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We need more weird games like Death Stranding

Could Death Stranding usher in a trove of bizarre games?

I don’t think I can remember a game as divisive as Death Stranding. Not only did it have a ton of baggage going into it — Kojima’s departure from Konami, its PS4 exclusivity — it was just plain weird. Leading up to its release, you could ask ten different people what it was supposed to be about, and they could give you ten different answers. A resounding  [Read More…]

This fitness and activity tracker looks like a certain smartwatch but costs just $35

Buying an activity tracker or fitness watch doesn’t have to cost hundreds of dollars. In fact, many excellent models come in considerably lower than that.

While the prices have dropped for these types of wearables, the tech has gotten better. Every once in a while one comes along that gives us everything we need and which has a price tag that’s surprisingly low.

Such it the case with the Smart Fit multi-function wellness and fitness watch from Go Gadgets. Available  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s latest fitness tracker doesn’t look like one at all

The Mijia Quartz Watch doesn’t look like your average fitness tracker, but it is hiding a lot of smarts.

Xiaomi is known primarily for its phones, but the Chinese brand is the second-largest wearable manufacturer in the world. That’s down to its affordable line of fitness bands under the Mi Band label, but that’s not all Xiaomi makes. It introduced a full-fledged smartwatch last month, and over the years it has launched a few hybrid wearables, like  [Read More…]

LG patents a foldable OLED case that looks like the Mate X

It’s another potentially bold choice from LG.

What you need to know LG has just published a new patent for an updated version of its Dual Screen accessory. The new patented smart display wraps around the phone, allowing for a more traditional-looking foldable device. Unlike the previous display, you’ll also be able to place the phone outside the display case area, allowing for an even larger canvas.

Foldable phones are nice and all, but LG’s been thinking  [Read More…]

Google Translate adding flashcard support to take on apps like Duolingo

It’s unclear when this feature will be rolling out

What you need to know Google Translate adding flashcards to phrasebook section The feature has not yet rolled out to consumers. The feature might negate the need for third-party language learning apps.

It appears that Google is working to make its Google Translate app even more valuable for not only communicating in real-time, but also in learning and improving one’s language skills. The company is adding a flashcards  [Read More…]

I used T-Mobile’s new 5G network, and it’s a whole lot like its 4G network

There are improvements to be found, but this isn’t a complete game changer yet.

The early days of 5G networks are confusing, with the biggest annoyance being the explanation of what kind of 5G network a given carrier is using. There’s mmWave, which Verizon is incredibly bullish on, and then there’s Sub-6, which has been deployed by far more carriers around the world and is easier to launch quickly and comprehensively. (And then, there are differences in  [Read More…]

LG’s latest UX 9.0 software looks a lot like Samsung’s One UI

The UX 9.0 update is expected to begin rolling out before the end of the year.

What you need to know LG has released a new video showing off the latest version of its custom user interface. LG’s new UX 9.0 is a significant improvement over UX 8.0, featuring a more intuitive design and a system-wide dark mode. The UX 9.0 update is expected to hit the G8 ThinQ before the end of the year.

LG announced  [Read More…]

Looks like the Pixel 4 once again has a terrible oleophobic screen coating

History seems to be repeating itself.

This is one of those “is it this way for everyone, or just me?” problems that I didn’t think was a thing until I asked around. Our own Harish Jonnalagadda noticed that his Pixel 4 XL’s oleophobic coating was all but gone in the bottom third of the screen with just a couple weeks of light use. I felt vindicated because I’d been observing my own Pixel 4 XL‘s screen retaining  [Read More…]

Looks like Hulu users can keep their Add-ons with Disney+ bundle after all

What you need to know An update to Disney+ Founders Circle terms of service offers details about the bundle. The Disney+ bundle will link to Hulu or ESPN+ accounts by using the same email address. Once linked, monthly credits for the basic plan will be applied, but Add-ons can be managed separately.

Everyone is excited about Disney+’s launch tomorrow. The new streaming service is combining the best content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more.  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S10 5G finally has 3D face unlock like iPhones

It works using the ToF sensor on the front.

What you need to know With One UI 2,0, Samsung is enabling 3D facial recognition on the Galaxy S10 5G. It uses the ToF sensor on the front to map your face in three dimensions. The end result is a far more secure facial unlocking experience that cannot easily be fooled with a picture of your face.

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G is the most expensive, and the most  [Read More…]