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Gear S2 review: Samsung's best smartwatch is still a work in progress

Samsung is learning. After a string of smartwatches that failed to became bestsellers, the Korean company decided to reshape its vision of wearables -- and I mean literally reshape. Its latest, the Gear S2, is a Tizen-powered watch that <i>finally</i> has a round screen and <i>finally</i> works with phones that …

Cortana for Android Beta hands on (and vs Google Now)

Just a few hours ago, Microsoft’s Cortana app for Android leaked out ahead of its official launch, allowing eager users to get an early look at the virtual assistant application. The version of the app that leaked is a very early build, so there are still many improvements that will be made over …


53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

LG Watch Urbane review: a premium watch that falls short of greatness

There are only a few companies out there with as much experience making Android Wear watches as LG. After all, the platform's only been part of the public consciousness for a year and yet this Korean giant has already made three of them. Its first sequel -- the G Watch R -- was a marked improvement …

Wearable Tech

The Trick To Making Your Leafy Greens Last 10 Times Longer

With the existence of turducken donuts and grilled cheese fries in the world, eating healthy can sometimes feel like a real struggle. That challenge is only intensified by the fact that <i>every time</i> we want to make a salad the head of lettuce we just bought two days ago is already past its prime. It's …


Dual Sim Card Supported Phones - Android Q&A

Andrew's favorite Android devices of 2014

My favorite phones, wearable and tablet for the year<p>In the week that we transition to 2015, it's as good a time as any to reflect on some of our …

Gear & Gadgets

My first 30 days with the Moto 360

On October 8th I greedily snatched a package out of the FedEx guy’s hands, and quickly started unboxing my Moto 360 right there in the doorway, turning it on for the very first time. While excited for a new toy to play with, I’ll be honest: I wasn’t for sure what to expect from the device.<p>Sure, I’d …

Wear OS

Motorola Droid Turbo review: better than the Moto X, but only a little

Once upon a time, not all that long ago, Motorola released an excellent flagship phone called the Moto X. Sure, it didn't have the best battery ever and the camera was pretty lousy, but it just <i>oozed</i> charm and didn't leave me wanting for much. Then, just months later, Motorola (with a perhaps little …

10 best Android keyboards

For many people, the default keyboard that comes on their devices is passable. It is usually either the stock Android keyboard or the OEM keyboard from Samsung, LG, etc. However, those are not your only options. There are a variety of third party keyboard apps for Android that have all sorts of …

Google Play

A word in your ear: the interpreters who speak for world leaders

What's it like to interpret for Gorbachev, Ahmadinejad or Deng Xiaoping? Luke Harding hears about rows, headphone malfunctions – and which US president always carried notes<p>There are few professions that offer a front-row seat to history, or a chance to rub shoulders with world leaders, as well as …

Gaza crisis: UN claims Israel did not allow evacuation from shelter before strikes - as it happened

Israeli army says it allowed four hours for evacuations Israeli strike on UN shelter kills at least 15 US says Israel 'could take additional steps to prevent civilian casualties' Protest marches unfold in West Bank and Tel Aviv Read the latest blog summary