You don't have to go far to find something weird at CES. And we're not necessarily talking bad weird. Just weird weird. Simple fact is there's a market for everything. Or, rather, the companies here in Las Vegas are hoping there's a market for whatever it is they're selling.
So I gave the Mobile Nations gang a simple task. You have 20 minutes. Bring me back the weirdest thing you can find.
We survived another one. Another week in Las Vegas. Another week at CES and forced narratives and crazy awesome tech that many of us won't ever be able to afford, right alongside crazy (crazy) tech that will never see the light of day once it's shipped back from the Las Vegas Convention Center.
That, friends, is CES, at least from the tech side.
For those of us on my end of the business, it's also one of the few times a year we see our work friends, folks spread out all over the world. We compete, sure, but that just makes us all better. And on occasion we sit and we eat and we drink and we talk about how lucky we are to get to do this in the first place, one-upping each other as we go.
And we get to put faces to readers. It's cliche, and it's absolutely an ego stroke, but I still love it when strangers come up just to say hi. It's important to remember that we do this for people and not just for readers. And seeing faces flips that switch. You remember that people care not just what you say, but that it's you saying it. When we forget that is when we tend to get in trouble and lose our way. So please don't ever be too shy to introduce yourself.
Things may be winding down in Vegas for CES 2015, but there was a lot of cool stuff to look at. So much, that you probably want to see some of it again. We got ya covered.
Here's a playlist of the best videos all about new watches, super-slim tablets, connected cameras and even Android in your car. These are the things everyone will be talking about for a while, so this is a great chance to check them out all over again or for the first time.
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In December, it was announced that the acclaimed TV crime drama Sons of Anarchy would be adapted into a upcoming game for mobile devices called Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect. Now the first trailer showing gameplay footage has been released, and it looks like it will contain some scenes of first person smoking.
Just like 8GB two years ago, it's time to do away with the 16GB standard
The Christmas holiday meant taking a lot of photos from several different devices for me. My youngest daughter ran around all day with my HTC RE Camera, and between grabbing 4K video on my 2014 Moto X and importing photos from the RE and the Olympus Image Share app connected to the Pen E-P5 my phone got quite the workout. By the end of the day we had managed to consume nearly 10GB of the 26GB that Motorola allows me access to on this 32GB phone. I recognized that I had done this to myself, and after dumping everything to my Desktop it became even less of a problem for me, but I couldn't help but wonder how little I'd have been able to do if I had opted for the 16GB version of this phone.
Beamdog, the development team behind the popular enhanced versions of the classic role playing games Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 for Android, have announced plans to release an all new Baldur's Gate game sometime in 2015. Its storyline will be set in between the events of the first two games and will use the Infinity Engine that was also used for those titles.
The top stories as read by you from CES in Las Vegas!
We've seen a lot over the past week here at CES 2015. A lot of Android. A lot of tech in general. Some good. Some great. Some that doesn't have nearly as much potential its company thinks. Some that perhaps we didn't give enough credit in the frenzy that is the first major tech week of the year.
We published more than 120 stories this week, Android all. (Or mostly. Something weird might well have slipped through.) And it's interesting to see what you fine folks found most important this past week. And we've got data. Lots and lots of data. (Thanks for that, by the way.)
So here, now, are the top Android stories of CES 2015 — the most important, if you will — as visited by you fine folks out there.
Late last year, the FTC filed a lawsuit against AT&T, stating that the carrier was throttling data for users on unlimited plans, a practice that has allegedly been going on since 2011. AT&T is now looking to file a motion to dismiss the lawsuit by invoking the Tier II "common carrier" clause, which exempts the carrier from FTC's jurisdiction and places it under the purview of the FCC.
You've probably noticed that over 9000 people from Mobile Nations — including our own Phil, Alex, Andrew, Russell and Justin — are on the ground at CES 2015 looking at all the things. Phones, tablets, TVs and almost anything else you can think of that run Android or work together with Android have invaded Las Vegas, and we need an army to see it all.
But not all of us are there. We still need people to run things back home, and sleep in their own beds and eat food that doesn't come from a booth. At the same time, we spend all day virtually at CES through the Internet. Trust me, I have more CES going on in my office than the Las Vegas Convention Center does. We've seen it all, through the eye of the camera, and we all have our own favorites.
We're in the home stretch of CES 2015. We've see quite a good bit of Android on the show floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Some good. Some not so good. But some stood out above all others as we made our way through the week.
And it was a diverse class this year. We've got phones. We've got tablets. We've got a high-end camera with a phone. We've got a watch. A TV box. And even some of the new guts that are going to be powering our devices in the future.
It's a strong list, indeed. But perhaps it's even more exciting that it's still a limited look at what we've got in store this year. There's so much good stuff coming. But for now, it's time to announce this year's winners. And they are ...
The 88 Tauri has been announced by luxury brand Tonino Lamborghini at CES for those that have expensive taste. This is the company's second Android device, and like the first it commands a premium pricetag. Expect to shell out $6,000 for this piece of kit.
It wouldn't be CES without a gathering of mobile editors talking about the show, and we got it live for all to see. Watch as Phil of Android Central, Rene of iMore, Dan of Windows Central, and Mark of Laptopmag and Tom's Guide get together for a few minutes and talk about everything that has been seen and done here in Las Vegas. The general theme this year seems to be interoperability and the increasingly vague "Internet of Things" but with all of that noise comes a strong signal for things to come. It's becoming way less about which single device is best, and way more about which combination of platform and experience gets you what you need.
Sports fans will be happy to hear that Fox Sports Go is now available for download on your Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick. With it you can catch live NFL, MLB, NBA, NASCAR, UFC, college football, college hoops, and UEFA Champions League soccer, provided you also have a supporting cable package.
We've all been there: we're reading an article — maybe one of the lovely reviews here on Android Central — and then your screen turns off because you didn't scroll up in however many seconds. It's not your fault we fit so many words on your screen. Then you have to fumble around for the power button to turn it back on and find your place again.
Don't you just wish there was a way to keep the screen on just a little longer while you're looking at it? Well good news, everyone! Motorola has added in a handy feature on the Moto X called Attentive Display, and it's here to end those days of mashing the power button.
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