Party all the time? This portable speaker boasts 50 hours on a single charge

Despite market saturation, portable Bluetooth speakers are still a big deal. Chalk it up to advancements in design, features, style, or a combination of those, but consumers are still snapping up what manufacturers are producing. There’s no such thing as too much choice when it comes to accessorizing to one’s personal tastes.


Verizon anoints LTE LG G Pad 8.3 with holy Android 5.0.2 Lollipop oil

Blasphemy? Perhaps, but we’ll bet a few of you Big Red G Pad 8.3 users feel genuinely blessed to be able to live through two drastic software makeovers already. Launched in a Wi-Fi-only configuration back in the fall of 2013 pre-loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the high-end (-ish) 8 incher spread its wings to Verizon during the following spring.

All of Best Buy’s LG G4 pre-orders come bundled with free $100 gift cards

If we didn’t know any better, we’d suspect G4’s manufacturers are so desperate to get the leather-clad flagship out the door, they’ll soon start giving away brand-new units. Actually, in a way, the 5.5-inch Quad HD Android can already be scored free of charge.

Deal alert: Moto 360 starting at $150 ($100 off) on Best Buy

Wi-Fi-enabled following a radical Android Wear modernization effort, longer-lasting than when it first started selling, as stylish and “universally” compatible as always, you could say Motorola’s Moto 360 is a more tempting proposal than ever before.

BLU stands out again with surprisingly advanced $100 Studio C phone

Up-and-coming Miami-based gadget manufacturer BLU Products always looked like the ideal candidate for Motorola’s low-cost Android throne, despite the brand’s relative exotic vibe among mainstream US mobile users.


Affordable LTE-capable LG Leon and G Stylo go on sale at T-Mobile

Between the high-end G4, curved mid-range Escape 2 for AT&T, pen-equipped G Stylo and G4 Stylus and diminutive G4c flagship, it’s almost become harder to keep track of LG’s movement on the Android-powered hardware front than Samsung or HTC’s recent product releases.

Verizon sends Android 5.0 Lollipop Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5’s way

No doubt foreshadowing a two-variant second-gen Galaxy Tab S launch, Samsung is currently pulling all the stops to tie up each and every loose end related to the Super AMOLED slate family’s original members.

Sprint’s HTC One E8 officially gets with the Lollipop program

While nowhere near as handsome as its aluminum unibody M8 kin, the plastic-made HTC One E8 probably deserved more media attention and software love than it recently got. Admit it, you barely remembered the 5-inch 1,080p device when its international Lollipop promotion finally began last month. Now, it’s time for the 2014 “affordable flagship” to more »

Is the CHIP nine-dollar computer an IT game-changer?

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LG G4 headed for Verizon on June 4, official render suggests

While T-Mobile chose to directly concede LG G4’s highly anticipated commercial launch date on the network, then got cold feet, suggesting the timeline isn’t entirely worked out yet, Verizon goes a more devious route to tease the 5.5-inch Android’s arrival. If you look closely on the leather-backed phone’s pre-registration Big Red web page, you can more »

Deal alert starting May 23: 64 GB Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge at 32 GB prices

Samsung came so close to Android smartphone perfection with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. So, so close! Just an extra microSD card slot, plus waterproof exterior, and the two would have reached otherworldly virtue. While the latter deficiency can be tackled at the microscopic cost of a , the former is a tricky flaw, more »

Smart Grids 101: Connectivity of the Future

The Obama administration has included $3.5 billion in grid modernization in its budget for the 2016 fiscal year. On top of that, the smart grid IT market is expected to double by 2024 and the future for implementation of smart grid technology is all but certain, with cities like Austin, Chicago and Sacramento leading the more »