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Persona 5 Royal blends mundane activities and thrilling adventure

The 100-hour RPG’s focus on social connection makes it perfect for playing during social distancing.

Persona games are typically about contrast. Atlus’ long running RPG series follows high schoolers who must balance the mundane tasks of studying, keeping in touch with friends, and working part-time jobs with otherworldly adventures where they wield strange powers to fight terrible monsters. In the time of social distancing, the chance to hang out in a café or hit the mall feels  [Read More…]

Play games and have fun while social distancing with Quarantined Kittens

The lesser-known casualty of the current self-isolation policy is the loss of the ability to gather together and play games while yelling at each other across the table. In some ways, this should be a bigger deal because as humans we thrive in a community. We need to play together and grow together. Lucky for humanity, the people who make games are looking out for us. The makers of Exploding Kittens, a card game that keeps trying to kill you  [Read More…]

Grab what you need to work from home with these simple B&H kits

More and more states are passing “stay at home” orders. Virginia and Maryland just issued similar statements yesterday asking for more people to stop going into work and doing recreational activities outside the home. That could mean if you were one of the few still going into work that now you’re going to be switching to a work from home lifestyle like a lot of other Americans. If that’s the case, then you need to be prepared for what Work  [Read More…]

Houseparty offering $1 million for proof hacking rumors are smear campaign

Thousands of users took to Twitter over the weekend with complaints of attempted hacking.

What you need to know Popular video-calling app Houseparty is offering a $ 1 million bounty to anyone who can prove it has been hit by a paid smear campaign. That’s after countless Twitter users took to the service claiming the app had lead to other online accounts being hacked. Services such as Netflix, eBay, Instagram, and Spotify were all reportedly compromised.

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Huawei P40 Pro found to contain U.S. parts in spite of blacklist

A teardown of the P40 Pro has revealed that Huawei is using components made by U.S. companies.

What you need to know A Huawei P40 Pro teardown by the Financial Times found that the phone still features hardware from U.S. entities. The device has RF front-end modules and antennas from Qualcomm, Skyworks, and Qorvo. At this point, it isn’t clear if Skyworks and Qorvo secured licenses to supply the parts to Huawei.

Huawei’s inclusion in the U.S.  [Read More…]

Can Houseparty make it easier than ever to have the greatest parties?

With more and more people needing to stay home right now, the ability to have those fun parties on the weekends has sort of been taken away from us. Well, with Houseparty, the fun doesn’t have to stop (until it gets too late), as you can party with up to seven of your friends right from your phone.

Party like its 2020 Houseparty

Houseparty makes it possible for you and seven other friends to have  [Read More…]

Synology makes VPN Plus free, rolls out prizes for World Backup Day

Synology is providing free perpetual licenses to its VPN Plus service until September 30.

What you need to know Synology is making VPN Plus licenses free until September 30 to facilitate small businesses working from home. VPN Plus lets Synology routers create a VPN server that can be used on phones and other devices. The company is celebrating World Backup Day by giving away $ 7,000 worth of NAS enclosures and storage devices.

Synology is offering free  [Read More…]

How to prevent unwanted people from joining your Houseparty calls

Houseparty, has risen in popularity since people have been isolating themselves. The app allows people to video chat, play games, answer trivia, and more all virtually, making it a safe way to socialize right now. Still, some people have been complaining that random people are joining their video chats.

Twitter is ablaze right now with tweets of people telling stories of strangers joining their video chats. It turns out that if your party isn’t locked, or you don’t  [Read More…]

Surprise! The LG V60 and its Dual Screen accessory both have pen support

Unfortunately, non-Wacom pens, like those found on the Surface line, won’t work.

What you need to know LG’s V60 sports an interesting implementation of a dual-screen device thanks to a detachable second screen. That’s not all that’s interesting about its screen, though. As recently discovered, the phone’s screen also supports pen input, including the second display.

LG’s latest flagship, the V60, isn’t just a respectable flagship; it’s also got one of the more interesting accessories you’ll find  [Read More…]

How to watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians live stream online anywhere

California’s most famous family is back and we’ll show you how to watch all the drama online

If you’re looking for something to keep you entertained while stuck at home, then you’re in luck as one of the longest running reality TV shows, Keeping Up With The Kardashians (KUWTK), is back for its 18th season and we’ll show you exactly how to watch every episode online or on TV from anywhere in the world.

Whether you’re a long-time fan  [Read More…]