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Struggling LeEco gets $2.4 billion investment lifeline from Chinese real estate company

LeEco has gotten some much-needed cash from a new investor.

LeEco has been struggling financially as of late as it expands globally, but Chinese real estate holding company Sunac China Holdings seems to have faith in the company as it acquired stakes in three LeEco businesses for 16.8 billion yuan, or about $ 2.4 billion.

Sunac acquired relatively small stakes in LeEco’s video streaming service and film production unit, alongside a 33% stake in LeEco’s television hardware  [Read More…]

Commute: Heavy Traffic – When games simulate life, are they still fun? (App Review)

Sometimes fun can find you in the weirdest of places. A boring commute is rarely one of them, but making fun out of the monotony of sitting in traffic is exactly what Commute: Heavy Traffic aims to do. However, can anything really make a constant stop-and-go of city traffic any fun? Let’s take a look. Developer: Kiary Games

Using folders on your home screen and how to make the most of them

Folders are kinda like TARDISes.

They’re bigger on the inside, have a lot of cool toys hidden inside, and are easily disguised and overlooked. Folders are by no means a new concept for launchers, but they come with no small amount of stigma, especially when it comes to their looks. Thankfully, there are a few tricks for both using them and theming them that might help you learn to bite the bullet and fill up some folders.

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How to clean Daydream View

Your Daydream View is probably easier to clean than you think!

As you play with a headset, and share it with your friends, it’s going to take some minor damage and accumulate dirt. To keep your adventures in VR as awesome as possible, then you’ll need to know how to easily clean your headset. It can be a little bit trickier with Daydream View because it is covered in fabric and not plastic. Thankfully Google has made  [Read More…]

Zendure A8 portable charger has Quick Charge 3.0 and can juice your phone 9 times over (Deal of Day)

Despite the warmer-than-normal weather we’re seeing right now, the fact is that we are just getting started with winter. And, just because it’s not super cold it doesn’t mean the elements aren’t potential scary. Between the high winds, rains, and icy conditions, you could easily find yourself without any power. Are you prepared for an outage?

At just $24 you won’t be afraid to try some tricks with this mini drone

Right now you can pick up Aukey’s mini-drone for just $ 24 at Amazon with coupon code AU2DRONE, a savings of $ 6. You can control this drone with your smartphone, allowing you to fly it just about anywhere, and once you get good at flying it you can even start performing some tricks as well. It takes off and lands easily with just a single tap, and the controls are super responsive so you won’t have to worry about  [Read More…]

Best new games for Android

What’s the latest games worth checking out in the Google Play Store?

There are thousands and thousands of games available in the Google Play Store, with more being added every month. With so much content hitting the app store, it can be damn near impossible to keep up on the latest releases and determine which games are worth your time.

Here at Android Central, we want to help. We’ll be using this space to let you know  [Read More…]

Samsung’s acquisition of Harman might not happen after all

Back in November, Samsung made headlines when it announced it was in the process of acquiring car and audio giant Harman. Samsung agreed to pay $ 8 billion or $ 112 a share in cash while allowing Harman to become a standalone subsidiary under its wing, a 28% premium over the share price of the day which

OnePlus 3 and 3T owners, how’s the Nougat update treating you?

The phones with the best value in the business now have the latest software.

After a long wait of watching other phones get in on the Nougat fun, OnePlus 3 owners now have a full stable release of Android 7.1 for their phone. And though the OnePlus 3T is several months newer than its predecessor, the same feeling of “still waiting …” was palpable when the phone launched running Marshmallow.

Now with the software update rollout in  [Read More…]

Nokia 8 could be the flagship we’ve all been waiting for

Last weekend HMD announced Nokia’s first comeback smartphone, the Nokia 6 – a middle-range device with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, destined for China (at least at first). But come MWC 2017, we expect HMD and Nokia to reveal something juicer – a flagship Android device. We’ve seen a few images supposedly showcasing