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Andrew’s favorite Android Wear watches

The Watch Urbane and Moto 360 both have their issues, but are each ahead of the rest of the pack for me.

I’ve been wearing an Android Wear watch since they have been available, replacing the Pebble that was previously on my wrist. Over the past several months I’ve come to enjoy the ability to clear and act on my notifications from my wrist, cutting down on the amount of stuff I have to deal with  [Read More...]

It may be old, but at $ 50 the LG G Watch is a good buy if you want to learn about Android Wear.

We’re not sure how long AT&T will have these available, but you can snag a black LG G Watch for just $ 50 from its online store. The watch is almost a year old, but is updated to the latest version of Android Wear, 5.1.1 and will be a nice device to  [Read More...]

It has been a long time coming for Motorola’s Moto G (1st Gen). After Motorola has promised prompt updates and nearly a half a year after Android Lollipop was released to the masses, the original Moto G will start to receive the latest (sort of) version of Android. That means it will get all that comes along with Material Design.

The update has officially started hitting the airwaves, so it will hit devices in stages. If you haven’t received it  [Read More...]

First batch of Pebble Time shipments rolling out May 27

Pebble has announced that the first shipments of Pebble Time will be heading out the door starting May 27, with all customers that have opted for the smartwatch set to receive tracking numbers by mid-June.

If you’ve been suffering with Google’s Chrome app (as opposed to the extension) for Hangouts (especially on OS X), keep an eye out for an update today. Mine just refreshed to what you see here — ditching the (mostly) single-column view for two columns that are much more akin to what you’d expect from a proper chat client.

In fact, after poking around for a few minutes, this is much improved over the previous iteration.

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Google apologizes for offensive Maps mishap

Google has apologized for a ‘mess up’ surrounding racist search results on Google Maps.

Earlier this week, it was discovered that searching Google Maps with certain racial slurs would return results for the White House. Today, Google has issued an apology for the mishap, noting that it has taken action to fix the issue.

If you’re signed up to get in line for Project Fi, you may be waiting for a while.

According to an email that was just sent out to potential Project Fi customers, invites are being pushed out as fast as possible while keeping user experience in mind, and it may take until the middle of summer to finish processing the backlog of invite requests.

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The number of Chromebooks that shipped worldwide in 2014 totaled 5.728 million units, according to the research firm Gartner.

Shipments of Chromebooks worldwide reached 5.728 million units in 2014, according to a new report from the research firm Gartner. 72 percent of those Chrome OS notebooks went to education customers.

Adobe announced that it would be discontinuing Photoshop Touch late next week.

Adobe will pull Photoshop Touch from Google Play on May 28. The company believes that their new mobile apps will better meet the needs of their customers going forward. While these tools are currently only available on iOS, Adobe announced that they are currently developing new apps for Android, which they will debut soon.

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Best alternative keyboards for the Samsung Galaxy S6

There are plenty of great keyboard choices for your GS6 right in Google Play.

If we’re being honest, the built-in Samsung keyboard on the Galaxy S6 just isn’t that great. It puts buttons in weird places, has some odd touch responses and is generally poor at auto correct, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with it. Of course you can switch out that keyboard with a free or paid option from Google Play, and that means  [Read More...]