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Is Alexa finally ready to become our car copilot?

We’ve got Android Auto and CarPlay, but why not a real Alexa Auto?

For several years now I’ve longed for the heads up displays (HUDs) and infotainment systems that I’d see in my rental cars or from my friends’ rides that have built-in Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, and I’ve vowed that my next vehicle will have something like that. However, what I really want is the option to have either of those two great platforms and/or  [Read More…]

Is Android more boring than it used to be?

Let’s have a chat with the AC forums.

Taking a look at Android as a whole, there’s no denying the platform has dramatically changed over the last few years.

Things like modding and rooting used to be extremely popular, but as devices become more powerful and feature-rich, we’ve seen that community die down considerably.

Some would argue that this has resulted in Android being boring or less exciting than it was in years past, and recently, this  [Read More…]

Can I play my PS4 games on PlayStation 5?

Best answer: At the moment, yes, you should be able to play your PS4 games on a PS5. Sony intends for the new console to be backwards compatible, but intent isn’t always a guarantee and things can change before the console goes on sale.

Expand your library: PlayStation Store Gift Card (From $ 10 at Amazon) One of our decade favorites: Horizon Zero Dawn ($ 32 at Amazon) What is backwards compatiblity and why is it so  [Read More…]

Facebook’s redesigned web interface with Dark Mode support rolling out

It will launch fully in the Spring, and right now a small handful of users can test “The New Facebook.”

What you need to know Facebook is beginning to roll out its redesigned web interface. The new-look was announced in April and features a cleaner design and a Dark Mode This is only for desktop Facebook, it’s coming in the Spring, and right now a small percentage of people can test out the design.

Facebook is beginning  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite specs: The 3.5mm jack makes a triumphant return

The Note 10 Lite has a 3.5mm jack and S Pen, but it won’t be sold everywhere.

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is now official, and there’s a lot to like. Samsung essentially went with a plastic design to bring down the costs, but it hasn’t limited the internal hardware. The Note 10 Lite comes with the same S Pen that you get with the full-fledged Note 10 series, and what’s even more interesting is that the  [Read More…]

You don’t have to wait long to pick up the Galaxy S10 Lite in India

Flipkart starts teasing the Galaxy S10 Lite, suggesting an imminent launch in India.

What you need to know Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart has started teasing the Galaxy S10 Lite in the country. The Galaxy S10 Lite is rumored to retail for under ₹40,000 ($ 562), going up against the likes of the OnePlus 7T. If history is any indication, the phone should make its debut in a few weeks.

Samsung introduced the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite specs: Snapdragon 855, 48MP camera, 4500mAh battery

Don’t be fooled by the name — the Galaxy S10 Lite is packing serious hardware.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite earlier this week at CES, with both devices set to go on sale in the coming weeks. The S10 Lite is an interesting device as it offers most of the features as the Galaxy S10 series at a more affordable price point.

In spite of the Lite moniker, the phone has robust  [Read More…]

Can I use my PSVR on PlayStation 5?

Best answer: Yes, Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will be backward compatible with the PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset. Your headset and games will carry over into the next generation.

Build your library: PlayStation Store Gift Card (From $ 10 at Amazon) Can I use my PSVR on PlayStation 5?

Yes. While Sony is almost certainly working on a newer version of the PSVR headset, it won’t be ready to launch alongside the PlayStation 5. As  [Read More…]

Forget foldable phones, here’s a circular one with two headphone jacks

The Cyrcle phone takes its shape very seriously indeed.

What you need to know Tech startup Cyrcle is showing off its prototype Android phone at CES 2020. It’s got Android 9, two headphone jacks, and two SIM cards. Battling against the rectangle conspiracy, Cyrcle’s new phone is also a circle.

While some argue that it might be hip to be square, tech startup Cyrcle seems to have a vendetta against rectangles in general. The company showed off  [Read More…]

CES 2020 had so many good dogs — these are the best ones

Did you know there were dogs at this event? Because there are dogs at this event.

Most people think CES and immediately think smartwatches, self-driving cars, new laptops, and some crazy new AR glasses. The truth is, CES genuinely has something for everyone. From nightmarish, hyper-realistic installations from your favorite TV shows to live performances from Janelle Monae, it’s a pretty great way to explore the future.

But did you know there are dogs here? Because there  [Read More…]