It sure seems like "Google Play Movies & TV," Google's video content store, is on the way out. Late last year, the Android version of the Play Movies & TV app was rebranded as "Google TV," and now, Google is announcing (via 9to5Google ) that on many smart TV platforms, Google's purchased video content will be accessible from the YouTube app. The transition will start June 15, when Google says the "Google Play Movies & TV app will no longer be available on Roku, Samsung, LG, and Vizio smart TVs." we are experts at this by now), this move comes with some caveats. Google notes that all your old purchases will be available on YouTube, but new purchases made on YouTube don't support family sharing across family-member accounts. The Google Play TV watchlist also won't be making the jump. Additionally, there are several forum complaints already saying that the YouTube app on certain platforms lacks the surround sound audio or HDR support that Play Movies had. Google … [Read more...] about Google is killing “Google Play Movies & TV” on smart TVs
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most successful film franchise of all time , having grossed more than $18 billion worldwide -- $4 billion in 2018 alone -- and for a brief moment Endgame owned the title of highest-grossing movie of all time before passing the crown right back to Avatar . With Marvel Studios announcing its incredible Phase 4 plans at Comic-Con 2019 and expanding on them at its D23 fan expo the same year, the franchise has shown no signs of slowing down. Then the 2020 coronavirus pandemic changed everything. The well-timed launch of the Disney Plus streaming service , landing shortly before lockdown, has now changed the order in which we've seen the planned MCU properties release, but hasn't made them any less enjoyable. WandaVision was an undeniable hit earlier this year and 2021 has more new MCU shows planned for release than Marvel Studios films. We also know many of the streamer's shows will be integral parts of future MCU … [Read more...] about Loki, Black Widow and Spider-Man 3: Which Marvel movies and TV shows are coming in 2021
A recent study from the Environmental Working Group found that the drinking water in 89 percent of surveyed U.S. cities had detectable amounts of hexavalent chromium, a likely carcinogen. But environmental health experts say the public shouldn't be alarmed because the amounts of chromium the study found are likely too low to cause cancer in most people, though past research has linked ingestion of hexavalent chromium with cancer in animals. "Modern analytical chemistry can detect concentrations of carcinogens in water that are unimportant," said Allan Smith, director of the Arsenic Health Effects Research Program at University of California, Berkeley. The EWG study found that 31 of 35 surveyed cities — including Honolulu, Pittsburgh and Tallahassee, Fla. — had hexavalent chromium in their drinking water. Past studies have shown that hexavalent chromium — different from trivalent chromium, which is an essential nutrient to our bodies — can cause cancer when inhaled. … [Read more...] about Can Chromium in Drinking Water Cause Cancer?
In a nutshell: Intel wants to step in and help the automotive industry by creating chips for vehicles. CEO Pat Gelsinger said the company aims to produce the silicon within six to nine months. We heard last week that Gelsinger was one of several executives from top chipmakers and auto manufacturers set to meet with high-level officials within the Biden administration to discuss the semiconductor supply chain issues. Execs from Dell, Samsung, Ford, HP, AT&T, Alphabet, General Motors, and others attended the April 12 meeting. Following yesterday’s gathering, Gelsinger said Intel was talking to companies that design chips for automakers about manufacturing them in its fabs. The CEO last month unveiled plans to open up the company’s current and planned manufacturing capacity to other chipmakers through the launch of Intel Foundry Services. Intel is spending $20 billion on two new state-of-the-art fabs focused on EUV-based (extreme ultraviolet) process technologies at 7nm … [Read more...] about Intel in talks with automakers to produce vehicle chips as shortages bite
So you’re considering a projector? Perhaps you’re a movie fan who wants to curate their own home cinema night, popcorn and all. Or you’re a gamer who wants to step out onto a distant planet and blast life-sized aliens to smithereens? With the right projector you can do all of these things, and so much more. If you are indeed ready to take the plunge, or are looking to upgrade, there are a few considerations to take into account. Projectors require a little more planning and setting up when compared with televisions. To get the best out of one, you’ll need to attach it to the ceiling, as – unlike TVs – you’ll need distance between the lens and the screen to project. (Unless of course, you go for a short throw model, but we’ll talk a little more on this later.) A ceiling-mounted beamer also eliminates the possibility of shadows cast by passing people or pets. Not all need to be ceiling mounted as smaller projectors can be moved in and out of a room as needed, but Sony’s range … [Read more...] about Should I buy a Sony projector?