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4K Monitor Buying Guide

More pixels, MORE PIXELSSSSSS - I love big monitors and I cannot lie. 4K displays are now entering the realm of affordable, so I take a dip in the high resolution computer monitor ocean and see what's out there.

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Using Evernote On A Sunday Morning For Art

I’m a bit of an Evernote fanboy. I’ll freely admit that. But every now and again, someone will ask me how I use Evernote on a day-to-day basis. It’s kind of a tough question for me, because it’s a bit like asking someone how they use a computer. "I dunno, I do a bunch of different stuff, and it’s good…?”

Amazon Echo – Can’t Tell If Cool Or Creepy

It’s kinda like Sonos meets Siri?

Hmm. On the one hand I think this would be useful in quite a few situations. On the other hand, it’s Amazon, always listening to you… which feels…icky.

I don’t think I’ve worked out where my ‘creepy threshold’ sits for passive listening devices yet.

Stan – The Newest Netflix “Killer”

Luke Hopewell, writing for Giz:

Meet Stan: the new streaming service for Australia, born out of StreamCo.

For those not familiar with StreamCo, it’s the joint venture between Nine Entertainment Co and Fairfax Media…

The StreamCo partnership was created with a single aim: launch a streaming product that Australians will actually use.

StreamCo figured out that the reason people weren’t using Australian streaming services like Quickflix or Presto is because the product was either too expensive or didn’t have the content available that customers wanted.

There’s not a lot of information on Stan, so it’s hard to say whether it will seriously rival Netflix.

Perhaps if the sign up page had a bloody big photo of Tyrion Lannister, not Walter White, I’d be more excited. Advertising your shiny new service with a show that has run its course, however beloved that show might be, seems a little underwhelming. Still, the message seems to be this service is about binge tv watching, which is the new hotness. Let’s wait and see.