Swing Copters Receives Update, Should Make Game Playable

Were you one of the people who downloaded Swing Copters on day one, only to find out it was the hardest game ever released, then immediately uninstall it? Well, if you are interested, you may want to give it another try today, as the game’s well-known developer, Dong Nguyen, has released an update which attempts to make the game a bit more playable.  (more…)

“Name Your Own Price” for Great Bundle of Games Through StackSocial

There is a new place to grab bundle deals on Android games this morning, that being StackSocial, a website dedicated to finding and hosting the best deals on the web. This morning, the website announced a new promotion for Android game lovers, offering seven titles on a “name your own price” platform, while also offering to donate a portion of the proceeds to certain charities.

As for the games offered in the bundle, if you pay more than the average price, currently sitting at $4.20, you can score Zombie Gunship, Incredipede, Bad Hotel, Waking Mars, Rebuild, Syder Arcade HD, and Savant – Ascent. If you purchased these games individually through Google Play, you would be looking at about $16 worth of titles. (more…)

Report: Amazon Struggles With Fire Phone, No More Than 35,000 Units Sold

According to The Guardian, who has compiled and analyzed data from both comScore and Chitika, Amazon is struggling to push the Fire Phone to US consumers, having sold no more 35,000 units since its release. The phone has been available through Amazon and AT&T (exclusively) since July 25, priced at $199 and $299 on-contract, or $649 for full retail.  (more…)

California Smartphone Kill Switch Bill Signed Into Law, Goes Into Effect on July 1 of 2015

Starting July 1, 2015, smartphones sold in the state of California will be required to be sold with theoretical “kill switch” software baked in. Thanks to the bill, which was signed into law today, buyers who have their phones stolen will be able to remotely render their device unusable, with the ultimate goal being to help drastically cut down on theft of smart devices.  (more…)

Monday Poll: Which OEM Would You Rather Purchase a Round Smartwatch From?

2014 was looking like the year of smartwatches thanks to Android Wear’s unveiling, but now OEMs are trying to make it the year of round smartwatches. The first and only notable smartwatch was the Moto 360 from Motorola, but new info from LG and Samsung has them both looking to introduce round watches in the upcoming future.

Given that consumers will now have multiple choices in this space, we would like to know which OEM you would prefer to give your hard earned money to. While we know exactly what to expect from Motorola’s premium smartwatch offering, LG and Samsung’s are a bit of mystery, but might feature a tad more plastic when compared to the Moto 360.

Below in the comments, feel free to give us an idea as to how you chose between the three OEMs.

Which OEM would you rather buy a round smartwatch from?

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Forget Google, Amazon Buying Twitch Streaming Service for More Than $1 Billion (Updated)

Update:  It’s official – Amazon is buying Twitch for $970 million.

According to two sources of The Information, as well as a source of the Wall Street Journal, Google is no longer set to acquire Twitch, the livestream network for roughly $1 billion. Instead, Amazon is now the buyer, reportedly all set to sign the paperwork and announce the deal as early as today.  (more…)