Bouncy Hoops: Play some flappy basketball, while waiting for the NBA finals

There’s something truly addicting about simplistic high-score chasers. We can’t quite put our finger on it, but it might have something to do with the fact that you can pick them up right away and start beating records (be it yours, or someone else’s).

Bouncy Hoops is just that – a one-touch game of basketball that will entertain you while you wait for the first Calaviers – Warriors game to start. Its concept is simple – tap on the screen to make the ball go higher, and make sure to land it in the basket. After every made shot, the basket switches sides, but don’t …


Motorola Moto Z2 Play

The Moto Z2 Play features 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory – a nice bump from the 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory of the old model. The new handset further comes with a mid-range Snapdragon 626 processor, a 5 MP front-facing camera, and a 12 MP rear camera with dual pixel autofocus (and increased image quality). The device runs near stock Android 7.1 Nougat.

Moto Z2 Play goes official: thinner and lighter, still excellent battery life

The Moto Z2 Play has just gone official and it is the successor of one of the battery champion phones: the Moto Z Play.
And the Moto Z2 Play looks a lot like its predecessor: it has a nearly identical design, (but one that is much thinner and lighter!) the square fingerprint button on the front and the large, round and protruding camera on the back. In fact, the Moto Z2 Play is the thinnest mainstream phone we can think of in recent history.

A super thin, 5.5mm bodyWhat’s changed is under the hood: the Moto Z2 Play ships …

Moto Z2 Play vs Moto Z Play: battery life comparison and all other differences

The new Moto Z2 Play is out, and it’s an impressive $500 phone: cheaper than a flagship, yet touting some unique Moto Mods, a clean design and the promise of great battery life.
But how does it compare to last year’s Moto Z Play, a phone that ranked as ‘the best battery phone’ by many.

15% smaller battery than the original in exchange for thinness

Well, the Moto Z2 Play also has a super power efficient battery chip: the new Snaprdagon 626 built on a 14nm architecture, a key component to delivering excellent …

Psy got a diamond YouTube Play Button for reaching 10 million subscribers

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Psy is king of YouTube, and don’t you forget it.

The Korean rapper unveiled his gleaming Diamond Play Button in a video posted Sunday. YouTube hands these out to celebrate popular YouTubers, and diamond marks the 10 million subscriber milestone.

Psy’s trophy comes as his latest two singles, “I Luv It” and “New Face” cross 30 million views each.

He also still holds the title for the most viewed YouTube video in its history, for his breakout hit, “Gangnam Style.”

Psy isn’t the first channel to reach 10 million — Jenna Marbles, Ryan Higa and the Fine Brothers have done so before him — but he definitely carries that trophy with his signature swagger. Read more…

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Moto Z2 Play retail box surfaces along with new pictures of the phone

Last week, a high resolution image of the Moto Z2 Play was discovered, along with an advertisement indicating that the device will be unveiled on June 1st. Even before the phone has been made official, there are some who are disappointed with Lenovo’s decision to use a 3000mAh battery on the device. That is a 15% decline from the 3510mAh cell used on the original Moto Z Play. The Snapdragon 626 chipset replaces the Snapdragon 625 that powered the Moto Z Play, and should be just as miserly with battery consumption. Despite the lower capacity battery, the Moto Z2 Play should still provide …

Moto Z2 Play leaks in high-res image, official announcement could go live on June 1

Motorola’s mid-range lineup is about to get a bit bigger with the addition of a new smartphone, the Moto Z2 Play. The first press render of the handset appeared online about a month ago, but the picture was quickly followed by information related to its innards.

We’ve been reporting about the Moto Z2 Play almost on a weekly basis, but it’s not until today that we’re able to show you a high-resolution picture of the unannounced device. Although we’re only offered a view of the front side, at least we can tell what color variations Motorola chose for the Moto …

Four free months of Google Play Music now offered for new subscribers

Google usually offers three free months of Google Play Music for new subscribers, after which they have to pay $9.99 per month if they want to continue to use the music streaming service.

However, it looks like the Mountain View company wants to enlarge its pool of subscribers by running a promotion on its music service. For a limited time, Google offers new customers four free months of Google Play Music instead of just three.

Nothing else changed regarding the service’s price, so you’ll still have to pay $9.99 after the four-month trial that Google is now …

Twice as many app publishers reach the million-dollar mark on the App Store compared to Google Play

According to a recent report by market intelligence company Sensor Tower, more app publishers are likely to make their first $1 million in annual revenue on Apple’s App Store, rather than Google Play. Sensor Tower’s data shows that 66 iOS app publishers reached this milestone in 2016, while only 39 managed to achieve the same on Google’s online storefront.

Further, the data shows that the number of publishers who made their first million over the last year on the U.S. App Store has nearly doubled over 2015. Tower Sensor’s report takes into account in-app revenues, …

Amazon puts Echo Look app on App Store and Google Play

Amazon has just published the mobile app for its upcoming Echo Look device, and you can now download it on iOS and Android devices. The Echo Look is a hands-free camera that is intended to serve primarily as a style checker, but is still only available by invitation only. Amazon has not given any details on possible release date, but has shared enough about the device to get people excited.

The camera lets you take photos or record short videos of yourself, using only your voice. Algorithms then scan your appearance and give you advice on whether your fashion choices make sense, while also …