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  • 17 new and notable (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week (4/11/18

    Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info. Looking for the previous roundup editions? […]

  • Amazon's International Shopping Experience makes it easier to import goods from the US

    Amazon announced a new feature today that makes it easier for international users to import goods from the United States. The new service, which Amazon is calling the International Shopping Experience, offers access to a wide selection of products with understandable pricing that includes import fee estimates. The International Shopping Experience is available in English, […]

  • TicPods Free are affordable true wireless earbuds with touch controls from Mobvoi

    Now that multiple Android OEMs have launched phones without headphone jacks, consumers have had to reluctantly concede that true wireless earbuds need to be a thing. And they are, with some compelling options out there from the likes of Jaybird, Bose, and Zolo (by Anker). They're still by no means cheap, however, so it's exactly the right […]

  • OxygenOS 5.1.0 begins rolling out to OnePlus 5 and 5T with iPhone X-like gestures

    After a brief one-month beta period, OnePlus has now begun rolling out the latest stable version of OxygenOS 5.1.0 to OnePlus 5 and 5T devices. The version is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and includes April's updated security patch. The complete changelog from OnePlus is shown below. System Updated system to Android 8.1 Oreo Updated Android […]

  • Source: ZTE may lose its Android license because of US ban

    Yesterday, it was announced by the US Commerce Department that ZTE had violated terms of its settlement with the government and was being subjected to a seven-year ban of the export of any American goods or technologies for use in its products. Today, according to Reuters, a source familiar with discussions between Google's parent company […]

  • Casio's new PRO TREK Wear OS watch has a slightly lower price and a flat tire display

    Wear OS devices aren't exactly flying off the shelves, but that hasn't stopped Casio from announcing a new one. The new PRO TREK WSD-F20A has the same rugged design and flat tire display as Casio's other Wear device. It's a little cheaper than other Casio wearables, but it's still costly overall at $400. The WSD-F20A runs the latest […]

  • The Fitbit Versa is available today for $199.95

    Fitbit has shown a commitment to smartwatches that few other companies have. It launched the Ionic late last year and pushed a number of major software updates to it. Now, the Fitbit Versa is available for purchase. It's Fitbit's second true smartwatch, and I like it better than the first one. It's also cheaper than […]

  • Former operator of Android app pirate site Applanet gets 3 years' probation

    Back in 2012, the FBI, Department of Justice, and other domestic and foreign entities teamed up to seize three sites that pirated Android apps: Applanet, AppBucket, and SnappzMarket. The fallout for some of the operators of those sites was known within about 18 months of the unprecedented crackdown. For the then-teenager behind Applanet, the largest of […]

  • Samsung silently releases updated Chromebook Pro with backlit keyboard

    Samsung's high-end Chromebook Pro was one of the better Chromebooks released last year. The 12.3" 2400x1600 display was among the best I'd ever seen in a laptop, and the Core m3 was a more than adequate bump over the ARM-wielding Chromebook Plus. The only real complaints I ever heard or had with the devices were […]