Tag Archive: Announced

Nubia Z20 flagship announced with Snapdragon 855+ and two AMOLED displays

The Nubia Z20 starts at 3,499 yuan ($ 496) in China.

What you need to know Nubia Z20 is the brand’s first flagship smartphone to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset. The smartphone features a notch-less 6.42-inch AMOLED display and a smaller 5.1-inch secondary display on the back. It is slated to go on sale in select international markets next month.

ZTE’s Nubia sub-brand has taken the wraps off its latest flagship Android smartphone –  [Read More…]

The best cheap Android phone ever was quietly announced this week

“Good phones are getting cheap and cheap phones are getting good.”

It’s a popular saying that quite a few in the tech YouTube crowd have been spouting for years now. Many give credit to Marques “MKBHD” Brownlee for popularizing the phrase, but plenty have repeated it since.

The ultra-premium device market is going strong with $ 900+ phones from LG, Sony, Apple, and Samsung. At the same time, there are a ton of compelling options from OnePlus, Huawei, and  [Read More…]

The JBL Link Bar is available to purchase 14 months after it was announced

What a roller coaster ride this has been.

What you need to know You can finally purchase the JBL Link Bar for $ 400. It’s a Google Assistant soundbar, Chromecast target, and Android TV streamer. JBL announced it at Google I/O 2018 and delayed it multiple times.

Remember the JBL Link Bar? We don’t blame you if you’ve forgotten about it, so here’s a quick recap.

The Link Bar is a soundbar that does a few different  [Read More…]

Location-based Stranger Things mobile game announced at E3 2019

Pokémon Go meets the Demogorgon.

What you need to know Next Games is making a mobile game about Stranger Things. Stranger Things will be a location-based game like Pokémon Go. It will have have a style like an ’80s cartoon.

At E3 2019, Next Games and Netflix announced the development of a game based on the hit television series Stranger Things. No time frame has been announced just yet but we should hear more about it in  [Read More…]

A new Essential Phone might be announced soon

Andy Rubin says to “hang tight” for an announcement.

What you need to know A new Essential Phone will be announced. Andy Rubin confirmed this on Twitter. The Essential Phone PH-1 was discontinued in late December 2018.

Ever since the Essential Phone was canceled in December of last year, not much news has trickled out of Essential since. The phone has continued to receive software updates per the company’s promise, but we’ve yet to see any new  [Read More…]

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered announced at E3 2019

The best Final Fantasy gets the remaster it deserves.

What you need to know Final Fantasy VIII is being remastered. The game is coming to Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. It will arrive later this year. Final Fantasy VIII is the best Final Fantasy.

At E3 2019 Square Enix announced the remaster of Final Fantasy VIII. This is not a remake like Final Fantasy VII but an enhanced version. The game mechanics have not been  [Read More…]

Uplay+ subscription service for Ubisoft games announced, coming to Stadia

Play over 100+ Ubisoft games for a monthly fee.

What you need to know Uplay+ is a subscription service for Ubisoft games. It will cost $ 15/month. Uplay+ launches in September. It will come to Stadia.

Ubisoft announced Uplay+ during its E3 2019 press conference, an online subscription service that gives members access to over 100 Ubisoft titles for a monthly fee. This looks to be the publisher’s response to Electronic Arts’ EA Access subscription, which provided  [Read More…]

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 announced with $999 price tag

The new AR wearable has a faster CPU and an upgraded camera.

What you need to know Google’s professional Glass Enterprise Edition program is upgrading to version two. The wearable’s getting an improved camera and CPU. You’ll need to pay $ 999 for the upgraded model.

Though Google Glass may have been a dud as a consumer product, the futuristic-looking wearable has found a second life in the company’s Glass Enterprise Edition program for businesses. After collecting  [Read More…]

Predator: Hunting Grounds announced for PlayStation 4

The game is being developed in partnership with Fox.

Turtle Rock’s Evolve may have flopped, but other developers have found better success in the asymmetrical multiplayer format. IllFonic Games is hoping that a pre-established franchise will fare well in today’s market. In partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment and Fox, the developer is creating a new asymmetrical online multiplayer shooter based on the Predator franchise.

Predator: Hunting Grounds is still in early development, but IllFonic CEO Charles Brungardt shared  [Read More…]

Google just quietly announced a massive change to how Android updates work

We got the dirt on Project Mainline, and it’s going to change Android forever.

The Android portion of the two-hour Google I/O keynote was brief compared to previous years, but it included a massive change to the way Google is going to push updated to our favorite OS when Android Q arrives. It’s called Project Mainline, and the goal is to update core components of Android through the Play Store entirely in the background without needing to  [Read More…]