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  • Andy Rubin, father of Android, departs Google

    30 October 2014, 10:28 pm by: Scott Webster

    Andy Rubin, the literal man behind Android, has left Google to start up his own incubator. To be clear, he had not been part of the Android program in quite some time. Astute readers may recall learning his stepping down from Android to do “more moonshots”…
  • Nexus 9 32 GB (Black) available for pre-order on Amazon UK

    30 October 2014, 5:33 pm by: Benton Trerise

    Nexus 9 32 GB (Black) Google announced a new round of Nexus devices a few weeks ago, including the Nexus 9. When the Nexus 9 went on pre-order, it sold out rather quickly (not surprisingly). It seems that Google and HTC are on top of it though. Those who…
  • Developers can add “OK Google” support with only 6 lines of code

    30 October 2014, 1:47 pm by: Dan Bartram

    One of the best upcoming features of Android is the handsfree “OK Google” voice activation and Google has posted a cheat sheet on how to bring the voice search to your App. All it takes is a small addition to the AndroidManifest.xml in order to connect to…
  • Google Camera app update adds remote Android Wear shutter

    30 October 2014, 1:24 pm by: Dan Bartram

    As a new Google Camera app update rolls out to the Google Play Store, users will begin to notice an awesome feature in the update. You’re now able to remotely trigger the shutter via your Android Wear device to your phone. You’ll get a notification that…
  • LG announces display with world’s narrowest bezel at 0.7mm

    30 October 2014, 12:20 pm by: Adam Pollich

    As phone screens get bigger and bigger every little millimeter counts. Reducing the size of the phone as a whole while increasing screen space is the goal for most companies. Bigger screens allow for more productivity and immerse media content. The only…
  • BookMark Battery: Stay juiced with the this super-thin power pack $34.99 [Deal of the Day]

    30 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Shawn Collins

    There’s no reason to carry around a dangling MicroUSB charger with you to everywhere you go. You don’t wanna be THAT guy (or gal) who shows up to a location and immediately pleads for an open power outlet, do you? Well, you don’t have to be that person…
  • Amazon offering $115 in apps and games for free this weekend only

    30 October 2014, 11:25 am by: Scott Webster

    Amazon, as they are often wont to do, is giving away a bunch of apps and games for Halloween weekend. Today sees the online retailer offering upwards of $115 in content via its Amazon Appstore. The best part is, of course, it’s not an all-or-nothing deal,…
  • Samsung Gear S arrives at various carriers on November 7

    30 October 2014, 9:57 am by: Scott Webster

    Samsung on Thursday announced the standalone 3G smartwatch experience that is the Gear S will soon be available in the United States. Set to touch down as early as Friday, November 7, the watch will be offered across a variety of carriers in both black and…
  • Accessory of the Day: Take your images to the next the level with GorillaPod $16.74

    30 October 2014, 9:00 am by: Shawn Collins

    Secure and stabilize your phone with this GripTight GorillaPod! Unlock amazing new camera angles with its adaptable positioning system. The flexible legs offer precision and control over the staging of your shots. For just $16.74 (Prime eligible), this #1 best…
  • Motorola is now officially part of Lenovo

    30 October 2014, 7:16 am by: Rob Vanasco

    Re/code reported this morning that Lenovo has completed the $2.9B purchase of Motorola from Google. My dreams of a Google owned mobile phone manufacturer are over. I was attracted to the original Moto X because it was owned by Google assembled in the USA near…

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