TV prices keep falling, far faster than just about any other electronics, outpacing even smartphones and computers over the past years.
A nice overview from Noah Kulwin at The Outline gives us reasons why: ads.
How to disable TV ads:
If you are seeing ads on your Samsung TV, which seems to be one of the worst culprits for now, you can do something about it!
Firmware upgrades and tricks might interfere with your settings over time, but for now, it should work.
🆕 OnePlus teases ‘something special’ for CES: What could it be? (Android Authority). Given the event invite runs for three days, it doesn’t seem like a launch but ...something else?
📁 Oh, it turns out Samsung has not sold 1 million Galaxy Fold devices, per last week's news, with an executive seemingly misspeaking at an event, and Samsung later confirming that figure was a "goal," not actual numbers. Samsung didn't give actual numbers, either, when clarifying the statements (Android Authority).
🤝 Dear Android and Apple fans: In 2020, can we permanently end the hate? (Android Authority).
🛍 Staff Picks: 9 things Williams Pelegrin uses every day, including the Sony WF-1000XM3, Nintendo Switch, Omnicharge Omni 20, and Google Pixel 3 XL (Android Authority).
🤔 What is an SoC? Everything you need to know about smartphone chipsets (Android Authority).
🤖 A sobering message about AI’s slow progress future at AI's biggest event: “Leaders in artificial intelligence warn that progress is slowing, big challenges remain, and simply throwing more computers at a problem isn't sustainable” (Wired).
🆚 Go read this AMD vs Intel comparison of the Surface Laptop 3 (AnandTech). Short version: AMD’s Picasso platform has been a tremendous improvement for AMD, but Intel’s Ice Lake platform runs circles around it.
😬 Wow: The dark world of online murder markets shows that almost all are a scam, but they’re not harmless oddities (Harper’s Magazine).
🎶 How the hell did this K-Pop star manage to lose 33 pairs of AirPods? (Gizmodo). Also: “the K-pop rapper’s lost his passport so many times in the past it’s inspired fans to give it a Twitter account @rmpassport.”
👨🦲 “On film sets, what do hair stylists do with bald actors?” (r/nostupidquestions)
2020 is close, prepare the Dad memes!
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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