Tag Archive: dark


Android doesn’t need a dark system theme — it needs something more powerful

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me six times, shame on us all.

The whispers have started up again, the way they do every few months before the next Developer Preview or the next version release. Maybe this will finally be the year Android N brings back the dark theme. Android O will have a system dark theme! Android P has to have a dark theme!! It’s a new year, and now the song has started  [Read More…]

Dark Sky finally gets a Wear OS app

It’s rolling out as an update to the main app over the next couple days.

There are a lot of weather apps on the Play Store, but if you’re like me, you rely on Dark Sky for all of your weather forecast wants and needs. Today, the dev team behind Dark Sky announced that it’s releasing a Wear OS version of the app so you can check the weather faster than ever.

Similar to the Dark Sky  [Read More…]

Never get lost in the dark with SureFire’s $38 G2X tough LED flashlight

This sale was a bright idea.

The SureFire G2X tough Nitrolon LED flashlight is down to $ 37.79 on Amazon. This flashlight usually sells for around $ 55, and today is the best deal we have ever seen on it. This even beats last year’s holiday sale when it dropped to just $ 42.

The deal is part of a larger sale on Amazon good for today only. You’ll find a bunch of other outdoor gear but  [Read More…]

How to enable One UI’s dark mode on the Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung’s software has provided comprehensive theme capabilities for years, but has never had a system-level dark mode like many competitors. The Android 9 Pie update, which brings the new “One UI” interface, introduces a brand new “Night mode” that accomplishes the same goal: black out as much of the interface as possible, which is easy on your eyes at night but also friendly to your battery. This is how you enable it.

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Night Sight review: Your Pixel’s camera can now see in the dark

A brag-worthy camera just got even better.

One of the awe-inspiring camera features announced with the Pixel 3 and 3 XL is a new shooting mode called “Night Sight” that leans on Google’s advanced HDR+ processing to bring out light from the clutches of darkness. The only problem being that it wasn’t actually available at launch. Nearly a month after the phone hit stores, Night Sight is only now arriving Pixel 3s and 3 XLs with a  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about the Dark Souls Trilogy on PlayStation 4

FromSoftware’s iconic series is being bundled up soon for you to enjoy all in one place.

You can’t talk about challenging video games without someone inevitably mentioning Dark Souls. This classic series began its life on last generation consoles, but now Bandai Namco is bringing the trilogy to PlayStation 4. If you never played them the first time around, now you can get in on the action and see just for yourself why everyone can’t stop talking  [Read More…]

The just-announced Dyson 360 Heurist robot vacuum can see in the dark

Hands-free sounds good to me.

Today in Beijing, Dyson announced its newest endeavor: the 360 Heurist. Three years ago was Dyson’s first foray into the world of robot vacuuming with the 360 Eye. The newest version brings with it several improvements, which is a good thing considering the reviews the earlier version received.

There’s a new processor that’s 20 times faster. There are new voice assistant capabilities so you can talk to your robot pal with your  [Read More…]

Lenovo’s Jedi Challenges headset is getting a Dark Side update

Finally, we can be bad guys.

Disney and Lenovo are pushing out the biggest update to the Jedi Challenges experience yet, and releasing some new hardware to accompany the release. The Dark Side Expansion is a free update for existing Jedi Challenges owners, and as the name suggests it allows you to fight and train as the only living wielder of that power in the Star Wars universe today. But since it would be weird to fight  [Read More…]

Dying Light 2 preview: A dark post-apocalyptic parkour playground

Dying Light 2 is a truly-ambitious sequel from Techland, which looks set to take the zombie-infested post-apocalypse parkour playground to new heights.

Dying Light 2 is the long-anticipated sequel to Techland’s Dying Light, which was a parkour-focused open world zombie survival game where a viral apocalypse has begun to destroy civilization.

Set in the fictional city of Harran, Dying Light’s melee-oriented combat was fun and infectious, tied together with a relatively light but engaging narrative. Dying Light  [Read More…]

Android Messages gets new Material Theme UI and dark mode with 3.5 update

DARK. MODE. IS. HERE.

Android Messages is one of the best texting apps on the Play Store, and with the new v3.5 update that’s rolling out now, it’s about to get even better.

Similar to Tasks, News, and Contacts, v3.5 refreshes Android Messages UI to match Google’s new Material Theme aesthetic. This means that a lot of Android Messages’ colorful accent colors have been replaced by even more white and the in-app text now uses the Google  [Read More…]