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12 min ago

Marvel's Venom will soon be terrorising Zen Studio Pinball games

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Zen Studios, the developer and publisher behind the likes of Zen Pinball 2 and CastleStorm, has today announced the studio's latest pinball table. This new table stars Marvel's Venom, Spider-Man's arch-nemesis. Venom pinball will be coming soon to Zen Pinball 2, Pinball FX2, and Marvel Pinball on platforms including Android, Amazon, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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2 hours ago

Nexus 6 teardown reveals screws... lots of screws

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The team over at iFixit have taken the time to tear down Google's Nexus 6and see just what's inside, as well as how easy it is for owners to do some DIY when things go wrong. The Nexus 6 itself comes with a high build quality, coupled with high-end specifications and Android 5.0 Lollipop for a premium user experience.

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3 hours ago

LG G3 set to receive Lollipop update in South Korea

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With the Lollipop update live for LG G3 owners in Poland, LG has announced that it is commencing the rollout of the update to South Korean customers. The update may arrive as early as this week, and is scheduled to hit all three major carriers in the country — LG U+, SK Telecom and KT — simultaneously.

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3 hours ago

BT in early talks to purchase O2 or EE

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According to reports, British Telecom is in early talks with Telefonica to purchase O2, the same mobile operator it released back in 2001. Not only has BT set its sights on O2, but the UK's largest network EE has also been offered in a separate deal.

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4 hours ago

Samsung reportedly falls short of Galaxy S5 sales estimates

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Looks like there was some justification behind Samsung's decision to streamline its smartphone portfolio in 2015, as the Wall Street Journal reports that the Galaxy S5 failed to sell nearly as well as its predecessor, the Galaxy S4. According to the WSJ, Samsung sold 12 million units of the Galaxy S5 in the first three months, four million units less than what the Galaxy S4 achieved last year.

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6 hours ago

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note in India for Rs. 8,999; 4G version also inbound

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After finding success with the Mi 3 and the Redmi 1S, Xiaomi has launched its third device in the Indian market, the Redmi Note. The handset will be available starting December 2 on Flipkart, and will be offered in two variants: A 3G dual-SIM version which retails for Rs. 8,999 ($145), and a single-SIM 4G version with Indian-specific LTE bands that costs Rs. 9,999 ($160).

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15 hours ago

Reported Samsung restructuring could better integrate homes, phones

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Samsung Electronics reportedly is looking at a major re-organization after slumping sales at its smartphone division, according to the Wall Street Journal. With the change in management, one scenario could have co-CEO B.K. Yoon of Samsung's home appliance and television business take the reins of mobile from J.K. Shin, long the worldwide face of Samsung's smartphone business.

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18 hours ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Bluenote, Amazon, Trine 2 and more

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Apps of the week

We're back with some more great app picks to share this week. We've got apps that will help keep you organized, apps that will help while you shop, and a couple of high-end games for high-end devices. All of them are things we find ourselves using often, and we think they're worth talking about.

Of course, we also want to hear about the apps you found over the past week, so be sure to let everyone know in the comments about apps that all of us should be trying. Sharing is caring!

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21 hours ago

MOTA 12000mAh High-Capacity Power Bank review

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Charging, charging, charging....

MOTA's name is one that frequently pops up in conversations about wearables and accessories for your many devices. Their High-Capacity Power Bank is strong, sturdy, and big, but is it right for your gear bag? Will it get your through that weekend camping in the woods? Well, we've been putting it through its paces the last month to find out.

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1 day ago

From the Editor's Desk: Ask away!

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Phil Nickinson

It's a muggy Sunday morning here in Florida, I just got home from another attempt at exercising, and I don't much feel like working today. And seeing as how it's been nearly two months since the last time we did this, here we go.

Have something you want to ask? Ask away in the comments. Android, otherwise, whatever. Ask away. I'll answer questions throughout the day.

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1 day ago

Weekly poll results: Did Lollipop come to you, or did you go find it?

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Earlier in the week we asked about you, your phone (or tablet) and Lollipop. Specifically, how you got the two together if you could. Every year we see the same scramble to try and get the new version of the operating system on devices that have a build, and custom ROM makers always make things fun. This year is no different.

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1 day ago

Best Android apps and games of the week: The Banner Saga and more!

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The Banner Saga on the NVIDIA Shield Tablet

It's been another week, and another batch of awesome Android apps and games are ready for the downloading. There's a big dose of communication apps this week, and a healthy mix of action, strategy, and physics games to dig into.

Grab your closest Android device and dive into our top ten new apps in the Google Play Store. As always, sound off in the comments with your favorite recent Android apps and games.

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1 day ago

How to add a U2F Security Key to your Google Account

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Pretty blue key to a pretty sweet account

Security class in session

Your Google Account is important. "One login, all of Google" also means one login will not only get you into all of your services and data, it potentially could let someone else in, too. And that's why, as we've told you over and over again, you need to use two-step authentication. That way, even if your password is cracked or — god forbid — stolen, any would-be trespassers have to obtain this secondary piece of verification in order to do anything. For most of us, that second step is provided by Google Authenticator, but Google has given us another method: U2F Security Keys.

Ready to unlock your key to the kingdom?

Let's rap.

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1 day ago

Doctor Who Legacy celebrates its first birthday with lots of plans for new content

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Tiny Rebel Games, the developers behind Doctor Who Legacy for Android, are celebrating the game's first anniversary by offering a look at what's coming up next.

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