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    1. Is "The Morning Show" bad?

      Apple has spent a lot of money on The Morning Show for its new tv service. It has a bunch of actors that I love. In particular I'm excited to see Anniston, Duplas, Carell, and Crudup in this....

      Apple has spent a lot of money on The Morning Show for its new tv service. It has a bunch of actors that I love. In particular I'm excited to see Anniston, Duplas, Carell, and Crudup in this.

      Metacritic gives it only 60. https://www.metacritic.com/tv/the-morning-show Sometimes a single terrible review can drag that number down, but that doesn't appear to be the case here. There are a few bad reviews, and lots of mixed reviews.

      I don't know much about critique or how reviewing works, so I'm curious: is The Morning Show bad, or are critics terrible at reviewing, or is something else going on?

      7 votes
    2. Apple Keynote Discussion Thread [September 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am PDT]

      The Apple Keynote is on September 10th, at 10am Pacific Daylight Time (daylight savings is in effect). I'm making this thread as a place to discuss the announcements here on ~tech. TIme: 10:00am...

      The Apple Keynote is on September 10th, at 10am Pacific Daylight Time (daylight savings is in effect). I'm making this thread as a place to discuss the announcements here on ~tech.

      TIme:

      • 10:00am PDT (California / Apple time)
      • 5:00pm GMT (Greenwich time)

      Livestream Links


      Tl;Dr of actual announcements (updating right now)

      • Apple Arcade announced
        • $4.99 / month and one month free.
        • 100 indie exclusives on launch
      • Apple TV+ announced
        • $4.99 / month, launching November 1
        • New originals every month! 100 countries at launch
        • Including 1 year free with device (iPhone, iPad, or mac) purchases starting today.
      • New base model iPad
        • 10.2 inch display, Runs A10 Fusion chip, (optional) smart keyboard
        • New iPad is made from 100% recycled aluminum (like the new MacBook air)
        • Starts at $399 (competing with chrome books). $299 for education customers.
        • includes Apple Pencil support
      • Apple Watch Series 5!!!!
        • Health and Fitness video
        • 3 New health studies!!!
          - Apple Hearing Study
          - Apple Women's Health Study (How cycles affect various health conditions)
          - Apple Heart Study
          - Enrollment is voluntary. OPT-IN by downloading the app and getting enrolled.
        • Apple Watch Series 5
          - ALWAYS ON LTPO OLED display, with Dynamic Refresh Rate (1Hz - 60Hz VRR)
          - Same 18 hour battery life
          - International Emergency Calling on all cellular models
          - 100% recycled aluminum.
          - Stainless Steel, Titanium, Ceramic
          - Series 3 watch starts at $199, Series 5 starts at $499
      • iPhone 11!
        • Aluminum and Glass, comes in a bunch of colors
        • Spatial audio + Dolby Atmos for next level smartphone sound
        • New Camera -- 120º FOV Wide angle camera, 12MP with 100% Focus Pixels
          - 0.5x Optical Zoom out :)
          - New Image processing pipelines, with semantic rendering and adaptive tone mapping
          - Portrait mode improvements (wider portraits, and more) (yay, now for pets!)
          - Night Mode has adaptive image slicing and fusion for reducing blur in long exposure.
          - 4K HDR video at 60fps (was previously 30fps!)
          - Front Camera is now 12MP wide angle
          - 4K 30fps HDR video, Slowmotion Video for front facing camera! :)
        • A13 Bionic processor
          - fastest GPU and CPU ever in a smartphone
          - Game demo showing off Metal 2 Shaders, Bloom, and AA in realtime at 60fps
          - Battery is now 1 hr longer than the previous XR
          - U1 Chip? (on slide, not mentioned)
        • Wifi 6 support!
        • 2m water resistance for 30 minutes
        • 6.1 inch Liquid Retina display
        • Priced sanely at $699
      • iPhone 11 Pro
        • 3 camera array
        • Matte Textured Glass
        • Super Retina XDR Display.
          - 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio
          - 1200 nits of brightness
          - 426 ppi
          - Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos
        • A13 Bionic Chip Design
          - Machine Learning Matrix Multiplier Accelerators make matrix operations 6x faster on iPhone
          - Best ML platform of any Smartphone
          - Lower power design using 7nm+ lithography
          - 8.5 Billion Transistors
          - 4 High Efficiency CPU cores
          - Hundreds of Voltage domains and clock domains
          - Each region of the chip is at least 20% faster, and uses at least 20% less power
        • 3 camera system
          - 4x zoom range (0.5 to 2x)
          - 53-13mm focal lengths, and f1.8 to f2.4
          - Deep Fusion camera system - stitches together burst photos + long exposure to maximize detail and reduce noise.
          - Filmic Pro demo -- allowing multiple camera use at the same time.
        • iPhone 11 Pro at $999, Pro Max at $1099
        • iPhone 11 at $699 and XR at $599 and iPhone 8 at $499 to complete the lineup.
      • Apple Store Updates
        • Apple Watch Studio - pair any watch with any band of your choice. Configure as you want
        • iPhone trade ins can now be used for a lower monthly rate if you buy an iPhone, rather than simply taking off the purchase price.
        • 5th Ave Store is being redesigned and re-opening Sept 20th!

      Other miscellaneous / fun stuff


      Edits:

      • fixed part about browsers with HLS support, and added a table showing compatible browsers.
      • remved "what we're expecting" section, and started updating the event live feed.
      26 votes