Google has made a change to the resolution options in the YouTube mobile app for HDR videos. The resolution now maxes out at 1080p, regardless of the display of your phone. Resolution options on the Galaxy Note8 Previously, the resolution options went all the way up to 4K, provided you had a Sony Xperia XZ Premium. For most other flagship it was going up to 1440p. The limit is likely being put because of how bad HDR video performance is in the YouTube app. Even on flagship devices, including Google’s own Pixel 2, playing HDR videos over 720p caused massive frame drops and a…
Back in September, Google added the ability to play HDR content to the YouTube Android app. It’s still only available to a handful of devices, but even on those, many noticed performance issues on higher resolutions. Especially at 1440p, videos often stuttered with dropped frames.
Now it seems like the option to play 1440p (or higher) HDR videos has been completely removed from the mobile apps. Perhaps Google couldn’t find a way to fix video playback issues, or the current batch of flagships just aren’t up to the task.
Getting your home or office set up with security cameras can be an expensive proposition. For example, a Nest Cam Outdoor costs a whopping $ 200. Yi Technology has just announced a similar device priced at half that. The new Yi Outdoor Camera is just $ 99.99, and it’s available now.
The Yi Outdoor Camera appears to check all the necessary boxes. It has 1080p resolution, two-way audio, night vision, and it’s weatherproofed.
A year after releasing the first Arlo Pro security camera, Netgear is back with another one. The newly announced Arlo Pro 2 is a minor update that rounds out the camera with some sorely missing features: the new model supports 1080p video capture (instead of just 720p) and also offers the ability to set alert zones, so that you can tell the camera to ping you when, say, someone is walking on your lawn but not when someone’s walking on your sidewalk. That feature was supposed to launch on the original camera, but apparently never did.
In addition to the updated camera, Netgear is also launching a new subscription plan and some accessories. If you don’t pay anything, you’ll get the past seven days…