Tag Archive: Awesome


In theory, this new Atari console is going to be awesome

As nostalgia runs rampant through our consumer culture in 2018, the stewards of the Atari brand have come to GDC to show off early prototypes of a new system that looks and feels a whole lot like something you’d see on Radio Shack shelves 30 years ago. It’s called the Atari VCS, and if it delivers on even some of the promises being made about its capabilities this thing could be very, very cool.

VCS stands for Video  [Read More…]

Awesome NVIDIA SHIELD TV bundle giveaway! Enter at Android Central now!

The Shield TV by NVIDIA was Modern Dad’s pick for best Android TV box you can buy right now. It ticks off nearly every box for specs. Plus it’s one of the smattering of Android TV boxes that has access to Amazon Video, in addition to being one hell of a gaming rig. And it has voice-activated access to Google Assistant. It’s got Ethernet, HDR10, and Dolby Atmos support, plus expandable storage. This one’s also for pretty much  [Read More…]

Samsung Pay’s rewards program just got a lot less awesome

Now it takes twice as long to get the goodies you want.

Along with supporting older MST terminals, another area where Samsung Pay has an advantage over Android Pay (well, now Google Pay) is with its rewards program. Samsung Pay gives its users points they can redeem for gift cards, raffles, and more as they continually use the app, but in an unexpected move, Samsung’s making this rewards system not nearly as fun.

According to multiple users,  [Read More…]

Spotify Connect: What it is and why it’s awesome

I just want to play my music, and Spotify Connect lets me do that.

Spotify is one of the biggest names in music these days, and as such, Spotify has made deals with a vast number of products and platforms to ensure its users can easily play Spotify whenever and wherever they want. There are audio receivers, smart speakers, TVs, set top boxes, video game consoles that are Spotify-compatible, but how do you create a uniform playback  [Read More…]

7 awesome Android games that were inspired by Fantasy/Sci-Fi movies

It today’s tech-driven world, movie makers have found a new medium to market blockbusters – mobile gaming. For the past few years, Hollywood has been readily embracing the new fad of creating official games based on popular titles in an attempt to lure in even more fans. The Android platform has certainly seen its fair […]

Smartwatches are awesome. So why aren’t they more popular?

The future looked way cooler than it really is.

Officially, Google isn’t finished with Android Wear, and neither are the companies that build watches powered by it. But I’m pretty sure that Android Wear’s time has come and gone.

Barring some major breakthrough that will fundamentally change the way we use the platform, there’s not much more to be done with it. On the technical side, there is a lot of cool stuff that can happen; things  [Read More…]

3 awesome things you get with your PlayStation Plus subscription

PlayStation Plus is a lot more than a subscription service. It’s an essential part of the PS4 experience.

It seems that nearly every video game console developer has some version of a premium online subscription service. Nintendo will soon be launching a premium online subscription service, Microsoft has had Xbox Live Gold for quite some time now, and of course Sony has PlayStation Plus.

Each platform offers various services and perks to their subscribers. Have you been  [Read More…]

6 Awesome Tech Gifts Amazon Can Still Deliver Before Christmas

Time is running out! Good thing Amazon delivers quickly.

We’ve all been there. You waited a little too long and now you don’t have a gift for someone, right? Don’t panic, don’t stress, there is still a way out of this. Amazon carries some of the best gifts out there and offers some pretty quick shipping methods. If you’re still shopping for people on your list, and need some fresh ideas, here are six great tech gifts  [Read More…]

Don’t miss out on these awesome Anker Bluetooth headphones for $20

Don’t worry about the lack of headphone jack on your next phone thanks to this great deal from our friends at Thrifter!

Right now you can pick up Anker’s popular SoundBuds Slim Bluetooth headphones for just $ 19.99, a savings of $ 6 from the regular list price. Bluetooth headphones continue to become more of a necessity as manufacturers remove headphone jacks from more and more phones, but not everyone has hundreds of dollars laying around to spend  [Read More…]

You can use your PSVR without a TV, and it’s actually awesome

It can be inconvenient to find the perfect spot to play VR games, but it doesn’t need to be.

At first, it can seem daunting to meet the needs for a VR setup, especially if you want to play online. You need to have a nice-sized space free of obstacles and breakables, reliable internet access, a television, and lighting that doesn’t interfere with your system’s camera tracking ability. But fortunately, at least in the case of the  [Read More…]