Android is Getting StreetPass-Style Local Multiplayer Ability

Asynchronous multiplayer gaming is all the rage these days. Whether it's taking on your pal's ghost-car times in Forza, or the more-interesting "ambient" multiplayer of the Nintendo 3DS's StreetPass system (letting you progress in games and trade items merely by being in proximity to someone who also has one of… » 10/17/14 5:45am Friday 5:45am

The Droid Turbo Could Be the Most Supercharged Smartphone Yet

Yesterday, Google officially announced its new Nexus devices, including the massive Nexus 6 superphone. But Motorola's 6-inch phablet wasn't the only Motorola-branded gadget to spill some details. A new leak has an entire rundown of Verizon's upcoming Droid Turbo and, if true, this thing has the best specs of any… » 10/16/14 12:13pm 10/16/14 12:13pm

Android 5.0 Lollipop: More Than Just Material Design

Google just announced the release of the latest version of Android. It's called Android Lollipop, and as we already knew, it is damn pretty. There's a lot more to the updated operating system than a flashy look-and-feel powered by the new Material design interface, though. Android Lollipop is also a powerhouse. » 10/15/14 12:08pm 10/15/14 12:08pm

Google's Nexus 6 Superphone Is Here, and It's a Monster

The long-awaited (and long-rumored) Nexus 6, the 6-inch (technically 5.96) monster phablet, is finally, officially here. The Nexus 6, like its predecessors before it, will be the first device in the world to ship with Android's new operating system, Lollipop. It's the purest vision of what an Android phone should be.… » 10/15/14 12:00pm 10/15/14 12:00pm

The Sony Z3 Compact Is Android's Best Kept Secret

Small and powerful smartphones are an endangered species, like the California Condor of the mobile world. If you want a top-tier phone that fits in a normal hand, the iPhone 6 is practically your only stateside option. But you know what? An exotic handset designed for Japan and Europe could have everything you've… » 10/14/14 12:33pm 10/14/14 12:33pm

Apparent Nexus 6 Leak Could Give Best Look Yet at Google's Giant Phone

We could be seeing Google's new Nexus devices as soon as tomorrow (!), but this last minute image leak gives a convincing look at what's coming. Posted on Twitter by the famous-yet-retired leaker Evan Blass, aka evleaks, this modified Motorola smartphone, sporting Android L, could be the Nexus we've been waiting for. » 10/14/14 11:32am 10/14/14 11:32am

Moto Hint Review: ​The First Bluetooth Headset I Wasn't Ashamed to Wear

Bluetooth earpieces have always stuck out. I mean they've literally stuck out of your ear. Perhaps they're not as much of a fashion faux pas as Google Glass, but there's definitely a stigma about them. To combat the cyborg look, some wearable manufacturers are building smartwatches, but Motorola also has a backup… » 10/13/14 2:48pm 10/13/14 2:48pm

You Can Finally (For Real) Buy an Xperia Z3 Compact in the U.S.

The availability of Sony's Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone in the U.S. has been a point of confusion. Sony has yet to make any official mention of the small flagship, despite bringing its bigger brother to Verizon and T-Mobile. Today, though, the small wonder has silently appeared in the U.S. online store, unlocked and… » 10/13/14 10:14am 10/13/14 10:14am

Ashton Kutcher Must Be Stopped (Before He Corrupts Our Laptops)

It's a little-known fact that celebrity Ashton Kutcher moonlights as a Lenovo engineer. At first, it was tolerable: a kickstand here, a bigger battery there. But now, the chisel-cheeked entrepreneur has twisted Lenovo's latest tablets to his own foul aims: the new Yoga Tablet 2 Pro has a built-in projector. And a » 10/09/14 3:30pm 10/09/14 3:30pm