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Mark Borja on crowded train in morning

This Philippines-inspired indie helped me connect to my cultural roots

Until Then is a great narrative adventure game, but one that I especially connected to as a Filipino-American.
Someone holding the Samsung Galaxy Watch 7.

I’m not buying a Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 and neither should you

An NES controller.

Your favorite video game is retro now

Promo art for Borderlands 3.

3 multiplayer PS Plus games you should try this weekend (July 12-14)

Yasuke in Assassin's Creed Shadows fighting an enemy. He's dressed in his samurai armor.

These are the games we’re still looking forward to in 2024

The main character in Neon White sinks in the water.

3 new Xbox Game Pass games to play this weekend (July 12-14)

Frostpunk 2 runs on a MacBook.

Apple’s gaming push is heating up faster than you think

OnePlus Nord 4 in midnight black color with a metal unibody shell kept on a white fabric beside a gunmetal OnePlus 3T.

The OnePlus Nord 4 has something no other OnePlus phone has ever had

The gold Samsung Galaxy Ring.

The Samsung Galaxy Ring may change wearables forever

A speedrunner playing a game at Awesome Games Done Quick.

They raised $50 million for charity with dusty consoles. Here’s how

Dell XPS 13 2024 front angled view showing display and keyboard.

Tandem OLED laptops are here, but they’re not what you think

Games on Xbox Game Pass.

Is Xbox Game Pass really worth it anymore?

Two Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 smartwatches laying next to each other on a table.

The new Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 looks great. But there’s a catch

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 is Samsung's newest smartwatch, and I got to use it ahead of its release. Here are my first impressions.
Two Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 smartphones next to each other.

I spent two hours with the Galaxy Z Flip 6. These are the 5 things that stood out to me

I recently spent a couple of hours using the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6. Some of it's good, some of it's not. Here are the five biggest takeaways.
A person wearing the gold Samsung Galaxy Ring.

I wore the Samsung Galaxy Ring. Here’s why the Oura Ring is in trouble

The Samsung Galaxy Ring is here to take on the Oura Ring, and having tried it on, I think half the battle is already won.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra on a person's wrist.

The Galaxy Watch Ultra is Samsung’s most controversial smartwatch yet

I've worn the Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra, and it's all set to be a highly controversial product. Here's why, and why it's still set to be a winner.
A woman holding a remote while looking at an Amazon Fire TV with the Xbox app on it. It's on the Cloud Gaming menu with Fallout 76, Senua's Saga Hellblade 2 and more on it.

This is the cheapest way to play Xbox Game Pass, but there’s a catch

You can now play Xbox games with an Amazon Fire TV stick, but that option comes with some notable caveats based on our tests.
Acefast Z4 218W fast charger with display and transparent front panel kept on a wooden surface.

This ridiculous-looking charger is one of my favorite gadgets of 2024

With over 200W of charging speed, a partially see-through design, and a color display, this charger is one of the coolest gadgets I've used this year.
Berserk B.I.T.S. windows appear on a PC.

This PC game turns Mega Man Battle Network into an idle RPG

Berserk B.I.T.S. is a new desktop game that turns Mega Man Battle Network into an idle auto-battler.
The Google Pixel 8's screen.

5 reasons why you should not buy the Google Pixel 8

The Google Pixel 8 is a great phone — but you shouldn't buy one. Here are five reasons why you shouldn't buy the Google Pixel 8 in 2024.
A PC featuring Lian Li's wireless RGB ecosystem showcased at Computex 2024.

This is the PC gaming hardware I’m still looking forward to in 2024

We're halfway through 2024, but there's still a ton of PC gaming hardware on the way. Here's what I'm looking forward to the most.
A person holding the OnePlus Nord 4.

The OnePlus Nord 4 has something I haven’t seen on a phone in ages

The OnePlus 4 brings back the metal unibody back, a design trend that once dominated phones, but has largely been forgotten until now.
Key art for the GSK faction for XDefiant.

XDefiant finds a perfect middle ground between Call of Duty and Overwatch

While XDefiant may sound like a hodgepodge of design choices, Ubisoft's new shooter finds the right middle ground between Call of Duty and Overwatch.
The Steam Deck OLED on a pink background.

The Steam Deck has ruined console gaming for me

I didn't realize how much the Steam Deck has replaced my consoles until I turned on my PS5 for the first time in months.
An iPhone 15 Pro with Anker screen protector on.

I think I found the perfect iPhone screen protector

After a couple of dropped iPhones and a lot of searching, I think I finally found the perfect iPhone screen protector.
Apple's Craig Federighi introducing the new window tiling feature in macOS Sequoia at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024.

Don’t wait for macOS Sequoia. This app already has its best feature

Apple is bringing window snapping to macOS Sequoia, but there’s a better alternative app out there that does everything Apple can do -- plus a whole lot more.
Ser Gwayne Hightower and Ser Criston Cole look up in fear in House of the Dragon season 2.

House of the Dragon has finally delivered on its biggest promises

At long last, HBO's House of the Dragon has finally become as cutthroat and entertaining as Game of Thrones.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Mint Green color along with a Samsung notebook and a cermaic bowl with lemons.

5 phones you should buy instead of the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE

The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is a $600 smartphone that offers several great features. However, there are five great alternatives worth considering.
A person wearing the CMF Watch Pro 2.

This is the cheapest smartwatch I’ve worn in ages, and I’m really impressed

The CMF Watch Pro 2 is the cheapest smartwatch I've worn in a while. And you know what? It's actually pretty darn good.
A person holding the CMF Phone 1.

I used the CMF Phone 1, and it’s 2024’s best smartphone bargain

Looking for a new bargain Android phone? The CMF Phone 1 is what you want. Best of all, it's so much more than just another cheap phone.
A pilot sits in a ship in Cygni: All Guns Blazing.

Konami’s latest game turns the retro space shooter into a blockbuster

Konami aims to modernize the classic space shoot 'em up genre this summer with Cygni: All Guns Blazing.
Forza Horizon 5 running on an Asus gaming monitor.

This is the best PC gaming hardware I’ve reviewed this year — so far

We're halfway through 2024, and we've already seen a ton of PC gaming hardware. Here's the best hardware we've tested so far this year.
The Oura Ring on a flower's petals.

I’ve worn an Oura Ring for 3 years. Can the Galaxy Ring beat it?

I've worn an Oura Ring for three years. As we get closer to the Samsung Galaxy Ring's launch, I'm not sure if Samsung's ring will be able to compete with it.
You Asked Ep 45

You Asked: LG G4 OLED discounts, mini-LED vs. full-array local dimming

On today’s You Asked: How low with the LG G4 OLED go this year? And Ethernet or Wi-Fi for the best streaming TV quality?