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Own an Amazon Echo in India? You can now use Alexa to text or call your family

Alexa-to-Alexa messaging and calling goes live in India, along with the ‘Drop-In’ feature that turns your Echo into an intercom.

Amazon is rolling out key features to Echo owners in India. You can now use Alexa-to-Alexa calling and messaging to talk to contacts that also own an Echo device. You’ll first need to give Alexa access to your contacts, and it’ll go through the list and suggest people that have an Echo device linked with their phone  [Read More…]

Moto Z2 Force with ShatterShield tech, 6GB RAM, and Oreo lands in India for ₹34,999

The Moto Z2 Force has a lot going for it, but a 16:9 display in 2018 is a non-starter.

The Moto Z2 Force made its debut over six months ago, and the phone is now finally launching in India for ₹34,999 ($ 546). The first-gen Moto Z Force never made it to India, making this the first time Motorola’s ShatterShield tech is available to customers in the country.

As a refresher, ShatterShield is a thin film  [Read More…]

Tacklife’s $10 USB-rechargeable arc lighter never runs out of gas

Never go digging for matches again!

The Tacklife USB-rechargeable electric arc lighter is down to $ 10.03 with code 8WBYZBHY on Amazon. We haven’t shared a deal on Tacklife’s USB-rechargeable arc lighter since early December. This deal is almost the same as that one, with a coupon code bringing it down to just $ 10. Although it’s $ 15 without the code, this lighter usually sells around $ 17.

This might be the last lighter you ever  [Read More…]

Android One-based Nokia 7+ with 18:9 display and dual-lens ZEISS camera surfaces

Leaked press renders show off Nokia’s upcoming Android One device.

HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas revealed earlier this year that the manufacturer had something “awesome” to showcase at Mobile World Congress. One of the devices slated for an unveil include the Nokia 7+, and now we have a first look at the phone courtesy of Evan Blass. The leak shows off a phone with an 18:9 display, white color scheme interlaced with orange accents around  [Read More…]

Best RPGs for your PlayStation 4

Looking for some awesome RPG games on your PlayStation 4? Check these out!

Uh oh! It’s game night but your D&D group has canceled. Fortunately for you, there are other ways to scratch your roleplaying itch. If you’re looking for some great RPGs for your PlayStation 4 then you should probably check out this list.

Nier: Automata Monster Hunter World Undertale Persona 5 bloodborne

Nier: Automata

If you are a passionate fan of video games then  [Read More…]

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Everything you need to know

The latest flagship SoC is here, and here are all the details.

Qualcomm, the semiconductor giant currently embroiled in lawsuits with Apple and a potential merger with Broadcom, has announced that its newest flagship platform, the Snapdragon 845, will be coming to devices in early 2018.

Top 5 reasons to get excited about the Snapdragon 845

While the system-on-a-chip, which combines the computing, graphics, modem and other essential components of a mobile processor, will only be available  [Read More…]

Here’s the complete list of real-world Ingress events for the next year

Yes, people still play Ingress. A lot of people. Can we move on now? Good.

It may be the oldest of the Niantic games, but Ingress still draws in massive crowds all over the world to participate in its events. This vibrant community of strategists work together just as well side by side as they do across oceans to complete tasks in the game and win the war for their side. With the launch of Ingress Prime, the  [Read More…]

Samsung cancels Oreo update for Galaxy S8, new version in the works

The waiting game continues.

On February 8, Samsung confirmed that Android Oreo was finally being released for the Galaxy S8/S8+. This came as exciting news for owners of the two phones, but just less than a week after the update’s been out in the wild, Samsung’s announced that it’s pulling the plug on it.

SamMobile was the first to report on this news, and it appears that the current Oreo update has made its way to users  [Read More…]

Stargate Origins is now available in the Stargate Command app

A special treat for die-hard Stargate fans has finally arrived.

In a time before the SGC, before Atlantis, and long before a much too short trip aboard an Ancient ship, there was Catherine and Paul Langford. The original stewards of the Stargate are getting their own series in this massive universe, and that show is available right now if you know where to look.

That’s right, ‘gate fans, you can now watch the first three episodes of Stargate Origins  [Read More…]

Essential Phone gets 8.1 Oreo beta with fix for jittery scrolling

Available as an OTA update for previous beta testers.

The Essential Phone‘s received a heap of updates since its release, and following up on its word, Essential is now releasing the Android 8.1 Oreo update in the form of a beta. Previous beta testers for 8.0 Oreo will get an over-the-air update to 8.1, and if you’re not currently enrolled, Essential will add a link to sideload the new software on its website.

So, what’s new with  [Read More…]