Alcatel OneTouch to reveal new smartwatch line at CES

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Alcatel OneTouch may be poised to catch some people off guard at CES 2015 starting next week when they reveal a new line of smartwatches. As you can see from the image above, Alcatel OneTouch has decided to go with a round watch face for their devices along with several different straps. According to Alcatel OneTouch, they were aiming for a traditional watch look and feel for the hardware, which it appears they may have achieved that goal with their new line of Watch devices. Read more

Download: Leaked build of Android 5.0 for Galaxy Note 3 (N9005)

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If you’re a Galaxy Note 3 owner who’s hankering for the official Android 5.0 Lollipop over-the-air update to start rolling out, you’re destined for a rather long wait as Samsung is currently focusing its attention on bringing the update to more recent devices first. However, if you can’t wait, your handset carries the model number N9005, and you want to get your hands on it early, you can now download and install a leaked beta build.

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Hunt for the Mask of Creation in new LEGO BIONICLE game

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Small brick-maker LEGO is back with a new game to start 2015 off, this time bringing the universe of their BIONICLE line to Android gaming. The new LEGO BIONICLE game gives players the opportunity to play as one of six heroes who are trying to recover the lost Masks of Power and stop the rise of evil on the island of Okoto. In classic LEGO fashion, players have build their heroes before they can enter into battle and as they play, more than 100 customizable pieces can be collected to add to their BIONICLE. Read more

You can now play Flappy Bird on an Android Wear smartwatch

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Since Flappy Bird’s initial release and take down from app stores, we’ve seen the incredibly frustrating game spawn tons of clones and imitators. Even Google got in on the action at one point.

Right around the release of Android Wear, a Flappy Bird clone called Flopsy Bird was created for the smartwatch platform, but it still wasn’t the real deal. Thanks to Corbin Davenport, though, you can finally get the original Flappy Bird on your wrist.  Read more

Teaser video reveals ASUS plans on unveiling a new smartphone with optical zoom at CES

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ASUS is notorious for releasing teaser videos before big events, and CES 2015 is no exception. There latest video is titled, “See What Others Can’t See” and has a series of tones which sounds a lot like Morse code.

The code translates into “optical zoom,” which obviously indicates that they plan on showing some sort of a device with that feature. We have yet to see smartphones with optical zoom, so this would be a huge feat. Yes, we have had phones like the Galaxy S 4 Zoom, but to me, that’s a camera with the ability to make and place phone calls. Those types of devices are just too big and bulky to really be classified as a smartphone. ASUS could be planning something similar or they could actually be incorporating optical zoom in something a little more compact, such as a traditional smartphone.

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LG G Flex 2 coming next week at CES

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The LG G Flex (pictured above) wasn’t a bad phone, but it was just a little too big (6-inch display) in my humble opinion. I remember saying in my review that if it were in the 5-inch range, I might have been all over it. It looks like I might just get to see that next week at CES.

Word is that LG will unveil the G Flex 2 next week, which will most likely be at their press event on January 5th. The G Flex 2 is expected to be around 5.5-inches, just like the G3. It’s also expected to sport the new Snapdragon 810 chip, which is not only 64-bit, but it’s also octa-core.

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HTC’s new Sense 7 Avatar Maker leaks out

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A new leak from reliable source Upleaks has revealed HTC’s upcoming Avatar Maker software. Interestingly, this software isn’t said to be available until the Sense 7 UI is made official, which could be in a couple of months from now. Needless to say, this is a pretty massive leak and could give us an idea of what Sense 7 could have in store for customers. Read more