Tag Archive: Force


How to watch Space Force: Stream Steve Carell’s Netflix show from anywhere

Space Force lands at Netflix later this week. The new comedy series co-created by and starring Steve Carell focuses on the establishment of the sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces, the Space Force. Carell stars as Mark Naid, the general in charge of the entire operation, while other castmembers include John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers, and Tawny Newsome, as well as recurring stars Jane Lynch, Lisa Kudrow, and more.

As with most Netflix shows, all ten season  [Read More…]

It takes a bit of tinkering, but you can force dark mode in the Fitbit app

I know it’s the hot design trend right now, but I’ll admit it: I’m a big fan of dark mode. It’s not that I dislike the traditional white backgrounds of Android and its respective apps, but I personally find the black (or near-black) background easier on my eyes, and it makes other design elements less jarring. Many Android OEMs have offered some kind of dark mode for system apps for years, and various developers have allowed it at  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Unstoppable force, immovable object

Neither Huawei nor the U.S. government is budging. So what happens next?

If just about any manufacturer besides Huawei had faced such extreme restrictions on its software, its smartphone division would be facing a guaranteed death sentence. Yet here we are, nine months on from Huawei’s initial placement on the U.S.’s “entity list,” and the company’s consumer device arm is very much alive and kicking. More than that, in fact — it’s pushing ahead with building out  [Read More…]

For Stadia to become a force in gaming it needs cross-play

If Google wants Stadia to be a success, it will have to help developers make their games cross-platform.

The way editor Russell Holly (above) is playing Stadia is the way I think most people are likely to play. The streaming service is perfect for playing in areas where connecting to a console isn’t possible. I like to grind strikes in Destiny 2 while I’m traveling, and playing the Stadia on my Surface Go or my phone is  [Read More…]

The EU’s decision to force USB-C is attempting to fix a solved problem

This is the goal we want, but not necessarily the best way to get there.

Those of us who have been using smartphones for several years know how frustrating the transition has been from proprietary chargers to Micro-USB and finally to USB-C. And even though most phones have moved to USB-C there are still many significant holdouts with Micro-USB — to say nothing of Apple’s ongoing use of Lightning. The European Union is fed up with it,  [Read More…]

The Force compels you to pre-order the Star Wars Galaxy Note 10+

The black and red-themed Star Wars bundle comes with great accessories and a fantastic custom-themed device.

What you need to know The Note 10+ is the 256 GB variant with a black and red theme, including a red S Pen. The UI also is Star Wars-themed with custom icons, wallpapers, and more. Pre-orders are open now for $ 1,299 at Amazon, Samsung, and Best Buy, with a release slated for December 13.

Fans of Star Wars and  [Read More…]

Feel like you’re using the Force in Vader Immortal: Episode II

Vader Immortal II was announced during Oculus Connect 6 and is available now for the Oculus Quest.

Minor spoilers ahead for Vader Immortal: Episode II.

When ILMxLAB released Vader Immortal: Episode I on the Oculus headset, fans of the Star Wars franchise and VR fans celebrated by downloading the experience. The game quickly became one of the top-selling games for both the Quest and Rift S, and remains there at the time of this writing.

During Oculus  [Read More…]

Vader Immortal: Episode II lets you use the force to throw people

You can use the force to throw opponents around in the new Vader Immortal: Episode II.

What you need to know Vader Immortal: Episode II was announced at Oculus Connect 6. The game allows you to use the force to throw people and objects. Vader Immortal: Episode II is available now.

Vader Immortal: Episode II was announced In the second half of the day one keynote of Oculus Connect 6. The new game allows users to use  [Read More…]

Moto Z2 Force finally gains 5G Moto Mod support on Verizon

Moto Z2 Force owners can now use the 5G Moto Mod to connect to Verizon’s 5G network in nine U.S. cities.

What you need to know The Moto Z2 Force is finally getting 5G Moto Mod support this week. Verizon says the 5G Moto Mod now comes with further improvements to enable better battery life and deliver faster speeds. Verizon’s 5G network is currently available in Denver, Providence, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Indianapolis, St. Paul, and Washington,  [Read More…]

The Moto Z2 Force on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile isn’t getting a Pie update

Motorola promised Pie for the entire Z2 Force line back in August 2018.

What you need to know The Moto Z2 Force on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile isn’t getting a Pie update. Only the Verizon model is so it works with the 5G Moto Mod. Motorola promised Pie for the Z2 Force lineup in August 2018.

Android updates have been a fragmented mess for a long time, with some companies being worse at pushing them out than  [Read More…]