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SURE Universal Remote app makes your smartphone a media control hub

If you have a lot of digital devices at home in your multi-media home theater system, this also means that you have a lot of remote controls on hand and it gets a little bit confusing. As with a lot of things now, there's an app for that. Your smartphone can become your control hub for all your TV, speakers, cable boxes, etc. with SURE Universal Remote. Aside from that, it can also stream your pictures, videos, and music to your smart TV.

Android Wear 5.1.1 starts rolling out, brings emojis and new notifications

The latest version of the wearable platform, Android Wear 5.1.1, has finally rolled out. Some of the first ones to receive the update were LG G Watch and LG G Watch R users but we're expecting more smartwatch models will get the version in the next few days. If you have the latest smartwatch especially from LG, Sony, Motorola, or ASUS, you will receive the update soon or you can check manually on your device's settings.

High Rise is a tricky stacking game for casual gamers

If you like your casual games based on your skill on tapping your screen at exact, precise moments, then this might be your lucky day. “High Rise” is a casual arcade puzzle game made by Nickervision Studios, and finds its influences in the classics like Tetris and the classic Nokia game Tower Bloxx. Let’s see if you’re skillful enough to take this on.

Phree smart pen lets you turn the world into one big paper

You're in a conference and taking notes on paper may be how you're used to doing it, but making them digital is such a pain. You want to sketch that beautiful scenery in front of you, but using your finger on your tablet is just not enough. You need to write down a phone number or address, but for one reason or another, you can't bring out your phone and you know if you write it on paper, you'll lose it. A new Kickstarter project is trying to help you solve those problems.

TWRP announces support for Qualcomm’s encryption for OnePlus One

The newer Android devices that have Qualcomm chipsets have a choice when it comes to encrypting the data on their device. The first and most obvious is Android stock encryption that has been made available for devices that run Android 5.0 Lollipop or better. The other choice is to use the encryption process and algorithms provided by the Qualcomm chipset, as users of the OnePlus One smartphone have generally done. The good news? TWRP now supports the Qualcomm encryption process on the OnePlus One.

T-Mobile updates Galaxy Tab S to Lollipop, coming soon on Xperia Z3, Z1s

Yeah, you're probably tired of hearing that Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming to this and this gadget or will not be released to so and so device. But until all those waiting for the updates to their device are fully satisfied, then the news and updates have to keep on coming. Today, it's the turn of T-Mobile subscribers. Samsung Galaxy Tab S owners will finally be happy, while Sony Xperia Z3 and Z1s users will have to wait a little more.

SHIELD Tablet + DirectStylus 2 = artists’ digital dream?

Old school artists may probably scoff at the idea of drawing on a tablet, but the more digital ones may actually welcome it (or the challenge of it). But they may not be too happy at the limitations the tablets and styluses in the market bring. But time-lapse videos from artists using NVIDIA's SHIELD tablet and the DirectStylus 2 and its technology show that they can do so much more than just sketch outlines or do basic drawings on the mobile device.

Check out this Sony 65-inch 4K Ultra HD TV with Android TV

If you're on the lookout for a new Android TV, we recommend you watch the unboxing video below first. You might want to preview what this new Ultra HD TV from Sony can do err, show you. This particular TV model boasts of a 65-inch (64.5-inch actually) diagonal display. It's a large TV  that would require at least two people setting it up in your living room or wherever. If you're thinking if it's time to get a super 4K Ultra HD, a few minutes testing this new Sony TV would probably help you decide and probably say yes.

YouTube Kids app showing inappropriate content, FTC urged to investigate

YouTube has been making a lot of changes the past months. The Collections feature would be discontinued by tomorrow, May 20. Earlier in February, YouTube rolled out a Kids app version in the US only but a few months later, advocacy groups are urging the FTC to investigate the said app for deceptive ads. We didn't here any comment from YouTube regarding the issue and now it's being criticized for inappropriate content.

MTK Pump Express to charge smartphones 45% faster than regular ones

With battery problems still plaguing smartphones right now, despite all the advances in technology, everytime a new product, be it a phone case, an external battery, a power bank or a chip, comes out that will promise us better charging or battery life, then we pay attention. When Qualcomm came out with their Quick Charge 2.0 technology, then we got pretty excited. It will also pave the way for more competition in this area, and so now we have the MTK Pump Express Plus.