Netflix is the most popular streaming service in the world today. It has a lot of shows that both kids and adults love.
From action to documentaries, this streaming platform has got everything that you need. And oh, you can also use special links to access more curated content if you like as well.
Are you excited to know what’s new on Netflix this coming June? Read further to find out what the streaming service has in store for you.
Upcoming Netflix Shows
13 Reasons Why
This teenage TV series is an emotional roller coaster and the show’s final season will air on June 5.
The story will revolve around the characters’ graduation and how they hope to live life after high school.
Of course, all of those things will happen with some extra drama on the side as well. This highly-controversial series is set to release on the platform in the first week of June.
This comedy show talks about Payton’s (the series protagonist) campaign towards the state senate. Of course, he and his group’s antics will surely make the series even more interesting as they also tackle the challenges that go along with such.
The second season of The Politician will be released on June 19.
Da 5 Bloods
This is a movie that was made by Spike Lee, a popular figure that is also a die-hard New York Knicks fan.
The story talks about four African-American war veterans as they head back to Vietnam to look for the remains of their former leader.
They do this as a means of making peace of what has happened and is set to make us cry (prepare the tissues).
This Spike Lee film will be released on June 12.
Mr. Iglesias 2
Now on its second season, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias will be returning as a history teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School.
The comedy special was well-received and Netflix has decided to give another whole season to Gabriel and his cast.
People that want to get a lot of laughs will have to wait until June 17.
Feel the Beat
Those that love to watch a dance movie should set their eyes on this one. The film talks about Sofia Carson’s character, a failed broadway dancer, as she creates a dance group to redeem herself.
Although this film is one of those movie tropes where the protagonist returns to his or her hometown and gets redemption, this is still an interesting movie as the trailer is already making me feel pumped.
The movie will be released on June 18.
A Whisker Away
If you are a fan of Japanese animated movies, then you will surely love this one. A Whisker Away talks about a sweet Japanese girl that has a huge crush on someone.
To get his attention, the protagonist shape-shifts into a cute cat. This light-hearted romantic comedy is also set to be released on June 18.
Netflix released a documentary in 2018 highlighting Dr. Larry Nassar, a sports doctor who has abused athletes for so many years. The documentary talked about the negative things that this physician did to so many people.
However, Athlete A, a new documentary that talks about the same person, will show a different perspective; one that has affected so many others.
An interesting show in its own right, Athlete A will be released on June 24.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
If you are from Europe, you already know that Eurovision is the largest European singing competition in the world.
This film is written by Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams and they are going to be the stars of this upcoming comedy flick.
It will be released on June 26.
Other Noteworthy TV Shows and Movies
- Queer Eye: Season 5
- Fuller House: The Farewell Season
- Marcella: Season 3
- F is for Family: Season 4
- The Order: Season 2
- Patriot Act with Hashan Minhaj: Volume 6
- Floor is Lava
- Dating Around: Season 2
- The Last Day of American Crime
- Lenox Hill
- Nobody Knows I’m Here
- Home Game
- Baki: The Great Raitai Tournament Saga
- Pokemon Journeys: The Series
- Jo Koy: In His Elements
The Best (and Not the Best) Features of Apple iOS 13.5 Update
In the world of smartphones, there are two camps: People who love their Android devices and those that really like their iOS-powered smartphones.
If you are part of the latter, a new update has recently been released. With it is a slew of improvements, though there are also bugs that need to be mentioned.
Today, I am going to talk about the best and not the best features of Apple iOS 13.5 Update.
How to Get the Update
If you are running version 13.4.1, you should be able to get the update right off the bat. There should be a notification that will prompt you to get the latest update from Apple’s servers, though you can also do it manually by going to Settings->General->Software Update.
For people that are running version 13 and older versions, you will need to download a much bigger file simply because it will include all of the other features that you may have missed leading up to the latest version.
People that were on 13.4.1 using an Apple iPhone X will expect to receive a 355MB update, while iPhone 11 users may need to download a 400MB+ file since the phone comes with more features than the former.
The Best Features
The latest update from Apple brought with it performance improvements that will make your phone snappier than ever.
2.Improved Face ID and Passcode
The Apple iOS 13.5 is also known as the ‘Covid-19’ update simply because it brought with it features that will help with contact-tracing apps, as well as improved performance when you are wearing a face mask.
Face ID has been relatively hit or miss, especially when you are wearing something on your face. Fortunately, this update should make the feature so much better in identifying your facial features despite wearing a mask or anything that covers up the lower portion of your face.
If the Face ID still fails, the update also gives you the ability to initiate your passcode instead of just by swiping up from the bottom of your lock screen. The option presents itself automatically after initial Face ID detection has failed.
Aside from unlocking your phone, it also supports all of your applications that support Face ID signing.
Public health officials may have developed contact-tracing apps to help you know if you have come into contact with a possible carrier.
The exposure notification will help tell you if you have come into contact with such a person or persons so that you can do something about it immediately.
Whenever you need emergency medical assistance, you will be given the option to share vital information with your healthcare provider using your medical ID.
While this feature is great, this is only available for iPhone users that live in the United States.
If you are going to go on group Facetime sessions, the individual tiles will no longer increase in size whenever someone speaks.
Not the Best Features
1.”This App is No Longer Shared with You”
After updating to the latest version, have you noticed that some of your popular apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, and Youtube (among many others) refuse to load? Well, that is because there is a bug that is preventing you from running the said applications.
Apparently, there is a bug that was found in the Family Sharing Feature of the update and has since been corrected.
As a means of getting things back to normal, you should be able to get notifications that prompt you to update your pre-existing apps to make them work again (though, re-downloading the apps again also works).
2.Jailbreak (And Also Cannot Jailbreak)
People in the jailbreaking community would love the fact that they can also do that with the newest version of iOS.
For those of you who do not know, jailbreaking is where an Apple device (in this case, an iPhone), can be ‘unlocked’ by exploiting a vulnerability and this will allow you to do a lot of things that you previously couldn’t.
For example, you can install unsigned applications, modify different system settings, among other things.
While you can still jailbreak in the latest update, Apple might be prompted to release another one that will make the said thing impossible to do.
That is because for you to jailbreak in the latest update, you will have to exploit a zero-day vulnerability; something that Apple doesn’t like.
Still, you can do it, but any minor update released in the near future might probably nullify this.
3.Weird Battery Drain
Although Apple might not openly admit it, the company may be responsible for the weird battery draining bug that plagues the company’s older devices.
While the Apple iOS 13.5 Update supports devices from iPhone 6S and above, older models might suffer from a bug that would drain the device’s battery even without running any intensive apps.
Up to now, the update did not fix this at all even though this issue dates back a few years now.
The new Apple iOS 13.5 Update is an important one. Not only does it bring with it improvements in terms of overall performance, but it improves features that are meant to help you with the recent Covid-19 pandemic.
Although it is always required for you to download the latest version of iOS, keep in mind that it still comes with some bugs (though the vast majority of them have been fixed).
10 New Technologies to Watch Out for in 2020
Technology is dynamic and ever-evolving. We can always expect new technologies introduced every year and this makes it amazing for tech gadgets.
If it weren’t for technology, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy our favorite smartphones and new-age tech.
In today’s article, I will go over some new and upcoming technologies to watch out for this year.
Drones have been around for so many years now and we have used them for a variety of different purposes.
Some would use it for aerial photography and others use it as a means of surveillance and whatnot.
While they are pretty good at flying and doing a lot of things from above, they are not as stealthy and convenient. Others are also quite expensive.
Well, the DroneX is set to change all of that. This new drone is more powerful, more efficient, and its price is going to force other manufacturers to start lowering down their own.
It is quite compact in that its size is just a bit larger than your typical smartphone. It can be controlled using your own phone; you just have to install its app, charge its battery, and you should be good to go.
Your phone comes with a standard cable and charger so that whenever it runs out of juice, you just plug it in until it is ready to be used again.
Although we are accustomed to doing such a thing for so many years now, we would always want to find a way to make things even more convenient. That is why wireless charging has been developed.
Not all wireless chargers are the same. While the original chargers might charge your phone at an exponentially higher rate, wireless charging, in contrast, is much slower. Well, that is about to change.
The TapNCharge is a new wireless charger that can support all phones that have wireless charging support.
The good thing is that you do not have to worry about overheating and whatnot as the charger has built-in safety mechanisms to ensure that it won’t burn the unit down and the phone.
While there is no denying that the Apple Airpods Pro is the wireless earphones to beat when it comes to such technology, its price may deter a lot of people from buying it. Fortunately, it is not the only option you can find.
The Echobeat is another pair of wireless earphones that does a pretty good job of handling your calls, as well as giving you the power to listen to your favorite songs and movies.
It makes use of the newest Bluetooth technology which means that its connection to your phone will not be an issue.
This product supports both Android and iOS devices.
Your smartphone is a highly-capable device. It’s got a lot of features and you can still add more if you like.
That being said, Vizr is an attachable smartphone accessory that will act as a convenient HUD or Heads-up Display.
This accessory is a dream when it comes to navigation. It not only has GPS but it can also provide you with other meaningful information while you’re driving as well.
5.Sonic X Pro
While your traditional toothbrushes are okay, they might not clean your teeth as effectively as you’d want them to be. That is why I highly recommend that you use an electric toothbrush.
Sure, you can find a lot of them on the market, but nothing is better than the Sonix X Pro. Its construction and features set this apart from other electric toothbrushes out there.
The internet of things is nothing entirely new, but while the technology itself has been around for years now, its implementation is still not widespread. That may change dramatically starting this year.
For instance, Amazon, the largest online retailer in the world, has just recently launched its Amazon Go system that is basically an IoT implementation that is responsible for automatic check outs.
Of course, Amazon will not be the only company to make use of IoT as other manufacturers are also making their own interpretation of the said technology as well.
The successor to 4G, 5G has been introduced back in 2018 but its wide implementation may not be felt until late 2020.
The reason why 5G’s rollout is slow is that telephone companies would have to put up their own 5G towers to support the new standard. Its implementation is expected to ramp up in 2020.
Keep in mind that to enjoy the new standard, it is important that your device supports it as well.
Although cloud computing and cloud storage technologies are not entirely new, its distribution is. A few years ago, we’d still have to rely on a central hub for the information that can be stored in the ‘cloud’ but emerging technology is going to change all of that.
Known simply as the ‘distributed cloud’, this new technology will improve the ecosystem so that data is distributed across the world at an even more efficient rate.
You can expect large corporations to make use of this technology en masse starting this year.
We might live in a future where cars are independent. Elon Musk, a prominent figure and founder of Tesla.inc, will pool his resources to make autonomous driving a reality.
This is done by using AI and data that is needed for the car to drive safely will continuously be updated via the cloud.
Although it is still in its testing phase, it is pretty interesting to see that we can (hopefully) rely on autonomous cars in the foreseeable future.
By now, you’ve probably already heard of VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality, but there is a move to consolidate all similar technologies into one. Enter extended reality.
Also known as XR, extended reality will be a mix of VR, AR, as well as mixed reality technologies. In most applications, VR and AR are usually incorporated only in games that can only be accessed using special VR headsets, but that is no longer the case in the future.
As the technology matures, we can expect XR to be used by the business, health, and finance sectors.
The Best Medical Face Shields That You Can Buy
We are facing a global pandemic. The coronavirus or Covid-19, in particular, is responsible for a lot of deaths all over the world.
While some people might suffer only from mild symptoms, others could potentially die because of the disease.
To protect yourself, it is important that you cover your face with something, like a face mask or a face shield. A medical face shield is much better, though, and today, I am going to talk about the best medical face shields that you can buy.
Why Face Shields Are Better
Before I begin, I would first like to talk about why you’d want to use a face shield over a homemade mask.
Although a face mask can cover the most important parts of your face, it might not be as effective as a face shield when it comes to preventing air droplets.
Always remember that it only takes tiny droplets to potentially spread the virus, so making sure that it doesn’t spread is of utmost importance.
That being said, your homemade face mask might still have tiny holes where the droplets might pass through. It is not as durable as a face shield and it is definitely not comfortable if you want to take a deep breath.
That is why the face shield is so much better. Aside from the fact that you can reuse it as many times as possible, it does a pretty good job of making sure that tiny droplets will not be passed onto the next person you come in contact with.
So many companies are pooling their resources in the manufacturing of face shields and it might be a good time for you to get one (or many) for yourself and the ones that you love.
Amazon is Stepping In
It is crucial that every person in the world can get their hands on some personal protective equipment or PPE.
Again, face masks do a good enough job of preventing most of the droplets from coming out of a person’s mouth, but it might still not be enough.
While some major companies are already spending a lot of money on creating face shields, they might sell them at higher prices. And, with the world economy in a standstill, it will be hard for people to come up with the money to buy one for themselves.
That is where Amazon comes in. The largest online retailer has started creating face shields for the public and they are planning to sell it for $12 or less.
The more of these face shields become available, the less expensive the price is going to be.
Now, although this move by the company has received many criticisms from other manufacturers, those will be quashed if this ‘predatory’ practice is for the betterment of mankind.
With the use of 3D printers, the company has developed face shields whose designs were approved by the US National Institutes for Health (NIH).
Despite the fact that the face shields are made with 3D printers, Amazon’s engineers work very hard to ensure that the resulting product can still be reused just like any other face shield that exists today.
Brad Porter, an Amazon executive, has stated that their products make use of the brimmed and origami designs. What this just means is that anyone with a 3D printer can mimic the design of the said product.
Best Medical Face Shields
Now that all of that information is out of the way, what are the best medical face shields that you can buy?
Well, since Amazon’s own face shields are still in mass production, you can buy some off of their website. Here are some notable considerations:
1.YUN JIN Face Shield
This is actually used by a lot of medical professionals in the United States and in Asia.
The YUN JIN Face shield has an anti-fog coating on the surface so that even if you are breathing on the material, it will not cover up your field of view.
It has an elastic band that fits any sized-head and it also has a comfortable sponge lining at the front to protect your forehead (and to make it so much more comfortable to wear than others).
This costs $12.
2.Villo Adjustable Anti-Fog Full Face Shield
If you want a bit more flexibility and comfort, the Villo Medical Face shield is pretty good.
It allows you to move the face shield up to 120 degrees if you want. This product has an anti-fog coating and the forehead area is protected by a sponge material for added comfort.
It is lightweight so that you won’t feel that it ever sits on your forehead and is made of PET or polyethylene terephthalate.
This face shield costs $20.
3.TookMag Double-Sided Anti-Fog Medical Visor
This face shield is designed to protect your entire face from droplets and other contaminants.
It is waterproof, dustproof, and it also has an anti-fog coating to ensure that you get maximum visibility at all times.
Made of PET, the said face shield is comfortable to wear thanks to its sponge material on the forehead.
This can be reused as often as you like and is sturdier than others. This is priced at $58.
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