Tomorrow, Aldi's regular weekly Special Buys haul of random shopping goodies includes a bunch of tech — including a $79 media player that'll give your budget 4K TV some much-needed smarts. Here's what it is, and how it works, and why you might want it.
You know how when you get a new pair of headphones, taking them out of the box is always a task? You always end up ripping the box to bits because the headphone cable is tangled throughout and hidden away behind plastic and cardboard.
But not Beats' new BeatsX wireless headphones. I cracked open the gorgeous box you see here, pulled a little tab, and saw the headphones presented in their full, tangle-free glory. That's when I thought yeah, that's what's up.
The biggest achievement attained by Disney's 1991 film Beauty and the Beast is being the first animated film ever nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Sure, Disney movies from that era like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and The Lion King. remain classics decades later, but Beauty and the Beast stands alone. But years later and with a live-action remake days away, does it still deserve that spot at the top? Yes. Always.
QLED is Samsung's name for its latest quantum dot LED-backlit TVs, and QLED means business. Samsung is promising black levels that you'd only otherwise expect to see on a top-of-the-line OLED TV, and colours that are not only incredibly vibrant and bright, but also accurate. The Q8 is a $4500-plus screen that'll make your Netflix sessions look amazing.
Anyone who's seen the trailers could easily guess that Logan is the best solo Wolverine movie, but it's more than that. It's a legitimately special movie that just happens to star superheroes — a film that wouldn't be out of place at the Academy Awards. And it's still just as badass as any Wolverine fan could want.
I'm sitting on a busy subway train in Manhattan, listening to some tunes. This is a normal situation, something I do a dozen times a week. What isn't normal is that I only hear my music, and I don't hear any of the train or crowd noise around me. Instead, my music is backed by white noise. No panhandlers or chatty kids or the screech of subway wheels on rails. Doppler Labs's Here One wireless earbuds are blocking out all that nonesense so I can focus on my tunes.
You don't have to shell out thousands of dollars to build a system that'll make your music — whether it's on PC, whether it's on your phone, whether it's on a record collection — sound amazing. We got hold of a simple, three-piece stereo audio kit with two bookshelf speakers, an amp and a turntable that will handle just about anything you throw at it, and all at a price that didn't break the bank.
Legion isn't going to make people believe in heroes, because it's not a show about being super. It's a complex, twisted look at a man who struggles with feeling powerless, even as he discovers he's the strongest mutant in the world. But, that might make it one of the most powerfully entertaining shows on television.