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AH Tech Talk: Google Product Testing And The Method Of “Dogfooding”

AH Tech Talk: Google Product Testing And The Method Of “Dogfooding”

Testing products internally is a pretty normal practice for many companies, and while beta testing with individual consumers is also a good idea, it’s almost a better idea to make sure everything humanly possible is ironed out before those products or services are handed off to outsiders. This is typically how Google tests many of […]

Rumored Blackberry Android Phone Image Leaks

Rumored Blackberry Android Phone Image Leaks

Rumors of a Blackberry device powered by the Android operating system have been floating around for a while now, but just over the last few weeks to a month things have started to take shape. There is now a rumored name for the device which is currently being referred to as the Blackberry Venice, and […]

Newest Benchmark Suggests 4GB RAM OnePlus 2

Newest Benchmark Suggests 4GB RAM OnePlus 2

Compared to yesterday, today has been much calmer in terms of OnePlus news. Of course, it could not be much busier than it was yesterday, with a number of reports emerging including images which seemed to suggest that the OnePlus 2 will come sporting a front facing 8-megapixel camera and a dual-lens camera on the […]

Casio Said To Launch A Smartwatch Next Year

Casio Said To Launch A Smartwatch Next Year

Casio is one of the better-known brands when it comes to wristwatches, of course they have other products in their portfolio like calculators, cameras or even smartphones, but who could forget those classic designs like the F-91W (which is totally making a comeback) or those that included calculators? Now that most companies dedicated to making […]

Phone Comparisons: ASUS ZenFone 2 vs Meizu M2 Note

Phone Comparisons: ASUS ZenFone 2 vs Meizu M2 Note

Introduction Do we have a good one for you today – the ASUS ZenFone 2 goes up against the Meizu M2 Note.  Two of the better Chinese manufacturers go up against one another – they both cram as much as they can into each device and then charge a rock bottom price.  We are looking […]

Sony’s New Patent Could Monitor Your Face At All Times

Sony’s New Patent Could Monitor Your Face At All Times

The features that seem to be more prominent in mobile devices in recent times seem to be targeted towards health. Smartphones and smartwatches now include sensors that along with some others dedicated to locating users, can calculate how many steps users walk in a period of time as well as some other physical activities. Sony […]

Featured: Top 10 Android Apps For Jokes

Featured: Top 10 Android Apps For Jokes

No matter what time of the year it is, jokes are always in fashion. Well, funny ones at least. As the problem with jokes is that once you know them, they start to lose their appeal. With that in mind, there are a number of apps out there which can help to make sure your […]

Exploring Four Custom Settings on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

Exploring Four Custom Settings on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are big sellers for the smartphone giant, and rightly so.  With a new design from the ground up using glass and metal, sporting a QHD Super AMOLED display, offering their own 64-bit processor with 14nm technology, DDR4 RAM and their new USF 2.0 Flash Memory they […]

Dropbox May Offer More Storage For Securing Your Account

Dropbox May Offer More Storage For Securing Your Account

Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud-based services for storing any file you might want to have available across several platforms and accessible at all times. At the same time, this service offers less storage capacity than some of its rivals, users who decide to use the free scheme get 2GB with some options […]

CTL Announce The H4 Education Chromebook For $199

CTL Announce The H4 Education Chromebook For $199

The Chromebook market is one which has been booming of late. The combining of performance with affordability is naturally a balance which has attracted a number of converts who would rather not shell out significantly more for a more traditional laptop or desktop option. One sector in particular, which has seen massive growth in Chromebook […]

Google Connects Chatbot To Neural Network

Google Connects Chatbot To Neural Network

Chatbots are relatively complex computer programs designed to simulate a natural conversation between humans; often treating conversations as if they were a tennis match, with a simple talk-reply functionality. Over the last decade tremendous advances were made for this area of computer software, but none as big or significant as the ones achieved by Google. […]

Featured: Top 10 Accessories for July 2015

Featured: Top 10 Accessories for July 2015

There are millions of great accessories out there for your device. Whether that be a case, a screen protector, a Qi wireless charger, a battery pack, a dock or something else. There’s something out there for everyone. Each month we put together a list of about 10 great accessories that you should check out. Here’s […]

Rumor: AT&T To Sell Android-Powered BlackBerry Venice

Rumor: AT&T To Sell Android-Powered BlackBerry Venice

We have seen many rumors surrounding BlackBerry and Android, but in the last month these have intensified with the story that BlackBerry is to release a device, called “Venice,” in both BlackBerry 10 and Android flavors. The Venice is purported to be based around mid to high-end hardware, although for the most part the distinction […]

SlickWraps Celebrates Independence Day with 40% Off

SlickWraps Celebrates Independence Day with 40% Off

If you’re looking to get a skin for your device. Now’s the time to do so. SlickWraps is currently offering 40% off their entire store for Independence day weekend. The sale is going now through July 6th, so you’ve got until Monday to get your order in. SlickWraps makes some pretty epic skins for all […]

FCC Navigating Carriers, Broadcasters In 600 MHz Sale

FCC Navigating Carriers, Broadcasters In 600 MHz Sale

Next year, the FCC, or Federal Communications Commission, has the unenviable position of being put in charge of the low frequency spectrum auction, which will see chunks of 600 MHz spectrum that is currently used by broadcasting companies packaged up and sold off to carriers for repurposing into low frequency LTE carrier signal. The FCC […]

Rumor: Samsung Preparing Galaxy J1 Ace

Rumor: Samsung Preparing Galaxy J1 Ace

Earlier in the year, Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy J1 with a model designation of SM-J100. The Galaxy J1 is a lower end handset based around a 4.3-inch, 480 by 800 pixel display, a Spreadtrum dual core processor (based on the ARM Cortex-A7 core) backed up by 512 MB of RAM and a 5MP rear […]

Featured: Top 10 Best Android Games For Kids

Featured: Top 10 Best Android Games For Kids

With Google’s recent introduction of the family-friendly category in the Play Store that focuses on highlighting games and apps which are perfect for parents, kids, and families alike, it’s only fitting that we focus on some of the best games for kids. Here are some of the best and most popular we could find. Frozen […]

Google Responds To Latest Degrading Search Results Study

Google Responds To Latest Degrading Search Results Study

Google has been greatly targeted by many authorities around the world by several rather serious accusations, all related to its search engine. Most of these types of claims, accuse Google of giving search results that are unfair for other companies. Just recently, two academics made public their latest study in which with information provided by […]

comScore: Android Slight Decrease While Samsung Holds Firm

comScore: Android Slight Decrease While Samsung Holds Firm

Each and every month the figures come out detailing the landscape that is the smartphone world. Like clockwork, the first week of the month always sees the results from one particular analyst firm, comScore come though. Well, as it is the first week of the month, like clockwork, the latest comScore report is now available. […]

Deal: 16GB Unlocked Moto X 2nd Gen. For $289.99

Deal: 16GB Unlocked Moto X 2nd Gen. For $289.99

The second generation Moto X from Motorola was a series of great improvements over the first model, with a bigger, brighter display that carried a higher resolution, a better camera, and a design touch up to give it a fresh look. It’s still one of the best devices which Motorola has put out, and if […]

Google Nexus 7 (2013) Gets Android 5.1.1 Update

Google Nexus 7 (2013) Gets Android 5.1.1 Update

We had seen some rumors that the Android 5.1.1 update for the Nexus 7 2013 WiFi would be coming out rather soon and it’s finally here. It’s here as build LMY48G, and we have the download link down below as well, so that you can sideload it onto your device. For those on the LMY47V build, […]

Chevrolet Introduces ‘Active Cooling’ For Your Smartphone

Chevrolet Introduces ‘Active Cooling’ For Your Smartphone

Chevrolet has announced it will be introducing a new technology to some of its future models to enable smartphones to stay cool while charging. The new system has been named ‘Active Phone Cooling’ by Chevrolet, and the company says the technology will keep smartphones cool while their batteries get recharged. The company says the feature will […]

Marketing Tactics Any Developer Can Use

Marketing Tactics Any Developer Can Use

When it comes to app marketing, there are hundreds of different methods and there are great agencies out there willing to help as well. We recently covered a number of approaches that developers or publishers can start without having to spend oodles of money on marketing or anything like that. One of the platforms that […]

Unknown Google Device Pops Up On FCC Filing

Unknown Google Device Pops Up On FCC Filing

Google are full of interesting products and services. While some make it to the market, others do not and others seem to maintain an equilibrium of will they/won’t they. That said, recently, there has been a number of rumors circulating around two specific Google products which are expected to land soon enough. While, you might […]

RAVPower Qi Wireless Charging Pad Only $13.99 On Amazon

RAVPower Qi Wireless Charging Pad Only $13.99 On Amazon

Charging your smartphone is always a problematic aspect of a device owner’s life. While the obvious issue for battery usage is needing more, there is always the issue of having cables and wires running everywhere and always having to look for a charge socket. This is partly why Qi charging has become so popular. Offering […]

Stiffer Penalties For ‘Distracted Drivers’ In Manitoba

Stiffer Penalties For ‘Distracted Drivers’ In Manitoba

We all know the dangers of texting while driving – statistics are already staggering on the dangers of doing it – however, many of us continue to correspond with others while driving.  This sort of ‘distracted driving’ is not being taken lightly by the courts or governments, especially in Canada as Manitoba government just announced […]

HTC Employs Kelly Brook To Highlight One M9 Gold Edition

HTC Employs Kelly Brook To Highlight One M9 Gold Edition

HTC has reportedly been having trouble moving its latest flagship, the One M9. That hasn’t stopped the Taiwanese smartphone vendor from introducing new variants of the device in the market though. Recently, the company introduced a golden version of the smartphone, which has been described as something of an acquired taste by some commentators and […]

Video For Android Wear Is A YouTube Player For Your Watch

Video For Android Wear Is A YouTube Player For Your Watch

Android Wear continues to increase in functionality as more and more apps are released which are either compatible with the platform, or designed and built specifically for it. One of the latest things you’ll see available for Google’s smartwatch OS is a new app called Video for Android Wear and YouTube, and if the title […]

ARCHOS Unveil 50d Helium Smartphone Priced At £99

ARCHOS Unveil 50d Helium Smartphone Priced At £99

When it comes to portable devices, smartphones and tablets, there are a number of manufacturers who first spring to mind. HTC, Samsung, LG and even more recently the likes of Xiaomi and Huawei. All offer big offerings, which come sporting big specs and typically big prices. Well, less so for the likes of Xiaomi and […]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 Visits Geekbench

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 Visits Geekbench

Most of this year, there’s been talk about the Snapdragon 810 and how it overheats and how the Snapdragon 820 will fix all those problems. While we don’t know for sure that the Snapdragon 820 will be much better than its predecessor – mostly because we haven’t seen a device with the Snapdragon 820 inside […]

Swappa Brings Used Phone Sales To Android

Swappa Brings Used Phone Sales To Android

Selling your old and pre-owned devices whether they be smartphones, tablets, or smartwatches is something which can be done a number of different ways. Commonly used online markets like eBay and Craigslist have served as a means for selling off old devices for years, but one of the easiest and fastest, as well as painless […]

Google Fixes Data Cap Issue With Google Photos

Google Fixes Data Cap Issue With Google Photos

Google’s newly reported photo service which made its debut at Google IO this year was met with plenty of excitement for more than a few reasons, including what was probably going to gain it the most attention, unlimited free storage of all your photos. The app and service has been available to users for about […]

Dummy Of The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Has Been Spotted

Dummy Of The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Has Been Spotted

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is one of the more powerful devices out there, its design has been praised and it’s indeed highlighted in the ads to raise awareness for those consumers looking for a fashionable design in their smartphones. Of course, what makes it stand from the rest is the 5.1-inch AMOLED curved display […]

Charging Dock For The Xperia Z3+ Now Available In Europe

Charging Dock For The Xperia Z3+ Now Available In Europe

One of the changes that the Sony Xperia Z3+ brought respect to previous generations of the lineup was the removal of the magnetic port for the special dock located on the left side of the devices. It was featured since the Xperia Z and then refined on the Xperia Z1 with a shape that would […]

Android Deals – July 2nd, 2015: Hisense, Motorola, HTC and More!

Android Deals – July 2nd, 2015: Hisense, Motorola, HTC and More!

As always, there’s a ton of Android deals available right now, let’s take a look at some of those great deals out there. Smartphones HTC One M8 32GB – $199 HTC One E9+ LTE – $497 BLU Dash C Music-Global GSM – $46.99 BLU Life One 4G LTE Smartphone – $99 BLU Dash JR 4.0 K Smartphone – $36.99 BLU […]

LG G Flex 2 Gets Run over by 10-Ton Roller

LG G Flex 2 Gets Run over by 10-Ton Roller

The LG G Flex 2 is one of those interesting devices from LG. As it does have a curved display, with the self-healing back. But how does it fair when getting dropped? How about getting run over by a 10-ton roller? In the drop test, you can see that it did get scratched up pretty […]

Entry-Level Galaxy J2 Spotted On Geekbench Database

Entry-Level Galaxy J2 Spotted On Geekbench Database

Samsung’s new budget smartphone line, the Galaxy J series, is the South Korean manufacturer’s latest effort to wrest back some of the initiative it has lost in important markets like China and India. The range is aimed at the entry and mid-range segments in emerging markets for the most part, and while the first device […]

T-Mobile and Sprint CEO’s Start Twitter Fight

T-Mobile and Sprint CEO’s Start Twitter Fight

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is known for being brash, outspoken and for dropping a few four letters words at random times now and then. His Uncarrier initiatives have shaken up the industry and its fair to say he has had an effect on the other big three mobile phone companies in the United States. Some people like him, some […]

Hewlett-Packard Splits Company Into Two

Hewlett-Packard Splits Company Into Two

  One time tech giant Hewlett-Packard confirmed what was long rumored and split into two separate companies. Hewlett-Packard has been seeing their profits slowly slip for the last few years and saw this split as the route to take to save the company. Making matters worse Hewlett-Packard had to endure a lot of management changes […]

TRI Announces Turing Phone Pre-Orders Begin July 31st

TRI Announces Turing Phone Pre-Orders Begin July 31st

Unique smartphones come in all shapes and sizes, but few offer something truly unique which others do not. The Turing Phone from Turing Robotic Industries for example comes with the world’s first liquid metal-frame, or as TRI describes it, a Liquidmorphium smartphone. A device with a metal body will be just another device with a […]

Sprint And Carphone Warehouse Tie-Up For Retail Stores

Sprint And Carphone Warehouse Tie-Up For Retail Stores

American wireless carrier Sprint and British mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse have signed a deal to open several new Sprint-branded stores in the US, to be operated by the British retailer. The two firms will each invest around $32 million in the joint venture to begin with, and will each own 50 percent stake in […]

Some Sony Xperia Devices support Quick Charge

Some Sony Xperia Devices support Quick Charge

Out of all of the features that we see announced for new smartphones these days, the most important one we look for is Quick Charge? Why? Because we want to charge our phone quickly, especially if it can’t make it through the day. I’ve said before that I’d rather have Quick Charge than Qi wireless […]

Deal: HTC One M9 – $449.99

Deal: HTC One M9 – $449.99

Fancy a HTC One M9? Well now you can grab an unlocked model for just $449.99. This is the AT&T model, but it is unlocked, so you can take it to T-Mobile easily. Right now only the Gunmetal gray color is available, so you’d better hurry up before it’s sold out as well. Seeing as […]

Chicago Introduces 9% Cloud Tax

Chicago Introduces 9% Cloud Tax

Media has rapidly moved from the physical to the digital; twenty years ago, we read real books and magazines, we listened to music on a CD (Compact Disc) player and watched movies recorded onto a magnetic tape media. In 2015, many people read using a digital medium, be this an online magazine, eBook reader (such […]

Xiaomi Releases Kernel Source for the Mi 4i

Xiaomi Releases Kernel Source for the Mi 4i

By now, you’ve probably heard about Xiaomi. They are one of the many smartphone manufacturers over in China, and they have only been around for about 5 years now. They announced early this morning that they sold 34.7 million smartphones so far in 2015. Xiaomi has been very popular in China for a few years, […]

More than Regulatory Issues Keeping Chinese OEMs out of US

More than Regulatory Issues Keeping Chinese OEMs out of US

We’ve said it many times before, “when is <insert manufacturer name here> coming to the US?” Well after spending the beginning of this week in Beijing with Meizu for their MX5 launch, I was able to get a better sense of why Meizu – and to that extent, other Manufacturers that are from China – […]

Xiaomi vs Letv: Two Companies, Two Different Strategies

Xiaomi vs Letv: Two Companies, Two Different Strategies

It can be said that one of the biggest motivators of innovation is competition. Apple wanted to build a better computer than Microsoft, so they created the Mac. Facebook felt that the social scene was stale, so they went head-to-head against MySpace and came out with the world’s largest social network. Great products have come […]

Deal: ChargeTech 24,000mAh Portable Power Outlet – $199

Deal: ChargeTech 24,000mAh Portable Power Outlet – $199

We’ve seen a ton of different portable battery packs available to charge your smartphone or tablet or even smartwatch. And to some extent, the new Macbook and Chromebook Pixel. But how about a battery pack that has an actual AC outlet built in? Now that’s the dream isn’t it? ChargeTech’s 24,000mAh portable power outlet has […]

MediaTek Refuses To Comment On M&A Speculations With NVIDIA

MediaTek Refuses To Comment On M&A Speculations With NVIDIA

According to a report carried by DigiTimes, Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek has refused to comment on multiple reports which claimed the company was contemplating a merger with American chip maker NVIDIA. In a filing with the Taiwan stock exchange, the company has denied being the source of a widely publicized report in the Chinese media, […]

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