Deal: Alcatel Idol 5S is down to $200, its lowest price ever

Some great Black Friday smartphone deals. Last year, Alcatel’s Idol 4S was one of our top budget smartphone choices, so we were pretty excited when the sequel, the Idol 5S, didn’t make too many changes. What the phone did, though, was get introduced at a much lower price than its predecessor. For $280, users got a 5.2-inch 1080p panel, a Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB of … Continue reading Deal: Alcatel Idol 5S is down to $200, its lowest price ever

Project London is GTA 5’s most ambitious overhaul mod yet

Project London aims to build a London-like city in GTA 5. Can’t be hard, right? “I got a message the other day,” says modder Kieran. “from some guy asking if the roads could be done—if the cars could be swapped to the opposite side in the style of British road networks. I sat down and calculated the work for that. I’m looking at 210 hours … Continue reading Project London is GTA 5’s most ambitious overhaul mod yet

The tireless creation of GTA 5’s most impressive visual overhaul mod

When Rockstar and Take-Two shuttered OpenIV earlier this year, thousands of player-made Grand Theft Auto 5 mods hung in the balance. For self-taught hobbyist modder Jamal Rashid—who goes by the pseudonym Razed—this potentially meant sacrificing 1,200 hours of unpaid labour on his ambitious, and at that stage unfinished, NaturalVision Remastered project.  “I really panicked for a while,” Razed tells me. “I’d been working on the … Continue reading The tireless creation of GTA 5’s most impressive visual overhaul mod

The OnePlus 5’s new 4K EIS is incredible

If you can remember as far back as yesterday, you might recall that OnePlus rolled out OxygenOS v4.5.8, an update that was mostly identical to but slightly less buggy than the preceding 4.5.7. The headlining feature in both versions was a new EIS (electronic image stabilization) feature for 4K recording, a detail that was considered a significant omission by some reviewers. Fortunately for OnePlus 5 … Continue reading The OnePlus 5’s new 4K EIS is incredible