Moto 360 Now Available in the U.S. for $250

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 13:07 -- Marshall Walker

Motorola's long awaited smartwatch is now available for purchase in the U.S.. The Moto 360 joins LG's G Watch and Samsung's Gear watch on the growing list Android Wear capable devices. The launch comes a few days before Apple is expected to announce its first wearable device on September 9th.

Moto 360The Moto 360 features a similar, classic circular design as the LG G. It is available in black or gray Horween leather and it features a 1.5-inch full color LCD touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass. The 360 is also equipped with a built-in heart rate monitor, pedometer and it is capable of wireless charging. Motorola promises an "all day battery", but some reviewers are saying the opposite. Joanna Stern of the WSJ said the constant barrage of email, Twitter and Facebook notifications take a toll on the battery's life. Obviously no device's battery is going to last all day if you sync it with a bunch of useless crap.

Sony Z3 Tablets to Get PS4 Remote Play Support

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 15:04 -- Sammy Snyder

In one of the smartest moves of the year Sony today announced that its Z3 lineup will get PS4 Remote Play support. Remote Play allows Sony devices, like the PlayStation Vita, to sync with PlayStation 4 consoles over a Wi-Fi connection. Users can then play games, view livestreams and chat on their Z3 devices using a DualShock4 wireless controller. Sony is also releasing a GCM10 Game Control Mount that will allow players to attach their DualShock4 to their tablet.

Sony DualShock4 Tablet MountSony's newly announced Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact will be one of the first tablets to ship with Remote Play support. The 8-inch slate is only 6.4mm thick and it weighs in at an impressive 270 grams, making it one of the lightest compact tablets on the market. The tablet is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, Android 4.4 KitKat and 3GB of RAM. The 8-inch Xperia Z3 is also equipped with an 8.1-megapixel camera, a 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera, up to 16GB memory, microSD support and a 4,500mAh battery.

Bio Inc. - Biomedical Plague Now Available for Android Devices

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:51 -- Alex Gardner

The hit iOS game Bio Inc. is now available for Android Devices. The goal of the game is to kill off random people by infecting them with lethal illnesses. The game is easy to play but hard to conquer. Here's how it works... Each level offers its own victim with varying strengths or weaknesses. For example, on level 1 you must kill off John Smith who is an overweight smoker, and on level 6 you must try to off a young and healthy athlete. You begin each level by collecting bacteria and viruses which give you points to spend in three sections: Diseases, Risk Factors and Recovery.

Bio Inc.The Diseases section is where you inflict your damage by attacking various bodily systems, like the heart and lungs, with simple illnesses such as Bronchitis and Hypertension. Spending your bacteria points on smaller illnesses will unlock bigger health problems for you to buy, like a Heart Attack or Kidney Failure. Some diseases require that you unlock certain Risk Factors to access them. For example, you will have to unlock Malnutrition to inflict Rickets to your victim.

LG Unveils its Circular Android Wear G Watch R

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:21 -- Marshall Walker

LG today unveiled its new circular smartwatch named the G Watch R hours before Apple announced its September 9th iPhone event. The R features a more classic wristwatch design than LG's original square G Watch, however, it does not offer much of an improvement in specs or battery life. The R is equipped with a 410mAh battery, compared to the G's 400mAh battery. It is also powered by the same a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor as its predecessor, and it ships with 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage. The LG G Watch R will be available around October / November. Pricing is unknown at this time.

LG R Watch G

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK Now Available

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:22 -- Marshall Walker

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK is now available through Barnesandnoble.com. This is the first NOOK e-reader not manufactured by Barnes & Noble, but there is still a lot of original NOOK features baked into the device. The new NOOK is basically a 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 with a focus on reading. It ships with the Barnes & Noble's Nook store instead of Samsung bloatware and it includes $200 of free content plus $5 in credit.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOKThe Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK features a 1280 x 800 (216 PPI) display, 8GB of storage and a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. It is also equipped with all the standard features found on most tablets, such as front- and rear-facing cameras, GPS, a microSD slot and so on.

Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha with Metal Frame

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:34 -- Sammy Snyder

Samsung today announced the Galaxy Alpha smartphone which unveils the company's "new design approach". The new handset features metal sides and a light weight compact body. Samsung describes it as a "sophisticated design" built on the "specific desires of the consumer market".

Samsung Galaxy Alpha
The fancy-looking device is powered by a octa core chip (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) and Android KitKat 4.4. It sports a smaller battery (1,860mAh) than the Galaxy S5, a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720) display and a 12MP rear-facing camera. Other specs include 4K video capture, 1.2MP front-facing camera, 2GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory, LTE Cat.6, NFC and S Health. It will also support Samsung's Gear smartwatches but it does not include a microSD slot.

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Officially Announced

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:29 -- Marshall Walker

UPDATE: The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and all its accessories are now available for pre-order through Amazon.com and other retailers.

NVIDIA announced today its new SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD wireless controller. The new gaming tablet is powered by a Tegra K1 processor with the same "Kepler architecture that drives the world's most extreme gaming PCs," according to the YouTube video posted below. Other specs include a 192-core GeForce GPU, 8-inch 1920 x 1200 display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage for Wi-Fi (or 32GB for LTE), a microSD slot for up to 128GB of expandable storage, 5MP front and rear cameras, WiFi N with MIMI 2×2, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS w/ GLONASS, HDMI for video out and an Android OS. The tablet is geared towards serious gamers who want to play PC-quality games on the go.

NVIDIA SHIELD TabletThe optional SHIELD wireless controller looks a lot like an Xbox controller. It features all the basic buttons and controls, plus pairs with the SHIELD Tablet using a direct Wi-Fi connection. A direct Wi-Fi connection provides more bandwidth than a Bluetooth connection, according to NVIDIA.

HTC Teams Up with AT&T to Launch HTC Desire 610

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:41 -- Marshall Walker

HTC has announced that the Desire 610 will be available on July 25. The mid-range handset will be available for $200 off-contract from AT&T, or through AT&T Now for zero dollars down and $8.34 per month. It is unclear who the device is aimed at, $200 for a under-spec'd phone is a lot of money for customers looking for an affordable 4G LTE handset, but that's only my opinion. Here's what $200 will land you...

HTC Desire 610The HTC Desire 610 is equipped with a 4.7-inch 960 x 540 display, 8MP camera, 8GB of internal storage and a 2,040 mAh battery. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM. The Desire 610 also ships with all HTC's new trademark services like BoomSound, BlinkFeed and Zoe.

Get 50% Off When You Pre-Order the LG G3 From Verizon Wireless

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:22 -- Alex Gardner

Verizon Wireless is offering 50% off the LG G3 with a new two-year agreement. The new LG smartphone is available now for pre-order through VerizonWireless.com. It will begin shipping on July 17, a few days after the handset lands in AT&T retail locations. AT&T is selling the LG G3 for $199 on contract, but Verizon Wireless customers can nab it for only $99 if they're eligible for an upgrade.

LG G3The LG G3 is equipped with a 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a 13MP camera and a 2.1MP HD front–facing camera with Full HD camcorder. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.5 GHz quad-core processor with 3GB RAM, Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) and a 3000 mAh Li–Ion battery. Other features include video resolutions up to 3840 x 2160, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE, NFC and all the other standard bells and whistles expected on today's high-end smartphones.

Pre-Order the Sony Xperia Z2 From Verizon Wireless

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 19:07 -- Sammy Snyder

The Sony Xperia Z2 tablet will be available for pre-order on Thursday, July 10 through Verizon Wireless. Sony unveiled the flagship tablet during Mobile World Congress earlier this year. The tablet is powered by a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm quad-core processor with 3GB RAM and Android 4.4 (Kitkat). It is equipped with an 8.1MP rear-facing camera, 2.2MP front-facing camera and a microSD card for adding up to 128GB of memory. Sony also claims that the Xperia Z2 is the "slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet in the world".

Sony Xperia Z2The tablet will ship with six free movies from Sony Pictures and an early access pass for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Verizon Wireless customers will also receive a 90 day free trial to Sony’s “Music Unlimited” service.

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