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HBO Max rebrands to Max

Just when you thought you had your subscriptions figured out, Warner Bros. Discovery is throwing a curveball by rebranding HBO Max to, simply, "Max." Why the change? Let's dig in and find out what this means for you, the loyal (and potentially confused) subscriber.

The rebranding move is a result of Warner Bros. Discovery blending content from Discovery+ and other new original series into their flagship streaming service. With this merger of media giants comes a fresh identity, distancing itself from the HBO brand that we've come to know and love.

Launching on May 23 in the U.S., Max promises to keep you glued to your screens with a whopping 40+ new titles and TV show seasons every month. Now, that's a lot of content! But is it all sunshine and rainbows for subscribers? Not quite.

Click to continue reading HBO Max is Out - Meet Max, Your New Streaming Obsession (Or Not?)


The Samsung S95C OLED TV, a game-changer in home entertainment that brings the cinematic experience right into your living room! In this video, we'll dive into the cutting-edge QD-OLED technology that combines the best of OLED and Samsung's QLED TVs, delivering bold contrast, dramatic sound, and vibrant colors that will blow you away.

We'll also take a closer look at the sleek Infinity One Design and the ultra-convenient Slim One Connect, which keeps your space clutter-free and modern-looking. If you're a movie buff or a gaming enthusiast, you'll definitely want to know about the Samsung S95C's impressive 4K Upscaling, the Neural Quantum Processor, and the range of gaming features that make this TV a top contender for smooth and responsive gameplay.

Click to continue reading Samsung S95C: The OLED TV You Can’t Afford (to Ignore!)

oneplus concept phone at mwc 2023

Mobile World Congress 2023, the biggest event for the mobile industry, took place in Barcelona from February 27 to March 2. The event showcased some of the most innovative and exciting trends and technologies that are shaping the future of smartphones.

One of the main themes of MWC 2023 was repairability. Several smartphone makers unveiled devices that are designed to be more durable, modular, and easy to fix. For example, Motorola announced its Moto G100, which features a replaceable battery, a headphone jack, and a microSD card slot. Fairphone also showcased its Fairphone 4, which is made of recycled materials and can be upgraded with new components.

Click to continue reading MWC 2023 Showed Us The Future of Smartphones

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TikTok Bold Glamour comparison

TikTok is known for its fun and creative filters and effects that allow users to transform their appearance and express themselves. However, one of its filters has been causing a lot of backlash for its unrealistic and potentially harmful effects on users’ self-esteem and body image.

The filter in question is called Bold Glamourwhich applies light makeup, smooths skin, enlarges lips, and tweaks bone structures to create a more “glamorous” look. However, many users have pointed out that the filter also changes their eye color, nose shape, jawline, cheekbones, and even hairline, making them look like completely different people.

Some users have been using the filter to compare their before and after looks or to show how different they look from their friends or family members. Others have been using it to mock or criticize the filter for its unrealistic beauty standards or to make jokes about how they would look like celebrities with the filter on.

Click to continue reading TikTok’s Bold Glamour Filter Sparks Controversy Over AI & Unrealistic Beauty Standards

iPhone passcode entry

Imagine this: You’re at a bar with your friends, enjoying a drink and chatting. You take out your iPhone to check something and enter your passcode. You don’t notice the person behind you who’s watching your every move and memorizing your passcode. A few minutes later, they snatch your iPhone from your hand and run away.

You might think that’s bad enough, but it gets worse. Within minutes, the thief has used your passcode to gain access to your iPhone and change your Apple ID password, which enables them to disable Find My, make purchases using Apple Pay, gain access to passwords stored in iCloud Keychain, and scan through Photos for pictures of documents that contain a Social Security number or other details that could be used for identity theft.

This is not a hypothetical scenario. It’s a real threat that has been happening across the US. The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern has been hearing from victims who have lost thousands of dollars and their entire digital lives after their iPhones were stolen with the thieves obtaining their passcodes.

Click to continue reading How iPhone Thieves Can Ruin Your Digital Life in Minutes

Meta Verified

Meta has announced a new subscription service called Meta Verified, and it's causing a stir across social media. This feature is designed to increase authenticity and security on both Facebook and Instagram. Many are likening it to Twitter Blue, however, you get way more from Meta Verified, including actual "verification."

For $12 per month (or $15 per month if you subscribe through the App Store), users will get blue verification badges on their Facebook and Instagram account, additional impersonation protection, direct access to customer support, and 100 free stars to tip creators on Facebook. Meta Verified subscribers will also get access to exclusive stickers for Reels and Stories.

Click to continue reading Soon You Can Buy an Instagram Verification Badge with Meta Verified

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We're living in a time where AI anxiety is at an all-time high. Predictions about the AI singularity are being thrown around like confetti, and recent reports about Microsoft's new Bing search AI have some folks convinced that we're already living in a world of self-aware machines.

Now, don't get me wrong, I can see why people might think this. When most people hear the term "AI," they imagine Skynet or HAL 9000 – machines with human-like self-awareness, powered by complex processors that rival the human brain.

But the reality of AI is far different from the Hollywood versions we see on the big screen. AI tools like Midjourney, ChatGPT, and Google and Microsoft's search assistants are a far cry from the sentient machines we imagine. In fact, calling chatbots, art generators, or automated programming tools "AI" might be a misnomer – or more likely, a simple marketing tactic.

So, how do these "AI" tools actually work?

Click to continue reading Bing’s New Chatbot Isn’t Conscious, Despite What You May Have Heard

In this episode I talk to Apple about the design process of Apple Silicon, the M2 chip, the M2 Max MacBook Pro, the M2 Pro Mac mini, and more. These are some of the most powerful and innovative Macs that Apple has ever created, and I wanted to learn more about how they came to be and what they can do. I'm joined by Laura Metz, the Director of Product Marketing, Anand Shimpi of Hardware Engineering, and Tuba Yalcin from the Pro Workflow team. They're all very passionate and knowledgeable about Apple's design process, and they shared some amazing insights.

This is a rare opportunity to hear from some of the people behind the scenes of Apple's amazing products and learn more about how they create and optimize them for different use cases. If you are a tech enthusiast or an Apple fan, you don't want to miss this video.

You can find my M2 Max MacBook Pro review, as well as pick one up for yourself!

I spent the day at Microsoft today for the unveiling of the new Bing: a chat-based search engine that can do more than just answer search queries.

Bing is now a conversational agent that can understand and communicate fluently in your language of choice. It can also do things like write poems and stories, generate code, create songs, do celebrity parodies, and more. Bing can even suggest relevant and interesting topics for you to chat about, or help you find helpful products or services based on your needs.

Click to continue reading Microsoft unveils new AI-powered Bing and Edge browser with ChatGPT features