Archive for October, 2018


Check out these stores if you want to buy an original PlayStation system

It can be difficult finding retro consoles in good condition, but there are more reputable marketplaces to do so than others.

An original PlayStation console offers benefits that the mini PlayStation Classic just can’t compete with. It can be difficult knowing where to look to purchase an older system like this, but luckily you have a few different options that are worth your time to check out.

Where should I buy an original PlayStation One console? GameStop  [Read More…]

Should you go with the PlayStation Classic or the SNES Classic?

We’re a bunch of nerds and avid video game lovers. We want to enjoy our favorite childhood games in the best way possible.

SNES Classic

Our pick

$ 80 at Amazon

Pros Cheaper Includes a never-before-released game Rewind feature Compatible with original controllers Includes AC adapter Cons Short controller cords

The SNES Classic proves that Nintendo’s older consoles can still hold their own in today’s generation, especially with a never-released game in the mix.

PlayStation  [Read More…]

Should I upgrade to the new Amazon Echo Plus?

Best answer: The latest Echo Plus offers a significant improvement in sound quality and design over Amazon’s first generation of Alexa-powered speakers. Thanks to multi-speaker support you can upgrade your living room and relocate your older Echo speaker to your kitchen or elsewhere in your home.

Amazon: Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen) ($ 150)

The Echo Plus is worth it in almost every way

The Echo Plus is the best option for  [Read More…]

Google’s new contract makes 2 years of Android updates mandatory for OEMs

In response to being slapped with a record-breaking fine in the EU this summer, Google is preparing a major change to its business model.

The search giant recently revealed it will start charging a licensing fee for Android device makers that want to deliver handsets pre-installed with popular Google apps like Gmail or Maps.

Now The Verge has managed to obtain a copy of the new contracts that Google will soon start implementing. The documents disclose how much the search  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 unveiled with 10GB of RAM and slideout front cameras

Xiaomi is raising the bar with the Mi Mix 3 in more ways than one.

Xiaomi was one of the first major companies to adopt full-view displays, starting with the Mi Mix. The Chinese manufacturer was able to trim the bezels considerably on three sides, and moved the front camera module to the bottom bar. Last year’s Mi Mix 2 followed the same design ethos, but the company is switching things up with its latest flagship.

The  [Read More…]

Assistant on Chrome OS, Samsung fined, and more Android news you need to know

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Wednesday, October 24th, and we’re taking a look at all the tech news you need to know. In this post, we want you to learn about the news the way you want to learn. We’ve embedded a podcast version of all this news below. If you don’t want to listen, you can read just like you normally would.

In today’s edition, Google Assistant comes to Chrome OS devices, OnePlus 6T passes through Verizon,  [Read More…]

Updates to the Ring app will make your home security even smarter

Improve your home security setup for free with all these future updates.

Ring is updating its official Always Home app with Smart Alerts and other new features to help make your home security that much better. If you’re running a Ring camera, like the cameras in the $ 199 Ring Alarm security system, then you will be excited to know the cameras are getting upgraded without you doing a thing.

Smart Alerts will use your Ring Protect  [Read More…]

The new Mobvoi TicWatch C2 watch is powered by Wear OS

Dear Santa…

Today the Mobvoi TicWatch C2 was unveiled. Available on December 6th, this shiny new smartwatch ships running Wear OS. It features NFC for Google Pay compatibility, too. You can pre-order it now in black and platinum, as well as in a slightly thinner rose gold version.

The TicWatch 2 was originally launched on Kickstarter, and it ran on its own Android-based OS. The new version, aside from using the Wear operating system, features a two-day  [Read More…]

Your next Android phone should actually receive regular software updates

One of the biggest reasons to buy a Google Pixel (or even an iPhone) is because of the frequent software updates. Not just major platform updates, either; just as important are the regular security updates that keep your phone from being vulnerable to exploits and tidy up minor bugs. While there are exceptions, most other Android phones don’t receive those updates nearly as often as a Pixel.

According to confidential documents obtained by The Verge, though, that may  [Read More…]

The Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 bundle is back in stock at Amazon!

Rhyming? Alliteration? This game’s got it all.

Update: This pre-order is back in stock!

The Red Dead Redemption 2 PlayStation 4 Bundle is available for pre-order at both Amazon and Best Buy. It is set to ship at the end of October and it’ll run you $ 399.99, which essentially means you’re getting the game for free.

The bundle includes a jet black PS4 Pro 1TB console, a Dualshock 4 wireless controller, and a copy of  [Read More…]