Tag Archive: Doesn’t


On Valentine’s Day, remember that Google doesn’t care if your significant other uses an iPhone

Personal interactions shouldn’t be limited by smartphone platforms.

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, a few of us here at Android Central were thinking about how we keep our digital lives in sync with our significant others and family members. We all have different apps and services for shared files, photos, notes, calendars and to-do lists — but one thing we kept coming back to was that using Google apps and services is a great way to keep your digital lives  [Read More…]

Google’s Arts & Culture face matching doesn’t work in Illinois or Texas

The culprit might be privacy laws in the states.

By now, chances are you’ve heard about a new feature in Google’s Arts & Culture app that scans your face and matches it with a famous painting. It’s blown up over the past couple of days, but users in Illinois and Texas have reported that they’re unable to use it.

Google confirmed to CNN that the face matching feature doesn’t work in these two states, and while it  [Read More…]

DJI and Ryze team up to produce a $99 drone that doesn’t suck

DJI and Ryze have teamed up to produce the Tello, a capable low price drone.

Drones are a lot of fun if you know how to fly them correctly, but they’re not cheap: drone maker DJI’s least expensive model is the Spark, priced at $ 499. That’s inexpensive compared to other drones, but not reachable for most people. That changes today with the announcement of the Tello.

The Tello is actually built by a Chinese company called  [Read More…]

Wicked Audio’s Outcry Bluetooth speakers review: Why affordable doesn’t have to mean bad

In the market for an affordable, quality Bluetooth speaker? You might want to check out what Wicked Audio has to offer. A brand many of you are probably acquainted with (their products are sold via Best Buy, Amazon and more), Wicked Audio’s portfolio also includes two Bluetooth speakers.  I’ve been testing them both for the […]

Reminder: Project Fi doesn’t offer simultaneous voice and data when connected to Sprint

Yes, this is still a thing you have to remember.

Project Fi offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to networks, with seamless switching between T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular and Wi-Fi for calling, texting and data needs. While we’ve established that the switching isn’t much to worry about and actually works quite well, the one shortcoming arrives when you go to make calls and use data at the same time when your phone is connected to the Sprint  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 2 doesn’t need a SIM card, as long as you use Project Fi

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the first phones to come equipped with eSIM technology, but only subscribers of Project Fi will be able to take advantage of it.

Google’s Pixel 2 event was full of announcements, and although we had a pretty good idea of what to expect going into the event, Google still managed to sneak in a few surprises here and there – one of which being eSIM support.

The Pixel  [Read More…]

Boost Mode on PlayStation 4 Pro doesn’t do much for PSVR

VR is already great though PlayStation 4 Pro, so it’s not likely to improve much more.

The 4.5 update to PlayStation 4 Pro consoles added a Boost Mode feature, which was designed to offer more processing and GPU power to existing games that weren’t going to update to the more capable “enhanced” mode. For normal PS4 games, this Boost Mode offers a slight stability bump to make things look consistently good throughout the experience. There was some  [Read More…]

Note 8’s ‘x2’ zoom toggle doesn’t always use the telephoto sensor

Like many who received their new and shiny Note 8 this past Friday, I’ve been profoundly enjoying playing around with this fabulously engineered device over the past few days. But the brakes came on when I was playing with the zoom toggle and made an dismal discovery – the same sensor was being used when pressing […]

Four things that make Gunheart ridiculously cool…and one that doesn’t

Why should I play Gunheart?

Gunheart is currently in Early Access on Steam and Oculus, but it’s getting a ton of attention, both positive and negative. Players are calling it a mix of Destiny and Borderlands, and for good reason. It’s the creation of Drifter Entertainment, which is composed of former members of Epic Games, Oculus, and Microsoft. Not sure whether you should drop $ 35 on an Early Access VR title? Here are four reasons you should, and  [Read More…]

No, the international Moto Z2 Force doesn’t have a headphone jack

Moto sinks rumors of a 3.5mm headphone jack in the global model.

In the hours following the Moto Z2 Force announcement, rumors have percolated online suggesting that unlike the U.S. models, international versions of the phone, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, would feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. Predictable consternation followed, as it seemed Moto fans in the U.S. might be getting a raw deal — American Z2 Forces, like the earlier Moto Z, use  [Read More…]