Tag Archive: Made


HyperX has made an outstanding microphone with the QuadCast for PS4

Let’s be honest. The pair of flimsy earbuds that Sony provides with every PlayStation 4 console are a piece of junk. You’ll need to go out and buy a whole new microphone and headset to get the audio quality that you deserve. Thankfully, a bunch of third-party manufacturers have been stepping in for years to do just that, and HyperX recently entered the scene with its very first microphone: The HyperX QuadCast for PlayStation 4 and PC. HyperX  [Read More…]

Managing multiple PS4 accounts on one console made easy

Video game consoles are expensive for most families, so it’s understandable that many will have to share between just one. Managing multiple accounts on a single PlayStation 4 is relatively stress free, though it’s easy to feel overwhelmed if you’re unfamiliar with the process. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Creating multiple accounts

Before you even begin to set up multiple accounts, you’ll need to set up your first one.

Turn on your PS4 console.  [Read More…]

Oculus Quest made me actually care about VR

I never cared about VR, but the Oculus Quest made me a believer.

I’ve always been wary of virtual reality headsets. I’m that person who gets motion sickness easily — an obvious obstacle for VR since the dawn of time — but I’ve also had issues with accessibility. I’ve been jumping from apartment to apartment for the past decade, so not only is space an issue but so is portability. I already have to pack and lug  [Read More…]

The awesome Razer Phone 2 is made for gamers and $200 off right now

Crazy good discount.

The Razer Phone 2 is down to a ridiculously low price of $ 499.99 today. That’s $ 200 off what it has been selling for recently and $ 300 off what it was going for near the beginning of the year. The last deal we shared was just a $ 50 drop with a free case, so I think this deal blows that one out of the water. You can find this same price  [Read More…]

Twitter accidentally made private accounts public for some Android users

This issue spans all the way back to November 3, 2014.

If you want to protect yourself from the rampant toxicity often found on Twitter, one way to do this is by making your account private through a feature called “Protect my Tweets.” It does things like only showing your tweets to approved followers, makes people send a request to follow you, and more. Unfortunately, if you use the Twitter Android app and had this turned on,  [Read More…]

Google just made it stupid cheap for companies to add Assistant to things

As part of its larger Google Assistant-themed set of announcements from CES 2019, Google has teased a new program called Google Assistant Connect with a goal of making it considerably easier and, more important, cheaper, for companies to add Assistant to its products.

While the company said during a press preview event that it would talk more about the Assistant Connect program at Google I/O in May, it walked us through what kinds of products would benefit from  [Read More…]

This is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx made exclusivesly for Windows 10

The most ‘extreme’ Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm is coming, and it’s only for Windows 10.

Qualcomm is doubling down on Windows 10 and its commitment to the always-connected PC (ACPC). At its Snapdragon Summit in Maui, Hawaii, the company announced the forthcoming Snapdragon 8cx, an all-new seven-nanometer (nm) processor that is the first of its kind and built for Windows 10 PCs only.

The new premium-tier processor should launch in the third quarter of 2019, according to Qualcomm.  [Read More…]

The latest Big Mouth Billy Bass is made to be a rockstar with Alexa support

“Billy Bass, play Despacito.”

Earlier this year, Thrifter reported on Amazon’s upcoming expansion of Alexa functionality with its Gadgets Toolkit release, and some hilarity-inducing products using these new features are now available to pre-order via Amazon.

Releasing early December, the star of this latest lineup of devices might look a bit familiar to you. Big Mouth Billy Bass has been a beloved singing prop that’s graced the walls of hallways and bathrooms since the late 1990s, featuring  [Read More…]

World’s first foldable smartphone just launched, but it’s not made by Samsung or Huawei

While we’re still waiting for Samsung or Huawei to launch a foldable smartphone, it seems an obscure company has managed to beat the two iconic brands to the punch.

The Royole Corporation, a start-up based in California has announced the first commercially available foldable smartphone, the Royole FlexPai.

Royole officially launched the device in Beijing late last month, in an attempt to disrupt consumers’ traditional concept of a smartphone. The product is marketed as being a hybrid between a mobile  [Read More…]

C by GE is the first ‘Made for Google’ bulb, available October 22

Here’s a bright idea!

Smart bulbs are great to have around, but one of the pain points of them can be the requirement to have a hub and setting them up can sometimes be a stressful process. GE hopes to solve both points with its C by GE bulb, which happens to be the first and only Made for Google bulb. With these, you won’t need any additional hardware like a hub, and the setup process is literally as  [Read More…]