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Check Out this Fall’s New TV Shows, Movies & More

As summer fades and the weather cools, people begin to spend more time indoors, in front of their screens and devices, looking for entertainment. To help you navigate the deluge of offerings, the Bing team has curated carousels for this fall s TV series, movies and books. We ve also included predictions for top reality voting shows and the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards1 *, airing this Sunday, September 18.

Check out the list of Bing 2016 fall entertainment experiences, and stay tuned for new releases and updates coming this October and November.

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Fall TV premieres: Search Bing for Fall TV shows2 to see a list of this season s lineup. Use the filters within the carousel to narrow your search by month of release, genre, or new versus returning shows. Check Out This Fall’s New TV Shows, Movies & More Cancelled TV shows: Many people search for a list of shows that won t make it back to the small screen. If you re among this group, Bing has you covered. Just search for cancelled TV shows3 to see the list of the unfortunate programs .
Primetime Emmy Awards: See the list of nominees and who Bing predicts will take home the statuette for each major category. For example, Game of Thrones is likely to take home an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series for the second year in a row, and Veep is also predicted to repeat its Outstanding Comedy Series win.
Check Out This Fall’s New TV Shows, Movies & More Reality voting shows: This season, we re keeping a close eye on the two most searched-for reality voting shows: Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) and The Voice. DWTS just started its 23rd season, and Bing already has its first predictions: Ryan Lochte is safe while former Texas Governor Rick Perry is in danger of elimination. For more predictions, check bing.com. The Voice returns on September 19th and predictions will be available after the first episode.
Check Out This Fall’s New TV Shows, Movies & More4 MOVIES
Movies in theaters: Itching to get out of the house? How about a movie? Use Bing s carousel of fall movies to see what s in theaters now, and coming soon. Click on each title to watch the trailer, read reviews, see the cast, check local show times (available starting three days prior to theater release), buy tickets, and more.
Movies at home: Not a new feature to Bing, but always a great reminder that you can search what s new on Netflix or Amazon to see what movies are available to stream.

Check Out This Fall’s New TV Shows, Movies & More

567 BOOKS
Predicted must-read books: With tens of thousands of new books published each season, it can be difficult to choose your next read. To help, we ve enlisted our Bing Predicts technology that factors in the search, web and social buzz around the books, early reviews and more. From there, we used the data to showcase the top 50 books predicted to be the best sellers this autumn. Just search for fall books8 to see which made Bing s top list. From there you can use the filters in the carousel to search by release date and by paperback or hardback. Check Out This Fall’s New TV Shows, Movies & More

As you can see, it s a jam-packed season for entertainment, but we re just getting started. We ll be back next month to share more. Until then, enjoy!

– The Bing Team

* The Emmy name and the Emmy statuette are the trademark property of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Additionally, the Emmy name, logo and statuette are licensed to the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for International Emmys.

References

  1. ^ 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards (www.bing.com)
  2. ^ Fall TV shows (www.bing.com)
  3. ^ cancelled TV shows (www.bing.com)
  4. ^ bing.com (bing.com)
  5. ^ fall movies (www.bing.com)
  6. ^ Netflix (www.bing.com)
  7. ^ Amazon (www.bing.com)
  8. ^ fall books (www.bing.com)

iPhone 7 Vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Which one is best?

Samsung’s 2016 flagship smartphone the Galaxy S7 has been a huge hit with critics. It’s widely considered to be the best Android alternative to the iPhone 6S since its release earlier this year. Apple now has a brand new phone to rival it the all-new iPhone 7. The phone launches tomorrow and should be one of the best smartphones money can buy. The iPhone 7 and the Galaxy S7 will be competing as the two best iOS and Android handsets on the market. So how do they compare?

Design

In terms of looks, these are two of the most attractive smartphones on the market right now. “Either one would be in the final of a smartphone beauty pageant and the judges would have a hard time picking a winner”, says Stuff1. The site says that the phone’s “metal edges and solid glass rear scream premium, both in and out of your hands”. Go for the larger S7 Edge model and the edges of the display curve around into the sides of the handset. The latest iPhone has a similar appearance to the last one and is still a looker. With a round, anodised aluminium casing that looks tidier than the one on the iPhone 6S, it’s exactly the same size and shape as its predecessor.

Both phones sport water and dust resistant designs but the S7 is the tougher phone it has an IP68 rating compared to the iPhone 7’s IP67 protection.

Display

The iPhone is marginally the smaller device of the two and as such its 4.7ins display can’t match the 5.1ins panel Samsung has packed into the frame of the S7. On paper, the technology powering the display lags too. Apple is still using LCD Retina displays, with a resolution of 750 x 1334 and a pixel density of 326ppi on the iPhone 7. Supposedly this one is 25 per cent brighter and the new wide colour gamut means you should see brighter, more vibrant tones. Like the iPhone 6S, the iPhone 7’s display has pressure-sensitive 3D Touch too. You can use it for shortcuts and peeking into apps without loading them up. The Galaxy S7 is an AMOLED phone sporting a 1,440 x 2,560 resolution with a pixel density of 577ppi. Alphr2 says it’s simply “one of the best displays you can get on a smartphone right now”. The Super AMOLED technology produces deep blacks, radiant tones, and pinpoint sharp pictures. It lacks the iPhone’s 3D Touch capability, but the site says everything else is superior “it’s clear that one screen is much better than the other”.

Cameras

Both phones make use of 12 megapixel main cameras with optical image stabilisation to combat shaky hands, and while Apple has made the aperture on its new device much wider to let in more light something that should lead to big improvements in low light photography the f/1.8 opening isn’t as wide as the Samsung’s f/1.7. In theory, Samsung’s phone should be better when conditions are less than ideal. Both have their own set of perks. The new iPhone 7 camera has a powerful quad LED True Tone flash, as well as a sensor that can compensate for flickers of artificial light indoor shots and those taken in light-filled areas should produce crisp, clean images. Alternatively, Samsung’s phone has dual-pixel technology, meaning it can focus rapidly.

Both phones have front facing cameras too, though Apple has stepped up its game significantly the selfie snapper on the iPhone 7 is a 7 megapixel sensor, whereas the Galaxy S7’s is 5mp.

Performance, battery life and hardware

This year’s new iPhone gets an all-new chipset. Called the A10 Fusion, Apple claims that it’s 40 per cent faster than the A9 you’ll find in the iPhone 6S and that it’s also more efficient. The A10 is a quad core processor. Two of the cores deal with low power tasks like refreshing apps in the background and receiving messages, while the other two come to life for more demanding tasks. As such, Apple claims that this new iPhone has better battery life than its predecessor by around two hours that’s 14 hours of talk time and about 40 hours of music. In the UK, Samsung’s phone uses an octa-core Exynos 8890 chip mated to 4GB RAM. On paper, it means that the Galaxy S7 is an immensely powerful smartphone, though as 3 Expert Reviews3 points out, Apple’s phones are usually highly optimised. On paper, the S7 is stronger, but the iPhone’s efficiency could win out.

The S7 will probably last longer though Samsung claims a 22-hour talk time for its top end smartphone. Unlike older Samsung phones, the battery is not removable. Both phones have fingerprint scanners embedded in their home buttons and come equipped with NFC chips for Apple Pay and Android Pay abilities. In terms of storage, Apple’s new iPhone is offered with 32GB, 128GB, or 256GB of on board memory. The Galaxy S7 can be bought with 32GB or 64GB, though there’s a Micro SD card slot that accepts memory cards up to 256GB in size.

One of the most controversial hardware omissions on the new iPhone is the headphone jack. You can either use Lightning port ready headphones or the adaptor bundled with the phone to listen to music.

Prices

Samsung’s phone has been on the market for six months now, and is priced from 569, making it a cheaper device than the iPhone 7. When Apple’s phone launches tomorrow, it’ll be priced higher at 599. A 30 difference isn’t that much when both phones are priced comfortably towards 600, but ramping up the specs on your iPhone 7 could make it a very expensive proposition indeed. If you want the 256GB version, it’s priced from 799 going for a Galaxy S7 and buying a 256GB Micro SD card separately works out a lot cheaper.

Verdict

Given that the iPhone 7 hasn’t been released yet and time with the phone has been limited, most tech sites can only deliver initial verdicts more in depth results will arrive in time.

Alphr4 reckons that the final scores are close too close to warrant jumping over from one system to the other. If you’re already in the iOS ecosystem, the iPhone 7 is worth sticking around for. Similarly for Android fans, the Galaxy S7 means there’s no need to move over to Apple.

Similarly, Trusted Reviews5 says that for many buyers the best way to choose is to opt for your preferred operating system. Initial impressions suggest it’s too close a call in terms of hardware, power and how good the cameras are, so let your preferred system determine your decision.

Expert Reviews6 points out that the S7 is the better value phone, however. For a cheaper price tag, you’ll be buying power, excellent cameras and one of the best smartphone displays money can buy. Price certainly makes a compelling case for the Galaxy S7.

For more on personal tech and the latest luxury news follow @the_week_portfolio7 on Instagram

References

  1. ^ Stuff (www.stuff.tv)
  2. ^ Alphr (www.alphr.com)
  3. ^ Expert Reviews (www.expertreviews.co.uk)
  4. ^ Alphr (www.alphr.com)
  5. ^ Trusted Reviews (www.trustedreviews.com)
  6. ^ Expert Reviews (www.expertreviews.co.uk)
  7. ^ @the_week_portfolio (www.instagram.com)

Kanex GoPower USB-C Portable Battery review: Good performance …

Lithium-ion-based battery can fully charge a 12-inch MacBook.

You might be mistaken if, at first glance, you thought the Kanex GoPower USB-C Portable Battery1 (£93.25 on Amazon2) was an Apple product. It has a sleek, finished-aluminum, rounded design with minimal labels. It s much flatter than any of its competing USB-C equipped packs because the maker uses a lithium-ion polymer that can be shaped, rather than relying on cylindrical battery cells.

The 15000mAh (56Wh) battery also performs as well as some with much higher-rated capacity, because there s typically less electrical loss with a polymer battery than with the wiring connections required for commercially produced battery cells.

The GoPower achieves nearly the same result with 15000mAh as the top-rated Anker PowerCore+3 with 21000mAh: it charged a MacBook by 33Wh (the current full level) with enough charge left over to recharge a 9.7-inch iPad Pro from 60 to 67 percent another couple watt hours.

Kanex GoPower USB-C Portable Battery Review: Good Performance ...Kanex

The LEDs on the GoPower didn t seem well calibrated. The number lit decreased rapidly from four to one by the time the pack had reached just half the amount of power it transferred into the MacBook. It remains with one solid LED while recharging the iPad Pro. That will be confusing when you re trying to gauge how much capacity remains.

I liked the GoPower s clearly labeled ports, a nice contrast to many other packs. A plug icon appears next to the USB-C input port, a laptop screen next to the USB-C out, and a mobile device next to the Type-A port.

At £100, the GoPower is £40 more than the Anker for slightly less capacity and one fewer port (one Type-A 2.4A port instead of the two with the Anker). However, it does include two USB-C cables, one for connecting to a MacBook for power (it s comparable to other high-quality USB-C power cables I tested), and another to charge using USB-C to Type-A. That offsets the price differential slightly.

The GoPower has a one-year warranty for the original purchaser only.

References

  1. ^ Kanex GoPower USB-C Portable Battery (www.kanex.com)
  2. ^ Amazon (www.amazon.com)
  3. ^ Anker PowerCore+ (www.macworld.com)