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Gunner Z arrives for Android, turret zombie blasting promised

BitMonster, makers of the turret zombie blasting game Gunner Z has now brought that specific game from iOS over to Android, opening up full zombie blasting action for Android users. You might assume you know how a zombie game usually works, but Gunner Z just adds a lot of fun into it.

Possible Sony Xperia Z4 makes Geekbench appearance

With the launch date of Sony’s upcoming new flagship – the Sony Xperia Z4 – still not known to the public, leaks of the specs of the yet-to-be-unveiled have been many. Maybe appearances in benchmarking databases would give us some sort of certainty, and here we have one of those – an unknown Sony device makes an appearance at Geekbench, giving us a look at its specs.

The Score is a groundbreaking dedicated eSports news app

In a highly connected and digital world, it’s a wonder that eSports – that is, competitive video-gaming – has not really come into its own yet, and continues to remain a domain that is mostly known in computer nerd/geek/aficionado communities and little much else. That is to say, it has not yet grown into the awareness of mainstream societies that there are actually players who video-game for a living. Enter this new app – The Score – which is groundbreaking in a lot of ways as it brings up-to-date eSports news to everyone on Android.

HTC Desire 626 is a large display mid-range phone

How many premium brand mid-tier phones can you name that will have updated specs, 4G connectivity, and an HD screen to boot? Not that many, we think. Thankfully, HTC is adding another smartphone to the sub-USD$200 category this year with the HTC Desire 626. It has officially launched in Taiwan, but we’re hoping this makes it out to the international markets.

LG jumps on the VR bandwagon with Google Cardboard + G3 combo

LG has now decided that it wants in on the virtual reality (VR) headset market, and it’s doing it with current gen technology. The LG G3 is now being partnered with Google Cardboard, those DIY VR headset enthusiasts, and the result is that consumers will now receive a free Google Cardboard VR headset for every LG G3 purchase.

CM12 arrives for Nexus 9, new nightlies for Motorola Droid Bionic

The Nexus 9 is Google’s new standard for tablets – a fine device produced for the Nexus line by HTC. Like its smartphone cousin, the Nexus 6, both flagship Google devices were the first ones launched with the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. It was just a matter of time before it got its own CyanogenMod version. That time is here and now, as CM12 now has nightly builds for the Nexus 9.

Yarn is a Material Design-infused Hacker News client

First up, we all got to learn what Hacker News is – that is, it is a news website that has social elements (a bit like Reddit) and usually caters to computer programmers, app developers, self-confessed hackers and information tech entrepreneurs. As the readership of this social network, quite inevitably a client like this new Yarn app will be created.

Spotted in retail website, the Sony Xperia E1… II?

Yeah, device naming conventions can be a total bummer at times – as there are only a few numbers that are sound to use from a marketing perspective. But there are times when the sanity of a device naming choice just eludes us. Might this be one of those times? Someone has spotted the upgrade version of the budget-friendly Sony Xperia E1 in a Spanish retail store, and it is confusingly called (wait for it) the Sony Xperia E1 II.
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