Android Police has grown a lot in the eight-plus years I’ve been here, and next year will mark a decade the site itself has been around. It’s hard to believe where we are now compared to then, having since launched APK Mirror, completely redesigned the site, and introduced a number of new faces on the team. People I hired two and a half years ago – like Corbin, Jordan, and Richard – are still “the new guys” in my mind, even though they’re all people I’ve come to trust intrinsically to do the work we rely on here every day. Read MoreAndroid Police is looking for a dedicated freelance news writer in the US or Canada was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Back in 2016, an absolute madman hacked a Big Mouth Billy Bass to speak using the Alexa API. It was weird. The soulless monsters at Gemmy Industries evidently took notice, though, and have engineered an official Alexa-powered singing fish to bring to market. What have we wrought?
You can inflict the Speaking Sensation on a loved one or mortal enemy for $39.99 — talk about a bargain. He connects to Echo devices over Bluetooth, and will dance to any music you put on. Read MoreForget Skynet: Big Mouth Billy Bass with Alexa is the tech hell we deserve was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
We launched a Twitch channel earlier this year, designed to be the new home of the Android Police Podcast. Since then, we’ve started a second weekly show (on Tuesday nights), where we answer questions from live viewers. Now our Twitch channel is an affiliate, meaning you can support our live content with Twitch subscriptions – at no cost to yourself, if you have Amazon Prime.
For those of you not familiar with Twitch, you can follow a channel for free (you’ll get alerts when it goes live), but you can also pay for a subscription. Read MoreAndroid Police is now a Twitch affiliate, Amazon Prime subscribers can support us for free was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Android Police has a fantastic community. The comments on our articles and YouTube videos are almost always filled with great discussions, and the live back-and-forth with viewers on our weekly Twitch shows is enjoyable. The amount of interaction we get on most of our posts is unparalleled for a site of our size, and we are very grateful for that. That being said, we want to address some negative things we’ve observed as that community has grown, and explain what we are going to do about them. Read MoreLet’s talk about comments on Android Police was written by the awesome team at Android Police.