Tag Archive: Because……


You can’t buy ‘violent’ games at some Wal-Marts right now, because reasons

We absolutely live in the dumbest timeline, there can be no doubt now.

What you need to know Multiple acts of gun violence have broken out recently, including an El Paso Wal-mart. Several public officials in the U.S. have started blaming violent video games. A couple of Wal-Mart locations are now hiding the massive catalog of violent games it sells. Wal-Mart has issued conflicting statements on its position, including a denial any ban is taking place. [Read More…]

Verizon now has four ‘unlimited’ plans because of course it does

Plans start as low as $ 70 per month for one line.

What you need to know Verizon has four new unlimited plans to choose from. Plans start at $ 70 per month and go up to $ 90 for one line, but the price goes down the more lines you add. There’s also a special Just Kids plan for younger family members.

The idea of an unlimited plan should be quite simple, but that’s a memo  [Read More…]

You might be paying more for the PlayStation 5 because of tariffs

You could be required to pay more for the next PlayStation because of tariffs.

What you need to know The U.S. and China are currently in the middle of a trade war. Sony made a statement about the possibility of increased tariffs on Chinese goods. An increase in tariffs would very easily raise the price of the next-generation PlayStation console. Sony says that while things remain uncertain, they could be asking consumers to  [Read More…]

Android Q Beta 5 OTA rollout paused because of an installation issue

Android Q Beta 4 was also paused soon after it began rolling out.

What you need to know Google has temporarily paused the OTA rollout of Android Q Beta 5 after discovering an issue related to installing updates. It is currently investigating the issue and is expected to roll out another update within the next few days. If you still wish to try out the latest Android Q beta, you can flash it manually to your Pixel  [Read More…]

Samsung’s new 8-inch tablet is only interesting because it’ll be cheap

Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.

What you need to know The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 is a new 8-inch tablet from Samsung. It features a 16:10 1280×800 display, quad-core 2.0GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It comes in white or black but availability and pricing have not yet been announced.

Google may be done with tablets but Samsung’s latest 8-inch Android tab shows that it sure isn’t. However, the new  [Read More…]

Because even your dog loves tech

Keeping an eye on your pets is one of the chores (and joys) of being a pet owner. It can be tough to do when you’re away from home, though, which is one of the many reasons we chose the KAMTRON Pet Camera as one of our favorite pet gadgets. With two-way audio, night vision, and 1080p video, you can check in on your animals any time of day or night. There are other gadgets out there too to help  [Read More…]

Realme X gets special editions in Onion and Garlic, because why not

You have never seen special editions like these before.

Realme just unveiled the Realme X series in China, and there’s a lot to like. The Realme X and Realme X Lite have interesting designs and offer decent hardware for under $ 250, making them a solid alternative to the likes of what Xiaomi and Honor offer in this space.

Most manufacturers also launch special editions to make their products stand out, and Realme is no different in  [Read More…]

Netflix now streaming with ‘high-quality audio’, because your ears matter, too

Bitrates will now adapt depending on your bandwidth on 5.1 surround and Atmos-enabled content.

Netflix today in a blog post announced that it’s revamped its audio streaming for all content that use either 5.1 surround sound or Dolby Atmos. It’s calling it “high-quality audio,” which is a pretty unassuming name given the big deal it’s making about all this. And to be clear, it is a bit of a big deal.

It all comes down, as it so often  [Read More…]

TicWatch Pro vs. Apple Watch: Features or polish, because I can’t have both

There are a lot of things here Apple should pay attention to.

I’ve been an active Apple Watch user for 260 days. Not a lot compared to some of the other smartwatch folks around me, but enough for me to know a fair bit about the strengths and weaknesses of the platform through my daily use. I’m largely a fan of the way Apple does things on the Watch, but like most smartwatch owners I find myself  [Read More…]

Of course Facebook ‘shared’ data with phone makers — but only because you let it happen

It’s not surprising that data was ‘shared,’ but it’s surprising that people didn’t realize what was going on.

Fresh Facebook news broke on Tuesday that the company has built decade-long partnerships with a handful of phone makers and other technology companies to more deeply integrate Facebook services and data into phones and websites. The deals offered phone makers the opportunity to integrate Facebook services directly into the contacts, dialer and launcher apps, among others — and of  [Read More…]