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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Best Android apps for guitar players

Do you dream of becoming a rock star, plying your virtuosic guitar skills into fame and fortune? Before that happens you need some practice, and luckily there is no shortage of Android apps that can help. From getting tuned up and in time to shredding through scales, here are the apps that should be in every guitar players toolkit, from pro to hobbyist.

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.

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How to use Android Pay right now

Android Pay is said to be coming September 16th, but did you know it’s possible to use it right now? If not, well, consider yourself aware. Here’s how to use it yourself.

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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How to find a lost or stolen Android phone [Android 101]

So you’ve lost your Android phone and you don’t want to spend upwards of hundreds of dollars to replace it, eh? As important as smartphones have become in our everyday lives, misplacing them is one of the most scary things that can happen. We discuss some things you can do to get it back, even if you weren’t prepared to have it happen!

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How to use Instagram Stories [GUIDE]

Yesterday, Instagram began rolling out a new feature called Stories. Once you get past the fact that it’s essentially a Snapchat clone, it’s actually quite fun. Here’s our complete guide on how it works.

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.