Author Archives: John Hoff


Tinkerplay allows you to create 3D printed toys, action figures

You remember the days when you had to wait until you’ve saved enough cash just to buy that G.I. Joe action figure you’ve been looking at the whole summer? I know I remember. Well, there might just be only a few ways that today’s time is better for kids than our time before, but the new Tinkerplay app will surely classified as one of those “better” things.

MobileBench Consortium comes out with own benchmarking app

The MobileBench Consortium was created in 2013, when a number of companies came together with the purpose of making a benchmarking app/process that was standardized and that would be acceptable across all parts of the industry. The big players in the consortium will of course be Samsung, Intel and HP, but a number of smaller but essential players have joined up in the likes of Huawei, OPPO, SanDisk, and Marvell among others. Their app – called MobileBench – is now out on Google Play.

Android 5.1 updated build, plus a rooted stock build now available

It was just recently when Google announced a new update for Android Lollipop – that is in the form of Android 5.1 which came out just around a week ago. But today we saw a new build of the Android 5.1 available for download for the Nexus 6 flagship phone, which more than likely means the build will start rolling out to other Nexus devices as well.

Frozen Synapse Prime makes its way to Android

Double Eleven Studios are bringing their critically acclaimed, award-winning turn-based strategy game “Frozen Synapse Prime” to Android from being a PS Vita exclusive. The game introduces some novel and exciting takes on the turn-based strategy game genre and those have made this game a real hit among strategy game fans.

Niantic gears up for bigger AR game in Endgame: Proving Grounds

Google’s Niantic is upping the stakes in alternate reality (AR) gaming with a new part of its Endgame series coming out. “Endgame: Proving Grounds” will be based on the same basic AR concepts, game players going to real-world places to get items and finish objectives that have consequences within the game. But the stakes are higher, and Niantic is determined to make AR a big thing in gaming, as opposed to the niche market that it is right now.

New Mortal Kombat X gameplay video out, we have no words

We were kinda excited when we heard that NetherRealm was bringing Mortal Kombat back to life again, but we were not expecting this! Mortal Kombat X is the new version of the fighting game staple that has entranced fighting game fans throughout the past generations, and with this new gameplay, it might just steal this generation’s hearts (literally) as well.

Chainfire announces root access to T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6

Well that was quick. Chainfire, probably considered an Android coding legend at this point in time, has announced that his team has achieved root access to Samsung’s newest flagship, the Galaxy S6. The new flagship smartphone was launched recently at the MWC 2015, and it’s a bit of a surprise – well, the good kind – that root access has been achieved so quickly.