Think about it, aside from the basics like performance, battery, display, camera, and design, how many reviewers do you know that spend an appreciable amount of time on the stuff that makes smartphones different, unusual, or unique? The software and hardware features.
They mention unique features, obviously, but it's usually a side note and I've watched many reviews that omit features altogether. Not gonna call out names because that's not cool, but let's face it, smartphone coverage is getting a little boring and the industry is taking the hit for it.
Seriously, go watch all the main reviewers do the LG V20 and see how long they spend on features like the second display, the headphone amp (not the quad dac, the actual amp that supports headphones up to 300ohms+). How many of them even mention hdmi out support via Slimport? Not many. Do you know how hard it is to find hdmi out on phones these days? Watching reviews, you'd never know that the V20 has a dedicated headphone amp along with its dac while the Axon 7 does not have a headphone amp, and thus can't power headphones as well as the V20. That's kinda interesting, but nobody talked about it. Lame.
Nah, the smartphone market is full of nuance, fun features, new ideas, and other fun stuff. The idea that the entire industry can be boiled down to the basics while the unique stuff is left neglected or ignored entirely points to a problem with the people covering that tech, not the tech itself.
I'll bet money that the tech reviewers that make the biggest splash this year are the ones that look at a phone and do videos on how it's different instead of another 10 minute lecture on how the same 5 metrics stack up against every other device.
Must be a tough job being so important.
Or, more likely, you just have a boring use case and can't appreciate this new tech floating around. Tango is freaking cool, I don't care if you like it or not.
Today, I have a load of laundry in the washer with about 30 minutes left. I've also been on hold with my health insurance provider for 20 minutes.
It's a race. Does the washer get done first, or do I get on the phone with a CSR? Cast your votes!
1. A purely chronological time line that puts the most recent posts first.
2. An algorithmic time line where Google tries to guess what you care about (this is its current form).
3. A chronological time line with infrequent suggested posts every now and then (clearly marked) based on what Google thinks you like (what I want).
4. Algorithmic time line with a most recents option (Facebook does this now).
Submit your votes! I like 3 the best because I can see what people are up to, but there is still a few posts dotting the landscape from a few hours previous that I may have missed. Twitter does this now (at least the app does) with its "you may have missed" feature which I really enjoy. I don't like its current form because it doesn't give me an accurate idea of what everyone's up to or talking about. I also miss the chance to talk about stuff with my peers because it frequently doesn't show me that content at all. I'd rather pick what I get to see, not have it dictated to me.
All of a sudden, battery percentage came back. Wtf has this happened to anyone?
By the way, lettuce isn't real food, it's not a substitute for bread, and it had no appreciable nutritional value.
Seriously, why do people eat that horrendous garbage?
My favorite part:
Additionally, we can see that while Google Play and the App Store are popular and trusted, they represent less than half of the total mobile revenue stream
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I honestly thought they would screw up bad enough that even other liberal media outlets are calling BS a lot sooner than today.
For those not in the know, Buzzfeed published a totally unverifiable set of documents that allege all kinds of horrible things about Donald Trump. They claim it was from some anonymous person in the intelligence business, but it could've been an elaborate 4chan prank for all they knew. They ran it anyway, since hating Trump gets page views, and now they're getting called on it. Even by other far left publications.
Buzzfeed editor Ben Smith responded by saying that publishing that kind of crap is the responsibility of journalists in 2017. Except it's not. Our responsibility is to tell people what really happened so they could make informed decisions. Posting fake news to bash prominent figures is, among other things, freaking illegal.
Buzzfeed isn't real journalism. They never have been. They have been fanning the flames of hatred for years, using things like racial and gender tensions as well as political drama to bait people into page views. The idea that some people take this site seriously is beyond me. It's trash of the highest order. Whenever someone describes the SOP of a fake news site, I always wonder how no one ever equates Buzzfeed to that.
I'm sure they'll recover from this because their followers and loyal readers are the literal worst... But I kinda hope they don't. Buzzfeed is the worst thing on the Internet and that includes 4chan. At least 4chan is funny sometimes.
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I have it set up how I want, okay?
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