the robot invasion

GIVEAWAY: Best gifts for robot enthusiasts

Here are some of the best gifts for that person in your life who can’t get enough of robots. Plus, we’re giving away something special to one lucky reader.

Vote for the best

Vote now for the 2016 Android Reader’s Choice Awards!

A lot has happened in the tech world over the past 12 months. New phones have been released and recalled; thousands of new apps and games have launched. Just like last year, we’re giving you the chance to vote for the best of Android in 2016.

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10 things only Android users will understand

Using an Android device comes with a number of quirks and feelings that only Android users can understand. That’s exactly what makes Android users different, and why we can safely say no one else understands what it’s like.

APK DOWNLOAD

Download Pokémon GO’s new 0.49.1 update with mass transfers

Late last night, Niantic announced a new version of Pokémon GO headed out to Android and iOS. The update brings lots of UI improvements and a new multi-select tool for mass transfers. If you hate waiting, you can download the 0.49.1 update right now.

Dominate your friends

How to play games in Facebook Messenger [VIDEO]

Facebook has added “secret” mini games in the past, but these new ones are full games. Titles like Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders, Zookeeper, and many more.

Emphasis on 4K

We might be getting a new SHIELD TV at CES 2017

CES typically isn’t too plentiful in terms of phone launches, but TV is one area that gets a ton of attention. That makes it the perfect stage for non-TV makers who make companion products, too. Apparently, NVIDIA wants to be added to that list.

Another Challenger Enters

Pandora Premium is a $10 per month Spotify competitor

Pandora has graduated from fringe online radio to full on-demand goodness. As rumors suggested, Pandora has officially announced Pandora Premium, their $10 per month music subscription service.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Review

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is the fourth phone in Samsung’s Active line. It brings an extra layer of toughness to the Samsung Galaxy S7, but this year the difference between the two is smaller than ever.

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How to FaceTime on Android (or the best alternatives)

If you know a lot of people who use iPhones you probably hear a lot about FaceTime. Android users can’t use FaceTime, but there are plenty of awesome apps for making video and VOIP calls. Here are a few of our favorites!

Baby it's cold outside

GIVEAWAY: Best Smart Thermostats of 2016

Smart thermostats allow you to control the temperature of your home from your phone, save energy, and create cool recipes and actions with the internet. And when you get more home automation devices the smart thermostat can be used as the central hub.