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Amazon Dash makes grocery delivery easier than ever

Amazon has rolled out Dash, a device that makes it easier to order groceries from their Amazon Fresh service. Currently limited to a few West Coast cities, Fresh offers the same delivery method enjoyed from Amazon proper, it just has foodstuff instead.

AutoCast brings multitasking to Chromecast

Chromecast is great, but when it comes to multitasking, it falls well short. Developer Joao Dias has created a really neat workaround for that shortcoming with AutoCast. using Tasker, AutoCast lets us multitask various things like listening to music while casting pictures. There are even pop-up notifications on your TV screen, making AutoCast a great start to multitasking with Chromecast.

Samsung producing Graphene, the material for flexible displays

All those interesting flexible displays we see now and again at trade shows have one thing in common: they’re not available for purchase. Companies showing the bendable, flexible displays commit to bringing them to retail, but offer no timeline for when that will be. Samsung may have just had the first break, though, and mass production could come sooner rather than later.

Verizon Galaxy S5 now available for pre-order

Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-orders have arrived with Verizon Wireless. The carrier opened the pre-orders this morning, and perhaps more important for some -- this means the pricing and availability date has been confirmed. The handset will begin shipping on April 11th, and it sits priced at $199.99 on a new two-year agreement.

Nest halts sale of smoke detector amidst safety concern

Nest has halted sale of their smoke alarms amidst fears it could be malfunctioning. A feature allowing users to wave at the device to stop an alarm from sounding is the culprit here, with Nest finding the issue internally. Though it’s not clear if the problem exists for users, Nest has remotely disabled the feature for the time being.

HTC One (M8) vs. One (2013): Worth an upgrade?

With the HTC One (M8), we got an updated version of a device that captured our minds in 2013. Though it failed to recreate the magic of the first One, the newest flagship from HTC brings in some unique changes, making us consider just whether or not it’s worth an upgrade. Though the newest is exclusive to Verizon right now, both Ones are still on offer. We’re likely to see both available with carriers for some time, so what should you do when faced with the choice? We go hands-on with both.

Amazon Fire TV: a few thoughts on the competition

Amazon announced the Fire TV earlier this morning. Initially this seems to be just another set-top box to attach to your television and stream the likes of Netflix and Hulu Plus. Of course, Fire TV also has support for Amazon Instant Video (amongst other services). Some may prefer the Chromecast or Roku Streaming Stick given the dongle form factor, but with the feature set and price tag of the Amazon Fire TV -- it seems this one may be worth considering.

Apple v Samsung: an “attack on Android”

Opening statements are underway in a San Jose court room, this time in the latest Samsung vs. Apple spat. In laying the groundwork for their defense, Samsung made some bold statements today, even going so far as to say the lawsuit is an “attack on Android”.

Polaroid XS100i Action Cam review

When it comes to “action cams”, the choices can be expensive. A basic GoPro setup can run upwards of $500, and while some lesser-known offerings may cost a lot less, they tend to offer mixed results. The Polaroid XS100i is an action camera that may not offer all that a GoPro would, but in many ways we found it to be a really good choice for those looking for good performance without wanting to drop a lot of cash.