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Phonejoy Controller Review: ಠ_ಠ

Game controllers for Android are a dime a dozen these days, and most of the newest ones do very little to inherently change anything. They're basically all the same Xbox or PlayStation-like designs that may or may not allow a phone to clip to them. The Phonejoy wants to change that with its controller, an interestingly designed unit that actually opens up and holds the device to replicate a PS Vita-type gadget.

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[New App] Samsung's 2014 Smart Dryers Now Have A Remote Control App For Android [Updated]

I hear you, I hear you. What's the point of a remote control for a dryer? You don't know you need to start it back up without physically checking the clothes in the first place, at which point you're right next to the buttons. But hear me out here. Dryers are complicated, and they have lots of knobs. Wouldn't transferring those functions to a touchscreen just make life easier? Here, take a look.

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Huawei Begins To Sell Directly To US Consumers With The Ascend Mate 2, Now Up For Pre-Order For $299

Huawei is huge in China, but their footprint in the US smartphone market is tiny, and not helped because they tend to be on the low end of any carrier lineup they do manage to snag. That ends today, as the company is now selling directly to consumers in the United States for the first time. The Ascend Mate 2, a big-screen, big-battery midrange phone, is up for pre-order on GetHuawei.com.

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PSA: Feedly Experiencing Prolonged DDoS Attack, Service Offline For Several Hours So Far [Update]

Feedly has been one of the most popular feed readers in the wake of the Google Reader shutdown, but the service is having a rough morning. A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack was launched on Feedly late last night and has continued all morning. According to the Feedly blog, the company is working to mitigate the impact and bring Feedly back online, but it's slow going.

Update 1: Feedly says the attack was neutralized as of 3:07PM PT.

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[Deal Alert] Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 For $499.99 With Free US Shipping (Usually $649 New)

Big tablets with built-in styluses are not easy to come by. In fact, Samsung is pretty much the only game in town. The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is the biggest and most expensive Note device, but you can get a good deal on it through eBay today. If you're in the US and don't mind a refurb, it's only $499.99.

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The Note Pro 12.2 has a resolution of 2560x1600 and packs a speedy Exynos 5 Octa chip with 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM.

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[New Game] Halfbrick's Band Stars Invites You To Form A Band, Rock Out, And Become A Star

Developer Halfbrick, the creator of Fruit Ninja, is back with another mobile game to suck away your free time. Band Stars has nothing to do with slicing up perfectly good food. Instead you get some people together to form a band and you rock out. Keep rocking, and eventually you'll get good. After that, you will become a star and travel the world (if only real-life worked that way).

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The game has plenty of band members to unlock, each of whom brings their own skills to the table.

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[New App] Lenovo Launches Android App For Its Beacon Storage Device And Media Center

If you've ever wanted cloud storage that you don't have to pay for each month, well, you have had no shortage of options for years. But here's another one. Lenovo has launched an Android app that taps into its new Beacon storage device. This way it can serve files to your Android phone or tablet alongside your TV and other electronics.

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Android devices actually get a better deal than TVs, which must be physically tethered to the Beacon using an HDMI cable.

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PSA: Motorola Offers A Free One-Time Replacement For Your Custom Moto X's Cracked Screen

Customized Moto X phones are already a good deal, considering that the standard models are the same price as their retail counterparts, or just a bit more if you want one of those swanky wood backs. But there may be a more practical reason for you to use the Moto Maker service: a bit of free insurance. A Reddit user recently broke the screen on his(?) Verizon Moto X, and after letting Motorola support know, he got a code for a free replacement phone on Moto Maker.

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Amazon Introduces Prime Music, A Subscription Service Bundled With Amazon Prime, Along With Rebranded Cloud Music Player

If you've been paying attention to the tech rumor mill as of late, you probably know that Amazon has been planning to buff up its Prime subscription service with a musical component. The web retail giant flipped the switch last night, and now Amazon MP3 is Amazon Music. If you already have a subscription to Amazon Prime (which offers free 2-day shipping and access to Netflix-style streaming TV and movies), then you're now subscribed to Prime Music, the service's premium competitor to Spotify and Google Music All Access.

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[New Game] Fluid SE Is A Time-Trial Racer With A Dash Of Pac-Man

Okay, what do you get when you cross a racing game with Pac-Man? Fluid SE. What? That wasn't supposed to be funny. Sorry if you thought that was the setup for a joke. That's actually how Radiangames explains the concept of Fluid SE, and it seems pretty apt from the video.

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