Hey, congrats on getting a Nintendo Switch! Hopefully, you’re already playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but if not (or if maybe you need a break) try exploring some of the quirky features of your crazy new hybrid handheld console. Nintendo’s system has quite a few Easter eggs and hidden features you may not know about. Updated December 2018: I've added four new tips to the list, and updated our games and accessory recommendations. 1. Turn on Your TV True to its name, the Switch will turn on your TV for you, or switch its input when you boot it up. Booting it up is also wireless. Just press the Home button on your Joy-Con or Pro controller. If you don’t like the feature (not all TV’s are capable), turn it off in Settings > TV Settings > Match TV Power State. 2. Find a Lost Joy-Con If you lose a Joy-Con controller, the Switch has a panic-free way to find it. Click on the gray Controllers button on the home screen, then click Find Controllers. Once there, … [Read more...] about 14 Surprising Things You Can Do With Your Nintendo Switch
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Hot dog: You’re the owner of a Google Home smart speaker. With Google Assistant inside and conversational AI, these speakers can do a great range of things. Here’s 10 worth trying, drawn from VentureBeat coverage over the course of the past year. For extra tips, check out last year’s list of 10 things worth trying with a Home smart speaker, and this Home Hub-specific article for the owners of the new smart display. Setting up the basics Before getting into the more dynamic features Google Assistant provides through Home smart speakers, start with the most popular ways people use speakers with intelligent assistants. So download the Home app, set your location, and ask about the weather forecast. Connect your Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, or other streaming services you like and play some music. Connect your calendar and say “OK, Google, create a new event.” In the app you’ll also find Voice Match, the service that recognizes up to 6 unique voices in … [Read more...] about 10 things to try with your new Google Home smart speaker
You’ve just lifted your new Android device from its packaging, and you’re beaming. Maybe your hands are shivering with anticipation. Your mouth is dry and pupils are dilated. Okay, maybe you’re not that excited, but a new phone is certainly cause for celebration. What comes next, though? Here are some of the first things every Android owner should do with their phone when they take it out of the box. These little exercises will ensure that you are getting the most out of your device from day one.Check out your device First of all, take a moment to really appreciate what you’re holding in your hands. You are now the owner of a portable device so staggeringly futuristic that no science fiction writers saw it coming. Touch its screen in the right places, pizza will arrive at your front door. Or a man in Morocco will start talking to you. Or it will play videos of cats jumping into cardboard boxes. You are the all-powerful God of this tiny screen. Don’t let … [Read more...] about First things to do with your new Android phone
From the moment the Nintendo Switch was first announced, fans knew it was coming: a new version of Super Smash Bros. It took about a year after the console's launch for Nintendo to catch up to that expectation, and a few months more until it promised to the next game in the franchise would be the most complete iteration of the fighting game ever made. To drive the point home, Nintendo baked it into the game's title: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.This was supposed to be the best version of Smash Bros, the game that had everything fans wanted -- every character who had ever appeared in the game, all of the most iconic stages and items, faster gameplay, better online support and more.If you glance at the game's metacritic score, it even seems like it have met those expectations: fans and critics alike love Super Smash Bros. Ultimate -- but the honeymoon is starting to wind down. We're starting to see flaws.That isn't to say SSBU is bad, or even a bad Smash Bros. game. In fact, it might … [Read more...] about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 5 things Nintendo needs to fix
Check out more fun games here!15 best RPGs for Android15 best adventure games for Android A Dark RoomPrice: $1.99DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYA Dark Room is a fairly simple and straight forward texting game. You start in a cold, dark room. Players build a fire and then kind of go from there. It's a bit slower than we would normally like and there aren't a ton of options starting out. However, a little patience nets you a fairly entertaining game. You slowly build a shelter, traps, and other stuff to survive. It won't win any awards for aesthetics, even for a text game. On the other hand, it only costs $1.99, has no in-app purchases or ads, and it plays perfectly fine offline. It's a good place to start for texting games. DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Facebook MessengerPrice: FreeDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYFacebook Messenger is a weird entrant on this list, we know. However, it does let you play games over text with friends or by yourself. The games are rarely texting games. However, they are games you … [Read more...] about 10 best texting games and text-based games for Android!