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Marques Brownlee explains why he’s ‘not convinced’ by the iPhone 12 Pro

Published: 14/Oct/2020 14:19

by Jacob Hale

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Popular tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee, also known as MKBHD, has explained why he’s not completely convinced by the new iPhone 12 Pro following Apple’s big October 13 reveal.

During the reveal event, Apple unveiled a number of new products, including the HomePod Mini and new MagSafe accessories, but the star of the show was, of course, the new iPhone 12.

They revealed four new models of the iPhone: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, each with varying specs, sizes and prices to boot.

Naturally, the iPhone 12 Pro (and it’s Pro Max variant) are looked at as the premium options, while the Mini is smaller and cheaper — but Brownlee isn’t fully convinced by the Pro model.

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The iPhone 12 Pro might not be worth the extra costs, according to Marques Brownlee.

In fact, as he says, it’s not even through any fault of the iPhone 12 Pro itself — but because of what else is on offer.

Though he hasn’t yet been able to get hands-on with the new products, Marques says that the Pro model is actually not all that great in comparison to the standard iPhone 12.

“There’s a lot of really cool stuff in here,” he said when talking about the new range of phones. “I like a lot of what they showed. In fact, I think a lot of iPhone 12 is so good that it makes the 12 Pro a little bit less of a convincing buy for me.”

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Obviously, with four new iPhone models on their way from mid-October, buyers will have various reasons for investing in each. Those who want the biggest screen will opt for the iPhone 12 Pro Max, while those who don’t need as much firepower might look to just the iPhone 12 Mini and its lighter approach.

The standard iPhone 12 is packed full of solid specs and good features — and might, like Brownlee says, render the 12 Pro somewhat useless, for how little improvement it offers. That said, he does also add that he’ll likely opt for the Pro Max version regardless.

We’ll have to wait a little longer to get final verdicts on the new iPhone models, but if Marques’ initial thoughts turn out to be accurate, saving money by opting for the standard iPhone 12 might be the best option.

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Joe Rogan stunned by Matthew McConaughey’s insane weight loss story

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:36

by Georgina Smith

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Joe Rogan was left shocked after hearing the crazy lengths that hugely popular American actor Matthew McConaughey’s went to to lose 50 pounds for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

Joe Rogan has seen his fair share of top billed guests make his way into his podcast studios, both new and old. Some of his most well known guests include Elon Musk, Post Malone, and other famous faces across YouTube, business, Hollywood, and just about every conceivable entertainment sector.

He even recently set up a long anticipated episode with Kanye West, but their meeting was promptly cancelled along with several other episodes after one of the staff members revealed he needed to self-isolate.

However, fans of the podcast were treated to a huge celebrity from an entirely different industry in a prerecorded episode – actor Matthew McConaughey.

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The 2013 was an enormous success, largely thanks to Matthew McConaughey’s highly regarded performance.

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Matthew has starred in films such as the Wolf of Wall Street, Contact, and of course 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club. He enacted AIDS patient Ron Woodroof’s heartbreaking story, and underwent an enormous physical transformation for the role.

As he shares with Joe Rogan, the actor lost over 50 pounds in the process of preparing for the challenging acting experience, dedicating himself to accurately portraying the story as true to life as possible.

“I weighed 135. And you know this, I was not torturing myself,” Matthew explained. “I was militant. The hardest part was making the damn choice. It was my responsibility.”

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With regard to the process of losing the weight, the actor said that he gave himself five months of a diet consisting of “tapioca pudding or whatever, three egg whites in the morning. Five ounces of fish couple vegetables for lunch, five ounces of fish couple vegetables for dinner.”

He said this is the diet that caused him to lose an insane 2.5 pounds a week, without any exercise. However, Joe was shocked to hear that Matthew was able to drink “as much wine as he wanted to drink,” joking “what kind of diet is this?”

“What I learned from it is that the body is more resilient than we give it credit for. The power I lost from the neck down equally or more sublimated to the neck up. My mental gain was so acute and so on point, that I was clinically smart.”

The incredible story was an insight into just how dedicated the beloved actor is to his roles, and certainly stunned Joe and the podcast viewers.