It seems like every YouTube creator has a podcast these days, and that now includes Marques Brownlee. Brownlee, one of YouTube’s most prominent creators who has more than 9 million subscribers on his tech-focused channel MKBHD, is launching a new podcast called Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast. The podcast will be similar to the videos on his channel, focusing on product reviews and interviews with people in the tech industry. Brownlee has interviewed major tech industry figures like Elon Musk and Bill Gates in the past. Waveform, which is being produced in conjunction with the influencer agency Studio 71, marks one of the first major non-YouTube projects Brownlee has taken on. (Disclosure: Brownlee also works with The Verge’s parent company, Vox Media, on a YouTube series called Retro Tech.) “I’m excited to launch ‘Waveform,’ which will explore everything from tech news and new products to the videos that surround them,” Brownlee said in a press … [Read more...] about Marques Brownlee launches a new tech podcast called Waveform
What’s in your bag? is a recurring feature where we ask people to tell us a bit more about their everyday gadgets by opening their bags and hearts to us. This week, we’re featuring tech YouTuber MKBHD. Marques Brownlee’s tech videos are known for their sharp and polished look, and that extends to Brownlee and his studio, too. When we arrive, he’s already waiting to take us up to his studio, a spacious room with an array of neatly organized equipment. He even offers our video team some lights as they set up. Brownlee started making YouTube videos in high school, and 10 years later, at the age of 25, his channel MKBHD is one of the most popular tech destinations on the site, with over 7 million subscribers and a billion total video views. Every January, it’s a tradition for Brownlee (and the rest of the tech press) to head to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, and we dropped by his studio in Kearny, New Jersey, to see how he’s getting ready. … [Read more...] about What’s in your bag, Marques Brownlee?
Huawei has demoted and cut the pay of two of its employees after an iPhone was used to send a New Year’s greeting from the company’s official Twitter account. In a memo seen by both Reuters and Bloomberg, the company’s corporate senior vice president Chen Lifang said that the incident had “caused damage to the Huawei brand.” In addition to the demotion and a 5,000 yuan (around $728) monthly pay cut, the January 3rd memo said that one of the employees would also see their pay rank frozen for 12 months. The internal memo says that the incident occurred after its external social media agency, Sapient, experienced “VPN problems” with its PC. VPNs allow access to Twitter from inside China. As a workaround, an iPhone fitted with a foreign SIM card was used to send the tweet. The Huawei memo notes that “the incident exposed flaws in our processes and management.” The original, now-deleted, tweet was widely mocked across Twitter and tech … [Read more...] about Huawei demotes two employees and cuts their pay after tweeting from iPhone
By Daniel Eran Dilger Wednesday, January 02, 2019, 07:41 am PT (10:41 am ET) Just days after Nikkei Asian Review contrived the story that 20 Chinese firms were supposedly supporting Huawei in a boycott of Apple's iPhones, Huawei itself tweeted out an official New Years' greeting—from an iPhone. Huawei was the first Android maker to tweet from an iPhone in 2019 Despite an international incident involving the arrest of Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou on fraud charges related to violating U.S. trade sanctions against Iran, and the supposed Asian iPhone boycott announced by Nikkei, the Chinese phone maker's public relations group continued to use iPhones in the promotion of its brand, as noted by MKBHD video blogger Marques Brownlee. Screenshots of the Twitter incident were posted to China's popular Sina Weibo social network, where users posted colorful Chinese idioms that still skewer even when machine-translated into English: "Who requires Huawei employees to use Huawei mobile phones? … [Read more...] about Huawei celebrates Nikkei iPhone Ban by posting 2019 greeting from an iPhone
As I approached one month with the Google Pixel Slate, I placed an order for my own Intel Core m3 model while my Pixelbook sold on Swappa. There have been a lot of questions about the performance difference in these two models and after a few days I have yet to find any noticeable differences and am pleased that I was able to save $200 and get the Brydge G-Type keyboard with a total cost of the combo less than the Core i5 Pixel Slate. While I wanted a way to try to answer reader and listener questions about the Core m3 vs i5 models, it was Marques Brownlee that motivated me to create a video showing the performance of each of these models of the Pixel Slate. MKBHD posted a Google Pixel Slate review, but it wasn't until minute 6 out of 9:32 that we learned he had purchased the cheapest Pixel Slate with just 4GB of RAM and an Intel Celeron processor for $599. I would love to have seen the title of his review make it crystal clear he tested the cheapest Pixel Slate as the current … [Read more...] about Google Pixel Slate Intel Core m3 vs i5: Use the $200 savings to buy a keyboard