It's not an easy time to be shopping for a new TV. Do you want that crisp 4K resolution, or a gorgeous new OLED display? Unless you've got tens of thousands of dollars burning a hole in your pocket, you can't have them both in the same screen. Which is why we decided to pit them against each other. The Sony XBR-950B is Gizmodo's current reference set against which all other 4K televisions are compared, and the LG 55EC9300 Curved OLED has been widely hailed as having one of the best displays on the market today. They are the go-to TV sets if you've got a semi-reasonable amount of money to burn on the future of television. Advertisement And hey, wouldn't you know it, I've got one of each sitting right here in my living room. Ask me anything. No, seriously. First, let me be clear, both of these are fantastic sets in their own right, both far and away superior examples of the genus. But they're also very different. The LG 9300 certainly lives up to the hype. Its OLED panel produces … [Read more...] about LG Curved OLED vs Sony 4K LCD: Which TV Tech Reigns Supreme?
Nintendo is not letting recent troubles with faulty Joy-Con controllers deter it from exploring new ways to innovate its gaming hardware. A recent patent filing with the USPTO reveals a design bendable Switch Joy-Con controller that supposedly improves its ergonomics and usability. Advertisement The update Joy-Cons look nearly identical to the versions available for the original Switch model, and can still be removed and detached as needed. But the upper portion on each side (featuring an analog Aside from the better ergonomics,rumored Switch Pro? I’ll be the first to admit that my giant hands don’t really play nice with the Switch’s Joy-Cons while they’re undocked from the console. I can’t say for certain if being able to bend each controller would improve that, but as an advocate for simpler designs in electronics, I’m not sure I’d be willing to even try these out. We’ve already seen bendable electronics off to an extremely rocky … [Read more...] about Nintendo Is Experimenting With Ways to Make the Switch’s Joy-Cons Even More Fragile
The launch of Stadia is only a week away, so it’s extremely surprising that we’re only learning about its launch titles now—after pre-orders have already happened. But given the list of games available maybe it makes sense that Google held off so long. As launch lists go the Stadia one has me worried. When Stadia launches November 19 it will be with just 12 titles—almost all of which have already launched on other platforms. They include: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Destiny 2: The Collection GYLT Just Dance 2020 Kine Mortal Kombat 11 Red Dead Redemption 2 Rise of the Tomb Raider SAMURAI SHODOWN Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Thumper Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition That’s a very good selection of games—with a couple being some of the best games made... Advertisement The only exclusive on the list is GYLT, a cool looking puzzle game from indie developer Tequila Works. GYLT definitely looks like a neat … [Read more...] about We Finally Know What Games Are Launching With Stadia
When trawling through a Formula One paddock very briefly for the first time back in 2015, my first thought (after I got over the glamor of it all) was, my God there are a lot of tires here. Each team had stacks of tires lined up outside of their garage. Tires were being carted from a giant tent dedicated to fitting them onto rims off to their final destination. After a session, it was impossible to walk anywhere without ducking out of the way to avoid a puddle left by someone washing a tire, or a Pirelli engineer running off somewhere with rack of them. The more races I attended across all disciplines of motorsport, the more fascinated I grew with the logistics of that whole tire thing—so I was pretty stoked to have the opportunity to follow Pirelli around for a race weekend to see how the whole thing actually worked. As it turns out, I was only seeing a fraction of Pirelli’s massive set-up. Advertisement (Full Disclosure: Pirelli flew me out to the United States Grand … [Read more...] about Inside Pirelli’s Massive Formula One Tire Operation
When news hit that Disney subsidiary Maker Studios was dropping support for over 59,000 YouTubers, the mood for many was less “I’m fired” and more “I’m free!” YouTubers interviewed described their struggles against Maker’s detached management, late payments, high fee and undelivered features, painting the picture of an inflated network whose bubble may have popped. Last week, creator network Maker Studios, which Disney purchased for $500 million in 2014, announced it would pare down its 60,000 partnered YouTubers to under 1,000. Disney is going in a new direction with its multi-channel network, scaling back YouTube clients and integrating the operation into its Consumer Products and Interactive Media division. In an e-mail to its partners, Maker said they’d “outgrown” their original model and were “moving towards a more targeted approach to our creator relationships.” In other words, they’re pitching a more … [Read more...] about Some YouTubers Are Overjoyed That Maker Studios Is Firing Them