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HP launches the stylish new Chromebook 15 starting at $449

An attractive blend of style and power.

HP has a new Chromebook on the block, and this one is as stylish as it is powerful. The new HP Chromebook 15 includes a 15.6-inch 1080p touchscreen display with micro edge bezels on the sides. This beautiful touch display is perfect for working, using Android apps, or watching videos.

Speaking of working, the full-sized keyboard features a numeric keypad and is backlit from edge to edge, providing you number  [Read More…]

Bose QuietComfort 35 II review

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II is the sequel the previous QuietComfort 35 series I. The new model has evolved with a dedicated button for Google Assistant, but what else has it got going for it?

Design

There isn’t much you can do in the world of headphones to make your design unique or stand out. The Bose QC35 II hit all the right notes. These are a mostly plastic build with some accents of leather or memory foam. This makes  [Read More…]

Verizon picks up its first Alcatel phone, the Avalon V

Verizon on Thursday announced it is now offering its first Alcatel smartphone, the Avalon V. This marks the first collaboration between the two, but figures to be the start of a new relationship.

The budget-friendly phone costs just $ 100 outright and features a 5.34-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo and gets power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with 16GB internal storage.

The back of the Alcatel Avalon V houses a 5-megapixel camera  [Read More…]

Galaxy S10 gets a dedicated Night mode with latest software update

It can be enabled manually whenever you want.

The Galaxy S10 has a pretty impressive combo of cameras to work with, and when the lights go down and you still want to snap photos, there’s a feature called “Bright Night” that makes it easier to capture low-light images. As effective as it is, Bright Night is slightly annoying in the sense that it can’t be enabled manually and is only used when the S10 thinks it should  [Read More…]

New Limited-Time Modes highlights latest Fortnite 8.40 patch

Ready for something new? Check it out!

The latest content update for Fortnite – the 8.40 patch – hit servers earlier this week, and brought with it two limited-time game modes, an updated weapon, and continued fixes for various glitches in the game.

The biggest update in the 8.40 patch is the inclusion of a brand new limited-time game mode, Air Royale. As its name suggests, Air Royale will see players hopping in an X-4 Stormwing and  [Read More…]

Learn how to harness Cisco CCNA Collaboration technologies for just $19

Cisco network training is one of the fastest growing skill sets that companies look to when it comes to employing qualified IT professionals. While knowledge of security and cloud-based technologies are incredibly important, there’s another piece of the Cisco pie that’s getting bigger. We’re referring to the convergence of voice, video, data, and mobile application.

Voice and voice communication are growing increasingly critical when it comes to how networked users connect and share information. Having a specialty in that area  [Read More…]

Facebook says it exposed millions of Instagram user passwords

Affected users are being contacted now.

Back in late March, Facebook came under fire for storing its users’ passwords in a readable format — exposing around 600 million passwords to its employees. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Facebook’s now quietly announced that something similar also happened to Instagram accounts.

Added as a text update to an article on the Facebook Newsroom published four weeks ago, Facebook says the following:

Update on April 18, 2019 at 7AM  [Read More…]

Cel-shaded classic XIII returns this fall in new remake for PlayStation 4

Step into the cel-shaded world of XIII in its new remake as you search for answers to clear your name in a heinous crime.

Over 15 years after its initial release in 2003, XIII is being remade for PlayStation 4. If you didn’t get a chance to play it on a PS2 or are looking to re-experience the game in a whole new light, this is the perfect opportunity.

XIII is a first-person shooter where you  [Read More…]

How to use an Amazon Echo as a Bluetooth speaker with your Android phone

Your Amazon Echo isn’t just an effective smart assistant capable of managing your smart home. The Echo family of devices are also capable Bluetooth speakers for those of us that store their music on their Android smartphones. Don’t know how to set this up? Let us show you how to take advantage of this awesome feature on your Amazon Echo device.

How to link your Android phone to your Amazon Echo via Bluetooth

I used a Samsung Galaxy  [Read More…]

Astro C40 TR vs Razer Raiju Ultimate: Which should you buy?

Controllers can make or break your gaming experience, so how do you know which is best for you? We’ve tested out the best premium controllers money can buy to help you make a decision.

Astro C40 TR

Versatility

$ 200 at Amazon

Pros Swappable D-pad and thumbstick modules Free configuration software Cheaper Cons Fewer extra remappable buttons Needs dongle for wireless connection

The Astro C40 TR upon first glance isn’t as fancy as the Raiju  [Read More…]