Google has pushed out quite a few freebies on Stadia in an effort to get players on the service, one of the most notable being a $10 coupon for anyone who tried the platform. That $10 Stadia coupon is set to expire next week on January 1, but luckily, anyone who hasn’t used it now has a great reason to take advantage of the discount.
Samsung has just debuted a new set of monitors that go beyond just displaying a connected device. Samsung’s new Smart Monitors offer native apps such as Netflix and YouTube along with support for Apple AirPlay and Microsoft Office.
While Google’s acquisition of Fitbit sits in limbo, Fitbit is today launching three new pieces of hardware. The Fitbit Sense is the company’s latest flagship smartwatch and it packs some seriously impressive health hardware to rival the Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch 3.
Over the past year, there have been a few promotions to get a free Google Home Mini from Spotify, and now that offer is back on the table. New Spotify subscribers can once again pick up a free Google Home Mini for a limited time.
Razer is best known as a gaming company, but its products have more extensive use than that. Over the past few years, the company’s Windows laptops have proved not just some of the best gaming laptops, but also some of the best devices for content creators. Lately, I’ve been using the new Razer Blade Stealth (2019) – a 13-inch laptop with a powerful GPU inside, and I’ve got a few thoughts to share.
Game streaming is poised to make some big changes to the industry over the next few years, and Google Stadia is helping to lead the charge. Now, Microsoft’s “Project xCloud” is accepting sign-ups for a public preview of the platform.
The new year is here, and that means we’re kicking things off yet again with CES. This is my fourth year attending the show, and I’ve had the pleasure of testing out some great new gear on my trip. Here’s how the Peak Design 45L Travel Backpack helped me manage the insanity of the show floor.
Ahead of CES 2019, LG is revealing more of its upcoming products for the new year. Following some soundbars earlier this week, we’re now getting a look at the company’s new TVs equipped with Google Assistant.
There are a ton of great options out there for an excellent laptop nowadays, and plenty of them will be on sale this week for Black Friday. Over the past several months I’ve been using Huawei’s Matebook X Pro as my primary laptop. Here are a few reasons why it’s one of the best laptops you can buy for Black Friday.
The Nintendo Switch has been a smashing success, but where games are landing left and right, video apps are a rarity. After Hulu’s debut last year, an official YouTube Nintendo Switch app has just been unveiled and it’s already available for download.
Android TV’s current flagship device is still the Nvidia Shield TV, and the popular set-top box adds a lot through its Google Assistant integration. Now, Nvidia is tossing in a special treat for new Shield TV buyers – a free Google Home Mini.
With smart speakers such an Amazon Echo or a Google Home, controlling your smartphone is one of the handiest ways to use it. Today, TP-Link has announced a new smart power strip for home control, and it’s pretty awesome…
One of this year’s most hyped up games has been Insomniac’s Spider-Man and today, the game has officially gone on sale. To celebrate the launch, Sony has created a limited edition version of the PS4 Pro, so let’s take a little hands-on look…
I love using noise-canceling headphones to block out the world around me, and over the past several months, Sony’s WH-1000XM2 has been my go-to option. Now, Sony is revamping those with the WH-1000XM3 — and they pack some big upgrades.
Wear OS is still in a bit of a rut as far as hardware goes, but plenty of fashion brands have been releasing new devices from time to time. Now, with its first touchscreen smartwatch, Marc Jacobs is jumping into the Wear OS market.
Truly wireless earbuds have been hitting the market left and right for the past couple of years, and most agree that the best are Apple’s AirPods. Today, Chinese wearable maker Mobvoi, the company behind the Ticwatch family, is taking a stab at it with the new TicPods Free.
Behind the Screens is a weekly 9to5Toys series that takes you through our writers’ setups, be it mobile, desktop, gaming or home theater. Next up is Ben Schoon, a 9to5Google writer.
My workspace has evolved a lot over the years, but now that I’ve recently moved to a larger home, I finally have the flexibility I’ve always wanted for producing content on 9to5Google.
Unlike many of my colleagues here at the 9to5 network, my setup is based around a desktop computer powered by *gasp* Windows 10. While none of them agree with me on OS preference, it has long been the core of my daily work, and has ended up inspiring a lot of my setup as a result.
Portal is a beloved gaming franchise for many, and while fans still want a proper sequel to the game’s last release, it’s probably not happening anytime soon. Luckily, Portal is making a return, but by means of Bridge Constructor.
Some of the most popular noise-canceling headphones on the market for the past year or so have been the Bose QuietComfort 35. Today, the company is refreshing that product with a new button and integration with Google Assistant.
One of my favorite things about the Nintendo Switch is the versatility it offers. With the system, you aren’t limited to just one method of control, but rather have several different options for playing your favorite games. However, you’ll still need to keep everything charged. Thanks to Nyko, it’s incredibly easy to do just that.
For most of us, the TV is where we spend more time than anywhere else when it comes to entertainment, and a huge part of the experience with your favorite movies, video games, and especially music comes down to the audio.
There are two ends of a spectrum when it comes to your TV audio experience. On one hand, there’s the speaker built into your TV, and on the other, expensive surround sound systems. Sound bars have proven to be a great middle ground, but Fluance’s SoundBase takes that idea to a whole new level.
Making a console your own isn’t something all that difficult. You could get a skin to customize it, but at the end of the day that doesn’t feel quite as natural, especially with a controller. You might lose grip or even some of the shape that the controller once came with. Thanks to Colorware, though, there’s a better way…
Smart home tech is rapidly growing in popularity, and there’s also a ton of new options hitting the market. Schlage has had its Sense smart home locks on the market for a couple of years now, and today it finally adds compatibility with Android devices.
Daydream VR is easily at the top of the list when it comes to mobile VR, and the content library for Google’s platform continues to expand. Now, Google is offering a Summer Sale which gives a handful of Daydream titles discounts of up to 60% off.
Launching alongside the Moto Z2 Force is Motorola’s new Gamepad Moto Mod. Unveiled back at MWC, this Mod attaches to your phone and enables a set of physical gaming controls. Unlike a Bluetooth controller, this method ditches all of the lag, and also gives the phone a few extra hours of power thanks to the embedded battery.
Of Google’s various Nexus phones, one of my favorites was 2014’s Nexus 6. The “shamu” that it was, it turned out to be a pretty spectacular phone, and one that is still in use in my family. However, today’s Amazon Gold Box deal that cuts the price to $230 isn’t the best idea. Here’s why.
Summer is in full swing and with it, some awesome opportunities for photography. For those of us looking to get that perfect shot, it usually requires taking a camera or two, our favorite assortment of lenses, some spare batteries, and maybe even a drone.
That’s not exactly an easy group of things to carry on a hike, not without the right backpack, that is. Recently I’ve been testing out Incase’s new DSLR Pro Pack and Capture Sling Pack, two bags that are ideal companions to your camera and even your drone.
Google regularly works with partners to offer up deals for Android Pay users and its latest deal works with Fandango to celebrate the addition of Android Pay checkout to the service’s Android application.
Huawei has proven it is a very capable company when it comes to smartphones, but few of the company’s other products have ever taken off. Its tablets have never been super popular, and its first Windows device, the Huawei Matebook, wasn’t exactly impressive.
I can honestly say that when it came to a Windows machine, Huawei was the last place I expected to find something I could enjoy using day to day. That is, until Huawei announced its second generation of Windows devices. Over the past month I’ve been using the “flagship” of that collection, the Huawei Matebook X, and it’s been one of the best Windows experiences I’ve ever had…
Google Play is trying out something new this year — a storewide Summer sale starting today with deals across all of Google Play’s content. That includes movies, music, games, apps, subscriptions, and more all running through the middle of this month.
Nintendo has a long history of designs that stand the test of time and the company’s retro design especially hold a soft spot in the eyes of gaming fans. Today Colorware has revealed a new custom set of Joy Cons for the Switch designed to the tune of a classic Nintendo console and they’re absolutely gorgeous.
Nintendo is kicking off its presence at E3 this morning with a bunch of new games for its console, but Nyko has quietly made some big announcements for the console as well in the form of several new accessories. While chargers, cases, and controllers are all included here, Nyko’s biggest reveal is the first portable HDMI dock for the Switch, and it all releases in the coming weeks.
The Galaxy S8 is the best phone Samsung has ever made, and it’s easily one of the best Android devices ever made. However, that comes at a cost. For the base Galaxy S8, you’ll need to fork over at least $750, which is no small number for any phone, and that only gets worse when you’re buying a couple within a family. Now, Samsung is making it easier to pick up its latest flagship with an excellent deal on its website.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are two of the best phones you can buy today, but they don’t pack the best battery life, especially in the case of the smaller S8. Both should get most people through a day, but that’s about it. Thankfully, Mophie has a solution with its new battery cases for both phones.
When I picked up my Nintendo Switch, all that was available was the standard looking gray option. It works, but it’s pretty generic. Then, I decided to pick up a set of neon JoyCons to give the console a bit of color, since skins just don’t work with it. However, neon just didn’t feel like me, I wanted something more personal. That’s when Colorware announced that it was extending its services to the Switch. Needless to say, I got pretty excited and now, I’ve got a set of custom JoyCons that are exactly what I wanted with the Switch.
I love my Nintendo Switch, but I’ll be the first to admit that Nintendo’s decision to play it safe with colors was a mistake. The gray looks good, the neon stands out, but I can’t tell you how quickly I would have dropped money on a red and black setup. Now Colorware is bringing that to reality, but it’s going to cost you…
Generally speaking, I don’t play on consoles. I’ve got a PC built with gaming in mind so when I want to have fun for a few hours, it’s spent on the PC. However, the one brand that has always had a spot plugged into a TV in my family’s home is Nintendo. We’ve bought the Wii and Wii U, and never regretted either one bit.
Then, came the Switch. When it first debuted, I was giddy with excitement just from the tech demoed alone. Then, I saw the gameplay. Still, I was somewhat skeptical. The Wii U didn’t quite meet my expectations, and it seemed like Nintendo was promising more than it could deliver with the Switch. Then, I got my hands on one… Long story short, I haven’t done much else since…
Vizio has today announced a new lineup of SmartCast E-Series TVs, all including Chromecast built-in (Google Cast) functionality. The highlight of this collection are the absolutely massive 4K HDR options, but there’s something here for everyone who’s interested…
9to5Google reviewed Nvidia’s new Shield Android TV earlier this year, and praised it for a lot of things, gaming being front and center. GeForce Now gives the Shield a huge leg up on other gaming mediums by offering tons of power in a compact and affordable package. Now, Nvidia is chopping prices on a selection of various games as part of a Winter Sale…
Smartwatches have an uncertain future. For those already invested in the form factor, there’s no going back, and we’re just looking for ways to upgrade. On the other hand, those who have yet to be sold on it, may never be. In between, there are those who just haven’t found the right option.