Tech & Silicon Valley

Google looks to re-energize tablet sales by turning to design ace HTC. But will larger phones conspire to reduce our need for tablets?

Android
09.18.2014

Verizon and Motorola Mobility are expected to release a new Droid phone this October. But will the five year old Droid brand still appeal to consumers?

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The best smartwatch on the market. Lots of developer support means lots of useful apps and watchfaces available. I'll never take mine off.
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A superb news reading app for iOS and Android. Deserves rotation in your daily routine.
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Does just about everything right, despite some crashes on my Nexus 5 during testing. But there's nothing to differentiate Beats Audio from the likes of Spotify and Google All Access. Expect Beats to package the service with smartphones and headphones.
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Yahoo nails it. This is exactly what a daily news rollup should look like. If you're looking for a quick read of what's happening in the news, look no further than Meyer's hit app News Digest.
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Wearables
BY | 09.16.14

Here’s a low cost way to jump into the wearables game.

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Mobile Gear
BY | 09.15.14

Ogio. Reportedly here to protect and serve your legions of mobile gadgets.

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Wearables
BY | 09.10.14

Very pretty! Oh no, no it’s not. That is one ugly smartwatch! Or is it the lighting?

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Android
BY | 09.04.14

Have a cracked screen on your Nexus 5? You should be able to exchange it under warranty through Google Play support. Here’s how.

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Wearables
BY | 09.02.14

Plus: When will Amazon jump into the wearables market?

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Tech Marketing
BY | 08.11.14

Microsoft Surface 3 vs. MacBook Air. The problem I have with this kind of advertising is primarily that it resorts to negativity. You can’t do that. I can! You can’t do this. I can!

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Wearables
BY | 08.05.14

Pebble launches colorful marketing campaign, highlights legibility of screen outdoors, makes us want to be cool cats.