Tag Archive: Promises


Google promises freebies to Nest Aware subscribers, but codes don’t work

The Nest Hub codes, though, don’t seem to be working.

What you need to know Google is sending out promotional emails to Nest Aware subscribers. These offer either a free Nest Hub or a Nest Mini to those who’ve upgraded their plan to the company’s newest subscriptions. Unfortunately, some users are reporting that their codes aren’t working.

Finally rolled out earlier this month, the new Nest Aware subscriptions make things a lot easier (and less  [Read More…]

Realme promises a January 7 reveal for the X50, its first 5G phone

The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G and will likely come with a Lite variant.

What you need to know Realme has finally set a launch date for its upcoming X50 smartphone. The 5G-powered phone will be revealed on January 7. The phone will sport a Snapdragon 765G under the hood and an enhanced variant of Super VOOC 4.0 fast charging.

After a string of budget releases that have made Realme a force to be reckoned  [Read More…]

Ive leaves Apple, ZenFone 6 review, Huawei keeping promises? [#acpodcast]

Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Jerry Hildenbrand talk about Jony Ive’s departure from Apple and what that means for the entire tech community, and Alex provides his review of the Asus ZenFone 6. Plus, the gang take a hard look at the various ways in which Huawei might be able to keep their Android update promise.

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Huawei promises, Google punts

Daniel Bader checks in from Turkey to speak with Andrew Martonik about an odd tweet from Niantic about Android updates. Additionally, Huawei is making some promises that may prove difficult for them to make good on. They also talk about Samsung Galaxy Fit and the Withings Move.

Things are getting ‘interesting’ at Google — They are canceling future tablet hardware. But on the bright side (hopefully), they are offering RCS messaging without the carrier in the middle.

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OnePlus 7 Pro update promises big camera and touchscreen improvements

OxygenOS 9.5.7 is rolling out to handsets now.

What you need to know OxygenOS 9.5.7 is rolling out now for the OnePlus 7 Pro. It promises to improve the camera across the board. OnePlus also says it improves “touch sensitivity” for the display.

A big update is rolling out now for the OnePlus 7 Pro — specifically OxygenOS 9.5.7. What’s new? Quite a lot, actually.

The main focus for this update is the camera. We thought the  [Read More…]

Bethesda promises to fix The Elder Scrolls: Blades balancing and rewards

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is getting some major tweaks.

What you need to know The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a pay-to-win game in its current state. Bethesda is aware of this and has vowed to tweak the title. It’ll be easier to acquire currency and powerful items in the future. An upcoming update with story content will be revealed during E3 2019.

Between Fallout 76 and The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Bethesda is having a hard time delivering  [Read More…]

Stadia promises an exciting future but everyone else needs to be there, too

It’s time for the gaming industry to grow up.

If you read my piece a few weeks ago about the greatest phone that ever existed (go ahead, fight me on it), you knew how excited I was for GDC. That’s because I knew Google was about to announce one of the biggest threats to the gaming industry’s status quo since Battle Royale games became mainstream.

Google’s Stadia, as it’s known, is very forward-thinking stuff. It’s a gaming  [Read More…]

Stadia hands-on: Big gaming promises and lots of unanswered questions

Google wants to lead us into the next logical step for gaming, but it’s not yet clear how ready it is.

Want to know what most of the companies claiming to have the ability to “bring gaming to everyone” have in common? They aren’t around anymore, and gaming as an industry remains largely unchanged by the effort. The other thing those companies had in common is a general lack of resources, and very little experience when it  [Read More…]

MediaTek Helio P70 chipset promises fluid gaming, fast LTE, and AI smarts

The P70 will start arriving in smartphones by this November.

Although it may not be as popular as Qualcomm here in the States, MediaTek is still one of the biggest names when it comes to mobile processors. The company just announced its latest chipset for smartphones, and it’s the MediaTek Helio P70.

The Helio P70 is the successor to the P60 from earlier this year and offers upgrades to both the CPU and GPU.

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Motorola promises to change the way we use our phones on August 2

Maybe this is where we’ll get the Moto Z3?

Even though the Moto Z3 Play was just announced earlier this month, Motorola already has something else in store for us to check out.

The company just released a teaser video on YouTube highlighting a press event that’ll take place on August 2 at 2:00 PM at its headquarters in Chicago. For the video’s description, it reads:

Mark your calendar. On August 2, we’re making a big announcement at  [Read More…]