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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) review: the new best-seller

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Just add water(proofing)

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Ferret
9 days ago
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The new Paperwhite also includes the option for the screen to display a black background and white text, which is -EXTREMELY- nice for night-time reading
lrwrp
9 days ago
Color e-paper or gtfo
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HBO's DEADWOOD Movie Has Officially Started Shooting! Here Are the Cast and Story Details

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After years of talk and development, HBO Films has official started shooting the Deadwood movie! We are finally going to get a proper ending to this incredible western story 12 years after the series was cancelled.

Game of Thrones helmer Daniel Minahan will direct the film from a script written by creator David Milch, and the story is set to take place 10 years after the events of the series.

The cast for the film brings back Ian McShane (Al Swearengen), Timothy Olyphant (Seth Bullock), Molly Parker (Alma Ellsworth), Paula Malcomson (Trixie), John Hawkes (Sol Star), Anna Gunn (Martha Bullock), Dayton Callie (Charlie Utter), Brad Dourif (Doc Cochran), Robin Weigert (“Calamity” Jane Canary), William Sanderson (E.B. Farnum), Kim Dickens (Joanie Stubbs) and Gerald McRaney (George Hearst).

The film also includes a new cast member, Jade Pettyjohn, who will play a character named Caroline, but we don’t have any details on the characters role in the story.

Here’s the synopsis that HBO officially released for the film:

The indelible characters of the series are reunited after 10 years to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.

The Deadwood series was nominated for 28 Emmys during its run and it ended up winning eight of them.

It took a lot of work to make this Deadwood movie happen. The fact they were able to actually get the entire cast back together is super impressive. But, they pulled it off, and I can’t wait to see it! In the meantime, I’ll be rewatching the series in preparation.

Are you excited to hear that the Deadwood movie is actually happening!?



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Ferret
11 days ago
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Yessssss
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Retina MacBook Air is faster than older Airs and MacBooks, but slower than the new iPad Pro

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The first benchmark for the Retina MacBook Air that Apple unveiled a few days ago is out, showing the expected gains in performance over the previous MacBook Air generation. The new Air also does somewhat better than the previous 12-inch MacBook in tests and almost matches entry-level MacBook Pros. But it can't touch the massive performance of the new iPad Pro. The results posted over on Geekbench (via MacRumors, show single-core and multi-core scores of 4248 and 7828, respectively, for a device rocking a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8210Y processor and 16GB of RAM. The new Air’s processor is part of Intel’s recently unveiled Amber Lake series of chips, an energy-efficient CPU that no other laptop has, for the time being. The previous MacBook Air, featuring a 1.8GHz Intel Broadwell processor, scored 3335 and 6119 in the same tests. The performance bump should be noticeable to Air users and can be easily likened on paper with the jump in performance from iPhone 7 to iPhone X. The single-core score of the Retina MacBook Air surpasses all 12-inch MacBooks (3500 to 3900 depending on chip) and is within reach of base 2017 and 2018 MacBook Pro models (4300 to 4500). Even when it comes to multi-core, the new Air does better than last year’s MacBooks (6600 to 7500), although it can’t compete against the cheapest MacBook Pros (9000 to 16000). Apple, however, did not update the 12-inch MacBooks, so they’re not getting any of Intel’s 2018 processors. What’s more interesting is that the iPad Pro that Apple unveiled at the same event earlier this week outscores all these MacBooks in the same tests, including the new Retina MacBook Air and its predecessors, the 12-inch MacBooks, and several MacBook Pro models. The A12X chip inside the new tablets scored over 5000 and over 18000 points in the same test: The Retina MacBook Air starts at $1,199, and can be customized to fit up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1.5TB of SSD storage. However, Apple only offers a single processor option for the new notebook, the Core i5 Amber Lake chip in the benchmark above.



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Ferret
15 days ago
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lol
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The NewsBlur iOS app also hits version 8.0

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Fresh off the heels of the Android app hitting version 8.0, today I’d like to announce the latest update to the iOS app. This is a huge release and it’s got a lot of new features packed in it. I also want to welcome David Sinclair back to the team. He’s the builder behind all the incredible features in this release. Really wonderful having you back, David, and thanks for making v8.0 of the best news reader on a phone. Here’s what’s new: * NEW: Save stories offline * NEW: Share stories from other apps into NewsBlur with the new share extension * NEW: Scroll vertically between stories (can be turned on while reading a story) * NEW: 3D Touch links in stories to preview them * NEW: search for sites directly from the feed list * Switching themes no longer reloads the story * iOS 12 compatibility fixes * Upgrading to a premium subscription now handles App Store payment updates * Fixed issue where locking the device while playing a video over Airplay would stop the video Here’s a preview of what a 3D touch on a link looks like:

And sharing stories from other apps directly to your blurblog is now easy to do from the share menu.

Now that David’s back there’s a lot to look forward to.

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Ferret
16 days ago
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FINALLY SHARING YAY
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satadru
10 days ago
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Share functionality for the Android app too please!
New York, NY
wmorrell
15 days ago
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When bringing up the share sheet, the top-level one (Message, Mail, Reminders, etc default) scroll all the way to the right for the … More icon. There is a NewsBlur option there that may be turned on.
MotherHydra
16 days ago
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Love that share sheet, finally. My big gripe continues to be the letter-boxing in landscape mode and the lack of a two-column layout in said mode. Complete waste of screen real estate.
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Apple reveals all-new MacBook Air with Retina display and USB-C ports

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MacBook Air 2018

We're less than two months removed from Apple's big September iPhone XS reveal event, but the company just can't stay away as it kicks off yet another press event on Tuesday morning. First up, a totally redesigned MacBook Air, with a Retina display, headphone jack, and two USB-C ports.

While the machine itself looks similar to the classic MacBook Air, Apple says that the screen has been remade, with 48% more color than the last MacBook Air, and the ability to display 4 million pixels. Apple has also eliminated all the aluminum bezels, which means that the display glass goes from edge to edge. And as you might expect, the display is still 13.3 inches, keeping the overall size of the laptop small enough to carry the "Air" moniker.

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Apple reveals all-new MacBook Air with Retina display and USB-C ports originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 30 Oct 2018 at 10:12:39 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.





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Ferret
18 days ago
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RIP Macbook Pro
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Waze adds Pandora, TuneIn, and five other streaming services into app

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Waze is integrating seven more audio streaming services into its navigation app. The services, which include Pandora, Deezer, and TuneIn, come as part of the app’s new audio player, and should mean that your music or podcasts integrate more seamlessly with your navigation instructions. The announcement brings the total number of available music services to eight, and join the Spotify integration that was announced last year.

Although naysayers will quickly point out the app is still lacking support for other major services like Apple Music, YouTube Music, or SoundCloud, the eight services cover a decent spread of audio content including music (Pandora, Deezer, Spotify), radio (TuneIn, iHeartRadio, NPR One), podcasts (Stitcher), and...

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Ferret
18 days ago
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Neat! I liked the Spotify integration, but I'm a Pandora Radio user at heart.
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