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Grilling up some weekend comments

Weekends were made for having fun and relaxing or both if you can find a way to do it.

This weekend is the first weekend in a while where I can sit back and say “I ain’t doin’ sh*t all day” and I’m loving it.

Somehow there always ends up being something that needs done (and I guess the weekend isn’t over just yet so I probably jinxed myself) even when I plan to do a whole lot of nothing but sit somewhere warm with something cold to drink in my hands. Not this weekend. I have the house to myself and my phone is in do not disturb mode until Monday morning while I watch the world go by through the lovely view this lawn chair gives me.

My wife isn’t having as much fun, unfortunately. She’s off on a weekend training thing for her job and enjoying the lovely sights and sounds of Newark, New Jersey until Sunday night. I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting Newark myself, though I have buzzed through the airport for a quick commuter connection and that was enough for me. I’ll just keep…

Best Shower Speakers

Sing along with your favorite tunes in the shower with these great speakers.

If you’re sick of belting out your favorite tunes in the shower a cappella you may want to consider getting a speaker to use in the shower.

We’ve compiled a list of the best shower speakers you can find to help you sing like nobody’s listening.

UE Wonderboom
Polk Audio BOOM Swimmer
Photive Hydra
SoundBot SB510
UE Roll 2
Fugoo Sport
UE Boom 2
Sbode Bluetooth Speaker
UE Wonderboom

UE’s latest water-resistant Bluetooth speaker is cute as a button! The Wonderboom is a compact Bluetooth speaker with big sound, a lovely design, and an IPX7 rating, meaning it can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes — it’s perfect for the shower. I’ve been testing this speaker and have been very impressed with its low end. The bass is surprisingly warm for such a small unit, and its size, again, is perfect for the shower.

Given its size, the Wonderboom does have a bit of trouble at higher volumes, with…

How to get a perfect fit with your PlayStation VR

Without a good fit on your head, your PlayStation VR experience won’t be too enjoyable.

Despite its somewhat odd shape, the PlayStation VR headset is extremely comfortable. It’s fairly lightweight and designed so that the weight it does have is spread evenly between the back and front of the head. It’s unlike other headsets like HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, which strap on in more of a ‘ski mask’ fashion.

But that doesn’t mean you can just jump in and everything is hunky dory. Central to your overall enjoyment is being comfortable in the headset and that it’s focused properly. The moving parts on PlayStation VR link comfort and focus together, so here’s what you need to know to get the best of both.

How to adjust the PlayStation VR

There are two buttons relating to the adjustment of the headset. One on the rear of the headband and the focus adjust button on the bottom right-hand corner of the visor. The headband has some elasticity to it, but when putting the headset on the best th…

What apps, widgets, and wallpapers are on our home screens?

There are as many home screens as there are people, and what you keep on yours speaks volume about you.

Some home screens are completely covered by apps, and some home screens are completely empty. Some home screens are all business, and some are devoted to pleasure and distraction. We at Android Central use our phones quite heavily, and so our home screens are a testament to our workflows, habits, and styles. They’ve evolved over our years on the platform, from phone to phone, launcher to launcher. And so, we’re going to share that evolution with you.

Daniel Bader

I like to keep my home screen focused on the apps and information that I need most often. It took me a few years, but the core group of apps revolves around what matters to me on a typical day: news, work-related and otherwise (Newsblur, Twitter); my work (Slack and Newton); my friends and family (Hangouts, Instagram); my audio (Spotify, Pocket Casts), and my camera (Google Photos). The more time I spend on a phone,…