Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

02
Sep
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After 14 years together, Verizon and Vodafone are calling it quits. Verizon will buy out Vodafone's 45% stake in Verizon Wireless to gain full control of the company. The two wireless giants have agreed to a deal valued at $130 billion, which includes $58.9 billion in cash, $60.2 billion in Verizon stock, and $11 billion in additional cash from smaller deals. This confirms rumors that began surfacing late last week.

02
Sep
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The Nexus 10 might be getting a little long in the tooth, but it still has the best screen you'll find on a 10-inch Android tablet. Google is still asking $399 for the 16GB N10, but eBay Daily Deal has it for a mere $339.99. This is a brand new item – not a refurb or open box unit.

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The Nexus 10 runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and will probably continue to get updates for another year or so.

02
Sep
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There can no longer be any denying it – Sony is about to announce a self-contained camera inside a lens that attaches to your smartphone. The Sony DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 lens camera modules have been spotted a few times, but this is the largest cache of pictures so far.

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02
Sep
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It's a holiday here in the US, but we're still hard at work scouring the Internet for deals on Android apps and games. How about a little appreciation, huh? Well, here are the sales anyway.

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02
Sep
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The Chinese mobile market is an interesting thing. There are a lot of low-end phones, but there are a number of premium handsets always in the pipe that really couldn't work anywhere else – they usually look like iPhones and have somewhat unusual features. Such is the case with the new Meizu MX3.

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This device has a 5.1-inch 1800x1080 screen, which is 15:9 instead of 16:9. Around back is an 8MP camera and a smooth rounded casing.

02
Sep
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Finally, Android is not a second-class citizen. LEGO has released three new apps (okay, one of them is a game) for the Mindstorms EV3 robotics set in Google Play, just as promised back at CES. It's fitting, too. We're all just a bunch of robots around here.

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The Mindstorms 3D Builder app is a handy 3D instruction booklet that tells you how to build the stock robots with the EV3 kit.

31
Aug
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Cease your Labor Day relaxation (in the US) and pay attention. There are apps and games which you can currently have for a fraction of the normal price. I'm told this is colloquially called a "sale." If you'd like to take advantage of these "sale" things, read on.

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30
Aug
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Update: It appears the deal has ended. The listing isn't even appearing anymore. Hope you got in under the wire.

The 32GB Nexus 7 is still in short supply at a lot of retailers, including Abt Electronics. That's not stopping them, though. Abt is offering a good deal if you order a new 32GB Nexus 7 now with the understanding that it's backordered 2-4 weeks. If you move before before the end of the month, Abt will give you an instant $60 discount with free shipping.

30
Aug
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We've really been drowning in app sales lately, which is probably an okay way to go. With the holiday weekend upon us, you'll probably have a little free time to loaf around and mess with your phone. So, let's find you some deals.

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30
Aug
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Breach and Clear stands out in a crowded field of shooters and strategy games, and it's headed your way. In this title you are in control of an elite squad of special ops commandos. In each mission you have to create the perfect plan to move in and neutralize the bad guys. The Android release will also bring new content to the game including additional missions, locations, more enemies, a new set of weapons, and a brand new game mode.