They say you should never go back. Whether it’s sport, politics or popular culture, history is littered with people who’ve called it a day at the top of their trade – but struggled to recapture the old magic when they’ve been tempted to go back to what made their name. In most circumstances, then, the announcement that Russell T Davies is returning as Doctor Who’s showrunner in 2023 would set alarm bells ringing. But for a series that has, of late, felt like its best years were behind it , the prospect of Davies returning to the show he spectacularly regenerated 16 years ago feels like a match made in heaven. During his first, all-conquering stint on Doctor Who, Davies transformed a drama that had been unceremoniously dropped by the BBC in 1989 into appointment viewing. It was suddenly a mainstream series viewed by audiences of millions, a show that became a Christmas Day staple, whose appeal wasn’t just confined to sci-fi fans. Genre TV was having its moment in primetime, … [Read more...] about Russell T Davies returning from Doctor Who’s past is the best thing for its future
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While the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch 7 didn’t arrive with capabilities to track any new health metrics, future iPhones might be able to monitor something far more subtle: your mental health. A new report from the Wall Street Journal claims that Apple is working on enabling future iPhone models to detect depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline. The research is in its early stages, sources told WSJ, so it may never get rolled into Apple devices, but it shows that the company is looking to measure not just single metrics but detect larger conditions informed by the results of several metrics at once. Apple is allegedly splitting its efforts into two projects: one, codenamed ‘Seabreeze,’ has the company partnering with the University of California, Los Angeles to work on depression and anxiety, while project ‘Pi’ has Apple working with pharmaceutical company Biogen to focus on cognitive decline. How will your iPhone detect these things? The UCLA project reportedly … [Read more...] about Future iPhone health tracking could detect depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline
Invincible season 2: Key info - Renewed for seasons 2 and 3 by Amazon It isn't a stretch to say that Invincible season 2 is one of Amazon Prime Video's most anticipated productions. The first season received rave reviews from fans and critics, so it's unsurprising that the R-rated animated superhero series will be back on our screens. Based on Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker's comic series of the same name, Invincible's TV adaptation has pleased newbies and established fans alike. It's great news that Amazon has renewed it for a further two seasons, then, as we're excited to see more of the comics brought to life. Things are quiet on the production front right now (we're hoping that this is the case as work has already begun), but what do we know about Invincible season 2? Below, you'll find every piece of news and speculation about the next entry in the TV series. This includes new and returning cast members, possible story threads and more. There are spoilers for the … [Read more...] about Invincible season 2: plot, likely cast and everything we know
Apple’s iPhone 13 smartphone range is official, and the iPhone 13 Pro is shaping up to be another classy yet compact flagship handset. But how does it compare to 2020’s iPhone 12 Pro ? We now have all the key specifications, so we can give you an idea of how the two phones stack up ahead of our in-depth hands-on. Should you upgrade to the iPhone 13 Pro in 2021? Let’s take a closer look at what’s being offered. Apple has also announced the Apple Watch 7 And there's the new iPad 10.2 (2021) And the new iPad mini (2021) iPhone 13 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro price and availability The iPhone 13 Pro will be released on September 24, 2021. That’s a little earlier in the year than the iPhone 12 Pro, which landed on October 23, 2020. Apple’s pricing largely matches the iPhone 12 Pro. The entry-level 128GB model of the iPhone 13 Pro will set you back $999 / £949 / AU$1,699, while the 256GB model will cost $1,099 / £1,049 / AU$1,869, and the 512GB model will … [Read more...] about iPhone 13 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro: has Apple finally created a Pro worthy of the name?
High Dynamic Range ( HDR ) video is a basic feature that is compatible with nearly all modern TVs. It doesn't mean that they all have the same performance as several HDR TVs are brighter than their older, non-HDR counterparts. Innovations like mini-LED have also made TVs even brighter. Bright and colourful images of these TVs are a pleasure for your eyes, but brighter doesn't always mean better. Although brighter TVs make it easier to watch in a well-lit room, it also brings out the real highlights of HDR. High-quality movies and TV shows are best enjoyed in a dark room to reduce reflections and help increase contrast. With the lights down low, the extreme brightness of many of these TVs can cause eye fatigue and irritation in some cases. Here are a few things that you can do about this: HDR and Brightness ‘issues’ explained High dynamic range, or HDR, is one of the latest TV technologies. It's available on PlayStation and Xbox game consoles and streaming … [Read more...] about hdr: Tips to stop your HDR TV from giving you sore eyes
It’s often posited that a major factor in the tablet market’s recent decline is a lack of reason to upgrade; most people use these devices for little more than content consumption, and the one they bought years ago will often do that job for years to come. I don’t quite embody this myself, as I work on my iPad Pro almost every day, but it’s not surprising to me either — I also still use my Amazon Fire HDX from 2013 all the time. The weird thing with Amazon tablets in particular, though, is that if I did decide to buy a new one today it’d actually be a downgrade. Amazon’s Fire tablets aren’t for everyone. If you care about app selection or productivity, there are far better options out there. But if all you want from your tablet is a simple device that’s bigger than your phone, easier to hold than your laptop, and better for watching videos and reading books than both — and I think that applies to a lot of people — it’s hard to beat the 2013 Fire HDX. My 7-inch model has a great … [Read more...] about How is Amazon’s 2013 tablet still the best one it ever released?
Whatever kind of music you listen to, the art of remixing is an integral part of popular music today. From its earliest roots in musique concrète and dancehall artists in 60s Jamaica to the latest Cardi B remix, repurposing and rearranging songs to create new material has long been a way for musicians to discover new and exciting sounds. In the early days of electronic music production, music was remixed by means of physical tape manipulation, a process mastered by pioneering sound engineers like Delia Derbyshire, King Tubby and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. And the process largely remained unchanged until the advent of digital music. Nw, remixing is on the verge of another big transformation – and AI company Audioshake is leading the charge. We spoke to Audioshake co-founder Jessica Powell about how the company is using a sophisticated algorithm to help music makers mine the songs of the past to create new material, and about potential future applications for the tech in soundtracking … [Read more...] about Meet the AI that busts open classic songs to make new tunes
Way back when I was a young nerd, the first electronic gadget I owned was a digital LED watch. These were the first digital watches from before the rise of LCD displays. You had to press a button to make the time light up in the form of menacingly red digits—having the time displayed continuously would have taken too much power. Several LCD watches followed during the 1980s, but my watch-wearing days came to an abrupt end when I got my first cell phone. However, with the advent of the Pebble smart watch and all the iWatch rumors , I can see myself wearing a watch again in the near future. Maybe not all day every day, but certainly when on the go, so I can keep my iPhone tucked away safely but still interact with my digital life. But what would a smart watch built by Apple be like? Time to put on our speculation spectacles. Radios First of all, the iWatch is unlikely to have 4G support. Or 3G. Or any G. Why? An iPhone 5 with its 1434 milliampere-hours (mAh) battery can … [Read more...] about What the rumored Apple iWatch might look like, inside and out
Intel has been talking more about its incoming high-end gaming graphics cards , and revealing more about the branding – and thinking – behind them, the first generation of which will be Intel Arc Alchemist, with the chip giant sharing some renderings showing off this character. As we’ve already seen , the naming convention Intel is running with for its HPG (high-performance gaming) graphics cards is RPG character classes going alphabetically. The first one is Alchemist, with Hot Hardware sharing a high-res artist rendering of this character (and a couple of wallpapers courtesy of managing editor Marco Chiappetta). Check out all the best PC games We'll show you how to build a PC These are the best processors of 2021 Check it out above, but in our opinion, it has to be said that the artwork for the Alchemist looks pretty cool. Following the Alchemist, which was codenamed DG2 previously, we’ll have what’ll effectively be DG3, DG4 and DG5, which will be … [Read more...] about Intel Arc GPUs kick off with the Alchemist, which we’ve just caught a glimpse of
Dozens of movie production companies sued LiquidVPN this year over the VPN provider's marketing efforts that could be perceived as promoting piracy. These companies, which are now seeking $10 million in damages, claim that the "no log" policy of LiquidVPN is not a valid excuse, as the VPN provider actively chose to not keep logs. And because LiquidVPN's lawyers failed to show up in court, the plaintiffs are pushing a motion for a default judgment to be granted. Fiery marketing that backfired At what point does a netizen's right to privacy and anonymity cease is the crux of the lawsuit brought forth against LiquidVPN. LiquidVPN is a no-log VPN provider that, over the course of its business activities, has been observed to... almost encourage online piracy. Many Internet users who rely on technologies like logless VPNs and Tor may do so to remain untraceable, for reasons ranging from safeguarding their privacy to protecting someone to browsing the dark web to participating in … [Read more...] about Film studios sue “no logs” VPN provider for $10 million