Tag Archive: 2019


Google serves up key updates to its products at Google for India 2019

Google Pay picks up NFC payments, Lens gets instant translation, and Assistant gets easier language switching.

For the last four years, Google held an event in India to talk about updates to products and services tailored for the country. This is where Google Pay made its debut for the Indian market, and also where we got exciting new features in YouTube and Google Maps.

India is obviously a key market for Google — where Android has a  [Read More…]

Republic Wireless Buyer’s Guide (September 2019)

Many Americans are familiar with the big names in wireless: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Far fewer know about the smaller brands like Mint, Ting, Tello, or H20 Wireless.

Let’s take a closer look at one that you might not be all that familiar with: Republic Wireless.

How is Republic Wireless coverage?

Republic Wireless launched in 2010 as a service provider that defaults to Wi-Fi for connectivity instead of 3G or 4G LTE. Nevertheless, it does have partnerships with T-Mobile  [Read More…]

How to fix MIUI push notifications in 2019

MIUI has come a long way in the last two years. And while the interface has received a much-needed facelift and a trove of new features, it still has a few lingering issues. Push notifications continue to be a significant problem in MIUI thanks to Xiaomi’s aggressive memory management, but there is a workaround. Here’s how to fix push notifications in MIUI 10.

Products used in this guide Outstanding in every way: Redmi K20 Pro (₹27,999 at Flipkart)  [Read More…]

Straight Talk Buyer’s Guide (September 2019)

Nearly everyone in the US is at least casually familiar with the names of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Not nearly as many people are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO). How many can you name?

MVNO brands license the towers and coverage from the bigger providers but offer their own phones, rate plans, and customer service. These carriers might be a viable alternative to the provider you currently use.

In this  [Read More…]

AT&T Prepaid Buyer’s Guide (September 2019)

Many of you are likely familiar with the so-called “Big Four” wireless service providers of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. A lot of people might assume that this is pretty much all there is when it comes to carrier choice in the US. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Most of the top-tier carriers offer their own prepaid services with different rate plans, phone selection, and support. Let’s take a look at one of them in particular: AT&T Prepaid.

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Madden NFL 20 stays in the lead for August 2019 NPD results

Madden NFL 20 kept its #1 spot and Minecraft showed up for #2, while Control didn’t crack the top 20 games for the month.

What you need to know The August 2019 NPD data has been released. For this month, Madden NFL 20 retained the #1 spot on PlayStation 4 and for the month overall. The Nintendo Switch was the bestselling console overall. Madden NFL 20 is $ 51 on Amazon for PlayStation 4.

Every month, the  [Read More…]

Verizon Prepaid Buyer’s Guide (September 2019)

Many consumers in the US are familiar with the top-tier wireless service providers in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. They’re the so-called “Big Four” and what a lot of people think are the only players in the game. That’s hardly the case.

Select carriers offer their own prepaid services with different rate plans, phone selection, and support. Let’s take a look at one in particular, Verizon Prepaid.

What’s different from Verizon?

Verizon Prepaid operates in the United States using the same network  [Read More…]

New trailer and gameplay for Death Stranding shown at Tokyo Game Show 2019

There’s a new Briefing trailer which sets up the story in Death Stranding, as well as 50 minutes of gameplay showing off some of the different mechanics.

What you need to know Some new footage and trailers were released for Death Stranding at Tokyo Game Show 2019. There’s a new Briefing story trailer, as well as around 50 minutes of gameplay showing different mechanics. Death Stranding is currently scheduled to be available on November 8, 2019. You  [Read More…]

The best deals available at US Cellular (September 2019)

Everybody loves a bargain. Whether it’s a few bucks on an accessory or a few hundred on a new phone, we appreciate the opportunity to save on purchases. To that end, we’ve done our best to gather up the current deals and promotions available for consumers.

US Cellular Deals

Here, we highlight the savings and discounts that can be had at US Cellular. This isn’t an exhaustive list, and things might have changed by the time you read this. Nevertheless,  [Read More…]

Nioh 2 has a new Tokyo Game Show 2019 trailer and early 2020 release window

There’s a new trailer for Nioh 2, released for Tokyo Game Show 2019. In it, players get a glimpse at a few of the difficult bosses they’ll have to face.

What you need to know Nioh 2 was first announced at E3 2018 and is being developed Team Ninja and published by Koei Tecmo. A Tokyo Game Show 2019 trailer for the game was briefly uploaded on the PlayStation YouTube channel. The trailer has been pulled but  [Read More…]