Tag Archive: Party

Best social multiplayer games to play at a party

Your smartphone is the key to an evening of sweet party games with friends!

Party games provide a great way for friends, new and old, to come together, share a laugh, and just have a good time. But with pretty much everyone owning a smartphone these days, the way we play party games has evolved.

While some might say it’s anti-social to be on your phone at party, these hilarious party games typically only require an Android  [Read More…]

How to set up Xbox party chat on Android

Microsoft is pushing Party Chat to its mobile Xbox apps. Here’s how to get up and running on Android.

Xbox party chat has been available on the console and the Windows 10 Xbox app on PC until now, but not in the mobile apps for iOS and Android. That’s soon going to change and the feature is now available to Xbox gamers to beta test.

On iOS that requires being accepted into a test program, but on  [Read More…]

Chinese government blocks WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting

WhatsApp falls to the Great Firewall.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and most Google services are blocked in China, and WhatsApp is now joining that list. As reported by The New York Times, the Chinese government is cracking down on the Facebook-owned messaging service, with users all over the country facing disruptions.

It remains to be seen if the ban on WhatsApp is temporary. The government blocked WhatsApp’s photo, video, and document transfer options back in July, but  [Read More…]

Is the $449 Monster Superstar Ravebox Bluetooth speaker the ultimate party speaker? (Review)

If you’re looking for a little bit more premium of a device than the standard $ 20 Bluetooth speaker on Amazon, you might want to check out the Monster Superstar Ravebox. You probably know the company Monster even though you don’t realize it. It’s the company that makes the premium HDMI cables, but what a lot […]

Android 8.0 Oreo’s new Rescue Party tool aims to save you from bootlooping woes

Most Android fans are familiar with bootloops. The issue – which causes the phone to reboot over and over again – has been popularized by quite a few of LG’s handsets including the G4, Nexus 5X, V10, and V20. Obviously has an interest in helping solve the issue too, so in Android 8.0 Oreo you’ll […]

Keep the party rolling all night with the UE ROLL 2 for just $55

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time saving you 45% on a UE Roll 2 speaker!

Looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker that looks cool and sounds great? If so, you won’t want to miss out on this deal at Amazon which scores you a UE ROLL 2 for $ 54.99, which is a savings of $ 45 from its regular price. The speaker is waterproof so you can use it out by the pool, on your  [Read More…]

The Brookstone Big Blue Party speaker lives up to the name and has Chromecast Audio built-in

One of the best Bluetooth speakers we’ve ever tested.

Party speakers live somewhere between a small portable Bluetooth speaker and a dedicated home audio system. And finding a good one that doesn’t lay waste to your bank account is difficult. Or used to be difficult, because the Big Blue Party speaker from Brookstone is that speaker.

Right away you know this isn’t something you compare to the small pill speaker you might already have. For starters, it’s  [Read More…]

Deck your phone out for your Oscars Party with these award-worthy wallpapers!

It’s time for us all to pretend we care about movies as an art form for one night!

This weekend, millions will gather at Oscar parties and act like they knew Hidden Figures was going to win Best Picture. Or Moonlight. Or Arrival. As the proud holder of a Radio-Television-Film BA, I’m gonna ooh and aah over the fanfare, whine when Disney doesn’t sweep everything, and squee within an inch of my life when Lin Manuel-Miranda performs.  [Read More…]

Best multiplayer Android games to play at a party

Phones can bring the family together!

Being on your phone at a party or family gathering used to be viewed as a major social faux pas. This remains the case in many social circles, but more and more often these days the smartphone is being embraced (or perhaps folks are just giving up the fight).

But when the phones come out, it doesn’t necessarily mean everyone’s got to retreat into their social feeds. There’s a number  [Read More…]

Werewolves Within review: the addictive VR party game is here!

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Living in a small village is usually pleasant. Or well. It was, until the Werewolves started showing up and eating everybody. That’s why we’ve called this town meeting. Here, at the table it’s time to discuss the unpleasantry that’s been going on, and get to the bottom of things. The only problem is that the Werewolves are living amongst us, and they look no different than anybody else who  [Read More…]