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Bring apps and your friends together on Vurb, now on Android

When you’re planning a long-awaited night out with friends you rarely see and only communicate with digitally, there is a lot of planning, back and forth, Googling, researching, and finally laying down final plans/inviting involved. One app that says they can bring all of those tasks under just one app roof is called Vurb, and finally, it is now available for Android users as well. It also comes with brand new features to make it even easier and more necessary for you.

Acer Predator gaming tablet rumored to be in mass production

It’s been a difficult season for tablets these past two years. The growing popularity of large screen smartphones and phablets are forcing people to reconsider their tablet purchase. The influx of exciting technology into smartphones – like fingerprint security, large internal storage, faster processors – are marking tablet devices as “luxury purchases” rather than daily driver needs. But it seems that at least one brand – Taiwan-based manufacturers Acer – are confident enough to release a new gaming tablet into the market, the rumored Acer Predator 8.

Keep those tangles away with MOTA 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub [DEALS]

These days, many tech savvy people own more devices than they have outlets or power sources for. In those situations, charge or even data transfers become a tangled mess or excess baggage you could do without. Say goodbye to those nightmares with MOTA's 4-Port USB Hub. Not only can you simultaneously power up to 4 devices at the same time, you can even transfer data at top speeds thanks to the 3.0 ports. All that convenience for a price to beat that's less than $20.

Moto X Play aka Droid MAXX 2, Droid Turbo 2 arriving in the US

There won’t be a Moto X Play in the United States. Don’t be disappointed but the DROID Maxx 2 is coming. Actually, it’s the same phone but Motorola decided to just rename the model. The DROID Maxx 2 is a Verizon exclusive in the country so at least fans of the new Moto Android phone could get it from the carrier.

Next-gen Moto 360 smartwatch sighted again in the wild

We’re counting on Motorola to reveal the next-generation Moto 360 at the upcoming IFA in Berlin this September. But before the official launch, we’re anticipating more rumors, leaks, and early sightings just like this one from Gerrit Gödecke who shared what he believed could be the next model. He sighted this smartwatch while riding a commuter train in Chicago.

I/O apps for Project Tango now available in Play Store

At the I/O developer conference in May this year, Google presented to the world the progress with Project Tango. If you don’t know or remember what that is, this is the project to bring 3D mapping and rendering capabilities to tablets and smartphones via an array of cameras installed on a device with robust specs. At Google I/O this year, the mothership showed some apps that gave users some cool things to do with a Tango device. Those apps are now available to all via the Google Play Store.

Google Maps updated with easy Street View access

Google Maps is no doubt one of Google's best projects ever since it actually began. It has changed the mapping and navigation industries big time. More enhancements have been made when the Android version was released because more people are no longer at risk of getting lost. Having a digital map on mobile device can be really helpful especially if you're going to or already in a new place you are not familiar with.

The OnePlus 2 verdict: probably the best phone at this price point

Our friends over at SlashGear have put out their verdict for the smartphone that was dubbed “the flagship killer”, also known as the OnePlus 2. We’ve seen a lot of this new phone over the past few days, as more and more people are getting their hands on OnePlus’s new baby. And from what word that we’re getting from people who have used it, played around with it, made it their main phone for the past few days, we hear that the OnePlus 2 strikes a good balance between good things and not-so-good things. And at its price point, you might not see a better deal.

Android Community Weekly Digest: Aug. 23, 2015

This has definitely been a big Android week with some unexpected surprises. Google finally revealed the name of the next Android release, 6.0 Marshmallow. At the same time, it released the third and last Android M preview, giving developers the green light to start porting and testing their apps and signaling its impeding launch. Google has also released a promised update to Android Wear which brings official support to interactive faces. Sadly, it's not all good news at Mountain View, as Project Ara announced a delay in its plans due to some technical problems.