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3 days ago

Your typical mobile gamer today spends two hours every day face-down in a tablet

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A new survey of mobile gamers conducted by the NPD Group says that they are playing, on average, over two hours a day on their devices. The survey, conducted in late 2014, indicates a 57% increase in the average play time for mobile gamers, compared to just 80 minutes a day in 2012.

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3 days ago

Carphone Warehouse to open pre-orders for the LG G Flex 2 on Feb. 28

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The LG G Flex 2 is just about to launch at Carphone Warehouse. Pre-orders for the smartphone are to open on February 28, and the UK retailer has today rolled out pre-registration form for potential buyers to sign-up for alerts. Sales of the G Flex 2 will commence on March 19.

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3 days ago

HTC One M9: Leaked image offers peek at two new HTC flagships

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HTC One M9 leak

Notorious phone leaker @evleaks has temporarily stepped out of retirement, presenting what might be our first proper look at two unannounced, high-end HTC phones — one of which may be the HTC One M9. Today's tweet, which shows two hitherto unseen handsets alongside leaks of the M8, M7 and the abandoned HTC Edge, strongly suggests these could be HTC's new flagship phones.

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3 days ago

HTC One M8 is now receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop in Europe

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HTC One M8 Lollipop update

Both the developer and unlocked editions of the HTC One M8 have received Lollipop updates, but now it's time for owners in Europe to receive the sweet goodness. Jeff Gordon, Senior Global Online Communications Manager at HTC, has confirmed on Twitter today that the software update is now rolling out for the handset in Europe.

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3 days ago

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse starts selling the Sony Xperia Z3 in purple

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Looking for a more colorful variant of the Xperia Z3? If you're living in the UK, you're in luck, as Carphone Warehouse has announced that it is offering the device in a purple color variant exclusively in the country. The phone is available for sale now for £33 ($50) on a monthly plan (which lasts for 24 months), or £479.95 ($720) for the unlocked SIM-free model.

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3 days ago

Samsung Gear VR is now available for purchase at Best Buy

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Samsung's Gear VR headset is readily available at both AT&T and Samsung, but if you'd rather pick up the accessory from Best Buy, now you're more than able. It's a purchase we'd recommend to those who are fans of Samsung hardware (since you'll need the Galaxy Note 4) and virtual reality. The Gear VR can be yours for $199.

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3 days ago

Samsung to launch Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 in the UK on February 12

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Samsung galaxy A5

Samsung has announced that it would be bringing its metal-clad Galaxy A series phones — the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5 — to the UK in February. Both devices will go on sale in the country from February 12, and will be available from high street retailers such as Carphone Warehouse, EE and O2, along with Samsung's exclusive stores. Interested customers can pre-order either device from Samsung's website as well as retail stores starting January 28.

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3 days ago

Xiaomi launches Mi 4 in India for Rs. 19,999

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At a media event in New Delhi, Xiaomi launched the Mi 4 in the Indian market. The device will be available for sale on Flipkart from February 6, with the 16GB model initially on offer for Rs. 19,999 ($325). The 64GB variant is set to make its debut in the country at a later stage.

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3 days ago

Samsung and Cisco team up to bring Knox to AnyConnect enterprise VPN app

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Samsung announced today that it has teamed up with Cisco to create "AnyConnect for Samsung KNOX," an update to Cisco's AnyConnect enterprise VPN app that now incorporates Samsung's Knox security technology on enabled devices.

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3 days ago

Amazon UK cuts price of Fire Phone by up to 75 percent for one day only

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If for some reason you're still mulling over purchasing an Amazon Fire Phone, now is your chance to snag one on the cheap — so long as you live in the UK and use O2's network. Amazon is currently running a lightning deal for the device that drops the price down to £99 off-contract for the 32GB version, a savings of 75 percent. Additionally, you can pick up the 64GB version for a slightly more expensive £149, a 69 percent savings.

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3 days ago

This week's sidebar poll: Which online video store do you use most?

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Casting up a storm

Let's stay in and order a movie...

Well, it's a perfectly miserable day in the Northeastern U.S., and that makes it the perfect time to bust out some videos and hold yourself a marathon. That's what I'm doing today — though for health reasons; it's absolutely gorgeous here in Texas — and it got me thinking: which online video store to our readers use the most? Sure, Google Play comes standard on most devices, but if The Interview was able to become their top-selling movie in a week, I wonder what that means for the sales numbers of Google Play Movies overall.

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4 days ago

Android Wear gets some competition from Apple in April

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Apple Watch

Apple's, erm, Apple Watch will ship in April, CEO Tim Cook announced on today's earnings call. While it's actually been a little while since we had any new Android Wear watches be announced (we did get an iterative metal SmartWatch 3 from Sony around CES), we saw a good half-dozen in the last half of 2014. So it wouldn't surprise us to see more in the few couple months before Apple gets is timepiece onto store shelves. Any takers on that?

More: iMore

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4 days ago

M-Edge Echo case for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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M-Edge Echo case for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

There are plenty of choices when it comes to protecting your Note from scratches and scrapes — M-Edge brings something different to the table

Like most major smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is backed up by a wide range of cases and other accessories. Many of them aim to blend in with the Note 4's original styling, but M-Edge's latest offering is a bit different, allowing you to choose from three designs while also keeping your device safe from knocks and scrapes.

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4 days ago

AT&T reports Q4 2014 results: 1.9 million net adds, $34.4 billion in revenue

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AT&T has reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014 today. Combining its wireless and wireline businesses the company brought in revenue of $132.4 billion on the year, with $34.4 billion in the fourth quarter alone — up 3.8 percent over the same quarter a year ago. Additionally, the company reported that, after compensating for a 77 cent per share loss because of various charges, earnings per share were up to 55 cents compared to 53 cents for the same quarter last year.

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4 days ago

YouTube now defaults to its HTML5 player on web browsers

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If you access YouTube on a web browser such as Chrome, the videos will now use the HTML5 player by default. Google announced this move today, while also revealing it is "deprecating" the old Flash-based embeds and Flash API from YouTube.

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