Tag Archive: Times

TikTok, Spotify, New York Times, and others apps face outages across the US

The issues seem to have started around 6:30 PM ET.

What you need to know The internet seems to be having some difficulties at the moment. Several apps are experiencing outages across the U.S., as well as in some parts of Europe and Australia. Those affected include Spotify, TikTok, the New York Times, Pinterest, and more.

The internet gods are angry at us — or maybe everyone staying at home and watching YouTube finally broke the internet.  [Read More…]

Get a great microphone delivered to your door in these trying times

It’s hard to look on the bright side with everything that’s going on in the world right now, but during this period of self-isolation, most people have more free time than ever to finally kickstart that podcast idea or record more voiceovers. I’ve been using XLR mics for a number of years now, but USB mics are quicker and easier to set up, and work with just about any computer — some even work with phones! Best Buy’s currently offering  [Read More…]

Google Lens will make NY Times Magazine’s annual Music Issue interactive

Reveal videos, animations, and save or share stories using Lens.

What you need to know On Sunday, The New York Times Magazine’s annual Music Issue hits newsstands with Google Lens interactive content. Readers will be able to use Lens to reveal videos, animations, and even access the magazine’s “25 Songs That Matter Now” playlist. Google and the New York Times have also teamed up in the past with augmented reality ads for season 3 of Stranger Things.  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus review: Fourth time’s a charm

Samsung brings its A-game to its 2020 true wireless earbud update.

I wasn’t a fan of the Galaxy Buds. By the time I tried them, in February 2019, I’d fallen in love with another, the Jabra Elite 65t, which I thought had better sound, a more comfortable fit, superior battery life, and physical buttons that didn’t accidentally activate all the time.

A lot of people I knew loved the Galaxy Buds, and the Samsung IconX series before  [Read More…]

Vizio SmartCast 4.0 has faster load times, better content discovery, and more

Vizio also announced its brand-new Voice Remote.

What you need to know Vizio SmartCast 4.0 has been announced. It shortens load times, has a new search experience, and better input switching. A new Voice Remote is launching this year — the first-ever from Vizio.

So far at CES 2020, Vizio has showcased a new OLED TV and a bunch of soundbars. However, that’s not all the company has up its sleeves. Just as important as those other  [Read More…]

Call of Duty: Mobile has already been downloaded over 20 million times

Call of Duty: Mobile is doing quite well.

What you need to know Activision recently released Call of Duty: Mobile. The game is a free-to-play experience for Android and iOS. Call of Duty: Mobile features a battle royale mode with a hundred players. It’s been downloaded over 20 million times, with India leading the charge.

Call of Duty: Mobile is a first-person shooter on Android and iOS. While the game is affiliated with Activision, it’s actually made  [Read More…]

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep launch times announced

Here’s the times you should keep in mind if you’re eager to hop into the Shadowkeep expansion for Destiny 2 on October 1.

What you need to know Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is the newest expansion for Destiny 2. Ahead of the expansion’s release, the official launch times have been revealed. Players are expected to be able to access Shadowkeep on October 1 at 1:00 p.m. EST, though it could take a bit longer due to maintenance. You  [Read More…]

Google confirms coral color for the Pixel 4 in Times Square ad

The phone will be announced on October 15 in NYC.

What you need to know An advertisement in Times Square confirms the Pixel 4’s coral colorway. We’re expecting black and white colors along with the coral one. Google will announce the Pixel 4 and its other new hardware on October 15.

On Monday, September 16, Google sent out official invites to press to attend the announcement of its Pixel 4 series on October 15 in New York  [Read More…]

Check The NY Times with Google Lens today for a Stranger Things surprise

Use Google Lens to scan the three Starcourt Mall ads in the print edition of The New York Times today.

What you need to know You’ll find three ads for Starcourt Mall in the July 11, 2019 edition of The New York Times. Scanning these with Google Lens shows a special AR surprise. Google Lens is available on Android phones and via the Google app on iOS.

Thanks to this collaboration between Google, Stranger Things, and the  [Read More…]

Near-instant PlayStation 5 load times showcased in new video

Sony’s not fooling around with its assertions on how fast the PlayStation 5 will be.

What you need to know Video surfaces showcasing projected PS5 load times. The PlayStation 5 is set to have a custom SSD. Load times are nearly instantaneous.

PlayStation previously bragged that its next-generation console (commonly referred to as the PS5, though it has not been officially named) could almost eliminate load times entirely thanks to a custom solid-state drive (SSD). That was  [Read More…]