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Project Treble is super exciting, but custom Android interfaces are here to stay

The future of Android updates is upon us … sort of.

For the Android enthusiasts among us, Google’s announcement of Project Treble felt like a message straight from the heavens. The new system, coming in Android O, lays the groundwork for Android devices to have proper separation between the core of Android and the necessary (and unnecessary) customizations device manufacturers need to apply before sending out software updates. Functionally, it means Google can update its own parts  [Read More…]

Star Trek Bridge Crew is almost here, and it’s time to prep your PlayStation VR

It’s time to get prepared for Star Trek Bridge Crew.

To explore strange new planets and go where no man has gone before. This was the original premise of Star Trek, and now you have a chance to live it out from the bridge of the U.S.S. Aegis. That’s right! After what seems like forever, Star Trek Bridge Crew is nearly here, and it’s time to get ready. We’ve got some tips on how to do it.

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Amazon’s Great Indian Sale is back — here are the best deals!

Amazon is back once again with its four-day sales extravaganza.

Amazon’s Great Indian Sale is back, offering enticing discounts on hundreds of products. You’ll be able to shave ₹1,000 off of the price of a Moto G4 Plus and finally be able to get your hands on the Redmi 4A, but the sale really shines when it comes to audio products, TVs, storage devices, and accessories. Here’s a roundup of the best deals from the first day  [Read More…]

Here are our favorite things to do in Google Earth VR

What is there to do in Google Earth VR?

Now that Google Earth VR is available for Oculus Rift alongside the Vive, a whole new batch of explorers have entered the ring. With the April Rift release also comes a bunch of updates, including the ability to search for cities, points of interest, and keywords and be transported immediately to them.

If you haven’t yet given Google Earth VR a go, drop what you’re doing, boot up  [Read More…]

The FCC’s plan to end net neutrality is here, and the fight is going to get ugly

America’s telecom regulator has made public its intention to roll back net neutrality laws. Here’s what you need to know.

This week, the FCC, America’s telecom regulator, announced its intention to bring about the end of net neutrality in an official sense, removing the Title II classification that has been bestowed upon the Internet and its service providers since the decision was made in 2015 to do so.

In a speech, Ajit Pai, a former FCC Commissioner under Chairman  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 camera is amazing: Here are the first photos and video samples

What kind of photos and video does the Galaxy S8 capture?

The Galaxy S8 is arguably the most important Android phone of the year. Samsung’s most popular brand is the world’s most popular Android phone, and it goes without saying that what Samsung does, others follow.

That’s why we were surprised to learn that Samsung didn’t make a big deal of its flagship’s camera this time around, opting to maintain the status quo. It doesn’t hurt that  [Read More…]

Android 7.1.2 beta 2 is here, and it brings new features to old phones

Android 7.1.2 has now received its second beta prior to the public release in April.

Users of Nexus and Pixel phones running the Android 7.1.2 beta can now download the second beta in the series, which fixes some bugs from the initial version released in January while bringing eligible phones that latest security updates.

The update is already hitting Pixel devices, along with the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C and Nexus Player, and brings the devices  [Read More…]

Insta360 Air review: Here, have a weird (pretty good) selfie camera

Finally, a plug and play 360-degree camera.

As much as I love taking photos with my trusty Ricoh Theta, it’s not the easiest thing in the world to use. I have to remember to keep it charged, the Bluetooth connection with my phone can occasionally be a little finicky, and while it’s thin enough to be pocketable it’s also long and needs a protective sleeve to keep the lenses safe. Most other 360-degree cameras are worse, especially  [Read More…]

The new Nokia phones are here – first impressions

For the last few years, Nokia has remained in the background of the mobile market, but at MWC 2017 in Barcelona over the weekend the iconic Finish company made a spectacular comeback. In partnership with HMD, Nokia took the stage to announce three budget-minded smartphones with Android and a Nokia 3310 revival feature phone. Nokia […]

Our new forums are here!

We’ve redesigned our Forums to make them more accessible to more users — all while maintaining what made them great for our seasoned community members to start!

We want more people reading and engaging with the great content that is being produced in our Forums. Here is an overview of some of the biggest changes – a big thank you to Gio Martinez in particular for absolutely crushing it in coding these new designs, and to our  [Read More…]