Garrett Hilliard

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HTC M8 vs Galaxy S5: two concepts

With the Galaxy S5 and the successor to the HTC One right around the corner, various leaks, rumors, and unconfirmed reports are vying for our attention. Here are two interesting concepts based on the info available on the M8 and the S5 so far.<p>HTC M8 concept<p>Starting with the HTC M8/One (2014) – or …

Moto X outperforms the competition in LTE network connectivity test

If you highly value the speed of your mobile connection, odds are you are packing a device that is fully capable of 4G LTE speeds. While various U.S. carriers will claim that their LTE network is the fastest, what’s equally important is how well your device actually performs when connected to a …

How Cyanogen plans to be Android’s open-source champion

The beauty of Android is that it is open source. Well in theory anyway. Google develops and maintains Android and it publishes the source code via the Android Open Source Project. From there smaller manufacturers and custom firmware makers can take the code and build their own Android ROMs. One of …

Google Now is in Chrome Canary, here’s how to enable it

The first reports about Google Now coming to Chrome emerged almost a year ago, but now we finally have something concrete to play with: the intelligent assistant is now working on Chrome Canary.<p>Canary is an alpha version of Chrome, a developer-oriented version of the browser that integrates new …

Discount iPad Air, Roku 2 XS w/ 2 controllers, 70% off Netgear Network Sale

The latest and greatest iteration of the iPad has been around for a couple months, and we’ve already seen a few token discounts on the base 16GB …

5 Reasons Gamers Should Take Note of Nvidia's Tegra K1 SoC (list)

CES 2014 is winding down and GPU juggernaut – Nvidia was front and center to announce their newness as the show kicked off Sunday night. After …

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 …

The Entertainment Flask Looks Like Your Favorite NES Cartridges, This Is Your Adulthood

Ink Whiskey LLC has surpassed its Kickstarter goal for the Entertainment Flask, which means you’ll soon be able to carry your liquor around in a …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

LG G Flex review: Daring design, but plays it safe with features - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>LG G Flex</b>'s contoured display renders media watching more immersive, it features a scratch-resistant coating, and its sizable battery provides an adequate amount of juice.<p><b>The Bad</b> The G Flex's massive size can be unwieldy, its camera quality is mediocre, and its 720p display can't …

Gear & Gadgets

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch 2.0 puts full Android phone on your wrist (pictures)

The 1.54-inch IPS display on the Omate TrueSmart shows off a variety of nice-looking watch faces. Yes, it's a watch...but that only scratches the surface of what this wrist-phone can do.<p>Updated:December 7, 2013 Caption:Scott SteinPhoto:Sarah Tew/CNET<p>Apps in a grid, plus they can be put in folders. …

Android Phones

8 Must Have Holiday Gifts for HTC One Owners (list)

Don’t stress trying to come up with the perfect gift for your HTC One obsessed family member or friend ’cause we have the ultimate gift guide of …

HTC offers unlocked One for $0 down with financing

HTC is now offering a financing option for the unlocked HTC One for those who don’t want a carrier-locked and -branded device but can’t afford to pay $600 upfront.<p>The new HTC financing plan lets users get the unlocked 32GB HTC One for $0 down, provided they have qualifying credit. After passing the …

Google's humanoid robots take on Amazon's courier drones

Online shopping is not the most glamorous aspect of the digital revolution, but it has just become the latest Silicon Valley battleground, with droids racing drones to become the courier of the future.<p>First Amazon promised to eliminate the drudgery of the post office queue with parcels delivered by …

Some Hero Strapped a GoPro Camera Onto An Eagle And The Footage Is Breathtaking

A video featuring GoPro footage shot by an eagle (!!!) soared to the top of Reddit’s video page recently, delighting all who laid eyes upon it. …

Apple Reportedly Developing Large Curved Screen iPhones For Late 2014, Better Touchscreen Sensors

Apple is said to be working on two curved display iPhone models for the “second half of next year,” according to a source speaking to Bloomberg, with a likely release planned for the third quarter, as well as better touchscreen sensors that introduce fine pressure sensitivity for later devices to …

Rocki WiFi Music System

Just about every brand that builds something with a microchip you can buy at a big box store makes a bluetooth speaker. Just in case you haven’t …

Meteorite And Dinosaur Bone Rings

Every kiss might begin with Kay, but we think every frenzied make-out session should start with a ring made of meteorite and dinosaur bone. Yes, …

AJ Fosik’s New Wooden Sculptures Jump Off the Canvas

Portland, Oregon-based artist AJ Fosik creates bright, three-dimensional wooden works that look like vibrant illustrations come to life. The artist uses a radiant spectrum of colors for each of his pieces, exaggerating their animated nature. As a result, the sculptural works have a whimsical appeal …

Disney Princesses as Star Wars Characters by Ralph Sevelius

Asus M80T family reaches the FCC — can run Android, Windows or both

According to a new FCC filing, it looks like Asus is gearing up to release a tablet that can run Android, Windows or both. The idea is that the same tablet will be released in multiple different versions with the only difference being whether it comes with Android only, Windows only or a dual-boot …

Fixya report highlights ‘top problems’ users run into with the Moto X, GS4 and HTC One

There are a ton of great smartphones out there if you’re planning on picking up a new handset this holiday season. Some of the most popular choices include the Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC One and the Moto X.<p>Of course just because these three handsets are highly popular doesn’t mean they aren’t …

Jolla plans to eventually bring Sailfish OS to Android devices

When you think of mobile operating systems, it’s likely that two platforms come to mind: Android and iOS. Although there are other operating systems out there including Windows Phone 8, Firefox OS and Ubuntu — it’s Apple and Google’s operating systems that rule the roost.<p>So how does a newcomer …

Qualcomm Toq smartwatch now on sale for $349, ships in 1-2 weeks

The Qualcomm Toq smartwatch is now available for purchase from Qualcomm, though any new orders will have to wait at least a week before they ship.<p>As promised last month, the Qualcomm Toq is now on sale for $349, the same price as the Nexus 5, and $50 more than the Samsung Galaxy Gear. For the price …

Moto X wood back option finally on its way in the “coming weeks”

When the Moto X was first arrived back in late-August, one of the biggest selling points was that the device allowed for deeper customization through the Moto Maker tool. Not only could you choose different colors for the front, back and accent — Motorola even promised that they would eventually …

Rumor: Galaxy S5 release date set for March/April, Galaxy Gear 2 to come along as well

A new report from South Korea says that Samsung is already working on its next generation of mobile devices including the Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone and the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch.<p>According to <i>ETNews</i>, the Galaxy S5 will hit production lines in January 2014, up to three months earlier than …

Amazon offering the Galaxy Note 3 for as little as $200 on contract, depending on your carrier choice

Thinking about picking up the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on AT&T, Sprint or Verizon but not willing to pay $300 <i>and</i> sign a contract? The good news is you can now get the Note 3 for as little as $199.99 through Amazon –depending on which carrier you choose.<p>The best value is for the Verizon version of the …