Our definition of what it means to "watch TV" has changed a lot over the last few years, moving from appointment television to on-demand viewing, but there are still parts of old-school, live TV that have stuck around, and even gained new life.
There’s hope 2021 won’t involve quite so many hours of isolation, but that doesn’t mean there still won’t be TV worth watching, especially as new streaming services like HBO Max and Disney+ continue to beef up their catalogs.
HDMI 2.1, introduced in 2019, adds a few handy gaming features: Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) allows your TV to "sync" the number of times it refreshes per second to the number of frames being output by your console.
If you have an HDMI port on your laptop, it'll be the easiest way to connect the two together, since you won't need to buy a new cable or adapter.You can just borrow the HDMI cable from your streaming box, game console, or other device for your laptop.
Thanksgiving has become synonymous with two things: overeating and buying cheap TVs. And like clockwork, all my friends ask me if it's possible to save more money by buying a TV without smart apps built in—after all, if you already have a Roku, why pay for extra features you don't need?
It has cut the price of its 55-inch 4K TV by $400, meaning you can finally get OLED for under $1,000.OLED (organic LED) TVs work differently than traditional backlit displays, because each pixel acts as its own backlight, instead of being lit by a separate light source.
Apple has already staged two hardware release events this fall: one for the Apple Watch and iPads and one for the four new iPhones .
Instead of showing a list of several services and prices, one main button will be highlighted by default as the best way to watch.Paired with the Watchlist feature, this approach to organizing a streaming library makes it much easier to find what you want to watch.
They’d rather believe that a show like The Boys is supersmart and supercool, so that when their heads finally do explode, from overstimulation or rapid-onset depression, they can convince themselves, in their final moment of consciousness, that their minds were truly blown.📩 Want the latest on tech, science, and more?
But don't fret, WIRED's Gear team has been wading through the 80,000+ items on sale around the clock, searching for the best deals on products we actually like, as well as those from competitors like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. Whether you're looking to get some early holiday shopping done, or just aiming to treat yourself to some discounted knick-knack or other, we've got you covered.
Amazon's Prime Day shopping event is over, but retail rival Walmart's competing "The Big Save" sale runs through Thursday.Updated October 15: We've updated this post for the final day of Walmart's sale, added a stand mixer, and crossed out some sold out deals.
Target has dangled its Deal Days sales event for weeks, but it remained tight-lipped about the details until this morning.These are our favorite deals on smart home devices, audiophile gear, computer accessories, and more.You'll need a subscription to Amazon Prime to get most of these deals.
If it feels like you just watched a socially distanced presentation about new Apple hardware, it's because you did .We'd recommend launching the stream on your television using either your YouTube app or the Apple TV app.
Rumors indicate Google will not be using the best processor available but instead is sticking with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G (the same one in mid-priced phones like the LG Velvet and Motorola One 5G .
To hear that in his own voice, I think, was one of the most devastating things that has ever happened to science.
Vizio 5.1 Channel Soundbar System With Wireless Subwoofer for $200 ($50 off): Vizio soundbars are a favorite among WIRED's gear team because they're affordable and still sound good.This system includes two surround speakers, a soundbar, and a 5-inch subwoofer for booming bass.
Almost immediately after lockdowns hit Los Angeles and New York, the hosts of gabfests like The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon began taping their shows from home, trading in their desks and velvet chairs for Zoom calls with celebs trying desperately to find their best angles on a laptop screen.
Meanwhile, in another corner or GenreLand, Disney+’s The Mandalorian got a nod for Outstanding Drama Series, alongside heavy-hitters like The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Killing Eve. Sandra Oh’s performance in the latter was nominated once again, and if she doesn’t win this year I swear to god .
Taking movies like Gone With the Wind off of streaming services, or removing TV episodes that feature blackface, isn’t censorship , it’s an acknowledgement of past mistakes and an admission that Hollywood, and the people who run it, can do better.
Slack , the messaging platform now favored by actual offices around the world, launched almost exactly three months later, effectively rendering the kind of workplace humor The Office traded in—outbursts by coworkers, awkward silences, communal birthday cake—moot.
What Dear White People was trying to do was lampoon whiteness and legitimize blackness, which is the ultimate obsession of hashtag TV—the case for authenticity.