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PS3 Sixaxis controller used with Motorola XOOM

08/10/2011, Casual games are slowly taking over the world, as you would find that most folks do their gaming over mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Heck, even the Nintendo DS carries plenty of shovel ware just to take advantage of the touchscreen...

Video calling capability discovered in Facebook Messenger app

08/10/2011, Earlier today we reported that Facebook had announced a standalone messenger app which basically allows you to send messages to your Facebook friends without having to launch the native Facebook app, which we decided was rather bloated and consumed data...

Facebook Messenger app now available

08/10/2011, Remember the Facebook Messaging app we covered a couple yesterday? Well, it looks like the app is now available for download. Facebook Messenger gives users a faster way to get in touch with their Facebook friends with the use of a standalone app. Users...

DIY Android-powered tank

08/10/2011, You know that the Android operating system has got a good thing going for it, what with a gazillion tablets running on Google’s mobile OS. Well, there is more to it than meets the eye, with this Android-powered robot tank. Tamlyn is the...

Are Android phones really that hard to use?

08/10/2011, Some results of the latest research from ClickFox, an analytics company, show that most Americans find Android and BlackBerry phones difficult to operate. ClickFox recently did some research on smartphone service costs and transfer rates, and it turns out...

Motorola not opposed to building Windows Phones devices

08/09/2011, At the recent Oppenheimer Technology & Communications Conference, Motorola Mobility’s CEO, Sanjay Jha said that although the company is focusing on creating Android phones, he isn’t opposed to the idea of creating phones powered by the...

Samsung Celox is the Galaxy S 2 with LTE support?

08/09/2011, Good news, It looks like there’s going to be an LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S 2 after all. But the bad news is that it’s probably not going to make its way over to our shores. The folks over at Sammy Hub recently got their hands on some...

Android Network Toolkit app turns anyone into a hacker

08/08/2011, Ever wondered what it’s like to be a hacker? You’re probably curious as to what the fuss is all about and why people hack for fun and now there’s an app on Android that allows you to do just that. Called Android Network Toolkit, or Anti for short,...

Archos G9 Android tablet has a massive hard disk

08/08/2011, While it’s very common to see a tablet with internal storage capacities of 32-64GB, very rarely do they cross the 128GB limit, even with slots for an SD card. Well, Archos seems to have plans to change all that. The company has announced that it...

Huawei Vision shown off in 360 demo and video

08/08/2011, The Huawei Vision, an upcoming high-end Android device, was just announced last week and while we were given detailed description of the phone’s specs, we only had a couple of press shots to look. A phone’s appearance is just as important as...

Blue Sky I’m Watch now up for pre-order

08/08/2011, Looking for an Android phone to strap around your wrist? We’re pretty sure you won’t be able to use your current phone as a watch (unless you’re a giant), so how about an Android watch instead? Unveiled last month, the I’m...

Samsung Hercules confirmed for T-Mobile

08/07/2011, The Samsung Hercules was first spotted last week at the Samsung Mobile concert in Toronto, and now the folks over at TmoNews have managed to get their hands on even more photographs of the device. And besides a clearer look at the phone, some new...