TOP GUN: MAVERICK fills the “Need for Speed”

Tom Cruise plays Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

Thirty-six years and some things pretty much remain the same. The same can be said for Tom Cruise, a.k.a Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Cruise who turns 60 in July still has that youthful look and still up to his same tricks as the courageous and cocky test pilot persona reclaiming the top role in the much anticipated movie TOP GUN: MAVERICK, the sequel to the 1986 Top Gun.

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Uber Canada offering 50% off round trips to vote

Discounts of up to $5 off each trip 

If getting to the polls is a reason not to get out and vote, Uber Canada is reaching out to help. As part of the company’s commitment to get people out to the polls, they’re offering discounts to riders. The discounts apply to on roundtrips to and from their local voting stations of up to 50%, up to five dollars off per trip, not including tips.

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11 highlights for Windows 11 coming October 5

Looks like 2021 will be known as the year of Windows 11, will begin being phased in starting October 5th, 2021. This comes a little over six years after the unveiling of Windows 10.

The newest iteration of Windows, the company says, “is designed to bring you closer to what you love,” and get ready to power your productivity and creativity.

Windows lovers will be happy to know that the upgrade is free.

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Netflix & Podcasts: Video is Loving the Radio Star

                    

Netflix Podcast: Strong Black Leads – Tracy Clayton(L) interviews Hollywood celeb Jason Weaver

The phrase, “Video Killed the Radio Star” is often cited as a metaphor with respect to the domination of video over audio.  It’s also a song by a British New-Wave band and one-hit wonder, Buggles and the first selection played by MTV 40 years ago this month, August 1, 1981 to be exact, that sparked the birth of the music video revolution.

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Introducing Hooke Lav: 1st mobile, wireless, wearable Bluetooth microphone – Kickstarter

Sept 22, 2020, NY, New York, USA – Hooke Audio is proud to announce the Hooke Lav, the first truly mobile, wireless, wearable, dual-channel, Bluetooth microphone is now available via KickStarterFINAL CALL OCT 22

The Hooke Lav was designed for professional grade audio with 24 bit/48kHz mono and dual channel D/A recording and 8 GB of onboard storage for continuous, drop-out proof recording situations. With it’s convenient, low-profile clip-on design, the Hooke Lavalier mic can be worn and used seamlessly in Live Streaming situations; such as Music Performances, Interviews, News and Sports Broadcasting, Virtual School Teaching and E-Learning, Fitness Instruction, Gaming and more, and is compatible on all popular social media and streaming platforms like YouTube, Zoom, Skype, Twitch, Facebook and Instagram. The Hooke Lav is compatible with all smartphones, tablets and professional camera equipment;  iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, Android, Go Pro, DSLR and more. The Hooke Lav from Hooke Audio is now available for pre-order for a limited time on KickStarter at a discounted price.

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TV maker TCL introduces sub $350 quad rear-cam phone to Canada – review

10L advanced features include 48MP big pixel camera, super-wide angle lens and low blue light certification 

After having recently entered the television market in Canada, TCL has now taken their touch screen technology and vertically integrated manufacturing experience and unveiled a pair of premium featured, yet affordable Android-based mobile phones, the TCL 10L and the TCL 10 Pro, each with actually five cameras and proprietary features to enhance your mobile experience.

TCL 10L Test-drive 

Reviewing the TCL 10L at first glance, you’ll notice a sleek vertically-favoured body. It features a 6.53-inch full high-def 1080 × 2340 pixel display at 395 pixels-per-inch. It has virtually no front bezel for more display area with a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio including the discreet selfie camera notched into the top left corner.

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Netflix parental controls update a cure for kids’ prying eyes

Kids can stream Netflix from almost anywhere (Photo: Netflix)

Timely solution for families at home on lockdown

With many people at home on lockdown there’s probably a whole lot more Netflix binging going on. For some, it may not be a bad thing. It’s finally giving folks a guilt-free opportunity to finally binge on Ozark Series 3 or catch-up on that most talked about, love-it or hate-it new series, Tiger King.

For parents it creates issues around managing TV time.

While Mom and Dad are working from home, the kids could be catching the latest episodes of Boss Baby. They could also learn life lessons from Mr. Miyagi from the classic Karate Kid but you may not be so inclined to let them feast their eyes on the provocative true-crime docuseries and the story of the mayhem and madness surrounding Joe Exotic and his tigers. 

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How to turn off Netflix Autoplay previews

Netflix, loved by many, has become a national past time and has undoubtedly created a satiable desire for binge watching. So if you have become increasingly annoyed by auto-play previews wasting even one precious second of watch time, you’ll be thrilled to know that you now have an opt-out feature you can access directly for the web.

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Using LG’s new Washer with AI to do your Laundry

CES Innovation Award-Winning Washer by LG Deploys AI and Advanced 
Fabric Care

After year of doing laundry, I still sometimes second guess myself as to what the right setting is on my washer. I usually look at the tag on the garment and I’m usually safe with Automatic, Permanent-Press, Cold or Warm Wash and Dry. But today, at CES, LG Electronics (LG) unveiled its most advanced innovation in laundry, deploying artificial intelligence to deliver precision washing for optimal results without the need for any more guesswork.

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Dell introduces 86″ Drop-Down 4K Interactive Touch Monitor

Just ahead of the the January 7th official opening of 2020 Int’l CES Dell announces a numb fo new monitors. One that may be of particular interest is the upcoming Dell C8621QT, especially for those who may want to replay their in-office whiteboards and drop down screens.

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