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Best of Android 2016: Camera

<b>What is Best of Android?</b><p>In Best of Android, we aim to answer the single most important question that we get asked every day: what’s the best Android phone you can buy right now?<p>Looking at 2016, here are the 10 phones we feel make up the best currently available on the market from each of these …

Find your pals in a crowd with this flashing phone app

We've likely all been there: you're at a concert or some other crowded public space and maybe it's too loud to talk on the phone or you don't have cell reception to send a text. How're your friends supposed to find you? Well, if you use LookFor, all they'd have to, erm, look for, would be your …

11 Things Samsung's New Phone Can Do That The iPhone Can't

It can also do a bunch of things its rivals the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can't do. Here's a quick look at some of the most important exclusive features found in the Galaxy Note Edge.

A tiny island might have the world's first 5G network, whatever that is

Wikimedia<p>As we have discussed in the past, a number of companies are rushing their 5G technology without any idea what 5G means nor the ability to currently provide solid 4G speeds. Some are even marketing that they currently offer 5G speeds when they are barely able to offer 4G speeds, if that. …

10 hidden features and tricks for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Preview URLs sent via SMS using the S Pen by activating <i>Settings > S Pen > Air View.</i><p>Handwriting input recognition for S Planner by enabling <i>Settings > S Pen > Direct Pen Input.</i><p>The Voice Recorder app can remember the locations of up to eight different sounds and voices can be played back from certain …

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

Best Headphones of 2014

It wasn’t long ago that if somebody was listening to music on their mobile device, they’d be doing so through a tiny pair of earbuds jammed into their ears. While earbuds <i>do</i> keep getting better, plenty of people would argue that nothing beats a good pair of full-size headphones, and it seems like a …

Nexus 6 unboxing and first impressions

While leaks and rumors of the “Motorola Shamu” gave us a pretty good idea of what to expect with the Google Nexus 6, what took everyone by surprise was the massive upgrade from its predecessor in every aspect, including the price point. The Nexus 6 offers the best of the best currently available, …

5 Android apps you can'tmiss this week! - Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! This week’s headlines are:<p>Microsoft released a couple of free Android apps and an Android Wear app thanks to their Garage initiative.<br>• Microsoft also opened up Office 365 cloud and that included some stuff for Android. Also, Office 365 subscribers will now get …

Hyper-Flared DUB Edition Toyota Yaris and Sienna Debut, Are Kinda Rad

DUB went for the cupcake and large-loaf ends of Toyota’s U.S. product lineup when it came to this year’s SEMA project cars. And they chose to travel the widebody route for both the Yaris and Sienna DUB Editions.<p>The wee Yaris, resplendent in its pearl-white/black livery, features a pair of Mr. …

Where did Samsung go wrong? What can they do about it?

Where Samsung went wrong may be harder to pinpoint than I originally thought it would be. A lot of the things that people describe as their “problem” is also one of the factors that made them so successful. For instance, a lot of people criticize Samsung’s “throw spaghetti at the wall and see what …

Why Steve Jobs told Google’s Larry Page he was doing too much

Google’s co-founder Larry Page partook in a wide-ranging interview with the <i>Financial Times</i>, published Friday. Among other topics, he talks about …

Oppo N3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Quick Look

15 best Android tablet games

Tablets seem almost tailor made to play Android games. Their larger screen sizes allow you to enjoy the graphics more. It also lets developers spread out the controls for an easier, better feel. Android tablets aren’t the most popular devices in the world. Many developers are making games that play …

Oppo R5 Hands On: thinner than the iPhone 6

Why a guitar is a better multi-touch interface than the iPhone and how touchscreens can catch up

The iPhone has been called a pinnacle of multi-touch interfaces. Chris Harrison, professor at Carnegie Mellon and CTO of Qeexo, doesn’t agree: He …

UK storms leave woman dead, homes without power and transport disrupted

A woman died on Tuesday after she was crushed by a falling tree in London as Britain was battered by strong winds caused by the remnants of hurricane Gonzalo.<p>Another three people were taken to hospital after being injured by a fallen tree in West Sussex as gusts and heavy rain left hundreds of …

15 best shooting games for Android

You really can’t get more action than you get with shooting games. Whether they’re third person shooters, first person shooters, or somewhere between, you’re usually in for tons of bullets, explosions, and mayhem. It’s been one of the more difficult genres to get going on mobile since shooting …

First look at the Gear VR, Samsung’s wacky VR headset

One of the most interesting gadgets we’ve seen at IFA last week has been the Gear VR, the virtual reality headset that Samsung has co-developed with Oculus.<p>Over the weekend, Josh managed to spend some quality time with the Gear VR, and these are his impressions.<p>The Gear VR is more or less a shell …

Samsung's Gear VR is a solid step into virtual reality — unless you wear glasses (hands-on)

NEW YORK — I’ve never had the privilege of sitting in the front row of an intimate Coldplay performance, but with Samsung’s new virtual reality headset, I was able experience the next best thing.<p>Samsung officially unveiled its Gear VR headset today, which is powered by technology from the …

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge hands-on

Samsung is known for being adventurous and not shying away from new technologies. The manufacturer has been all over Youm (flexible displays) for some time, and their latest product incorporates it in a very unique way. The rumors of the edge displays have finally become true!<p>We are at IFA, in …

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5 Android apps you can't miss this week! - Google Play Weekly

This week Google updated a number of their apps including Google Search, YouTube, and Google Play Music. LibreOffice has announced a plan to port their hallmark office suite to Android which is good news if you’re a fan of open source. HTC is doing something a little different by releasing some of …

Oculus Rift's Dear Angelica: is this short animated film the saddest use of VR ever?

By Duncan Bell<p>Virtual Reality has served up no shortage of fun novelties and intensive bursts of shooting things with a big gun.<p>Another potential …

Are these the most confusing lyrics ever?

The Killers, Lionel Richie and The Beatles have created the most misunderstood lyrics, according to a new poll<p>Chart act The Killers have triumphed in the baffle of the bands - after their hit Human was judged to have the most bewildering song lyric.<p>The track - which reached number three in the …

Buying a OnePlus One (We have invites, so stay tuned!)

Galaxy S5 Prime vs Galaxy S5: Everyone Just Chill Out

Moto 360 to be sold through Moto Maker, alongside the X+1

We managed to get our hands on with the Moto 360 at Google I/O last week, where it was announced that there’s still a bit of a wait for the consumer version, much to the disappointment of the keynote attendees.<p>Although we might have to twiddle our thumbs for another month or two, that’s plenty of …

iPhone or Android: it's time to choose your religion

Starting this fall, it'll be much harder to switch between Android and iOS<p>It’s impossible for Google or Apple to introduce a new feature, let alone a whole new revision, to their mobile operating systems without it instantly being compared to the other’s alternative. The sparks that inflame heated …