Tag Archive: Physical


The LG Watch W7 is a $449 Wear OS smartwatch with physical watch hands

More than just another Wear OS smartwatch.

Alongside the announcement of the new LG V40, LG took the wraps off of its latest smartwatch, the LG Watch W7. This is the first new wearable from the company since the Watch Sport and Watch Style launched in partnership with Google back at the start of 2017. LG is hoping to ride the momentum of launching at the same time as Google’s rollout of a new Wear OS interface,  [Read More…]

Should you buy physical or digital PlayStation 4 games?

Can’t decide on physical or digital? Let us help!

Digital or physical? It’s an age-old question that only started being asked just recently. Once all of our consoles were constantly connected to the internet, we entered a world where it was no longer necessary to trudge out to your local game store to acquire the newest game. You can now sit in the comfort of your own home and the games come to you. If you have  [Read More…]

The most physical PlayStation VR games

So you’re looking for a work out in virtual reality.

If games like Dance Dance Revolution and Just Dance have taught us anything it’s that putting a little pep in your step always leads to a good time. Here we’ve found the best titles for your PlayStation VR (PSVR) system for you to break a sweat in. So if you’re looking for a good in home work out while also having an awesome time in VR, you’ve  [Read More…]

BlackBerry will make another Android phone with a physical keyboard

BlackBerry has one last keyboard phone for us.

John Chen likes to tease. He’s been doing it ever since he took over the CEO role at BlackBerry from Thorsten Heins in 2013, and even now, after the company has rededicated itself to software, he is still talking about that elusive dream phone for keyboard addicts.

“We have one keyboard phone I promised people,” Chen told Emily Chang of Bloomberg TV. “It’s coming.” While the company stated earlier this year  [Read More…]

It’s time for Samsung to let go of the physical Home button

The Galaxy S6 was my first Samsung smartphone. I meant to join the Galaxy club around the time of the S2, but HTC had my attention more. I was expecting the S3 to be my entry, but while the world embraced its debut with open arms, I was taken aback. Nothing was inspiring about the

Xiaomi CEO shows off Mi Band 2 with LCD display, physical buttons

It looks like Xiaomi’s getting ready to unveil the Mi Band 2. CEO Lei Jun teased the wearable at a conference in China, revealing an LCD display and physical buttons.

From MyDrivers:

The display on the Mi Band 2 will likely cycle through daily steps taken, BPM, and the time, with the physical button allowing users to toggle through different modes. The image shows that the Mi Band 2 will utilize a rubber strap that’s similar  [Read More…]

Google to drop support for physical Google Wallet card on June 30

Google has now confirmed that it will be ending support for the physical Google Wallet card on June 30. While you can still make purchases with the card through June 30, Google says it will stop allowing users to add money to their Wallet Balance on May 1. From Google:

You can only make purchases with your Wallet Card until June 30. You won’t be able to add money to your Wallet Balance from a debit card  [Read More…]

BlackBerry Vienna — the second Android BB — is a candybar with more physical buttons?

You didn’t think BlackBerry wasn’t working on something old-school, did you? The Priv is all the rage among those who live and die smartphones for a living (though whether anyone’s actually buying it remains to be seen, especially since BlackBerry is taking its sweet time shipping it) — and so it makes perfect sense that we’d start seeing an old-school candybar-style phone making the rounds at some point.

Enter the BlackBerry Vienna. That’s likely a code name,  [Read More…]

Don’t laugh: 10 reasons why physical keyboards on phones still rock

Phones with keyboards might seem old school, but there are still plenty of situations where pushing buttons trumps tapping on glass.

As we recently highlighted in our History of Android series, in the early days of Android it wasn’t uncommon to see a physical keyboard. At that time, BlackBerry was still the number one smartphone maker in the world and the touch-only iPhone was still proving itself, so Android phones like the T-Mobile G1 and original  [Read More…]

Don’t worry about physical dice with Roll the Dice for Android Wear

At this point everybody has played a game that involves dice whether that means Monopoly or Dungeons & Dragons. That means that we’ve also felt the pain of losing dice and being unable to find them when you need them. Well, yet again technology is coming at us with a solution. This time it’s Roll the Dice for Android Wear which aims to fill your need for the common 6 sided die.

Roll the Dice for Android  [Read More…]