Posts From Daniel Moran

Daniel Moran
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While my primary efforts are now PC hardware, I will continue to offer coverage on mobile and other technology relevant to our audience. My goal is to help share insight and news on topics often beyond the mobile device coverage XDA is world renowned for. It's all part of the ecosystem that developers use to bring that goodness to you!

Mobvoi’s Journey from China to a Global Ticwatch 2

Article Updated: 7/14 11:30am CT It's no mystery that Google has faced its own challenges in China; but an alternative to their apps was bound to happen. Mobvoi was founded by a former Google employee in 2012 to bring some of the solutions available outside of China into the country. First it worked on a voice search engine...

Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary: XDA & #WeWantWorf Campaign Giveaway

Star Trek celebrates it's 50th anniversary this year - for anyone that has followed along the journey it's been an incredible one. In the past 50 years Star Trek has helped break racial and gender barriers. It has contributed in many ways to our popular culture, and fought an uphill battle to bring the series back...

Sprint Hinting at Deals Tomorrow – Here Are the Details!

https://twitter.com/sprint/status/746447815249887233 It's clear that as part of that #SprintSaysThanks campaign they intend to do something big. And thanks to David Vaughan, the corporate account manager for the day job, we were clued into a few special deals tomorrow as what is being internally called a "Blow The Roof Off" campaign. We were also told that these...

You Asked, We Answer – AOSP Build Times on AMD Processors

A few months ago I kicked off a series of articles aimed at examining what affects build times when building an Android ROM from open source options such as CyanogenMod or OMNIRom. You showed us you were very interested and then did something else -- started to ask questions. Does Intel or AMD make a difference?...

[INTERVIEW] AMD’s Daryl Sartain: Virtual Reality Just Getting Started

(Article has been updated with a link to an interview that relates to comments made during this interview.) In late April AMD Director of VR and chairman of the Virutal Reality Advisory Council Daryl Sartain came to Chicago for a speaking engagement. I was able to speak with him shortly after his arrival about Virtual Reality,...

NVIDIA Bringing Plex Media Server to SHIELD Android TV with 3.2 Update in June

During Google I/O 2016, NVIDIA shared some great news about things coming to the SHIELD Android TV, and we covered a good part of it back then. We were also told of more things to come, which gave us something to look forward to. During that time, one of our editors picked up a SHIELD...

Celebrate the Start of Summer with a Giveaway! NVIDIA SHIELD Pro, Jetson TX1 Dev Kit, and More! (North America)

The coming holiday weekend in the United States means the ushering in of the unofficial start to summer. This means barbecues firing up, pools and beaches opening - and in the case of XDA it's only fitting to arm someone with some fun goodies too! NVIDIA pulled out all the stops with this one and is...

I/O 2016: NVIDIA, Google Boost SHIELD Android TV Rule of Living Room

Media Embraces Android TV After the keynote we were treated to news that media giants Viacom, Disney and CNN are all jumping on board the Android TV train. Disney is soon releasing support for the platform to its WatchESPN, Watch ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ABC News and Freeform apps in Google Play. Viacom is also joining in by...

Ultimate Chicken Horse Releases on NVIDIA SHIELD

f you've ever played Clever Endeavor Games' Ultimate Chicken Horse on Steam, get ready for it to make its first foray away from PC - on Android! The game is launching today on Google Play, and will be available on NVIDIA SHIELD devices. For those that haven't played the game, it's a mix of classic ideas like The...

Anker PowerHouse: Portable Power for More Than Smartphones And Laptops

When most of us think of Anker, the first thought that comes to mind is smartphones. They are one of the more well-known players in aftermarket solutions for charging and batteries. So when Anker announced last month that they were going to release something called the PowerHouse, a 430 watt-hour battery with multiple charging methods...

[Updated] Intel: Atom Is Not Dead And We’re Not Leaving Mobile

Late last week we covered stories reporting the possible death of Intel's Atom lineup and a presumed withdrawal from the mobile market. Since then we've had a chance to speak with Intel's public relations team and they've helped clear a few things up. After getting this additional information it seems that Intel's decisions are not...

Intel Cutting Significant Part, Possibly Entire Atom Lineup

Update 10:26 PM 4/29: SoFIA and Broxton are now confirmed discontinued by multiple reputable sites with separate conversations with Intel. Anandtech and PC World, among others, are cited for this information. Intel has started to clarify where it is going after the announcement of cutting up to 11% of its workforce last week - and fans...