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NVIDIA Shield Tablet specs

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The Shield Tablet has just been officially unveiled, and while it's all about the complete package, we know it's important to have all of the specs of a device like this available. The Tegra K1 processor steals the show here, but it's also backed up by some other top-notch specs that you'd expect from a device with the NVIDIA name on it.

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1 week ago

Garmin Pilot lets aviators wirelessly tap into avionics with mobile devices

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Garmin today announced an update for its GTN touchscreen avionics to further empower pilots with easy access to important data. The company will be adding wireless connectivity between select Garmin avionics and its Pilot app on iOS and Android hardware. When everything is set up and ready to go, its solutions will be able to share weather, traffic, GPS information, SiriusXM Aviation weather and SiriusXM satellite radio with mobile devices operating Garmin Pilot. Garmin is essentially transforming mobile devices into cockpit data hubs.

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1 week ago

Google Maps is now available in Hindi

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If you're one of the 310 million people who count Hindi as your primary language, you'll be glad to know that Google Maps is now available in Hindi. Google India announced the rollout of the feature today, which is available for the web and on Android devices running Android 4.3 and above.

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1 week ago

Verizon's second quarter profits soar, highest recorded revenue in six quarters

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Verizon has posted its second quarter earnings, which saw the carrier accruing a double-digit percentage increase in operating income and earnings per share. Over the course of the quarter, Verizon has managed to add 1.4 million new postpaid wireless subscribers, up from 941,000 over the same period last year.

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1 week ago

OnePlus One Bamboo StyleSwap Cover unveiled, to be available in August for $50

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Looking to customize your shiny new OnePlus One? Look no further than the Bamboo StyleSwap Cover. Unveiled yesterday by OnePlus, the cover will be available by the end of August for $49.

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1 week ago

Xiaomi unveils the Mi 4: Snapdragon 801, 5-inch FHD display for $320

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Xiaomi Mi 4

Xiaomi unveiled its flagship device for the year, the Mi 4, at an event in China today. The Mi 4 features a metal frame and better hardware in the form of a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC. The device is also the first Xiaomi handset to offer LTE connectivity, and will be on sale later this month to the equivalent of $320 for the 16 GB model, and $400 for the 64 GB version.

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1 week ago

LG G3 with Category 6 LTE and Snapdragon 805 announced in South Korea (update)

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To further reinforce the fact that South Korean users get all the latest gadgets, LG has announced a faster variant of the G3, one which features the Snapdragon 805 SoC, in its home market. The device will be available for sale in the country starting July 25.

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1 week ago

Unannounced HTC smartwatch made a quiet cameo in official video

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Update July 23: HTC says it's a watch, but not a product that's ever going to be released.

Say it isn't so! HTC may have leaked its smartwatch as early as July 9th as part of a design video highlighting how HTC makes great phones. The unannounced watch, which is shown in the company's official YouTube video, appears at around the 35-second mark and shows off a square watch face more akin to the competing LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live rather than than the radial face of Motorola's Moto 360.

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1 week ago

Amazon Wallet for Android stores your gift and loyalty cards

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Ahead of the availability of the Fire Phone, Amazon has launched its Google Wallet competitor for Android smartphones on to its Amazon App Store for Android as well as Google's Play store. Dubbed Amazon Wallet, the app offers some of the basics that Google Wallet offers, primarily the fact that it could be used to store your gift cards as well as loyalty and rewards cards. At this time, unlike Google Wallet, it doesn't look like Amazon Wallet is payment-ready.

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1 week ago

This week's sidebar poll: Do you track your fitness on your Android?

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LG Health

Android can help you get and stay healthy if you want it to

These days, it seems like every consumer electronics company is involved in fitness and health. While this is a good thing, it also means that we're inundated with gizmos and gadgets to help us get fit and stay healthy. Of course, the best fitness gadgets are the ones you're going to use all the time, which is why our Androids can be important here. Chances are, your phone, or your watch, is always on you.

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