We’re back from yet another week on the road, this time for Verizon’s Motorola Droid Turbo event, as well as Google’s Lollipop open house. (Be sure to check out our hands-ons with the Nexus 9, as well as the Nexus 6.)

Plus, we answer a whole bunch of your questions live on air. Join us!


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Auto Awesome photos and videos are somewhat enigmatic to many, due in large part to the usually random way that they’re picked and gussied up by Google. There’s animated (Motion) Auto Awesomes, there’s collage (Mix) Auto Awesomes, and then there are Movie Auto Awesomes. And while they’ll show up on any device on their own, only the lucky users on Android can make them on command.

Let’s get awesome.






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Spider-Man Unlimited arrived on mobile back in September. The game instantly webbed me with its great graphics, a huge array of collectible characters, and overall excellent use of the Spider-Man license. But I also caught many bugs in my review that I hoped would be fixed before long.






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AT&T is bumping up data allotments on their $40 and $70 plans from 2 GB to 3 GB and 4 GB to 6 GB, respectively. The change kicks in November 2 and applies to Mobile Share Value plans.






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Do you remember when the HTC One M8 was announced and there was this intriguing specification about Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology on board? This tech paired with a certified charger can restore 60% to a 3300 mAh smartphone battery … Read More




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We’ve seen the leaks pointing to “Galaxy A” series devices from Samsung, and now the Galaxy A3 and A5 are official. Targeted at the younger crowd, the Galaxy A3 and A5 are both metal unibody devices that are just 6.9 and 6.7mm thick, respectively, and come in six different flashy colors.






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HTC Dot View Halloween Egg?

30 October 2014

Happy Halloween from the folks at HTC! For those of you using the HTC Dot View case you will get quite the trick when you double tap the case to check the time, because the wallpaper has changed from your … Read More




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Andy Rubin, a co-founder of Android and long time employee of Google, is leaving the company. In Android circles Rubin is best known for his time leading the Android division at Google after his company was acquired in 2005, only to move after many years to head up robotics efforts at the company instead. Sundar Pichai has led Google’s Android efforts since Rubin made the move in 2013.

Since moving to lead the robotics “moonshot” at Google Rubin oversaw the acquisition of multiple robotics companies, including Boston Dynamics, to strengthen its efforts in the field.

Rubin is leaving Google to start his own company focused on technology hardware (and you can bet robots are somehow involved), though Google is still staying committed to robotics after he leaves. James Kuffner, who works in Google’s robotics group, will take over Rubin’s position at the top.






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The exemplary task management app Todoist has introduced IFTTT integration today, which means you can do some really cool stuff like have urgent Gmail messages marked as a new task to follow up, or automatically turn your new tasks into calendar items. Triggers available include new task created, new task created with label, new completed task, and new completed task with label. As for actions, other IFTTT channels can create tasks within Todoist with due date, priority, and notes included.






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If you’ve ever wanted a strategy game with wookiees, now you’ve got it thanks to Star Wars: Galactic Defense. Pick light side or dark side, chose up to three classic heroes, and set up your towers against waves of enemies.






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