Android

Ohm Bluetooth speaker is also a Qi wireless charger

None of us really likes having to mess with cables when it comes time to charge your gadgets like a smartwatch or mobile phones. This is why there are several wireless charging options on the market today and one of those is Qi. A new product has been announced by Quirky that offers a wireless charging plate for Qi enabled devices that does more than just charge.

Mind4 Android based drone carries a GoPro

There are a number of drones on the market today, but none of them has been based on the Android operating system until now. A new drone called the Mind4 has been announced and it claims to be the world's first Android based smart drone. Mind4 has computer vision and is capable of following any subject precisely and recognizing body gestures.

Award-winning Banner Saga comes to Android

If you like role playing games and Norse mythology, you've probably heard of The Banner Saga, a hugely popular video game that rated 82 out of 100 on Metacritic when it first came out. It is now making its way to your smartphone or tablet with the launch of its Android version and from the looks of it, it will just be as excellent as the original PC version.

Evernote app can now scan business cards

Evernote has always been one of the most widely used note-taking apps in the mobile world today. It's a favorite of journalists and just about anyone who has OCD in writing and organizing. The Android version of the app was recently introduced to include business card scanning. This brings business card exchange to a whole new level. It's not just about swapping cards--you can now easily scan the card so details are stored on a phone immediately.

Pushbullet now supports universal copy & paste

Who knew that the ‘copy & paste’ function could still be improved? Pushbullet was able to innovate it and has released the Universal copy & paste. It was officialy released two months ago but the developer has been working to enhance the program by adding support for Firefox and Chrome as browser extensions for it to work on Linux and Mac. Previously, the function is available only with Windows-powered computers.

Android 5.0 encryption brings storage performance issues

While the US government is trying to convince tech companies and the media that encrypted devices are bad news because they can protect criminals, there might actually be a more technical reason to be wary of this new practice, at least under certain circumstances. Popular tech site AnandTech has just released results of their storage performance benchmarks, revealing a drastic drop in read and write performance on devices running Android Lollipop. The culprit? Full Device Encryption that is enforced in new devices running that version of Android.

Gorilla Glass 4 now has better drop resistance and protection

How many seconds off of your life has dropping your smartphone on the pavement caused you? Someone should do a study about that, as this is probably one of the causes of cellphone anxiety. Corning, the makers of the Gorilla Glass which most likely is the one your smartphone uses to cover its pixels, has just announced the arrival of Gorilla Glass 4. The newer version of their screen will apparently now have better drop protection and will help your heart not to race so much when you hear the thud of a dropped phone.

Amazon Game Studios outs Tales from Deep Space misadventure

In case you haven't heard, Amazon formed its own game studio, creatively named Amazon Game Studios, to develop exclusive content for its Android devices. The subsidiary has already produced a number of titles, most notable of which is perhaps To-Fu Fury. And here they are with yet another one, yet again a tried and true puzzle platformer in the form of Tales from Deep Space. And like the To-Fu, the plot isn't something you have to take seriously, but it can still lead to some serious fun, especially when experienced with a friend.
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