Small step for streaming, giant leap for Xiaomi

Patrick

The world of video streaming devices can be challenging to dive into. It already features established names like Roku and Amazon’s Fire TV whose streaming sticks, in particular, have proven popular for those looking for a quick plug-and-play media fix. Last year, Xiaomi failed to blow us away with its debut streaming stick but now the Chinese giant is back with a fully revamped successor. This is our Xiaomi TV Stick 4K review.

What you need to know about the Xiaomi TV Stick 4K

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  • Xiaomi TV Stick 4K: €59.99 (~$68)

Xiaomi is no stranger to

Want to preorder Samsung’s next Galaxy S22 sight unseen? You can

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For the launch of Samsung’s next flagship smartphones — the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra, we think — the Korean electronics giant will once again let you signal your intent to buy its phones before they’re even announced, much less go on sale.

So if you’re the kind of person who absolutely needs the new Samsung handset before anyone else (except influencers, journalists, and the like), you’ll want to check out this page at Samsung’s site to reserve a preorder for one of these unannounced phones.

If it’s anything like previous occasions, you won’t need to plunk

Study: Leidenfrost effect occurs in all three water phases: Solid, liquid, and vapor

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Slow-motion video of boiling ice, a research project of the Nature-Inspired Fluids and Interfaces Lab at Virginia Tech.

Dash a few drops of water onto a very hot, sizzling skillet and they’ll levitate, sliding around the pan with wild abandon. Physicists at Virginia Tech have discovered that this can also be achieved by placing a thin, flat disk of ice on a heated aluminum surface, according to a new paper published in the journal Physical Review Fluids. The catch: there’s a much higher critical temperature that must be achieved before the ice disk will levitate.

As we’ve reported previously, in

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