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by dgstorm at Nov 30, 2015
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For folks thinking about grabbing the Nexus 5X, the Google Play store has it on sale for today only. It could be your last chance for a while to get it this cheap. Both versions of the Nexus 5X are $80 off on the Play Store. That makes the 16GB version only $299.99 and the 32GB version is only $349.99.

Here's the link: Nexus 5X - Fingerprint Scanner - LG - Nexus - Android Phones - Google Store
by dgstorm at Nov 30, 2015
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The days of Minority Report and Iron Man style interactive holograms may not be that far off. Japanese engineers have recently developed a working prototype for "touchable" holograms. Their tech fires high-frequency laser pulses which last 1 millionth of 1 billionth of a second in order to create the illusion of physical contact with the holographic projection.

While the scientists are specifically developing the tech with a forward focus on architecture and medicine, it's obvious that a number of other amazing applications are possible... video games!

Seriously though... this is some amazing stuff, and we are lucky to be able to follow this kind of news as it develops!

You can check out a video demonstration of the tech in the thread below.
by dgstorm at Nov 30, 2015
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If you are the satisfied owner of a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on T-Mobile, then you might be pleasantly surprised within the next few days. T-Mo is sending out an update to the device which will include Advanced Messaging and Video Calling.

This update also applies to the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge on T-Mobile. Here are the update versions:
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 = N910TUVU2DOK2 (677MB) or N910T3UVU1DOK2 (223MB)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge = N915TUVU2COK2 (150MB)
For more info, you can hit up T-Mobile's landing pages below:

Source: T-Mobile [2]

For further discussion on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge, here are our dedicated sections:
by dgstorm at Nov 30, 2015
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Prepare to cringe at the world's worst tablet. It's not at all surprising that the company which manufactured this horrible piece of trash went bankrupt. What is surprising is that it ever got this far into production at all.

You can watch a video in the thread below that is a teardown of this craptacular turd called the Esinomed Infoview Medical Tablet Computer. (It's extra scary that it was meant for medical use.) The tablet was based on off the shelf PC parts and its OS of choice was Windows XP. Feel free to digest that for a moment...

Not only does this pile of poo use double-sided adhesive tape to hold the motherboard to the bottom, it also uses a pack of rechargeable AA batteries as power. The batteries don't even have sockets between, but instead are soldered to each other with loose wires.

If this thing were some retro-fitted virtual device found in the post-apocalyptic Fallout 4 game, it might be kinda cool. Considering this was a real life device, it makes you wonder what its creators were smoking when they attempted to market this monstrosity. It's also a wonder they ever got it functioning in the first place.
by dgstorm at Nov 30, 2015
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Even though we started this Cyber Monday deals thread (Cyber Monday Deals Here) last week, today's the big day. We thought it would be useful to share another front page news article that compiles all of the hottest Cyber Monday deals we can find. There are a ton of great offers out there. If your editorial staff misses something please don't hesitate to include some links in the thread below.

We have a superior swath of sensational sales from several sellers, including Walmart, eBay, Amazon & many more. Whether you are shopping for yourself, or gifts for the holidays, you are sure to find great value at the info provided in this thread!
by dgstorm at Nov 30, 2015
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Here's a hot deal on the Samsung Galaxy S6. Amazon has it for just $399.99 for today only. While this is technically a Cyber Monday deal, we thought it worth singling out. This is a 32GB Samsung U.S. Certified Factory Unlocked Galaxy S6 with full U.S. Warranty. It is model number SM-G920TZKAXAR, meaning it is International 4G LTE Capable. You just need to pop in the right SIM card for your network.

Here's the link to the Amazon offer. As of the time of this post it will run out in about 16 hours: Amazon

Here's our dedicated Galaxy S6 section for further discussion: Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus | Android Forum at
by pc747 at Nov 29, 2015
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Google tops the list of best places to work in 2015, according to Glassdoor, and Apple trails behind at 22 (which is not bad considering). I am a believer that if you love where you work you will get a better effort and therefore your company benefits in the long run. I know companies are trying to compete with other companies who are able to to the jobs cheaper but I applaud companies that continue to strive to take care of their employees.

Is your company on the list?

What do you think of this list?

Would you recommend your place of employment for being on this list?
by pc747 at Nov 29, 2015
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This past weekend they estimated that Black Friday sales were down a billion dollars. While online sales went up we saw traditional Black Friday shopping at brick and mortar stores plummeted. Yeah we still had those who wanted to go out and fight over a tv, but shoppers seem to have wised up. Why wake up early after a day of stuffing your face to fight over a sale when you can do it from the same device you are using to surf through fb and twitter.

Unless you have to have it right now, which Amazon is looking to change that with their drones, then you end up saving time, hassle, headache, and money. Unfortunately this could hurt those who pick up those extra hours over the holidays at your local brick and mortar, but it means not having to get up early on your day off.

Source: Black Friday Sales Down More Than $1 Billion
by pc747 at Nov 29, 2015
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2015 is about to wrap up and if you are considered the tech guru among friends and family you will probably get the question of what is the best phone. As we know the question of phone of the year is all about perspective. In fact, I asked our staff to rate what they would consider phone of the year and it ranged from popular phones like the Note 5 and Nexus 6P to a person saying the Droid Turbo was their phone of the year. Best phone is one of those things that is about perspective. If I had to give my choice for phone of the year I would personally give it to the Note 5 followed by the Nexus 6P. I personally went though a period of playing with different phones and though the Nexus 6P was cheaper I ended up choosing the Note 5 and here is why.

  • Size: I wanted a large screen phone with a smaller footprint and when I held the Note 5 up to a Nexus 5 I was surprised at the similarities in size.. After the Nexus 6 I wanted something more manageable and the Note 5 fit the bill.
  • Performance: From gaming to navigation this is the best on the market. In case you want more proof I suggest checking the head to head videos on Youtube.
  • Battery Life: Easily lasts me a day (4 hours screen on time) and it works with the chargers I have.
  • Features: Having a Nexus I was all for vanilla android as it was clean and did not look cartoonish, yet I have to admit that Samsung offered a few features I found useful. And what I love most is how Samsung...
by DroidModderX at Nov 29, 2015
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The OnePlus One was a huge success when it comes to a budget device. This is mainly due to the use of CyanogenMod as their stock OS. This instantly drew in the Anroid Rom and Hack community. Pretty quickly OnePlus was able to make a name for themselves as having one of the most developer friendly devices around.

While the OnePlus 2 continued the idea of making a "FlagShip" killer device with a different operating system from the norm, OnePlus did decide to ditch CyanogenMod in favor of their own "OxygenOs" Android skin. If you grabbed the OnePlus 2 you might actually be missing CyangenMod. No worries the Rom is coming to the OnePlus 2 soon! The device is listed in the official Git repository. This means developers are actively working on the rom and it should roll out soon!

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