Archive for December, 2019


Nokia 7.1 begins receiving stable Android 10 update

Nokia continues to deliver on the promise of Android One.

What you need to know Nokia is bringing Android 10 to the lower mid-range Nokia 7.1. The firm has also brought the update to its Nokia 8 Pureview and Nokia 8.1 in recent weeks. Today’s update also enabled Ambient Mode for the Nokia 7.1.

On December 9, Nokia announced the rollout of Android 10 to the Nokia 7.1. With Android 10, Nokia 7.1 users get access to  [Read More…]

Jump into the ‘Season of Dawn’ in Destiny 2 right now

Ready to go, Guardians?

What you need to know Destiny 2’s new event, Season of Dawn, has begun. This season brings new story missions, activities and more. Season of Dawn runs from December 10 through March 9, 2020.

The Season of Dawn has arrived! Players can hop in and start playing right now. This journey takes players through the fractures of time, as they aid Osiris in trying to mend the pieces and put time back together.  [Read More…]

Google Fi is giving a free Nest Mini to all subscribers as a holiday gift

Offer expires on December 31, 2019.

What you need to know Google Fi is gifting subscribers a free Nest Mini for the holidays. According to 9to5Google, it is the new 2019 model that features better sound and double the bass. Offer is open to U.S. residents over the age of 18 that are Fi subscribers and in good standing as of December 9, 2019.

Over the years, Google’s MVNO phone service has given out gifts in December  [Read More…]

Lenovo Smart Clock gets a cool new Assistant feature

The “Impromptu” feature is powered by machine learning technology from the Magenta open source project.

What you need to know A new software update rolling out to the Lenovo Smart Clock adds an Assistant feature called “Impromptu.” The new alarm option enables the Smart Clock to give users an alarm sound that fits their situation, depending on things like the time of day or weather. In addition to the new “Impromptu” feature, the software update brings a  [Read More…]

Xcentz Smart Wireless Camera review

Adding security cameras to a house in 2019 is an entirely different experience than it was just a few years back. Homeowners no longer need to hire an electrician or spend hundreds of dollars just to install a camera or two. It’s easier, and cheaper, than ever.

There are plenty of options available to consumers which provide high definition video and security, if not just peace of mind. For well under a hundred dollars we can get eyes on our  [Read More…]

Google brings Assistant support and more to Arabic users

15 new countries are getting access to the Assistant.

What you need to know Google is improving its support for countries that speak Arabic as a primary language. It’s bringing Google Assistant to 15 more countries as a result. Maps will also get added safety features.

Google has announced improved support for Arabic speaking results. It’s making updates to Assistant, Search, and Maps.

First, let’s start with the most significant feature — Assistant. Google’s bringing support for  [Read More…]

Here’s how to ensure you get the best performance playing Google Stadia

Google designed Stadia to be a flexible gaming streaming service that allows you play AAA games across multple platforms. It set high expectations, talking up 4K stream quality at 60 frames per second (FPS) from a standard internet connection. Needless to say, things have not gone so smoothly with the launch.Many gamers reported poor streaming performance and other issues. However, that’s not to say that Stadia can’t deliver on its promised performance. It just may take some tweaking  [Read More…]

Get the best case to protect the Moto G8 Plus from accidental damage

Motorola’s primary focus has turned to its mid-range lineup with the Moto G8 Plus. The G8 Plus is a fantastic device with three primary cameras, a 6.3-inch display, and a 4,000mAh battery. But with a device this great, you’ll want to keep it protected with one of the following cases.

Slim and solid Cruzerlite Carbon Fiber Case

Staff Pick

Cruzerlite makes some of the best cases for a plethora of devices, and the G8 Plus is  [Read More…]

Focals by North 2.0 is on the way, Gen 1 no longer available

There’s a new wearable computer coming in 2020, but we don’t know when yet.

When we first tried out the wearable computer made by North back in January, most of us here walked away pretty excited. While not exactly a “normal” set of glasses, from most angles it’s not obvious these bulky frames are housing a computer projecting an image onto your lens. As we got to try the glasses out for ourselves, it became clear Focals  [Read More…]

Use the Oculus Link cable to play Viveport Infinity games on a Quest

Now that HTC has released the Beta for Viveport Streaming, headsets such as the Oculus Quest are now able to stream VR content from the Viveport Infinity store by using the Oculus Link cable. Quest owners will have access to hundreds of incredible games through the program. This step-by-step guide will help you set up your Oculus Quest to play games through the Viveport Infinity store.

Products used in this guide VR without external sensors: Oculus Quest (Starting  [Read More…]