Chromecast Was #1 Streaming Device in US in 2014, Cast Button Pressed 1 Billion Times Since Launch

During Google’s Q4 earnings call, the focus was shifted momentarily to the success of Chromecast. Google’s HDMI dongle, which has been on the market for a solid year and a half now, is still bringing in dough.

According to analyst group NPD, Chromecast was the top selling streaming device throughout the US in the year of 2014, with users casting more than 1 billion times since its launch.  (more…)

Series 5 Android Collectibles Start to Arrive in Stores, Available Next Week

In a post today to reveal another member of the Series 5 Android collectibles set, Dead Zebra announced that the new box is finally arriving at “respective destinations” and should be available at specialty retailers within a week or two. Also, if you want to buy the set directly from DZ, they should have their own up in the Dead Zebra shop next week.

The official launch details will be announced soon, but next week is next week. Collectors, get your Bitcoin cash ready.  (more…)

Google: We Couldn’t Keep Up With Demand for the Nexus 6

During Google’s investor relations call that took place this afternoon to address their Q4 earnings numbers, CFO Patrick Pichette took a minute to talk about an area of interest to us that they failed to meet demand in – the Nexus 6. Pichette mentioned that while the phone was very well received as a new phone (he actually called it the “Nexus 7″), they had “real issues” and were “unable to secure sufficient inventory” of it to meet demand.  (more…)

Spigen Says This is What the Samsung Galaxy S6 Looks Like

Samsung has become one of the best at keeping its phone designs a secret up until they take the wraps off of them at an official unveiling. They are without a doubt better at it than HTC and Apple. Over the last couple of years, designs for the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S series have floated about before the phones are announced, but few have been credible. So what do we make of the Galaxy S6 cases that popular casemaker, Spigen, has posted to its Amazon sales pages? Well, they have been right in the past when it comes to giving us hints and silhouettes of yet-to-be-announced phones. Are they right again?  (more…)

Report: Microsoft to Invest in Cyanogen Inc, Hopes to Weaken Google’s Hold on Android

According to sources of The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft, the makers of Windows Phone, which currently holds about 3% of the smartphone marketshare, is set to invest in Cyanogen Inc. While the investment would be for a minority share of a $70 million round, the simple act of fueling Cyanogen’s fire comes off as rather ostentatious.  (more…)

Deal: Sony Micro SD Cards for as Little as $8 at Amazon Today Only

Need some new flash storage in your life? Maybe a micro SD card to hold your growing movie and music collections? Amazon has you covered today, with a 60% off sale on many of Sony’s flash storage products.

A 16GB micro SD card can be had for $7.99. That’s kind of nuts to think about. If you need more, a 32GB card runs just $11.99; 64GB for $25.99.

And if micro SD is not what you need, maybe a full sized memory card for your camera or a USB drive will do the trick. Yep, those are on sale too.

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