The big addition, though, is the introduction of Dolby Vision HDR support (and Dolby Atmos, too). We knocked some prior Roku devices for supporting only the HDR-10 standard, but this update means the Ultra can now deliver good HDR on a whole range of content that was optimized for Dolby Vision. Second, Roku has introduced what it terms a "2-in-1" soundbar called the Streambar—which is not the company's first soundbar, to be clear. It's two-in-one because it doubles as both your standard, apartment-ready, better-than-your-TV-speakers soundbar and as a Roku streaming device like the Ultra that can actually deliver content to your TV. As for streaming quality, Streambar is 4K and HDR, which is what you'd expect from a device launching in 2020, and it connects to the TV via HDMI (provided that your TV supports ARC). … [Read more...] about Roku’s big announcements today: A new Ultra player, soundbar, and AirPlay 2 support
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Back to the top ^When to shop for Nintendo Switch salesNintendo Switch sales are usually most fruitful around the holiday period. You'll find the year's biggest games tend to release between October and December, which gives bundles a higher value when they include these titles at a discount price. However, any big first party release generally yields Nintendo Switch bundles as well so don't take those Mario Party games for granted - they could save you cash on your Switch. … [Read more...] about The cheapest Nintendo Switch bundles, deals and sale prices in November 2020
Science has learned that soon after HHS halted use of CDC’s own National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for COVID-19 tracking, leaders of the system prepared an analysis of its effectiveness in tracking the pandemic in hospitals from March through mid-July. The paper found that NHSN provided “rapid, accurate data reporting and information sharing among public health partners and the general public” on hospital occupancy, and staffing and supply shortages, “which can continue to guide the pandemic response.” In August, they submitted the paper to MMWR. According to two CDC data experts directly familiar with the circumstances, MMWR editors finally said in in early November that HHS expressed concerns about the paper. MMWR’s editor subsequently decided to reject it as out of date, those CDC officials say. … [Read more...] about Federal system for tracking hospital beds and COVID-19 patients provides questionable data
"But most of the time it doesn't get that far, and [the legal response] tends to be takedown notices against websites distributing emulators. If those takedown notices aren't complied with, then sometimes the manufacturer or developer or publisher decides to make an example of that business and take it as far as a lawsuit. If the lawsuit is successful, it could result in criminal damages as well as a court order to take the emulator down. … [Read more...] about Are game emulators legal?
There will be a debate about whether the cost and the delays are necessary, and whether any technology can ever be really secure; and who will eventually pick up the bill for all of this. And it remains to be seen how the Chinese government will respond to this snub. Even though the decision about Huawei's role in 5G is finally made, the impact of it will be felt for years to come. … [Read more...] about Huawei, 5G networks and security: How did we end up here?