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Nvidia unveils $199 4K-ready Android-powered gaming console



Nvidia just unveiled a set-top box that runs Android TV. CEO and cofounder Jen-Hsun Huang announced the $199 device, called the Shield, at an event in San Francisco Tuesday.

The device, powered by the company’s Tegra X1 chip, is the first Android-powered set-top box that is 4k compatible.

The Nvidia Shield, will hit stores later this year in May. It runs Android TV and will be 4k compatible, Huang said. It comes…

February’s top 20 viral TV ads



Though many companies debuted their Super Bowl ads a week early to garner hype, the big game didn’t disappoint when it came to raking in ad shares.

Topping the list was Liam Neeson’s hilarious Taken parody for Clash of Clans — the spot which seems bound to launch a thousand mainstream TV ads for iPhone games.

Animal subjects were as popular as ever. Budweiser had its clydesdales saving puppies, while Google’s Android…

The new Moto E is the best budget Android smartphone. Period.



Now is the time to upgrade to a smartphone if you’re still clinging on to that Razr or Nokia candy bar phone.

Motorola’s new second-gen Moto E is not a high-end device nor is it a mid-range device. It’s an entry-level, budget smartphone running Google’s latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop operating system and it’s dirt cheap: $119 for a 3G model and $149 for a 4G LTE model

There’s no bloatware and no contracts….

Android users will soon be able to use their phones to play games on Android TV



Gaming on Android TV is about to get a lot better.

Google announced a new feature that will allow users to play multiplayer games on Android TV while using their Android smartphones and tablets as controllers.

The update is powered through a new Nearby Connection API, which allows developers to add the feature to their games. It’s part of a larger update to Google Play Games, which helps developers market their products, announced during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco…

5 can’t-miss apps: ‘Sheepop,’ Clinique, Nat Geo View and more



Between freedom-loving llamas on the loose in Arizona and the dress that broke the Internet, you may have overlooked some of this week’s best new apps.

Luckily, each weekend, we round up our favorite new and updated apps, so you won’t miss out.

This week’s list includes a new photo-focused app from National Geographic, a game called Sheepop that challenges you to throw sheep, and an app to help you manage all your subscription…

Google is piloting sponsored results for app searches



Google plans to pilot sponsored search results in Google Play in the next few weeks, offering a new way for app developers to promote themselves.

Under the program, sponsored results will include an orange “ad” tag, like you see with paid search results online. Clicking on the ads will direct you to an app instead of a website, though. In the coming weeks, Google says a “limited set of users” will see the ads from some advertisers who are already running search ads for their apps.

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Motorola’s new Moto E is bigger, faster and has 4G LTE for $150



Smartphone makers often focus on making premium devices with big screens, gorgeous metallic designs and high-performance specs, although many — like Motorola — also build their brand by not neglecting the low end.

With last year’s first-generation Moto E, Motorola embarked on a mission to kill the feature phone with barely passable specs. Now, the company’s ready for round two. The second-gen Moto E is here to bury feature phones once and for all.

Google lures businesses with new Android for Work program



Businesses: Google really wants your company using Android.

The company is finally rolling out Android for Work, a new program that optimizes Android for large businesses and organizations, Google announced on Wednesday.

First previewed last year during the Google I/O developer conference, the company’s plan is for employees at a range of companies and organizations to be able to use a single Android device for both business and personal use, regardless of company IT policies. To enable…

5 can’t-miss apps: ‘Alto’s Adventure,’ Storm, OneNote and more



With news that Lenovo’s Superfish adware put users at risk and rumors of a possible Apple car swirling, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps.

Luckily, each weekend, we round up our favorite new and updated apps, so you won’t miss out.

This week’s list includes a gorgeous endless runner, Weather Underground’s new storm-tracking app, Microsoft’s latest OneNote update and a new video messaging app.

Check out the…

How Samsung can get its mobile groove back



Only two years ago, it seemed like the juggernaut that was Samsung‘s mobile division was nearly unstoppable; there was even talk of the Seoul-based company getting so big that its domination of Android market share was causing nervousness throughout the halls of the Googleplex. With enough market power, the story went, Samsung would be able to extract concessions from Google such as a cut of revenues from ads served on its devices.

The implicit threat there is, of course, that Samsung had…