Tag Archive: Away


Blast away waves of deadly aliens in Space Pioneer for Android

My first experience playing Space Pioneer must have been a couple of years ago now, when the game was still in early access. I had lots of fun playing what was a very polished top-down shooter with RPG elements, hopping from planet to planet recovering artifacts, defending probes, and repairing crashed spaceships all while blasting away hordes of angry aliens.

Having revisited the game this week, I was pleased to see that it has continued to develop well  [Read More…]

From The Editor’s Desk: Throw away your smart home, dummy

The last few years were a blur. Met a girl, got married, got a dog, bought a house, had a kid. You know, big life stuff.

And during that time, while all the important stuff was happening, I saw the rise of, and participated in, the ascent of all the technology trends we take for granted today. Mobile, of course, and the sea change in behavior the smartphone has wrought, but I’d argue the proliferation of the smart  [Read More…]

Samsung will give away Galaxy Buds+ with S20+ and S20 Ultra pre-orders

We also know what some of the official cases will look like.

What you need to know A leaked promotional image confirms the existence of Samsung’s Galaxy Buds+. You’ll get them for free when pre-ordering the Galaxy S20+ or S20 Ultra. Another leak showcases official case options Samsung will offer for the S20 series.

We’re less than a month away from Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Unpacked event, and while it seems like we already know everything about the  [Read More…]

Verizon is giving away free Stadia Premiere Editions with new Fios Gigabit

Could this help Stadia reach more people quickly? It may be too small a pool.

What you need to know Verizon and Google are teaming up. If you sign up for Fios Gigabit internet, you will receive a Stadia Premiere Edition. The offer starts on January 29, 2020.

Today we received a press release that could significantly increase the number of people using Google’s Stadia platform. Verizon has announced a partnership with Google to give away a  [Read More…]

Microsoft confirms Cortana is going away on Android and iOS in some markets

What you need to know The Cortana app on Android and iOS is going away. This includes the Cortana experience inside Microsoft Launcher. Micrososft has not said which markets will be affected.

Microsoft has today announced that the Cortana app on iOS and Android, including Cortana inside the Microsoft Launcher, is being phased out early next year in certain markets. I reported last week that Microsoft was planning to remove Cortana from the Microsoft Launcher in certain markets,  [Read More…]

Amex launches 30,000 point bonus and credit with Away luggage

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What you need to know Amex has launched a new limited-time offer on its American Express® Green Card. Earn 30,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $ 2,000 on purchases. Receive up to $ 100 in statement credits towards purchases with Away travel.

Amex is getting and giving  [Read More…]

Spotify is giving away free Google Home Minis to new Premium subscribers

Offer runs until November 15 or until supplies run out.

What you need to know Spotify is offering new Premium subscribers a free Google Home Mini when they sign up. The promotion runs until November 15 or until supplies run out. It is limited to one per person and excludes the new, better-sounding Nest Mini.

What’s better than ad-free streaming music? How about a free Google Home Mini to go with it? For a limited time, new  [Read More…]

Google is giving away a free Home Mini to some YouTube Premium subscribers

Google is giving away free Home Minis yet again.

What you need to know Google is offering a free Home Mini to select YouTube Premium subscribers in certain regions. The company started offering a free Home Mini to some Google One and YouTube Music subscribers in Europe recently. Google Nest Mini, the rumored successor to the Home Mini, is expected to be launched on October 15.

If you happen to be a YouTube Premium subscriber and have  [Read More…]

Frozen 2’s new trailer gets carried away with magic

“Where did you learn magic?”

What you need to know The new Frozen 2 trailer dropped during Good Morning America. Elsa is called by a strange magic from the north, which threatens Arendelle. Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven accompany here to a land that is saturated with magic and danger. Frozen 2 premieres November 22.

Let it Go might take on a whole new meaning this fall in Frozen 2 as Anna tries to keep Elsa  [Read More…]

Could Android really be split away from Google because of antitrust issues?

It’s not as crazy as it sounds thanks to Android’s market penetration and relationship with other Google properties.

A company the size of Alphabet is always going to face the scrutiny of lawmakers in the U.S. and abroad. We’ve seen it for years — a country or group of countries haul Google into a court and ends up reaching some sort of “agreement” that mostly satisfies the original complaint and always puts money into state coffers and  [Read More…]