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  • How to parry in Marvel's Spider-Man 2

    Insomniac Games has implemented some big changes to the combat in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, chiefly the introduction of parrying so Spider-Man is no longer reliant on dodging.  Parrying isn’t easy to pull off though, especially at a high difficulty. An early parry is the safest option, which reduces the damage you take and is easier…

  • How to use the web wings in Marvel's Spider-Man 2

    The web wings are one of the most notable new additions to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, allowing you to travel through New York at high speeds, especially in locations where swinging isn’t possible.  The web wings are also compulsory for select missions, especially if you’re travelling over large bodies of water with no nearby skyscraper to…

  • ChromeOS Flex might finally come to the most obvious place

    ChromeOS Flex launched back in 2022 to revitalise your old Mac and PC devices with a lightweight operating system. But, why not old ChromeOS machines? It may come soon. If you’ve got an old PC or Mac lying around, with it starting to gather dust a long time ago because it had just gotten too…

  • How to use Open Canvas on the OnePlus Open

    The OnePlus Open, the company’s first-book style foldable, looks to fix a bunch of long-time complaints not only in terms of foldable hardware, but software too. More specifically, Open Canvas is OnePlus’ own take on how to handle split-screen multitasking on a foldable. Rather than squeezing two or three apps on the screen in dinky…

  • OnePlus Open promises to reset the foldable conversation

    OnePlus has finally announced its much rumoured full-sized foldable phone, the OnePlus Open. The Oppo-owned brand is describing its foldable debut as “a true replacement for single-display flagship phablets” in a way that previous foldables haven’t managed to achieve. It’s aiming to do so in two key ways: with a relatively slim and light design,…

  • Astell & Kern's Kann Ultra player is its most powerful yet

    Not content with knocking out impressive portable music players, Astell & Kern has announced the launch of another in the Kann Ultra, it’s most powerful effort to date. The Kann Ultra is the first within the Kann series of players to feature Octa-core processors, a step up from the Quad-core processors available in the previous…

  • How to limit the iPhone 15's charge to 80%

    Apple introduced a new battery optimisation feature with the iPhone 15, allowing it to charge to 80% and then stop. Here’s to enable it. This feature is about helping extend the lifespan of the battery cell inside an iPhone. Since iOS 13, battery optimisations have altered how an iPhone would charge in certain instances, using…

  • Apple AirTag 2 could be delayed to 2025

    The Apple AirTag 2 may be delayed to 2025, according to a new tip. Analyst and trusted source of Apple rumours Ming-Chi Kuo has taken to X, formerly Twitter, to make highlight some interesting claims about Apple’s follow-up to the original AirTag. According to Kuo, Apple’s second-gen item tracker may not enter mass production until…

  • AWOL Vision LTV-3500 Pro

    Verdict A super-bright UST projector, the AWOL Vision LTV-3500 Pro can be used during the day with curtains open. It’s the Dolby Vision support that really elevates this model, coping with searing highlights while delivering a deeper, richer picture elsewhere. If you want to replace a TV with a large-screen projector setup, this is the…

  • Netflix hikes its prices yet again

    Netflix has hiked up the prices of some of its tiers once again in several key markets, including the UK and the US. The streaming giant has just posted its third quarter earnings results, and they’ve come accompanied by the unwelcome news of yet another price bump in the US, the UK, and France. Starting…

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