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Google mobile app gets “tappable shortcuts” to help users easily explore topics of interest

Google’s popular search engine is getting more sophisticated. Today, the Mountain View-based company announced it was adding “tappable shortcuts” to its mobile version of Google Search. The new option is currently available only for users located in the US. Tired of typing? The new shortcuts allow you to stay informed by employing a few, simple […]

Nexus 6P finally gets fingerprint scanner gesture with Android 7.1.2 beta 2 update

Back in January, we told you Google unleashed the Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta build for a select number of devices including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player and Nexus C. Surprisingly enough the Nexus 6P was left out of the loop. The new build brought about the extensively requested fingerprint swipe gesture that […]

Android Wear 2.0 gets even more fashionable on the Guess Connect smartwatch

Recently we told you that luxury brands Montblanc and Tag Heurer launched two new Android Wear 2.0 aimed for premium customers. Now American clothing brand and retailer, Guess has joined the race with an Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch of its own. Actually the smartwatch represents a refreshed version of the previous Guess Connect watch. It […]

USB-C needs to get smarter before it gets better

Woke up to a dead phone this morning, because my smartphone did something really dumb.

A few nights ago I was away from home and didn’t have my power cord with me, so I had to rely on a battery backup to charge my USB C-based phone for the night. This battery had been stuffed down in the bottom of my backpack for a few days, after having been used to power something else for several hours,  [Read More…]

No more renders or blurry shots, this Galaxy S8 leak is as legit as it gets

We aren’t even at peak Galaxy S8 leak yet.

The steady flow of Galaxy S8 leaks continues, and while each gives us a little more information about the design of this phone it’s starting to feel a little familiar. We know the phone is going to be extra tall like the LG G6, and whether it’s a good thing or not the bezels on the side of this thing are going to basically not exist.

This latest leak gives  [Read More…]

HTC Vive gets new financing options, Vive Tracker and Vive Deluxe Audio Strap will cost $99 each

Here’s when you’ll be able to buy HTC Vive’s latest accessories.

HTC announced two new accessories for the Vive last month at CES, and today at Mobile World Congress the company is revealing pricing and availability information. The Vive Tracker — which lets you turn real-world objects into VR peripherals — will be up for sale for developers starting March 27 for $ 99, with a consumer version coming later this year. HTC has also detailed new  [Read More…]

Huawei Mate 9 vs. LG V20: As good as it gets

Two completely different phones with very similar outcomes.

I have a problem. See, there are two phones in front of me, and they’re both very good. I’ve literally been switching between them every day to get a sense of their strengths and weaknesses, and have been assiduously noting the differences to get a sense of what a large “phablet” flagship should and shouldn’t do.

These two phones are the Huawei Mate 9, which recently arrived in the  [Read More…]

Tesla app gets refreshed UI and fingerprint authentication

If you own a Tesla, we’re jealous of you. But you’re also in for a treat, as the Android app that controls your car is being updated with a refreshed and quite pretty user interface.

Also added in the update is support for fingerprint authentication, so you can use your fingerprint for unlocking your car. Once inside the app, you can control charging, turn on the climate control, and even summon your vehicle from a garage or parking spot.

If  [Read More…]

Amazon Tap gets hotword support, XHamster schools Utah, and other things you need to know

Plus: Pink BlackBerry is Best BlackBerry, and a USB-C drive you have got to have in your gear bag.

Let’s kick off Monday with the start of a recurring series — Five Things I want you to know going into your week. Maybe they’re newsy. Maybe they’re just cool. Maybe they’ll fill that hole in your Android-loving soul. Or maybe they’ll tempt you with the fruits of Apple’s labor. Or maybe they’ll just be full of forced tech puns.  [Read More…]

HTC One M9 gets Nougat in Europe, Turkey, South Africa

Other regions to follow for Android 7.0 on HTC’s 2015 flagship.

HTC’s Android 7.0 Nougat update program in Europe hasn’t been running entirely smoothly so far, with the OTA for the HTC 10 being pulled shortly after last week’s launch. Nevertheless, the company is continuing its Nougat rollout, and today Android 7.0 hits the HTC One M9 in mainland Europe, Turkey and South Africa, according to HTC Europe’s Graham Wheeler.

Excited to share that  [Read More…]