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Canvas for Pebble app brings personalized watchfaces [Hands-on]

Pebble smartwatch owners can choose between thousands of watchface apps to personalize their experience a bit. They can also build completely custom watchfaces if they wanted. And while both of those options are nice to have, it looks like an app called Canvas for Pebble will give users an experience that falls somewhere in the middle. Basically, this app allows you to design custom watchfaces using nothing more than a smartphone or tablet.

LG G2 hands-on: everything you need to know

This afternoon the folks from LG have just announced and detailed their new flagship G2 smartphone, and it's quite impressive. We knew it was coming, but LG has come out swinging here full of new features and software tweaks aside from offering a top-tier smartphone to rival the best of the best. Yes we have a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor and the world's thinnest 5.2-inch 1080p HD display, but you'll want to hear everything else LG is offering as well. Here's everything you need to know.

Moto X hands-on: everything you need to know

Just announced this afternoon is the highly anticipated new Moto X smartphone from the partnership between Google and Motorola. We've been following this new phone (and the new Motorola) for a while now, but this afternoon everything is finally official. Can Google help Motorola get back on track to be a top player in the mobile game dominated by Samsung and Apple? This new Moto X surely is headed in the right direction. Below we'll be going over a little of everything, so check it out.

New Nexus 7: Hands-on with Google’s tablet

Just as expected, today Google announced the new ASUS made Google Nexus 7 tablet to replace their wildly popular slate from last year. Simply calling it the new Nexus 7, not the Nexus 7 2, this new device comes packed and ready to rock. With more than 70 million Android tablet's sold to date, the newest member to join the lineup surely is impressive, and will sell by the truckloads. We've seen countless leaks but now we've got our hands all over it, so read on to see what we think.

HTC One mini hands-on and impressions

After all the rumors and leaks today we've managed to officially learn all the details about the HTC One mini, as well as get our hands all over the 4.3-inch smartphone. HTC isn't relying on just the larger One to do all the heavy lifting this year, as we now have a smaller sibling, and are still hopeful for the One Max as well. However, today we'll be focusing on the slimmed down and smaller version of their flagship. The HTC One mini.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hands-on

The overall experience between the WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and the AT&T model is close to the same, however there is one key difference. That difference is in the connectivity. In addition to having WiFi, the AT&T branded Galaxy Note 8.0 also brings connectivity for the 4G LTE network. The Galaxy Note 8.0 came available with AT&T a short while back and as a result, we have recently spent some hands-on time with the tablet.

Parrot ZIK Wireless Headphones Review

We have recently spent some time playing with a set of Parrot headphones. Specifically, the Parrot ZIK headphones, which come as a result of a partnership with Philippe Stark. These headphones feature goodies such as active noise cancellation, a touch control panel, Bluetooth, NFC and a motion detector. Parrot also has an Android app available called the Parrot Audio Suite.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active Review

Samsung originally announced the Galaxy S4 Active in early June. Since that point we have seen the handset shown off during the Samsung Premiere event which took place a few days earlier. We managed to spend a few minutes of hands-on time with the handset during that event, however that was just the start of our experience with the Active. We received an AT&T branded Galaxy S4 a short while back and as such we have been able to spend a bit more time playing around -- and yes, that includes testing the device in water.