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Amazon’s Upcoming Fire TV Cube Sounds and Looks Kinda Sweet

What happens when you combine the smarts of Amazon Alexa and the functionality of an Amazon Echo, then spin them around in a cube-shaped can that doubles as a Fire TV OS-powered set-top box? The Fire TV Cube, of course. Spotted by AFTVnews, Amazon has posted a signup page for this upcoming device, b...

Android

DEAL: Anker SoundBuds Slim+ Wireless Headphones are Just $21.99 With Code

Anker’s SoundBuds Slim+ wireless headphones are discounted at the moment from their usual $29.99 price. With coupon code, you can get into the wireless earbuds game for $21.99. The SoundBuds Slim+ buds last up to 7.5 hours on a single charge, can be fully charged in 1.5 hours, feature aptX hig...

Android

You Can Now Mass Upload Photos and Videos to Instagram Stories

Instagram is pushing a change to Stories this week for Android, with the change set to come to iOS devices in the coming weeks. Side note, yes, Android rules and iOS drools. Moving on. With the update, users can now mass upload photos and videos to Stories, no longer requiring the upload of single p...

Android

Google Announces This Year’s Google Play Awards Nominees, Winners Coming at I/O

Google announced the 2018 Google Play Awards nominees today to celebrate the best experiences in Android. The Google Play Awards, for those not familiar, are a celebration of the applications and games that “represent some of the best experiences available on Android.” Google selects the...

Android

Nvidia’s Tegra X1 processor flaw opens the homebrew floodgates

Hacking teams found a flaw with Nvidia’s Tegra X1 processor that allows for homebrew software. The vulnerability is hardware-based, so no number of software updates will patch it. The Tegra X1 can be found in the Nvidia Shield TV, Nvidia Shield Tablet, Google Pixel C, and Nintendo Switch. Nv...

Android

Google looks to give Chrome a fresh coat of Material Design paint

Google is testing a Material Design refresh in the latest Canary developer builds of Chrome. The redesign makes UI elements more rounded, though the changes are not significant. The rounded corners fall in line with Google’s potential redesigns for other apps. Google remains tight-lipped abo...

Android

Amazon quietly brings Echo Spot to India

Amazon launched the Echo family of smart speakers – Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus – in India last year and has now finally brought the Echo Spot to the country as well. The Echo Spot is basically a smaller Echo Show (which still hasn’t launched in India), following the same...

Android

App development: How to make calls, send SMS, and retrieve the user’s contacts

With smartphones getting more advanced all the time, it’s sometimes easy to forget that they’re designed for making calls and sending messages, and everything else is just an added extra. Advanced features like Augmented and Virtual Reality may be grabbing all the headlines, but ma...

Android

An option to backup your Instagram data is coming soon (Update: Available on desktop)

  Update 4/24/2018 at 4:38 P.M. EST: Earlier this month, Instagram revealed that it planned to offer an Instagram backup tool for users. This would bring Instagram more in line with parent company Facebook when it comes to giving users the ability to make their data portable. Now, a...

Hardware

RHA T20i

Good sound is subjective, yes, but there are things that we can all agree on that make a headphone sound good: Bass should be tight and impactful, highs detailed but not harsh, and mids that are smooth like honey. Most headphone manufacturers shoot for these specs, but what if you want a little...


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