Tag Archive: Buttons


How to remap buttons on the DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment

While the DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment is meant to be a simple add-on, you’ll get the most out of it by understanding how to remap buttons and set different profiles. While it’s not too complicated, navigating the OLED interface for the first time can be a little tricky. Here’s how you can remap buttons on the DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment.

How to remap buttons on the DualShock 4 Back Button attachment

While you can only have  [Read More…]

Ultrasound sensors could soon replace physical buttons on your phone

Get ready for phones (and everything else) with no buttons at all

What you need to know New ultrasound sensors from Ultrasense are tiny, self-contained switches that work anywhere. Ultrasound switches could replace buttons, allowing for simpler, seamless design. Ultrasense says that the requirements of 5G antennas are better managed with ultrasound buttons.

Tiny new ultrasound switches may soon come to … well, everything if a report from our friends over at Android Authority comes to fruition.  [Read More…]

A new PlayStation controller patent shows back buttons

More patents are showing up.

What you need to know A new patent filed by Sony shows some sort of revised controller. The patent images also show two back buttons or paddles on the controller. The design in these images seemingly contradicts another patent that had previously shown up.

As we wait for more official next-generation information, new patents keep showing glimpses of what could be coming in the future. Today, a new patent surfaced that was  [Read More…]

On-screen buttons make photo actions easier on Nest Hubs

Google is adding on-screen buttons to manage individual photos right on the screen of your Nest Hub.

What you need to know Previously, these options were possible by asking your Nest hub to perform the specific action. Hiding a photo will archive it in Google Photos. Some photos will also let you see other memories from that day.

Google’s Nest Hub lineup is a wonderful addition to a smart home for various techy reasons, with one of  [Read More…]

Google moves Duo buttons downs and gives us fun Scooby-doo effects

Google Duo is testing a bottom bar navigation style for its video calling app and adding some fun new effects.

What you need to know The change appears to be a server-side switch for app version 67. The current layout has the navigation buttons and options on the left side of the screen. Scooby-doo is getting three new effects in Duo to help promote the upcoming 2020 movie.

The possibly underused but well-liked video calling app from  [Read More…]

Google Maps gets some new buttons in Android Auto

Added buttons include alternate routes, search, and nearby locations.

What you need to know Google Maps is gaining some new buttons in Android Auto. The new button row includes settings, alternate routes, search, locations, and a three-dot overflow menu. The addition is rolling out in stages, so if you haven’t received it already, you should soon.

A surprise has been popping up in Google Maps for Android Auto users recently. As first spotted on Reddit, there are  [Read More…]

Samsung to launch the Galaxy Note 10 without a headphone jack or buttons

Something tells me Note fans won’t like this.

What you need to know It’s reported that the Note 10 won’t have a headphone jack or physical buttons. These two things have been rumored before. It’s also said that Samsung will launch two versions of the phone.

We’re expecting Samsung to launch the Galaxy Note 10 in the next two or three months, and when the phone is finally unveiled, it might look a lot different compared to  [Read More…]

HTC U12+ review: They fixed the buttons! [Updated]

With the digital buttons fixed in software, it’s time to reconsider HTC’s 2018 flagship.

When we first reviewed HTC’s latest handset, its digital buttons were kind of a mess. But with a software fix now rolling out, the U12+ is well worth a second look.

HTC U12+

Price: $ 799

Bottom line: HTC’s new high-end offering is speedy, with impressive glass-backed designs and very  [Read More…]

Google Photos is being updated with Favorite and Like buttons

The ⭐️ is launching this week while the ❤️ is “coming soon.”

Google Photos is a constantly evolving beast, and this week, it’s being updated with a new feature that’ll allow you to favorite photos you take.

When looking at a picture you’ve captured, you’ll soon be able to tap a new ⭐️ icon that’ll mark it as a favorite. As you keep tapping that little icon, these photos will automatically populate a new Favorites album that  [Read More…]

Are Amazon Echo Buttons worth it?

A pair of Amazon Echo Buttons. ($ 20 at Amazon)

If you’ll use ’em, sure.

I have a confession to make. I ordered the Amazon Echo Buttons when they were first announced. And I didn’t take them out of the box for months. Months.

That’s not usually the sort of thing you’d expect to read in a post asking if these things are worth it. I know. So let’s flip things on their head yet again:

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