Archive for October, 2019

Thrustmaster eSwap Pro controller review — too cheap to be this costly

The eSwap Pro could have been great, but terrible shortcuts hamper it.

When the Thrustmaster eSwap arrived for review, I was excited. As a game reviewer, I play a hellacious amount of video games, and I have been using the same DualShock controller for a long time now. My real controller love, though, is the Xbox One controller; it’s more comfortable and has the correct thumbstick layout.

So the Thrustmaster eSwap with its hot-swappable modules seemed like  [Read More…]

Crowdsource your phone bill with Visible’s new Party Pay option

The more, the merrier.

What you need to know Visible is launching a new Party Pay option that offers steep discounts for grouping up with friends. You can get a maximum of $ 15 off for a party of four. Each user retains their unlimited talk, text, hotspot, and data privileges on Verizon’s 4G network.

When we reviewed Visible’s $ 40 per month unlimited everything offering, we came away impressed. But if that $ 40 fee for  [Read More…]

Huawei’s upcoming Android tablet is an iPad Pro with a hole-punch display

It’s rumored to be called the “Huawei MatePad Pro.”

What you need to know A new Huawei tablet was leaked with a high-end design and camera punch-out. Twitter leaker Evan Blass claims it will be called the Huawei MatePad Pro. Huawei is currently forbidden from shipping Android devices with Google software and services.

Rumor site 91Mobiles has spotted renders of a new Huawei tablet that could sit at the high-end of Huawei’s mid-screen range. The tablet has  [Read More…]

These are some the best puzzle games you can play on PS4

Those looking to test their intelligence, problem solving, reflexes, and wit will find some of the best mind benders on PlayStation 4 below. Puzzles and platformers tend to go hand-in-hand in a lot of cases, so you’ll see a few on this list, along with games that are primarily puzzle-based.

★ Featured favorite Tetris Effect

Staff pick

You can teach an old dog new tricks! Or, you can still innovate on a decades old classic like Tetris.  [Read More…]

Elgato HD60S+ Capture Card review: A PS4 Pro streamer’s dream

The Elgato HD60S+ is the first external card from the company that allows 4K HDR pass-through, and it’s a dream for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro streamers. Here’s what you need to know.

The Elgato HD USB capture cards have long been one of the most convenient ways to stream and capture gameplay footage for console gamers. A simple in-line connection between your console and TV, the Elgato capture cards extract the data straight out of  [Read More…]

Motorola One Action now available in the U.S. for $350 or less

Save $ 50 off the retail price by ordering from Amazon or B&H Photo.

What you need to know The Motorola One Action is now officially available in the U.S. for purchase. It features a GoPro-like ultra-wide-angle camera on the back which can shoot horizontal videos even when held vertically. You can buy it for $ 300 (saving $ 50 on the MSRP) if you pick it up right now from Amazon or B&H Photo.

Pre-orders for  [Read More…]

Alexa, have you tried turning it off and on again?

It sucks when technology doesn’t work. Smart speakers and smart assistants are supposed to make our lives easier, right? Often just turning a device off and then turning it back on again can clear up some issues. Resetting your Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo smart speaker is easy. Just follow the steps below and your Alexa speaker will be back up and ready to start taking your commands.

How to factory reset your 1st Gen Echo Speaker (without screens)

These  [Read More…]

First hands-on image of the Motorola RAZR foldable leaks out

Motorola is expected to announce the RAZR before the end of 2019.

What you need to know Evan Blass has just shared the first real image of Motorola’s new foldable RAZR phone. The image reveals an almost identical design to the original Motorola RAZR. Motorola is expected to announce the phone before the end of 2019.

Previously, we reported that Motorola would be announcing its foldable RAZR phone before the end of 2019. Yet, with the end  [Read More…]

Can the US carriers solve Android messaging? We’re answering your questions

Here’s how the carriers plan to “fix” RCS for U.S. wireless customers.

There’s a lot to talk about when it comes to what RCS can bring to Android messaging and it can get confusing. Don’t worry, though, we have you covered.

In short, RCS provides the text messaging framework for the features that people have come to expect from mobile messaging apps like iMessage, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and so many others. Recently, The big four U.S. carriers  [Read More…]

Which smart speaker should you get?

If you’re looking for a good, affordable smart speaker but don’t know where to start, fear not! We’ve lined up a list of the best smart speakers in various categories to help you decide which one to add to your home. Our best overall choice is the Sonos One due to its price, performance, and interoperability with multiple platforms.

Best Overall: Sonos One

Like most Sonos products, the Sonos One offers audiophile quality sound at a  [Read More…]