Armando RodriguezAssistant Editor, TechHive

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Armando is an Android nerd, covering both apps and phones, and a former programmer. He is also a world-class heckler on Twitter.

How to mute annoying email threads in Gmail

Sick of endless email threads? Can't delete them? Mute them instead! Gmail makes it easy.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 watches you back

Samsung's latest Android handset has more features than you can shake a stick at.

What to expect from the Samsung Galaxy S4 announcement

Samsung has been hyping up the Galaxy S4. Let's see if the company can deliver.

Big screens, out-of-date Android mark MWC's marquee smartphones

If Mobile World Congress is any indication, phone makers are working hard to improve the hardware of their latest mobile devices. But the OS powering these phones seems stuck in the past.


Hands on with the Sony Xperia Tablet Z

We only had a little time to play with Sony's new Android tablet, but a great design, eye-catching screen, and other impressive features make the Xperia Tablet Z a potential challenger to Apple's iPad.

Asus crosses smartphone, tablet to make PadFone Infinity, Fonepad

Asus' latest mobile offerings -- on display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona -- include a tablet-sized smartphone and a phone that wants to be a tablet.

Firefox OS brings the Chrome approach to smartphones

Previewed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla's mobile operating system is entirely Web-based, making it similar to Google's Chrome OS.

Hands on with Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet

Samsung rolled out an 8-inch tablet in advanced of Mobile World Congress, and we've had a chance to play around with the Galaxy Note 8.0. Here are some first impressions of the tablet.

Samsung sticks with the stylus for new Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet

Just before the start of Mobile World Congress 2013, Samsung has taken the wraps off an 8-inch Android tablet with a pressure-sensitive pen like the one found on its Note II smartphone and Note 10.1 tablet.

Play This! Podcast

Play This! Podcast: Temple Run 2, Archer, Portlandia, and Star Talk Live

Carlos and Jason are joined by fellow TechHive writer Armando Rodriguez to talk about all the stuff we're streaming and playing this week.

BlackBerry takes on the smartphone world

BlackBerry has a new name, a new look, and two new phones. Can these major changes save the company?

Google gives developers an early hands-on with Project Glass

Google announces two hackathons where developers can get early access to Project Glass.

Toshiba declares war on cables with TransferJet

The gadgets company puts its own spin on wire-free device-to-device transfer, and it's really fast.

Clarity Ensemble phone for the elderly captions calls on the fly

A phone for the hard of hearing might sound like a flawed premise, but Clarity's Ensemble seems like a good fit for the elderly and hard of hearing.