Fossil Q is the watchmaker’s first ever Android Wear smartwatch

fossil QFossil is one of the world’s biggest watch manufacturers, and they’re getting their feet wet with in the smartwatch market with the Fossil Q.

The Fossil Q is the company’s first attempt at an Android Wear smartwatch, and it looks like one of the more compelling designs we’ve seen on some of these connected watches. It features a design worthy of the Fossil brand, and it’s powered by Intel and Google’s wearable platform. Read more

Nexus 5X preorders will go live right after Google’s announcement, starts at $379.99

nexus_5_2015_rear_leak_090515We’ve heard plenty of information about the bigger of the two Nexus phones Google will be unveiling this week, but the smaller Nexus 5X hasn’t been talked about quite as much. We already know what kind of hardware to expect, but up until this point, we haven’t heard anything about pricing or availability, which are two pretty big details. Read more

Google announces plan to provide WiFi coverage in 400 Indian train stations



India may well have one of the world’s fastest growing smartphone markets, but internet access can be a little patchy, both in terms of coverage and in speed. But that could be about to change, with the announcement that Google, in partnership with Indian Railways and RailTel, will provide high-speed WiFi in 400 train stations across India. The announcement coincided with the visit of Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, to the GooglePlex.  Read more

Buy a 2015 Galaxy flagship on an installment plan and Samsung will pay your installments until 2016


If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to one of Samsung’s 2015 flagship devices, then this promotion could be of interest. Samsung is offering to pay your monthly installments until the end of 2015 if you upgrade to a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ or the Note 5. And, if you trade in a qualifying iPhone, the deal gets even better.

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Xiaomi Mi 4c gets the teardown treatment

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The folks over at IT168 managed to get their hands on a brand new Xiaomi Mi 4c, and have dismantled it simply to show us the level of difficulty it requires to repair and rebuild. The handset can be taken apart in fourteen relatively easy steps, but due to an abundance of small parts and screws, it would be somewhat tedious to rebuild at home.

Hit the break to see a few key images from the teardown.

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Hangouts 5.0 update expected to fix lag issues and bring support for GIFs

Google-Hangouts-logoGoogle Hangouts is rumored to get an update to version 5.0 pretty soon, and it’s going to bring a handful of much needed bug fixes. One of the biggest things that’s been lacking in Hangouts has been GIF support, and it looks like the update will be fixing that.

Currently, Hangouts 4 sends GIFs as static images until the recipient taps on the image. That takes a lot of fun out of sending GIFs, so being able to see the files animate in real time is a very welcome addition.  Read more

YouTube’s ad-free subscription service may still be on track for a late October debut

youtube-logo_9339YouTube’s upcoming ad-free subscription service looks like it’s slated for an October release, which should be less than a month away, assuming everything stays on track. This new service is expected to be rolled up into YouTube’s Music Key subscription, which we think might get a name change to YouTube Red. Nothing is certain just yet, but we’ve all expected something to happen with Google’s video streaming service sooner or later, and we’ve been hearing things for a while.  Read more