HTC’s New Blinkfeed Ad Makes Me Want to Hide From My Friends

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After HTC announced the new HTC One and its unique take on a home screen, also known as BlinkFeed, it’s safe to say that Android purists didn’t exactly warm up to the idea of having a non-removable panel of social and news feeds. But HTC was selling this to the average, everyday user, and rightfully so. To many, having a single home screen feed that can be filled up with your social networks, latest news from top sites, and calendar appointments, is incredibly convenient.

Unless it turns out to be anything like this new commercial that HTC released last night. In the spot, a girl is checking out her phone while riding on the subway. As she browses through BlinkFeed, her friends start appearing in the car along with her as if it’s some scene out of The Shining. There are sports broadcasters, football soccer players, and others all robotic-ly spouting out the word “like.” Shivers, down my spine. And that potato looks nothing like Elvis.

New DROID RAZR MAXX HD Commercial Touts “DROID Recognition”

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We haven’t posted a DROID commercial in a while, but a new clip for the RAZR MAXX HD surfaced this morning looking more like the original DROID campaign than anything we have seen in some time, and thought we’d share. Plus, anything is better than the desert bedroom explosion spot, right? Not sure this fully redeems the DROID brand after that ridiculousness, but it can’t hurt.

In this spot, instead of selling the new powerful Google Voice Search, Verizon has decided to brand it with their own term called, “DROID recognition.” Yes, that’s a silly word play on the phrase “voice recognition.” Come on, we should be able to do better than this.

New Nexus 4 Ad Shows the Power of Google Now

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Moments ago, Google released their newest ad, which features the increasingly-popular Nexus 4, though the device itself isn’t really the star. No, the big highlight here is the power of Google Now, our favorite Android feature of the last couple of years.

Google has made it clear that they want you to realize that Google Now can show you the weather for today, tell you about your next meeting, update flight statuses, show places of interest, help you translate languages, and make sure you hit the nearest transit station on time.

Love me some Google Now.

Samsung Posts Extended Four and a Half Minute ‘Next Big Thing’ Super Bowl Commercial

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I don’t know if any of you decided to stream the game yesterday through CBS, but apparently when you stream, you only get to watch four different commercials throughout the entire game. It was the most annoying spectacle of all time having to watch that Coke ad about 150 times.

Anyways, Samsung has gone ahead and posted up an extended version of their already lengthy Super Bowl commercial. This one weighs in at four and a half minutes and is basically the same thing we have seen already, but with more insults exchanged from Paul to Seth.

Thoughts on this ad campaign? Is it worth the millions they spent?