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NVIDIA GeForce Now adds Control with ray tracing support

These are some great additions.

What you need to know NVIDIA GeForce Now is a game streaming service recently released to the public. It’s run into some trouble with major publishers backing out of the service. Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, is endorsing the service. Games like Arma II and Control are now available on GeForce Now.

NVIDIA GeForce Now hasn’t had the easiest time lately. It seems like a lot of publishers are pulling out  [Read More…]

1 PS5 = over 1,600 PS2s and other wild comparisons

Sony’s newest machine doesn’t quite beat the Xbox Series X in terms of teraflops, but it does blow its own predecessors out of the water.

There’s a lot we don’t know about the PS5 yet. What does it look like? How much will it cost? When is it actually releasing? However, we do know a lot of its specs thanks to PlayStation lead architect Mark Cerny. The PlayStation 5 will boost a powerful solid-state drive (SSD), a  [Read More…]

Don’t let your kids buy random stuff from Alexa on your Echo smart speakers

One of the best things that an Alexa-powered Echo speaker can do is to tell you Amazon’s daily specials and let you place orders for goods with your voice — it’s just so convenient! However, you certainly don’t want your kids, friends, or family to have unfettered Alexa access while you’re busy working from home or away from your smart speakers. I’ll show you how simple it is to put some controls on who can make voice purchases  [Read More…]

Gym closed? These are the best games for working out at home

No matter if you have a dedicated gaming console or just a smartphone, there are plenty of great ways to get it done.

Going to the gym is important. After all, exercise is one of the most important ways to stay happy and healthy. But it’s not always convenient to go, and sometimes the gym might even be closed when it’s most convenient for you. That’s why at-home workouts are so great! Whether you’ve got an Xbox,  [Read More…]

How to watch Verizon’s free Dave Matthews Band performance online

What you need to know The concert streams live starting at 8 p.m. EST. It will be available to watch on Twitter or Yahoo! Entertainment. Verizon will host new concerts every Tuesday and Thursday for now.

Times are tough for everyone right now, and many of the things we like to do regularly are being cancelled. There are no sports to watch, no concerts to attend, and people are being forced to stay inside. Verizon has partnered with  [Read More…]

After being killed twice, Newton Mail might have a buyer (again)

Third time’s the charm?

What you need to know Newton, the popular email app, may not be going away after all. Following the closure of Essential, Newton announced it would be shutting down on April 30. We should get a final announcement by April 20.

Don’t call it a comeback — call it a comeback x2. On March 26, the official Newton blog was updated with a new post announcing that the company is trying to hold  [Read More…]

5 deals to help keep you entertained while you’re stuck at home

It’s beginning to look like we may be in self-isolation for a long time to come. If you’re already running out of ideas on how to entertain yourself at home, you may be in for a tough time. Fortunately, we’ve found a few programs that should give you many more hours of entertainment. Check them out.

VideoDuke: Lifetime License

MSRP: $ 29.90

Sale Price: $ 15

Price Drop: $ 9.99

VideoDuke lets you save complete channels  [Read More…]

Get a great microphone delivered to your door in these trying times

It’s hard to look on the bright side with everything that’s going on in the world right now, but during this period of self-isolation, most people have more free time than ever to finally kickstart that podcast idea or record more voiceovers. I’ve been using XLR mics for a number of years now, but USB mics are quicker and easier to set up, and work with just about any computer — some even work with phones! Best Buy’s currently offering  [Read More…]

YouTube and other Google services go down for many

And no, you still can’t go outside.

What you need to know YouTube and other Google services are down. Users began reporting being unable to stream or comment on March 26th. The outage appears to be concentrated around the United States, Western Europe, and Japan.

Always a regular source of entertainment and distraction, YouTube has suddenly gone down. Reports began flooding social media and DownDetector on March 26th as users found themselves unable to upload videos, stream  [Read More…]

Android 10 is finally rolling out to Samsung’s $2,000 Galaxy Fold

The update is currently rolling out only in France.

What you need to know After a long wait, the Android 10 update for the Samsung Galaxy Fold is finally rolling out. For now, the update is only available for the 4G version of the phone in France. The 5G version of the $ 2,000 foldable phone is expected to begin receiving the update in the coming days.

Samsung’s $ 2,000 Galaxy Fold, which launched with Android Pie  [Read More…]