Tag Archive: Early


NVIDIA’s upcoming Shield refresh goes live early on Amazon

Dolby Atmos And Dolby Vision are finally together.

It’s been a pretty well-known secret that a new NVIDIA Shield is on the way, thanks to some code diving and a trip or two through the FCC and Bluetooth and Wifi regulatory organizations.

But someone apparently has hit the wrong button on Amazon, and the new NVIDIA Shield TV Pro has been splayed out before us in all its glory. (It was spotted earlier by @androidtv_rumors on Twitter,  [Read More…]

Minecraft Earth early access is now playable in New Zealand and Iceland

The Minecraft Earth open beta expands to two different countries.

What you need to know Minecraft Earth is currently in open beta testing. This early access is rolling out across different countries at different times. Players in New Zealand and Iceland can now play Minecraft Earth in early access. Other countries will be announced in the future.

Earlier this year, we reported that Minecraft Earth open beta would begin rolling out in October, with different countries getting  [Read More…]

Here’s an early look at Samsung’s Android 10 beta

It’s a bit more than just a nip and a tuck; here are the big improvements in Android 10 for the Galaxy S10.

What you need to know Android 10 beta with One UI 2.0 is rolling out to the Galaxy S10 in some countries. A number of big UI changes and improvements are in store for users, including accessibility improvements and gestures. Digital Wellbeing and parental control additions are some of the more important changes.

Samsung’s  [Read More…]

U.S. Cellular is launching 5G in two markets in early 2020

U.S. Cellular will be upgrading its existing 4G equipment to support 5G through 2020.

What you need to know Low-band 5G is launching on U.S. Cellular in the first quarter of 2020 4G equipment upgrades add support for 5G on 600Mhz spectrum. Parts of Iowa and Wisconsin will be upgraded first with 5G phones and service launching as it’s ready.

In the first phase of a multi-year plan, U.S. Cellular is upgrading its 4G towers to new  [Read More…]

Here’s when you can dive into Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Early Access

Ready to take on the Wolves? Here’s what you need to know about the Ghost Recon: Breakpoint launch times.

What you need to know Ghost Recon: Breakpoint pre-loading is now live in all regions. Owners of the Gold Edition or Ultimate Edition can access the game on October 1. The standard edition of the game is set for release on October 4. You can get Ghost Recon: Breakpoint for $ 50 on Amazon.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon:  [Read More…]

Minecraft Earth will begin its global early access period in October

Microsoft will begin rolling the game out to Android and iOS devices in October, country by country, to be global by the end of 2019.

Minecraft Earth is an upcoming game from Microsoft and Mojang, bringing the blocky create ’em up to augmented reality for Android and iOS devices. Microsoft has been testing the game in closed beta in a few countries around the world, but as revealed today during Minecon 2019, the game will begin a  [Read More…]

Android 10 could roll out to the Xiaomi Mi 9T as early as next month

The Mi 9T will be among the first non-Pixel mid-range phones to receive the Android 10 update.

What you need to know Xiaomi has promised that it will roll out the Android 10 update for the Mi 9T next month. The company had rolled out the Android 10-based MIUI 10 stable update for the K20 Pro last week, which is sold as the Mi 9T Pro in Europe. Xiaomi has already started closed beta testing of the  [Read More…]

Nioh 2 has a new Tokyo Game Show 2019 trailer and early 2020 release window

There’s a new trailer for Nioh 2, released for Tokyo Game Show 2019. In it, players get a glimpse at a few of the difficult bosses they’ll have to face.

What you need to know Nioh 2 was first announced at E3 2018 and is being developed Team Ninja and published by Koei Tecmo. A Tokyo Game Show 2019 trailer for the game was briefly uploaded on the PlayStation YouTube channel. The trailer has been pulled but  [Read More…]

Amazon Books and 4-star stores offer early discounts before Prime Day hits

Prime members get all the best discounts this July.

In celebration of Amazon’s upcoming Prime Day, Amazon Books and Amazon 4-star stores will be offering in-store exclusives for Prime members starting today and lasting through the big event featuring giveaways, deals on Amazon devices, and more. Prime members can even earn a $ 10 promotional credit when they spend $ 50 in-store at one of the 19 Amazon Books or three Amazon 4-star stores through July 16.  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Pixel 4 months early

Well, that was unexpected.

In eight years of covering the mobile industry, I’ve never seen a manufacturer just YOLO it and confirm a flurry of leaks by, in essence, leaking its own phone even harder than the leakers. But that’s where we are with the Pixel 4, which broke cover on the official Made by Google Twitter account this week, confirming reports from OnLeaks and Unbox Therapy just a day earlier.

Whatever you think of the Pixel 4’s  [Read More…]