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Chrome Beta for Android update brings faster online checkouts with Google Wallet data

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The Chrome Beta for Android has been bumped up to version 43 today, bringing with it faster checkouts when shopping online with data from Google Wallet.

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Acer's new Iconia 8 brings Intel's Atom to the U.S. this summer for $149

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Acer's latest entry into the mid-sized market is the Iconia 8 (B1-820). It's got an 8-inch IPS display (1280x800), comes in either 16- or 32-gigabyte configurations, weighs 335 grams and is 9.5 mm thin.

The Iconia 8 is powered by an Intel Atom processor and is pushing Android 5.0. It'll be available in the U.S. in July for $149 and in this month in Europe starting at €179.

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Acer has plans to launch a gaming-focused Android tablet late in 2015

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Acer will launch an 8-inch Android tablet in the fourth quarter of 2015 that will focus on gaming, but only a few details about the device have been revealed so far.

Acer introduced the Predator tablet during its New York City press event today, alongside its Iconia Tab 10 tablet and its new Chromebook.

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Quick look: Spigen Neo Hybrid Case for the Galaxy S6 edge

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Slim, dual-layer protection for your Galaxy S6 Edge that's got curves.

Spigen's wasted no time crafting their revered Neo Hybrid Case for the Galaxy S6 Edge, and right off the bat — you can tell they've nailed it. What sets it apart from other cases is the superior design that keeps slimness a top priority without breaking the promise of quality protection.

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Google Keep brings your notes to your wrist with new Android Wear support

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The latest update to Google Keep lets you keep your phone in your pocket and view your notes right from your wrist.

Google has added Android Wear support to Google Keep, removing the need to take your phone out to view your notes. Users can now browse their notes in the Keep app by saying "OK Google, open Keep", or even create a new note by saying "OK Google, take a note."

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Twitter adds 'Highlights' to Android app, a daily summary of the best tweets

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Highlights is Twitter's latest feature addition which delivers a push notification daily summarizing the day's best tweets.

Twitter wants to make sure that users are not missing out on things when they are busy with other tasks, and Highlights is the companies latest way to keep you informed of what happened during the day. The idea is simple: Twitter will send a push notification to users who opt-in, giving you a recap of popular posts from the day.

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Acer's Iconia Tab 10 brings Android 5.0 to schools

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Acer today in New York announced the Iconia Tab 10 for Education. As the name implies, it's a 10.1-inch tablet running Android 5.0 Lollipop that's part of the Google for Education scheme, "bringing accessible technology and richer resources to classrooms."

The tablet's got a reinforced body (because you know kids these days, right?) and anti-slip textured coating. The display has a 1920x1200 resolution, the hole thing weighs a little more than 1 pound and is powered by an Intel Atom processor with 2GB of RAM and either 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of on-board storage. It's also fitted with Acer's Precision Plus sensors for better use with a stylus or even just a finger.

The Tab 10 for Eduction will run $299 in the U.S. and €299 in parts of Europe starting in May.

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Sense TV shuts down April 30, HTC reminds users to download Peel Smart Remote

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HTC has made the decision to shutdown Sense TV on April 30, and they are reminding users to download Peel Smart Remote instead.

Effective April 30, users of the Sense TV app will receive a "no data retrieved" message when launching the app, as HTC is shutting it down and asking users to switch to Peel. At the end of March users started seeing warnings of the shut down, and HTC had already replaced the app on the HTC One M9.

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Acer's new $199 Chromebook is a Celeron-powered 15-incher

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Acer today in New York announced a new 15-inch Chromebook — the horribly named CB3-531 — sort of a Intel Celeron-powered little brother to the Acer 910 announced earlier this year and the higher-end CB5 series. The CB3-531 promises more than 11 hours of battery life for just $199.

The display — 15.6 inches, to be exact — has a 1366x768 resolution, and the whole smash weighs 4.41 pounds and is powered by an N2830 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It's got Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 and HDMI, and takes up to a 128-gigabyte SD card.

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Samsung's next Gear smartwatch will have a round screen

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Samsung Gear

Samsung has announced that it'll release the SDK for its next smartwatch to developers before the product launch itself — and in so doing, it's given us a sneak peek at a big hardware change.

That's right, it sure looks like the long-rumored circular Samsung Gear watch might finally come to fruition. The move to a rounded watch face would explain the need for Samsung to open up the SDK to developers ahead of launch day, as the move away from a rectangular face would be a significant change for Samsung's seventh smartwatch.

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A second opinion on the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Our Samsung Galaxy S6 review stands as our collective definitive take on this year's phone. But that doesn't mean it's not worth getting a second opinion. And I'm an interesting choice for it, having mostly ignored Samsung devices the past couple years.

But this year's different. This is the year I find out what I've been missing.

And so I've been using the Galaxy S6. A lot. Almost exclusively, and mostly enjoying it far more than I expected.

Let's take a second look at the latest next big thing.

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Cyanogen OS 12 update for the OnePlus One starts up again, bundles some bug fixes

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OnePlus One owners can now once again download the Cyanogen OS 12 update, following a decision to halt the rollout earlier this week.

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei claimed they halted the update because they wanted to add the "Ok OnePlus" feature. However, today it looks like the Cyanogen OS 12 update rollout was stopped again to fix some "critical" bugs.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Gear VR Innovator Edition available May 8, pre-orders begin April 24

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The Gear VR Innovator Edition for the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be available on May 8, with pre-orders starting April 24.

Best Buy will begin accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Gear VR Innovator Edition on April 24, with the official online release following on May 8. Samsung says it'll cost $199. The Gear VR Innovator Edition will work with both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge devices, and it is powered by Oculus.

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Xiaomi launches its fitness tracking Mi Band in India for just ₹999 ($15)

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Xiaomi has officially launched the Mi Band in the Indian market today. The highlight of the announcement is the pricing, which at ₹999 ($15) makes the Mi Band one of the most affordable wearables in the country.

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Carphone Warehouse unveils its new 4G mobile network called iD

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Carphone Warehouse today unveiled the UK retailer's new Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) called iD. The new network aims to offer the best value 4G available on the UK market.

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