EMTEC GEM Box review

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Many companies have tried to create an Android-based gaming console, but most of the devices have turned out to be a flop. The OUYA is obviously the first one that comes to mind, but even after being bought my gaming peripheral company Razer, it’s failed to pick up traction. But, manufacturers still think consumes want them. Enter the GEM Box, created by a company called EMTEC based out of France.

With a quick and easy setup, an Xbox-style controller, and an intuitive interface, EMTEC believes they might just be able to corner this area of the market. Will the GEM Box be able to do it? Follow along with our review below.

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Concept images show off a nearly bezel-free Nubia phone

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One of the most popular desires for smartphones these days, aside from longer lasting batteries, is a device with as little bezel as possible. Despite some usability benefits from having a bezel, a smartphone where the display covers all or most of the front gives off a very sleek and futuristic appearance, as well as allow for larger screens with a smaller physical size. If these new concept images for a nearly bezel-free Nubia phone prove to be true, then these wishes may soon be granted.

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Watch the OnePlus 3T geting unboxed on a MIG 15 fighter jet to celebrate European launch

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There wasn’t a whole lot wrong with the OnePlus 3, and our very own Jared Peters went as far as to say that the “Third time’s the charm” in his review. That didn’t deter OnePlus from retiring the OP3 from service, though, and replacing it with a slightly updated version called the OnePlus 3T that went on sale in the US on November 22, and has just been released in Europe. What better way is there to celebrate the European release of the OnePlus 3T than an unboxing video while on a MIG 15 fighter jet undergoing high-G maneuvers? Join us after the break for the embedded video. Read more

Best lock screen replacement apps

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While sometimes it’s not always an ideal time to get a new phone, like if you haven’t found a new one you like yet or you’re wanting to be more frugal and hang on to the one you have for now, sometimes a change is in order, and an easy way to do that is to simply download a new lockscreen app. The awesome part of that is that most of them are free, and there’s a ton of them out there so there’s no shortage of variety. If you’re looking for something elegant and professional, we’ve included that in the list, but if you’re looking for something simple and straightforward, or fun and extremely customizable, we’ve included several of those in our list as well. So without further ado, here’s the best lockscreen replacement apps for Android.

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