Author Archives: John Hoff


3D Robotics’ Tower app opened to developers

3D Robotics is one of – if not the – largest drone manufacturers in the US, and it has made a move today that will possibly improve its already awesome Tower flight control app – that is, make it open source. There are already a few ways that you can control your drones through Tower – like the Tower Wear app for wearables for instance – but this move just offers developers new ways to add features into the app without having to starting from scratch.

Space Sketchr + Project Tango makes 3D digital drawings

We’ve talked about Project Tango before – Google’s high tech tablet that is able to render stuff in 3D because of its multiple cameras. Google recently made the ultra-high tech tablet available to app developers, looking towards a strong app ecosystem for when it releases the tablet to market. That’s a good decision, we think, as apps like Space Sketchr are stretching the ideas of 3D execution and application.

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.
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