The Morning After: OnePlus unveiled its new 8 and 8 Pro phones with 5G
Later tonight / early Thursday morning, Hulu will deliver the final episode of Alex Garland’s well-received Devs series. In it, a tech company has successfully mass produced quantum computers and unlocked information that presents some interesting questions about the nature of our reality. If you haven’t watched it yet, then there’s still time to catch up before the finale.
If you’re already a fan and are eagerly anticipating the season’s resolution, then you will probably enjoy hearing Garland discuss the show’s concept and how it relates to another project of his, the film Ex Machina.
‘Journey’ and Uncharted remasters will be free on PS4, no PS Plus required
In Germany and China, players will get ‘Knack’ instead of the Uncharted series.
To do its part in encouraging social distancing, Sony has kicked off the Play At Home initiative, which has two prongs. For game players, starting tonight at 11 PM ET, they can grab Journey or Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for free, even if they don’t subscribe to PlayStation Plus. For game makers, Sony announced the creation of a $10 million fund to help support indie developers that are struggling right now.
OnePlus 8 Pro review: Speed is everything
Two excellent new phones.
New OnePlus phones are here, and according to Chris Velazco, the 8 Pro “is a fantastic smartphone that’s well worth the price of admission.” We shouldn’t be surprised that 5G support across the lineup, up to 12GB of RAM and as much as 256GB of storage to go along with excellent screens and speedy processors combine to create the desired effect. The only bad news about the Pro model? That unique pop-up camera is gone, and there are some questions about the decision to put four lenses on it.
Google is changing settings on Nest and Cast devices to use less bandwidth
If you have a Nest camera currently set to record high-quality video then Google is going to turn the setting down. While you can manually readjust it if you absolutely need the extra pixels, this is a part of the company’s effort to use less bandwidth while home connections are seeing much more use than usual. The changes also apply to Chromecast and other Cast-enabled devices, like the Nest Hub, as the Ambient Mode photo slideshows change their timing and load lower-resolution pictures.