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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review for NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review for NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV

Today you're going to be able to play Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on your NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV machine. You, too, can live the glory days of the PlayStation 3 and chopping up your enemies with two-button combinations and ninja running. This game looks pretty gosh-darned good, and not just for a so-called "mobile game", as it's still called. That's just silly - this is a full-fledged release of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and you're about to chop it up.

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Nextbit Robin shipping date to backers in weeks

Nextbit Robin shipping date to backers in weeks

It would appear that it's time to ship the Nextbit Robin cloud-based smartphone - at last. After weeks and months after the device was first backed on KickStarter, the creators of the device have made the call for first shipments to be sent out. This first wave will be for KickStarter backers only, tending first to the first users that made the effort to lend their support - in the form of money - to get this company, and this device, off the ground in the first place.

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Android needs a bit of growing up for productivity

Android needs a bit of growing up for productivity

Tablets are on the cusp of a renaissance. Long described by analysts as a dying device category, tablets may have stumbled upon a new lease on life, a new reason for being. That will come through a redefinition of sorts, a transformation from content consumption to content creation and productivity. We've already seen that shift starting to turn, with the Microsoft Surface line for a good few years now, to Apple's iPad Pro and Google's Pixel C. But hardware is one thing. Software is a related but different story. And as far as Android is concerned, , and even iOS as well, the software has a bit of catching up to do.

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Huawei Mate 8 Global edition release date and hands-on

Huawei Mate 8 Global edition release date and hands-on

This week we're having a peek at the global version of the Huawei Mate 8. This device takes all the good bits from the Huawei-made Nexus 6P and puts them into a case that's large - or larger, rather. This device works with an octa-core Kirin 950 processor with four Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A53 CPU cores and a 6-inch, 1080p display. And it has a very, very good fingerprint scanner on its back. Too bad it's not coming to the USA - yet.

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The Huawei GX8 release brings hero specs in mid-range package

The Huawei GX8 release brings hero specs in mid-range package

The real big push from Huawei to expand their USA presence with hero smartphones continues with the Huawei GX8. This device has a 5.5-inch display (1080p) and Android inside, working with a 13-megapixel camera at its back and a 5-megapixel camera up front. There's also a fingerprint scanner around back so you can use Android Pay in the USA. This is just about as simple as it gets with specifications that are ready to roll with the average citizen.

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Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant detailed with plenty of shine

Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant detailed with plenty of shine

Huawei Watch has been expanded to a couple new models this week, one called the Jewel, the other called Elegant. If you're thinking about rolling with Swarovski crystals in your smartwatch this upcoming fashion season, you're in luck. Huawei suggests that these smartwatches are the first in the world designed specifically for women - though we're sure Motorola would not agree. Huawei's newest watches are the fanciest of female-aimed smartwatches, that much is certain.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 video shows detailed simplicity

Samsung Galaxy S7 video shows detailed simplicity

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is said to appear in a video made with specifications of a machine that won't be released for several weeks at least. This device being shown is a rendering - not a real release-ready device, but a 3D model made with details taken from what the designer implies are case-maker models. This would mean that the exact look may be different, but the basics would be all here, ready to show themselves to you in from all angles with ease.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens BB-8 ringtone downloads movie-accurate

Star Wars: The Force Awakens BB-8 ringtone downloads movie-accurate

This week we've been passed a collection of sounds synthesized from the publicly-available Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie trailers, all sounds made by BB-8. These BB-8 sound effects have been cut down and cleaned and formatted in a way that makes them perfect for whatever odd project the Star Wars-loving public might want to use them for. We'll be using them for ringtones and notification sounds on our smartphones - you can do what you wish.

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The 8 best and 4 worst things in Tech for 2015

The 8 best and 4 worst things in Tech for 2015

The year 2015 in technology was a year of improvements. Many of the best devices were succeeded by machines that were incrementally better, and we continue to live in an environment where we're either satisfied with what we have, or continue to wait for the next big thing, which seems to perpetually be right around the corner. What you're about to witness - in no particular order - are the 8 best devices released this year followed by the 4 worst happenings in the tech universe.

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Lenovo Google Project Tango team-up date set

Lenovo Google Project Tango team-up date set

As of Q1 2016, Google will have officially teamed up with Lenovo to bring Project Tango to the public. The how and the when of the project will be revealed at the special event, but for now, we're pumped up about CES. There we'll undoubtedly see more of this collaboration, including word on whether or not this means Google will move forward with Project Tango with Windows or whether Lenovo will integrate Tango technology in to one of their Android devices. If so, where does this leave Motorola?

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Android N and beyond to ditch Oracle’s Java for open source version

Android N and beyond to ditch Oracle’s Java for open source version

It seems that Google may have found a way to ditch a copyright lawsuit from Oracle surrounding its use of Java API. Either that or it's part of a secret settlement between the two. Whatever the underlying reason, Google has confirmed that starting Android N, the mobile platform will be removing its dependency on Oracle's proprietary Java in favor of the open source OpenJDK implementation. While Google's official reason is to root for open source software, the motive might have a tinge of legal maneuvering.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 may look the same… again

Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 may look the same… again

Next year both the iPhone 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 will have a new look. Clues from both the Samsung and Apple camps suggest that antenna will be baked-in with the metal surrounding their glass fronts in 2016. While it's not clear whether or not the iPhone 7 will have a glass back, we can count on Samsung to return with a back that's not all that different from this year's model, while both groups have been tipped to be rolling with phones with an outer border that's slightly less broken up than before.

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