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Shamu and the Minis — a musing on device sizes

We keep having this same conversation — but “smaller” phones have got to stop skimping on specs

Size matters. That’s all there is to it.

We’ve seen quite a bit of talk about phones and the sizes they come in, particularly as those sizes have increased over the years. We all have our opinions on how our phones seem to be blurring (or outright obliterating) the line between phones and tablets. And more recently there’s been quite  [Read More...]

The Amazon Fire Phone review

The best phone you probably won’t want to buy

Of course we got interested when Amazon finally showed off the Fire Phone. Rumors had been flying for quite a while, but once we actually saw what Amazon had to offer, we had to take a look at it. It’s Android at it’s core — though not in a way we’re used to seeing — and that’s what we do here.

So is the Fire Phone more  [Read More...]

Motorola Roadster Pro Bluetooth Speakerphone review

A premium product with a premium price

If your car doesn’t have built-in Bluetooth of some sort, and you don’t want a Bluetooth dongle hanging off of your ear, the Motorola Roadster Pro Bluetooth Speakerphone may be just what you’re looking for.

In most places it’s illegal to use your phone while you’re driving, and chances are (Boomsound notwithstanding) the tiny speaker on your phone isn’t going to cut it. You need something that’s loud, but  [Read More...]

It turns out early leaks of the LG G Vista were pretty much spot-on, as the device has just shown up on Verizon’s website for $ 99 on-contract. This cousin of the LG G3 looks very similar to that high-end device, but has a set of lower-end specs and price to appeal to a different set of buyers.

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LG is trying to help you through your days with Smart Notice, but is it worth your time?

What’s the best way to describe the LG G3′s Smart Notice widget? Think Google Now, but much scaled down, and you’re on the right sort of track. It’s main purpose in life is to deliver you information before you need it.

But does it live up to that, and is it worth keeping LGs widget permanently on your  [Read More...]

Save big with four popular Ubisoft games on sale today

Four games from Ubisoft have been discounted today. Head into the Google Play Store and you’ll find Assassin’s Creed Pirates, Rayman Fiesta Run, Rayman Jungle Run and Rabbids Big Bang are all on sale.

The Pebble Android app is bumping up to version 2.0.16.1 tonight with several fixes and interface improvements, including changes to the interface for managing connection of your Pebble and the “My Pebble” view. This latest version tweaks a few things to make them more visually appealing, but also contains some under-the-hood changes such as correcting for time updates when a user’s phone changes time zones.

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Samsung acknowledges that it faces some challenges ahead as it advises investors that the second half of fiscal 2014 may be a difficult period. The world’s largest smartphone-maker says that slow downs in the smartphone market affected its earnings in the second fiscal quarter of 2014 and to combat that, the company promises more competitive products in light of stiffer competition.

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NVIDIA begins shipping Shield Tablet to gamers

If you’ve been eyeing NVIDIA’s Shield Tablet to play your latest Android or PC game on, the company announced that the Shield tablet has begun to ship to consumers. The tablet is selling for $ 299 and there are also optional game accessories targeted at gamers.

Sprint expands 4G LTE network to 17 more markets

Sprint is making an aggressive roll out behind its 4G LTE network, bringing its high speed mobile broadband access to n additional 17 more markets. The addition of these markets span across the United States.