Boom Dots is a highly addictive, one-tap game for Android

You would think that a game that just requires you to tap once would eventually bore you to death right? But trust game developers to come up with new ways of making us slaves to our smartphones and spend hours just trying to beat the challenges in minimalist but complicated games. The latest to vie for your attention is called Boom Dots and we wish you luck in trying to escape from its rounded, spiky claws.

Beast Towers lets you summon beasts to defeat humans

Most kick-ass strategy games are listed under paid apps and they make you spend more for in-app purchases. Welcome Beast Towers--another strategy game that is described as something different, new, interesting, and something French because it was created by French developer Baptiste Largaiolli. It's a tower defense game that involves humans attacking your castle. To defend your place, you need to call on the beasts to take on the humans.

SOL Republic Shadow Wireless earphones: quality, comfort, style

For music lovers, sometimes it's a choice between the comfort of a wireless earphone or the better sound quality that wired headphone provides. But if you find a brand or model that can combine both, and it's stylish to boot, then you'd better hold on to it (and stop holding on to your wallet) if you think you really need it in your life. SOL REPUBLIC's newest product will tempt you into making the Shadow Wireless earphones your new best friend.

Blue Freedom charges gadgets using flowing water

Anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors knows that keeping your electronic devices charged up can be a challenge when you are away from an outlet. A new charging device has debuted that is hailed as the smallest hydropower plants in the world and it is called Blue Freedom.

CMOAR Virtual Reality headset launches on Kickstarter

And on we go with the virtual reality (VR) bandwagon, with moar and moar (sorry, couldn’t help it) outfits jumping on and giving the world what it thinks should be the best VR headset. CMOAR (“see more”, geddit?) just got their VR headset accepted at Kickstarter and at time of writing, it’s fully crowd-funded. Let’s see what they got.

Magzet to reinvent the audio jack using magnets

Don't you just hate it when you're intently listening to your music while walking on your treadmill, when suddenly, something startles you and you pull your earphones and your phone drops onto a hard surface? Or you're playing a game on your laptop, your phone rings, and you hurriedly unplug your earphones from your laptop, only to have the audio jack stuck or damaged? A new Kickstarter project wants to bring a solution to problems like that, using the powers of magnets.

Samsung to launch foldable smartphones next year

Flip-phones are nothing new. I remember having a gold Motorola RAZR in 2007 which I sold just after a week because battery would only last for four hours on standby use. It was one pretty and classy mobile phone but was also very useless. I won't mind getting any Motorola phone now but if I were to buy a flip smartphone, I think I'd go for Samsung.

Project Ara gets a radiation sensor

We have talked several times about the Project Ara smartphone that has modules that can be added and removed from the device itself to give the phone new capabilities as needed. A Russian company called Intersoft has presented its first modules at the second Ara developers conference.

Pay with OpenTable now ready for Android

OpenTable has been making restaurant reservations easier and faster especially since it was added to Google Glass last year and with the recent update released only last month. Well, the app's development team is adding another new feature that allows mobile payments. Pay with OpenTable is now available for download so you can reserve and pay for your dinner right on your Android smartphone.

Your phone may be exposed to ‘Android Installer Hijacking’

In an open ecosystem like Android OS, bugs and malware will continue to exist, as long as there is precious personal data to mine and people with malicious intent to take advantage of the security holes in the OS. Palo Alto Network’s Unit 42 has just released an announcement of what a vulnerability it calls “Android Installer Hijacking”, which may be present in almost half of Android devices out there.