Sprint and T-Mobile merger may be coming as soon as next week

After months of back and forth, Sprint and T-Mobile’s merger talks began again earlier this month. However, the news was taken with a grain of salt given the unreliable negotiations the two carriers have gone through. It seems our apprehension was undeserved because the two have “made progress” and a deal may come as soon as next […]

Amazon is raising the price of Prime for everyone

Whoever said good things don’t last forever wasn’t kidding. Amazon announced that it is raising the price of its Prime membership that comes with free Prime two-day shipping and access to Prime Video. The announcement came from Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky during a conference call. Pricing is going up from the standard $99 price up […]

Spyro Reignited Trilogy remakes the first three games in one nice bundle

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy‘s unexpected success has lit a fire under the pants of Activision to crank out more games with more beloved mascots it bought from Sony. No longer relegated to a spokesperson for Skylanders, the one and only Spyro the Dragon will be making his grand return to video games in a new bundle that […]

Sea of Thieves is Microsoft’s fastest-selling new IP this generation

Microsoft and Rare’s new pirate simulator Sea of Thieves may have struggled with us critics, but it’s a hit with gamers and Microsoft’s fastest-selling new IP with 2 million copies of the game in players hands already. “The worldwide excitement for Sea of Thieves has made it the fastest-selling first-party new IP of this generation,” said Rare studio head Aaron […]

Fixing your Samsung Galaxy phone just got a lot easier

Samsung on Wednesday announced an important partnership with uBreakiFix in an effort to provide same-day repair services for Galaxy owners. The program is expected to offer over 300 Samsung Care authorized locations, with more locations to come by the end of 2018. The partnership will expand by a further 200 locations in 2019. The program […]

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is coming this fall – here’s your first teaser

We’ve known for well over a year that the next Tomb Raider game would be called Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Some concept art leaked last summer, confirming that the title hadn’t changed and, in all likelihood, wouldn’t. Then, yesterday, Square Enix updated the official Tomb Raider website, accidentally embedding a release date in the site’s source code. Now, though, […]

‘Wear OS by Google’ replaces the fading Android Wear

Google just made its expected Android Wear rebranding official, changing the name of the platform to be more neutral. The new name for Android on smartwatches is ‘Wear OS by Google’ and includes a new logo and app. Since the platform works with both Android and iOS devices, the company didn’t want to limit itself and mislead […]

Apple’s Emergency SOS feature has led to a lot of accidental 911 calls

Apple devices at its Elk Grove refurbishing center have been accidentally calling 911, flooding emergency dispatchers with unsolicited calls. According to CBS Sacramento, dispatchers for the Elk Grove Police have received an average of 20 calls per day and a total of over 1,600 calls since October. Sacramento County Sheriff Department Communication Center says it too […]

Third-party apps on the Pixel 2 won’t take awful photos anymore

Google’s special technology to improve photos taken on the Pixel 2 is opening up for all developers. Pixel Visual Core, which launched with the latest flagship last year, is being turned on with Android’s February update. It’ll allow third-party apps to take advantage of “computational photography and machine learning” to improve image quality beyond the Camera app. […]

Snap’s stock price surges with surprising Q4 earnings

Snap’s turnaround could be happening sooner than anyone expected. The company behind Snapchat announced financial results for Q4 2017, and its performance beat expectations to send the stock price surging. Investors appeared to be impressed by growth in daily active users and revenue; however, costs remain high for Snap as profitability still hasn’t been achieved. […]

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hits new concurrent-player record, doesn’t even know how to quit

It seems like just a few months ago we were talking about PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds struggling to surpass the seeming unstoppable, untoppable Dota 2 on Steam for concurrent player count. Even though we knew it was huge, it’s still a bit wild to look at the numbers now. PUBG isn’t just passing Dota 2, it’s destroying it – the game surpassed 3 million […]