Tag Archive: Brings


Ghost of Tsushima brings beautiful samurai sword-fighting to the PS4

Samurai sword-fighting has never been prettier.

What is Ghost of Tsushima?

We didn’t know much about Ghost of Tsushima when Sucker Punch (makers of Infamous) originally announced it at 2017’s Paris Games Week. That changed as of E3 2018, with the company giving us more details and even a first look at gameplay for the upcoming game.

What we can say for certain is that it’s an open world samurai game. As you’d expect from that description,  [Read More…]

IMDB ‘Freedive’ brings ad-supported movies and shows via Amazon

It’s more shows and movies, only with advertising.

Amazon has teamed up with IMDB (insofar as Amazon, which owns IMDB, probably said “Hey, IMDB! We’re going to do a thing) to bring free movies to the Internet Movie Database.

It’s a free service called “IMDB Freedive.” (Which first was rumored to be coming back in August.) And on it you’ll get movies like Memento and True Romance, TV shows like Fringe and *Quantum Leap (oh, boy …)  [Read More…]

Leviton’s Decora Voice brings Alexa and a dimmer to your light switch

More of a smart home than ever before.

At CES 2019 this year, Leviton is revealing the Decora Voice Dimmer. It’s an in-wall light switch and dimmer that will have Amazon’s Alexa built right into it so you don’t need any extra hardware to add to your smart home ecosystem. You’ll be able to control the dimmer through Alexa or the My Leviton app. Since other Leviton Decora Smart devices work through the app as well, this  [Read More…]

JBL Link Drive brings the Google Assistant to your car for just $60

It’ll be available for purchase in Spring 2019.

From smart speakers, displays, smartphones, and more, the Google Assistant is creeping its way into just about anything and everything that it can. At CES 2019, JBL announced the Link Drive as a gadget that’ll help bring the Assistant to your car.

The JBL Link Drive is a compact gadget that plugs into your vehicle’s 12V socket (the cigarette lighter) and pairs with the Google app on your Android  [Read More…]

Facer 5.0 now out, brings Facer Premium and a new Facer Feed

Facer, the popular app for customizing your smartwatch’s face, announced this week the arrival of Facer 5.0.

This is a major update which brings a bunch of new features to the table, the most note-worthy being Facer Feed.

Given that hundreds of new watch faces are being published on Facer every week, sometimes it might be a bit hard  [Read More…]

Google Sounds brings Pixel ringtone and visuals to other Android phones

At least, it will once the app is actually ready to launch.

An app from Google called Sounds recently surfaced on the Play Store that, when installed on compatible phones, enables a collection of alarms, ringtones, and notification sounds previously only available for the Pixel. You’ll also get the visualizations that go with them — those flowing gradients of soft, muted colors that show up on the display of a Pixel when, say, your alarm goes off  [Read More…]

The Roomba 690 brings robotic vacuuming to your home for just $249

Robotic vacuums aren’t necessary, but damn are they fun to have.

I’ve never minded vacuuming as a regular chore around the house, but when my fiancé and I moved into a bigger apartment earlier this year, I decided it was time to pick up a robotic vacuum to finally see what all the hype was about. I remember looking at Roomba’s when I was younger and thinking they were just about the neatest thing, so I was  [Read More…]

Pocket Casts 7.0 brings a complete redesign and tons of new features

The update’s available as a beta for Android right now.

If you’re a podcast lover, you’ve probably been using Pocket Casts for quite a few years now. It’s easily one of the best podcast apps available for Android, and now it’s getting even better thanks to its big 7.0 update that’s rolling out now. This is the first major update Pocket Casts has received since it was acquired by the NPR-lead radio group in May, and for  [Read More…]

Anker brings Google Assistant to a Wi-Fi speaker and pocket projector

Anker has a range of new products ready for the holiday season

Anker is known for its range of excellent mobile charging products, but the company has expanded beyond providing power in recent years with its Nebula, Eufy and SoundCore brands. At a launch event in New York, the company announced new products across its range of brands that it hopes will persuade you to part with your hard earned money this holiday season.

The new products  [Read More…]

Moto brings Android 8.1 Oreo to the G5 and G5 Plus

Who’s ready for some Oreo?

Android Pie has been out for over two months now, so when Moto G5 and G5 Plus users in the US were notified that there was a system update for them, they might have gotten their hopes up for getting a slice of the latest and greatest Android has to offer.

Well, sorry to steal your dessert, but Android 8.1 Oreo is still an upgrade, right?

Android 8.1 Oreo may not  [Read More…]