City Rush is Crazy Taxi’s newest installment on Android

Not a lot of us will have memories of Sega’s Dreamcast, because it was never as big as Sony’s Playstation. That said, most of us might remember Sega’s cool titles from its arcade incarnations – and we remember one such arcade gaming classic in Crazy Taxi (also ported magnificently to Android). Sega is now releasing the newest incarnation of the classic with Crazy Taxi: City Rush, a free-to-download game for your Android devices.

ASUS Nexus Player makes GFX Bench appearance, first Android TV?

Google has announced at this year’s IO Developer’s Conference that it was working on an Android OS for smart TVs and set-top boxes which will be called Android TV. This will launch presumably side-by-side Android L, the company’s newest operating system. Recently, a device called the ASUS Nexus Player showed up at GFX Bench, giving fuel to rumors that this could be the first Android TV device.

‘Pure Edition’ is Motorola’s unlocked, direct-sale Moto X

Straight from its launch at IFA 2014, we already have the notion that the new Moto X will be one of the darlings of people looking to upgrade their Android devices this holiday season. Most people will get it under contract, with the USD$99.99 price tag looking very nice indeed. But there are those who will want the unbranded, unlocked, direct-sale version straight from Motorola – that one will be called the Moto X Pure Edition.

Japan and Italy residents can now join Google Opinion Rewards

If you like letting corporate entities know things about you, you like having money in your Google Play account and live in the Far East or in the borders of southern Europe, then what we’re about to tell you might probably be the best news you’ve received today. Google announced that Opinion Rewards is now available in Japan and Italy, joining several other major countries where answering marketing surveys from the tech company is now monetized.

EyeEm 4.0 photo app filters and effects make pics standout

If you use your smartphone camera to take lots of pictures an interesting app has been updated that will give you camera and photo filters to apply. The app is called EyeEm: Camera and Photo filter and it is on Google Play right now. The app has a number of unique filters and effects that can be applied to photos you shoot on your device.

HTC lock screen app lands on Google Play

HTC has announced a new app that it has launched that brings the HTC lock screen seen on new devices like the HTC One M8 to other users. With the app available, the lock screen is now supported away from the HTC Sense Android skin.

Acer creates selfie hat for London Fashion Week

If you thought that those ubiquitous selfie sticks (monopods, to be exact) and the idea of selfies in general are highly annoying, then you better brace yourself for the latest marriage of gadgets and “haute couture”. Yes, it is real: there is now a hat that will help you take selfies. Meet the Acer Selfie-Hat (what else would it be called), their latest creation made especially for the London Fashion Week.

Sony Xperia Z3 compact and Z3 hit pre-order

If you liked what you heard already about the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and Z3 smartphones, the time has come to pre-order the devices. The Z3 Compact smartphone can be pre-ordered at Clove in the UK right now and its pre-order price has been reduced.

LG L Fino and L Bello smartphone rollout begins

During IFA 2014 earlier this month, LG unveiled a pair of new budget smartphones called the LG L Fino and LG L Bello. LG has now announced that the launch rollout for these two new devices has begun with customers in Brazil being able to get their hands on both smartphones this week. Rollout in other countries will commence in the coming weeks.