First Essential smartphone (developed by Andy Rubin) could be announced next week

Ex-Google chief engineer and entrepreneur Andy Rubin, seen by many as the father of Android, will soon announce a brand new high-end smartphone that’s supposed to compete with the likes of Apple iPhone and Google Pixel.

The new smartphone is developed under the umbrella of an equally new company founded by Rubin and called Essential. Today, Essential announced – via its first Tweet ever – that “something big is coming May 30th.” It’s very likely that the company will officially showcase its first handset on this date, especially since Andy Rubin already revealed …


World's first "stretchable" OLED display to be unveiled by Samsung this week

Display Week is an event name you might want to remember, as many major panel manufacturers will showcase their latest inventions during the exhibition held throughout this week in California.
Samsung’s display division will perhaps intrigue mobile fans the most, as the subsidiary is said to introduce the world’s first “stretchable” OLED display at the conference. According to Korean media outlets which first reported the news, the stretchable display is “the most advanced flexible display” to date.

A 9.1-inch display that …

Best free Android and iPhone games of the week! (May 15 – 21)

It’s that time of the week again, when we get to sit down and line up a bunch of cool free games that showed up throughout the last seven days! As always, there’s no shortage of good stuff to play, so head to the slideshow below where we’ve picked 10 fantastic free games for you.

Especially the new Lode Runner reboot – it’s a visual feast with gold-standard arcade gameplay. They come complete with links, descriptions, images, and videos so you know exactly what you’re getting.

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Google Assistant for iOS may be announced this week

Google has made multiple steps in expanding the install base of its digital assistant, but this week it’s likely to make a significant move toward global domination. It appears that the Mountain View company plans to tap into another huge market: Apple devices.

At first, Google Assistant will be launched on iOS, although it will only be available to customers in the United States at launch. The announcement is supposed to go live as early as May 17, the exact date Google I/O conference is set to kick off.

The personal digital assistant will be released …

Best free Android and iPhone games of the week! (May 7 – 14)

Another awesome week for free Android and iOS games has passed, delivering blockbusters like Injustice 2 and all-around fun games such as Quarry Driver 3. What, do you have something against simulators of heavy machinery?

As always, the 10 titles we hand-picked are featured inside the convenient slideshow below, complete with images, links, descriptions, and videos. Head right in there and take your pick, everything is up for grabs for free!

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Get a digital pet to keep as Little Kitten is the free iOS app of the week

How would you like a free digital cat to take care of? Because it is digital, you ‘ll get some of the positive features of owning a real cat, but without the dirty litter boxes and the clawing of furniture that comes with a real feline. This week’s Free iOS App of the Week is Little Kitten, a digital cat that is normally $1.99. With the lack of any text menus, the app is designed for young children, aged 3 to 8.

Parents can set how long the kitten can play for before it gets tired and goes to sleep. Despite being made for the kiddies, the developer says that this is a high-tech app that …

"Mechanical" puzzler Zip-Zap is the free iOS app of the week

From now until next Wednesday comes to a close, you can grab puzzle game Zip-Zap for free from the Apple App Store. After all, it is currently the free iOS app of the week, which saves you $1.99 when you download the app right now. There is a Mouse Trap/Rube Goldberg type of feel with the game, which uses levers and hinges that are placed on the screen by tapping on the glass. There are more than 100 levels that you need to complete.

While the game is currently free on the iOS platform, it can be purchased for Android users from the Google Play Store for $1.99. Both the iOS and Android …

Make music with Lily, the free iOS app of the week

Save $1.99 by downloading the iOS free app of the week, Lily. With the app, you can use the lily flowers to create a music loop with harmonies and melodies. Mixing different melody lengths and tempos allows you to develop more complex musical creations. Save the songs you create and switch between them to form one longer composition. You can see the app in action by clicking on the video at the top of the story.

According to the listing on the App Store, Lily allows you to:

Choose from six lily flowers, each with their own unique sound over three octaves.Alter the number of …

Best free Android and iOS games of the week! (April 23 – April 30)

Who wants some free games? This week saw fantastic releases on both Android and iOS! Robot Unicorn Attack 3 – need we say more??? We have that lined up for you, in addition to 9 other amazing games you can play for free on your mobile phone or tablet.

These include brand new Transformers and Family Guy games, and possibly the biggest hit of the year – the mighty Bus Simulator 17! Because nothing beats a mundane job simulator complete with lifelike graphics, right? Fret not, there’s lots more where that came from. It’s all in the slideshow below – enjoy!

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Best free Android and iOS games of the week! (April 23 – April 26)

Who wants some free games? This week saw fantastic releases on both Android and iOS! Robot Unicorn Attack 3 – need we say more??? We have that lined up for you, in addition to 9 other amazing games you can play for free on your mobile phone or tablet.

These include brand new Transformers and Family Guy games, and possibly the biggest hit of the year – the mighty Bus Simulator 17! Because nothing beats a mundane job simulator complete with lifelike graphics, right? Fret not, there’s lots more where that came from. It’s all in the slideshow below – enjoy!

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