The Pixelbook Go is much easier to evaluate than either the first Pixelbook or the Pixel Slate. It’s a standard, familiar, almost boring laptop. But instead of figuring out if Chrome OS works on a convertible tablet or if you’re willing to spend $1,000 on a premium laptop, you could just pick the straightforward, no-frills Go. An unimpressive 1080p display is balanced out by its excellent keyboard, good performance and long battery life.
It was only a month ago that Sony announced a February release date for the follow-up to its 2013 hit The Last of Us. Now, the company has confirmed a leak by Kotaku, announcing the sequel is delayed a few months to May 2020. According to director Neil Drunkmann, “We realized we simply didn’t have enough time to bring the entire game up to a level of polish we would call Naughty Dog quality.”
There will be three mild-hybrid versions of the Golf with a 48V lithium-ion battery and two plug-in hybrids — unfortunately, none of them are scheduled for release in the US. The plugins will sport a 13 kWh lithium-ion battery, which Volkswagen says will last about 60 kilometers (37 miles). An 8.25-inch or optional 10-inch display houses the infotainment system, which will support Alexa for voice-activated control, and it will ship with V2X technology built-in.
The big four wireless carriers in the US — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon (parent company of Engadget) — have announced their Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative. It’s a joint venture that they promise will “Create a single seamless, interoperable RCS experience across carriers, both in the US and globally.” If you’re not familiar with RCS, it’s the technology that’s supposed to bring rich iMessage-like features to texting, replacing the old SMS standard.
OnePlus wasn’t entirely accurate when it said it wouldn’t offer the OnePlus 7T Pro in the US. T-Mobile has announced it’ll carry the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren sometime later in 2019.
The standard 7T Pro is a mildly souped-up 7 Pro with a Snapdragon 855+ chip, a minimum 8GB of RAM, faster charging, an ever-so-slightly larger battery and photography extras like 960 fps slow motion video and a macro mode. The McLaren model bumps the RAM to 12GB and, of course, adds that signature black-and-orange color scheme with an ethereal pattern on the back.
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