Android TV streaming boxes: An uneasy start and apparent death

Android TV is very much alive, as was made abundantly clear by the plethora of new Android TV powered televisions with Google Assistant capability shown off at CES 2018. Streaming boxes powered by Android...

Wonder Workshop Dot and Cue review: One of these is not like the other

A few months ago, I reviewed the Collectors Edition of Anki's popular 'Cozmo' robot. Cozmo was first and foremost a toy, but the app included a 'Code Lab' where owners could...

IFTTT adds 9 new channels for Nokia Sleep, TxHash, Moodo, OhmConnect, and more

IFTTT continues to expand the realm of automation possibilities at its users' disposal. Over the past month or so, nine new channels have been added to the connect-everything service. Most of...

Motorola releases Oreo kernel source code for Moto X4

Those of you familiar with the GPL will know that manufacturers are required to post any modifications they make to the Android kernel. Motorola does this with all of their phones,...

Weekend poll: How much mobile data do you use in a typical month?

Now that Verizon and Google Fi have jumped on the pseudo-unlimited train, it seems like most of the US carriers offer some type of all-you-can-eat data plan. It's not surprising, either,...

Amazon Go app hits Google Play just ahead of Seattle store opening

Amazon's getting ready to open up its checkout-free Amazon Go convenience store in Seattle tomorrow on January 22nd, and the corresponding app has just hit Google Play. Advertising "Just Walk Out...

[Deal Alert] Ultimate Lightning McQueen by Sphero is $148.99 (50% off) on Amazon

About half a year ago, we reviewed Sphero's Ultimate Lightning McQueen RC car. We walked away unimpressed due to its subpar controls and monstrous $300 price tag, despite its realism and cool...

[Deal Alert] Save $50 on JBL Link speakers with Google Assistant

If you're looking to pick up a smart speaker with Google Assistant, but would prefer it to be portable and not resemble an air freshener, JBL has some good options for...

Latest OpenSignal State of the Mobile Networks report shows T-Mobile still on top, Verizon...

OpenSignal's bi-yearly carrier report for the US was just released, and T-Mobile's rampage from last year seems to be continuing. Although both Verizon and AT&T are seeing some recovery in network...

Opera Mini and Mobile now block cryptocurrency-mining scripts

OSLO, Norway - January 18, 2018 - Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, have become a hot topic and, with their surge in value, so has the mining for new coins, known as cryptocurrency...

Sphero forced to make staff cuts following disappointing holiday sales

Interactive toy-maker Sphero appeared to all the world as though it was in fine shape as the holiday season approached last year. Thanks to licensing deals with Disney and Marvel spawning...

[Update: More details] Firefox 58 hits the stable channel, includes home screen support for...

We've been hearing about Firefox version 58 for a while now, first with news back in October last year that the update would improve its Progressive Web Apps implementation and let you add...

Twitter quietly added Notification Channel support to its Android app

One of the new features in Android 8.0 Oreo was Notification Channels. This gives users the ability to toggle categories of app notifications from the Android settings. WhatsApp was the latest...

Lenovo announces three new education-focused Chromebooks

Chromebooks don't have as much power as the average Windows laptop, but they don't need it. These devices can do everything most computer users need and then some. The lower price...

Hangouts Meet now supports tablets

By last count, Google had 39 messaging apps. Okay, that's not accurate, but it's not that far off. After moving away from Hangouts as the unified Google messaging platform, Google launched Hangouts...

Integral Memory will release a 512GB microSD card in February

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Europe-wide memory specialist Integral Memory plc has beaten all competitors and answered a growing need for increased capacity on mobile devices. Their new 512GB microSDXC™ V10, UHS-I U1 card provides...

Telegram X is a fast alternative official Telegram client with experimental features

Telegram is an increasingly popular messaging app thanks to its focus on security and the free price tag. An alternative client called Challegram popped up a while back, and now the...

[Update: Rolling out now] Android 8.1 feature spotlight: Speed labels for open Wi-Fi networks...

While open Wi-Fi networks are nice to find, they can sometimes be so slow that you'd prefer to just use your precious mobile data. Google seems to agree with this, having...

Wine, the popular Windows compatibility layer, can now be installed on Android

If you're not familiar with it, Wine is a free and open-source compatibility layer for running Windows programs on Unix-like operating systems. It has been in development since 1993, and can...

20 new and notable (and 2 WTF) Android apps and live wallpapers from the...

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or...

Google to fix Android Auto’s intermittent failure to start with February security patch

For a system that is meant to be used while you're in a car, Android Auto has a few too many bugs. One of the most recent ones that has arisen...

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Microsoft To Sell This Monstrous Android In Its Stores

The tech giant Microsoft’s bet on Android with the availability of various software in this operating system led to the tech giant establishing partnerships...

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