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are you one of facebook's 87 million cambridge analytica victims?

+2,158 rob jackson apr 9th, 2018today is a big day for facebook and its users as the company will begin notifying 87 million people if they were targeted in the cambridge analytica incident.beginning today, when you log into the facebook app, you may see a section similar to the above on your news feed. in addition to suggesting you update 3rd party app connectivity, facebook will disclose if you were affected by cambridge analytica’s improper sharing of information of your data. we’re not sure if this notification will roll out over hours, days, or weeks- but keep on the lookout.facebook has come under incredible scrutiny for their role in helping political interest groups target facebook users with propaganda-filled messages and what...




did the fcc just out a google tv refresh, mashing chromecast with android tv?

+3,161 rob jackson apr 10th, 2018the fcc can be a great tipster for predicting the future of electronic devices and they just gave us a solid glimpse at what appears to be a brand new… something from google. it looks like a chromecast on steroids, has an android tv styled remote (with google assistant button), and is adorned with a giant “g” google logo in several places.you can even download the user manual (pdf link) which shows a nice graphic of the remote:and full specs:but wait: no usb type-c? hmmm… that’s odd.there’s plenty to gush at here, but it’s worth noting that this submission is not by google. instead it was submitted by “shenzhen sei robotics co., ltd.” and they’re calling it a ‘4k atv stick’. google ...




100+ google apps that you didn't know exist

+3,182 rob jackson apr 10th, 2018google has become a daily part of most people’s lives. whether gmailing, google searching, google mapping, or watching a youtube video- google’s most popular products have weaved themselves into the fabric of our culture. but what about google’s lesser known apps?you might be surprised to learn that google has 160 android apps on the google play store, many of which you probably never knew existed. we compiled a full (yet compact) list, sorting the results by rating volume (ascending) to help surface the lesser known apps.my personal favorite is jamboard: an app for google’s tech-infused whiteboard that you can buy right now for $5,000.you’ll see a lot of apps that are pre-installed on devices or ...




hq trivia features android question on q12 stumper

+1,415 rob jackson apr 10th, 2018tonight’s final question in hq trivia is one that every android lover should have easily answered correctly: which has not been the name of an android operating system?vote in the poll to guess (aka state the obvious) and lea...




10 new android games to download in 2018

+689 james hyde apr 11th, 2018we’ve seen an almost exponential increase in quality of mobile games over the past few years and some of the recently released games on android in 2018 are must-downloads.we’ve collected 10 of the best new android games released so far in 2018 that you should download and check out right now. here they are (in no particular rank order):pubg mobileplayerunknown’s battlegrounds is a game every android player should try. it’s free and offers a taste of the most popular battle royale game on the planet, and supports 100 players just like its desktop big brother. google play link.space marshalsspace marshals is a top-down shooter that blends elements of retro science fiction and western, with a gorgeous cel...




3 times android was mentioned in zuckerberg/facebook congress hearings

+2,038 rob jackson apr 11th, 2018the united states senate hearing with facebook’s mark zuckberg is complete- at least round one. although the primary topic of interest was the cambridge analytica scandal, conversational shrapnel flew google’s way: android was specifically mentioned three times.wondering how often the iphone was mentioned? it wasn’t. for those keeping score at home: google was mentioned 10 times, twitter was mentioned 9 times, apple was mentioned 3 times, and amazon- 2. the house of representatives had their own hearing today and didn’t mention android or the iphone by name once with only google being mentioned briefly in passing.combing through the transcript via the washington post (senate/house), here are the bit...




why you shouldn't download your facebook history

+1,894 rob jackson apr 13th, 2018there are a lot of smart people discussing digital privacy thanks to the latest facebook controversy. it was worth discussing before, but this has served as a backlash catalyst with potentially unintended consequences. before i explain, let me be clear: you shouldn’t download your facebook history.there are several pools of dialogue occurring on the facebook topic. critics pointing fingers at the clueless old fogies deciding our technological fate (and rightfully so), faithful facebook users flinging vile insults at zuckerberg (on facebook mind you), and lots of smart journalists trying to get to the bottom of things.take for example the excellent piece by brian chen from the new york times who was shoc...




these are the best tech deals on amazon right now

+1,834 james hyde apr 14th, 2018there are good deals on amazon at any given time, the problem is to find them. we’ve done that for you here with some great deals that are live on amazon right now, from an amazing deal on a 6tb backup drive to some accessories that will definitely make your life easier.6tb external backup drive with usb hub for $115seagate right now has the best deal on an external harddrive: the 6tb backup plus drive features two usb 3.0 ports and retails for just $114. get it here.get the seagate 6tb drive herethe best reviewed mechanical keyboard is now just $59corsair’s k63 compact mechanical keyboard is the best reviewed mechanical/gaming keyboard on amazon and is now on sale for just $59. it’s backlit, features ...




would you buy a foldable smartphone?

+1,698 rob jackson apr 16th, 2018the constant race to reveal the first smartphone that can [insert marketing message] is something we’ve seen over and over again. whether it be the thinnest smartphone, the smallest bezels, the first with 3d screens, first with a secondary display, or some other “groundbreaking” feature- the perceived push to “be first” is real.the latest race is in the arena of flexible displays and foldable smartphones. rumors suggest huawei is powering full throttle to be the first to market in november. that may or may not be a good thing, for both huawei and consumers, but you tell us: are you eager to try/buy a smartphone with a flexible and/or foldable display?the “race” to achieve this feature has been...




13 android-loving youtubers worth following

+1,664 rob jackson apr 17th, 2018we all know about mkbhd (who just won creator of the decade), the official android channel, and channels for the popular android blogs, but what other youtubers are regularly creating amazing content regarding android? here are 11 android-wielding youtubers worth subscribing to- share your other favorites in the comments!although sam tracks and discusses a wide variety of tech topics, android seems to be among his favorites. he posts high quality content several times a month and often does roundups of two noteworthy topics: android apps of the month and best nova setups. for the latter he accepts submissions from subscribers and shows off their custom setups in a highlight video. it’s fun to see how diff...




15+ first things every new android user should do

+1,579 rob jackson apr 19th, 2018android is incredibly powerful, but with great power can come great complexity: it’s not easy to unlock the most helpful tasks unless you really know your way around. there are so many hidden android features that even advanced android users find themselves stumbling upon new tips and tricks quite often.but you’ve got to start somewhere, right? this comprehensive android how to article will explain the first things that every new android user should do, ensuring you get started on the right foot. these first things will work on mostly any android phone, but for device specific how-to hints, head over to our tips & tricks section.the most dangerous thing you can do is dive into your android device think...




32 great android games worth downloading

+1,521 rob jackson apr 20th, 2018a couple days we ago we told you about some of our favorite android youtubers. included in that list was /r/androidgaming’s very own nimblethor who today shared a video of his very favorite android games over the past few years. if you’re looking for something new to download and play right now, feast your eyes on these.download links are below the videobest action gameplay experiencebest shooter gameplay experiencebest rpg gameplay experiencebest oldschool / nostalgia gameplay experiencebest strategy gameplay experiencebest rogue-like ga...




are you one of facebook's 87 million cambridge analytica victims?

+2,152 rob jackson apr 9th, 2018today is a big day for facebook and its users as the company will begin notifying 87 million people if they were targeted in the cambridge analytica incident.beginning today, when you log into the facebook app, you may see a section similar to the above on your news feed. in addition to suggesting you update 3rd party app connectivity, facebook will disclose if you were affected by cambridge analytica’s improper sharing of information of your data. we’re not sure if this notification will roll out over hours, days, or weeks- but keep on the lookout.facebook has come under incredible scrutiny for their role in helping political interest groups target facebook users with propaganda-filled messages and what...




did the fcc just out a google tv refresh, mashing chromecast with android tv?

+3,155 rob jackson apr 10th, 2018the fcc can be a great tipster for predicting the future of electronic devices and they just gave us a solid glimpse at what appears to be a brand new… something from google. it looks like a chromecast on steroids, has an android tv styled remote (with google assistant button), and is adorned with a giant “g” google logo in several places.you can even download the user manual (pdf link) which shows a nice graphic of the remote:and full specs:but wait: no usb type-c? hmmm… that’s odd.there’s plenty to gush at here, but it’s worth noting that this submission is not by google. instead it was submitted by “shenzhen sei robotics co., ltd.” and they’re calling it a ‘4k atv stick’. google ...




100+ google apps that you didn't know exist

+3,176 rob jackson apr 10th, 2018google has become a daily part of most people’s lives. whether gmailing, google searching, google mapping, or watching a youtube video- google’s most popular products have weaved themselves into the fabric of our culture. but what about google’s lesser known apps?you might be surprised to learn that google has 160 android apps on the google play store, many of which you probably never knew existed. we compiled a full (yet compact) list, sorting the results by rating volume (ascending) to help surface the lesser known apps.my personal favorite is jamboard: an app for google’s tech-infused whiteboard that you can buy right now for $5,000.you’ll see a lot of apps that are pre-installed on devices or ...




hq trivia features android question on q12 stumper

+1,409 rob jackson apr 10th, 2018tonight’s final question in hq trivia is one that every android lover should have easily answered correctly: which has not been the name of an android operating system?vote in the poll to guess (aka state the obvious) and lea...




10 new android games to download in 2018

+683 james hyde apr 11th, 2018we’ve seen an almost exponential increase in quality of mobile games over the past few years and some of the recently released games on android in 2018 are must-downloads.we’ve collected 10 of the best new android games released so far in 2018 that you should download and check out right now. here they are (in no particular rank order):pubg mobileplayerunknown’s battlegrounds is a game every android player should try. it’s free and offers a taste of the most popular battle royale game on the planet, and supports 100 players just like its desktop big brother. google play link.space marshalsspace marshals is a top-down shooter that blends elements of retro science fiction and western, with a gorgeous cel...




3 times android was mentioned in zuckerberg/facebook congress hearings

+2,032 rob jackson apr 11th, 2018the united states senate hearing with facebook’s mark zuckberg is complete- at least round one. although the primary topic of interest was the cambridge analytica scandal, conversational shrapnel flew google’s way: android was specifically mentioned three times.wondering how often the iphone was mentioned? it wasn’t. for those keeping score at home: google was mentioned 10 times, twitter was mentioned 9 times, apple was mentioned 3 times, and amazon- 2. the house of representatives had their own hearing today and didn’t mention android or the iphone by name once with only google being mentioned briefly in passing.combing through the transcript via the washington post (senate/house), here are the bit...




why you shouldn't download your facebook history

+1,888 rob jackson apr 13th, 2018there are a lot of smart people discussing digital privacy thanks to the latest facebook controversy. it was worth discussing before, but this has served as a backlash catalyst with potentially unintended consequences. before i explain, let me be clear: you shouldn’t download your facebook history.there are several pools of dialogue occurring on the facebook topic. critics pointing fingers at the clueless old fogies deciding our technological fate (and rightfully so), faithful facebook users flinging vile insults at zuckerberg (on facebook mind you), and lots of smart journalists trying to get to the bottom of things.take for example the excellent piece by brian chen from the new york times who was shoc...




these are the best tech deals on amazon right now

+1,828 james hyde apr 14th, 2018there are good deals on amazon at any given time, the problem is to find them. we’ve done that for you here with some great deals that are live on amazon right now, from an amazing deal on a 6tb backup drive to some accessories that will definitely make your life easier.6tb external backup drive with usb hub for $115seagate right now has the best deal on an external harddrive: the 6tb backup plus drive features two usb 3.0 ports and retails for just $114. get it here.get the seagate 6tb drive herethe best reviewed mechanical keyboard is now just $59corsair’s k63 compact mechanical keyboard is the best reviewed mechanical/gaming keyboard on amazon and is now on sale for just $59. it’s backlit, features ...