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ASUS VivoTab Note 8 leak hints at a cheap, pen-toting Windows 8.1 tablet

Dell's Venue 8 Pro may soon get some fresh competition. <i>Mobile Geeks</i> has discovered some imagery (albeit of the heavily pixelated variety) and full specs for ASUS' VivoTab Note 8, an entry-level Windows 8.1 slate with pen input and a worryingly Samsung-esque name. It looks like the VivoTab should …

Motorola's modular phone prototype is almost ready, final product might be sold on Moto Maker

Sure, Moto Maker makes it easy to deck out your phone with a fresh paint job, but the company's CEO has bigger goals in mind for the customization engine. Speaking with YouTuber Marques Brownlee, Dennis Woodside envisioned a Moto Maker capable of customizing not just your smartphone's color scheme, …

The awakening of Android’s sleeping giant: the Sony story

Sony was once an electronics giant. Combining innovation with quality enabled it to dominate the premium end of the market. In recent years, this worldwide conglomerate has had to look beyond electronics to find profit through its entertainment and financial services divisions. The electronics …

Oppo N1 unboxing and first impressions

As soon as we got the Oppo N1 on our test bench, we were eager to put it through its paces and document everything in a review. But an unboxing was in order first, so we did just that. Here are our first impressions.<p>The N1 comes with a handy little accessory called O-click. If you know the HTC …

Google Now website redesigned, explains how cards work with video and animation

In addition to upgrading its Android Google Search app – with the latter becoming an even more important part of operating system, at least on the Nexus 5 where it happens to be the launcher – Google has also redesigned its Google Now website.<p>With the help of a few short videos and animation, …

iPad mini with Retina display review: as good as the Air, just smaller

Last year Apple introduced the iPad mini, a second size option for its tablet lineup. In addition to being, well, miniature, it featured a beautiful design -- so beautiful, in fact, that the iPad Air now mimics it. More importantly, with a starting price of $329, consumers at last got an iPad at a …

Watch all the new Apple videos, including the keynote, in one place

Did you miss the Apple keynote couple of days ago? What about the new product videos? Well don’t worry cause we got you covered. You can watch all …

Moto X Challenge: The Conclusion

LG G2 Review Part 2

LG G2 Review Part 1

Apple iPhone 5s Unboxing!

Here come the iPhone 5s and 5c ‘drop tests’ [video]

The iPhone 5s repair experts at iFixyouri sent along this one, above ^.<p>‘Android Authority’ seemed to enjoy themselves a little too much in theirs…<p>TechSmartt too:<p>We’ll update with more as they come in.

CyanogenMod becomes a company, gets $7 million in financing, aims to release a ROM installer on the Play Store

The best-known custom Android ROM, CyanogenMod, has turned from a hobby project to a proper company as Steve Kondik (the man who started it) …

LG G2 review

LG used to be cool. The Chocolate, En-V, and other phones were household names back when messaging phones and QWERTY keyboards ruled the world, and LG’s hit devices spawned multiple generations of imitators. But LG has struggled to replicate that success with its smartphones, despite quietly …

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG G2: Neighbor squabble

Introduction<p>The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the Android flagship to beat based on sheer sales, but the LG G2 one ups it in just about every way possible. …

What’s your take on the new iPhones? Do they change anything for Android?

<i>Evan Forester</i><p>On this edition of the Friday Debate, we discuss the main event of the week in the tech world, the launch of the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Love them or hate them, Apple has a huge influence on the mobile industry and directly or not, on Android. So, how are the new iPhones changing …

15 best root apps for Android

It’s true that rooting your device is far less popular than the good old days. Stock Android grew up quite a bit and root is simply less appealing than it once was. Also, apps like Netflix, Pokemon Go, and Google Pay don’t work on rooted devices without some fun hacks for some dumb reason. However, …

This Tiny Concrete Speck Is Its Own Country

Never heard of Sealand? That's not a surprise. It's a concrete dot in the North Sea roughly the size of two tennis courts, and it's never been recognized by any other nation on Earth. But that never bothered its eccentric founder, Paddy Roy Bates.<p>By Ken Jennings, Condᅢᄅ Nast Traveler<p>The …

North Sea

LG G2 review: Beautiful monster

Introduction<p>While other companies were bracing for war at the IFA 2013 expo and lining up their latest phablets, LG was counting down to the G2 …

Is Microsoft buying Nokia too cheaply? Here’s how the deal scales against other recent acquisitions in tech

Microsoft is buying Nokia’s Devices & Services division, along with Sales&Marketing for $4.99 billion and will pay an extra $2.17 billion to license …