Thursday, August 18, 2022

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No Friday night news today, but we have some early 2000s favorites returning. First, G4 is back. Before its official relaunch with X-Play and Attack of the Show this summer, the game channel streams content to Twitch and YouTube to gather feedback on what works in 2021.

Another franchise that won’t stay on the sidelines is The Matrix. A Leak reveals name for fourth film in series on Friday night, Matrix resurrections. Whatever name it goes by, the film will have a lot of work to do to live up to the original when it begins streaming on HBO Max in December.

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And the best TV deals available before the Super Bowl.


Not only is the Magic Keyboard for iPad reduced by $ 100, but you can also save on AirPods Pro, the latest 27-inch iMac, and the M1 Mac mini. We also found some great deals on Sony headphones, and for those looking for a new TV before next weekend’s big game, we picked the best Super Bowl TV deals we could find on the web. Here are the best deals from this week that you can still get today.
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How Reddit day traders blew up GameStop stock

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This week, Cherlynn and Devindra are chatting with Mike chuck, author of GameDev management manual and co-host of Virtual economy podcast, to make sense of this surprising story. Do online merchants only do it for LOLs? Or are they trying to teach the financial sector a lesson? And isn’t that just another example of online memes bleeding into reality, with potentially dire consequences? We also get some background from an anonymous member of the infamous R / WallStreetBets subreddit.

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ASUS shows why you would want a laptop with two screens.

ZenBook Duo

With the Zenbook Duo, ASUS is bringing its intriguing dual-screen design to a much cheaper laptop, and according to Devindra Hardawar, “that makes all the difference.” Another change is that the second screen can now tilt, and while Windows does not have native setup support, the ASUS dual screen software is also improved. While our $ 1,300 review unit only had 8GB of RAM, Devindra recommends going for the $ 1,500 model with 16GB of RAM and an MX450.
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The new version is only available in 4: 3 aspect ratio.

Babylon 5 on HBO Max

Almost 30 years after its first broadcast and nearly 20 years since its troubled DVD release, Babylon 5 finally gets a polish. Warner Bros. spear Babylon 5 Remastered both as a digital download (from itunes and Amazon if applicable) and on HBO Max.

Speaking to Engadget, a spokesperson for Warner Bros. explained how they had digitized the original. Babylon 5 Remastered The camera negative then transferred the film footage to 4K before downscaling it to HD, with dirt and scratch cleaning as well as color correction. The show’s CGI and composite footage, meanwhile, was digitally scaled to HD with only a few minor edits when absolutely necessary.

Engadget covered extensively the interesting and tortured journey which Babylon 5 took to reach home video. Rather than repeating ourselves here, we recommend that you read this 2018 report explaining the story in depth.
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