In celebration of Barack Obama’s 54th birthday, Google Play Music is offering a curated radio station of the President’s favorite songs. There’s a decent bit of variety on the station, ranging from Jay-Z to The Temptation, so if you’re interested in getting some insight into Obama’s musical tastes, this is the best way to do it. Read more
Luckily, Chinese buyers of the new OnePlus 2 don’t need to go through the invite system like in other parts of the world. Sales began today in China, and even though the new Moto X Style seemed to overshadow the OnePlus 2 launch, that may not be the case.
If you’ve been itching to buy a Project Tango development kit, Google has clarified some availability for the tablets. They’ll be available in South Korea and Canada starting today, with many other countries following on August 26th.
Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom are on the list slated for availability by the end of the month, joining the US, Canada, and South Korea. That’s a pretty full list of places to pick up one of these if you’re interested in developing for it. Read more
Pebble’s original smartwatch took an out-of-the-way approach to the wearable category. Instead of offering tons of high-end features, it was a smartwatch that was only active when you needed it and actually had good battery life, something not many other smartwatches can say.
Now we have the follow-up to that successful smartwatch — the Pebble Time. It takes much of what made the original so great and refines it with a colorful e-ink display, a much better aesthetic design, and some other general improvements across the board. Read more
Spicing up your homescreen to your liking has always been one of Androids selling points. The sky, along with your imagination, is always the limit when it comes to decorating your Android device. Thankfully, we have plenty of talented and artistic developers out there that create beautiful widgets and skins for our devices. A new Zooper Widget theme that I recently stumbled upon certainly has that creative style that I think you all can appreciate. The app is called Zoopreme and is available on the Google Play Store for $1. If you’re already familiar with Zooper Widget Pro, then this will be very easy to apply.
Cosmo Run is an arcade game where users will try and survive along a narrow path. The object of the game is to tap the screen to turn and avoid falling off a path that goes in all kinds of directions.
Portable battery packs are extremely popular accessories, especially as smartphones have brighter, higher resolution screens with smaller batteries. Most phones don’t make it through a full days worth of usage, and not everyone is around a wall plug to keep their device charged up, so that’s where battery banks come in handy.
It’s a growing market, and a new research report thinks that the battery bank market will explode in value up to around $18 billion by 2020. That’s a pretty large leap, but as more and more content is consumed on tablets and smartphones, it makes sense. Unless, of course, manufacturers figure out how to cram giant batteries into credit card thin smartphones. I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one, though. Read more
Users on Reddit are quite upset at HTC for pushing a Fantastic Four movie ad into their notifications. Ads are something everyone hates, but are sometimes required to cut upfront cost. That is why you would never expect to see them in a device you just paid over $500 for.
It’s official – T-Mobile has passed by Sprint to move up a rung on the ladder to the top of the U.S. wireless carrier rankings. With 58.9 million subscribers, T-Mobile has officially become the third largest carrier in the U.S. This was determined after Sprint released their latest earnings report showing they had 57 million subscribers. Read more
Online Android publication Droid-Life has been able to get its hands-on exclusive photos of the Galaxy Note 5 ahead of Samsung’s press conference in New York City next week. Leaks like these are commonplace ahead of a big event, but they tend to leave little surprise among tech enthusiasts during the official unveiling.