Tag Archive: Open


OxygenOS Open Beta 9 brings January patch and more to OnePlus 7 Pro

The dialer also gets some one-handed improvements.

What you need to know OnePlus is rolling out a new OxygenOS beta to OnePlus 7 Pros. The update brings with it the January 2020 security patch for Android. There are also a number of fixes and optimizations, as you’d expect.

Compared to the last open beta for OxygenOS, the Open Beta 9 currently rolling out to OnePlus 7 Pros is a little less exciting. While we got a brand-new  [Read More…]

OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro finally get a one-handed mode with OxygenOS Open Beta 8

The feature will likely soon make its way to the newer OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro phones as well.

What you need to know The latest OxygenOS Open Beta 8 build for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro adds a single-handed mode. It also includes the December security patch and a few bug fixes. We expect the new one-handed mode to make its way to at least a few other OnePlus phones soon.

In October last year,  [Read More…]

Z-Wave sees the need to open up as Zigbee Alliance gains partners

Silicon Labs, the producer of Z-Wave radios, is opening up parts of the standard to better compete in the internet of things realm.

What you need to know Zigbee and Z-Wave are the two primary standards for smart home devices. Up until today, only one company had provided all of the chips for Z-Wave radios. Zigbee Alliance, along with Google, Amazon, and Apple, joined forces to create a new connectivity standard for smart home products on December  [Read More…]

Google is open sourcing Cardboard to keep its ‘no-frills’ VR headset alive

The Google Cardboard is still among the cheapest headsets that you can buy to experience virtual reality.

What you need to know Google is releasing the Cardboard open source project. The company says it will continue to contribute to the Cardboard open source project by releasing new features such as an SDK package for Unity. Google also revealed that it has shipped more than 15 million Cardboard units so far.

After discontinuing its Daydream View VR headset  [Read More…]

You can pre-register for the EVE Echoes open beta which starts in December

Sign up to be among the first to check out the EVE Echoes open beta when it kicks off in December 2019.

What you need to know Developed by NetEase Games and CCP Games, EVE Echoes will be a standalone game that captures the full scale and scope of EVE Online. The open beta for EVE Echoes will begin in December 2019 in Europe and North America ahead of a global soft launch scheduled for Spring 2020.  [Read More…]

OxygenOS Open Beta 4 for the OnePlus 7 series will be rolled out next week

OnePlus 7 Pro owners can get it early with the help of the Oxygen Updater app.

What you need to know OnePlus will begin rolling out the OxygenOS Open Beta 4 for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro next week. The update adds new “Raise to lower the ringtone” feature and support for transfer of iPhone data through iCloud. Along with new features, the OxygenOS Beta 4 build for the two phones also includes several optimizations and  [Read More…]

PlayStation 4 cross-play testing ends, now open to all developers

PlayStation has finished internally testing cross-play, meaning it is (in theory) open for all developers.

What you need to know In 2018, Sony announced that beta testing had begun for cross-play, with select titles allowed to participate, such as Fortnite: Battle Royale. According to Wired, internal beta testing has finished and cross-play is now open for all developers to access. The number of games supporting cross-play is limited at the moment however, more are coming. In order  [Read More…]

Android 10 Open Beta 2 for OP7 brings stability and various bug fixes

What you need to know The latest Android 10 Open Beta has just been released for OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro models. The update brings eight important bug fixes and stability improvements. OTA (over the air) update is being released now for existing users on the Open Beta.

Things are looking good for OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro users that are in the Android 10 Open Beta, according to Android Police. The latest Android 10 Open Beta 2  [Read More…]

PlayStation 4 owners can try Nioh 2 in an open beta starting in November

Eager Nioh fans will be able to try Nioh 2 in an open beta starting on November 1 and running through November 10.

What you need to know Nioh 2 is an upcoming third-person action game developed by Team Ninja and published by Koei Tecmo. Nioh 2 is getting an open beta that is set to begin on November 1 and will run through November 10. The game is currently set to release sometime in early 2020  [Read More…]

The GameShell Open Source Portable Game Console is 28% off today

Video games have come a long way since their humble inception, thanks to super-fast processors and bit rates that can transform a digital landscape into a stunningly realistic environment.

But when it comes to truly great games, the classics never fade. The GameShell Kit: Open Source Portable Game Console allows you to play thousands of classic games on an incredibly portable console, and you’ll even be able to create your own games using simple code—all for over 25% off at  [Read More…]