Snapchat Spectacles, Oculus Touch and Product Hunt: Listen to TCBC 10 with Fitz Tepper

tcbc-draft5c Spectacles are all the rage, but me and this week’s guest Fitz Tepper have already stopped using ours pretty much. Maybe we’re just not cool. Still, the hardware from Snapchat parent Snap, Inc. is the most interesting gadget created in recent memory, and Snap’s future plays in hardware should be exciting to watch. Fitz is also set to get Oculus Touch next week at launch,… Read More

Hearthstone Gets New Cards and Mechanics With Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Expansion

Engage in gangland-style warfare with a bunch of unique cards and gameplay mechanics in Blizzard’s exciting new Hearthstone expansion, out Thursday.
Blizzard’s Hearthstone digital collectible card game gets yet another expansion today with The Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, a release of 132 new cards, some with special new power systems, for the popular title.
Nine of the new cards are what Blizzard is calling tri-class cards, meaning they can be used by three different hero classes instead of just one.
The Grimy Goons, specializing in weapons smuggling, are made up of the Warriors, Hunters, and Paladins of Gadgetzan, while the potion and illegal magic specialists The Kabal will work in Mage, Priest, and Warlock decks. Rogue, Druid, and Shaman decks can utilize The Jade Lotus group of cards, with special golem powers as yet to be fully revealed.
There’s no special adventure attached to these cards as of yet, but you’re sure to have a blast collecting and playing wit…

Video: Top 30 iOS 11 Features Wishlist

EverydayApple Pro is back with another video in which he discusses 30 iOS 11 features he hopes to see in the next iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system.
In the video, EverythingApplePro goes over a variety of features he hopes to see Apple implement in 2017. Some of the features are interesting and predictable while others seem pointless and unlikely.
For example, one wished feature is the ability for Apple to allow for custom fonts. Let’s be honest with ourselves here: there’s absolutely no way Apple is going to allow for such a thing. They worked hard on creating their own custom San Fransisco font and they see the iPhone as a piece of art, not something that’s customizable. If you want customizable fonts, Android is where you want to be.
Dark Mode, however, does seem like something Apple is working on and I wouldn’t be shocked to see it make its debut in iOS 11, especially since there are strong rumors suggesting that Apple will adopt OLED displ…

Motorola Says Goodbye to Smartwatches

One major manufacturer of Android Wear smartwatches is giving up the fight, for now. Motorola told The Verge that the company won’t be releasing a smartwatch with Android 2.0, which is schedule to arrive sometime next year.
Lacking broad appealA company official said Motorola isn’t completely closing the door to the market in the long term. But for now, don’t expect to see any new devices. Here’s more from the report:
Shakil Barkat, head of global product development at Moto, said the company doesn’t “see enough pull in the market to put [a new smartwatch] out at this time,” though it may revisit the market in the future should technologies for the wrist improve. “Wearables do not have broad enough appeal for us to continue to build on it year after year,” Barkat said, and indicated th…

The Moto Mods ecosystem expands with a car dock and Mophie battery backup

Moto Z At launch, the Moto Z was compatible with three different modular backings (four if you count the shell projector): a Motorola pico projector, a speaker from JBL and an Incipio battery pack. Shortly after launch, the company brought a little camera brand legitimacy to the ecosystem with a Hasselblad back featuring 10x optical zoom. Not a huge number, sure, but it was certainly a more… Read More

Puzzle Platformer Sally’s Law Brings a Series of Fortunate Events

Sally’s Law ($0.99) by Nanali is a roll-and-jump style puzzle platformer that tells a heartfelt story between a girl and her critically ill father. If you don’t mind a bit of “the feels” and enjoyed other touching games like Stay, Mum, then Sally’s Law is definitely one that you need to add to the “feels” collection.
When I was a child, I had my classic consoles like the NES and Sega Genesis on-hand, and I remember having mostly platformer games on them to play when I had the opportunity to. Because I grew up with them, I have a definite soft spot in my heart for platformers of any kind, and I also love a good story, so when I saw Sally’s Law on the App Store a few weeks ago, I was in…

DirecTV Now is Another Viable Way for Apple TV Users to Cut the Cord

In just the span of a few weeks, cord cutting has gotten much more viable for anyone with Apple devices. Sony’s PlayStation Vue launched earlier this month and DirecTV Now has just thrown its hat into the ring this week.
Starting at $35 per monthAlong with the Apple TV, you can access the streaming service on your iPhone or iPad and other outlets as well.
A subscription starts at $35 per month, and there are pricing tiers that go all the way to $70 monthly. You can add premium channels HBO and Cinemax for $5 each per month, which is a very nice deal.
My colleague Bryan M. Wolfe ran down all of the important information about subscribing, so we also wanted to take a closer look at the service so you can determine if it’s right for you.
How it comparesCompared to Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now has some serious catching up to do. There is no DVR service of any kind, something already available to Vue users and coming soon to at least some devices connecting to Sling TV.