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A new event called The Broken Ghost kicks off in Apex Legends

A new season-long challenge is here for players to undertake.

What you need to know Apex Legends Season Five has begun. Season Five is introducing Quests, with the first one being called The Broken Ghost. This quest will run over the course of the season as players try to find nine different parts of an artifact. Finding the artifact parts will unlock new pieces of lore.

With Apex Legends Season Five kicking off, Respawn Entertainment is introducing  [Read More…]

Google’s making a smart headphone cable that can control your music

Right now, it’s just a prototype.

Google Smart Braid Fiber Optics

What you need to know The helical sensing matrix (HSM) using E-textiles are currently in the prototype phase. Interactions can be done via pinching, sliding, twisting, and other ways to control various devices and programs Fiber optic strands can be woven into the fabric to give visual feedback through light.

Google has been experimenting with fabrics for a while  [Read More…]

These mounts make it easy to put your Fire Tablet on the wall

We all love our tablets, but sometimes you just want to set it and forget it rather than carrying it around or looking for a surface to balance it on. That’s where wall mounts come in, providing both a tasteful and practical answer that looks right out of your favorite sci-fi. Our favorite is the Koala Mount 2.0 by Dockem, with its minimalist design and easy, one-step installation. Here are the best wall mounts for Fire Tablet available  [Read More…]

Samsung brings the S20 with mmWave to Verizon this June

A Galaxy S20 built with mmWave support arrives on Verizon.

What you need to know Verizon is launching an mmWave compatible Galaxy S20 this June. It ships in a Verizon exclsuive Cloud-White shade. The wallet busting $ 1000 price tag is is also present, with the option of a $ 41.66 24-month payment plan.

Samsung and Verizon are launching a new version of the Galaxy S20 this June. Equipped with mmWave 5G or what Verizon calls 5G  [Read More…]

Sadly, Pixel phones remain a tiny piece of Google’s hardware strategy

Hardware is only a part of Google’s massive business, and Pixels are just a tiny slice of hardware.

Anytime the CEO of a massive company in our industry speaks, we hang on every word — we had the opportunity to do just that with CEO of Alphabet and Google, Sundar Pichai, thanks to a fresh interview with The Verge. It’s a well-timed interview, from our perspective, given the recent news of a shakeup in the top ranks of  [Read More…]

Add some of Disney’s best animated films to your digital library at 50% off

With Disney parks and theaters around the world closed for the moment, now’s the perfect time to start growing your digital movie library. Right now, some of Disney’s best animated movies are 50% off at digital retailers like iTunes and Vudu so you can add to your collection at a discount. Iconic films like Aladdin and Cinderella regularly sell for up to $ 19.99, though right now they’re on sale along with several other Disney greats for just $ 9.99  [Read More…]

No, the OnePlus 8 Pro doesn’t have an ‘x-ray’ camera

Let me teach you how infrared light works.

Update: OnePlus has released a statement on the color filter camera, saying it’s planning to release a software update that changes the “photochrom” mode’s functionality in order to address new-found privacy concerns.

You may have heard that people have discovered the OnePlus 8 Pro‘s dedicated “color filter” camera has a bonus feature: it can see through (some) plastic. The capability, generally now being dubbed as an “x-ray camera,”  [Read More…]

Save 79% on a 2-year CyberGhost VPN subscription, get 2 extra months free

If you want to protect your privacy and shield your sensitive information, you ought to invest in a VPN. Fortunately, it’s not super expensive to get set up with a reliable VPN, especially with deals like this one on CyberGhost. It’s currently offering a savings of 79% on its VPN service when you sign up for its 2-year subscription and you also get two extra months thrown in for free.

You’d regularly pay $ 12.99 for its service month-to-month and  [Read More…]

The Dark Souls series has crossed 27 million copies sold

The Chosen Undead fall over and over, accomplishing great sales.

What you need to know The Dark Souls series consists of three games that began with the release of Dark Souls on September 22, 2011. The latest entry, Dark Souls III, was released worldwide on April 12, 2016. FromSoftware, the developers of the game, have confirmed that the Dark Souls series has sold over 27 million copies. Additionally, 10 million of these copies are from Dark Souls  [Read More…]

Google Chat begins integration with classic Hangouts

Google Chat can now be used for people outside of your domain.

What you need to know Google has started transitioning Hangouts users over to Google Chat. G Suite users with Chat enabled are now able to message external users on classic Hangouts. Google promises a full transition to Google Chat from Hangouts by late 2020.

Google is beginning to transition away from classic Hangouts to Google Chat fully. The first such changes are coming to current  [Read More…]