Good News For Modern Techies

April 19, 2020
Fitbit Charge

Here’s a compilation of zesty news snippets from Witchdoctor’s tech guru PAT PILCHER that’s specially concocted for lockdown-itis.


Sony PlayStation’s Play At Home

Sony Offers Free PlayStation Games

Going stir crazy with the lockdown? The folks at Sony feel your pain and have launched Play At Home. It allows PlayStation 4 owners to download UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection, which consists of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Journey, an adventure title is also free. Sony says it is as beautiful as it is mysterious. Perfect for working on your PlayStation tan.


Norton Family

NortonLifeLock Gives Away Norton Family For Free

With kids out of school, parents not only have to keep their wee ones entertained but also keep an eye on just what those little scamps are up to online.

NortonLifeLock is lending a helping hand by giving away 6 months of Norton Family for free. It’ll keep kids safe, blocking unsuitable websites, and parents can see what sites Johnny and Joan are visiting, as well as setting limits for online time. It can be downloaded from with no financial commitment or credit card required.


Fitbit Charge

Fitbit Announces The Charge 4 

Fitbit has announced their latest fitness tracker, the Fitbit Charge 4. It includes Active Zone Minutes. (AZM) Fitbit says these are a personalised standard based on resting heart rates and age. AZM tracks workouts, measuring the time spent in each heart rate zone, guiding Charge 4 wearers towards a weekly goal of 150 minutes of exercise.

The Charge 4 will have a Built-in GPS and Spotify for sounds on the go. It’ll also run for up to 7 days between charges. Last (but by no means least) it has a swim-proof design. It’ll be available for $269.95 in black, rosewood and storm blue/black. A Charge 4 Special Edition will also be available for $289.95 in an exclusive granite reflective/black woven band.


ACER Predator

Acer Launches Predator Triton 500 and Nitro 5 Gaming Notebook PCs

Gaming on the go just got easier. Acer has announced the Predator Triton 500 and Nitro 5 Gaming Notebooks Powered by 10th Gen Intel Core Processors. The new Predator Triton 500 and Nitro 5 both feature 10th Gen Intel Core processors, the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER and GTX GPUs, and up to 300 Hz (on the Triton) and up to 144 Hz (on the Nitro 5) display refresh rates.

Pat has been talking about tech on TV, radio and print for over 20 years, having served time as a TV tech guy and currently penning reviews for Witchdoctor. He loves nothing more than rolling his sleeves up and playing with shiny gadgets.

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