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Samsung confirms it has no plans for future Android Wear smartwatches

Samsung has officially confirmed it has no plans to release any future smartwatches that will use Android Wear. This may not come as a shock to many as the company had only released one Android Wear smartwatch, the Gear Live, in 2014.

From Fast Company:

It was at Google I/O two years ago that Samsung announced its Gear Live smartwatch (now discontinued) running the Android Wear OS. Two years later the collaboration is over. Samsung executives  [Read More…]

The LG G5 Friends launch today in the US

Starting today, fans of the LG G5 smartphone can finally get their hands on the companion devices known as “Friends”. These devices include the LG CAM Plus, LG 360 CAM, LG 360 VR and LG TONE Platinum. With LG’s latest entry into the smartphone market, people can enjoy a modular design to give their phone

Intex launches Cloud String HD with fingerprint sensor and VoLTE support for ₹5,599

Indian handset maker Intex has announced its latest smartphone — the Cloud String HD — with fingerprint sensor and VoLTE support for just ₹5,599 ($ 83).

The 4G-enabled Cloud String HD comes with a 5-inch HD display with a 2.5D curved glass finish, and includes a mirror glass fingerprint sensor at the back. It also includes Matrabhasha service, which enables communication in 21 regional languages, including Hindi. The device also bundles several apps like Intex Service, Flipkart, Follo, Opera  [Read More…]

Wells Fargo plans to launch new digital wallet this summer

Wells Fargo has announced the U.S. bank will be releasing a wallet for Android later this summer. This addition to the official mobile banking app will transform the experience into a complete payment solution. It’s hoped the introduction of a wallet will help make the app more convenient to use for customers, allowing them to check accounts, perform banking tasks and make payments all from within the single mobile offering.

Much like you would with other  [Read More…]

French authorities raid Google offices in Paris over tax fraud allegations

Google is in a spot of bother in France after the company offices were raided by French authorities as part of the ongoing tax fraud investigation, as reported by the BBC. The company is accused of owing the French government €1.6 billion ($ 1.8 billion) in unpaid taxes. Corporations have come under increasing amounts of scrutiny after the highly controversial deal Google made with the UK.

Among other big brands, Google has been accused of utilizing  [Read More…]

Mortal Skies 3: Excruciating difficulty on top of a fun game (Review)

Overview Mortal Skies 3: World War 1 puts you in the seat of your own aircraft, with only one goal in mind: to destroy all your enemies while avoiding your own death. Developer Erwin Jansen also added several elements to make the gameplay more fun and varied, such as power-ups, different types of ships and

Smartphone Projector 2.0 is cute, but not exactly functional

The nicest-looking cardboard box projector money can buy, but not much else.

Ever wander through a store and see something on a shelf that you know can’t possibly be as cool as it looks, but you buy it anyway because you just have to know? That was me this weekend in my local Books-A-Million, a store that has slowly transformed over the last five years from a decent bookstore to a decent toy store that also  [Read More…]

Password-free logins are coming to an Android phone near you this year

Google showed off password-free logins last year as part of Project Abacus, and it now looks like the feature will see wider availability this year. Project Abacus monitors a combination of signals in real-time to verify your authenticity, including typing and voice patterns, current location, facial recognition, and more. This “Trust Score” is used to determine if you are who you say who are.

At an I/O 2016 session, head of Google’s ATAP (Advanced Technology and  [Read More…]

Grab a replacement LG G4 battery for just $23.95 today!

Is your LG G4 battery starting to show some signs of its age and not last as long as it used to? If so, pick up a replacement battery so you can swap it in and get back to the battery life you desire. Right now, you can pick one up for just $ 23.95.

Telus Galaxy Note 4 now receiving Marshmallow update

Telus is rolling out the Marshmallow update to the Galaxy Note 4. The OTA is now available, coming in at 1GB.

The carrier made the Marshmallow update available to the Galaxy S5 and the BlackBerry Priv earlier this month, with the Galaxy Note 5, S6, and S6 edge already making the switch earlier this year.

If you’re rocking the Galaxy Note 4 on Telus, now would be a good time to head into the phone’s settings  [Read More…]