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Splitting your screen makes your Chromebook even that more useful

I find that people are often surprised at just how flexible Chromebooks are as work or entertainment devices. Many of the same features that more established or expensive computers like Windows PCs and MacBooks have can also be found on Chromebooks, such as screen casting, virtual desktops, and split-screen multitasking. I’ll show you just how easy it is to enable split screens on your Chromebook so that even a modest-sized device like my little ASUS C214 Flip can  [Read More…]

Are you Aware that Nest’s subscription service makes the Hello even better?

Best answer: Of course! You can still access live footage from your Nest Hello product, and you’ll still be able to use the Nest app whenever you get a notification, just to see who’s at the door or if your product detects movement. You just won’t get some useful features.

Who’s there?: Nest Hello ($ 230 at Best Buy) Oversee it all: Nest Aware (From $ 60/year at Google) Is Nest Aware important?

While you can get  [Read More…]

Even with a shift in focus, Windows 10X still won’t beat Chrome OS

Microsoft apparently hasn’t learned that a billion Windows 10 customers don’t want a Windows-powered Chromebook clone.

Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer of Windows and devices Panos Panay had some important things to say recently. Of course, because the world is stuck at home those things were shared via a blog post instead of what would have been something with a little more pizzazz with people at hand, but the message still came through loud and clear: Microsoft is  [Read More…]

Google Duo is getting 4 exciting upgrades to make video calls even better

Better video quality, larger group calls, and more!

What you need to know Duo’s end to end encrypted calling is getting a new video codec to improve call quality and reliability. You can now take a photo with the person you’re chatting with, so you can create memories together. Group call size recently increased from eight to twelve participants, with plans to further grow that limit.

Google Duo, like many other video calling platforms, has seen a  [Read More…]

Don’t bulk up the huge Galaxy S20 Ultra even more; get one of these cases

I know a lot of you want to go naked and show off the Galaxy S20 Ultra in all its 6.9-inch glory, but it’s a half-pound, glass-backed phone that is super unwieldy. To paraphrase South Park, if you try to use the Ultra without a case, “you’re gonna have a bad time.” Never fear! Just because you need to use a case doesn’t mean you need to bulk up your phone.

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The Pixel 3a gets even cheaper in the UK this April

Google offers discounts on Pixel and Nest Smart home products this Easter

Google is offering price discounts on members of the Pixel family this Easter. The Pixel 3a and 3a XL will be £30 off when purchased from a few retailers including the Google Store, Currys, John Lewis, and Argos. This will knock the price of the smaller Pixel down to £299, and that of the larger Pixel to £369. This deal runs from March 31st through  [Read More…]

Get even smoother video out of your Galaxy with a gimbal

Samsung’s latest phones come with incredible video-centric features like ultra-smooth OIS and, in some cases, even 8K capture with native editing tools. No matter how good that built-in stabilization is, it’s hard to beat a real gimbal for smooth and steady video, which counters against any shaky hand movements. The DJI Osmo Mobile 3 is cost-effective, compact, and easy to use, but it’s far from your only option.

Best Overall: DJI Osmo Mobile 3

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Motorola has ‘full confidence’ in RAZR display, even against extreme cold

Despite one unit showing damage from the cold, Motorola has “full confidence” in the RAZR display.

What you need to know Input recently reported on damage to the display of its Motorola RAZR within the first week of using it. The author surmised that the peeling damage was caused by the colder temperatures. Motorola has issued a statement that the RAZR “underwent extreme temperature testing” and that it has “full confidence” in the display.

When Samsung first  [Read More…]

Steam for Chrome OS would make Chromeboxes even more awesome

If things play out in just the right way, Sony and Microsoft have some real competition to deal with. If not, it’ll still be fun to try and break.

Once upon a time, there was this small-form-factor PC you could buy called a SteamBox. It was designed to hook up to your television and give you access to the almost 40,000 games at Valve’s Steam storefront.

I bought a SteamBox. It worked surprisingly well until I bricked  [Read More…]

Oculus Quest games may look even sharper in the near future

Dynamic Fixed Foveated Rendering will help performance and image quality improve.

What you need to know Developers can now choose to let the Oculus Quest decide what level of Fixed Foveated Rendering is best. This change will improve performance in games as well as visual quality when not needed. Developers need to implement this, so there’s no changes for you to make on your Quest at this time.

Thanks to a development kit update, Oculus Quest developers  [Read More…]