The Sopranos When it comes to crime dramas about mobster families, it doesn’t get much better than The Sopranos, which has been named on many lists as being one of the greatest TV series of all time. For six seasons, we followed the Soprano family led by Tony (the late James Gandolfini) as he attempted to balance his life in New Jersey as a father and husband and his position as the leader of an Italian-American criminal organization. It launched in 1999 and was among the first series to bring shocking main character deaths to the small screen, continuing the cliffhanger endings and cringeworthy moments through to its ending in 2007 with that iconic diner scene. … [Read more...] about The 16 best shows on HBO Max right now
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Movies that are begging to presented in 4K HDR and are available as such on 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray, like Aquaman, Wonder Woman, or even Moulin Rouge, are only being delivered in standard HD with HBO Max. This is of course disappointing, and we can speculate about why they might not have decided to offer higher resolution with their launch. Offering 4K does take a lot more bandwidth, and I’m sure there was a concern that it could choke up the pipes and degrade the user experience. A valid concern of course, but something that you test for prior to launch. It is the job of the content provider to work with streaming partners to assure that the content delivery networks are in line and ready to handle the load so that 4K is not a problem. As far as HDR is concerned, it takes no bandwidth at all. You can have it in 720p for crying out loud. … [Read more...] about I’m not mad, HBO Max, I’m just disappointed
Cash and visibility will likely be the deciding factors whenever the discussion comes up once again on whether to renew EA’s exclusive license for an NFL simulation. But you can’t rule out the relationship between the two organizations (three, if you count the NFL Player’s Association) entirely. EA and the NFL have been good partners to each other for nearly two decades — and that carries some weight. … [Read more...] about This could be the last time EA gets an NFL exclusive deal
We recently reported that Western Digital (WD) was shipping hard drives with SMR technology, a technology that boosts capacity but results in slower hard drives, without listing that fact in marketing materials and product specifications. Further scrutiny found that Toshiba and Seagate also engage in the practice, which obviously leaves the door open for litigation against those companies, too. … [Read more...] about Multiple Class Action Suits Over WD’s SMR Hard Drives Filed in US and Canada
“He’s obviously a larger-than-life personality,” Erin Chin, senior marketing director for the drink, told Digital Trends. “And we’ve enjoyed watching him and his antics over the past several months and decided he would be a really great partner. His focus and determination to win is perfectly in line with the Game Fuel brand.” … [Read more...] about PepsiCo signs endorsement deal with Dr. Disrespect, but does it realize the risks?