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Here are all of the new features you'll find in CyanogenMod 12/12.1

As you may have heard, CyanogenMod is working hard on bringing CM 12.1 to devices in the near future. The development team already has the ROM working on a select number of devices with a few bugs, but it should be ready for nightly release soon. CyanogenMod has just outlined all of the new …

Deal: Amazon is offering two Omaker external battery packs for cheap

External battery packs are a great way to keep your mobile devices charged up while you’re on the go. The last thing you need is for your smartphone to lose its charge while you’re out and about – especially when there’s no power outlet to be found. If you’re constantly running out of juice on your …

OnePlus gives us a very brief glimpse at the stock-like OxygenOS

OnePlus is teasing its new Android ROM before its official unveiling on February 12.<p>OnePlus first talked about its ROM plans late last year, and held a community contest to name it. The winning name, OxygenOS, was announced last week, but OnePlus revealed no other details about the ROM, save for …

This is a slow-mo look at how a DSLR's shutter works

It's always cool learning how stuff works. Case in point: cameras. More specifically, digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) pictograph boxes. The chaps over at YouTube channel <i>The</i> <i>Slow Mo Guys</i> have taken their trademark ultra-high-speed camerawork and, well, pointed it at a camera. The result? Seeing …

Motorola offers up to $140 off on Moto store purchases starting February 2nd

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Motorola has announced a new promotion that will go live on February 2nd at 11am CT and will give you as much as $140 off your purchase.<p>For those looking to save the max amount, you’ll need to register for a special promo code on February 2nd between 11am and 11:59pm …

(Update: available again) Grab a Moto X (1st Gen.) 32GB Developer Edition for $200 on Ebay

<b>Update January 30</b><p>The Moto X (1st generation) 32GB unlocked Verizon/GSM is again on sale on eBay. Get it at the link below:<p><b>Original post</b><p>The Moto X (1st Generation) was one of the best phones of 2013, offering a great user experience and customizable hardware for an inexpensive price tag. It was one …

Android users continue to watch more porn than iOS users

Several months ago, we noted that Android smartphone users were leading the pack in terms of watching porn. Now, CNET alerts us to a new update that shows that Android users continue to outpace iOS users in porn viewing.<p>Courtesy again of PornHub, we now know that mobile viewing has over-taken …

Official CyanogenMod 12 Nightlies are rolling out now

It was only just yesterday that we told you about how Superuser controls were to be lumped into the Privacy Guard on CyanogenMod 12, little did we know that the popular custom ROM would start rolling out to users just a day later.<p>CyanogenMod 12 is based on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, which is Google’s …

The most influential smartphones of all time

The speed and scale of the smartphone revolution has been nothing short of incredible. The dream of equipping every human on the planet with a direct conduit to our collective knowledge in the shape of the Internet is being realized. It’s a tool for communication, for accessing information, for …

Comcast's Ultra HD app launches today -- but only on Samsung TVs

It's almost time for CES to come around again, but Samsung and Comcast are just getting around to fulfilling the promise of 4K streaming they made at the last show earlier this year (DirecTV launched last month). The Xfinity in UHD app arrives today on Samsung's 2014 Ultra HD TVs (which also have …

Pebble gets better notification support on Android

New feature brings Pebble's notification system to parity with Android Wear<p>Following the launch of full notification support on Android last month, Pebble is today announcing preliminary support for actionable notifications on the platform. Actionable notifications will let users delete email, …

Pebble's smartwatches now support Android Wear notifications

What's a little startup like Pebble to do when there are so many Android Wear smartwatches out there? Two things: cut the price, and make the watches as useful as possible. After recently adding apps for Dominos Pizza and PayPal, the company is updating its Android application so that it's …

Pebble 2.3 Beta brings support for Android Wear-ready apps

While smartwatches, in one form or another, have been around for a number of years, Pebble is arguably one of the very first to have had any real mainstream appeal. Since its debut, Pebble has been pretty quiet on the hardware front (aside from the Pebble Steel) but they have consistently improved …

PS4 Remote Play working on Android 4.2 devices (no root)

Sony’s PS4 Remote Play streaming app is a great piece of software for gamers, but the company’s choice to lock the app to its own Xperia smartphone range means that quite a few people are missing out. Fortunately, XDA member <i>TheScriptKitty</i> has created an APK that will port that the Remote Play app …

How to hack a Keurig to accept cheap coffee pods using scissors and tape

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Crazy deal - Refurbished Nexus 4 & Nexus 7 Bundle for as low as $159.99

Who says getting access to the Android 5.0 Lollipop has to cost an arm and a leg?<p>Expansys has a killer deal on right now, where you can get a a refurbished Nexus 7 (2012) and a Nexus 4 (8GB) for as low as $159.99. While the devices in question aren’t necessarily packing the latest and greatest …

Hackers shut down Sony Pictures' computers and are blackmailing the studio

Today, employees across the Sony Pictures offices were greeted with a strange picture as they tried to login to their computers. Since this afternoon, computers at the company have been completely unresponsive, showing a glowering CGI skeleton, a series of URL addresses, and a threatening message …

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George Lucas trades sci-fi for fantasy in 'Strange Magic' musical trailer

Fairies, elves and imps push droids, Jedi Masters and Sith Lords out of the spotlight thanks to filmmaker George Lucas' new animated musical " Strange Magic."<p>The madcap fairy tale musical -- inspired by Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" -- will be released on January 23 by Touchstone …

Black Friday 2014 roundup: technology deals

The beginning of the shopping season is near, and we’re here to bring you the best tech deals for Black Friday 2014.<p>Regardless of your feelings about Black Friday, this celebration of consumerism is the best time to stock on technology on the cheap. With tons of deals on everything from big screen …

Check out our laptop buyer's guide for the best in portable PCs

Tablets are great, but if you're really looking to get some work done, a laptop is still one of the best for the job, especially if you need flexibility and portability. With the variety of Chromebooks, Ultrabooks and slimmed-down gaming laptops on offer, you don't even have to weigh yourself down …

HP’s Surface Pro 3 replica debuts today

Anatomy of a smartphone launch

It takes a great deal of time and effort to develop a new smartphone and elements of any device can become public knowledge at any stage of the process. That’s why we’ll sometimes hear about a sexy new device months in advance.<p>Sometimes the veil of secrecy is maintained until the launch event; …

This Amazon Echo hates your family

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Cyborg cockroaches can help find survivors through their voices

Someday, those vile, slimy cockroaches that make you shriek like a five-year-old girl might look more like little superheroes in some people's eyes. Researchers from the North Carolina State University have developed a way for roaches to detect and locate sources of sounds (say, a person's voice), …

here’s what a $2000 gold-plated Note 4 looks like

Too much disposable income? No problem. This gold-plated Note 4 edition can relieve you of $2,000 in an instant.<p>The Note 4 is already one of the most expensive Android smartphones you can buy (alligator leather-clad Vertus not included). The device starts from $700, though in many countries from …

Movie laser guns have nothing on the real thing

Ray guns are high on the list of "physics gone wrong" movie tropes. Unlike the real thing, the blasts are much slower than light, visible in clear air and (depending on who's firing) highly inaccurate. However, laser physicists in Poland have just shown what a powerful laser <i>really</i> looks like. …

Google's short film examines the science of voice recognition

People used to think it's harder to make computers play chess (or Jeopardy) and do mathematics than it is to make them understand human language. Turns out the opposite is true -- yes, engineers have made great advancements in voice recognition (Siri and Google voice commands are perfect examples), …

Flag-carrying drone ignites brawl at European soccer match

A Euro 2016 qualifying game between Serbia and Albania was suspended yesterday, after a drone flew over the pitch carrying a flag with a pro-Albanian message. The match was being played at the Partizan Stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, ahead of UEFA's (the governing body of European football) most …

Video shows off Gameboy Color games running on Android Wear

Android Wear is envisioned as a companion platform, making it easier to get notifications and look up quick information without needing to pull out your phone. Of course, there are plenty of developers out there that are looked to expand this focus into games, productivity and so much more.<p>In the …