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Nov

Pick up Razer’s new Panthera Evo fighting arcade stick for $200


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Razer’s known as a premiere hardware and accessory manufacturer, and the company looks to keep the ball rolling with its next-generation arcade stick meant for the fighting game community. The Razer Panthera Evo, designed for PlayStation 4, takes the best qualities of its previous iteration, the Panthera, and builds upon it with several notable improvements.

The Razer Panthera Evo boasts that its mechanical switches are rated for up to 30 million taps, “far exceeding previous industry standards.” Like the Panthera, the Panthera Evo is fully mod-capable and allows players to switch out the artwork for even further customization options. Razer had this arcade stick tested by some of the industry’s top eSports professionals to ensure that it reached the highest quality possible with feedback from the community.

“This next-generation arcade stick focuses on precision, consistency and best-in-class performance that resonates with professional fighting game athletes and enthusiasts alike,” said Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan.

Product Features:

  • Pushbuttons with Razer Mechanical Switches
  • Improved artwork, aesthetic and functional customization options
  • 3.5 mm analog headset compatible for PS4
  • 8-button Vewlix style layout & Sanwa lever
  • 9.8 ft. / 3 m hard wired cable and cable management storage

You can pick up the Razer Panthera Evo arcade stick for $200 right now on Razer’s website. It will become available at other retailers worldwide in November.

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  • PS4 vs. PS4 Slim vs. PS4 Pro: Which should you buy?
  • PlayStation VR Review
  • Playing PS4 games through your phone is awesome

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Nov

Project Fi will be renamed as ‘Google Fi’ and get a new logo


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Google’s own carrier offering definitely has appealing features.

If you’re an Android enthusiast, you likely know about Project Fi. But that doesn’t mean you necessarily know everything about it. And for everyone out there who doesn’t have one of the handful of phones that work with the carrier are unlikely to have looked into Project Fi deeply. So we’re here to give you the high-level view at the carrier option that comes directly from Google. Namely, just what the heck it is, how it works compared to other carriers and maybe a few reasons why you’d want to try it.

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The latest Project Fi news

November 1, 2018 — Project Fi will be renamed as ‘Google Fi’ and get a new logo

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Google first debuted Project Fi in 2015 as an experimental new cell service that only worked with the Nexus 6. Since then, it’s gained new features, more streamlined pricing, and support for a heap of new phones. If you thought that the “Project” moniker was getting a little long in the tooth, the folks at Google appear to have been thinking the same thing, too.

One Redditor that recently purchased the new Pixel 3 found a pamphlet for Project Fi in the box that refers to the service as “Googe Fi” and has a new logo that more closely matches logos for Google Search, Home, Assistant, etc.

It’s unclear when an official announcement will be made, but we’ll let you know as soon as that happens.

What do you think of Project Fi’s new name?

September 19, 2018 — Project Fi credits can now be shared in family plans

Google frequently gives out Fi credits with various promotions, and while these are great, they’ve previously been locked to the user that received them. In other words, if you got Fi credits are part of a family plan, those credits couldn’t be used towards your group’s entire bill.

As of today, that’s now changing!

According to a Googler on the Project Fi subreddit and the Project Fi support page, any credits you receive can be shared with other members of your family plan. To turn this on or off, go to the Project Fi website, click on Billing, and then choose Fi Credit under the Payment Settings section.

September 5, 2018 — Get $300 off the LG G7 and V35, $250 Fi credit when purchasing a Pixel 2 XL

If you’ve been waiting for a great deal to get you to switch to Project Fi or upgrade your current phone, Google’s got a couple new offers to hopefully push you over the edge.

First up, you can now instantly take $300 off any LG phone on Project Fi. The G7 and V35 are the only two LG handsets currently available, and this brings them down to just $449 and $599, respectively.

If you’d prefer to get the Pixel 2 XL, you can score $250 in Fi credits when ordering the phone. You’ll still pay $849 upfront for the phone, but that $250 goes towards your monthly bill.

These deals are available for a limited time, so if you want either one, make sure you act sooner rather than later!

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August 15, 2018 — Project Fi is getting rid of text forwarding

Project Fi is chock-full of helpful features, one of which is text forwarding — the ability to have all of your text messages that are sent to your Fi number also go to other numbers you set up.

Unfortunately, text forwarding is going away after September 12 😞.

Call forwarding will continue to work (i.e. calls to your Fi number are sent to other numbers), but text forwarding will be no more. Google didn’t provide any reasoning for this move, but in any case, we’ll play our sad violin for any of you that relied on it. And in any case, if you need access to your Fi texts on other devices you can use the Hangouts app, which for now still has Fi integration.

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July 16, 2018 — Get a $300 credit when pre-ordering the G7 or V35

It’s been almost a month since the LG G7 and V35 appeared on Project Fi, and if you’ve been holding off on picking one up for yourself, a new promotion for a $300 Fi credit might finally push you over the edge.

Between now and July 29 (while supplies last), you can get a $300 credit that’s applied towards your monthly Project Fi bill when pre-ordering either the G7 or V35 for $749 and $899, respectively.

If you already pre-ordered either of the phones when Google was running its $100 Fi credit promo, you’ll be receiving an email shortly on how to claim your other $200.

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June 19, 2018 — LG G7 and V35 now available for pre-order

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LG’s first Project Fi phones, the G7 and V35, are now available for pre-order!

The G7 is the more affordable of the two at $749 outright or $31.21/month for 24 months, whereas the V35 will set you back a hefty $899 or $37.46/month for 24 months.

No matter which one you choose, Google’s offering a $100 Fi credit when you pre-order either one. This is a limited time offer and will only be available through July 7, 2018, at 11:59 PM PT.

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June 5, 2018 — You can now add kids under 13-years-old to your family plan

Leveraging its Family Link suite of digital parental tools, Google now allows you to add kids to your Project Fi family plan that are under 13-years-old.

After making a Google account for your kiddo(s) through Family Link, you’ll be able to add them to your Project Fi plan like any other adult user. They’ll have access to all of the features everyone else on your plan has, but of course, you can limit how much time they spend on their phone through the Family Link app.

Kids also cost the same at $15/month for the Fi Basics (calling and texting) and then $10 per GB of data they use.

You can now add kids under 13 to Project Fi group plans via Family Link

What you need to know about Project Fi

What is Project Fi?

At the highest level, Project Fi is a phone carrier operated by Google. It works by giving you mobile data service on three mobile networks, which your phone will intelligently switch between — it also uses Wi-Fi to make calls and send texts whenever available. Project Fi is a “prepaid” carrier, meaning you pay upfront for your service in the trailing month, which is the opposite of a traditional carrier (Verizon, AT&T, etc.) that bills you after you use the service.

It’s all about simplified billing with no hidden fees or overages.

Project Fi is focused on simplified billing. You pay $20 per month for unlimited talk and texting, and a flat rate of $10 per gigabyte of data used. At the start of each month you simply estimate how much data you’ll use (by the gigabyte) and pay for that amount — at the end of the month you’ll receive either a refund for data you didn’t use, or pay a little extra on the next bill for data overages. You’ll always pay at the same $10 per gigabyte rate either way. Bill Protection applies to international data usage the same as home usage.

The only time that doesn’t apply is when you hit a level called “Bill Protection” — effectively an unlimited plan tier for Fi. Once you’ve used 6GB ($60) of data in a given month, your bill is then capped at that point for the month but you continue to get data service. You can use as much data as you want for the month without paying over $80 total ($20 base + $60 data). The only caveat here is that once you hit 15GB of total data usage, your speeds are slowed to 256kbps — alternatively, at the 15GB point you can choose to start paying $10 per GB again for full-speed data if needed.

The huge benefit here is that you don’t have to pay for an “unlimited” plan every month — it’s simply there if you use beyond 6GB of data in a month. All other months when you use less than 6GB of data your bill will be less than $80.

You can also set up a “Group Plan” on Project Fi for up to six people to share a single account and billing source. With a Group Plan, all of the same features of an individual plan apply, but you save $5 per person per month on the base plan charge. Billing is handled centrally by the account owner, along with data limitations for each user (if needed) — Bill Protection data usage limits are also handled on a per-person basis. Project Fi charges the group owner for everyone’s bill collectively, but can also facilitate payments back to the account admin from each member to pay their share. Individuals can come and go from a Group Plan as they wish, without any contract.

Unlike most other prepaid carriers, Project Fi is available for just a handful of phones: the Google Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2, Moto X4, Pixel XL, Pixel, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6. You can also use a data-only SIM card with any tablet that supports the T-Mobile network.

How does it work?

Project Fi works with a special SIM card — and a little software on your phone — that can authenticate you on T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular, and switch between them on the fly based on a variety of factors. On the new Pixel 2 and 2 XL, an integrated eSIM lets you use Project Fi without a physical SIM card and quickly switch between Project Fi and another carrier’s SIM.

Using Wi-Fi for calls and texts, you can keep using your phone in places where mobile data isn’t that great. Extra software called a “Wi-Fi assistant” will automatically connect your phone to open Wi-Fi access points when you’re out of the house, reducing your data usage without any intervention on your part.

You get the power of three mobile networks, plus Wi-Fi, in a single SIM

When you use Project Fi, you also get some of the same features that have made Google Voice popular over the years. You can forward phone calls to your Fi number to any phone you want, as well as view voicemail, make calls and send texts with that number from any device using the Hangouts app and website.

Project Fi also works internationally in 120 countries around the world with no additional cost for data use or texting. You can call at a flat rate to any number while on the cellular networks abroad, or pay much lower rates when calling on Wi-Fi. You can also call back home to the U.S. on Wi-Fi for free. Data used internationally just comes out of your standard $10 per gigabyte bucket, but speeds can vary depending on the country you’re in.

What phones are available?

When Project Fi launched in 2015, the only phone that supported it was the Nexus 6. Google’s been expanding this list over the years, and while the list of compatible phones isn’t nearly on the same level as carriers such as T-Mobile and Verizon, it’s one that’s growing all the time.

Along with Google’s own Pixel 2 and 2 XL, other phones that work on Project Fi include the Moto G6, LG G7, LG V35, and others.

These phones work on Project Fi

Why do I want it?

Well, this is really a personal question of whether you actually want to try Project Fi. Chances are if you’re reading Android Central you’re at least one step closer to being the target audience for the Google-powered carrier, but there are a few other boxes to check that make it the right choice for you.

Simplicity in the service and billing are paramount to the experience.

The only big issue for most people is the limited phone choices. Google lets you use its latest phones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, on Project Fi, in addition to a small selection of handsets from Motorola and LG — including the Moto G6, LG G7, and a couple others.

If you’re okay with that limitation, you don’t have many other hurdles to jump over. You can sign up for Project Fi online in minutes, and you can either buy a Pixel phone at the same time or Google will send you a SIM card to put in your existing Pixel or Nexus. Once it arrives, you can start the typical porting process of bringing your current phone number to Fi, or can start fresh with a new number. You can use Project Fi for as long or short as you want, as there aren’t any contracts or commitments involved.

There are lots of cool features that make Project Fi a good choice, like the simplified billing, included international features and improved network coverage through the use of three carriers and Wi-Fi networks. Each one will have a different amount of draw for different people, though.

Project Fi’s pricing isn’t dramatically lower than other carriers out there, and whether it makes a good choice financially for you depends on your data usage and which features you want. We encourage you to do your pricing research before choosing which carrier is the best.

And whether you’re still on the fence or just curious about it, be sure to follow all of our Project Fi coverage here at Android Central!

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Nov

The $5 Philips Dusk-to-Dawn LED bulbs have a sensor to detect sunlight


A dusk-to-dawn sensor sounds like a bright idea.

Three Philips Dusk-to-Dawn A19 frosted soft white light bulbs are down to $15.10 total on Amazon. This 3-pack normally sells for around $24 and often goes as high as $27. The drop to $15 is the lowest we have ever seen.

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These energy efficient bulbs use less energy than their 60W incandescent equivalent and are Energy Star certified. They will also last 10 times longer with up to 22,000 hours of life. They deliver 2700 Kelvin light, and the Dusk-to-Dawn tech includes a built-in sensor to turn on and off automatically with the sun. The bulbs are covered by a 10-year warranty. Users give them 4.5 stars based on 582 reviews.

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Nov

OnePlus 6T: Differences between unlocked and T-Mobile versions


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Best answer: The OnePlus 6T is effectively the same no matter where you buy it, but the T-Mobile version has a couple of restrictions. It doesn’t have dual SIM functionality, is SIM locked when it’s financed, and only comes in one color, RAM and storage configuration. Unless you want to use T-Mobile’s financing or trade-in offers, you’re best buying a 6T directly from OnePlus.

OnePlus: OnePlus 6T ($549)

The OnePlus 6T is mostly the same no matter where you buy it

Here’s the good thing: the T-Mobile “version” of the OnePlus 6T is effectively identical to the unlocked model when it comes to its hardware. It has all of the same specs, features and capabilities. T-Mobile isn’t changing the software on the OnePlus 6T, and only pre-installs two necessary apps (the main T-Mobile app and a SIM unlocking app), so you don’t have anything to worry about there. It’s fully functional.

On the other side of the equation, the unlocked OnePlus 6T works great on T-Mobile too, including VoLTE calling and Wi-Fi calling.

There are a few T-Mobile optimizations, and restrictions

The first thing you get for buying a OnePlus 6T from T-Mobile is proper optimization for its network. Every OnePlus 6T is certified to work with T-Mobile, and the unlocked models have the same network bands, but T-Mobile has spent extra time to tune and test the phones it sells. How will that affect your real-world use? It’s hard to tell, really — but you can know you’ll never have an issue with a OnePlus 6T purchased from T-Mobile, and the carrier will back up and support the phone it sold being used on its network.

T-Mobile’s additions are minimal, but so are its restrictions.

The trade-off for that optimization is a couple of omissions and restrictions. Like all other T-Mobile phones, the OnePlus 6T is SIM locked so long as it’s being financed by the carrier. You’ll need to finance the phone in order to get its great trade-in savings, so that’s something to keep in mind. T-Mobile makes it easy to request an unlock using an app, but you have to meet the requirements — basically the phone has to be active for 40 days, paid off, not reported stolen and attached to your T-Mobile account in good standing.

For the tinkerers and gotta-have-it-now Android fans, T-Mobile’s OnePlus 6T has extra restrictions. The carrier’s version cannot use the OnePlus Open Beta software builds, so you’ll have to wait for the official software releases to get all of the latest features on your phone. Those releases may come a little slower as well, considering they need to go through the extra level of certification and testing for T-Mobile’s network — though they are assuring customers that their partnership will get those updates out as quickly as possible.

The only other shortcoming is in your configuration options. T-Mobile only has the OnePlus 6T in the “Mirror Black” finish, not the sleeker Midnight Black. It also only comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Pricing is the same, $580, no matter where you get the 8GB/128GB model, but if you want to save the $30 and get the base model, or spend $50 extra for 256GB of storage, you’ll have to buy from OnePlus.

Unless you need to financing or trade-in deal, you should buy unlocked

All of that leads up to this: which one should you buy? Most people should buy the OnePlus 6T unlocked. When you do, you get to choose between both colors and multiple RAM and storage options. You also get a hassle-free unlocked SIM slot, while retaining full T-Mobile compatibility.

If you plan on staying with T-Mobile, you can benefit from its financing and trade-in offerings.

But there are still good reasons to just buy from T-Mobile. The OnePlus 6T costs the same no matter where you get it, but T-Mobile offers 24-month no-interest financing to make it even more affordable. The carrier also has trade-in deals so you can save hundreds of dollars on the up-front cost when you bring in an old phone. No matter how you feel about the restrictions of this model, that may make up your mind right there.

If you plan on staying with T-Mobile for the life of the phone, you won’t care about its restrictions of an initially locked SIM slot and limited version choices. If you want to sell the phone later, you’ll prefer to have an unlocked model to ease that process. And of course if you want to save $30 up front with the base model, or spring the extra $50 for 256GB of storage, you’ll need to buy from OnePlus.

Our pick

OnePlus 6T

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$549 at OnePlus

Buy unlocked if you can, but know you know the restrictions ahead of time T-Mobile is a fine choice.

When you buy the OnePlus 6T unlocked, you get to choose different colors, RAM and storage options. You also don’t have to deal with having a locked SIM slot. You just miss out on T-Mobile’s financing and trade-in deals.

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Nov

Set yourself free with wire-free security cameras from Netgear Arlo


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Best answer: Yes, you should probably spring for a wire-free camera. Unless you know you’re never going to want a security camera outside, you should probably invest in Arlo’s weatherproof indoor/outdoor wire-free cameras.

Amazon: Arlo Pro 2 ($380)

What does “wire-free” on an Arlo camera mean?

Netgear classifies its cameras into two broad categories: powered and wire-free. Powered cameras are security cameras that are traditionally powered by a standard cable, while wire-free cameras are not tethered to a power outlet or an Ethernet cable and are powered by a battery and connected via Wi-Fi.

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Which Arlo cameras are wire-free?

Netgear’s wire-free cameras include the Arlo Pro, Arlo Pro 2, and original Arlo (often called the Arlo Wire-Free) — which all rely on a Wi-Fi connection to Arlo base stations that sit safely inside your house — and the Arlo Go — which uses LTE instead. These cameras don’t rely on AC adapters for power, but rather replaceable batteries that can power the camera for a few months.

That said, you can use a power cable for your wire-free cameras, but since that requires leaving the camera’s port flap open, Arlo only recommends using the available power adapter indoors.

Arlo Baby is officially classified as a wire-free camera, but it actually straddles the line between the two, as it features an internal battery for a few hours of monitoring away from it’s charger, but it spends most of its time plugged in. As such, the Arlo Baby does not have the same waterproof ratings and is not meant to be used outside.

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Weatherproof and futureproof: The benefits of Arlo’s wire-free cameras

Powered cameras can potentially be a little bit cheaper up front than base station-reliant, wire-free models, but wire-free cameras can be used in far more mounting locations. Wire-free cameras are also easier — and often more affordable — to add to an existing Arlo camera system than powered cameras.

Want to place a camera in an area without any nearby outlet, such as the ceiling of a room or the high corners of your front porch? Wire-free cameras mean you don’t have to worry about running a cable — or even worse, putting down a down dozens of cable clips, to keep it in place.

The Arlo Pro 2, Arlo Pro, Arlo, and Arlo Go cameras are also IP65 water-resistant, so you can mount them outside without having to worry about a storm soaking or shorting them out. These cameras are slightly more tolerant of hotter climates than the snowy north with a recommended temperature range of 32° to 122° F. Users have reported cameras functioning without issue down to 20° F before they start seeing Arlo’s built-in temp-triggered shutdowns, but you may want to consider bringing them inside if there’s a nor’easter coming.

Three times when powered Arlo cameras make sense

Now, while wire-free is preferable, there can be certain instances when a powered indoor camera is more practical or functional than wire-free models, and if any of these situations apply to you, then you should seriously consider a powered camera over the wire-free models.

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  • If you are not around often to change the batteries: While the batteries in Arlo’s wire-free cameras can last 3-6 months, if the battery goes dead and you’re not around to replace it, you’ll be blind until you can get it replaced. Being around to swap batteries every couple of months might not seem like a huge requirement, if you’re intending to use Arlo cameras to monitor a distant location like a lesser-used business property, summer home/condo, or the home of an aging loved one, a powered camera might provide more peace of mind.
  • If you need a wired internet connection: Arlo wire-free cameras rely on a connection to a proprietary base station with a range of 300 feet — with the exception of the mobile-data-driven Arlo Go — and if your home has especially thick walls or walls of dense material like stone or concrete, then your camera might not be able to receive a signal from the base station as needed. If this is the case in your building, you’ll need to use the Arlo Q Plus, which can use ethernet for data — and power, thanks to PoE (Power over Ethernet), so you’ll only need to run cable.
  • You need 24/7 recording: Arlo’s wire-free cameras don’t start recording until something triggers its motion sensors, which like any sensor can miss some events or be tricked any number of ways. If you need the camera recording 24/7 — such as at a small business or a dorm room in a sketchy residence hall — you’ll want to go with a powered camera that can keep up with the power drain constant recording entails.

Again, powered cameras are indoor-only and have a range that it limited by their wires, but using PoE, the Arlo Q Plus can be immensely flexible in its mounting because CAT5 Ethernet cords can be bought in every length imaginable.

Our pick

Arlo Pro 2

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$380 at Amazon

These wire-free cameras can be used just about anywhere you can screw in the mounting bracket.

Arlo’s Pro 2 cameras are 1080p so you can make out details and faces more easily, the Arlo Pro 2 base station allows you to store up to 7 days of recordings for free both in the cloud and locally thanks to the USB backup option.

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Nov

Conquer dust with the $25 Black+Decker Dustbuster cordless hand vacuum


Detail it yourself.

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The Black+Decker Dustbuster Cordless Hand Vacuum usually sells for around $35, but today it’s $10 off at Amazon. The great price combined with the positive reviews make this an easy purchase if you’re in the market for a new vacuum.

It features a lightweight, portable design, but boasts a 10-hour battery life and strong suction. The bowl capacity is larger than your average hand vac, giving you more time to clean, and the filter is washable which will save you money in the long run. You’ll get a crevice tool and an upholstery brush with your purchase, too.

You might want to pick up an extra filter for just $5.

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Nov

Schedule iRobot’s $279 Roomba 801 to clean up for you


If you’re still cleaning for yourself, you’re doing it wrong.

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Today only, Woot is offering the iRobot Roomba 801 for $279 via its Amazon store. This is a great price, considering that this model normally sells for closer to $350 and this is the first time this year it has dropped below $300. Unlike a number of Woot deals, this product is brand new so it includes a full manufacturer’s warranty.

The multi-surface brushes help it auto-detect which type of floor it’s cleaning, and they are tangle-free to prevent hair and other materials from bogging down the vacuum.

It has a full suite of sensors to help it navigate multiple rooms, under furniture, around corners, and prevent it from falling off edges of the floor, like at stairs. It also features the AeroForce 3-Stage Cleaning System which has 5-times the air power as previous models and you can schedule your Roomba to run at a time that’s convenient for you each day of the week — and it’ll return to its charging base all by itself when done.

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Nov

Employees walk out of Google offices around the world in protest


Even as Google claims to have made changes, hundreds and hundreds of Googlers walked out asking for more.

It’s a cold morning outside most Google offices today, but that did not stop hundreds from walking out to protest the way Google has handled sexual misconduct in the past — and the way they’re still being handled today. A New York Times article recently reported on Google’s cover-up of sexual misconduct accusations against Andy Rubin the company found “credible”, as well as the decision to pay Andy Rubin over $90 million for his departure on “mutually beneficial terms”, the third time Google has given a multi-million dollar “exit package” to an executive accused of misconduct.

Quick group photo and then it was back to work. Huge reluctance among those taking part to talk to press about why they were there – seemed to be under impression they weren’t allowed by the company despite being told by it they could speak to media in a personal capacity. pic.twitter.com/KZTcSrS9Gt

— Will Goodbody (@willgoodbody) November 1, 2018

This was a photo showing the size of the walkout in Dublin, where an organizer of the walkout spoke about how they want to create a safe workspace for women, as well as a safe space for women to find support and report any misconduct they face.

Park is officially at capacity for the NYC walkout! Please use overflow space. #GoogleWalkout pic.twitter.com/E8VJ7T1P31

— Google Walkout For Real Change (@GoogleWalkout) November 1, 2018

The walkout in New York City drew over a thousand people, as well as hundreds at walkouts throughout Europe, as well as at Google’s office in Singapore, and the walkouts at Google’s headquarters in California are set to begin in less than two hours. Protesting Google employees want to end Forced Arbitration clauses, increase the transparency around the misconduct policy and safety for women wanting to make a report of sexual harassment.

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— Danila Sinopalnikov (@sinopalnikov) November 1, 2018

Google said yesterday that i was aware of the protest plans for today and stated that “employees will have the support they need if they wish to participate.” It’s not clear if any of Google’s senior officials will engage with the protests today, nor what changes or response will come from the company in the following weeks and months, but it is becoming increasingly clear that change is still needed from Google on the issue.

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Nov

What hardware do I need to play Borderlands 2 VR?


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Best answer: Borderlands 2 VR is a PlayStation VR exclusive that won’t be releasing on any other headset. If you’re interested in this game you’ll need a PlayStation VR and a PlayStation 4.

Amazon: PlayStation VR ($240)

Changing your gaming experience with a PlayStation VR

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The gaming experiences that come with a virtual reality headset are life-changing. Imagine playing all of your favorite games and seeing the world as if you’re actually a part of it. You can use your hands to pick up items, hold a gun up to your eye for aiming, and so much more. The fun doesn’t stop there either. There are so many PlayStation VR games out there for you to indulge in. If violent games like Borderlands are your style there are games like Doom that you’re bound to love. Who doesn’t want to explore an abandoned space station and shoot aliens?

You’ll also find a Cinema mode on the PlayStation VR. There you can use the headset to get comfortable, turn on Netflix, and enjoy your own personal screen that you can take wherever you want. Regardless of what you use your headset for you’re bound to have an amazing time with the PlayStation VR.

What’s so amazing about Borderlands 2 VR anyway?

Borderlands 2 is an open-world roleplaying adventure that was developed by Gearbox. This hilariously vulgar game quickly won the hearts of anyone who played. In Borderlands 2 VR there are a few major upgrades to the overall game. BAMF, which stands for BadAss Mega Fun, is one of the new features that is exclusive to the VR edition. This is an ability that slows time during combat so you can dodge bullets or use an action skill.

Another change you’ll see is to all the skills that required a co-op partner to use in the original Borderlands 2. An example of this was the removal of Maya’s “Res” ability. Now its called “Empathy” and when you use it it will make Phaselock deplete half of your current health, damage your enemies based on the health you lost, and double your healing during BAMF. Changes like this make the game more friendly to a single-player platform and give us something to be excited about. Who doesn’t love new skills?

Virtual reality made easy

Standard PlayStation VR bundle

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$240 on Amazon

Upgrade your gaming experience

With a 1920 x RBG x 1080 resolution, all of your favorite VR titles will look amazing in this headset. It’s compatible with your original PlayStation 4, Slim, or Pro. This bundle comes with the PlayStation Camera, Move controllers, and the VR headset.

Pre-order options

Borderlands 2 VR

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$50 at PlayStation Store

Find Pandora and save the world

The entire core game is included in this VR edition. This means, once again, the fate of Pandora relies on you. Here you’ll choose between playing a Siren, Commando, Gunzerker, or an Assassin. Each has their own special abilities and offer you different gaming styles, no matter what you pick. So rejoin Claptrap in the battle to save humanity, skaggie-style!

Best PlayStation console

PlayStation 4 Pro

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$400 at Best Buy

Upgrade your performance

PlayStation Pro offers Bluetooth, 1TB of memory, and top-of-the-line specs. Enjoy speeds like you’ve never seen before and up to 4K resolution on all your favorite games and streaming services.

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Keep air clean with the $67 GermGuardian 3-in-1 full room air purifier


So fresh and so clean.

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Amazon has the GermGuardian 3-in-1 Full Room Air Purifier on sale for $66.71. This normally goes for around $85, and today’s price is the best in this item’s history.

This highly-rated air purifier will capture 99.97% of dust and allergens in your home with its True HEPA filter. That means dust, dander, mold, pollen, and odors will be banished. It uses UV-C light to kill airborne bacteria, germs, and viruses as well. There are three speeds to choose from, and the tower works best in medium-sized rooms.

See at Amazon

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