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It’s not just you — YouTube TV is down

Yes, again.

If you’re thinking to yourself “Ya know, you guys never mention the 99.9 percent of the time that YouTube TV is working just fine …” Well, you’re right. We don’t. But this isn’t one of those times and so we’re going to mention (again) that YouTube TV (and YouTube proper, along with YouTube Music, apparently) is struggling a bit this evening.

That in and of itself is not the end of the world. On the  [Read More…]

Hardlight Blade shows off the Oculus Go’s limitations, but it’s a blast

Hardlight Blade makes you fend off killer robots with laser weapons… need we say more?

The Oculus Go is a great device for enjoying entertainment within an immersive environment, but it can be a platform for gaming if utilized correctly.

I’ve generally been underwhelmed with gaming on the Oculus Go, but every once in a while there’s a game that just gets it. Hardlight Blade brings laser weapon combat to the headset, has a simple control system,  [Read More…]

It’s not worth playing Fortnite for Android without a Bluetooth controller

Epic is doing something about it, but not a moment too soon.

In Epic’s undying thirst to get Fortnite up and running on any and every platform that can handle it, I’ve realized something — Fortnite just isn’t meant to be on everything. It’s an important game for many reasons, the biggest of which being it’s the first game with enough clout to help tear down the cross-platform play barriers that have kept us from the ultimate  [Read More…]

It’s OK not to be hyped about 5G

You may have heard that 5G is going to change everything. That it’s going to enable the next 10 years of wireless innovation and completely upend how we use our mobile devices. That everything from watches to VR headsets to cars and even hospital operating rooms will be powered by ultra-low-latency wireless networks with enough bandwidth to negate the need for wired connections.

5G is coming, but it’s less about phones than the sensors phones communicate with.

If  [Read More…]

Motorola P30 leaks, and … well, it’s another iPhone X running Android

They aren’t even trying to hide it.

Remember the Motorola One Power that leaked a few months back with an iPhone X-like notch and a vertical dual camera array? It turns out that phone might be going by a different name, the Motorola P30.

According to leaked press renders from AndroidPure, the Motorola P30 looks almost indistinguishable from the iPhone X in most angles. It has a metal and glass design with rounded corners and a wide  [Read More…]

VideoLAN was right to ban Huawei phones from downloading VLC, but it’s users that lose

Huawei is the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.

Huawei makes a lot of phones — 155 million in 2017, according to IDC. As of July 15, none of those or any other “recent” models from Huawei can download the VLC media player from the Google Play Store because VideoLAN, the developer and publisher of VLC, blacklisted the brand stating Huawei’s software’s “ridiculous policy of killing all background apps” as the reason.

PSA: @HuaweiMobile  [Read More…]

Totallee Samsung Galaxy S9 Case review: It’s like nothing’s there

An excellent option for case-haters.

I’ve been rocking the Galaxy S9 for the past couple weeks, and while it’s an absolutely stunning piece of hardware, having to wipe smudges off its glass back every few minutes is less than fun.

Skins from companies like Dbrand are good solutions for hiding glass backs without adding any bulk to your phone, but they do so while offering absolutely no protection at all.

While looking for a way to make  [Read More…]

This Audible offer was one of our favorite Prime Day deals, and it’s still available

There are just a few days left to snag this limited time deal.

Amazon is offering Prime members an exclusive 66% discount on their first three members of Audible this month. Through July 31, you can start an Audible membership (or re-activate one) for just $ 4.95 per month for three months. After that time, the price of the membership will rise to its regular price of $ 14.95 per month. If you’re not yet a Prime member, you  [Read More…]

It’s official: Xiaomi Mi A2 is launching in India on Aug. 8

Xiaomi’s 2018 Android One device will make its way to India in two weeks’ time.

Xiaomi unveiled the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite at an event in Madrid yesterday, and we now have more details on global availability. Xiaomi has sent out invites to the media for an event on August 8, where it will launch the Mi A2 in India.

Mi A2 is the latest Android One from Xiaomi, and there’s considerable upgrades on  [Read More…]

It’s time to bring back Google Glass

Google Glass was an experiment that came before Android was ready. It’s ready now, but are we? I think so.

In 2013, the world was not ready for Google Glass when the company let a few thousand developers (and bloggers) take a pair into the wild. Neither was the software that powered it. But five years is a lifetime when it comes to technology and I think both our readiness and Android’s capabilities have changed enough to  [Read More…]