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13 new things you can do with your Android Wear smartwatch

If you have one of the many Android Wear watches compatible with Android Wear 2.0 (full list in link), you're in for a treat.<p>With Android Wear 2.0, and the more recent Android Wear update bringing the platform in sync with Android Oreo, Google redesigned the interface and added new features that …

Wear OS

Google Translate’s Star Wars easter egg could help you chat with C-3PO

C-3PO is arguably one of the most well-versed characters in Star Wars. With fluency in over 6 million forms of communication, he can put most of us to shame.<p>Luckily, Google has added Aurebesh, the ancient written language used in the Star Wars movies, to Translate so you can brush up on your skills.<p>…

Go to Google and type this sentence to see the most awesome Star Wars Easter egg ever

The new Star Wars movie is only some weeks away and everything out there seems to be getting in the spirit (and we don’t mean the holidays). There are all kinds of Star Wars toys, clothing, collectibles accessories and decorations, among other things. Now Google has decided to join the fun with one …

Here's your handy chart showing Black Friday console deals

Black Friday arrives this week, which is usually the best day of the year to find a good deal on games consoles.<p>Most retailers are using Black Friday to offer discounts on consoles. Below, you'll find a handy chart based on the deals we've been able to find via retailer announcements.<p>Black Friday …

Android, iOS and Ericsson’s new leaky bucket meet the featurephone swamp

<i>“You sell those Apple-Google-Samsung phones here?” Photo by rante_to4ak on Flickr.</i>Amid the tedious rows that punctuate the smartphone landscape, a …

Is there a class divide between iPhone and Android?

The war between iPhone and Android will wage on for years to come, but in this week’s Friday Night Fight, we’re not going to be bickering about which is best. At least not in terms of design, features, flexibility — and the other things normally discussed during a platform war.<p>Instead, we’re …

[Weekend Poll] Do You Own (And Use) A Wireless Charger For Your Smartphone?

We ran this poll a little over two years ago, but I figured it was time for a refresh. Wireless charging seemed to have a lot of momentum in the …

Gear & Gadgets

The tech giants are racing to provide internet access from unmanned aircraft flying higher than passenger jets, having quietly registered new drone designs<p>Google and Facebook have significantly expanded their rival plans to develop unmanned aircraft that can provide broadband internet access from …

Unmanned Aircraft

BlackBerry’s new Android smartphone could be its final device

BlackBerry Ltd.'s new Android phone hitting the market this week could be the company's last attempt at making its devices profitable before ending production.<p>The Canadian company has unveiled several new phones in the two years since chief executive officer John Chen took over, but none has …

Report: Google wants to design its own smartphone chips to more directly compete with Apple

According to a new report from Amir Efrati of The Information, Google has recently been in discussions with microchip manufacturers about having a deeper involvement in the design of chips used in Android devices. Google hopes to help create a more uniform offering of Android phones by taking part …

Google and PC makers are teaming up to take on Microsoft and Apple

After the report was published, Google clarified (multiple times) that Chrome OS was here to stay — and it should be, as both Google and PC makers need it.<p>Google launched Chrome OS in 2009 as an alternative operating system to Windows, OS X, and Linux that was, essentially, just the Chrome web …