Archive for May, 2020


AC Podcast 476: Exploring VR

Daniel Bader is joined by analyst Anshel Sag and our own Android Central writer, Nick Sutrich, for a special episode examining the current state of VR gaming and applications. They also look ahead towards the future as consumers continue to embrace affordable, portable VR devices.

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Links: Anshel Sag (@anshelsag) / Twitter Nicholas Sutrich (@Gwanatu)  [Read More…]

Get some great sound and save $20 with the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro earbuds

Best Buy has a whole new set of deals of the day, and the Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro true wireless earbuds are part of the savings. Get a pair for $ 129.99, which is down from the usual price of $ 150 and a match for one of the lowest we’ve seen this year. The last time we saw them go any lower than this was back in February when they dropped to $ 120. You can also find  [Read More…]

This best-selling PDF tool is on sale for just $30

The world’s reliance on PDF files knows no bounds. Ideal for sharing and sending everything from business reports and term papers to images and screenshots, PDFs remain one of the most widely-used and reliable ways to share valuable information regardless of your specific operating system.

The only problem is that these files are also incredibly difficult to work with and edit, and attempting to do even simple things like add text or adjust an image can be a headache-inducing nightmare.

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A ‘cursed’ wallpaper could crash your phone with its color profile

An improperly coded image can somehow crash the Android System UI.

WARNING!!!Never set this picture as wallpaper, especially for Samsung mobile phone users!It will cause your phone to crash!Don’t try it!If someone sends you this picture, please ignore it. pic.twitter.com/rVbozJdhkL

— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 31, 2020

What you need to know There’s a photo of a sunset making the rounds because when set as a wallpaper, it will brick some Android phones. The image has an  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Protest under assault

I have this vivid memory from the early days of 2020 that won’t subside.

It was January 6, before CES officially began, and I was at the Cosmopolitan hotel looking at Fossil’s new smartwatch offerings. The demo was finished and I was standing on this expansive balcony overlooking the city, a fake Eiffel Tower looming to my right. I was claiming a minute just for me, while inside my coworkers were chatting away contently. It was one of  [Read More…]

Grab a refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Echo Show 5 bundled for $179

Right now Amazon has a great deal featuring a Ring Video Doorbell Pro and the Amazon Echo Show 5 on sale for $ 179. Both items are certified refurbished and work like new. If you were to buy these individually refurbished, the Ring video doorbell would cost you $ 180 by itself. The Echo Show 5 goes for around $ 60 as a refurb, so you’re saving $ 60 just compared to that. Brand new versions of the Ring device  [Read More…]

Does Google Fi support 5G?

Best answer: Yes, if you have an unlocked phone that is compatible with T-Mobile’s 5G network, you can access 5G with Google Fi where there is coverage.

One of the best networks with 5G: Google Fi (From $ 20 per month at Google Fi) 5G out of the box: Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (From $ 800 at Samsung) Flexible data and coverage

T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network on its low-band 600MHz spectrum has helped it shoot to the  [Read More…]

Amazon UK headphone listings defaced with racist images

Amazon’s search algorithm has been hijacked by bad actors.

What you need to know Earbud product listings on Amazon’s online storefront have been hijacked and vandalized. Product images have been replaced with images displaying strong racist language. The results are believed to be the result of a security breach playing off of current political tensions.

Searching for AirPods right now on Amazon? Don’t. Product listings for search results related to Apple’s popular earbuds have been hijacked, with  [Read More…]

Woodley vs. Burns UFC Fight Night: How to watch live tonight

After several delays and a few fights in Florida, the UFC is returning to Las Vegas! The next UFC Fight Night will go live on May 30 with a headliner featuring former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley and the #6 ranked welterweight Gilbert Burns. The fight will take place at UFC Apex, a brand-new production facility dedicated to all things UFC. Not only is this notable for being the first fight to take place at Apex, it’s also important because  [Read More…]

Portable JBL Bluetooth speakers are up to $110 off today only

Not sure what to get dad for Father’s Day? Woot is having a one-day sale on portable JBL Bluetooth speakers where you could score just the right gift for dad, and with discounts up to 44% off, you might even find something worth grabbing for yourself while you’re at it. These powerful Bluetooth speakers are truly made for the music lovers out there, and thanks to today’s sale, you can grab one for as low as $ 74.99 right now.  [Read More…]