Apple Inc asked the Trump administration to waive tariffs on Chinese-made Apple Watches, iPhone components and other consumer products, according to company filings with the U.S. Trade Representative's Office. The company has sought tariff exclusions from 11 products, including HomePod speakers, iMac computers, parts for use in repairing iPhones, iPhone smart battery cases, AirPods and others. The public has until Nov. 14 to submit comments on the requests. Apple told the U.S. Trade Representative's Office the products were consumer electronic devices and "not strategically important or related to 'Made in China 2025' or other Chinese industrial programs." The exclusions seek relief from 15% tariffs that took effect on Sept. 1. FitBit Inc asked the administration to waive tariffs on its fitness trackers. The company told the administration "the vast majority of global production capacity for wrist-wearable communications devices is in China." The company added that "while … [Read more...] about Apple wants US government to waive off tariffs on 11 products
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Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas, or MOBAs, refer to a very specific subset of top-down, team-based strategy titles. Despite humble beginnings as a modded offshoot of real-time strategy games, these titles have exploded into the forefront of PC gaming, gaining tens of millions of players and a spot at the top of the eSports (blech*) world. They’re Easy to Learn… MOBAs got started as an offshoot of real-time strategy games. In fact, they emerged from one game in particular: Warcraft III. A user-made mod of Blizzard’s popular RTS called Defense of the Ancients, or DOTA, focused on multiple players with teams controlling single, powerful units instead of vast, complex armies. The mode proved incredibly popular, as its fast-paced fights enabled a more dynamic and competitive game, while still keeping the large scale and basic mechanics of the top-down formula. More contemporary MOBAs, especially Riot’s League of Legends, Blizzard’s Heroes of the … [Read more...] about Why Are MOBA Games like League of Legends So Popular?
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Box versus dongle If you want to spend $70 on a Google Cast device, you'll be looking at the Chromecast Ultra and the Xiaomi Mi Box. Andrew Martonik 22 Dec 2016 16 Google's new Chromecast Ultra brings a lot to the table — not the least of which being 4K HDR streaming — but it is also unfortunately double the price of its predecessor. At $70 the Chromecast Ultra is now closer to the price of full-on Android TV boxes — including the newest of the bunch, the Xiaomi Mi Box, which also conveniently costs the same $70. Both offer 4K video support, are of course Google Cast targets and won't take up much room behind your TV, but that doesn't mean you should blindly choose one or the other. Some people will prefer the Chromecast Ultra's simplicity while others will enjoy the extra features of the Mi Box. Which is right for you, though? Read on to find out. Size and placement considerations … [Read more...] about Chromecast Ultra vs. Xiaomi Mi Box: Which should you buy?
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. media streaming bliss Marc Lagace 7 Nov 2019 Source: Marc Lagace / Android CentralBest answer: Yes, you can. The new NVIDIA Shield TV Pro (2019) may have less on-board storage than the older Pro models, but it still comes with Plex Media Server pre-installed, which is ready to organize and stream all your favorite media.Go Pro: NVIDIA Shield TV Pro (2019) ($200 at Amazon) More than enough extra storage: Seagate Portable External Hard Drive 5TB ($110 at Amazon) Simply the best TV streaming device you can buy NVIDIA has continued its tradition of absolutely owning the Android TV segment compared to the competing cheap devices running outdated versions of Android and limited specs and functionality. Rising above the mess of generic media players is the NVIDIA Shield TV Pro — a supercharged Ferarri in a world filled with clunky beaters. The NVIDIA Shield TV Pro offers the best Android TV experience for … [Read more...] about Can I use the NVIDIA Shield TV Pro (2019) as a Plex Media Server?
Google recently announced its cloud storage solution -- Google One--and asked users to merge their Google Drive. Google One comes as a unified cloud storage space for all the activities starting with photos backup to docs, sheets and every other Google related service. The new cloud storage from Google uses the existing 15GB of free storage space from Google Drive and also let users buy more storage space, just like any other online cloud storage service. Apart from this, users can also backup their Android smartphone data including multimedia content, contacts, messages and other stuff. Wondering how? Follow our step-by-step guide… Pre-requisites: Google One app must be installed on the smartphone Working internet connection Active Storage plan Steps to backup Android smartphone 1. Head to Google Play Store and download Google One app 2. Open Google One app and login using Google ID and password 3. Choose the storage plan 4. Now, at the Home section of the app, tap on … [Read more...] about How to backup and restore Android smartphones using Google One