Tag Archive: Hope


How to watch Andrea Bocelli: Music for Hope Easter concert online

No one will be able to attend Andrea Bocelli’s Easter performance, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to stream it from the safety of your own home. This year, due to stay at home orders and social distancing, Andrea Bocelli will be performing a solo concert on Easter Sunday live from Milan’s historic cathedral Duomo di Milano.

The concert, which is titled Andrea Bocelli: Music for Hope will broadcast for free on his YouTube channel, so  [Read More…]

5 fantastic Xbox Series X features we hope come to PS5

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, after all.

While we’re all working on our social distancing, Microsoft decided to drop a ton of Xbox Series X information on us on this fine Monday morning. Because Sony has given us, well, practically nothing when it comes to PS5 details as of late, all eyes are on the Xbox Series X. Though much of the information that Microsoft revealed this morning just reiterates and confirms the remaining previously  [Read More…]

I hope the Pixel 4’s air gestures can succeed where the LG G8’s failed

We’ve seen this type of feature before, and it’s been a mixed bag at best.

Google’s new strategy of pre-announcing parts of the Pixel 4 ahead of its launch is fantastic, because it gives us an opportunity to analyze individual pieces of the phone well before we actually get our hands on it. In this case, your hands won’t be on it per se: Google says the Pixel 4 will have advanced face unlock and a Soli  [Read More…]

Far Cry: New Dawn is set to delve into post-apocalyptic Hope County

Ubisoft’s sequel to Far Cry 5 looks to shake up the formula.

Gone are the days of gritty, dreary, desolate apocalyptic landscapes. Borderlands 2 seems to have paved the way for the vibrant color palettes that we’ll soon see in Rage 2 and Far Cry: New Dawn. The apocalypse sure is… pink. It’s almost ironic that Far Cry: New Dawn’s apocalyptic antithesis, Metro Exodus—filled to the brim with a bleak atmosphere, is launching on the same day.

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Moto E4 and E4 Plus hope to bring a touch of class to the entry level

Motorola is on a hardware tear, revealing two new entry-level devices in the Moto E lineup.

Motorola has unveiled yet another set of phones this week, after the entry-level Moto C series in May and the near-flagship Moto Z2 Play in early June.

Moto E4 Plus in Iron Gray

These ones, the Moto E4 and E4 Plus, fit somewhere in the middle of the company’s lineup, and reinforce a design language that debuted with the new  [Read More…]

Everything we hope to see in the Android Wear 2.0 update

Google is rebooting Android Wear, and that’s exciting!

Despite repeated reports that smartwatches are dead, we know for a fact that Android Wear is about to get a massive refresh. Rolling out alongside Google’s Wear 2.0 update are two new watches meant to act almost like the Nexus program of old, and we know several manufacturers will be following up quickly with new hardware of their own. With new hardware and new software, Android Wear as we  [Read More…]

The Xperia XZ gives me hope that Sony can turn things around in the U.S.

Quickly after the disappointing Xperia X series, the Xperia XZ gives a glimmer of positivity for the future.

Just a couple of months ago, I received a Sony Xperia X Performance for review. It was the first Sony phone I’ve used in well over a year, and I was excited to give it a try. Just a few days in, I was pained to write about it — it was a frustrating experience I hadn’t endured  [Read More…]

What do you hope to see from Google I/O 2016?

Robots? Giant robots? Self-driving giant robots? What is it you’re dying to see from Google I/O 2016? (Hint: Robots.)

We’re just a week or so away from the Google I/O developer conference, where Google shows developers the ins and outs of what’s to come for all of your favorite products. Android. Chrome. VR. Apps. The cloud. Games. Design. Three days of anything and everything Google.

There’s something for everyone. Most  [Read More…]

Night mode is back and (we hope) it’s here to stay

Android’s going dark again, and maybe this time it’s gonna last.

When I joined the Android world, Google Play Music All Access had a dark theme to it, and I absolutely loved it. I savored those darker hues when listening to my music late into the night. Then at Google I/O 2013, they unveiled All Access, and a shiny, white UI to go with it. And I wept, for my beloved dark theme was gone. Soon,  [Read More…]

Google updates developer policy, we hope they enforce it

Google sent out an email to Android app developers this afternoon, letting them know about some changes to the Google Play Developer Program policy. While Android is open source and free to distribute and build, to get Google’s stamp of approval and access to Google Play there are rules everyone must follow. Getting an app published to Google play is no different.

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