Posts From Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell
Brandon Russell

Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.

Don’t expect Microsoft’s xCloud to come to the Nintendo Switch

Microsoft this week finally brought Xbox Cloud Gaming to select users on iPhone, iPad, and PC, joining those who can already access the service via Xbox and Android. The move has prompted people to wonder if the Nintendo Switch, which has dabbled in game streaming, could be a future destination for Microsoft’s service. According to one...

Twitter for Android and iOS finally lets you see and upload 4K images

After testing the feature for about a month, Twitter has announced the option to upload and view 4K images is now available for everyone on Android and iOS. To start uploading and viewing images in 4K, Twitter said to update your high-quality image preferences in “Data usage” settings. Twitter has slowly become a great platform for...

Google Pay app promotion offers $30 reward as part of “Spring Challenge”

How would you like to make $30? That’s enough for a hearty meal, or maybe even a tank of gas, so pay attention to this newest promotion from the Google Pay app. Beginning April 12, Google Pay users in the U.S. can participate in a “Spring Challenge,” which is designed to educate users on the new...

Google Fi’s new unlimited plan costs less but loses some benefits

Google Fi on Thursday unveiled a new unlimited plan known as Simply Unlimited. The plan is meant to be a more basic version of its existing unlimited option, now called Unlimited Plus, at a more affordable price. Simply Unlimited is available for $60 per month for one line and lacks features that are available in Unlimited...

Sony is testing a new streaming service called PlayStation Plus Video Pass

Sony is reportedly gearing up to introduce a new PlayStation Plus Video Pass feature, which could add movie and TV content to its PlayStation Plus service. Assets for the new service apparently went live on Sony’s Polish website (via VGC), with a description saying the feature is a benefit for PS subscribers. “A new benefit available for...

Sony’s PlayStation Now is finally streaming games at 1080p resolution

Sony has announced PlayStation Now will soon be able to stream 1080p capable games. The cloud gaming service is currently capped at at 720p, so today’s announcement is a welcome change. The rollout is set to begin this week and will continue over the next several weeks, according to Sony. “The rollout will occur over the next...

Microsoft adds a Google Discover-like news and weather feed to the Windows 10 taskbar

Microsoft is working on a big change for the Windows 10 taskbar, and it’s available for testers beginning today. The new feature, which will be ad-free, will add a Google Discover-like news and weather feed, making it easier for users to access important information. In a blog post on Wednesday, Microsoft detailed the latest feature. “With...

Samsung’s Galaxy Upcycling at Home program repurposes your old phone

If you own an old Samsung device that’s collecting dust on your shelf, you finally have a reason to power it back up. At the company’s CES 2021 event on Monday, Samsung announced a Galaxy Upcycling at Home program that will turn old smartphones into IoT solutions. The Galaxy Upcycling at Home program will offer consumers...

DICE is making a new Battlefield game for mobile devices

DICE has announced that the Battlefield franchise is coming to mobile devices next year. The upcoming release will mark the first time the massively popular first-person shooter has appeared on phones and tablets, giving players the opportunity to take Battlefield on the go. The game is being developed in partnership with Industrial Toys and Battlefield developer...

OnePlus Watch’s first update promises several improvements

OnePlus has announced an update for the OnePlus Watch, which will include a handful of new improvements and bug fixes. In addition, the company also provides an update on some of the features that will be available in the future. According to a post on the company’s forums, the update for the OnePlus Watch will introduce...

Chromebook update adds Live Captions and more in Chrome OS 90

Google has announced new features available in Chrome OS 90, including an update to the Launcher and the addition of Live Captions. The latter feature previously came to the Chrome browser, providing users with real-time captions for media with audio. In a blog post on Wednesday, Google said Live Captions will be available to Chrome browsers...

HMD Global’s new Nokia X20 doesn’t come with a charger in the box

HMD Global recently announced a handful of new budget smartphones, including the Nokia X Series. As we’re learning more about the new devices, it’s come to our attention that the Nokia X20 will ditch the charger in the box when it becomes available. On the product page for the Nokia X20 (via TechDroider), there’s a sustainability...