Netflix vs HBO Max: why it’s a closer fight than you think
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Sony WF-SP800N Google Pixel Buds (2020) Battery life (buds) 9 hours 5 hours Battery life (case) 9 hours 19 hours Wireless charging No Yes Active noise cancelation Yes No Water resistance IP55 IPX4 Hands-free voice assistant Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa Google Assistant Source: Andrew Martonik / Android Central When it comes to sound quality, the WF-SP800N easily win here. They have a slightly "warmer" sound which translates to having a ton of bass. That's to be expected since the WF-SP800N are part of Sony's Extra Bass line of headphones. The bass is even still able to retain resolution and detail. The midrange and high notes remain balanced and smooth. If you don't like the sound you can always adjust it in the smartphone companion app. … [Read more...] about Sony WF-SP800N vs. Google Pixel Buds (2020): Which should you buy?
There's also no way to enable focus peaking in the camera software, which means there's no way to really know when your shots are even in focus. This exclusion isn't a big deal on the main sensor, but when you're bringing tiny details into focus, you need all the help you can get — in the three shots above, it was little more than a guessing game trying to get the inner details of the flower in focus. … [Read more...] about Galaxy S20 vs. OnePlus 8 camera comparison: Zoom trumps macro
Apple's latest iPhone SE for 2020 is a budget phone that serves as a sequel to its sleeper hit from 2016, the first iPhone SE. For the most part, the new iPhone SE follows Apple's original recipe. But it also added new upgrades like wireless charging and the A13 Bionic processor. At $399, the device is the most affordable iPhone in Apple's lineup today, offering modern hardware and iOS 13 features to more cost-conscious consumers. … [Read more...] about 2020 Budget phones: New iPhone SE specs vs. Pixel 3A, Galaxy S10E, Galaxy A51
If you missed the live show, you can always watch the replay (using the embed below) or download the audio version on iTunes and Soundcloud. And speaking of iTunes, be sure to rate us five stars if you enjoyed the show. We'll do our best to make sure you do. … [Read more...] about Vergecast 197: our trip to the White House, the upcoming Apple announcement, and 360 vs. VR