Tag Archive: Almost


Google’s AirDrop alternative — Nearby Share — is almost ready for launch

The new name reveals some important details about the new service’s scope and purpose.

What you need to know Google has renamed Fast Share to Nearby Share, a name that better fits the upcoming service’s purpose and scope. Nearby Share is similar to Apple’s AirDrop in that it provides a simple way for users to share information between nearby devices. There’s no launch date for the service, and it’s not yet known how Google plans to deliver  [Read More…]

This stunning 8K TV from Samsung has (almost) zero bezels

The price is unknown, but it definitely won’t be cheap.

What you need to know At CES 2020, Samsung is showing off an 8K TV with virtually no bezels. There is technically a bottom bezel, but it’s only 2.3mm. Samsung is expected to actually sell the TV, but there’s no word on pricing or availability.

CES is always home to all sorts of wild and whacky announcements, and one of the first we’ve seen for 2020 is  [Read More…]

GE has new switches and dimmers that will work for almost any home

Products will be available in early 2020.

What you need to know C by GE is launching a new Three-Wire Smart Switch and Hubless Dimmer with smaller designs that don’t require a neutral wire. The new switch and dimmer will also work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant without the need of a smart hub. It is also adding a wire-free battery operated switch, dimmer, motion detector, and remote to its lineup of smart lighting products.

GE  [Read More…]

The Pixel 3 almost had a 120Hz LCD display

It was not revealed why the team went with OLED instead.

What you need to know The Pixel 3 almost launched with a 120Hz LCD display. The revelation came out on the recent Android Developer’s Backstage podcast from Chet Haase, a member of the Android Developer Relations team. However, the team eventually decided on an OLED display and it wasn’t revealed why it scraped the 120Hz LCD.

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL launched back  [Read More…]

It’s almost 2020 — how’s your Galaxy S10 battery life holding up?

Let’s talk with the AC forums.

Believe it or not, we’re quickly coming up on the one-year-anniversary for when the Galaxy S10 series was released.

The S10 has stood out as one of the year’s best phones, offering a gorgeous AMOLED display, premium design, powerful triple rear cameras, and more. Almost a year after its launch, however, how’s its battery life doing?

Some of our AC forum members recently got to talking about their S10 endurance. Here’s  [Read More…]

Infinity Ward almost nails it with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Despite a few road bumps, Modern Warfare feels like a return to form for the FPS franchise.

Modern Warfare brings us back to some of the very best first-person shooter experiences that I can remember from years gone-by. There is a lot of game here too, something for everyone. If you love a good storyline, Modern Warfare has it. Do you want a Battle Royale? It has that as well. Lots of games try to offer everything  [Read More…]

App revenue increased by almost a quarter to $21.9b in 2019 Q3

What you need to know App revenue increased by 23%. $ 21.9 billion was spent. App Store makes up the lion’s share.

Games continue to prove popular on mobile.

Independent developers might be struggling to make money in various app stores, but there is money going somewhere. App revenue has increased to $ 21.9 billion for the third quarter of 2019, up from $ 17.9 billion the previous year. That’s growth of a massive 22.9%.

These numbers  [Read More…]

The Note 10 is almost here, but my pockets aren’t ready

Our simple summer days are coming to an end.

Summer is the slow season for the Android world — though this summer felt anything but between the Huawei roller coaster, Q gesture drama, and a host of new Chromebooks — but August is here and it’s back to the grind! Samsung’s Note 10 launch is this Wednesday in New York, and we’re looking forward to seeing the finished phones and the last of their details in person.

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Fortnite’s Season 9 Live Event is almost here, along with a big pink robot

Season 9 of Fortnite is nearly at its end, and as the past seasons of the game have taught us, that means it’s almost time for another live event to occur. Throughout Season 9, teases had already begun to pop up, starting with some sort of monster apparently thawing out in the ice. Now, a fully built robot is complete, and seemingly ready to do battle with the beast.

As you can tell from the image, the robot  [Read More…]

Google gives away almost 20,000 Home Minis

At last night’s Western Conference Finals game between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trailblazers, Google made a ton of fans very happy. They gave one lucky fan a chance to sink a half-court shot to send all of the 19,000+ fans in attendance home with a Google Home Mini, but what fans didn’t expect is that if he missed, they’d still get their assistant-enabled speaker too. And that they did.

The giveaway was the largest and most expensive sports  [Read More…]