Did the Google lawn sculpture artist tease Android L official name?

It's either he's the most obvious "teaser" out there or he's giving us another red herring. Google lawn artist (yes, there's such a thing!) Giovanni Calabrese has been leaving licorice hints all over his G+ page, just ahead of his visit to the Google HQ in San Francisco. He is now working on retouching and refurbishing the lawn sculptures, probably in preparation for the official announcement of the latest Android version and the probable unveiling of the new Nexus phone, rumored to be later this month.

Verizon counts down to the next DROID smartphone

Verizon is counting down to something, but of course it isn't telling us exactly what. But given what we've been hearing from the rumor mill so far, there is little doubt that this would be the next Verizon DROID, which we know as the DROID Turbo. This tease does nothing to confirm or deny any of the leaks and rumors that we already have, but it does give us something solid to lean on: an actual date for the unveiling of the device.

T-Mobile to launch the Xperia Z3 on October 29

The Xperia Z3 is coming to town and it will be stopping by T-Mobile first. The US carrier has just announced availability details for Sony's latest and greatest to give their subscribers time to prepare and save up for the device. The Xperia Z3 will go on sale across the country starting October 29. But those too excited to get their hands on the device can opt to join the pre-order spree starting on the 15th to be able to get theirs before the national launch.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact arrives in the US carrier-free

Sony has just opened the gates to allow folks in the US to purchase the very new Xperia Z3 Compact mini flagship. But unlike its new strategy with the bigger Xperia Z3, Sony is using it's older business model of selling the device directly and without carrier support and subsidy. That means you can get the Xperia Z3 Compact and use it on any network of your choice, but of course that also means coughing up more dough upfront compared to spreading it out over two years or so.

Google Now ahead of Siri, Bing in search result accuracy

Smartphone, smartphone in my hand, who's the fairest of them all? Aside from our bad rhyming skills, the answer to that question must be fairly obvious, but in the interest of those who want actual numbers and statistics, a study conducted by SEO consulting firm Stone Temple showed a clear winner in the battle of the digital assistants. A test conducted on the built-in search assistants from Google, Apple and Microsoft showed that, of course, the search giant was miles away in terms of accuracy of results, although it might be lacking in the fun department.

White Meizu MX 4 Pro spotted in China

Chinese manufacturer Meizu is rumored to roll out the new MX4 Pro. Not much details have been released yet but Meizu confirmed that a new version is in the works. Just recently, a white version of the phone has been spotted. The alleged smartphone was recently shown off on Chinese website Weibo showing a bigger rectangular home button compared to the previous model. The bigger size of the button is perhaps for the fingerprint scanner.

Angry Birds Seasons goes ballin’ with NBA edition

It may not be the most popular sport in the world, but here in the good 'ole United States, we go crazy over basketball. And everytime October rolls around, we go even crazier as the NBA season officially starts. Apparently, the folks over at Rovio are also excited for this as they announced that Angry Birds Seasons is not about Halloween or Thanksgiving, but rather about that orange ball that 10 grown men are passing and shooting around. So this means our dearest birds and angry pigs have joined the basketball fever.

Google testing video checkup with doctors

Google knows everything. That’s what most people say. You want to know something or stalk someone, Google the term and you’ll see hundreds to thousands of search results. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll learn. If you start searching for symptoms of an illness, more often than not, you get scared because there’s a tendency for you to self-diagnose after reading a lot of websites that are not really reliable.

Sennheiser releases special edition Ingress Momentum headphones

Are you part of the Enlightened or the Resistance? No, we're not asking you which side you're on in any political debate, but rather, which faction you're playing for in Ingress, the MMORPG which integrates augmented reality and GPS in its gameplay created by Google's Niantic Labs. It will also determine what color headphones you will buy as Sennheiser will be releasing special edition Momentum On-Ear headphones that will be tied-in with Ingress, for players to show their support for their team.