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Motorola’s Gamepad Mod is a Verizon exclusive, ships Aug. 25 for $79.99

Motorola’s new Gamepad Moto Mod is coming to Verizon — and only Verizon — this month.

Ever since we heard about Motorola’s upcoming Gamepad Mod for the Moto Z series, it’s been top-of-mind for gadgets to try. Well, that will soon be possible when the add-on goes on sale exclusively at Verizon on August 25 for $ 79.99.

Yes, along with a red-hued JBL SoundBoost 2 speaker Mod, the Moto Gamepad will be sold only at Verizon stores and  [Read More…]

Anker announces Alexa speaker with one neat trick

Similar to the Echo Dot, but less expensive.

Anker is well known for providing quality accessories at a fair price, primarily through its Amazon storefront. That relationship with Amazon grows deeper today with Anker’s announcement of the Eufy Genie smart speaker. The Eufy Genie functions similarly to Amazon’s Echo Dot, but is $ 15 cheaper. The Eufy Genie includes the ability to listen for Alexa commands and outputting audio to larger speakers or playing back audio through its own  [Read More…]

LG V30 may include pressure-sensitive haptics like the Galaxy S8

LG V30 to be announced at the end of August, and it may have some unique pressure sensitivity features.

LG’s next flagship, the V30, is set to be announced at this year’s IFA on August 31. LG has a tendency to slowly drip out details in the weeks prior to a big announcement, and the V30 is no exception.

LG has announced it would use technology from Immersion Corporation, a company focusing on haptic technology. The partnership  [Read More…]

LG says the V30 will have its best low-light camera ever

LG V30 to incorporate large dual camera system.

LG tends to announce the components for its next flagship in the weeks leading up to announcing the phone itself, and the V30 is no exception. In addition to fancy haptics, LG has also detailed part of the camera setup in the V30.

Like the G6, the V30 will feature a dual camera setup. LG notes that the V30’s main camera will include an f/1.6 lens, allowing 25% more light than  [Read More…]

Facebook is going after YouTube with its new ‘Watch’ video streaming service

There will soon be one more streaming option for consumers.

Facebook is already on a lot of folks’ daily internet stops to get their fill of memes and cat photos for the day. Soon, there will be one more reason to stop in. The company announced its Watch platform, and is hopeful that a staple of original programming will entice viewers.

The programming will be available to view on mobile devices, desktop and laptops and smart TVs — though  [Read More…]

Andy Rubin’s Essential secures funding from Amazon, promises Phone release date

Essential gets more funding to help bring its devices to market.

Essential, Android creator Andy Rubin’s smartphone startup, announced its phone earlier this year but has yet to say when it will actually become available. In the time since, the company has announced retail partners and exclusive carriers for each region, including Sprint in the U.S. and TELUS in Canada. Now, the company announced it secured investment funding from a few investment giants, including Amazon and Tencent Holdings.

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NVIDIA launches recall for European wall adapters for potential shock risk

European users will need to exchange their wall adapters.

NVIDIA has launched a recall of their European wall adapters for their SHIELD line of tablets and Android TV boxes sold between July 2014 and May 2017. The company gives instructions on how to specifically identify affected wall adapters.

NVIDIA writes:

NVIDIA has announced the voluntary recall of certain plug heads for SHIELD AC wall adapters designed for use in continental Europe, which the company will replace. The  [Read More…]

How to activate a MetroPCS phone

Want to activate a MetroPCS phone? You’ve come to the right place!

So you’ve picked up a new phone and want to activate it on MetroPCS — but where do you start? The process isn’t very hard and can be done fairly quickly. You’ll have to install your SIM, pick a phone plan and call customer service to activate your MetroPCS phone. Here’s how to do it!

 

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Anker’s Eufy Genie is a cheaper Echo Dot

Anker have gotten into the Internet of Things game with its latest Eufy Genie speaker. The latest accessory by the company is a small smart speaker with built-in Alexa for only $ 35. It’s very much like an Amazon Echo Dot, only slightly bigger and slightly cheaper. Anker claims it’ll offer better audio than the Dot but […]

Road Draw is an interesting spin on driving puzzles (Review)

Overview: Road Draw is a driving puzzle game that tasks you with drawing a road for your car to drive on while avoiding obstacles and collecting coins, going as far as you can before you run out of gas. Developer: Fun Free Puzzle Games Cost: Free (With ads and microtransactions) Impressions: Road Draw is reminiscent […]