Tag Archive: Looks


Looks like Millennials finally killed HQ Trivia for good

Thanks to the short attention span of smartphone users and lack of investments.

What you need to know HQ has shut its doors today, February 14, 2020, laying off all 25 employees. HQ Trivia and HQ Words apps are no longer supported. The decision comes after a failed acquisition dried up all available funds.

HQ Trivia, the popular smartphone game that was once dubbed “Millenial Jeopardy”, is being shut down for good after the developer went out  [Read More…]

This 8K holographic TV looks stunning, but you can’t have it

Don’t expect to play Fortnite on it any time soon.

What you need to know Looking Glass Factory showed a large 8K display at CES 2020 and earned raving coverage. The 8K display will go on sale in the spring for an undisclosed price. The new display is aimed at medical, commercial, and business markets — not gamers

Looking Glass Factory was a show-stealer at CES 2020 in Las Vegas this year with its holographic displays that  [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…]

2020 looks to be an excellent year for virtual reality

Virtual reality had a great 2019, and could have an even better 2020.

Virtual reality turned a bit of a corner in 2019. The rise of the Oculus Quest and the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx brought VR more into the mainstream and created a fair bit of buzz. 2020 looks to be another great year for VR, with added functionality for the Oculus Quest, the potential growth of wireless VR, and the release of one of the  [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…]

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…]

Samsung’s Star Wars-themed Galaxy Note 10+ bundle looks incredible

The bundle includes the Galaxy Note 10+ in a black and red color scheme — with matching S Pen and Galaxy Buds — and a Kylo Ren case.

What you need to know The Star Wars edition of the Galaxy Note 10+ is launching in the U.S. on December 13 for $ 1,299. Samsung is offering a custom paint job with the First Order logo and Star Wars branding at the back, and red accents. There’s also  [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…]

Sony IMX686 looks to challenge Samsung’s 108MP camera sensor in 2020

It’s 60MP versus 108MP in the next smartphone camera battle.

What you need to know Sony’s IMX686 is a 60MP sensor that’s slated to replace the existing IMX586 48MP sensor. Expect this sensor to launch with the first flagship smartphones in 2020, including ones from VIVO and Huawei. This sensor is expected to deliver greater dynamic range and better low-light performance than the current generation 48MP camera sensor.

Not to be outdone by the recent launch of  [Read More…]