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Five things HTC’s Sense 6.0 does better than Android

Stock Android is great. I’m a big fan, and am typically pretty critical of OEM overlays, eschewing them for Nexus at just about every turn. With the HTC One (M8), you’ll get Sense 6.0, which is HTC’s latest take on Android. One of the first Android skins, Sense has come a long way from the clunky blanket it once was. Mature and sensible, there are some things we think Sense does just a bit better than Android proper.

Smart Launcher Face-off – Battle of the Brains

Android has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to app launchers, but there is a certain breed of them that deserves special mention. These are the so called smart or contextual launchers and today we'll be giving you the rundown on a few of them.

LG G Watch pricing confirmed, won’t break the bank

LG is setting the pricing pace for the upcoming crop of smart wearables. The South Korean company has confirmed their G Watch, based on the Android Wear platform, will be £180 or less. This price point, should they translate it to other geographies and currencies, will put it at just under $250 stateside.

Google Glass at Work: pushing the wearable into enterprise

Google Glass seems to be in a constant state of update and change. Of course, that comes as a direct result of the Explorer program. And while there is still quite a bit of growth and education needed in terms of making everyone feel comfortable being around Glass, we are now getting a look at the Glass at Work initiative from Google.

Verizon HTC One (M8) initial hands-on

We now have a Verizon HTC One (M8) in for review. The handset arrived earlier this morning, and while we obviously aren't going to post a full review after having the phone for only a few hours -- we did want to share some images and some first impression thoughts. Of course, we can also touch on some of the Verizon specifics that you'll find (should you decide to purchase this model). That said, read on for our first impressions of the Verizon HTC One (M8).

Acer Android All-In-One TA272HUL review

Running Android on a 27-inch all-in-one style desktop isn't something we thought about all that much. Sure, we saw Acer announce the Android AIO TA272HUL back in January during CES, but the setup wasn't shipping and any thoughts we had simply faded away. Acer reached out in March offering to send us a review unit, and while eager to accept, we do have to admit we were a bit skeptical going into this review. At risk of offering a spoiler, we were surprised with how much use and attention the computer received.

StoreDot charges your device in 30 seconds, coming in 2016

Having to set aside an hour or more to charge your smartphone is a minor annoyance, but one that could be going away. Startup StoreDot has shown off their rapid battery charging technology, which has the ability to charge a phone battery in 30 seconds. Though the company cautions that they likely won’t get this to market before 2016, it’s a breakthrough we’re happy to be seeing in 2014.

NVIDIA SHIELD April update now available for download

The latest update has arrived for the NVIDIA SHIELD. This one is listed as being SHIELD Software Update 72 and it will measure in at a bit more than 460MB in size. Specifically, at 464.4MB. More important though is what the update is bringing. This time around users can expect quite a bit dealing with GameStream to include remote streaming and notebook support.