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Android Wear Counterstrike

Counter Strike 1.6 fans with Android Wear rejoice! Now you can run the game on your smartwatch, thanks to an app called Xash3D. This piece of software basically enables one to run old Windows versions on Android Wear, given that you have a copy of the original. Once both are ready to go, all you need to do is make a separate Xash folder, then copy the Valve / Counter Strike folders into that, launch the client app, and you're ready to game. Continue reading to see it running on a standard Android phone.

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NVIDIA Shield TV with Remote

The NVIDIA SHIELD + Remote puts other set top boxes to shame, and you can pick the pair up for $174.99 shipped, today only, originally $249.98. Enjoy infinite entertainment on a single device, including movies and shows in 4K Ultra HD or 1080p, your favorite songs at the touch of a button, and a new generation of great games. Get unbeatable performance - 3x faster than Apple TV, 4x faster than Fire TV, and 10x faster than Roku 4. It includes 16 GB of storage (expandable up to 128 GB), the SHIELD controller, the SHIELD remote, and an HDMI cable. Product page. Continue reading for an Apple TV comparison and more information.

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Unlocked Nexus 6

The Unlocked 64GB Motorola Nexus 6 combines both form and function, without a contract, all for $299.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $599.99. The 6-inch Quad HD display works for everything, and its contoured aluminum body is curved to fit perfectly into your palm. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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Chromo Tablet

Chromo's 7" Android 4.4 Tablet is perfect for anyone who wants a backup to use at school, work, or just when out, and you can pick one up for just $41.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $169.99. It features 4GB of internal storage (expandable to 32GB via microSD), an 8.0-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and 512MB of DDR3 RAM. Product page. Continue reading for another video demonstration and more information.

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Remix Mini Android PC

It fits in your pocket, costs $40, but at the flick of a switch, Remix Mini becomes a functional Android PC. Touted as "the world's first true Android PC," it runs Remix OS, which is compatible with all Android apps while still offering PC features such as a taskbar, multiple windows, mouse / keyboard support, and lots more. The power button requires users to simply touch the top of the capacitive surface to have everything up and running within seconds. It's powered by the latest 64-bit chipset, and offers Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as USB connectivity. The small device uses just 10 watts, which is significantly less than the average desktop PC that consumes 60 to 240w. Continue reading for a video and a link to the Kickstarter page.

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We have seen the future of smartwatches, and it's Android Wear by Google. This project will give developers a special version of Google phone and tablet software they can run on watches and other devices. The watches will utilize Google Now service for 'smart' alerts, which looks at emails, calender and other today to warn of upcoming appointments, delayed flights and other information. Plus, itt can also tell users when they need to leave for their next appointment after looking at live traffic data, for instance. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Designed by a group of college students from India, the $229 Androidly is a nifty smartphone watch, powered by a 416-MHz processor, 256MB of RAM, a 2" display, 512MB of internal storage, micro SD expansion, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi, all running Android 2.2. Continue reading for three videos and more information.

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Most 12-year-olds are still dreaming about video games they'd like to play, but Callum on the other hand, already spends his free time on the track with his Ferraris. He earned his riches by selling one of his app to Google for a whopping £8.5-million. It's claimed that Callum is the world's youngest Ferrari owner, with a Ferrari 355 Berlinetta, 458 Italia Spider, and a 599GTO. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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GOgroove's Pal Bot is currently being offered at just $19.99, originally priced at $69.99. The Pal Bot weighs less than 1 lb and fits in your palm so you can take him anywhere! With his compact size, you can store him in bags, luggage, and more. Product page. Continue reading for a video demo.

Notable features:
  • Based off Google's Android character, aka the Bugdroid, the GOgroove Pal Bot Sound System features a universal design that is compatible with ANY & ALL devices equipped with a 3.5mm audio port. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. The Android robot is reproduced or modified from work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Commons 3.0 Attribution License.

  • Boasting an impressive range of sound, the Pal Bot has two Dual Drive stereo speakers that are paired with a Passive Subwoofer on the bottom of the speaker for an extra powerful audio experience.

  • Equipped with a long-lasting, rechargeable Lithium polymer battery, the speaker can handle up to 6 hours of use per charge with continuous audio playback at maximum output. At lower volumes, the speaker can last as long as 24 hours or more.
[via Amazon]

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MOGA's Mobile Gaming System is currently being offered at only $37.67 shipped, originally priced at $49.99. With its dual analog sticks and a full range of buttons, this innovative gaming accessory gives you a more natural, immersive way of playing mobile games. Product page. Continue reading for a video review.

Notable features:
  • Free downloads of Sonic CD and PAC-MAN by Namco included with purchase.

  • MOGA Pivot App lets you explore all MOGA games in one convenient app.

  • MOGA Mobile Gaming Controller is a high precision, totally portable game controller with dual analog sticks, shoulder triggers and four action buttons.

  • Your phone snaps right in - up to 3.2 in./82mm, the largest phones in the market - or kick back and game on your tablet.

  • Works with Bluetooth enabled Android 2.3+ smartphones and tablets.
[via Amazon]

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