Monday Poll: Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, or HTC One M9?

It’s time, time to decide which of the new devices from MWC you are most interested in or excited about. HTC gave us the One M9, a safe device that is a lot like last year’s One (M8), except it has a 20MP camera on the back, more powerful processor inside, UltraPixel camera in the front, and some cute new software features built into Sense 7. Samsung, on the other hand, didn’t play it safe at all. They gave us two phones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, both of which push the limits of smartphone technology. Almost everything crammed into the Galaxy S6 and its slanted brother is new smartphone technology never used before.

Each phone arrives within the next two months, but if you had to pick today, which one are you going with?

Which would you choose - Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, or HTC One M9?

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Magic Touch: Wizard for Hire from Nitrome Now on Google Play

Magic Touch, the latest game from London-based development company Nitrome, puts you in control of a wizard who has been hired to defend a castle. As enemy knights descend from the sky via attached balloons, you swipe on the screen to cast spells that destroy the various types of balloons.

As you progress through the round, the enemy knights descend faster and require more spells to pop their balloons. Your goal is to stop as many knights as you can from reaching the castle; as soon as they do, it’s game over.  (more…)

Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge vs. the Past, an Evolution of Samsung Devices

Over the years, we have continued to add new devices to our specs comparison chart of Samsung’s Galaxy devices. We started with the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, because prior to those, Samsung was giving carriers their own custom versions of each and it was impossible to keep track of. But with those, we started seeing carriers adopt a single model, bringing consistency and a brand explosion to the Galaxy line. As you probably guessed, we went ahead and added the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to the list to show how far Samsung has come over the years.  (more…)

Deal: Nexus 9 16GB in White Just $319 at Office Depot ($80 Off)

For a limited time, Google’s Nexus 9 in white and with 16GB of storage has been slashed to just $319 at Office Depot. That’s an $80 discount. Oh, they are also tossing in free next day delivery.

The deal says that the price is good through 3/2/2015, so you may want to hurry.

Be sure to read our Nexus 9 review if you haven’t. Spoiler – Tim loves it.

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Google Drops Full-Disk Encryption Requirement for New Android Devices Running Lollipop

Google seems to have backed off of its requirement for full-disk encryption on new devices running Android 5.0 “Lollipop” and higher. No announcement was made to bring this news to light, but the folks at Ars Technica noticed a change that was made to the final Android 5.0 hardware requirements that were finalized on January 11, 2015.  (more…)

NCAA March Madness Comes to YouTube, Google Search Results

Google took to its YouTube blog to announce today that NCAA March Madness is now on Google Search and YouTube.

Starting with this year’s tournament, you will be able to watch game highlights, pre and postgame shows, and more through the new NCAA March Madness channel. The channel will be populated with the latest news surrounding the tournament, including clips from shows on TBS, CBS, TNT, and truTV.  (more…)