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The timing may seem a bit off (actually, way off), with all the Moto 360s, second-gen LG G Watches, third-gen Sony SmartWatches and rookie Asus Android Wear efforts around the corner. But you know how things go in the tech world, and particularly in a niche as hot as the wearable sector. There’s always something better, cooler, stronger on the horizon, and if you keep holding off for “the next big thing”, you’ll end up constantly on the lookout and never satisfied. Besides, in a way, the timing is ideal to round up the best existing...

They said Android is limited. Impractical to use on a larger than 10-inch screen. Worthless with physical keyboards, and utterly inoperable on “full-on” computing machines. They scoffed at the idea of mainstream Android laptops, which was filed under megalomaniac fantasies from overly imaginative, reality-disconnected nerds. Well, we showed them. And by we, I mean a handful of visionaries that left no obstacle get in the way of unlocking Android’s true potential. Sure, Google’s “mobile” OS is still light-years away from becoming...

The makers of the popular Angry Birds franchise have teased the arrival of the latest installment to the franchise known as Angry Birds Stella. But this time, the developers have also managed to provide an ETA for the launch of the game. Starting September 4, Angry Birds Stella will hit all major app hubs, so there’s no exclusivity for a particular mobile platform. Gameplay wise, the game will stay true to its roots and continue the classic bird slinging fun, but with the addition of a new character. We got a fair glimpse of the...

Sorry to break it to you, kids, but summer is nearly finished and the start of the new school year is upon us. And sorry to be the bearer of bad news, parents, however like it or not, your monthly spending budget will skyrocket in the coming weeks. Tuition fees aside, you have textbooks to take care of, new, hip clothes for your offspring to show off his or hers unique fashion style, plus the ultimate marker of the continuous 21st century education advances: gadgets. Whether we’re talking smartphones, tablets or laptops (or something...

Fans of Flappy Bird, we have some good news. If you own an Amazon Fire TV console, you can now download the original game right within your fingertips. The game appears to work with the game controllers as well as Fire TV remote, so it’s clear that the game was built specifically for the device. It is now known as Flappy Birds Family, which is an apt name given that the Fire TV is a family entertainment console. To make the game more intuitive and family oriented, the developer has built in a player vs player mode where you can...

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...