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23 min ago

OnePlus 2 will have 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM inside

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The upcoming OnePlus 2 will contain 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM inside, the company has revealed. With LPDDR4 being the latest and greatest type of RAM on the market, the OnePlus has decided to utilize it for a number of reasons.

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24 min ago

First Star Wars: Uprising gameplay trailer is full of blasters and Force powers

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Game developer and publisher Kabam first announced its plans to release Star Wars: Uprising for mobile devices earlier this year. Now it has posted the first gameplay footage from the upcoming role playing game, which takes place in between Return of the Jedi and the upcoming seventh Star Wars movie The Force Awakens.

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28 min ago

Hands-on with the Samsung Level Link wireless adapter

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We're no stranger to Bluetooth adapters, but the new Level Link adds a certain style and easy functionality that's refreshing to use with our non-Bluetooth devices.

Most folks have at least one gadget that doesn't come packed with Bluetooth, relying on a direct connection to get their audio from one end to the other. Where the Level Link shines is its ability to plug into any 3.5mm audio port and send or receive audio straight through to your favorite pair of wireless headphones or car stereo. Its intuitive design helps get the ball rolling from unboxing, too.

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1 hour ago

Action Launcher 3.5 jumpstarts the Google Search box with a customizable 'Quickbar'

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Action Launcher 3.5 Quickbar

Action Launcher 3 — one of the our Best Android Launchers of 2015 — today has gotten a pretty big update that makes it an even more compelling install. With Version 3.5 you can now customize the search bar — which actually has become an all-powerful "Quickbar."

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1 hour ago

Samsung offers a $200 online rebate for the Galaxy Note 4 until July 26

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may be getting close to its first birthday, but it's still one of the best Android smartphones on the market. Today, Samsung launched a new promotion in the US where people who buy the Galaxy Note 4 at full price can get $200 back in an online rebate offer.

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1 hour ago

Cityglance, the social networking app for commuters, arrives in the US

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When I visit San Francisco, I always look forward to riding its BART subway system. In my experience, the subway goes pretty close to wherever a gaming journalist might need to visit. It's fast, safe, and best of all, affordable – quite the treat for someone whose hometown has only rudimentary public transportation.

One thing about the subway, though: most everybody keeps to themselves. The team at Cityglance and publisher 505 Games intend to change that a little with their Cityglance social network and mobile app for Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. Already successful in Europe, Cityglance has just extended its reach to the United States as well. They call it the world's first social app designed for commuters, and it promises to make your trip better anywhere. And hey, it's free.

Make a profile and find friends

Upon launching the Cityglance app for the first time, users can opt to login with Facebook or create an account. The Facebook login gives you the option to prevent Cityglance from posting to your timeline, so don't worry about the app spamming your friends without permission.

Next you're encouraged to complete your profile by specifying hair color and length, eye color, build, and height. The app pulls your age from Facebook if connected. The idea is to allow Cityglancers to find people they have seen on previous commutes and connect with them. You could also just look for someone whose appearance floats your boat.

To find those specific people you've traveled with or passed by, you'll use the app's "Somatic Search" function. Indicate the gender, physical features, age range, the day you saw him or her, and the method of transportation (train, bus, or tram). Cityglance will then search its records and try to find that person.

The somatic search is an interesting idea, although the other person needs to use Cityglance as well for the search to actually be affective. Privacy and security concerns also spring to mind. Thankfully, the app never allows people to check or find out where you are. It's really just for finding people who have already traveled together.

Users can also add their Facebook friends or directly invite people to become Cityglance friends. Once you do, you can write messages to each other.

Making trips social

After setting up your Cityglance profile, the next step is to "Check in" when you use a public transportation system. Let the app ping your device's GPS to get your current position and then input the address or intersection of your destination.

With your destination set, you can now share thoughts, photos, and transport notifications in real time. Users can also report delays, malfunctions, etc. to help other travelers out.

The Cityglance service now supports more than 400 cities in Europe and the United States. The only question: which cities? The website and app don't list supported areas, so users will have to find out for themselves. In my experience, Cityglance sees my closest major city (Houston) but not my small city (which admittedly has almost no public transit). The service definitely supports New York City, and I wouldn't be surprised if it tracked San Francisco as well.

Cityglance aims to help travelers connect with each other and help improve the public transportation experience. If you want to make your daily ride a little more social, you can download Cityglance from Google Play for free.

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2 hours ago

Sony Xperia Z3+ video walkthrough

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We've just wrapped up our Sony Xperia Z3+ review — your definitive guide to the ups and downs of Sony's new high-end Android phone. In some areas it's a solid improvement on last year's Z3. In others, not so much. If you're after a quick primer on what's new, what's good and what's not so good, our Z3+ video walkthrough is a great place to start. And you'll find it right after the break.

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2 hours ago

Minor update hitting the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Verizon

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Verizon is currently pushing out a small update to Samsung Galaxy S5 owners on its network. The update brings along two minor changes to the device, according to the changelog.

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2 hours ago

Republic Wireless will now refund you for data you don't use

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Republic Wireless has announced Republic Refund, its new plans that refund customers for data they don't use. The plans allow customers to add a set amount of 4G cellular data to their plan, and refunds the cost of what they don't use. These plans were first announced for testing in April.

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3 hours ago

Rdio introduces new curated stations from local influencers and record labels

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Rdio has announced a new feature addition to its streaming service, curated stations from local influencers and record labels. With this, subscribers will be able to discover new music with little effort.

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3 hours ago

Nest Cam now available in the UK for £159

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The Nest Cam has made its way across the pond, and is now available to be purchased in the UK for £159. Customers who purchase the new camera before August 4 will get a 60 day trial of Nest Aware as well.

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4 hours ago

Kirk to smartphone: The Star Trek Bluetooth Communicator is coming for $149 in January

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Remember how all those "flip" mobile phones were reportedly inspired by the communicator used by Kirk, Spock and the other members of the original Star Trek TV cast? Well, there will soon be a way to make and receive smartphone calls using a exact replica of that fictional device. The Wand Company has just announced plans to release its Star Trek Bluetooth Communicator in January.

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5 hours ago

Xiaomi Redmi 2 can be yours for just Rs. 5,999 in India

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The Xiaomi Redmi 2 is now available in India for just Rs. 5,999 ($94). The company announced the price reduction on the official community forum, teasing that the Redmi 2 Pro may be arriving soon. If you've been holding off on purchasing a new smartphone and want to pick up a bargain, the now more affordable Redmi 2 may well be an option for you to check out.

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5 hours ago

LG G4 takes to the skies in new drone video to show off its superb camera

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A new video has surfaced showing the LG G4 being attached to a drone and sent into the skies to take some stunning shots. Smartphone cameras have become really, really good, no matter which manufacturer you choose. The LG G4 is no exception and can stand alongside the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the iPhone as one of the best phone cameras out there.

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