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6 min ago

Nextbit Robin unboxing

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I don't usually do unboxings. I have nothing against people who do them, but they aren't my thing. Usually, it's a box with a phone, a charger and USB cable inside it. Maybe some user manuals that nobody will read are in there. Or maybe — if you're lucky — some earbuds. Nothing will be inside a box that gets me excited.

That all changed when the Nextbit Robin showed up in the coolest box ever.

I'm a sucker for wooden things. When wooden things are nicely built I get excited. Go on and laugh, get it out of your system. This box is the king of all boxes that hold electronic things. Add in a toy sheep, and you have hit every button that needs to be hit to get me pumped to do a video about a box. I only wish that everyone got a box this nice — this is not the retail packaging.

We'll talk more about the Nextbit Robin shortly. For now, I'm only allowed to show you the box.

Enjoy the box porn.

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2 hours ago

Honor Holly 2 Plus all set to go on sale in India from February 15

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The budget Honor Holly 2 Plus is going to make its debut in India next week. The phone will go on sale on Amazon India and Flipkart at 12:00AM February 15, with a retail price of ₹8,499 ($125).

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11 hours ago

Google's Clock app now lets you resize its widgets

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Google's Clock app has received a pretty minor, albeit handy update. The latest version rolling out now finally allows users to resize both the analog and digital clock widgets that come with the app. Outside of that change, you're looking at an exceedingly minor update overall. Here are the details:

  • Analog and digital clock widgets are resizable
  • Drop shadow added to digital clock widget
  • Fixes for several minor bugs

It's certainly not the most exciting update in the world, but it's handy nonetheless if you're trying to craft the perfect home screen. You should be able to grab the update on Google Play now.

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14 hours ago

Spigen Ultra Hybrid clear case for Galaxy S6: Protection in the clear

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The Ultra Hybrid clear case is perfect for the Galaxy S6 owner who wants protection without bulk or color to take away from the phone's design.

Spigen's crystal clear option to their Ultra Hybrid series for the Galaxy S6 has the advantage of being completely transparent from front to back, utilizing an all-in-one TPU bumper and slim plastic shell. The beauty of this clear cover is in its simplistic design — it might not be ideal for those after a more serious solution against damage, but it's still viable as a light buffer against everyday drops, bumps, and wear.

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15 hours ago

Samsung Gear S2 update brings new watch faces, apps and more

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The Samsung Gear S2 has received a fresh update that includes new applications, watch faces and more.

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16 hours ago

NVIDIA offers Valentine's discounts on select games for Shield

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NVIDIA is currently holding a sale on a number of games for the Shield Android TV and Shield Tablet to celebrate Valentine's Day.

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17 hours ago

Review: Under Armour Speedform Gemini 2 RE connected running shoes

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Under Armour Speedform Gemini 2 RE shoes

A really nice pair of running shoes, with some extra intelligence thrown in.

Under Armour is making a big push into connected fitness. Part of the strategy involves altogether new products like the Under Armour HealthBox in partnership with HTC, but another area is adding smarts to its existing products — like these, the Speedform Gemini 2 RE running shoes. If you're familiar with Under Armour's running shoe line you'll know that the Speedform Gemini 2s already exist — but the "RE" on the end of these stands for "Record Equipped."

That's the branding Under Armour uses around its connected fitness products, and it means that these shoes can track your runs with amazing accuracy, and when you're back home they can hook up to its dedicated running app, Map My Run, to give you all of the data. In a world where everything seems to be "connected" in some way or another we probably should've seen this coming, but that doesn't make it any less impressive.

The Speedform Gemini 2 RE running shoes aim to give you the most accurate tracking of your runs, whether you want to bring a phone along with you or not, and help you train harder to reach your running goals. It sounds like a great combination, and we're here to find out if that's the case in our full review.

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17 hours ago

Google said to be working on a standalone VR headset

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Google is reportedly developing a new, standalone virtual reality headset. Unlike the Oculus Rift, which requires a PC to work, or Google Cardboard, which is powered by smartphones, this new device would apparently be untethered, operating more akin to the Microsoft HoloLens, a standalone augmented reality headset.

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17 hours ago

Chrome for Android getting support for Bluetooth beacon interactions

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Google has announced that Chrome 49 for Android will include support for Physical Web-enabled beacons, allowing users to receive notifications on their smartphones from physical beacons placed nearby.

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18 hours ago

HTC One M10 rumored for May retail launch in the U.S.

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Noted leaker @evleaks is reporting that the HTC One M10, thought to be the next flagship device from HTC, will launch in the U.S. the week of May 9. He also claims that HTC will release a watch before that time.

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19 hours ago

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories arrives on the Play Store

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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is now available on the Google Play Store. Should you happen to be a big fan of the series of games, you'll be able to take this particular title on your smartphone wherever you go. There's never going to be a moment where you can't run someone over, steal some vehicles or shoot at the police.

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19 hours ago

Why it feels like the Internet of Things is going backwards

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The Internet of Things isn't dead, it's just taking a nap. Well, sort of.

A year ago, it felt like new IoT products were being announced practically every day. Some were Kickstarter projects with broad ambitions, while others were big brand presentations that had consolidated their plans into single channels to release products later in the year. The connected home, where everything talked to everything else, seemed well on its way to being a reality that excited more than just the super geeks and early adopters.

You are not alone in feeling like the Internet of Things movement has stalled, but the delay in progress was due to a much-needed rethink and reboot. Everything that comes next is going to make a lot more sense, but it's still going to be a little while before all of the pieces fall into place.

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20 hours ago

Samsung Gear S2 Classic will hit the U.S. in Platinum and Rose Gold tomorrow

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The Samsung Gear S2 Classic will be available in both rose gold and platinum tomorrow from various retailers in the U.S. The company announced the two new variants of the wearable last month, initially launching in China.

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20 hours ago

Alto's Adventure slides onto the Google Play Store

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Alto's Adventure, the popular endless snowboarding game, has at last made its way to Android. The game sees you slide down a snowy mountain in an effort to catch your pack of escaped llamas. Alto's Adventure was previously only available on iPhone and iPad.

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21 hours ago

Sprint makes its unlimited LTE data plans more affordable for families

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Sprint has announced some affordable plans for those who are seeking unlimited data. From February 12, for a limited time only, customers will be able to get unlimited call time, SMS and high-speed data for $37.50 per line (when selecting two or more), saving a family of four up to $360 each year. Prior to the discount, each line would set you back $45. This will enable each of the four family members to take full advantage of Sprint's LTE Plus network without spending a fortune for a high allowance.

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