Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts
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You wanted: HDR format wars, a USB-C speed test and everything coming to Netflix. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week.

  1. Is USB-C Really That Good?
    As part of my project to find a perfect Windows 10 device for me, I’m currently testing a Dell XPS 13. I’m not going to pre-empt my review as it’s still a work in progress. But The Dell, MacBook and several other systems on the market have decided to put all their eggs in the USB-C basket. And that’s proving to be an epic pain with suitable devices, cables and other peripherals still relatively hard to get.
  2. Everything Coming To Netflix, Stan, Amazon And Foxtel This May
    While neither Stan nor the Australian Netflix library has anything near the range of US streaming services, every month we get just a little more. Foxtel is also adding a huge number of popular titles to its on-demand streaming, and Amazon Prime is releasing its line up of original series on Prime. Read on to see all the content that will be added to their libraries during the month of May.
  3. Is It Cheaper To Buy The Galaxy S8 Outright Or On A Plan?
    The reviews are in and everyone seems to agree that the new Galaxy S8 is the world’s best phone ever. (Take that, Nokia!) With that decided, we now turn our attention to the question that our worried spouses and accountants are asking: What’s the best way to buy the S8? Outright or on a contract plan?
  4. The Most Infamous Swimming Pool In Japanese Pornography
    Ask anyone who’s ever seen an adult movie in Japan. Or, at least, anyone who has ever spent some time on the internet. More than likely, they will know this swimming pool.
  5. Hump Day Deals: PC Software For $1, Mega Chocolate Sale, 20% Off Apple Products
    A bottle of wine is a common gift, but if you have a little travel between the bottle you want to give and the person you’re giving it to, you want to make sure it survives the journey. Grab a pair of socks — here’s the easiest way to do that.
  6. Modder Makes $4000 A Month Adding A Lot Of Sex To The Sims 4 (NSFW)
    In the world of The Sims 4, life is a lighthearted cartoon. You can die of laughter and turn into a ghost. You can sleep with characters, but it’s not sex: instead, “Woohooing” happens out of sight, all giggles and hearts. For some people, The Sims 4 doesn’t go far enough in its portrayal of intimacy. (NSFW warning!)
  7. Why Does Every Car Infotainment System Look So Crappy?
    User interface design is hard, but we’ve been getting better at it over the years to the point where even a thermostat is easy to use. Automakers, however, seem to have their heads in the sand, taking their design inspiration for their infotainment consoles from old Winamp skins instead of any type of modern interface.
  8. All The Passive Aggressive Stuff You Should Never Do In A Relationship
    Nobody enjoys being with someone who is always passive aggressive. If you’re not sure what that looks like, here’s an excellent, and funny, demonstration.
  9. Brace Yourselves: The ‘HDR’ Format War Is Coming
    Another lounge room format war is looming as Samsung and Amazon Video unveil HDR10+ to rival Dolby Vision, backed by LG and Netflix. Here are the ugly details.
  10. We Tried Readers’ Secret, Somewhat-Shameful Food Concoctions
    I recently asked readers for their strangest, slightly-shameful, secret food habits. It turns out that you people are dirt bag geniuses, and were able to open my eyes to new and exciting ways to eat mac and cheese, instant noodles, and spam.