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EE hits 200th town milestone in UK 4G rollout

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EE has today announced hitting a new milestone in the rollout of 4G LTE across the UK. The mobile operator has added the 200th town to its supported list, bringing the total coverage to a reported 72 percent. The residents of Rhyl, Wales recently had their LTE connection switched on alongside 12 other locations. The network began rolling out upgrades throughout the UK back in 2012.

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2 hours ago

Home Connect from BSH will connect all your appliances to your mobile device

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At the annual IFA Global Press Conference today, home appliances manufacturer BSH pulled the wraps off its new connected home solution. Home Connect brings connectivity to the appliances in your home to smartphones and tablets, but perhaps more importantly it will be an open standard. This means that Home Connect will be compatible with multiple different brands, and it will be run as a separate company.

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10 hours ago

Samsung releases new Galaxy S5 commercial, focuses on water resistance and fitness tracking

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Samsung seems to be taking a different path with advertising for the Galaxy S5, actually showing off what the phone is capable of in commercials. The latest ad spot, which just hit YouTube, is a full minute long and focuses on a few key features of the latest flagship. Just like the previous ads, you see how the Galaxy S5 is water resistant, can take pictures quickly with "double the resolution of the iPhone" and can track all of your fitness activity. The Gear Fit makes a couple of small appearances as well, naturally.

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11 hours ago

Pac-Man Monsters quests onto Android

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Pac-Man Monsters quests onto Android EVGA Tegra Note 7

The world’s first gaming star Pac-Man sure gets around. He’s appeared in arcade games, racing games, platformers, an adventure game, and more than a few puzzlers.  Now Pac-Man is back in another puzzle game called Pac-Man Monsters from Japanese publisher GREE and Namco Bandai. It’s free to play with in-app purchases.

Pac-Man Monsters isn’t just a puzzle game. It’s actually a puzzle RPG with monster collecting elements – sort of like a mixture of Pac-Man with Puzzle Quest and Pokémon. With great graphics, a fun puzzle mechanic, and lots to do and collect, Pac-Man Monsters is a surprisingly compelling experience on Android.

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12 hours ago

Sony Lifelog app update expands compatibility to non-Xperia devices

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Just a few short weeks after debuting in Google Play for Sony devices, the Sony Lifelog app is now available for non-Xperia phones running KitKat. The app, which lets you monitor activity using your phone and the new Sony Smartband, was updated today in the Play Store with no associated changelog but after investigation seems to install just fine on many devices running the latest version of Android. The app also includes one small tweak in the settings that lets you set a "stride length" and "running stride length" to better estimate your exercise.

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13 hours ago

Amazon posts Q1 sales of $19.74 billion, operating income of $146 million

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Retail and digital content giant Amazon has just posted its Q1 2014 earnings, showing strong growth in sales, a sizable dip in operating income but a rise in net income year-over-year. Sales rose 23 percent from last year to $19.74 billion in the quarter, leading to operating cash flow increases of 26 percent to $5.35 billion. In the end that led to a drop in operating income for the quarter by 19 percent to just $146 million. Net income was just $108 million, but that's an increase over $82 million in Q1 2013.

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13 hours ago

The most evil game we've played this week

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Combine Flappy Bird and Threes (the iOS game that's been cloned a thousand times on iOS and Android but came to us as 2048), and this is what you get. Pure, unadulterated evil. And we love it.

Download: Flappy48

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13 hours ago

Apple and Google settle with employees over antitrust no-hire case

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The giants of Silicon Valley have bowed to their employees and settled an antitrust case brought against them over back-room deals to not hire from each other. The settlement, first reported by Reuters, brings to an end a legal battle that could have cost Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe billions of dollars and dragged them publicly into court. The terms of the deal were no disclosed.

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14 hours ago

Hulu's app for Android now controls Hulu on your Xbox One and PlayStation

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Building on its Chromecast remote control support, Hulu Plus will now let you control video playback on your Xbox One, PS3 or PS4 from your Android device. Once your Hulu Plus app is updated on your console of choice, you'll notice that it will show up under the "cast" button menu just like a Chromecast, giving you more choices to watch your Hulu Plus content on the big screen.

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14 hours ago

Using the Motion Launch gestures on the HTC One M8

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By popular request from a few folks in the office, here's a quick look at how the Motion Launch gestures work on the HTC One M8. You'll see some helpful pop-ups for this when you first use the phone. If you want to turn the gestures off, go to Settings>Display and gestures>Motion Launch gestures.

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