Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


MIPS Creator CI20 Linux dev board for Android debuts

DIY electronics fans will be glad to hear that the MIPS Creator CI20 development board for Linux and Android has arrived. The board has a 1.2GHz MIPS-based dual-core Ingenic apps processor running Debian 7 and Android 4.4 KitKat. The dev board is running Linux right now and the Android support will come soon.

Pixavi Impact 2 rugged Android smartphone is intrinsically safe

Normal Android smartphones aren’t ideal for every environment where people work and play. A new smartphone from a firm called Pixavi has been announced and the device is called the Impact X. The Impact X is an intrinsically safe Android device that is designed to be used in explosive and hazardous areas.

Asphalt 8: Airborne update adds new location and cars

Fans of racing games on Android devices may be familiar already with the game Asphalt 8: Airborne. The game was updated this week and gained some new features. Most important to fans of the game is that the update brings with it some new cars including the Mercedes Biome concept car and the Nissan GT-R NISMO along with three others.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and Xperia Z3 teased again

Sony is set to toss some new gear out at IFA 2014 when it kicks off early next month. The new gear that it is teasing for launch at the show includes the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and Xperia Z3. The Z3 Tablet Compact was teased with an image hidden away on the Sony mobile website, but it's only a single image with the tablet taken from the side showing a thin profile. This is the same tablet that has had specs leak in the past.

Bleep charging cable backs your data up while you charge

For many people, their smartphone is the place where they have all their data. Contacts for work and play are in the phone and if the phone was lost or stolen, it would be very bad indeed to lose the data for most people. A new charging cable has turned up on Indiegogo called bleep that not only charges your phone, but it also backs up the data on your phone at the same time.

Galaxy S5 PowerSkin Spare Battery Case adds 2200 mAh of power

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone have a new battery case to check out called the PowerSkin Spare Battery Case. The case is available in four colors including black, blue, white, and gold. One of the big features of the Spare Battery case is that it is very thin and adds minimal bulk to your smartphone while significantly increasing the runtime of your device.

Strike Wing: Raptor Rising space simulator game hits Android

Crescent Moon Games has rolled out a new game for Android users that focuses on space battles called Strike Wing: Raptor Rising. Strike Wing is described as a space-fighting simulator and in the game players will be flying ships in deep space looking for answers to what happened during something called the Sirius incident.

MIX by Camera360 app updated to version 1.0, leaves beta

One of the most common things that people do with their smartphones is to use them to take photographs that can be shared online. An app called MIX by Camera360 was updated recently to version 1.0. The update brings with it lots of changes that are based on feedback from the beta version of the app.