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Is there a region lock on PS4 digital games?

Best answer: No, Sony has removed region locks for all PlayStation 4 games, which includes digital games. However, any DLC you buy will need to match the region of the game.

Top up your wallet: PlayStation Store gift card ($ 25 at Amazon) What is a region locked game?

Regional lockouts, or region coding, is a type of digital rights management that prevents the use of a product in certain regions. In games this typically means a  [Read More…]

Garmin refreshes GPS Forerunner smartwatches for all the runners out there

If you are a dedicated runner then you’ve problem heard of Garmin’s fitness lineup of watches. The company offers several options, with the Forerunner series being one of the more popular. Its announced additions to Forerunner GPS smartwatches and brand-new model lineup for the series for runners who don’t want to always carry their phones.

All the new models offer a fresh take on what Garmin already does exceptionally well. Dan Bartel, Garmin’s Vice President of Global Sales said it  [Read More…]

LG G8 review: Almost there, yet again

Another year, another phone that gets most of the way to the competition and stumbles in critical moments.

LG’s modus operandi since 2016 has been to steadily iterate on its flagship phone platforms. Its seemingly low level of commitment to pushing the envelope with its top-tier smartphones comports with its earnings: the company’s mobile division isn’t making money, and what chance it has of doing so lies in releasing low- and mid-tier devices through deep carrier partnerships rather  [Read More…]

Stadia promises an exciting future but everyone else needs to be there, too

It’s time for the gaming industry to grow up.

If you read my piece a few weeks ago about the greatest phone that ever existed (go ahead, fight me on it), you knew how excited I was for GDC. That’s because I knew Google was about to announce one of the biggest threats to the gaming industry’s status quo since Battle Royale games became mainstream.

Google’s Stadia, as it’s known, is very forward-thinking stuff. It’s a gaming  [Read More…]

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is official with four cameras, slider design, and barely there bezels

Xiaomi officially launched their Mi Mix 3 today incorporating a magnetic sliding 6.4-inch display. Making use of the slider design maximizes screen real estate providing a true 93.4 percent screen to body ratio without including an unsightly notch.

Without a cut out in the display to house the front-facing cameras you’re left with a near bezel-free screen. The cameras have to go somewhere though, and this is where the slider comes into play. In order to take a selfie, you’ll  [Read More…]

These Pixel 2 cases are so thin, you’ll forget they’re there

Cases can be bulky, boring, and ugly, so I can understand why so many choose to go naked and show off their phone’s full glory for the world to see. Even the thinnest of cases can offer some small protection from scuffs, chips, and smaller tumbles, and these ultra-thin cases for the Google Pixel 2 are so thin, you may even forget you’re wearing a case!

Like totally awesome Totallee Case

While it looks too thin  [Read More…]

Totallee Samsung Galaxy S9 Case review: It’s like nothing’s there

An excellent option for case-haters.

I’ve been rocking the Galaxy S9 for the past couple weeks, and while it’s an absolutely stunning piece of hardware, having to wipe smudges off its glass back every few minutes is less than fun.

Skins from companies like Dbrand are good solutions for hiding glass backs without adding any bulk to your phone, but they do so while offering absolutely no protection at all.

While looking for a way to make  [Read More…]

There are still a few idiots left using the Galaxy Note 7

Please stop.

By now, most of the average phone-buying public has forgotten about the whole Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. That thing where many Note 7s had batteries that failed (sometimes dangerously), leading to a recall and replacement program, which was followed again by the new units failing just as spectacularly.

Samsung, carriers and local regulatory bodies have gone to extensive lengths to make Galaxy Note 7s unusable. It started with a software push that nagged you to  [Read More…]

Is there a single USB-C headphone adapter that works with all phones?

Part of what we do here is to look at all sorts of accessories you might want to use with your phone. Cases, screen protectors, headphones, you name it and we try to look and recommend a product so you know if you’re getting your money’s worth. Since the 3.5mm headphone jack is fading away (yes, Samsung will do it too, once it’s more affordable) that also means we need to look at USB Type C headphones and  [Read More…]

There is a YouTube channel is dedicated to getting you caught up for Kingdom Hearts 3

Prepare yourself for a story told across multiple consoles.

One of the biggest questions I saw after E3 this year was about the amount of work needed to prepare for Kingdom Hearts 3. If you think all you have to do is play the Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 remakes on your PlayStation 4, you have been misinformed. The Kingdom Hearts franchise sprawls across multiple consoles, including the Nintendo 3DS and even a mobile game with a  [Read More…]