alexcranz
Alex Cranz
alexcranz
Senior Consumer Tech Editor. Trained her dog to do fist bumps. Once wrote for Lifetime. Tips encouraged via Secure Drop, Proton Mail, or DM for Signal.
Sep 16
3

The price point was where most people seemed to expect it to be, so no big surprise there. Read more

Sep 10
6

When this happened during the episode last night, I said “nah, he’s coming back via time travel or because one of the beam of light people resurrects him or something.” And that really is what almost every other show would do, but The 100? They will straight up let this murder stand. When I read that Rothenberg tweet, Read more

Sep 3
6

For any of y’all who enjoy audiobooks, Gideon and Harrow are both narrated (excellently!) by Moira Quirk, who ‘90s kids will remember as the referee on Nickelodeon Guts.

Aug 7
10

Having worked for a large software development company. Apple are complete dicks about how they police their applications. We originally ended up having to develop custom mice to allow them to work on Ipad and Iphones even though they were just basically Bluetooth mice. There was some loop hole that one of our Read more

Aug 6
9

Apple is already facing some possible antitrust suits over how they handle competitors on their store. I’m really surprised they want to keep going down that path - it won’t end well for them. Read more

Jul 22
9

Yeah, I’m getting ready to dump HBO once we lose the HBO Now app on Amazon TV at the end of the month. Frankly, HBO Max isn’t worth the cost, and DC Universe has so much more content (and 4K! like you said) in comparison. The coke butt-chugging execs at ATT are just dumb cash grabbers that ruin everything they touch, Read more

Jul 2
13

Well,  the first  step is always  about  admitting  you  have a  problem.

Jun 26
4

As a developer, this isn’t great. I don’t do console development, but having to support weaker consoles is a pain.

Jun 26
6

This is going to seriously fucked up multi platform games! Because now those games will still need to support a less powerful version. Especially since those spec make it on par with current-gen and not next-gen console. I don’t see the point of a super powerful console if your games still need to be scale down to Read more

Jun 26
3

Not only that, Microsoft has already said both consoles are going to receive most of the same games for the first two years. 

Jun 26
3

Being that the current Xbox One X does 6 teraflops vs the supposed Series S’s 4, it would make more sense to get that instead.  Especially since it can be regularly found for 300 or less, usually with bundles. 

Jun 26
6

Honestly, I can absolutely see why Microsoft wanted to keep a lid on this “secret” and has gone out of its way to deny the existence of it. This basically kills the Xbox Series X before it has even launched for the majority that aren’t hardcore Xboxers. Read more

Jun 26
15

A lot of people still don’t have a 4K TV nor do they plan to get one anytime soon.  It makes complete sense if its quite a bit cheaper. 

Jun 26
6

It seems like a good idea, generally. Like you said, not everybody needs all that raw computing power, and a less-powerful console at a lower price point is a great way to entice people onto your platform. Read more

Jun 12
33

Well that cleared that up......sorta....maybe......I think......nope it is still mud. Read more

May 18
7

This is the most accurate comment I have read in ages. I might take issue with saying Cranz has the room-planning capacity skills of a toddler — it’s at least that of a middle schooler — but everything least is so on-point it hurts. Read more

May 18
77

Hello, I’d like to file a goddamned complaint.

Apr 10
1

Thank you for taking part in our Stonk Manipulation Scheme racket and for letting me visit your island with both of my Switch’s. You are the best.