Last week Clubhouse announced that its highly-anticipated Android app was finally real, at least in the sense that there were a few people using it. At the time it was limited to "friendly testers" in a closed beta. Today it's available for all on Android. Well, sort of: "all" is still limited to those who have invitations to the audio chatroom service. But hey, at least you can use the app to reserve a username.
It's only been a couple of weeks since we saw the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 pop up on Amazon for US-based buyers. At $60 it was a little more expensive than you might have expected, since the non-NFC version is only about $35 in China. Today the Amazon listing has chopped its price by a considerable margin, down to $49.95. That makes it a fantastic deal compared to most other budget fitness trackers.
Last year, Scroll was launched as an all-new way to pay for some of your favorite publishers — including us! — while blocking ads. The app tells sites not to deliver advertisements to your browser using third-party cookies, improving the experience immensely. Big changes for Scroll are on the horizon, though, as Twitter has announced its plans to acquire Scroll.
Google I/O is planned for this week. And, if history is any indicator, it's pretty likely we'll see the first Android 12 beta land sometime during I/O, potentially delivering the first Android 12 builds for third-party, non-Pixel phones. Given both what we've already seen and the rumored visual redesign, Android 12 looks like it will be one of the biggest updates in memory. So, are you going to try Android 12 before its released to stable later this year, or are you leaving that to the early adopters?
Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have a beautiful story-based puzzler, an artsy tower-defense game, and a competitive card game from the studio behind Atom RPG. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.
With I/O just around the corner, we're reaching a fever pitch on Google leaks. Earlier this week, we saw what could very well be the Pixel 6, and now, we've caught an eyeful of Android 12 in motion — and it looks like it could be Android's biggest visual overhaul in years.
It hasn't taken terribly long for true wireless earbuds to get cheap. You've got tons of options under $100, and if you look hard enough, some decent picks for even less. But Jabra continues to make some of the best TWEs in the business, and today, you can snap up a pair of Elite Active 65t for 60 bucks at Best Buy.
As folding phones gained momentum last year, Microsoft released its own take. The Duo is not a good phone for a number of reasons: it's big and awkward, it's got an unusual form factor that's not particularly well supported, and its camera is bad. But it sure is unique, and today, you can grab one for $600 on Woot — the lowest price for it we've seen so far.
I love kickstands. Everything should have kickstands, and the fact that everything doesn't is a damn tragedy. That's especially true for tablets, little slabs of fragile glass that are designed for media consumption. Despite some sterling work from Microsoft, Lenovo, and (occasionally) Samsung, tablets with kickstands as an integral part of their design are still rare. But with this cheap add-on from Moft, you can give almost any tablet the kickstand it deserves.
Last year's Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 was arguably one of the best phones of 2020. It was the first tablet-style folding phone that truly felt like the future of foldables rather than a prototype. It came with the latest Snapdragon 865+, a flagship-grade camera setup inherited from the Galaxy S series, a 120Hz display, and a new, more durable folding glass display — real glass, just very thin and topped by a polymer. After almost 8 months, is the Galaxy Z Fold2 worth getting? Let's discuss.