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I remember it as if it were yesterday. Perhaps anticipating the imminent fall of netbooks, Google envisioned a different type of inexpensive, compact laptops called Chromebooks in 2011. Highly reliant on the web, these would be initially berated and laughed out of the then competitive PC stage. But it’s not like Big G to give up a fight so easily, and despite the continuous dip in popularity of traditional computers and the rise of the tablet, Chromebooks stuck around, to the utter dismay of the class’ many critics. Acer and Samsung,...

Bigger is better. That’s a nutshell description of the recent mobile market trend favoring size over palpable “innovation”, which some tried to enforce as a rule for future “evolution”. But it didn’t really catch on as an ultimate dictum. Instead, many nuanced it, envisioning a world of not just super-sized gadgets, but giants with a gentler, more sensible side. I’m talking of course about cost friendliness, and while the above mentioned motto isn’t a foolproof recipe for success yet, the following equation is truly infallible:...

Modern Combat 5: Blackout has finally arrived on the Google Play Store after being announced earlier this month. The developer Gameloft received a setback when the apk file containing the game was leaked prematurely on the internet. Gameloft will put that behind them and hope the latest in the Modern Combat franchise continues to surpass expectations. The interesting bit with Modern Combat 5 is the complete lack of IAPs or in-app purchases. This essentially means that the game is a standard first-person shooter and gameplay will remain...

We were all slightly taken by surprise when LG announced the QuickCircle case for the LG G3. A case like that with a circular opening didn’t quite make sense, but it was clear that the company had a plan in mind. In addition to having dedicated apps for the QuickCircle case, a new game has now popped up specially for users of this case known as Puppy Pop. The game comes directly from LG as it’s specifically made for the case and is free to download as well. It may seem a tad too simple, but considering that it’s made...

We’ve seen games for Android Wear before, with the most recent being a Flappy Bird clone. However, SWIP3 is a game which has been designed specifically for the miniature display of Android Wear smartwatches. It’s a classic puzzle solving game which is based on aligning three blocks of the same color. At first glance, it’s reminiscent of the classic Tetris, but the gameplay is slightly different here as it involves a lot of swiping. It’s not surprising that game developers have begun leveraging the relatively smaller...

Disruptor Beam & Kongregate have launched Game of Thrones Ascent on the Google Play Store. This GoT game has been around for quite some time and only recently made its way to mobile with iOS getting it in March followed by Android now. It has a large following on Facebook as well with close to 2.5 million players, so the chances are that you’ve already heard about this game before. The game mostly follows the story line of the TV series and is updated periodically with necessary plot changes. But with the fourth season concluded,...

A whole lot can change in the shifty tech décor in the space of nine months. Heck, even one month sometimes makes a world of difference. Take last month. Lenovo rolled out a slew of A-series budget-conscious slates, HP and Toshiba one-upped each other with the dirt-cheap 7 Plus and Excite Go, and Asus refreshed the increasingly successful MeMo Pad family. Just like that, we got half a dozen of brand new contenders at the low-cost, lightweight crown, and in case our little listicle from back October 2013 wasn’t dated enough, all these...

The Deer Hunter app is quite popular with gaming enthusiasts of the current generation. The game also made its way to Android three years ago, bringing the classic hunting action to casual gamers as well. And the makers of the app have also launched Dino Hunter: Deadly Shores not too long ago based on the same premise, but with the subjects being dinosaurs instead of deer. It’s a freemium app, which means users can download it for free but will have the option of in-app purchases to increase the pace of continuity. It’s a...