May 14

This week’s top stories: Google I/O highlights, Pixel hardware roadmap, more

In this week’s top stories: highlights from the Google I/O conference include a roadmap for the Pixel series, showcasing Pixel 7, Pixel Watch, and much more.

April 11, 2017

Motorola’s new low-end devices leak as 5-inch Moto C and 4,000 mAh C Plus

Motorola is adding more affordable devices to its lineup with the Moto C. Leaked via VentureBeat, the 5-inch device is apparently aimed at “first-time smartphone buyers” and comes in a number of configurations.

April 3, 2017

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Amazon Fire tablets from $40, Yamaha AV Receiver $300, Aukey Dual-USB Wall Charger $6, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Amazon Fire tablet sale brings best prices of the year from $40

Yamaha’s Aventage 7.2-Ch AirPlay A/V Receiver on sale for $300 (Reg. $400+)

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey Dual Port Wall Charger $6, more

Google Play Free App of the Week: Chameleon Run (Reg. $2)

Nintendo Switch Review: The hybrid that changed my mind about consoles

9to5Rewards: Fabriq Wireless Speaker w/ AirPlay and Alexa [Giveaway]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Daily Deals: Brother Monochrome Laser Printer $45, more

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Satechi’s USB-C Travel Charger keeps all of your devices powered up on-the-go

Chris is your digital co-driver that works with iOS and Android

Stanley enters the competitive 3D Printer market w/ new prosumer model

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

DODOcase launches 40% off sitewide sale

Ecobee3 Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat has HomeKit + Alexa control: $199 (Reg. $249)

Twelve South Fermata Headphone Charging Stand first notable price drop: $72

March 30, 2017

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Samsung Gear S2 $100, Ecobee3 Thermostat $199, Twelve South Headphone Stand $72, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch 50% off today: $100 shipped, more

Ecobee3 Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat has Alexa control: $199 (Reg. $249)

Twelve South Fermata Headphone Charging Stand first notable price drop: $72

B&H takes up to $300 off high-end 2016 MacBook Pro models (Tax NY/NJ only)

Apple’s entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro is on sale for $1,280

Save $234 on Apple’s entry-level 13-inch MacBook Air: $765 (Reg. $999)

Apple’s AirPort Extreme 802.11ac Base Station goes to $159 (Reg. up to $199)

iTunes and Amazon launch DreamWorks $10 HD movie sale: Bee Movie, Shrek, more

Don’t Think Twice is this week’s iTunes $1 HD Movie Rental (Reg. $5)

Blyss iOS puzzler goes free for very first time (Reg. $2)

9to5Rewards: Mophie iPhone 7 Juice Pack Air Battery Case [Giveaway]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Elgato Eve HomeKit-enabled Smart Light Switches from $40, 2-pack $76

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Garmin Forerunner 935 hits with a big price tag, impressive data-driven features

Flter uses VPN and Tor over your home network to protect privacy and security

Musicon is the super intuitive way for kids to create and learn to play music

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Belkin offers two Wemo Mini Smart Plugs for $51 ($70 value)

Mac App Roundup: MacX Media Bundle $20, Disk Drill PRO 3 $35, Lifetime Mac Bundle $39, more

Amazon’s popular 6-inch Fire Tablet (refurb) is selling at $35 (Orig. $100)

AmazonBasics iPhone 7/Plus cases available from $1 in multiple styles

Ringke iPhone 7/Plus cases $4 Prime shipped

July 23, 2015

2015 Moto G shown off in leaked promo video ahead of July 28 unveiling

A new video has surfaced that claims to showcase the upcoming 3rd generation Moto G. The clip, which appears to be a promo video straight from Motorola, shows the device in all of its glory and reveals several specifications.

September 25, 2014

Sony invites press to Oct. 9 event in NYC for possible US Xperia Z3 announcements

Sony has just sent out invites to press for an event coming up in NYC that could possibly see the company carry out the US launch of its latest Xperia Z3 lineup. The company already took the wraps off the new devices at IFA early this month, but it’s possible we’ll get a US-based event to officially unveil the devices here and announce available stateside.

We went hands-on with the new flagship Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone earlier this month on the IFA show floor in Berlin. The new device features a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 3,100mAh battery.

The Xperia Z3 unveiling arrived alongside announcements for the Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia E3 and Xperia Z3 tablet also announced earlier this month at IFA.

(via AndroidCentral)

May 28, 2014

Google Ventures’ Uber will be installed on AT&T Android devices soon, use Google self driving cars later

A couple pieces of news from car service app Uber today, including the announcement that it’s partnering with AT&T to preinstall the app on Android phones sold by the carrier:

AT&T and Uber have joined forces—and networks—to deliver seamless Uber access to AT&T customers. Starting this summer, the Uber app will begin to be embedded in new AT&T Android phones.  AT&T will also be one of Uber’s key providers of new wireless service to drivers on the Uber platform in the United States, supporting Uber’s rapid growth across the country, which currently includes more than 60 U.S. Uber cities.

Uber is also said to be one of the first partners in line to operate Google’s new built from scratch self-driving cars unveiled last night.

During an interview at the Code Conference last night, Google’s Sergey Brin said that Google would operate its new self-driving cars itself initially but eventually partner with lots of companies and “possibly Uber”. TechCrunch followed up today claiming its sources say “Uber will eventually be a part of Google’s pilot self-driving car program” and allow users to request the cars once “there are enough prototypes on the road and the cars are deemed road-safe.

A clip from Brin’s interview last night where he mentioned Uber is below:

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June 6, 2013

Gameloft releases first trailer for upcoming Modern Combat 5 title [Video]

With each instalment of the popular FPS Modern Combat series on iOS and Android, Gameloft seems to be getting a little closer to matching the quality of gameplay we expect from the top of the line console games in the genre such as Call of Duty.  While it’s no secret the Modern Combat series has borrowed a lot from COD (as have many other FPS games), the latest trailer for the upcoming Modern Combat 5 title looks to be the closet thing to an immersive, action-packed COD-like shooter that we’ll have on mobile devices. Note: On top of the gameplay, the logo towards the end of the video (including the animations) is little too close to the Call of Duty Modern Warfare series for my liking. Gameloft has been accused several times of knocking off games from big developers in the console world, most notably with its Gangstar (aka GTA clone) and NOVA (aka HALO clone) series.

We don’t learn a whole lot from the trailer itself, but it does appear much of the action will be taking place in Venice, Italy this time around. Despite the shameless similarities to other big franchises, those excited for the upcoming Modern Combat 5 will seemingly have to wait until E3 to hear more about when and for how much it will be coming to iPhone, iPad, and Android. 

June 4, 2012

Microsoft announces ‘SmartGlass’ wireless streaming app for Xbox/Android

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Microsoft just wrapped up its presentation at this year’s E3 event. While we did not hear anything about iOS support for its new cross-platform Xbox Music service, the company did confirm Xbox SmartGlass would come to both Android and Apple devices. SmartGlass incorporates at least some of Apple’s AirPlay-like features that enable users to send video from their mobile devices to Xbox Live and Windows 8. It would also allow phones and tablets to be used as a second screen for providing content related to video or games on Xbox.

Microsoft demoed the feature with Madden on Xbox. It allowed players to use their tablet’s touchscreen to draw plays. Unfortunately, Microsoft only mentioned support for Windows 8 mobile devices for the Xbox gaming features:

Microsoft announced ahead of the E3 conference a new software application called “SmartGlass,” which can be downloaded on Windows phones and Windows 8 tablets, as well as devices powered by rivals such as Apple Inc’s iOS and Google Inc’s Android operating systems… For TV, someone watching “Game of Thrones” on the “HBO GO” streaming service via Xbox could simultaneously browse websites about the show’s cast.

October 18, 2011

Galaxy Nexus hands-on

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=W6QbAX_E3-k] This is my next has just posted (a bit early) their Galaxy Nexus hands-on. Check it out above!

September 28, 2011

Android Ice Cream Sandwich gets two minute video walkthrough

The forthcoming version of Android, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich, is confirmed to arrive sometime in the October/November timeframe and until now we haven’t got a really good look at it. The video below (via Engadget) is a two minute demo courtesy of an eBay shopper who claims to have received his Samsung Nexus S with […]

June 9, 2011

Netflix-like game rentals coming to Android via T-Mobile and WildTangent

According to All Things D, T-Mobile USA is partnering with games service WildTangent on Android game rentals costing 25 cents per day. The game service draws from WildTangent’s service for PCs which has 25 million active users. Due later this year, it will come preloaded on select Android device and support carrier billing. T-Mobile USA […]

August 30, 2014

Revealed: The new phones and waterproof tablet that Sony has up its sleeves for IFA 2014

As we’ve previously reported, Sony will be launching an Android Wear powered SmartWatch 3 and a new SmartBand Talk during IFA 2014 in Berlin. Don’t worry, that’s not all the Japanese company is announcing at the show. We’ve been informed by sources close to the matter that Sony will be launching three new smartphones and a […]

August 5, 2015

Google releases first Creator Preview version of YouTube Gaming for Android

Earlier this year Google unveiled its new YouTube Gaming service to rival Amazon-owned video game streaming site Twitch after several months of speculation. Today, Google has released the version of the YouTube Gaming app for Android, albeit in an early “Creator Preview” form. The changelog of the app reveals that the app is capable of many of the […]

November 20, 2015

Moto X Pure vs. iPhone 6s Plus – Battle of the flagship phablets [Video]

Big phones have been a mainstay in the smartphone market for a few years now. Even Apple got in on the game for the first time last year with the iPhone 6 Plus. This year, Motorola gigantified its Moto X range, and Apple is on to its second generation premium phablet. The Moto X Pure, […]

June 24, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: HTC Desire 510 (Sprint) $40, HooToo travel router $15, LG G3 (unlocked) $330, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Sprint HTC Desire 510 no-contract smartphone: $40 shipped (Reg. $100) | Best Buy

HooToo Wireless N Travel Routers w/ file sharing 20% off: TripMate Nano $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $25), more

LG G3 D850 32 GB unlocked new 32 GB blue: $330 shipped (Reg. $450) | eBay

Samsung Galaxy Alpha 32GB unlocked new: $230 shipped (Reg. $300) | eBay

Save $50 on any Dell Outlet Home Chromebook 11 through Sunday, June 28th w/ code “CHROMEBOOK$50

Amazon Echo smart speaker now available for purchase for $180 shipped

Giveaway: Grovemade’s latest wooden creation provides a luxurious home for your Magic TrackPad

More new gear from today:

Games/Apps: Batman Arkham Knight 20% off + free skins & discounted bundle, Watch Dogs $10, iOS freebies, more

  • New! Daily Deals: Bluetooth Speaker $20, Logitech Z523 Speakers (refurb) $49, more
  • New! Save 40% at Gap & on Banana Republic sale items

More deals still alive:

Garmin vívofit Bluetooth Fitness Band (refurb): $42 shipped (Orig. $130)

New products & more:

Ily puts video calls front and center with compatibility for iOS and Android devices

Hulu secures its subscribers a 20% discount on the new Showtime streaming service

E3:

June 25, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Logitech UE MINI BOOM $50, $50 in free Android apps, Bluetooth 4.1 earbuds $20, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Logitech UE MINI BOOM Wireless Portable Speaker (multiple colors) $50 shipped (Orig. $100)

Google Play free app of the week: Dr. Panda & Toto’s Treehouse (Reg. $4)

Over $50 in paid Android apps for free: Monument Valley, Weather Live, Bard’s Tale, Quell, many more

Headphones: Qy7 Bluetooth 4.1 Earbuds $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $30), Sennheiser HD439 $40 (Reg. $55+), more

 

Sprint HTC Desire 510 no-contract smartphone: $50 shipped (Reg. $100) | Best Buy

Samsung Galaxy Alpha 32GB unlocked new: $230 shipped (Reg. $300) | eBay

Save $50 on any Dell Outlet Home Chromebook 11 through Sunday, June 28th w/ code “CHROMEBOOK$50

Amazon’s Treasure Truck brings daily deals to the streets

Giveaway: Grovemade’s latest wooden creation provides a luxurious home for your Magic TrackPad

More new gear from today:

Games/Apps: Dragon Age Inquisition $30, Skylanders Trap Team Wii U $30, Jump Out free, more iOS freebies

More deals still alive:

 

HooToo Wireless N Travel Routers w/ file sharing 20% off: TripMate Nano $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $25), more

New products & more:

Polaroid’s mini 1-inch 1080p action camera refreshed with Wi-Fi integration for iOS

E3:

June 26, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Moto 360 $155-$185, ASUS ZenWatch $150, Monoprice Action Camera $60, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Motorola Moto 360 Android Wear watches: $150$180 + $5 shipping (Reg. $250+) | Woot

Asus ZenWatch silver/rose gold/brown: $150 shipped (Reg. $200) | Best Buy

Monoprice MHD 2.0 1080p Action Camera: $60 shipped (Reg. $90)

Sprint HTC Desire 510 no-contract smartphone: $50 shipped (Reg. $100) | Best Buy

Samsung Galaxy Alpha 32GB unlocked new: $230 shipped (Reg. $300) | eBay

Save $50 on any Dell Outlet Home Chromebook 11 through Sunday, June 28th w/ code “CHROMEBOOK$50

Amazon’s Treasure Truck brings daily deals to the streets

Giveaway: Grovemade’s latest wooden creation provides a luxurious home for your Magic TrackPad

More new gear from today:

Daily Deals: Canon Multifunction Laser Printer $95, Insignia 65-inch LED 1080p HDTV $700, more

More deals still alive:

LG 49-inch 4K 60Hz Smart LED UHDTV: $600 shipped (Reg. $900)

New products & more:

LEGO unveils the highly detailed new Ferrari F40 Creator series set

E3:

July 2, 2015

Fallout Shelter slated for August launch on Android, says VP of Marketing

 

Fallout Shelter, the free-to-play mobile game inspired by the popular ‘Fallout’ franchise, is expected to be launched on Android next month, according to developer Bethesda’s Vice President of Marketing Peter Hines.

In a conversation with a user on Twitter asking about an expected launch date for the game, Hines responded that the game is “coming along nice. haven’t announced a date, but should be out next month. we’ll let you know when we have specifics.”

The game launched for iOS back at E3 last month with Bethesda at the time promising that an Android release was in the works, but didn’t offer much more information than that. The game hasn’t received the most glowing reviews, however, with many across the Internet saying it gets repetitive very fast and serves as not much more than an advertisement for Fallout 4, the next chapter in the Fallout game for desktop and consoles, which is slated for a November 10th launch.

June 2, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Nexus 6 from $499, Nexus 9 w/ $50 Play Store GC, Galaxy Note 4 (unlocked) $400, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Motorola Nexus 6 from $499 shipped for 32 GB and $549 shipped for 64 GB (Reg. $649, $699)

Get $50 in Google Play credit when you buy a Nexus 9 from $399

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 32GB (unlocked): $400 shipped (Reg. $700)

Daily Deals: Logitech MX Wireless Laser Mouse $28, Bluetooth headphones or earbuds $20, more

USB Power banks: Lumsing 6,000mAh $11 Prime shipped, Omaker 15,600mAh $20 Prime shipped

Keep tabs on anything with Tile Bluetooth item tracker: $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $25)

Father’s Day Gift Guide: top picks, exclusive discounts and a $482 giveaway

More new gear from today:

Xbox One bundle/controller & refreshed Playstation 4 consoles leak ahead of E3

More deals still alive:

Headphones: Jabra Move Bluetooth on-ears $70 Shipped (Reg. $100), more

New products & more:

SanDisk details new portable USB C solid-state drives for MacBook and high capacity flash drives

GoPro’s new HERO+ LCD brings a touch display to its entry-level action camera

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