Watch the first trailer for ‘The Walking Dead’ mid-season finale
It窶冱 almost over, Walking Dead fans! Only one episode is left in the first half of season 7, and I for one I窶冦 looking forward to two months without AMC窶冱 best zombie show yet. The Walking Deadﾂ�returns on February 12th, and hopefully, AMC will make the show great again. Aside from episode 1 and a few other moments during the seven episodes we窶况e seen so far, The Walking Dead was pretty disappointing. The current grind is so annoying that next week窶冱 episode 8 doesn窶冲 even feel like a mid-season finale in this official trailer. And that窶冱 even though we窶决e bound to see some action 窶� I won窶冲 spoil it for you just yet, so don窶冲 watch the trailer if you haven窶冲 seen episode 7 yet. DON窶儺 MISS: Microsoft kicks off 12 Days of Deals sale: Good Windows 10, Xbox One, and VR deals Titled Hearts Still beating, the next episode is supposed to solve some of the plots and subplots we窶况e seen so far. The conflict with Negan is still the dominant element of the episode, as Negan is in Alexandria now, waiting for Rick to get back from his mission. Rick窶冱 teary-eyed look indicates that something bad is about to happen. And Negan getting a hold of Judith might be what窶冱 making Rick cry. Or is it Carl and his recklessness? Daryl seems to escape, Michonne may reach her destination, and Morgan will have a serious talk about the Saviors with the folks over at The Kingdom. Well, at least we can only hope so. That particular scene was featured in the last two trailers as well. Rosita seems determined to use that bullet, but nothing can happen to Negan, can there? Check AMC窶冱 trailer for next week窶冱 episode as well as a sneak peek clip below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnMFu7CVpV8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGsURWAhc0M
2016/12/05 15:54 BGR
How to set up a Google Pixel from an old iPhone or Android
What's the best way to transfer data from my old phone to my Pixel? One of the first things you'll want to do when you get your brand new Pixel phone is make sure all the data from your is transferred over from your old phone, and Google has done the work to make sure it's as painless as possible. Included in the box with your Pixel is a USB-C to USB-A adapter which is used for the quickest and easiest method for transferring your data. We'll walk you through how to transfer your data from either an Android device or an iPhone. The process is mostly the same, with a few differences. How to transfer data from another Android phone How to transfer data from an iPhone How to transfer your data from another Android phone If you've just powered up your Pixel for the first time, tap Let's Go to start the setup process. Tap Copy your data. Tap to connect to a trusted Wi-Fi network. Enter the password for your Wi-Fi network and then tap Connect. Once your phone is connected to the ...
2016/12/05 15:44 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
BLU sets the record straight on security
LG V20 makes its debut in India for ₹54,999
Sales kick off December 6 at retail stores and Amazon India. The LG V20 is now official in India. The phone will be available from retail stores and online on Amazon India starting tomorrow, December 6, for ₹54,999 ($805). LG is throwing in a free B&O Play in-ear headphones for free with every order. The LG V20 features a 5.7-inch QHD display, and a secondary 2.1-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 160 that shows frequently used apps, contacts, calendar items, and more. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC, and offers 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage, microSD slot, 16MP f/1.8 camera with an 8MP wide-angle lens, 5MP front camera, LTE, Wi-Fi ac, 32-bit "Quad DAC," USB-C, and a 3200mAh removable battery. On the software front, you get the latest iteration of LG UX running on Android 7.0 Nougat. Anyone interested in picking up the V20 in India? LG V20 LG V20 review: Built for power users LG V20 specs All LG V20 news LG V20 vs. Galaxy Note 7 Discuss the V20 in th...
2016/12/05 15:35 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Amazon’s 15 best daily deals: Self-healing iPhone 7 cases, Sony sound bar, Christmas lights, more
Black Friday week is behind us, as is Cyber Monday week, but anyone who knows Amazon knows that the killer deals will keep flowing straight up until Christmas. Today's batch of the retailer's best daily bargains includes four iPhone 7/7 Plus cases that heal themselves from scratches, an awesome Sony sound bar, a plug-in motion detector that can control any device, 32% off Crest 3D White Strips, the entire 7-movie collection of Fast & Furious, $80 off an Amazon Tap and Fire tablet bundle, a whole bunch of discounted Christmas lights, and plenty more. All of today's top deals are laid out below.
2016/12/05 15:33 BGR
[APK Download] Google releases Trusted Contacts, a location sharing app for personal safety and emergency assistance
Google’s Trusted Contacts app lets users share locations in an emergency
What you may have missed this weekend (12/3 – 12/4)
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. This time of year it seems everyone’s weekends are filled up with tree decorating, family meals, and Christmas present shopping. While we may be in a slow time for new tech products, the news hasn’t stopped. We saw some headlines this weekend that you may
2016/12/05 15:19 AndroidGuys
Grab a refurbished Acer Chromebook for just $99 today
If you have been considering picking up a Chromebook, you won't want to miss out on this deal. Right now you can grab a refurbished Acer Chromebook for just $99, which is 50% of its original price. While it may not be the latest, nor the greatest Chromebook out there, it does come with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and an 11.6-inch display. This model will run Android apps when the functionality is finally enabled, and for anyone looking to try one out for the first time, this is a great deal. You'll only be able to take advantage of this deal today, December 5, so don't wait too long to make your purchase. See at Newegg ...
2016/12/05 15:15 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Amazon just announced Amazon Go, a grocery store with no checkout
Amazon is the web's largest retailer, but the company has long been planning a move into the brick-and-mortar retail scene as well. Now, the reports that Amazon was hard at work on a revolutionary corner store concept have finally achieved fruition. It's called Amazon Go, and it looks like the future. Amazon Go is a system that marries physical stores with advanced algorithms and sensors to eliminate the need for a typical store checkout. Instead of packing all the things you need into a basket or cart and then dragged it through a tedious checkout process, you just grab whatever you need and walk out of the store. MUST SEE: Watch the new SNL sketch that had Donald Trump fuming on Twitter It sounds like a shaky concept at first, but only until you see just how advanced the technology really is. When you first walk into the store, you use your smartphone to open you virtual shopping cart. As you make your way around the store, a vast system of sensor tracks where you are, what you pick up, and what you take with you. The system even knows if you pick something up and then put it back, and will only charge you for things you actually intended to buy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrmMk1Myrxc Once you've gotten when you came for, walking out of the store prompts the system to charge you for the products you've taken, and the receipt for your trip pops up automatically on the app. Amazon calls the system "Just Walk Out." The store, which is currently only open to Amazon employees but is poised to welcome all Amazon shoppers soon, is located in the company's home town of Seattle. At present, only one store has been announced, but it's clear that with a four-year development and considerable investment being made, the company has ambitions beyond Seattle.
2016/12/05 15:11 BGR
You can expect a wide range of Nokia smartphones to be available next year
Report claims Galaxy Note 7 batteries exploded because they were too big
Instrumental report says there wasn't sufficient clearance between the battery and its enclosure, and that 'aggressive design' led to the battery being squeezed. Ever since the late Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was withdrawn from sale, there has been no shortage of theories — both legitimate and dubious — about exactly what caused the phone's battery to go boom. Samsung originally blamed a battery cell issue in cells from one supplier, however the second recall and subsequent cancellation of the phone would seem to discount that. Now a report from engineering firm Instrumental claims to have solved the mystery. The cause of the catastrophic Note 7 battery failures, the firm's CEO says, basically has to do with the battery being too big. In her report, Anna Shedletsky concludes that there wasn't enough space around the battery to allow for various manufacturing tolerances, and the slight expansion of the battery through use. What's interesting is that there is evidence in the desi...
2016/12/05 15:04 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
The Last Guardian review: Shadowed by a colossus
After beating Shadow of the Colossus for the fifth time, I began to come to terms with the fact that I'd never play another game quite like it again. Even if the same team came together for a new project, they would never be able to recapture the magic of that world and the colossal, awe-inspiring beings that inhabited it. So rather than attempt to top or recreate Shadow of the Colossus, director Fumito Ueda and his team instead extracted familiar elements from the PS2 masterpiece and imbued them in a game that echoes Ico, the team's first PS2 title. In many ways, The Last Guardian feels like a culmination of the team's ideals. MUST SEE: Every PS4, PS3 and Vita game you can download for free in December From conception to release, The Last Guardian was 11 years in the making. Like Ico and Shadow of the Colossus before it, The Last Guardian revolves around a young hero who is dropped into a strange world and has a single companion to help him on his way. In Ico it was Yorda, in Shadow it was Agro and in The Last Guardian your partner is a cat-like, dragon-sized creature who the main character calls Trico. You'll spend a vast majority of the game doing one of two things: telling Trico where to go or clearing the way for Trico (at which point you'll hop on his back and tell him where to go). If you played Ico, The Last Guardian is going to feel very familiar—the entire world is a platforming puzzle, and every room you enter has a lever that needs to be pulled or an object that needs to be interacted with. Other than some on-screen prompts in the first hour or so of the game, there's very little hand holding in The Last Guardian. This is both a welcome change of pace and an occasional annoyance, as I can think of at least five separate occasions when I became hopelessly stuck, clueless as to how I should proceed. While a few of those instances simply required me to look a little harder for a solution, other times the game seemingly failed to realize it was time to move forward. Speaking of which, your ability to progress in The Last Guardian is entirely dependent on the actions of an enormous AI beast. Trico is a stunning, vibrant creation that feels more alive than any companion I've ever been paired with in a video game, but he is still an AI, and that means he's going to get sidetracked. The key to enjoying The Last Guardian is to think of Trico as a real pet. No matter how well-trained your real-life pet is, it isn't always interested in what you have to say, nor will it listen to every command you issue. I don't want to give the developers too much credit—telling Trico to jump to the next ledge and watching him stare blankly at a wall can be infuriating at times—but that's a concession any development team is going to have to make when it relies this heavily on a computer-controlled character. On the flip side, the moments when The Last Guardian shines are moments that no other game this generation could replicate. By creating such a strong bond between the player and this otherworldly creature, the tragedies and the triumphs all hit that much harder. You will root for Trico and risk your digital life to keep him safe. And keeping Trico safe becomes increasingly difficult as the two work their way through the treacherous environment. Ghostly guards appear at regular intervals throughout the game, throwing spears at Trico and attempting to carry off the main character back into the realm from which they emerge. Although Trico, with his massive frame and powerful claws, will do most of the heavy lifting in combat scenarios, the character has to chip in as well, whether it's knocking a guard's weapon out of its hands or pulling spears out of Trico when the battle has ended. All of the game's most egregious errors emanate from the same source as its greatest achievements. Climbing Trico can be a headache, as the camera swings through walls and the creature itself in an attempt to center on the player, but leaping across chasms on Trico's back is uniquely exhilarating. Finding the solution to a puzzle might drive you insane, but once you've solved it, you're rewarded with the chance to explore another section of the game's remarkable world. But what truly makes a Team Ico game (which The Last Guardian might not be in name, but certainly is in spirit) is the incredible storytelling ability of its creators. Even as I struggled with the controls and wandered around in circles looking for puzzle solutions, my interest in the world, the protagonist and Trico never waned. No matter what, I was going to see this story through to its conclusion, and without spoiling anything, it absolutely pays off in the end. It feels weird to say this about a game that has been in active development since 2007, but The Last Guardian could have used some polish before it hit the market. The controls and the camera are simply not up to the standard of a modern triple-A console title, and Trico's AI, while occasionally impressive, is far too inconsistent in a game that requires him to constantly get the player from point A to point B. I loved exploring this world and experiencing this story, but a great game should be a joy to play. All too often, The Last Guardian just isn't.
2016/12/05 15:00 BGR
Draw Together review: Artwork in progress
Draw Together provides a fun canvas for collaborative art, but it can only ever be as strong as the community that holds the brushes. Draw Together is a social drawing app that aims to have strangers work together to create collective works of art produced one tile at a time. Relying on anonymous folks from the internet to work together towards a common goal typically results in one of two outcomes: an oddly beautiful mesh of ideas, or an ugly parade of trolls. The result here is something like a digital quilting circle, except every other quilt becomes a dickbutt. To jump in, you need to create an account, or log in via Facebook. Once you're in the app, you can browse through the works in progress, or start your own drawing by tapping the floating "+" icon in the bottom right corner. To create your own drawing, you need keys. The size of your canvas is determined by the number of keys you spend two keys for a 2-by-2 drawing, three keys for a 3-by-3 and so on. You get the idea. If ...
2016/12/05 15:00 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
OnePlus 5 with ceramic body rumored to come in 2017 instead of OnePlus 4
Just before the OnePlus 3T came out, word on the street surfaced saying that the OnePlus 4 with a Snapdragon 830 onboard is expected to arrive in June/July 2017. Well now a freshly squeeze rumor claims OnePlus will skip over the OnePlus 4 and next year will unveil the OnePlus 5 directly. Hmm, if this
2016/12/05 14:54 AndroidGuys
The LG G6 could be waterproof and charge wirelessly
Top 10 Best Multiplayer VR Games
What are the best multiplayer VR games? One of the best aspects of virtual reality is sharing the experience with friends, whether online or right in your living room. No matter the VR system you're using, these are the best multiplayer titles available now. Read more at VR Heads! ...
2016/12/05 14:30 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Become a Linux pro for just $59 today!
Update: With coupon code ACLINUX you can drop the price of this bundle by $10 to just $59. Act now! You're probably quite familiar with Windows or Mac OS X — chances are you're visiting us from a computer running one of them right now. However, Linux and UNIX are two operating systems that any self-respecting programmer needs to know. Both are powerful, flexible operating systems in use by many big companies, and are common OS choices for programmers. If you've been interested in learning how to code and use Linux and UNIX, you might be at a loss as to where to start. But it's a great set of skills to know, especially if you're maybe looking to transition into a new career. Considering many leading tech and data-driven companies use Linux, this is an excellent foundation for any aspiring professional programmer. But taking the time out to go back to school, or participate in a Linux coding boot camp just might not be feasible either for your budget or your schedule. There is a way...
2016/12/05 14:30 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
LeEco’s insanely hot 4K TVs are finally on Amazon
Thanks to Apple having pushed companies like Samsung to step up their game when it comes to smartphone design, everyone expects premium materials when they shop for a flagship phone. It's interesting, though... why don't people want the same level of design and build quality in their televisions? Sure you don't hold a TV when you use it, but they cost even more money and you look at them all the time. A TV is generally also the focal point of your living room, so don't you want it to feature a gorgeous design? Good news: there's a company that puts as much time and thought into the design of its TVs as it does into the quality of its display panels, and you won't have to pay an arm and a leg to get one. LeEco's 4K TVs feature an incredible design, aluminum construction, incredible display panels with HDR 10 support, and price tags you won't believe. The 43-inch model costs just $649, the 55-inch version is $899, and the huge 65-inch LeEco TV costs $1,399. If you've priced premium TVs with 4K resolution and HDR anytime recently, you know that those prices are nuts. Seriously, if LeEco isn't on your radar, it needs to be.
2016/12/05 14:22 BGR
Motorola DROID Turbo snags Android Marshmallow in latest update
Samsung updates the Gear S2 with a slew of features from the Gear S3
Google releases Trusted Contacts, a location sharing app for personal safety and emergency assistance
Over the past couple of years, we've seen many iterations on the personal safety app, but the gist has always remained the same: choose a few persons you trust to share your location with all the time, or at least when you feel the need or they request it. Now Google is releasing its own official take on the matter, Trusted Contacts, and part of me is wishing this app or its functionality at least becomes integrated in all Android phones from now on.
2016/12/05 14:15 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Watch the new SNL sketch that had Donald Trump fuming on Twitter
In what has already become a predictable routine, Saturday Night Live over the weekend poked fun at Donald Trump's foibles, subsequently prompting the President-elect to thrash the program via, what else, his Twitter account. Funny enough, the entire premise of Saturday Night Live's cold open this past weekend centered on Trump's proclivity to communicate via Twitter, not to mention his recent decision to retweet something initially sent out by a 16-year old from California. DON'T MISS: You get one last chance to buy a NES Classic Edition before Christmas The sketch begins with a High School-aged boy named Seth who is startled to discover that he's been retweeted by none other than Donald Trump, once again played dutifully by Alec Baldwin. During the course of a security briefing, Trump ignores more pressing matters and exclaims to Kellyanne Conway: "Kellyanne, I just retweeted the best tweet. I mean, what a great, smart tweet." After promising to stop tweeting to focus on more serious topics, Trump simply can't control himself, ultimately retweeting a few other messages from random citizens across the country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI3g_laToxE Of course, the overarching theme of the sketch is that Trump is wholly unprepared to take on the responsibilities of the Oval Office while simultaneously being uniquely unqualified to handle important international flare-ups across the globe. Not too long after the sketch aired, Trump predictably and non-ironically took to Twitter to lambast the show for another job poorly done. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/805278955150471168 Funny enough, Trump has made a habit out of blasting SNL yet he can't seem to stop watching the show. In fact, Trump, during the run up to this year's election, tweeted that SNL was part of a broader media effort to rig the election, not before stating the the show itself should essentially be taken off the air. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/787612552654155776 It's going to be an interesting four years, folks.
2016/12/05 14:05 BGR
Samsung Gear 2 just got a lot better, now boasts Gear S3 feats
Have a Gear S2 smartwatch lying around somewhere? Then you窶囘 better take it out now. Samsung is currently pushing the Gear 2 Value pack update which brings a ton of goodies and new features imported from the new Gear S3. The update will bump up the watch to Tizen version 126.96.36.199. Expect it to weigh
2016/12/05 14:02 AndroidGuys
Daniel's Favorite Things of 2016
2016 Daniel's Favorite Things Lots of people look to tech as their source of gift inspiration around this time of year, and I'm fine with that — I enjoy a good phone or connected doorbell with the rest of them. But I also encourage you to gift a great book, movie or, depending on your proclivity, coffee-making apparatus, to mix things up. Here are my favorite things from this year. Google Pixel No surprise here, but the best phone of the year is easily the Google Pixel. It's fast — faster than any Android phone before it — and stable. It's also smart, with plenty of special sauce from Google to make it just that much more enjoyable to use. It's the little things, like the smooth launch animations as you swipe up to reveal the app drawer, or the handy Moves gestures that get better with each release. And it's the amazing camera, that captures great photos in almost any situation. But mainly it's the always-latest software that I can rely on to be per...
2016/12/05 14:00 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Google's Trusted Contacts app lets you share your location with loved ones
New Google app is designed to help keep you — and the people you care about — safe. Google has today launched a new app designed to help you share your location with the people that you trust. With Trusted Contacts, you can add your closest friends and family members, and allow them to request your location at any time. When a trusted contact requests your location, you can deny the request. But if you don't respond your location is automatically shared — and because it ties into your Google location history, your phone doesn't need to be switched on for this to work. You can also directly ping your trusted contacts with your current location if necessary. And your approved trusted contacts can also see your activity details — like your battery level, and how recently you were active. It's easy to see how an app like this could be useful, providing safety and peace of mind — particularly for parents, and anyone caring for a vulnerable person. There's an inherent creep...
2016/12/05 13:56 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
[TA Deals] Get The Complete Android N Developer Course for $19
Want to learn how to develop apps for the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 7.0 Nougat? There’s no better instructor to learn from than Rob Percival, famous for his highly in-depth Udemy courses. Unfortunately, his courses can be quite pricey. And rightly so — there’s a lot of good information to be […] Come comment on this article: [TA Deals] Get The Complete Android N Developer Course for $19
2016/12/05 13:30 TalkAndroid
Does the brand new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar have a battery problem?
The new MacBook Pro is objectively Apple窶冱 best laptop ever, but it窶冱 also getting plenty of criticism for its lack of notable improvements. Additionally, the new laptopﾂ�has aﾂ�graphics issue that Apple is currently investigating, and if that wasn't enough, there also appears toﾂ�be a potential battery problem affecting some units. DON窶儺 MISS: Microsoft kicks off 12 Days of Deals sale: Good Windows 10, Xbox One, and VR deals According to some MacRumors readers, the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is experiencing shorter battery life than expected. Some users say they窶决e getting between three to six hours of battery life on a charge instead of the 10 hours advertised. 窶廚urrently I'm powering a 1080p external monitor and casually browsing with Chrome. At full charge, I'm getting an estimate of 3 hours battery life. With gaming it's even less,窶� one reader wrote. 窶廬 bought a maxed out 13-inch Touch Bar model, and I've been using it for about a week,窶� a second user said. 窶弩ith light use, I've been consistently getting around 5-6.5 hours when mainly browsing. Apple claims 10 hours wireless web but my battery has never lasted this long.窶� A third user said that a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar got around three hours and 45 minutes of battery life on a single charge during 窶從ormal usage窶� that included web browsing, YouTube video watching, and software development. A different user said battery life dropped by 5% in just 12 minutes. Similar stories were also posted on Reddit, which suggests that there are quite a few users who窶决e seeing battery estimates well below what Apple is advertising. At the same time, this isn窶冲 necessarily a widespread issue, as other users note that their machines are working properly. 窶廬窶况e been working non-stop for the past 1.5 hours, back and forth between emails, Safari, Calendar, Messages, organizing files, editing some PDFs in Adobe Acrobat DC, and building a financial model in Excel,窶� a different user said on Reddit. 窶廬 started at 100% and am now at 92% battery, with an estimated 10 hours 35 minutes remaining. If you're not getting this kind of battery life on your MBP, you should definitely get it checked out.窶� Apple is yet to address the manner in an official capacity, as it did recently with the iPhone 6s. But if you窶决e experiencing lower-than-expected battery life on your brand new MacBook Pro, you should definitely have it inspected by an Apple Store genius as soon as possible.
2016/12/05 13:30 BGR
Samsung’s “aggressive battery design” might be to blame for Galaxy Note7 fiasco
Samsung is expected to make public the results of its investigation into what made the Galaxy Note7 prone to explosion towards the end of the month. While we wait on that, a new report coming out of Instrumental reveals a possible answer. A series of tests were performed on the Note7 which revealed the problem
2016/12/05 13:10 AndroidGuys
DeepMind CEO: General AI is still decades away
Moto Z on Nougat: Life by a thousand improvements
Subtly better in so many different ways. Depending on who you ask, modular phones are either the future or a hilariously failed experiment that encapsulates how many people feel about 2016 in general. Few people disagree, however, that of the modular phones we saw this year the Moto Z and Z Force were the best. Snapping on a bigger battery or a projector may not have been worth losing the headphone jack for some, and the Moto camera still lags a little behind the top phones of this year, but there's still a lot to like here. Despite some early concerns about security and software updates, the Droid Editions of Moto Z and Z Force have received the updated to Android 7.0 with the November 1 security update before most of the competition. As we've learned before, especially with Moto phones, being the first to an update does not always mean a great experience. Here's what we've found after nearly two weeks with this big update. Striking similarity As is almost always the case with...
2016/12/05 13:00 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Get a free 32-inch TV with an LG V20 or LG G5 at Best Buy
OnePlus contest sees OnePlus 3T and more available for one rupee
See Baby Groot speak in a brand new trailer for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’
2017 is going to be another exceptionally busy year for Marvel Studios, and it all begins with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in May. We got our first glimpse of the sequel back in October, but over the weekend, Marvel shared the first full-length teaser for the movie, full of all the action and music you've come to expect. SEE ALSO: Negan will be sticking around for season 8 of ‘The Walking Dead’ While the teaser is chock full of great moments, Baby Groot unsurprisingly steals the show. To be honest, I'm not sure Rocket really thought it through when he entrusted an atomic bomb to a tiny sentient plant, but what do I know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW1BIid8Osg Though it's a funny, exciting, explosive trailer, it doesn't really touch on the actual plot of the movie. Thankfully, we have a synopsis for that: "Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand." Earlier this year, Marvel announced that Kurt Russell would step into the role of Ego, the cosmic being who fathered Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord). In the comics, he takes the form of a planet, but we'll see a humanoid Ego in the movie. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5th, 2017.
2016/12/05 12:45 BGR
These photos could be a first look at BlackBerry’s new QWERTY handset
It seems like BlackBerry has a new QWERTY Android-based phone just over the horizon. Leaked photos were posted on Chinese social networking site Weibo, giving us a detailed first look at what is the alleged phone. There’s really not a whole lot to go off of here. Specifications still remain a secret, but if the […] Come comment on this article: These photos could be a first look at BlackBerry’s new QWERTY handset
2016/12/05 12:30 TalkAndroid
We would love it if this was BlackBerry’s new QWERTY phone
The Surface Pro 5 might be the Windows 10 MacBook Pro alternative you were looking for
Microsoft did not release a new Surface Pro 5 laptop this year, likely waiting for certain components to become available. For the same reason, the brand new Surface Book model Microsoft launched to fight against the 2016 MacBook Pro isn窶冲 a true Surface Book 2 generation. But Surface fans have reasons to be excited about 2017, as the new year will bring them the Surface upgrade they deserve. DON窶儺 MISS: Microsoft kicks off 12 Days of Deals sale: Good Windows 10, Xbox One, and VR deals The new Surface Pro model should ship with more storage, more RAM, and the next-gen Intel Kaby Lake processors 窶� you know, the CPU family that窶冱 only launching next year. According to The Bitbag, the Surface Pro 5 will ship with 512GB of storage space, better performance and better battery life than its predecessor. Additionally, the Surface Pro 5 will get an upgraded Surface Pen stylus, which will receive wireless charging powers, via the magnetic dock. Other rumored upgrades include USB Type-C ports and Thunderbolt 3 support. While nothing is confirmed just yet, the Surface Pro 5 family of 2-in-1 laptops may also receive a better display and a fingerprint sensor embedded in the screen. Finally, the laptop should run Windows 10 Redstone 3 out of the box, The Bitbag says. It窶冱 not clear where the site got its information from. While Microsoft has compared the Surface Pro to the iPad and the MacBook Air in its anti-Apple ads, Surface Pro 5 tablet might be the MacBook Pro rival you were looking for. That said, a Surface Book 2 sharing some of the Surface Pro 5窶冱 specs might be an even more exciting proposition to Windows 10 fans. Pricing details for the rumored Surface Pro 5 have not been leaked. The Surface Pro 5 will be launched in spring, so there窶冱 plenty of time to go until Microsoft actually announces anything.
2016/12/05 12:15 BGR
This palm-sized HD camera drone packs some serious flying power and is now just $99
Record your world like never before with this super-portable camera drone that gives you a live first-person view as you buzz around. The SKEYE Nano 2 FPV drone is 23% off through this BGR offer. Adjustable gyro sensitivity and the 6-axis control allow beginners and experts alike to enjoy the SKEYE Nano 2, even allowing you to control the drone from your smartphone (via app) if you窶决e not comfortable with the remote control. Additional features like altitude hold and auto takeoff and landing alleviate some of the frustrations that can come with flying a standard drone. Weighing just over half an ounce, the tiny frame design makes it easy to transport and gets you into the tightest of spaces, allowing you to capture photo and video of places you normally wouldn窶冲 see. Never thought you窶囘 be a drone person? This fun little gadget is here to prove you wrong. Save 23% on the usual price of $129 and pay just $99.
2016/12/05 12:06 BGR
Panasonic announces 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio LCD panel to rival OLED
Lenovo will launch at least 12 new Moto Mods in 2017
It looks like Lenovo is planning to continue pushing Moto Mods for its Moto Z line of devices pretty hard. According to CNET, Lenovo executives told a group of journalists this week that they are planning to launch at least 12 Moto Mods next year. Of course, there were no details given on what those […] Come comment on this article: Lenovo will launch at least 12 new Moto Mods in 2017
2016/12/05 11:54 TalkAndroid
Samsung brings Gear S3 features to last year's Gear S2
The Gear S2 becomes a much better watch with the latest software update. Samsung has rolled out an update to the Gear S2, bringing the smartwatch to parity on the software front with the newer Gear S3. Gear S2 owners will now be able to download Gear S3 watch faces via the Galaxy Apps store, as well as the new Reminders app and Alti-Barometer. The rotating bezel on the Gear S2 has picked up more functionality, and can now be used to accept or reject calls, dismiss alarms, timers and alerts. Turn the bezel clockwise to accept a call or acknowledge an alert, and a counterclockwise alert dismisses the notification. The Gear S2 now comes with a handwriting mode that lets transcribes characters drawn on the device in Korean, English or Chinese. There's the option to choose from over 180 emoji, or dictate texts using voice input. The update also adds several fitness-focused features that made their way to the Gear Fit 2 last month. S Health on the Gear S2 will be able to recogn...
2016/12/05 11:51 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Save $23 on a replacement Galaxy S5 battery today!
Is the battery in your Galaxy S5 not keeping your phone on for as long as it used to? Simply swapping it out for a new one may fix your problems and help you regain your battery life again. Right now you can pick one up for only $16.95, a savings of $23. ...
2016/12/05 11:30 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Teardown finds dangerous battery design to blame for Galaxy Note 7 fires
Rev up your engines, F1 2016 is now available on Android
Samsung updates Gear S2 with Gear S3 features, refurbished models go on sale
New “1600” augmented reality app puts a new spin on the White House
Want a taste of augmented reality, but you’re not into playing games like Pokemon Go? Well then why not take a virtual tour around the history rich White House? Yes, the Presidential mansion just got itself a personal AR app called “1600” – in reference to its physical address, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. All you need
2016/12/05 10:19 AndroidGuys
Vernee Mars is the first Helio P10 smartphone to score Android 7.0 Nougat
Android OEMs like LG, Sony or HTC have started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for some of their premium products, but Chinese device manufacturers aren窶冲 too far behind. For example Elephone has already opened up an Android 7.0 Nougat beta program for users of its S7 smartphone, but build is yet to be
2016/12/05 09:44 AndroidGuys
Google introduces Hindi language capabilities to Google Allo
Lenovo K6 Power first impressions: Incredible value on a budget
The K6 Power offers a lot of phone for not a whole lot of money. Lenovo is all set to kick off sales of its latest entry-level handset, the K6 Power, starting December 6. The phone will be sold exclusively on Flipkart for ₹9,999, and will be available in gold, silver, and dark grey color options. The K6 Power is the latest handset to be powered by the Snapdragon 430, which offers an octa-core CPU with four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz and four Cortex A53 cores at 1.2GHz. There's also the Adreno 505 GPU, and you get a massive 4000mAh battery, 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage, microSD slot, dual-SIM connectivity, 13MP camera (Sony IMX258) with PDAF, 8MP front shooter, 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, FM radio, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. The K6 Power directly competes with Xiaomi's Redmi 3S, a stellar phone in this category. Although both phones feature a 5-inch display, the K6 Power offers a Full HD panel, whereas the Redmi 3S comes with a 720p display. Even though it has a 4000mAh ...
2016/12/05 09:22 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
CyanogenMod 14.1 now available for Nexus 5, Galaxy S3, Nextbit Robin and more
Motorola Moto X (2017) shows its face in batch of leaked images
Have you been hoping for a new Moto X smartphone for a while now? This year Motorola decided to focus on the modular-minded Moto Z family, so no new Moto X smartphones saw the light of day. But according to a recent report, Motorola has been working a next-gen Moto X which is pegged for
2016/12/05 09:04 AndroidGuys
Google Assistant now understands Hindi, but only in Allo
Google Assistant now offers quick replies in Hindi. Back when Allo debuted, Google said that it would bring Hindi support to the messaging platform before the end of the year. The update is now being rolled out to the Android and iOS apps, allowing Google Assistant to understand and respond to queries in Hindi. To get started, just ask the Google Assistant, "Talk to me in Hindi." You can also change the language settings if you're more comfortable interacting with the Assistant by default in Hindi. Allo's Smart Reply feature — which offers automated canned responses — is also available in Hindi. The feature suggests responses based on the language you're typing in. So if you ask a query in Hindi, you'll see a Smart Reply in that language. Google says that the update will be available over the coming days (I don't see it yet). By making the Assistant understand Hindi, Google is opening up Allo to a wider audience, and with India being one of the top countries for Allo, it mak...
2016/12/05 07:42 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
CyanogenMod 14.1 nightlies arrive for the Nexus 5, Moto X Pure Edition, Nextbit Robin, and more
CyanogenMod is virtually the best-known custom ROM out there, and for good reason: it brings the newest version of Android to devices that would otherwise have to wait much longer to receive it, or would never receive it at all. This week, quite a few popular devices have received CyanogenMod 14.1, which is based on Android 7.1 Nougat. CyanogenMod 14.1 (Android 7.1 nightlies): Google Nexus 5 (hammerhead) LG G Pad 7 LTE (v410) Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (2015) (clark) Nextbit Robin (ether) Oppo R5/R5s (Intl) (r5) Oppo R7 Plus (r7plus) Enthusiasts who still own the Nexus 5, of which there are many, will no doubt be thrilled to see Android 7.1 Nougat come to their devices (though it did arrive in CAF form late last month).
2016/12/05 03:59 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
10 best job search apps for Android
Little Briar Rose offers a Grimm adventure with gorgeous stained glass visuals
On paper, Little Briar Rose isn't anything particularly exciting. It's a competent side-scrolling adventure title, a rookie effort from developer Elf Games, that retells the Grimm fairy tale of the same name. But the game's visuals, painstakingly crafted to look like an animated stained glass window on every frame, are downright breathtaking. In a sea of pixelated graphics and safe me-too styles, Little Briar Rose is a breath of fresh air.
2016/12/05 01:51 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Crowdfunding project of the week: BumpOut portable audio system
Negan will be sticking around for season 8 of ‘The Walking Dead’
Jeffrey Dean Morgan's portrayal of Negan on The Walking Dead is unquestionably and absolutely chilling. From the first moment we caught a glimpse of Morgan jovially swinging around his beloved bat Lucille, it was overwhelmingly clear that Negan was not someone you wanted to mess with. Even after brutally killing Glenn and Abraham, Negan took things to the next level after almost forcing Rick to cut off Carl's arm. If The Walking Dead showrunners were intent on portraying Negan as the epitome of pure evil, they succeeded. DON'T MISS: You get one last chance to buy a NES Classic Edition before Christmas For many fans of the show who are unfamiliar with the comics on which the show is based, there was a growing consensus that the rest of season 7 would play out somewhat predictably. Per this theory, Rick and the gang would somehow figure out a way to take the fight to Negan directly, ultimately concluding in a riveting climactic battle between Rick and Negan that would result in the latter's demise. Now for any fans who abhor Negan and were hoping to wish this plot line into existence, we have some bad news for you. During an interview with Howard Stern last week, Morgan said that he's going to be sticking around for season 8 of The Walking Dead. When asked by Stern about how long his character will remain on the show, Morgan didn't mince words: "Well, I know that I'll be around for Season 8." We didn't see Negan at all during last week's episode of The Walking Dead, but fans of the show can expect some very Negan-heavy storylines both during tonight's episode and next week's episode. You can listen to Morgan's interesting chat with Stern below.
2016/12/05 00:25 BGR
Best waterproof and water resistant Android phones (December 2016)
Android Central 317: All Day I Dream About Daydream
This week, Daniel, Jerry and Alex are joined by special guest Russell Holly to talk about Daydream and emerging trends in mobile VR! Podcast MP3 URL: http://traffic.libsyn.com/androidcentral/androidcentral317.mp3...
2016/12/04 21:06 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Motorola commits to at least 12 new Moto Mod add-ons per year
Motorola's latest Moto Z flagship phones are modular, designed to accommodate add-on modules that snap to the back of their cases for extra battery life, more complex camera modules, pico projectors, et cetera. Critical and consumer response to the change has been mixed, as it was for LG's modular G5 designs. But in a recent meeting with technology journalists, the Lenovo subsidiary doubled down on the modular approach. Motorola committed to at least 12 new Moto Mod add-on products per year.
2016/12/04 20:50 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
These are the best PlayStation VR games!
Your PlayStation VR collection should include these titles! Sony and their partners did a great job making sure there are plenty of great games for you to play in PlayStation VR on launch day. It doesn't matter if you're into shooting, flying, music, adventure, or silly games that involve putting bacon in a blender, there really is something for everyone to enjoy. That also means it's not entirely clear which games you should go for first, but we've been playing through all of them and have some suggestions for you! If you're starting a PlayStation VR collection, make sure these games are on your list! Read more at VR Heads! ...
2016/12/04 20:00 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Best unlocked Android phones (December 2016)
GIVEAWAY: Best Tech for Travelers
BlackBerry's last keyboard phone developed in-house possibly leaked
The smartphone industry has evolved rapidly in the past few years, and BlackBerry was a victim of complacency for much of that time. Finally in November of last year, the company caved in and released its first Android device - the BlackBerry Priv. It was too little too late, and BlackBerry has started rebranding existing phones, starting with the DTEK50. John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry, confirmed last month in an interview that BlackBerry will release one last keyboard phone developed completely in-house.
2016/12/04 17:04 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Microsoft kicks off 12 Days of Deals sale: Good Windows 10, Xbox One, and VR deals
Microsoft窶冱 annual 12 Days of Deals promotion is back, so if you missed out on any of the company窶冱 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Windows and Xbox deals you still have a chance. Just like in previous years, each day will offer you a different deal that窶冱 going to be valid for one day only. DON窶儺 MISS: A 75-year-old窶冱 excellent Tweet may be the only good thing in 2016 The 12 Days of deals sale starts on December 5th and contains plenty of exciting deals on Windows 10 and Xbox One products. There's even a VR deal that you should check out: 12/5: Save up to $1,000 on select Intel-powered PCs, starting at $199. 12/6: Only $199 for a Lenovo Ideapad 110 laptop (save $100). 12/7: Save up to 50% on select Xbox One games, now $19.99. 12/8: Save $250 on Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core m3 and 128GB SSD (now $649), plus free sleeve. 12/9: Save up to 70% on select Windows 10 tablets, now starting at $49. 12/10: Save up to $250 on Windows Premium Collection devices, starting at $499. 12/11: Buy select Xbox controllers and get a $25 Microsoft Store gift code. 12/12: Save $50 and get 2 free games with select Xbox One consoles, plus save big on Xbox accessories and games. 12/13: Get a $100 Microsoft Store gift code with purchase of HTC VIVE or Oculus Rift. 12/14: Save up to $1,000 on select gaming PCs, starting at $799. 12/15: Save up to 40% on select Dell PCs, starting at $199. 12/16: Save up to $200 on select Surface Pro 4, plus get a free Type Cover (up to $359 value). Check out Microsoft窶冱 full 12 Days of Deals offer at this link.
2016/12/04 17:00 BGR
The best deals on phones and accessories through Verizon
Time to purchase a new smartphone? Is this an upgrade from an existing device? We want to help you out either way. To save you money, we’ve gathered up all of the promotions we could find from Verizon. Regardless of where you’re thinking of going for service, or what phone you are looking to pick up,
2016/12/04 17:00 AndroidGuys
From the Editor's Desk: Smartwatches, the zombie product category
Taking a quick break from vacation to get back up to speed with the mobile world. I've used my fair share of smartwatches over the past few years, starting with Pebbles, then picking up with Android Wear and watching Samsung figure out its wearable strategy with the each iteration of the Gear line. In that time I've also spent plenty of time with fitness bands on my wrist, which in the past year have turned into mini smartwatches in their own right. Smartwatches have evolved quite a bit, but one thing has remained the same: sales are low, and no company seems to be able to consistently ship them in considerable numbers. Samsung finally stuck with an idea for two generations of Gear. I just spent a week with the Gear S3, which marks the first time Samsung released consecutive Gears with a consistent vision and feature set. The Gear S2 was easily the best smartwatch the company had ever made, and the Gear S3 is basically a bigger, better, more feature-packed version of it. Th...
2016/12/04 17:00 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
These LED motion sensor lights are smarter than any ‘smart lights’ you’ve seen
Okay seriously, why does being able to connect to a cell phone automatically make something smart? If anything, the "smart lights" you’ve seen all over the web are just as dumb as regular light bulbs because they still need another device like a smart home hub or an iPhone to control them. Check out the far more affordable URPOWER Motion Sensor Light, which can be placed anywhere you want and is smart enough to turn on when you enter a room and off when you leave. Some product highlights: ENERGY-EFFICIENT:Automatically powers off after 15-30 seconds of inactivity, lighting your path as you cross and shutting off soon after. BATTERY POWERED:Powered by 3 x AAA batteries per motion sensor (batteries not included) SURROUNDING AWARENESS:Includes dusk to dawn sensor and motion activation.Automatically turn on when motion is detected within a 7-10 ft. range. SUPER-BRIGHT LED BULBS: Lumens: 20, last up to 10,000 hours;Simple to install, no hard-wiring,come with super-strong 3M double-sided adhesive pad. INSTALLATION:Simply use the super-strong 3M double-sided adhesive pads or stick to any metal surface with the built-in magnet,Works great indoor and outdoor, especially as a night light for stairs, steps, hallways, dark closets & cabinets.
2016/12/04 15:30 BGR
‘Really Blue’ Google Pixel is finally back in stock
AT&T Smartphone Buyer’s Guide December 2016
Are you a current or prospective AT&T customer looking for a new phone? Do you know which model is the right one to get? Why not let us help you pick out the best handset based on your needs. Here’s a look at what we recommend at AT&T for various types of users.
2016/12/04 15:00 AndroidGuys
Movie studios want to let you rent movies two weeks after they hit theaters
Box office success for movies like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman might lead you to believe otherwise, but movie studios aren't thrilled about the downward trend in home video sales. DON'T MISS: How to enable the secret iPhone emoticon keyboard Bloomberg reports that Hollywood studios are mulling over a new plan that would allow consumers to pay a premium price to rent a movie as soon as two weeks after it arrives in theaters. If this were to come to fruition, the new Disney movie Moana, which launched on November 23rd, would be available to rent next Wednesday. According to Bloomberg's sources, the rentals would cost between $25 and $50, although the price is far from settled. That might sound like a lot, but it would cost you more than $25 to go see Moana with a friend in theaters in New York City. Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara said at an investor conference this week that after speaking with exhibitors about the new home movie plan, he and his studio are ready to make these premium rentals a reality. "We’re working with them to try and create a new window," Tsujihara said. "But regardless of whether it happens or not -- whether we are able to reach that agreement with them, we have to offer consumers more choices earlier." As you might have guessed, the major hurdle here is the movie theaters. As Bloomberg notes, when theaters have been approached about similar arrangements in the past, they have said that they would need to be compensated for the potential lost revenue from viewers who decide to wait two weeks until they can watch a new release in the comfort of their own homes. You probably won't be renting Rogue One: A Star War Story in January, but sooner or later, something's gotta give if home video sales are ever going to recover.
2016/12/04 14:00 BGR
Transform your Android for under $20 with this fully customizable NFC sticker
Ever wished you could get to your favorite apps, sites, or switch off WiFi a little faster? Well, then dreams do come true: the Dimple 4-button NFC sticker is here to change your life for only $19.99. Compatible with most NFC-enabled Android devices (plus Windows and Blackberry via third-party app), the Dimple is an extremely easy way to bring one-click functionality to your phone. Turn on the flashlight, launch Spotify, snap a pic, call mom, or do anything else you can imagine by quickly programming one of Dimple窶冱 4 buttons to perform a specific function. There窶冱 no learning curve for the programming, and installing this ultra-thin sticker is as easy as applying it to the front or back of your device. Install it once, and it窶冤l perform through 2 million clicks or 100,000 function reassignments. You窶况e got complete flexibility. Normally $24.99, the CNET- and Gizmodo-approved Dimple is on sale right now for 20% off at $19.99.
2016/12/04 13:50 BGR
Google Pixel vs. OnePlus 3T (Smartphone Showdown)
Google’s Nexus line used to be the one, shining beacon of affordable flagships in the endless sea of $700+ smartphones. But Harvey Dent has lived long enough to see himself become the villain, and with the Pixel line and its $769 cost of entry, Google has become Two-Face. Where, then do we turn in our
2016/12/04 13:00 AndroidGuys
Save $9 on this protective Galaxy S6 case today!
Worried about scratching or cracking your Galaxy S6 and want to keep it protected? If you aren窶冲 looking for anything too fancy, Amzer窶冱 snap on hard case is a perfect option. The hard case fits the phone snug and will protect it from drops and dings, and right now you can grab one for only $3.95, a savings of $9. ...
2016/12/04 11:30 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Google Pixel XL International Giveaway!
Letter suggests Apple and Google will also compete in the self-driving vehicle market
Sony releases a video detailing Android Nougat on Xperia devices
[Deal Alert] Get an ASUS ZenFone Zoom for just $199 ($200 off) from B&H or Newegg
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have come and gone, but tons of great deals are still out there. Case in point: ASUS's photography-oriented ZenFone Zoom is on sale from both B&H and Newegg for $199. That's the same deal that ASUS offered on Black Friday, and a whopping $200 off its MSRP of $399, effectively making the phone half-price. It seems like such a long time's passed since the ZenFone Zoom was revealed, but it was actually released in February of this year.
2016/12/03 21:23 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Android and Chill: I almost miss everything being broken
Android is a lot better than it used to be, but those early days were really fun. I waited in line to buy the G1 at an Alexandria, Virginia T-Mobile store. Yes, there was a line — in San Francisco and New York there were even people camping out. The phone I was buying wasn't going to replace whatever beat-to-hell BlackBerry I was using back then, I didn't even have T-Mobile service where I lived (though paying for it anyway proved to be worth it and I'll never give up this ancient plan) and the G1 wouldn't even be able to be activated in the DC area for three weeks because it wasn't a 3G market on launch day. I wanted the Google phone because I like to mess with stuff. Fast forward eight years and all the assorted electronic crap I've gone through since and the G1 was still one of the best things I ever bought. All because of how fun it was to try and fix the broken mess that was Android back then. Everything is better now. That means we don't have to try and fix it. The Ne...
2016/12/03 20:47 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Hands-on: Spigen’s entire case lineup for the Google Pixel [VIDEO]
Incipio announces a (fairly standard) vent-mounted Moto Mod car-dock
Incipio窶冱 new auto-dock mod for the Moto Z seems kinda interesting at first glance; it utilizes the magnetic connection integrated into the back of the Moto Z, rather than other similar docks that make you stick a magnetic pad to the back of your phone (or inside your case), and it touts the fact that
2016/12/03 20:00 AndroidGuys
The bizarre Kodak Ektra goes on sale December 9
[Deal Alert] Nucleus Anywhere Intercom two-pack is $298 ($100 off) with Alexa
The Nucleus Anywhere Intercom is one of many modern takes on the classic intercom. Instead of wiring microphones and speakers through your walls, the Nucleus Anywhere uses your home's Wi-Fi network to connect all the rooms in your house to each other. Now you can get a two-pack for just $298 ($100 off the normal price) if you order it through Alexa. Each of these nifty devices comes with the Alexa personal assistant (if you're in the US) and simple video/audio chat functionality.
2016/12/03 17:42 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Watch the PlayStation Experience 2016 keynote live stream right here
Two years ago, Sony decided that E3 wasn't enough. Rather than wait a year to showcase its games to the world, the company behind the PlayStation decided to host its own event in Las Vegas — an event that anyone could attend — and thus the annual PlayStation Experience was born. Two years later, the third PSX, which will run from December 3rd-4th, is about to begin. Although we know the schedule of the two-day event and the panels that will be held, we still don't know what surprises the keynote has in store. DON'T MISS: One last chance to buy a NES Classic Edition Before we get to that schedule though, PSX 2016 will kick off with a keynote, which you can stream live right here starting at 10AM PT / 1PM ET: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJgzJZiys-c Once the keynote ends, there will be a few panels to round out the afternoon, although the only one to have officially been announced is the Kojima Productions panel at 4PM ET, where Hideo Kojima and "special guests" will discuss Death Stranding, which stole the show at The Game Awards 2016 earlier this week. Then on Sunday, Guerrilla Games will give us a closer look at Horizon Zero Dawn at 1PM ET, the Kinda Funny guys will host a live episode of their PlayStation podcast at 3PM ET and at 5PM ET, PlayStation and Naughty Dog discuss making games for all gamers in the Accessibility: Making Games for All Gamers panel. Sony will also host the Capcom Cup, an invitational tournament for the Call of Duty World League and will give attendees the opportunity to play over 100 games, many of which won't be out until later this year or in 2017.
2016/12/03 17:30 BGR
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro now available in Europe for €499
Why Android malware scares are almost never as bad as they seem
Headlines shout about hundreds of millions being vulnerable. But they ignore a vital part of Android's security which stops app-based malware dead in its tracks. Whether it's QuadRooter earlier in 2016, or Gooligan more recently, the news is full of reports of terrifying Android security vulnerabilities. Often they're brought to light by security companies with a product to sell, and blown out of all proportion by the mainstream press. Research like this is important work done by very smart people. But make no mistake, the goal is to drum up publicity and (eventually) sell you security software. That's why new Android vulns come with catchy nicknames and sometimes even logos — particularly around the time of the big hacker conferences like Defcon and Black Hat. It's a neat pre-packaged story sure to attract attention, easily turned into headlines like "Android users beware: Over 900 MILLION smartphones are vulnerable to this crippling hack." (That was British tabloid The Mirror o...
2016/12/03 17:00 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Cops steal iPhone to get around encryption problem
February 2016 might seem like a long-ago date, before the dark times really began. But if you cast your mind back that far, you'll remember that the news was dominated with a fight between the FBI and Apple over iPhone encryption. It pitted vast teams of lawyers, politicians and bloggers against each other in an impassionated argument (which all eventually fizzled out). So rather than going down the same path, the UK's Metropolitan Police worked out that they could just mug unsuspecting criminals and search their iPhones before they ever had a chance to lock them. DON'T MISS: Here’s how much money your cable company actually loses when you unsubscribe As the BBC explains, the hit was organized as part of a Met investigation into a crime ring that was using fake credit cards to buy luxury goods and resell them for cash. The cops apparently believed that key evidence was on the suspect's phone, but he kept it locked at all times when it wasn't in use. As the FBI proved at length, it's difficult to get data off a locked, encrypted phone, especially a newer-model iPhone. So the UK cops decided to follow the suspect, wait until he was on a phone call in the street, and then jumped him and grabbed the device. One poor officer was given the task of swiping through screens on the open device to prevent it from turning off or locking. The technique of hitting criminals so fast that they can't destroy evidence is nothing new. This case concerned a credit card fraud ring, but the original credit card kingpin, Max Butler, was taken down in a very similar way. In Butler's case, a police raid on his home involved a team of computer science experts who were there to extract data from Butler's computers before he could hit a kill switch to encrypt everything.
2016/12/03 17:00 BGR
Really Blue Pixel back in stock on the Google Store
The Google Pixel has been available in three colors - Very Silver, Quite Black, and the Limited Edition Really Blue. When the Really Blue model was sold out within hours of the Pixel's release, many worried it would not be re-stocked. Google confirmed to us last month that the color would eventually be available again, and now the day has come. Unfortunately, only the 32GB 5" Pixel is available in the Really Blue color.
2016/12/03 15:47 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
This is the best-selling iPhone 7 case on Amazon
No matter how careful you are, you need a case to protect your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. The aluminum Apple uses for the phone’s housing is just so slippery that there’s no way to avoid the occasional drop without adding a layer of grip and protection. Clear cases are great because they don’t ruin the phone’s sleek design, but the downside is that they don’t really protect from big drops. Meanwhile, rugged cases will preserve your phone much better, but they’re far to big and bulky. Isn’t there a happy medium? Why yes, there is, and it’s called the SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Style Premium Hybrid Case for the iPhone 7. It’s so popular that it’s the best-selling case for both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and it’s worth every penny of the $15 Amazon charges for the standard version, or the $17 it’ll cost you for the iPhone 7 Plus model.
2016/12/03 15:30 BGR
Android Nougat on the OnePlus 3 is impressive, even in beta
Check out these fantastic deals on phones at Sprint
Time to purchase a new smartphone? Is this an upgrade from an existing device? We want to help you out either way. To save you money, we’ve gathered up all of the promotions we could find from Sprint. Regardless of where you’re thinking of going for service, or what phone you are looking to pick up,
2016/12/03 15:00 AndroidGuys
Verizon Smartphone Buyer’s Guide December 2016
With the year winding down, now is a great time to make the switch to a new phone. But, given there are so many models on the market, it can be confusing. What kind of user are you? Let us help you figure out which devices are right for you. Here’s a look at what we
2016/12/03 15:00 AndroidGuys
How AMOLED technology works
It’s no doubt that you’ve heard the words “Super AMOLED” or “AMOLED” before. Not only is it a technology, but the words are oft thrown about in marketing to catch your attention, too. But, many of us don’t know what AMOLED technologies are and how they affect our smartphones. There’s quite a lot too them […] Come comment on this article: How AMOLED technology works
2016/12/03 14:30 TalkAndroid
Twist crams most of the world into a single charging adapter
An all-in-one travel charger for your mobile tech. Travelling to another country and realizing that single travel charger you brought isn't nearly enough for your phone and watch and tablet may be the ultimate First World Problem to some, but the truth is travelling with multiple international chargers quickly fills your travel bag. UK chargers are much larger than US chargers, for example, and the adapters don't help a ton. Twist is an interesting new solution that is especially useful for anyone who travels between multiple power systems, but it's also not bad if all you want is a good 4-port USB charger. The concept is fairly simple. You have a big white barrel capable of outputting 20W/4A across 4 USB ports, with a twisting mechanism in the center that allows you to switch between US, Europe, and UK charging pins. You can also tweak the US charging pins so they match the Australian format. The only thing stopping me from using this every day is how big it is compared to a ...
2016/12/03 14:30 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
7 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
It窶冱 December already which means we窶决e two weeks away from the premiere of the film every Star Wars fan out there will want to watch. Rogue One launches on December 16th, and tickets are already on sale online. But until then, we窶况e plenty of other trailers to check out, including Tom Cruise窶冱 The Mummy. DON窶儺 MISS: A 75-year-old窶冱 excellent Tweet may be the only good thing in 2016 Beauty and the Beast We already saw the first Beauty and the Beast trailer, so it窶冱 time to check out a slight variation of it, the international clip for Disney窶冱 hot new film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH1w7WutGOM Eloise What would you do to get your hands on a death certificate that would give you access to a great inheritance? Would you visit a creepy mental institution? That窶冱 what Eloise is about, and yes, it窶冱 a horror flick hitting cinemas in December. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upy2iK0KGl0 Rogue One Ok, so I窶冦 slightly cheating here. We窶况e got new footage from Rogue One, but it窶冱 not a trailer. Even so, it窶冱 worth watching, as Felicity Jones窶� Jyn Erso kicks some Stormtrooper ass in great style. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htqVHdIB2qs Sleight The Now You See Me movies made magic great again. Sleight is a new magic movie coming out next April, and it窶冱 about a young street magician who has to take care of his sister after their mom passes away. The kicker? He will combine magic with drug dealing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqNscX2nSDw The Belko Experiment The Belko Experiment seems simple enough: The employees of Belko have to kill three people inside a company that窶冱 on lock down. Otherwise, whoever is calling the shots will kill six of them. And that窶冱 just phase 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP2Ow2CX6OQ The Mummy Yes, there are too many movies about mummies. But there wasn窶冲 one starring Tom Cruise, so he had to fix it. The Mummy premieres on June 9th, so there窶冱 plenty of time to see more footage. Aside from Cruise, we have Sofia Boutella playing the Mummy, and Russell Crowe, playing a Dr. Henry Jekyll. Yes, that Dr. Jekyll. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAWo9_V2qOg The Shack Opening on March 3, The Shack is a movie about a man (Sam Worthington) who窶冱 dealing with the loss of his daughter when all of a sudden God (Octavia Spencer) calls him up for a meeting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL0yUbSS5Eg
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The market for wireless noise canceling headphones has been booming over the past couple of years. One day, we were struggling to find one pair of headphones that offered both Bluetooth connectivity and noise cancelation, the next there were more choices than we could fit in one Amazon result page. Plantronics, Bose, Sony, Sennheiser, B&O, and more brands are coming on the market with their own take on the matter and the options can be a little confusing for everyone.
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