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Work your puzzle brain with TalLee Perfect Sphere [Game Review]

What would the marriage of Sudoku and a Rubik’s Cube with Tron doing the styling look like?

TalLee Perfect Sphere by Memy Ish Shalom.

If you’re into spatial math puzzles, definitely give this one a shot. I am better at math puzzles than the spatial side, and I still found this fun and addictive.

You start with a sphere divided into six colored  [Read More…]

HTC Sensation XL review

Sensation XL

There’s no doubt that HTC is getting behind Beats Audio in a big way. This summer the manufacturer ponied up $ 300 million for a 51 percent stake in Beats, and since then it’s been quick to bring to market phones like the Sensation XE and Rezound, which include Beats earphones in the box and a Beats-optimized music player. The latest phone to launch in Europe with Beats support is the Sensation  [Read More…]

ASUS Transformer Prime review

ASUS Transformer Prime

Take one of the more popular — if not wonderfully eccentric — Android tablets of 2011, slim it down, clad it in brushed metal, pump it full of new specs and march it off into 2012 with the likelihood of one of the first upgrades to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Oh, and throw in a nearly full-size keyboard dock with trackpad, full USB and SD ports, turning it all into  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket review

Samsung Skyrocket

It was a long wait between the release of the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S II and a version for AT&T, but the U.S. carrier has now ended up with two of them.  One version is pretty faithful to the original (check out our review here), and the second version, the Samsung Skyrocket, is what were looking at today.  There’s a good bit of difference, both the obvious (a larger  [Read More…]

Turn your Android into a Baby Monitor! [App Review]

To all the Moms and Dads out there with little ones, you should take a serious look at this Baby Monitor & Alarm from Tappytaps, and you can turn your Android phone (not tablet) into a very effective baby monitor.

We got to test it live with the perfect subject, our 10 day old son, thanks to the folks at Tappytaps. Our kids share  [Read More…]

Android Game Review: Ground Effect Pro XHD

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If there’s one game I loved playing as I was growing up, it’d have to be Hydro Thunder. Piloting souped-up speed boats with ridiculous turbo jets tacked onto their backs was one of the highlights of any trip to the arcade, and I could burn endless amounts of quarters playing again and again and again.

While Ground Effect Pro XHD isn’t Hydro Thunder in name, it’s pleasantly similar in design and  [Read More…]

Cobra Car Mini-mount – A dashboard mount that sets itself apart [Accessory Review]

I like to drive and travel quite a bit since Indianapolis is in the middle of quite a few Midwestern cities, and since I’m not from around here, I don’t know where I’m going half the time. So I am sincerely thankful for Google Maps and Navigation, but it became increasingly annoying to pick my phone up to look at the map while dodging  [Read More…]

Android Game Review: Great Little War Game

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What happens if you take one part Advance Wars, one part any tactics game, give it a hilarious storyline with a rough-and-tumble stereotypical general, and release it for Android? Oh, well then you’d have Great Little War Game by Rubicon Development.

In Great Little War Game (or GLWG, as it’s named in the app drawer), you’re part of Force Blue (my name, not theirs), whose leader, Generalissimo, is hell-bent on eradicating  [Read More…]

MOTOACTV review

MOTOACTV

Oh, hello, Moto.

When Motorola announced the MOTOACTV, I really didn’t know that to think. An Android-based fitness tracker? Aren’t there much cheaper apps for that sort of thing? Then the specs came out and it sounded kind of cool. Still, a phone can do everything the MOTOACTV can.

So what makes the MOTOACTV special? Is it as useful as Motorola purports it to be, or is it another passing fad in the Android world,  [Read More…]

FCC chairman asks for judicial review of AT&T T-Mobile merger, AT&T responds

AT&T-Mobile image courtesy ctrlZstudio

The FCC chariman today recommended the $ 39 billion merger of AT&T and T-Mobile be sent for an official review by an administrative law judge.  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski suggested this course of action to fellow commissioners, citing that the FCC found the deal “would significantly diminish competition and lead to massive job losses.”  Genachowski’s order still requires the approval of a majority of the commissioners, and if  [Read More…]