Since Apple released the AirPods, true wireless earbuds have been the trend. The company later continued to innovate, with the introduction of the AirPods Pro, which feature active noise cancelation, a functionality that was quite rare on small buds back then. Sony came to the party in July 2019, with its WF-1000XM3, which have remained the AirPod Pro's only serious competitor for a while. However, many brands have unveiled true wireless buds with ANC lately, including Sennheiser,Audio-Technica, Panasonic, and Jabra. Yamaha is finally joining the game with the announcement of its own range.
Ultimate Ears is probably best known for its adorable Bluetooth speakers in the Boom line up, but it also makes some rather pricey pro-level audio products, like IEMs used by artists on stage and in the studio. With those products, a customized fit is necessary, but these tend to be far too expensive for most (shall we say, less talented) people. Thankfully, a new set of earbuds has just been announced that offers DIY custom-fitting for a fraction of the cost.
Stadia Pro continues to load up on the great game selection, and with October's lineup, has 29 games to claim and play as long as they remain subscribers. And the list of six new additions for the month are pretty good, including crowd favorites like Dead By Daylight and SUPERHOT. Not only are there new games, but some new features are also going live, including live streaming to YouTube with support for Crowd Choice.
OnePlus is set to announce its 8T phone on October 14 and has confirmed that it will do so with a gamified experience. Whereas in years past the company has sent fans on tours of a virtual spaceship and its corporate headquarters filled with cheeky purchase codes, this experience will be an entire so-called OnePlus World.
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If you're looking for your country's or state's official COVID Exposure Notification System app, you might not be able to find it thanks to the screwy way Google is handling the search function for COVID related apps on the Play Store. Despite the fact many apps are testing Google's ENS API, the tag is missing from a few listings, and even worse there are some apps you simply can't even search for on the Play Store. Since it would appear every country and US state is creating its own stand-alone app, some areas are lagging behind others, so it's tough to know if your location even has an app available.
Google has been preparing Stadia support for Android TV for a while now, and it remains one of the only Google platforms where the game streaming service isn't officially available yet. It's already been possible to sideload Stadia to Android TV devices in the past, but initial scaling issues and a Bluetooth mouse requirement for setup made it more than tedious to get started. The last few Stadia updates have solved a lot of these problems except for the sideloading requirement, making the game streaming service seem almost ready for prime time.
Oppo introduced three new 5G-equipped models to the UK and European markets today, aimed at young, fashionable consumers. The Reno4 and Reno4 Pro are mid to upper-mid-range handsets powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G chip. Meanwhile, the Reno4 Z brings comes in at a much lower price thanks to its more modest Mediatek processor. All three appear to be decent options, but the pricing seems a little too high.
Leaks regarding the Pixel 5 were prolific in the lead-up to today's announcement, but two specific details left folks in the know confused: How could Google's phone sport a metal body and have wireless charging? Usually, you can't have both. Either a phone has a metal back, and you give the feature up, or another material is used that won't interfere with it — hence the rise of glass-backed smartphones. Well, the solution is pretty simple: Technically, the phone doesn't have both a metal back and wireless charging.