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6 great tech gifts for Dad under a hundred bucks

Father’s Day is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gift for the fatherly figure in your life. If you’re stumped for gift ideas, but know your dad loves to tool around with new technology maybe one of these great tech gifts will help inspire you!

Keep all his favorite tech charged Anker PowerCore 20100mAh Power Bank

Staff pick

If you’ve ever heard your dad complain about his phone battery dying too  [Read More…]

Pixel 4 leaks, Galaxy Fold, E3

Andrew Martonik, Russell Holly, and Jerry Hildenbrand look at the latest Pixel 4 leaks, including Google’s decision to share a render of the phone months before release. They also talk about the current state of Galaxy Fold and whether or not it is likely to be released anytime soon. On the other hand, the Galaxy fit smartwatch is out now and pretty good for $ 99.

People at E3 are finally getting excited about mobile gaming. Finally, Jerry  [Read More…]

Xiaomi is ending its global MIUI beta program on July 1

Security patches will still be delivered in a timely manner.

What you need to know Xiaomi’s global beta program for MIUI is ending on July 1. A small number of people were using the beta to provide feedback. This will allow developers to focus more on optimizing stable builds of MIUI.

MIUI, Xiaomi’s custom build of Android, has changed a lot since its introduction in 2010. One of the ways Xiaomi’s tested out new features and settings  [Read More…]

T-Mobile and Sprint to sell Boost Mobile, spectrum holdings for merger

Dish Network, Charter and Altice rumored to buy the assets.

What you need to know T-Mobile and Sprint close to agreeing to divest Boost Mobile and some spectrum. Dish Network, Charter and Altice rumored to buy the assets to create new fourth carrier. Deal between DOJ, carriers and asset buyer could be made as early as next week.

T-Mobile and Sprint are edging ever-closer to merger approval by working with the Department of Justice to divest assets  [Read More…]

Verizon now offering Moto Z4, Samsung Galaxy A50

Verizon is hitting the summer season in full stride, this week adding a whole bunch of fun things to its portfolio. Now available from the carrier are two new phones and a “smart locator”.

Motorola Moto Z4

First up is the Motorola Moto Z4, the latest edition of the flexible phone with Moto Mod support. A close partner with Motorola over the past decade, it’s no surprise to see Verizon offering up the solid Android device.

The Moto Z4 can  [Read More…]

Amazon Game Studios lays off ‘dozens’ of developers

Many games are still in development.

What you need to know Amazon has been developing games for many years now. The company even unveiled a Lumberyard game engine which wasn’t widely adopted. On Thursday the company laid off “dozens of game developers” says Kotaku. Amazon says that the layoffs were part of a “reorganizing” effort.

E3 2019 was a blast and many developers showed off intriguing projects like 12 Minutes. However, it looks like some of them  [Read More…]

Doogee S90 review

What constitutes a flagship phone experience in your eyes? We can ask that question to ten people and get ten answers. Everyone has their own preferences and ideas and there’s no magic pill for the entire industry.

Generally speaking, when we think of a “flagship”, our mind goes to the best of what’s available in its particular space. For phone consumers in the US this conversation is often centered around the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Apple’s iPhone, and the  [Read More…]

Google Pay in the UK is losing its send/receive money feature

It’s shutting down on September 6.

What you need to know Google Pay in the UK is losing its P2P feature on September 6. P2P allows users to send and receive money from one another. The feature is only available in the UK and the U.S.

Last year, Google Pay received a major overhaul. Not only did it get a new name and UI upgrade, but the functions of Android Pay and Google Wallet were merged under  [Read More…]

This $25 bundle will teach you to build tower defense, Mario style games, and more

Having a vision is one thing, but execution is another. Ideas are nothing if not implemented. We’re willing to bet you’ve had an idea for a game on your phone or game console somewhere along the line.

Are you full of great ideas for mobile games? Ever played something and thought you could design a better one? That sure-fire, million-dollar game idea is terrific but what do you do with it? Hire a software developer or farm it out to someone  [Read More…]

OmniCharge 20+ review: A ridiculously versatile portable battery

With nearly every charging port you could ever need, this thing will charge pretty much all your things.

Here’s the thing about portable batteries. They tend to either be small with just a couple of options for connections, or they’re huge with the ability to charge all the things.

The OmniCharge 20+ is a happy medium. It’s not small — just under 5 inches square, and a little more than an inch thick. (If you’re old enough, it’s  [Read More…]