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MK806 Android TV stick

on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Kimdecent has released the MK806 Android TV stick. This is a small PC that runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has a Cortex-A9 dual core chipset, 1GB of DDR3 memory, 4GB of storage, and a microSD card slot for expandable storage. This also has Bluetooth 2.0, which is a new feature from its previous model Read More…

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GearZap Nexus 7 Case-Compatible Desktop Sync and Charge Cradle review

on Thursday, February 28th, 2013

My favorite gadget right now is my Nexus 7 tablet.  I don’t go too many places without it, because it has become a natural extension of my work and my leisure. And so, I am always on the lookout for accessories for it.  But all accessories are not created equal, as you know.  When GearZap Read More…

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Automatica vehicle audio content device review

on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

If you’re like me, you probably listen to music or podcasts when riding in your vehicle.  While I’ve never found it particularly difficult to aggregate my content to use in the car, the folks at Inrete think they have a better way to do it using their Automatica device.  The device requires a USB port Read More…

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HTC announces the HTC One Android smartphone

on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
Posted in: Android related, News

This morning HTC announced its new flagship smartphone, the HTC One, and boy is it a stunner. Designed with a zero-gap/unibody style sleek aluminum case and a 4.7″ 1080p 468 PPI display, the One looks like an Apple fan’s iPhone 6 fantasy. It features a 1.7Ghz quad core Snapdragon processor and will be available in 32GB Read More…

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Android app spotlight: Dice Player

on Monday, February 11th, 2013
Posted in: Android related, News

There are so many video players for Android out there, but my favorite player is Dice Player. Besides playing every format I’ve thrown at it, Dice Player has a number of handy features, including the ability to adjust the audio sync speed, boost your audio up to 400%, and the ability to adjust the video Read More…

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Ting’s Pay-For-What-You-Use cell service review

on Friday, January 11th, 2013

The major cellular providers continue to force their customers into bigger, bolder, more expensive plans that many folks do not need. I admit that I moved our family to Verizon’s Family Share Plan, where we pay a premium price for unlimited talk, text, and 6GB of data. However, there are many people that are not Read More…

Stay connected with the Samsung GALAXY Camera and 3G

on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Video sponsored by Samsung.

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GameStick puts Android games on your TV

on Saturday, January 5th, 2013

There’s a plethora of plugin Android devices for televisions these days, but GameStick has concentrated on taking on the gaming consoles market with their GameStick Kickstarter project.  Rather than just another Android-OS-on-a-stick experience, the GameStick is all about playing your Android games on the big screen. The plugin stick integrates into the supplied Bluetooth controller Read More…

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HTC DROID DNA Android smartphone review

on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Is it just me or does it seem like every new Android smartphone looks almost exactly like the last new Android smartphone? It sure felt like deja vu all over again when I opened the box that Verizon Wireless sent me a few days ago. Inside was the HTC DROID DNA, their latest and greatest high-end Android Read More…

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MG Portable WiFi Android Gaming System review

on Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

The MG is a WiFi Android device that has been created specifically for kids (and their parents bank accounts). If you own a smartphone and also have children, it’s probably a common thing for them to want to play games on your phone. But giving kids your $500+ device to play games is probably not Read More…

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Sphero Robot Ball review

on Monday, December 10th, 2012

My initial thought when Julie asked the Gadgeteer Team, who would like to review the Sphero was ‘cute but I’ll pass’. But upon further consideration, it occurred to me that I have an 11 yr old, tech-savvy son, spaz of a dog and insane cat at home just waiting for something like this to enter Read More…

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Cobra JoyRide – Intelligent car charging system for Android smartphones

on Monday, December 10th, 2012

The Cobra Joyride is a 2.1 amp rapid charger that plugs into a 12V power socket in your car and helps make your phone interaction safer while driving. It automatically configures the phone for in-car usage by signaling the companion Android app when you get in and out of your car. A button built into Read More…

GameKlip – Get your game on (your phone)

on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

There is a wide assortment of game controllers coming out for Android devices at the moment, but what if you’re already using your PS3 controller and just need a neater way of attaching it to the Android device? GameKlip started as a Kickstarter project, but it has now been fully funded and is commercially available. With Read More…

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Cloud TV Box review

on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Do you want  to display Internet content on your TV?  Do you like your Android cell phone or tablet and wish you could have the same features for your TV?   Sungale says they have the solution with their Cloud TV Box.  Now you can play Angry Birds and display Facebook  on a large flat-screen TV.  I’ve been using the device Read More…

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Motorola DROID RAZR HD Android smartphone first impressions

on Sunday, November 4th, 2012

A few days ago, Verizon sent me the Motorola DROID RAZR HD for a quick test drive. This phone comes in 2 flavors. RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD. The difference between the two is memory size and battery capacity, with the MAXX having more of each. This will be a quick hardware tour as Read More…

Google Playground announcement – New Nexus, Nexi, Nexusssss?

on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Even though Google had to cancel their New York Playground event due to Hurricane Sandy, they still released a number of new and improved products to the Google Nexus Store. The Nexus 4 is a 4.7″, 1280X768 smartphone with a 320ppi screen and Gorilla Glass 2.  With a Qualcomm S4 quad core processor, it’s available in Read More…

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How to: Google Play Store Greasemonkey script – scroll your installed apps and filter your free/paid apps

on Saturday, October 27th, 2012

While the Google Play Store is evolving slowly, one of the biggest pains is the way that it displays all the apps installed on a device in a set of pages. If you have a look above, I’ve got eleven pages of apps installed on my Thinkpad Tablet. Reviewing my apps means clicking on the Read More…

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republic wireless hybrid calling BETA review

on Thursday, October 25th, 2012

When I saw that you could get a non-contract phone plan with unlimited calling, data and texts for $19/month, it was an easy decision to jump in.  republic wireless can offer this deal because it uses both the cellular network and WiFi, something they call hybrid calling, to route your calls and data.   This is perfect Read More…

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MOGA Game Controller – Bluetooth control

on Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Available from PowerA, the MOGA  is a Bluetooth-enabled gaming controller made to support Bluetooth-enabled Android 2.3+ smartphones and tablets.  With dual analog sticks, shoulder triggers and 4 buttons, you’ll have full control over your favourite games.   It can be used as a standalone controller with your tablet, or your  phone can sit into the Read More…

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LG Intuition 4G LTE Smartphone review

on Sunday, October 21st, 2012

What do you get when you take a smartphone and a tablet and put them in a dark room with some Barry White music on the stereo? A bouncing baby Phablet, that’s what. Phablet’s are becoming pretty popular lately. Just look at the oversized smartphones like the Samsung GALAXY Note and Note 2. But what Read More…

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Aussie Googlers get magazines

on Thursday, October 18th, 2012
Posted in: Android related, News

The Australian Google Play Store has just made magazines  available to Aussie Android Googlers.  Australia’s three biggest magazine publishers have already signed up to the service: Bauer Media’s newly-acquired ACP Magazines, Seven West Media’s Pacific Magazines and News Limited’s NewsLifeMedia.  ACP, the No 1 publisher, will initially sell digital editions of 17 of its titles Read More…

Do you plan to buy the Apple iPad Mini?

on Monday, October 15th, 2012

A week from tomorrow (10/23) Apple will be announcing the iPad Mini tablet. At least that’s the rumor. A reliable rumor, but until it happens, it’s still a rumor. So here’s my question for you. Do you plan to buy the iPad Mini as soon as you possibly can? Will you stand in line for Read More…

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INSTEON LED Bulb and Controller Review

on Sunday, October 7th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

I’ve been using X10 products to remotely and automatically control some of the lights and appliances in my house for years.  Insteon is the next generation of X10-compatible devices sold by SmartHome.   I’ve been considering updating the devices in my house to take advantage of the new technology, so I thought I’d start with Read More…

Introducing the Samsung GALAXY Note II (Sponsored Video)

on Friday, October 5th, 2012

Samsung seems to be on a roll with their last few devices. The Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and now here comes the Galaxy Note II. This 8 minute video highlights some of the features that this smartphone / tablet hybrid have to offer. With a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 4G, Jelly Bean Read More…

GALAXY Note 10.1 Art and design with Tristan Eaton (Sponsored Video)

on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Here’s another video showcasing some of the cool stuff you can do with a Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet. This time artist and toy designer Tristan Eaton shows off his mad skills by painting and tableting (is that a word) with the GALAXY Note 10.1. Find out more about this Android Tablet here. What is Read More…