Android

acer-r11

Chromebooks laptops are both light weight physically and technically. They are powered by Google's Chrome OS which provides long battery life and ease of use. One thing they didn't offer until recently was access to the Google Play store and the ability to run Android apps. The Acer Chromebook R 11 is one of a [...]

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weeview-4

Do you want to create your own 3D videos but think it will cost too much and be too difficult? If you have an Android device with a micro USB port, the Weeview Eye-Plug camera will let you  capture your own VR movies for less than $50. But does the old saying "you get what [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, Reviews
bi-os-2

Last week I ordered a cute little Android pin from Dead Zebra. When it arrived, there were a couple of Android stickers also included in the package. I was so excited that I took a picture and shared it with Dave Rees (my Gadgeteer BFF). What he said next made me both laugh and think. [...]

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Posted in: Android, Articles, iOS
samsung-galaxy-note7-5

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that things haven't been going so well for Samsung the past week or two. With a recall in effect due to faulty batteries, I'm afraid it's going to give the Samsung Galaxy Note7 a bad wrap. Dave Rees and I have teamed up again to share [...]

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Posted in: Android, Featured Items, Reviews
amazon-firehd8

This new FIRE HD tablet from Amazon features an 8-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution, 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, Dolby Audio speakers, rear and front-facing cameras and 12-hour battery life. When Fire OS 5.4 is released, this new tablet will have Alexa enabled. Alexa provides quick access to the entertainment you want, including music, [...]

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Posted in: Android, News
samsung-galaxy-note7

This morning I received info from my Verizon rep after asking if I needed to return the review unit of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that I've been testing for the last week: This morning, Samsung announced a voluntary recall of the Galaxy Note7 in response to an issue with the device’s battery. Because customer [...]

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motorola-motoz-2

It's been over a year since I posted my review of the Google Nexus 6 (made by Motorola) and two years since I posted the Motorola DROID TURBO review. They sure aren't kidding when they say that time flies when you're having fun. Now it's 2016 and we have two new flagship phones from Motorola that [...]

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Posted in: Android, Featured Items, Reviews
weeview

Virtual reality is taking off in a big way, so why not get in on the fun and create your own 3D pictures and video. How can you do that? With Weeview's Eye-Plug 3D. This flash drive sized camera plugs into Android phones with a micro USB connector and allows easy capture of 3D video [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, News
virus

We've all seen FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) spread by various competing vendors to lessen the allure of their competitors. Today, however, a huge flaw was revealed about Android devices using chipsets from Qualcomm that should make everyone take notice. Dubbed QuadRooter by Check Point, the company that discovered and documented it, the exploit gives complete [...]

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polar-m600

Polar is renowned for their heart rate monitoring equipment and they have recently announced their newest model, the M600. Notwithstanding the Piper M600 aircraft, the Noble M600 supercar, or the DJI M600 drone, it's still one of the coolest M600's out there. The idea is that this watch is the perfect combination of a smartwatch [...]

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Posted in: Android, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Watches and Clocks
Goatcase-1

Selfie takers take notice, GOATcase has developed an anti-gravity case that will stick to any smooth surface. To accomplish this it uses "nano suction technology" which is really just a fancy term for many tiny suction cups. GOATcase claims that the case will adhere to smooth surfaces like wood, a whiteboard, metal, mirrors, and a computer screen. They [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, Cases and Covers, iOS, News
google-spam

Even though I have my mobile number added to the Do Not Call list, I get a dozen spam calls to my phone every week. They are almost always a pre-recorded message from someone named Sally or Sarah telling me that... well, I don't know what they want to tell me because I always hang [...]

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Posted in: Android, News
coocheer-fisheye-3

Dedicated point and shoot cameras (and maybe even DSLR cameras) aren't nearly as popular as they were before smartphones came on the scene. Now we mainly use our phones to take pictures because they are always with us and are smaller and lighter. But with smartphone cameras come some drawbacks like the lack of a [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, iOS, Reviews
gearbest-teclast-2

iPads and Android tablets from popular companies like Apple and Samsung can serve as easy to carry entertainment devices and as a light weight alternative to a traditional laptop. The only downside is that most tablets are expensive and they are unable run your favorite desktop applications. The TECLAST X80 Pro tPad tablet from Gearbest [...]

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Posted in: Android, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables

Pebblebee Stone review

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I'm a huge fan of home automation. Several of the lights in my house are programmed to turn on when a person walks in the room, turn off when there is no longer motion, or turn off at a specific time. Although I love my setup, some of my lights can only be turned on [...]

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Posted in: Android, Bluetooth Gear, iOS, Reviews