theScore Sports Gets a Subtle Material Design Update

TheScore Sports, our favorite sports app on Android, received an update today that introduced a bit of Material Design to devices running Android 5.0 “Lollipop.” The update also enhanced NHL match-up coverage, but really, this one is all about the pretty new exterior.

The app keeps its similar, dark color scheme, yet adds rippling touches and a new-school sliding navigation drawer (sans spinning arrow though). It seems a bit snappier to me as well, but that could be because of the smoother transitions. This isn’t a full Material makeover, but it looks much better than it did prior to the update.

The update is live now.

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Deal Reminder: Neutron S at $25, Lets You Mount Your Phone or Tablet to Any Surface

Just a quick reminder that the Neutron S, a tablet and phone mount for almost any surface, is still available in the DL Deals shop for just $25.

With the Neutron S, you get a product that is machined from solid aerospace aluminum and contains a shielded permanent neodymium magnet “which never loses its hold.” From tablets to phones to your keys, you can really mount almost anything, as long as it is under 1lb. You could use it in your car to host your phone for navigation or on a wall to let you go hands-free in the kitchen.

The Neutron S “uses magnetic architecture to generate herculean grip while taking up minimal space,” but also has NFC built-in so that you can configure it to accomplish tasks as you mount a device (think turning on Bluetooth as you mount it in your car to connect to your stereo). The Neutron S attaches to objects using 3M VHB tape that is included with purchase.

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FCC Passes Net Neutrality Rules, the “Strongest” in History

Sorry that we didn’t have a chance to touch on this yesterday, but yep, the FCC passed chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan to keep the internet open and free and awesome. In a 3-2 vote, the FCC passed “strong, sustainable” rules that will “protect the open internet.” The FCC firmly believes (as do we) that these new rules will “preserve the internet as a platform for innovation, free expression, and economic growth.”  (more…)

Here is Verizon’s Nexus 6 Demo Video for Today’s Launch That Didn’t Happen

Verizon’s Nexus 6 was supposed to launch today. Don’t believe me? All you need to do is watch the video below, which Verizon published to YouTube this morning as the phone’s official demo clip. Within the first 10 seconds, the presenter says, “The new Nexus 6, now available on the Verizon 4G LTE network.” Yeah, I’d say today was supposed to be the day.

Of course, the phone never did become available today, as March 12 is now the target, according to sources of ours. When the day does come, it should be available for $249 on-contract.

Until then, feel free to watch Big Red talk about Google’s 3-month old whale. Well, until they pull the video. (more…)

Comparison: Moto X (2nd Gen) vs. Moto G (2nd Gen) vs. Moto E (2nd Gen)

Motorola now has a full fleet of 2nd generation Moto devices to take it well into 2015. With yesterday’s introduction of the new Moto E (2nd gen) with LTE, the Lenovo-owned company can hit almost any price point or level of phone a consumer may be interested in. We have the Moto X at the high-end, Moto G in the middle, and now the new Moto E rounding things out at the “low” end. “Low” is a bit misleading, though, since it technically tops the new Moto G in a number of areas.

To compare the three, we put together a classic chart to show the differences. I can imagine that a number of you are debating between the three, so this should help in your research. Below, you will find price, specs, connectivity, and color options for each phone.

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Smartwatch Invention Upon Invention Coming March 9 From Apple

Apple just sent out invites to its hand-selected, Apple-friendly press for a “Spring forward” event that will take place on March 9 in San Francisco. The Apple Watch will more than likely be shown in finished form. Expect inventions, as always. Things like notifications on a watch, AMOLED displays that only light up select pixels and create richer, deeper blacks, and using your voice to dictate messages on your wrist will all be shown off for the first time in the history of the world, beautifully, unapologetically.  (more…)

LG Announces LTE Version of Its Watch Urbane, Ditches Android Wear

Remember that brand new all-metal, “luxury” watch that LG unveiled a week or so ago, called Watch Urbane? Forget about it. They have a new one! It’s still called Watch Urbane, but this one has LTE, a big ol’ battery, three buttons instead of one, and a full 1GB of RAM. Oh, it also ditched Android Wear for LG’s own wearable platform. That’s right, no Android in this little guy.  (more…)

Galaxy S6 Edge Shows Up in Pictures Next to Regular Galaxy S6

Shortly after the first alleged pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S6 showed up in prototype form yesterday, another leak came with two photos of what may be the Galaxy S6 Edge. For weeks (if not months) we have heard rumors of the possibility of there being two new Galaxy S6 models in the works, one with the Edge technology used in the Galaxy Note Edge. Assuming these images are genuine, this is how things have changed for the new Galaxy S.  (more…)