To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Lara Jean discovers her secret letters have been mailed to her crushes. As if high school wasn’t already hard enough, now everyone knows who she likes! She tries to deal with her crushes and their significant others, and all the drama that comes from her revelations. … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Netflix Original Movies to Stream (May 2020)
Then electronics took over the throttle and the steering, and now you can reprogram a car's mood with the scroll of a jog-wheel. Set a car to "Sport" mode and suddenly the gas pedal remaps; now you get 100 percent throttle when the pedal is only 50 percent through its travel. Tweak a control and now the steering firms up. It means that GM can build aggressive 650 horsepower Corvettes that are friendly enough not to kill the car's traditional audience of older people who like a gentle cruise. It's not just the feel of the ride, either; we can even augment a car's engine note with speakers that cancel out unpleasant harmonics. … [Read more...] about Does too much technology make a car artificial?
Customize the Double-Tap or Press and Hold Behavior By default, the double-tap gesture for AirPods and the press and hold combination for AirPods Pro is associated with Siri. If you’re used to Bluetooth headphones, you might want to replace that with the Play/Pause or Next/Previous track actions or Noise Cancellation options. … [Read more...] about How to Change Your AirPods and AirPods Pro Settings
Comedy’s current migration patterns This is live comedy in the COVID-19 era: raucous laughter replaced by hearts, as audiences thousands of miles away tune in. Comedy has migrated to social media, including Instagram Live, Periscope, and Twitch, as well as networking platforms like Zoom. But these millions-strong platforms have something in common: they were never built with the particular nuances of live comedy in mind, and comedians are doing their best to adapt. “I really miss all the energy of performing live, like the laughter,” Stalter admits. … [Read more...] about When COVID-19
That bit of reflection kept taking my mind back to Devs. TV critics generally seemed smitten by that show's ambition and perplexed by how small Homecoming has set out to be in S2, but I've come away feeling the opposite. Devs' hourlong episodes could be a slog, as the show didn't seem to know whether it cared more about the kinetic personal action (our "hero" employee trying to get the upper hand and figure out her sinister employer) or about some possibly magical machine with greater philosophical implications. The former is the stuff that kept you going through early episodes, but the latter had so much time devoted to it that you couldn't help but feel "this must be the point" even as the series didn't seem to understand how to translate it for everyone sticking with the show. So after four episodes, I stopped, and no "oh, you have to stick it out 'til the finale!" rationale could suck me back in. … [Read more...] about S2: The most fun you’ll have with an evil company this spring