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The IFA 2018 momentum continues to build, and we've already seen some slick new devices, like laptops with even less bezel than Dell's XPS and Samsung's new 8K TV. Still, there's news happening outside Berlin, as Missouri answers the question of "what is meat?" and Mr. Robot is coming to an end.
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In an interview on Empire Film Podcast, Guy Pearce said that Netflix banned him from using the term while promoting his new series The Innocents. Plus, a quick Twitter search shows the brand's reduced use of the term over the last year or so.
For IFA this year, ASUS has updated its original ZenBook line with not only Intel's new Whiskey Lake U-series processors but also a new four-sided near-frameless design with up to 95 percent screen-to-body ratio. It claims the 13-inch model is the world's most compact laptop at that size, besting even Dell's XPS 13. Better yet, ASUS has built backlit NumberPad into the trackpad and even squeezed the webcam in above the screen to avoid annoying nostril shots on conference calls.
Series creator Sam Esmail told The Hollywood Reporter that despite considering a fifth season (and moving the writing staff to New York), he decided to conclude the show with the next one. Accordingly, the fourth season has reportedly been expanded from eight to twelve episodes.
We mentioned Acer's Thronos gaming chair in yesterday's email, but now that we've gone butt-on you can check out our video of the experience. At its core, the Thronos is really just a fancy recliner with vibration and a huge monitor mount ready for up to three 27-inch screens. There's no word on a price, but Acer says it will debut by the end of this year.
This Q900R unveiled at IFA loses the easel-like design of the CES concept for a more traditional stand but it packs in many of the same features, including a real 8K resolution and AI-powered upscaling. It will come in four sizes: 65-, 75-, 82- and 85-inches, when it goes on sale somewhere at the end of September. As far as a price, we don't know, but if you have to ask...
With the third major release of its wearable platform (and the first since rebranding to Wear OS), Google finally shows an understanding that what people want from a smartwatch is not a phone replacement. Dennis Troper, director of product for Wear OS, told Engadget that his team focused on three key areas when redesigning the platform: helping people remain connected, providing proactive help from Google Assistant and enabling people to lead healthier lives.
Notification cards are smaller, the redesigned Google Fit is easier to access and this new software should roll out to just about every smartwatch that already runs Wear OS 2.0
The comic book giant opened limited access to a beta version of its digital service in August with the promise of a wider release this fall -- now you only have to wait a couple more weeks before it opens its doors to everyone on September 15th. To see the new Titans series, you'll have to wait until October 12th, but it will launch with access to comics including the first appearances of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman plus the first two seasons of Young Justice.
But wait, there's more...
- Missouri rules: Lab-grown meat is not meat
- Nikon's D3500 is a compact DSLR for beginners
- Amazon: Bernie Sanders' working conditions claims are 'misleading'
- Apple acquires a startup that's developing AR lenses
- EA donates $1 million to support Madden Classic victims, plans an event September 6th
- The plastic in Neil Armstrong's spacesuit is wasting away
- Microsoft is launching a white Xbox One X console and matching Elite controller
- PlayStation Plus members can get 'Destiny 2' for free right now
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