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Google Chat begins integration with classic Hangouts

Google Chat can now be used for people outside of your domain.

What you need to know Google has started transitioning Hangouts users over to Google Chat. G Suite users with Chat enabled are now able to message external users on classic Hangouts. Google promises a full transition to Google Chat from Hangouts by late 2020.

Google is beginning to transition away from classic Hangouts to Google Chat fully. The first such changes are coming to current  [Read More…]

How much more would you be willing to pay for for more convenience?

Great value Amazon Echo Buds

$ 130 at Best Buy

Pros Great active noise reduction (ANR) performance Hands-free Alexa Good, bass-heavy sound Excellent comfort Some EQ customization Cons Micro-USB for charging Lacks wireless charging case Case is a bit large

The Amazon Echo Buds have a large feature set considering their price. They have a great, customizable sound, long battery life, and have support for hands-free Alexa.

More convenience Google Pixel Buds (2020)

$ 180  [Read More…]

Should you upgrade your OG Ring Video Doorbell to the new 2nd gen?

Same price, better product Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Gen)

$ 99 at Best Buy

Pros Near Zone helps decrease motion capture false positives 1080p video Better night vision Higher quality two-way audio Easier to install Cons Need to completely remove from wall to charge battery No support for 5GHz networks Poor Google Assistant integration Narrower camera field of view

Ring did something truly amazing. It upgraded its excellent Ring Video Doorbell without upcharging on the price.  [Read More…]

Walmart’s new $99 Onn Pro tablet has a USB-C port and runs Android 10

The Onn Tablet Pro comes in 8-inch and 10.1-inch sizes.

What you need to know Walmart has launched new 8-inch and 10.1-inch Onn Tablet Pro models. Both variants run Android 10 out of the box and feature a USB Type-C port. The 8-inch variant is priced at $ 99, while the 10.1-inch model is $ 129.

Walmart has quietly launched two affordable new Android tablets to take on Amazon’s Fire tablet lineup in the U.S. The two  [Read More…]

Up your home security with $130 off this Arlo Ultra 4K camera system

You may have kitted your house out with a bunch of smart home tech, but have you spared a thought for your home security system? Instead of settling for an old or unreliable alarm, you really ought to upgrade to something like Arlo’s Ultra camera system — especially with discounts of up to $ 130 via Woot right now. The UHD Arlo cams heave seen a few discounts since their release, but the deals at Woot today are among the  [Read More…]

OnePlus 8 Pro vs. Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: Which should you buy?

OnePlus 8 Pro

Fast like no other

$ 899 at OnePlus

Pros Stunning 120Hz QHD+ AMOLED display Snapdragon 865 chipset with 5G IP68 dust and water resistance 30W wired and wireless charging Clean software with fast updates Decent cameras Cons No 3.5mm jack

The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a stunning 120Hz AMOLED display backed by the latest internals you can get today. There’s also IP68 water resistance and 30W wireless charging, and you get a  [Read More…]

OnePlus 8 Pro’s color filter camera will soon be temporarily disabled

The company will tweak how the sensor works before re-enabling it.

What you need to know OnePlus will disable the OnePlus 8 Pro’s color filter camera with an upcoming update. It was recently discovered that the color filter camera is capable of seeing through plastic and certain types of cloth. OnePlus says the camera will be re-enabled in the future after it fixes the “x-ray” problem.

Earlier this month, a few OnePlus 8 Pro users on Reddit  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about Iron Man VR for PlayStation VR

Are you ready to take to the skies and shoot down enemies?

I’ve always wanted to know what it would be like to put my head inside of Iron Man’s mask. Anytime I watched the movies, I fell in love with the way the screen looked from the inside of his helmet. All the scanners, notifications, stats, and information displayed on the screen using an augmented reality view has always sparked my interest.

Now, it’s going to  [Read More…]

Respawn opens new studio in Vancouver to focus on Apex Legends

Respawn is giving Apex Legends the attention it deserves to compete with the best battle royales out there.

What you need to know Respawn has opened up a new studio in Vancouver. This studio will focus entirely on Apex Legends, its popular battle royale title. The Vancouver-based location looking to expand to up to 80 employees.

Respawn is expanding its reach by opening up a new studio in Vancouver, Canada to focus entirely on Apex Legends. This  [Read More…]

Gamescom Opening Night Live pushed back to August 27

A slight change of plans.

What you need to know Gamescom Opening Night Live is a digital show that will conclude Summer Game Fest. It’s being produced by Geoff Keighley, host of the Game Awards. Gamescom Opening Night Live is being moved back slightly and will now begin on August 27.

While Gamescom Opening Night Live was previously scheduled to begin on August 24, there’s been a slight change of plans. Geoff Keighley, host of Gamescom Opening  [Read More…]