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1 week ago

Minecraft: Story Mode coming out in 2015 from Telltale Games and Mojang

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In a major surprise, Telltale Games announced today it was teaming up with developer Mojang to create Minecraft: Story Mode, an episodic game series that will be released sometime in 2015 that's based on Mojang's hugely popular sandbox game.

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1 week ago

GTA: Chinatown Wars drives onto Android devices

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GTA: Chinatown Wars has been available on iOS for quite some time, but now makes a grand appearance on Android as well. Built specifically for mobile devices, GTA: Chinatown Wars has you taking the roll of Huang Lee on a mission to deliver an ancient sword to your uncle — but as you'd expect — there are many objectives to tackle in the process.

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1 week ago

Exiles sci-fi RPG now available on Android

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The fine folks behind fantasy role-playing game Ravensword: Shadowlands have released a sci-fi counterpart called Exiles today. It features the same large-scale open world and stellar 3D graphics, but swaps out broadswords for laser rifles and full plate for mech suits. You'll find vehicles, a rich back-story, plenty of quests, different classes to try out, giant, ugly aliens to blow up, and not a single in-app purchase.

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1 week ago

Santa Phil Day 4 — Win an ASUS ZenWatch!

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ASUS ZenWatch

We've reached Day 4 of our holiday giveaway, and I'm pretty excited about this one because it's Android Wear smartwatch I've been wearing for the better part of a month now. (Well, not the exact same watch, this one will come still sealed in the box, all nice and new.) I'm talking about the ASUS ZenWatch. Our ZenWatch review will be out tomorrow, but I can easily say that it is of the two best Android watches you can buy.

And, so, it's time to win one. Here's how.

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1 week ago

Verizon XLTE hits 10 new markets inlcuding Charleston, Watertown and Eureka

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Verizon has today expanded their XLTE service to 10 new markets, making the total number of XLTE markets over 400 across the country. The service, which offers double the speed of standard 4G LTE, is available on various Verizon devices including the Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and LG G3.

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1 week ago

The acclaimed console and PC RPG Lords of the Fallen is coming to Android in 2015

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Lords of the Fallen, the acclaimed fantasy role playing game that was released for current generation consoles and the PC earlier this fall, will be making its way to mobile devices, including Android, sometime in 2015

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1 week ago

Amazon launches Prime Now to deliver essential goods to your doorstep within the hour

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Amazon is rolling out a new service called Prime Now through which the retailer will offer one-hour deliveries of essential goods when ordered via the dedicated Prime Now app. The service is exclusively available to current Prime subscribers, and is live in Manhattan, with more cities to follow in 2015.

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1 week ago

UK operators will invest £5 billion in infrastructure to solve network 'not-spots'

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The UK government has managed to reach an agreement with local operators to work on the issue of nationwide 'not-spots': areas restricting access to basic mobile functions due to weak signal coverage. EE, O2, Three and Vodafone will invest a guaranteed £5 billion to improve mobile infrastructure by 2017 with the aim to provide 90 per cent of the UK with both voice and text coverage.

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1 week ago

Micromax's Yureka unveiled in India: LTE, 64-bit CPU and HD display for under $150

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Micromax unveiled its first smartphone in the Cyanogen OS-powered Yu series, dubbed Yureka, at a media event in New Delhi today. With a price tag of Rs. 8,999 ($142), the device is aimed at the entry-level segment, and will be available for sale exclusively on Amazon India from December 19.

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1 week ago

Fitbit Surge now in stock at REI online store

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After initially being offered up to a select few preorder customers, and then making an appearance on Amazon, it looks like you can officially grab a Fitbit Surge of your own from at least one more store. The Surge appears to be in stock from the outdoor-enthusiast store REI (at least online) for a cool $250.

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1 week ago

Google adds virtual reality to Google Maps Street View

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As a secret feature tucked inside the Google Maps update for Android, Google announced that you can now use Google Cardboard to get a 3D virtual reality view of Street View in the app. To get the feature, you need to launch Street View in Google Maps, double tap the circle with the arrows in the lower right, and then pan around.

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1 week ago

Weekly Photo Contest: Sparkle

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 Sparkle

No matter the situation, our eyes are always drawn to flashy and bright things. That's particularly true this time of year, with holiday decorations in full force throughout December. That's why we're going with the prompt "sparkle" this week, and we're sure there will be no shortage of subject matter for you to shoot in the coming days.

In hopes of brightening up the holidays for the winners, we're picking two pictures this week to each win a Nexus Player!

Entering is easy. Just drop your entry in a forums post at the link below. Tell us what Android you used to get the picture, and any back story you want to add to it. We'll pick a winner Tuesday (December 23) night at 11:59 PM ET, and announce them on the blog with next Wednesday's contest.

Enter this week's photo contest

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1 week ago

Verizon updates Galaxy S5 with VPN, SD card fixes

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If you're currently sporting a Galaxy S5 on Verizon, you can look forward to a small update today. While it certainly isn't any Lollipop, the update does squash a couple of bugs concerning VPN connectivity and SD card errors.

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1 week ago

Announcing the 'Weekly Photo Contest: Sharing' winner!

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We're back to Wednesday already, and that means it's time to announce the winner of the last weekly photo contest. Once again we put ourselves in a tough spot by having just one prize to give away, increasing the competition, but in the end we're happy with our decision. Read along and see our winner this week.

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1 week ago

Fire Phone update focuses on camera, calling and messaging features

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Amazon is rolling out a major update to its Fire Phone smartphone. The update is hitting both the AT&T model as well as the unlocked GSM edition. Amazon promises an improved camera experience, support for more keyboard languages, call blocking, custom ringtones, and improved battery life among the improvements featured in this update.

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