Tag Archive: Takes


A new video for The Last of Us Part II takes a look at the combat

Ellie is trying to survive and she’s deadlier than ever.

What you need to know Naughty Dog is releasing a series of videos examining different aspects of The Last of Us Part II. The first video went over the characters, story and themes. A newly released video shows off how combat and gameplay has changed. The Last of Us Part II is scheduled to release on June 19, 2020.

The Last of Us Part II is just  [Read More…]

Sony’s takes on the AirPods Pro with $200 noise cancellation earbuds

They offer 9 hours of playback with noise cancellation and 13 hours without.

What you need to know Sony is introducing yet another pair of noise-canceling earphones to the market. The WF-SP800N earbuds are aimed at the fitness market with a combination of active noise cancellation and water/sweat resistance. They’ll cost you $ 199.

Sony’s WF-1000XM3 earbuds are seen by many as among the best active noise cancellation earbuds out there, but they lack one crucial feature  [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…]

Samsung takes folding phones mainstream with the Galaxy Z Flip

The year-over-year growth on display is tremendous.

2019 was an exciting year for mobile tech. It was the year that folding phones finally became a reality, treating us to handsets like the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X, and (unfortunately) the Royole FlexPai. Those initial foldables paved the way for the rest of the market for the coming years, with the Galaxy Fold standing out as the best of the bunch.

We’ve given a lot of praise  [Read More…]

LastPass accidentally takes down its own browser extension for Chrome

The website and the mobile apps are still working.

What you need to know LastPass inadvertently unlisted its browser extension for Chrome yesterday. The extension is in the process of being reviewed and listed back on the Chrome Web Store. In the meantime, users can still access their login credentials via LastPass’s website or its mobile apps.

LastPass seemingly shot itself in the foot yesterday and accidentally unlisted its browser extension from the Chrome Web Store. This  [Read More…]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare again takes the lead for December 2019 NPD

Call of Duty is retaining the lead, with Star Wars on its heels.

What you need to know The December 2019 NPD report has been released. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was the bestselling game of the month and on PlayStation 4. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was the second-bestselling game of the month. You can grab Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PlayStation 4 for $ 47 on Amazon.

Every month, the NPD Group releases information  [Read More…]

Cyber Monday takes $50 off Logitech’s G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Winning the game isn’t all up to you. Your equipment needs to be up to spec too, and if you’re a PC gamer, that means you should own a killer gaming keyboard like the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. This model regularly sells for $ 129.99, but today you can score one at Best Buy for just $ 79.99 thanks to the upcoming Cyber Monday sale. That’s $ 50 off its usual cost and a deal we’re not sure  [Read More…]

Motorola RAZR has a secret ‘Retro RAZR’ mode that takes you back to 2004

The phone’s “Retro RAZR” mode will make you feel even more nostalgic.

What you need to know The new Motorola RAZR comes with a “Retro RAZR” mode that basically transforms it into a RAZR V3 from 2004. You can find the Retro RAZR mode by editing the quick settings menu. Once enabled, you will see similar UI as the original RAZR, complete with a T9 dialer in the bottom half of the screen.

Motorola unveiled the foldable  [Read More…]

Samsung’s new 108MP camera sensor takes the megapixel race to another level

Xiaomi will be the first smartphone maker to use the new 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor.

What you need to know Samsung has introduced the world’s first mobile image sensor with a resolution of 108 million pixels (MP). The new Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX image sensor is said to have been developed in collaboration with Xiaomi. It is slated to enter mass production later this month.

Xiaomi announced its plans of launching a Redmi smartphone with Samsung’s  [Read More…]

Google takes down seven stalkerware apps from the Play Store

All seven apps removed by Google were detected and reported by Avast.

What you need to know Google has removed seven Android apps from the Play Store after it was found that they allowed people to stalk others. The apps were quite popular, with 130,000 total downloads. All the seven apps were apparently created by a single Russian developer.

Google has pulled seven apps from the Play Store after mobile threat researchers at Avast discovered they allowed  [Read More…]