Honor has unveiled the View 40 5G, the brand’s first phone since splitting from Huawei, its former parent company. The flagship device boasts a MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus chipset, GPU Turbo X gaming optimization, and global 5G compatibility. It could signal Honor’s reentry to the global market after escaping Huawei, which is currently under U.S. sanctions.
Xbox Live has been around for almost two decades, but Microsoft doesn’t seem very keen on its premium “Gold” option anymore. The subscription service, which is required for most online multiplayer games, is going up in price. Microsoft told subscribers that its monthly cost would increase from $9.99 to $10.99 per month, further pushing subscribers towards Game Pass.
Apple has released over 20 models of iPhones since the original iPhone launched all the way back in 2007. But it isn’t always easy to figure out which iPhone is the latest to come out or which new model you should upgrade to.
I jumped on the mechanical keyboard bandwagon the way a lot of people do, with a discounted Razer Blackwidow. That was six years ago. I honestly can’t tell you how many keyboards I’ve bought and built since then, because a lot of them have been deconstructed, “cannibalized” for parts to put into other keyboards. Because I am on a hunt.
Linux enthusiasts rejoice—there’s a new Linux port for Apple’s M1 Macs that allows them to run Ubuntu! A security firm named Corellium just successfully ported Ubuntu to the new Macs and released a handy tutorial for anyone interested in installing it on their own computer. This Ubuntu includes USB support and boots into the regular user interface, as well.
Razer’s Naga mice are all about offering a huge amount of thumb buttons, the better to use when you’re questing in an MMO or using a ton of skills in a MOBA. The mouse comes in many flavors, but the new Naga X is the lightest yet at just 85 grams. That’s a 22% savings in weight over the previous wired model.
Tired of taking notes during video meetings? Otter.ai, the popular service that automatically transcribes lectures and interviews, now offers a browser extension that adds captions and transcriptions to Google Meet. The extension works on Chromium-based browsers (Chrome, Edge, Opera) and includes collaborative editing features for your whole team.
Raspberry Pi kicked off a revolution in affordable single-board computers, but tinkerers often paired Pi devices with microcontrollers to accomplish tasks a Raspberry Pi can’t on its own. The Raspberry Pi Foundation took its first steps to address that issue with its latest product, the $4 Raspberry Pi Pico.
The default system for texting on an iPhone, iMessage, is one of the most popular communications platforms on the planet. It’s also annoyingly exclusive: while iMessage users can chat over SMS to non-Apple devices, those who prefer Android on mobile and Windows on desktop can’t access its more advanced features. A new $10-a-month service, Beeper, hopes to change that.
NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW has emerged as the most compelling game streaming service, at least if you already have a wide selection of purchased PC games at your disposal. It draws upon Steam, the Epic Games Store, and others to populate players’ libraries, and it’s adding new games every week. Its latest expansion is geographical, bringing the service to new areas.
There’s a lot of content on the internet, and you likely won’t have the time to view all of it when you first come across it. Seeing a cool thing you want to check out but then needing to abandon it is never fun, but fortunately, there are plenty of ways to save that content for later.
Talk about a good deal! For just $30, Best Buy is selling the Lenovo Smart Clock Essential and throwing in four CYNC Soft White smart bulbs. Normally, the Lenovo clock is nearly the same cost and a four-pack of the bulbs runs $20. This deal is a great way to get started on building your smart home.
If you have a lot of LEGO bricks, sorting them presents a problem. They come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. You could spend hours sifting, setting apart, and organizing, but what fun would that be? Why not turn to a Raspberry Pi machine instead? That’s what Daniel West decided, and he built a device that can sort any LEGO brick.
In an effort to organize its mess of Minecraft-branded games, Mojang is consolidating Minecraft Dungeons and Minecraft: Java Edition under a unified launcher. The original Dungeons launcher no longer works, and to play the game, fans need to log in to Minecraft.net and download the Unified Launcher. You could also fire up a copy of Java Edition, which will download the Unified Launcher automatically.
Remember when you learned how to make an origami goose? It probably looked terrible but gave the impression that you could make something passably pretty if you spent enough hours perfecting the art. Apparently, Finnish artist Juho Könkkölä put in the effort because he folded an epic looking samurai from a single sheet of paper. And it “only” took him 50 hours to complete.
It’s never too early to start building your child’s critical thinking skills and preparing them for the various scenarios they’ll encounter in life. With these fun coding toys, you can introduce preschoolers and tweens alike to logic and coding through games and toys that are so clever, they won’t even realize they’re learning at the same time.
The last console generation was marked by a push for ever “bigger” games. Bigger worlds, more complex systems, bigger multiplayer arenas, and of course, better and better graphics. But recent events have shown that there’s a point of diminishing returns when you widen the scope of development. Have we passed that point already?
The Nvidia Shield TV is one of the best Android TV devices on the market, and it’s always getting better. Despite the name, gaming is among its best features, whether through apps or streaming. Nvidia just released an update that improves on that by adding Xbox Series X/S and PS5 controllers support.
After ending last year with upgraded sensors, smartwatches, outdoor smart plugs, and a robot vacuum, Wyze is ready for 2021 with its first new product—a handheld vacuum. The $59.99 Wyze Handheld Vacuum promises a whole lot of suck for not a lot of money. Pre-orders are open now and going fast.