How AMOLED technology works

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It’s no doubt that you’ve heard the words “Super AMOLED” or “AMOLED” before. Not only is it a technology, but the words are oft thrown about in marketing to catch your attention, too. But, many of us don’t know what AMOLED technologies are and how they affect our smartphones. There’s quite a lot too them and a lot happening behind-the-scenes, but we’re going to give you a quick technical overview of how this specific display panel works and how it affects your smartphone.

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Fitbit Blaze review

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By now, Fitbit is coming close to being synonymous with “activity tracker” and the brand name is occasionally tossed around as a generic term to describe any similar┬ádevice. That does mean the company has a lot to live up to in terms of delivering solid devices that meet the expectations of buyers. One of those devices that was released this past year was the Fitbit Blaze which is ostensibly the company’s top of the line device and probably comes closest to merging the Fitbit activity tracking expertise with pseudo-smartwatch capabilities.

After spending some time with the Fitbit Blaze, we put together this review to help you decide whether this might be the trail you want to blaze for an activity tracker purchase. Read more

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Best Android tablets

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Tablets are often some of the most overlooked devices when it comes to Android. Tablets as a whole aren’t used nearly as much as phones, but they’re still excellent to have around. If you aren’t sure about buying a phone for a loved one this holiday season, a nice tablet will almost certainly do. There’s certainly not as many options out there as you might find with a phone, but there’s still some very high-end and premium tablets on the market.

We’re going to show you some of the best tablets on the market right now, and hopefully help you make a buying decision for a gift this holiday season. Be sure to join us after the break!

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The best apps, games, and movies of 2016 according to Google

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While it seems that we are hurtling towards the New Year with ever-increasing speed, 2016 isn’t quite done and dusted just yet. There are still a bunch of burning questions to answer, one of which is what were the best apps of 2016? As they did in 2015, Google has helpfully compiled a┬álist of the year’s top apps, games, movies, and more. Join us after the break for more details. Read more

Mobvoi Ticwatch 2 review

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You’ve heard all of the standard names when it comes to smartwatches — Huawei, Samsung, LG, Moto, TAG Heuer and so many more. But, one you probably haven’t heard of is Mobvoi, one of the first Chinese companies Google has backed since leaving the country in 2010. With that in mind, we’re a little intrigued about what the company has to offer, especially after its successful Kickstart campaign over and abundantly funded the development of its new smartwatch, the Ticwatch 2.

It’s not running Android Wear, but that’s largely because many of Google’s services aren’t available in China. Instead, it’s running a spinoff of Android — Ticwear 4.0. Sure, it makes you question where the watch is worth picking up or not, but you actually might be surprised.

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