Author Archives: Eric Abent


HTC delivers DROID DNA source code

Good news for those of you who value customization options: HTC has released the source code and binaries for the freshly launched DROID DNA. With a phone as nice as that, we can imagine that developers are all too eager to get their hands on the source code. The source code arrives just a few days after we learned that the DROID DNA's bootloader was unlocked, so the phone's potential tweakability just went through the roof.

Facebook gears up to launch Photo Sync for Android

Uploading photos you take with your phone to Facebook is about to get a whole lot easier - as in essentially effortless - thanks to Photo Sync. Facebook announced today that after a period of beta testing, it will soon be rolling out its new Photo Sync feature to Android users. The roll out will be happening over the next week or so, meaning that if you don't get it right away, it should be arriving shortly.

Jelly Bean lands on Verizon DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD next week

Here's a happy way to kick off the weekend: Verizon has announced that the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been approved for both the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD. Support documents for the update have appeared on the Internet, which usually means that the update is just a couple short weeks away. Not this time, however, as Verizon has confirmed that RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD users should be getting the update sometime next week.

Square Enix announces Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade for US and Canada

Video games in general are pretty awesome, but one bad thing about being a gamer is watching as players in other regions get to enjoy a game that will probably never be released where you live. We thought that would be the case with Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade, a mobile game made by Square Enix that has so far been exclusive to Japan. Apparently that isn't the case, as Square Enix announced today that Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade will soon be launching in the US and Canada.

Pioneer AV receivers get support for HTC Connect

If you happen to own both a Pioneer AV receiver from 2012 and a HTC smartphone, then starting today there's a chance you can use both of them together. Today Pioneer announced a firmware update for "all Pioneer 2012 networked audio video receiver models," that adds support for HTC Connect. This means that you can now use your HTC smartphone to stream music to your receiver.

Zynga brings Clay Jam to Google Play

Zynga gets a bad rap for making games that are similar to other casual titles on the market, but today we're seeing the company release a new mobile game that's pretty unique. Clay Jam is available today on the Google Play Store, and it's a game that looks to appreciate the finer points of modeling clay. In fact, every model in the game was made with modeling clay, which gives it that hand-made feel that you just can't get with computers.

Google wants to deliver information you never would have searched for

Google is already pretty good at delivering information right when we ask, but naturally, it wants to get better. It wants to get so good, in fact, that it's been looking into what sort of questions people have but never think to search for. That's according to MIT Technology Review's Tom Simonite, who spent three days participating in Google study that aimed to find out what was on his mind.

iLumi intelligent LED bulbs kick off Indiegogo campaign

There are a few intelligent light bulbs vying for your dollar at the moment, but before you dive in, you might want to give iLumi a look. The iLumi series of Bluetooth LED light bulbs have been in development for the past two years, and now they need your help in making it to market. The iLumi Team has created an Indiegogo campaign to secure funding for this new line up of intelligent LED bulbs, and they have 35 days left to reach their funding goal of $100,000.