Your Labor Day Plans Now Include the Droid Life Show Episode 67

The crew joined forces once again this week for episode 67 of the DL Show, focusing on next week more than anything, since a handful of companies have products to unveil. For those not familiar with this time of year, we are talking IFA in Berlin, a major tech conference that always leads us into the fall season. Samsung, LG, Asus, and Sony all have products to announce during the conference, plus Motorola is doing their own thing as well, here in the States.

Topics on this week’s show include a recap of the latest on the Moto X+1 and Moto 360. We also watched as LG unveiled their new round smartwatch, the G Watch R, live on air. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 launch, news out of the Cyanogen camp, plenty of carrier moves (Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile all had recent announcements), and a list of top apps and games from the last two weeks, all made the show.

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Deep Under the Sky Takes You on a Psychedelic Trip to Venus

For the adventurers among us, how do you fancy a trip to Venus? Sounds intense, right? With the new game Deep Under the Sky, you can head to Venus, but you are in for one seriously trippy ride.

In the game, you play as a jelly fish-like creature who intends to take over the planet by shooting spores, then exploding them onto other weird creatures. There is only one button in the game, which controls your movements, your spore’s rockets, and then a self destruct of the rockets.  (more…)

Friday App Sales: Dragon Quest VIII, Wave Wave, Metal Slug Series, and More

A massive list of apps and games are currently on sale over at Google Play, so this long three day weekend is the perfect time to splurge. Included in today’s list is the Metal Slug series of games, a ton of Cartoon Network titles, as well as Wave Wave, a creepily addictive game that will have you smashing your phone in no time.

In addition to these games, make sure you check out this weeks Humble Bundle, which is another great place to pick up games for cheap. Not only are you getting an excellent deal on games, but you are also helping a good cause. Who can say no to that?

Check out the full list of games on sale below.  (more…)

Top 5 Android Games: August 2014

August has been a fantastic month to be a gamer on Android, with a few big-time titles seeing their release onto Google Play. PC gamers were treated to a couple of Steam titles making their way to Android, which allows them to get out from behind the desk and play those games wherever they see fit.

For those who might be curious, you don’t have to worry about seeing Swing Copters on this list, as that game might get my vote for worst game of the century.

Below are the Top 5 Android Games for August of 2014.  (more…)

Chrome Beta for Android Update Finally Brings Back Number Count for Tabs

Remember when Google introduced a Material Design make-over to Chrome Beta back in July? The update was pretty awesome for the most part. But for the purists (or detail obsessive types), a certain minor-yet-critical feature was missing – a tab count on the tab shortcut button. You know, the little button next to the top menu that tells you how many tabs you currently have open? For whatever reason, in the July update, the button became an empty box without that ever-so-useful tab count.  (more…)

Deal: Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB for $169 From eBay, $100 Off

Once again, eBay is hosting a deal for the Nexus 7 (2013) with 32GB of storage at a price that no one will be able to beat. At $169.99,  you are looking at a $100 discount from the retail price that Google charges. In the end, though, you will save more than $100, since this deal includes free shipping.

The tablet is “manufacturer refurbished,” so no, it is not brand new. But as we have said countless times through posts like this, refurbishing isn’t always a bad thing.

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