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The Google Pixel 3a is just a great $400 phone, and nothing more

This is a great $ 400 phone, but let’s not kid ourselves in saying it’s anything more.

Whether it was because of the extremely long run-up or just the prospect of getting a Pixel 3-level software experience and camera for a considerably lower price, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL launch was highly anticipated and hyped. Early takes on the phone were, rightly, positive — the Pixel 3a is an amazing phone for $ 400. We just  [Read More…]

Moto Z4 Specifications: Snapdragon 675, 4GB RAM, 48MP cam, 3600mAh battery

Motorola tries to keep the magic alive in 2019.

Last year, we got the Moto Z3 Play and, a few months later, the Z3. Neither of them was particularly flagship-worthy, but they served a purpose — the former as a mid-range phone to whet the appetites of Moto Mod lovers, and the latter as a vehicle for Verizon’s burgeoning 5G network.

The Moto Z4 continues in the same vein, with seemingly budget specs at a not-so-budget price.  [Read More…]

T-Mobile and Sprint may have to set up a new carrier to get merger approved

U.S. Justice Department wants T-Mobile and Sprint to create a new national carrier with its own infrastructure.

What you need to know U.S. DOJ officials want T-Mobile and Sprint to create a new national carrier to get their $ 26.5 billion merger approved. The new network cannot be an MVNO — it has to be a full-fledged network with its own infrastructure. Essentially, the DOJ wants four national carriers even after the merger goes through.

The FCC  [Read More…]

How to fix screen-mirroring issues with PlayStation VR

Some users have reported issues where they can only see an image within the PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD) and not on the TV or vice versa. The display issues mean something is wrong with either your hardware or software. Here are a few fixes you can try when experiencing screen-mirroring issues.

Products used in this guide A solid connection: HDMI braided cord cable – 15ft ($ 15 at Amazon) What you’ll see in this guide Check your  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 9T teaser shows off notchless design, popup camera

Xiaomi’s next phone will be called the Mi 9T.

What you need to know Xiaomi is introducing a Mi 9 with a popup camera. The phone will likely feature the same innards as the standard Mi 9. We could see the device making its debut in June.

Xiaomi launched the Redmi K20 series earlier this week in China, and the company is already teasing its next phone. The Chinese manufacturer is rolling out a new variant in  [Read More…]

Death Stranding gets extended trailer with release date

We finally have a confirmed release date!

What you need to know Death Stranding received a new gameplay trailer. It will release on November 8, 2019. New story details were also revealed.

Well it looks like the previous leak was accurate. Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding will release this fall on November 8, 2019. Do I know what I just watched? No. But I can tell you I’m already excited for whatever it is.

The trailer gave us our  [Read More…]

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 have arrived

The new headphones will set you back $ 400 with a ship date of June 20.

What you need to know The new Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are set to replace the QC 35 II with a $ 400 price tag. The new headphones include a four-microphone array and Bose AR. You’ll have a choice between using Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa as your voice assistant.

Bose has a new pair of noise-canceling headphones that you  [Read More…]

You can’t body paint a phone, but theme it before the Finals start!

The NBA Finals have a newcomer this year in the Toronto Raptors, who will be fighting for the championship for the first time in its 24-year history. On the other side of the court, the Golden State Warriors are looking to take home their fourth title in five years. Whichever side of this series you come down on, your phone deserves to get in on your team spirit, but since body paint and touchscreens don’t mix, give your  [Read More…]

What does the Amazon Echo Show 5 mean for Google and Nest?

The Echo Show 5 brings a smaller screen at a ridiculously good price — and that could spell real trouble for the Nest Hub and Lenovo Smart Clock — or even Amazon’s own Echo Spot.

Google has done wonders for the smart home space. It might not have been first — Amazon will forever hold that crown — but it more than made up for lost time with Google Assistant and the Google Home and/or Nest line of products. (OK, just so long  [Read More…]

Custom levels are coming to Beat Saber on the Oculus Quest

What you need to know Custom level support is coming to Beat Saber on the Oculus Quest. The tweet announcing it specifically mentions Custom Levels, not custom songs. The update has no confirmed release date or timeline.

Beat Saber is one of the most popular titles on several VR platforms, including the Oculus Quest. The official Beat Saber Twitter account stated that support for custom levels is on the way. Once this is rolled out, users will be  [Read More…]