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Amazon stays committed to flopping Fire Phone with hefty software update

Amazon has stated time and time again the first-gen Fire Phone won’t be the last of its kind, regardless of catastrophic sales results that can’t be rectified. But we figured they’d at least abandon the unwanted, gimmicky 3D handheld, cutting their losses with huge discounts and otherwise not investing any more time and money into the thing.

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Sneak peek: what to expect from windows 10

Windows 10 and the unofficial build 9901; what you should know.

7-inch smartphones are apparently a thing, BLU Studio 7.0 confirms

It used to be that everything Samsung touched in the Android landscape turned to gold, but after seeing Galaxy S5’s lackluster sales numbers, we’re not so convinced anymore. Up-and-coming US-based gadget manufacturer BLU Products still thinks that’s the case, so without giving it much thought, they’ve aped Galaxy Tab Q’s publicity pitch for the Studio 7.0.

Already? Android 5.1 (still Lollipop) rumored for February 2015 launch

The newest iteration of Android, 5.0 Lollipop, is widely regarded as the sleekest, smoothest take on the Google-conceived mobile OS, and the jump from 4.4 KitKat the biggest transformation in the platform’s history.

Teenagers create 3D-printed wristband, KipstR, for your drowsy holiday binge-watching

Two teenagers developed the KipstR wristband which senses when the wearer falls asleep and subsequently pauses and records whatever the viewer has on the television.

Sony reiterates ‘beginning of 2015′ as Lollipop ETA for ‘core Xperia Z3 and Z2 series’

Sony hasn’t been quite as vocal in regards to its Android 5.0 upgrading plans as, say, HTC these past few months, but in keeping with tradition, the Japanese company has hinted at equal treatment given to newer and slightly older devices.

Beastly Meizu MX4 Pro phone up for grabs now with global shipping

One of the biggest Android device manufacturer risers out of China, Meizu, recently brought to light the MX4, which sadly fell short of expectations with a somewhat steep price tag. The same could be said about the MX4 Pro, available via OppoMart starting at $549, but this baby packs an incredible punch and may well be worth all the moolah.

Deal alert: $350+ Motorola purchases net you $50 savings, $500+ shaves $100 off

Motorola gear may just be the ideal stocking stuffer this Christmas, with phenomenal high-end phones like the Nexus 6 and Droid Turbo catering to power users, and Moto G and E models aimed at the budget-aware masses.

7 best mobile apps and gadgets for emergencies

Worried about finding yourself in an emergency situation, unprepared? These apps and gadgets can help ease your mind.

Sprint gets back on Windows Phone horse with Microsoft Lumia 635

Microsoft might be light-years away from actually turning a profit on the struggling Windows Phone software platform and Lumia hardware lineup, but short-term strides are clearly being made. The WP 8.1 upgrading pace is outstanding, more and more device manufacturers want a piece of the tile-laden action, and Sprint just rebooted its MS partnership.

Upgrade iPhone speaker output, battery life with PERI Duo

If smartphone built-in speakers were totally awesome, no one would think much about enhancing their music with separate audio output. The reality is that the tiny, built-in speakers are only great for basic sound. You can’t expect the hardware to develop much depth for music and entertainment.

Asus wants CES attendees to ‘experience 2morrow’ with second-gen Zenfones

It’s all been quiet on the CES preview front of late, which is sure unusual for this time of year. After all, 2015’s first glitzy tech tradeshow is just three weeks away. Unless the Las Vegas-set event is no longer such a big deal, and we missed that memo.