Google releases Android 5.0 for Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10

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Google has released Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Nexus 5 smartphone, Nexus 10 tablet, and WiFi-only Nexus 7 tablets (both the 2012 and 2013 models). Over-the-air updates are starting to roll out, and you can download factory images straight from Google (although installing a factory image will overwrite your data). Google says updates for the […]

Sharp’s new 4.1 inch display has 736 pixels per inch

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How many pixels can dance on the edge of a pin? Wait, that’s not how it goes.. but ever since Apple launched the first iPhone with a so-called “Retina” display, device makers have been participating in an arms race to see who could pack the most pixels into a smartphone-sized display. There are a number […]

Deals of the Day (11-12-2014)

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Asus launched the Transformer Book T100 about a year ago, but it’s still one of the best 2-in-1 Windows tablet/laptop hybrids available for under $300. These days it’s often available for way under that price. Groupon is offering a refurbished model for $200, but if you apply a coupon code you can snag this 10 inch […]

Google Nexus 6 smartphone review


Google’s latest Nexus smartphone is its most powerful yet. It has the fastest processor, the most RAM, and also the biggest battery of any Nexus phone to date. It also has the best camera, the biggest screen… and the biggest price tag. The Google Nexus 6 has a high-resolution 6 inch screen, a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 […]

Motorola rolls out Android 5.0 for the Moto G, Moto X (2014)

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The race is over: Motorola is the first company to roll out an Android 5.0 software update for an existing phone. Folks with a 2nd-gen Moto G are starting to receive over-the-air updates. If you don’t want to wait, you can download the ROM a bit early. Update: Motorola is also rolling out Android 5.0 […]

Now (some) Samsung phones can work as guitar effects pedals


Google Android 5.0 includes audio improvements that, among other things, will make it easier to use an Android phone or tablet for professional music production. But if you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Note Edge you don’t need to wait for Android 5.0. IK Multimedia has released new hardware and software that […]

DekaVita 7 turns the PlayStation TV into a huge PS Vita


Sony’s PlayStation TV basically takes the guts of a PS Vita and sticks it into a $99 box that you can plug into your TV to play games on a big screen. But the folks at Gametech figured out there’s another way you can use the Vita: hook it up to a portable screen with […]

Android 5.0 update for Android Wear on the way

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Phones, tablets, and TV boxes aren’t the only devices that’ll run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Google is also preparing to roll out an update to Android Wear, bringing new features to smartwatches like the Motorola Moto 360 and LG G Watch. Phandroid has an early look at some of the new features included in Android […]

Medion Life ZoomBox is a 35€ media box for your TV (in Europe)


German electronics company Medion is now offering an inexpensive box that lets you stream content from your phone or table to a TV. It’s called the Medion Life ZoomBox P89230, and it’s available in France or Germany for 35 Euros, which is about $44 US. While it’s tempting to think of the ZoomBox as a […]

Black Friday 2014 mobile tech deals

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You don’t have to wait for Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) to score a good deal on a tablet, laptop, or other gadget. There are some pretty great deals all throughout the year. But if you do plan to do some shopping around the holiday season, we’re expecting some pretty good deals this year. […]

Gizmo 2 is a $199 single-board PC with AMD embedded CPU

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The Raspberry Pi sort of kicked off a revolution in low-power, barebones mini-computers. But the Raspberry Pi is a really low-power device with a 700 MHz ARM11 processor. Over the past few years we’ve seen a number of other options with more powerful hardware. The Gizmo 2 is one of the latest… and it’s one of […]

Deals of the Day (11-11-2014)


Last week HTC offered a small number of Nexus 9 tablets at about half price. They went quick. This week the company’s running a similar offer with the HTC One (M8) phone. They probably won’t last long either… but it’s good to know that HTC is serious about its new “hot deals” promotion. If you’re […]