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Google intros customizable Live Cases for Nexus devices

Google has just introduced a new series of customizable phone cases for its Nexus lineup called Live Cases. Live Cases were first introduced back in May 2015, but there were a very limited number of them available at launch. These new cases are more affordable, more customizable and are available …

Build a Retro Gaming Console with Raspberry Pi

Nostalgic for Atari, Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and arcade games? With RetroPie, a software that organizes all your games into one easy-to-navigate place, a Raspberry Pi, and a USB gaming controller you can be playing the classics in less than an hour.<p>The RetroPie software builds off of the Emulation …

Dive back into your GBA collection with the $69.99 REVO K101 Plus

Better than expected hardware for the price<p>Nintendo hasn't included a functional Game Boy Advance slot on the company's hardware line in quite some time, which is frustrating to those of us still hanging onto our physical copies of <i>Astro Boy: Omega Factor</i>. The Revo K101 is marketed as a solution to …

This recreation of 'Super Mario 64' in 'Minecraft' will blow your mind

Ever wonder what the main castle from Nintendo 64 gaming classic "Super Mario 64" would look like if it were lovingly re-created in the latest version of "Minecraft?"<p>Two fellows who play "Minecraft" teamed up to take on the challenge:<p>The results are <i>stunning</i>.

Recreation

Follow the Android Central team at IFA in Berlin!

IFA 2015 is almost upon us. It's looking to be pretty interesting this year, if we do say so ourselves. Unfortunately for most of us, IFA is in …

10 free Google Cardboard apps you need to try out

The Google Cardboard virtual reality headset and app platform has been out for a while now. It was introduced at the Google I/O developer conference in June 2014, but it’s not the most well understood technology out there. Perhaps the best way to understand it is to try it out. Fortunately, Google …

Virtual Reality

Oh that's a nice Resident Evil cosplay

Rudd Vs. Rockwell: What Is The Single Best Celebrity Dance GIF?

It’s always a good time to be Paul Rudd, but that’s especially true this month. His first real blockbuster, <i>Ant-Man</i>, came out recently, and offices everywhere are closing early today so that everyone can watch Netflix’s <i>Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp</i> at the same time.<p>Is Paul Rudd our most …

Paul Rudd

Nexus 5 (2015) and Android M to be released together

Google gave us a preview of the yet-to-be released next version of Android, Android M (6.0) at the 2015 Google I/O event. This sparked the big …

The 6 Best Sex Toys You Can Use Together

6<p>Gallery<p>6 Images<p>You're never too old for toys—especially those that up the bedroom ante with just the touch of a button. If things are flat-lining in …

Gear & Gadgets

The Sea is a Harsh Mistress

Press Start: Stick Saves, the Witcher explained and Destiny's hall of fame

The past week didn't lack for wild news. Nintendo hired Bowser. Literally. The CIA found a GameSpot guide in Osama bin Laden's compound. And a Canadian teenager was finally brought to justice after a SWATting and harrassment spree spanning nearly all of 2014. There were also news and events of more …

Chroma Squad review: faux faux Power Rangers

I’ve never been a fan of the “It’s X crossed with Y” way of describing games or movies, it’s always seemed a bit reductive. But in the case of <i>Chroma Squad</i>, when the formula is “Power Rangers crossed with XCOM with a dash of <i>Game Dev Story</i>,” it’s just a bit too bizarre of a recipe not to share.<p>When …

Power Rangers

Pay Less Than $1 in New PS4/PS3/Vita Flash Sale

Sony has kicked off its latest flash sale on the PlayStation Store, discounting the prices of more than two dozen games, many of which can be had for less than a buck.<p>The sale features games for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and even some PlayStation Portable games. The highlights …

Pokeball Bath Bombs With Little Pokemon Toys Inside

These are the Pokeball bath bombs made and sold by Etsy shop FizzyFairyApothecary (which is currently on hiatus). They cost $5.50 apiece or you can …

Monthly Subscription Service For Retro Video Games

My Retro Game Box is a subscription service that sends you three video games a month depending on what retro consoles you have and what kind of games …

Retrogaming

Developer MohammadAG gets Android Wear to work with iPhones, sort of

Google has hinted that it could eventually make Android Wear work with iPhones, but as the wearables platform is getting close to its first birthday, we’re yet to see an official integration. The good news is, if you <i>really</i> want to use your Android Wear smartwatch with an iOS device, an unofficial …

Here’s a neat trick which lets you capture 50MP photos from your OnePlus One

The <b>OnePlus One</b> is a pretty stellar device for the cost that it’s available for. And a new camera mod lets users get even more out of the device with …

OnePlus

How to get Serperior, Emboar, and Samurott for Pokémon: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Grinding and breeding Pokémon is for people with too much time. Here’s a better way to get three special pocket monsters.<p>Nintendo is giving away codes for three Pokémon from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, according to the games’ website. All you need to do is track down those codes, go to the …

Swap in bigger, cheaper PS4 hard drives with Nyko's new Data Bank add-on

Accessory maker Nyko is releasing a new hard drive dock for the PlayStation 4 that, while maybe not the most elegant of accessories, allows console owners to swap in larger 3.5 inch hard drives for extra storage.<p>The Nyko Data Bank introduces compatibility for 3.5 inch hard drives — instead of 2.5 …

You can now play Flappy Bird on an Android Wear smartwatch

Since Flappy Bird’s initial release and take down from app stores, we’ve seen the incredibly frustrating game spawn tons of clones and imitators. …

Wear OS

The weirdest/best Pokémon song is now the weirdest/best Nintendo 3DS theme

In August, The Pokémon Company released a reggae-style video featuring the adorably sluggish Pokémon Slowpoke engaging in some very weird behavior. Now (because 2015 is clearly going to be the best year), you can download a theme inspired by that video for your Nintendo 3DS. Here's the full …

Pokémon

Sony’s PS4 Remote Play makes its way to unrooted Android devices

Sony introduced Remote Play for their newer Xperia devices, letting users stream PlayStation 4 games to their smartphone. The games work with a …

Android News

[Flash All The Things] Lollipop 5.0 Nexus OTA ZIP File Roundup

Article Contents<p>Of our many jobs here at Android Police, one is to make our readers' lives easier when we can. With that in mind, here's a roundup of …

Sony's Project SkyLight lets you customize your PlayStation 4

Microsoft might not have had much success with Xbox 360 faceplates, but that isn't stopping Sony from giving console customization a shot. The company's newly unveiled Project SkyLight beta lets you slap a faceplate on your PlayStation 4 for $25, livening up the otherwise plain surface of your …

Fantastic photo-editing app VSCO Cam is finally available on iPad

When it comes to photo-editing apps on the iPhone, VSCO Cam has pretty much been the gold standard for the last few years. But to make the experience even better, the app is finally coming to the iPad.<p>VSCO 4.0 was released today with a redesigned look just for the iPad. Previously, iPhotogs could …

10 white icon packs for a super clean home screen

One of the things that makes Android a truly beautiful platform is <b>customization</b>. I’m not talking about custom ROMs or root mods; I’m talking about …

New Nintendo 3DS Hack Gives You Easy Access To Illegal Games

Nintendo's popular 3DS video game system may have a new piracy problem.<p>A video posted on YouTube on Friday, which you can see above, shows off a new cartridge that, when inserted into the 3DS handheld, lets you play illegally downloaded games with the touch of a button. It's called the Sky3DS, and …

Play Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 on Android - some assembly required

Do you remember the days before you got your first Pip-Boy 3000? They were a little rough, but they were fun, and they can now be re-lived on your Android device. I speak of Fallout 1 and Fallout 2, both of which have found a new home on Android, sort of.<p>The short of it, if you don’t mind the …

Metal Gear Solid Characters As Pokémon Trainers

Otacon would probably take Professor Oak's place, and the Pokémon themselves would look a lot different if the <i>Metal Gear</i> universe met <i>Pokémon</i>.<p>Japanese …

Metal Gear