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Brace yourself for a new wave of Android wearables

The long predicted dawn of wearable technology has arrived. Both CES and MWC this year were packed with new wearables offering a wide range of different functions in a huge variety of form factors. Smartwatches and smart glasses are hogging the headlines, but they aren’t the only game in town. The …

Mutant dual-boot Android and Windows Phone coming to US this spring

Huawei is no stranger to Windows Phone, having released a handset in the US last year, but the company is now planning to combine Android and Windows Phone into a single smartphone. Speaking to <i>TrustedReviews</i>, Huawei’s chief marketing officer, Shao Yang, reveals the firm is still committed to …

Asus may be working on an Android-powered console called Game Box

Image and specifications of an Asus-branded game controller surfaced online. The Game Box appears to be an Android-powered game console powered by a Tegra 4 chip.<p>A listing for a device called Asus Game Box was spotted in the Bluetooth Special Interest Group’s database. The BSIG is the body that …

Microsoft and Google aren't happy with mutant Android-Windows hybrids

Microsoft may be comfortable with Windows Phone and Android splitting time on a single phone, but when it comes to PCs, fuhgeddaboutit. Google also isn't too thrilled with the idea of Frankenstein Android-Windows computers, and at least one PC maker may have to dump the hybrid devices from their …

5 True Facts about Android!

Moto X Touchless Control now reads notifications

A new update to the Touchless Control app for the Moto X and other recent Motorola devices adds an incredibly useful new voice command that reads notifications out loud.<p>The new update adds the ability to have the phone read notifications aloud so you don’t even have to look at the phone to know …

Future of Project Ara, Sony Xperia Z2 Surprise Hit, & Google Now Launcher!

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Using Google Now: Explained!

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New spec details surface regarding the rumored Google and LG-made smartwatch

Last month a rumor surfaced claiming that LG and Google were teaming up to release a smartwatch, with plans to debut the device at Google I/O in June. Up until now, we’ve known very little about the watch other than we can speculate it will utilize the upcoming Android wearable SDK and that it will …

Are you an Android user envying iOS 7? There's a skin for that

Android users who want to see if the grass really is greener on the Apple side of the fence now can try out the new color scheme debuting in iOS 7.<p>A theme called jbOS7 marries the Jelly Bean version of Android with the iOS 7 style. Its creator, shmogt, used some custom icons and TeslaCoil …

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

New app clones iOS 7 Control Center for Android smartphones

<i>Control Center for Android | Image Credit: AddictiveTips</i><p>A new Android application emulates the Control Center feature found in iOS 7, and it’s currently available as a free download from the Google Play Store.<p>This isn’t the first time that we show you how to make Android look more iOS 7-ish, but …

Getting to know Google Now's newest features

Google on Wednesday announced a massive update for Google Now. The latest version of the company's intelligent voice assistant adds information cards for car rentals, event tickets, and college football scores. Other improvements included an updated public transit card and new sharing …

Don't buy a new PC or Mac before you read this

<i>Editors' note: This article was originally published June 27, 2013, and was updated August 22, 2013, to reflect that many more systems are now available with Intel's latest processors, with still more to come later this year.</i><p>Before swiping your credit card on a new ultrabook, all-in-one, or …

Google Research shows off new way to 'virtually project' your smartphone onto any display

Google has long been fascinated by sharing content between screens: the new Chromecast dongle is focused on that functionality, as is older software like Chrome tab sync, the YouTube Leanback remote, and the Chrome to Phone extension. Now there's a new project out of the company's research arm that …

Why mobile payment systems fail

<i>Ralph Dangelmaier is CEO of BlueSnap.</i><p>Everywhere you look, mobile commerce’s star is rising.<p>According to a recent Deloitte survey, for example, 68 percent of smartphone owners plan to use their devices for holiday shopping this season. According to an eMarketer forecast, mobile devices will drive …

Does Google Dream of a Nexus 6? - The End of Google's Nexus Experiment

In Philip K Dick's seminal sci-fi novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" (famously re-imagined by Ridley Scott as Blade Runner) bounty hunter …

Nexus 6 Already Being Talked About?! All New HTC One Spotted...Again!

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Google turns to LG for Nexus 6, report says

Don't look now, but the Nexus smartphone rumor mill is churning yet again.<p>According to a recent Gizmodo Germany (translate) report, Google has tasked LG once again with designing the next-gen Nexus handset.<p>Details, as is to be expected, are sparse: Allegedly, the device will be a "lightweight" …

Google Could Introduce A Nexus 6 With Smartwatch Later This Year

With the Galaxy S5 revealed and the iPhone 6 still months away, the rumor mill is setting its sights on the next Nexus, or perhaps Nexii, if you believe the latest word out of Europe that Google and LG are working together on a Nexus 6 to be introduced at the same time as a Nexus smartwatch in the …

Brand retention: is it loyalty, or just a hostage situation?

“iPhone users are a loyal bunch.” The words may strike a chord with the pro-Android reader, thus triggering the familiar debate of iOS versus Android. Things usually get heated and name calling often erupts. Why is this? What is behind brand retention and loyalty that leads us to quarrel with our …

Mirror Android to Chromecast on your Nexus 5

We’ve been patiently following Koushik Dutta’s work on Android mirroring, and his work with Chromecast, for a little while, and finally he’s given us all the opportunity to test the feature out for ourselves. But there’s a catch, you have to own a Nexus 5.<p>Koush has updated his Mirror Beta app on …

Nexus 5: Revisited! (What's on my Phone)

The Nexus 5... Now