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TAG Heuer tipped to launch hybrid Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch on March 14

February 17, 2017

In a January interview, a Tag Heuer executive said the luxury watch brand is going to release an Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch in May – a successor to the Tag Heuer Connected that arrived in 2015. But the wearable may arrive earlier than expected, for sources in-the-know told Android Central that the device – called Tag Connected Modular – will be released March 14. The smartwatch is tipped to feature fully customizable lugs with a choice of interchangeable straps and clasps.

What’s more, a custom automatic watch head will let the wearable switch between digital and …

AT&T updates the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to Android 7 Nougat

February 17, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners on AT&T have begun receiving their long-awaited update to Android Nougat. Upgrading the S7 to version G930AUCU4BQA6 and the S7 edge to G935AUCU4BQA6, the 1.6GB update introduces several new features, such as a revamped status bar, performance modes for games and multimedia, native Multi-Window mode, a new Settings app, and other Samsung-exclusive stuff. That comes in addition to native functionality like Doze mode for power efficiency, the Data Saver, notification controls, seamless updates, and much more.

Grab the update while it’s hot and …

Blizzard to release three Hearthstone expansions this year

February 17, 2017

Hearthstone players are in for a very eventful year as Blizzard’s plans for taking its mega hit further involve no less than three full-blown expansion packs. But where Blizzard giveth, Blizzard also taketh away – half a dozen cards from the Standard format will be removed.

The first expansion will cut cards from Blackrock Mountain, The Grand Tournament, and League of Explorers. Six cards from the original Classic set will be put inside the “Hall of Fame” and made unavailable in Standard mode. But don’t protest just yet. If you happen to have any of them, Blizzard …

SoftBank willing to give up control of combined Sprint-T-Mobile?

February 17, 2017
There are a number of things that have become roadblocks to a possible merger of  U.S. carriers Sprint and T-Mobile. More than two years ago when the subject was last discussed by the two wireless firms, U.S. regulators let it be known that the deal would not clear the FTC or the FCC. But since then, a couple of important things have happened. One, T-Mobile hopped over Sprint to become the third largest stateside wireless operator. Two, insiders familiar with Sprint’s thinking say that its majority owner SoftBank is now willing to give up control of Sprint to Germany’s Deutsche Telekom. The …

This coming week, T-Mobile Tuesday will fuel your car and your body

February 17, 2017
Just a few days away, this coming week’s T-Mobile Tuesday has fuel for your car and body. You can save up to $5 at Shell by discounting the cost of gas by 25 cents per gallon for as many as 20 gallons. And if use some sort of alternate transportation like a bicycle, or your legs, you can gift the Shell discount to any of your friends. Besides the car, you can also fuel your body by taking 25% off the regular menu price at Papa John’s. This is valid for online pickup orders only.

And there is more pizza coming. Check the T-Mobile Tuesday app every week between February 14th and March 7th. …

New photos allegedly show the LG G6 in the wild

February 17, 2017
Next Sunday, on February 26, LG will finally unveil the G6, its next-gen flagship smartphone that’s bound to replace the modular G5. Until LG gets the chance to unveil everything there is to know about the G6, we can now take a look at a couple of new photos that seemingly show the handset in the wild.

As you can see below, we’re treated with a silver version of the LG G6 shown from the front, and back. These new photos don’t contradict the previously leaked images (see here, here, or here), and neither what LG itself shared about the device. Thus, it’s almost safe to assume that this is …

NuAns says goodbye to Windows 10, will launch a Neo Reloaded running Android Nougat

February 16, 2017
In late 2015, Japanese company NuAns announced a very interesting customizable Windows 10 smartphone. Called NuAns Neo, the handset was supposed to be released globally via a Kickstarter campaign, but it ultimately failed to generate interest. We assumed that part of the blame for this was the fact that the device ran Windows 10, an OS that’s become irrelevant in the smartphone space.

Now, NuAns is getting ready to announce a brand new handset. However, the company ditched Windows 10, so the new phone will run Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.

Just like the original NuAns Neo, the …

Nintendo Switch: Are physical or digital games better?

February 16, 2017
Do you prefer physical cartridges or digital download games for Nintendo Switch? Each type has its merits and its faults. Let’s discuss!

Digital or physical? That is a good question to ask when thinking about how you are going to purchase games on any console. Both options have benefits and drawbacks. Whether you buy digital or physical (or both) depends on what is most important to you.

The good and bad of digital game downloads on Nintendo Switch

The good

The most obvious benefit to downloading a digital copy of a game onto your console is the fact that it doesn’t take up any physical space. You won’t have a shelf full of old Switch games that you never play any more. You also don’t have to worry about losing the cartridges. Your little brother can’t steal them and take it to a friend’s house. Your parent’s can’t take them away from you when you are grounded (they can take away the entire console, though).

Another great reason to go digital is that you will always have all o…

Did Microsoft leak an image of the Surface Pro 5?

February 16, 2017
An image of what is claimed to be the Surface Pro 5 tablet has appeared on a French website allegedly belonging to Microsoft. We have no verification that the render titled “win10-feature-surface-pro-5-z” is actually that of the Surface Pro 5, and that the website it is embedded on is actually an official Microsoft press page for French speaking regions. The image shows the next-gen Surface Pro slate wearing a Type Cover with the Surface Pen lying in front of the tablet.

Besides the image of the tablet, the Surface Pro 5 name appears on a LinkedIn profile of a Microsoft employee.Also mentioned …

We’re giving away the new full-grain leather slim wallets from Pad & Quill!

February 16, 2017
Enter to win your choice of wallet from Pad and Quill after you check out the new designs!

Each of Pad and Quill’s new handmade wallets are crafted from the finest full grain leathers by artisans with generations of experience. Thin, lay-flat designs hold a ton of credit cards while keeping the wallet slim and trim, perfectly designed for a front pocket wallet. Made to age and patina with use, these leather credit card wallets, money clip wallets, and slim wallets will become as unique and wonderful as you and tell your story. Check each wallet out at the links below, then come back here and enter to win one for yourself!

The Slim Credit Card Wallet is their slimmest full-grain leather wallet. It carries 2-5 cards and folded bills, and has an ID window in the back for your convenience. Pre-order for $49.95.
The Front Pocket Wallet features rounded corners to comfortably fit in a front pocket, room for 3-6 cards, a cash strap on the back for folded bills, and a pull-tab easy card ac…