Yahoo to reportedly launch search and digital assistant this year

iOS users have their favorite friend Siri, while Android users mostly have their very own Google Now. Even Windows has its own Cortana, not up to par yet with the two, but slowly getting there. Yahoo is now saying, "Wait, wait, we'd like to join this party too!" CEO Marissa Mayer has indicated that they are indeed coming up with their own digital assistant that will be available as an app for mobile devices.

Next Elephone device in the works, will run both Android and Windows 10

One of the least popular brands today in the mobile industry is Elephone but the company has got some great products under its belt. The last Android-powered Elephone we saw was the Elephone P7 and looks like it will finally have a follow up after two years. This time, the new Elephone is said to be powered by not just one but two mobile OS: Android and Windows 10.

New Asus VivoWatch to be sold in watch, not gadget, stores

You would expect that smartwatches will be sold where smartphones are usually sold, since they are more of a gadget rather than an actual watch (although they do tell time). But Asus sees it diferently, at least when it comes to their brand new wearable, the VivoWatch. Instead of heading to your nearest gadget stores, you might want to step in to stores where they sell old-school watches as this is where you'll find the newest smartwatch from Asus.

Old Android phones can become surveillance sensor machines

Before you throw that old, clunky, obsolete Android phone away, you might want to consider keeping it as it may someday be valuable. No, we're not talking about auctioning them off someday as relics, but more like a functional purpose. A team from Carnegie Mellon University have created a program that can take those old phones or any connected surveillance cameras and turn them into Zensors, giving you information and triggering a consequential action.

Ubisoft brings ‘Anno: Build an Empire’ strategy game to Android

Ubisoft has promised the 'Anno: Build an Empire' strategy game for Android and now it's finally ready for download. This is actually the mobile version of the popular strategy game. Players are required to build an empire stone by stone and construct several buildings. You can build, manage, construct just about anything. You can also practice being a city planner called to build a metropolis complete with infrastructre, production facilities.

Go insane driving all the cars in Does Not Commute

Some say virtual driving is more fun than actual driving. But driving in mobile games can sometimes be stressful. If you think driving one car in a driving game is already difficult, wait until you need to drive all of the cars. That is the challenge in new mobile game Does Not Commute, as you traverse through a 1970s town with a temporal paradox where you take control of all vehicles.

Control the game in this epic adventure called Sorcery! 3

Are you bored with your life right now? Are you up to battling seven serpents and encountering various creatures that may or may not kill you? Do you need some sort of epic adventure without necessarily leaving your couch? Well, then mobile games are the answer to your problems, and this latest one from the creators of award-winning game 80 Days is a doozy. Get ready to cast some spells in Sorcery! 3.

Samsung SDK for the possibly round next-gen Gear ready for devs

The latest Android Wear platform is almost ready to roll out on some of the newest smartwatch models in the market today and Samsung would like to join in the fun by sending out invites to some developers to try out the Software Development Kit (SDK) of the next generation Galaxy Gear--which could be round this time based on the images on the invitation. There's no mention though if this is official for Android Wear or for Samsung's very own Tizen. And oh, this is the first SDK for the Galaxy Gear line.

Some apps in Apple’s App Store rejected for mentioning Pebble support

The Pebble smartwatch and OS may have been around longer than either the Android Wear platform and the Apple Watch, but that doesn't mean it's going to get a "free pass", at least not from Apple. Reports say that some apps are being rejected from publication in the Apple App Store, because they make mention of Pebble Smartwatch support. This doesn't bode well for the rumor that Google plans to make their platform open to iOS as well.

SwiftKey Hub now available for easier access to features, settings

It may still be in its beta phase, but it looks like SwiftKey for Android is bringing out all the bells and whistles with every update, to make you realize you need to get it as your new virtual keyboard for your smartphone. You may call it a mini make-over, as the latest version contains a new SwiftKey Hub located conveniently, and a new "sleek, modern look" that makes your smartphone look even nicer.
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