Tag Archive: Longer


OnePlus is no longer selling the unlocked 7T, just the T-Mobile version

The Snapdragon 855 phone is currently $ 100 off, though.

What you need to know OnePlus has stopped listing the unlocked OnePlus 7T on its online U.S. store. Instead, the only version that’s available now is the T-Mobile variant. It’s unclear if the change is permanent or temporary.

OnePlus’ excellent 7T may not be the company’s latest and greatest, but currently available at $ 499 for 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, all of it paired with a  [Read More…]

Android phones need to get software updates for a lot longer than two years

With $ 1,000 flagships being the new normal, Android device makers need to match Apple when it comes to software updates.

The iPhone X set the stage for $ 1,000 flagships back in 2017. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 wasn’t far behind, with the phone launching at $ 929. Ever since then, phone prices have been regularly trending upward, and the latest Android flagships now start off at $ 1,000. The regular Galaxy S20 retails for $ 1,000,  [Read More…]

You no longer need a phone number to use Google Duo on Android tablets

A phone number-free Duo means a viable Facetime alternative.

What you need to know Google no longer requires Android tablet users to register their phone numbers on Duo. Prospective users may now access the service with just a Google account. Google dropped the requirement for phone numbers on the web late last year.

Google’s video calling app, Duo, has been updated for Android devices to remove a particular bug-bear, the phone number requirement. But first, a caveat,  [Read More…]

You no longer need a phone number to use Google Duo on Android tablets

A phone number-free Duo means a viable Facetime alternative.

What you need to know Google no longer requires Android tablet users to register their phone numbers on Duo. Prospective users may now access the service with just a Google account. Google dropped the requirement for phone numbers on the web late last year.

Google’s video calling app, Duo, has been updated for Android devices to remove a particular bug-bear, the phone number requirement. But first, a caveat,  [Read More…]

AT&T will no longer lie to customers about its fake ‘5G E’ network

It has been recommended to discontinue the ‘5G Evolution’ and ‘5G Evolution, The First Step to 5G’ claims by the NARB.

What you need to know The National Advertising Review Board (NARB) has recommended that AT&T stop using the misleading “5G Evolution” term for its LTE network. AT&T will no longer advertise its upgraded LTE network as “5G Evolution.” The “5GE” icon, however, will not disappear from Android smartphones on its network.

For the last two years,  [Read More…]

Kojima Productions is no longer attending GDC

The studio will no longer be attending and the planned panel has been cancelled.

What you need to know The Game Developers Conference 2020 (GDC) is being held on March 16 through March 20. Several developers have pulled out of the conference due to concerns of spreading Coronavirus. Kojima Productions is the latest developer to confirm it is pulling out.

Another company is bowing out of GDC 2020. Kojima Productions confirmed the news on Twitter, stating that  [Read More…]

PlayStation no longer going to PAX East due to Coronavirus concerns

If you were looking forward to the PlayStation booth at PAX East, there’s some bad news.

What you need to know PlayStation was going to hold a booth at PAX East with playable games like The Last of Us Part II. PlayStation has cancelled its appearance at PAX East over coronavirus concerns. The Last of Us Part II is scheduled to release on May 29, 2020.

A short while ago, PlayStation shared the exciting news that it  [Read More…]

New Chromebooks are getting longer update lives, but not all 8 years

I’m all for longer shelf lives, but please don’t make the wish the mother of the thought.

What you need to know Google is announcing several new updates for Chromebooks in education today. Among the highlights is a new Chrome Education Upgrade similar to the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade that debuted last year. Google also touted longer shelf lives for new Chromebooks going forward, but several outlets are conflating two claims in the post into inaccurately stating that  [Read More…]

Dying Light 2 delayed, no longer releasing in Spring 2020

Techland’s ambitious sequel needs a little more time.

What you need to know Dying Light 2 is the sequel to Techland’s 2015 survival-horror game. Dying Light. Dying Light 2 has been delayed out of its Spring 2020 release window. There is no new release window at the moment. You can preorder Dying Light 2 on PlayStation 4 for $ 60 at Amazon.

Techland just announced that Dying Light 2 has has been delayed. Originally slated to release  [Read More…]

You no longer need a phone number to use Google Duo on the web

An email address by itself is just fine.

What you need to know Google has removed the phone number requirement from Duo’s web app. Users now only need their Google account to make use of the service. The change is rolling out now to non-G Suite account holders.

Google has now reduced a barrier to using Duo, making it so that users are now able to use it without a phone number. The feature was first spotted  [Read More…]