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18 hours ago

NPR One is the one-stop shop for public radio on Android

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When it comes to public radio on your phone, your search might just get to end with the new NPR One app. Released today into the Google Play Store, NPR One pulls together public radio stations from across the United States and works to automatically curate stories you'll want to listen to. It is, as NPR notes, "public radio made personal."

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19 hours ago

LG G3 versus HTC One M8

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LG G3 vs HTC One M8

Metal or plastic? Ultrapixels or lasers? QHD or 1080p? It's time to choose between two of the hottest Android phones out there

This is one of the big questions we find ourselves being asked by smartphone buyers — which is better, the LG G3 or the HTC One M8? Both of these high-end Android phones have captured the imagination of enthusiasts and technology fans since their announcement, and now both are widely available to buy in the U.S. So there's no avoiding the issue any longer — the Android Central editors are going to have to choose between the G3 and the M8.

Join us as we break things down and make our decisions ...

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19 hours ago

Sony Xperia Z1 in Canada gets an update to Android 4.4.4

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The Sony Xperia Z1 on Rogers in Canada is getting an update to Android 4.4.4. The Xperia Z1 has been certified for an update to 4.4.4 since last month with unlocked phones getting the update then, but it's now Rogers' turn.

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20 hours ago

The Rhythm of Fighters review

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The Rhythm of Fighters for Android EVGA Tegra Note 7

SNK Playmore's King of Fighters series is a long-running and fairly well known series of fighting games that prides itself on huge and ever-changing character rosters. Now the game itself has changed genre in the new spin-off The Rhythm of Fighters for Android.

ROF is a rhythm game featuring music from a variety of classic SNK games. As you tap along to the music, your character will slug it out with an opponent in a unique combination of the fighting and rhythm genres. With a lengthy arcade mode and 14 songs for the initial price of 99 cents, plus extra song packs available via In-App Purchase, this game will keep SNK fans a-tapping for some time to come.

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20 hours ago

Hilton's HHonors app could open hotel rooms for customers in 2015

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Hilton Worldwide Holdings is prepping for a major technology update in its 4,200 hotel locations that could allow customers to do things such as open their hotel rooms with an Android smartphone app as early as 2015.

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20 hours ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for July 28, 2014

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Looking to gear up for the summer? We've got some new sales on Android devices, accessories, and apps that you may be interested in...

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20 hours ago

The 2015 Cadillac ATS adds Powermat wireless charging

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And GM's quiet about it, but the CUE system also supports the Qi charging standard

Update: Cadillac has confirmed to Android Central (and a tip of the hat to Slashgear here) that the wireless charging system we're talking about here also supports the Qi standard, which explains why there's a Nexus 5 in the video. It also explains why it wasn't mentioned in this Powermat-specific press release. Original follows.

Powermat and Cadillac today announced that the 2015 Cadillac ATS (and the 2014 Escalade as well) will have Powermat wireless charging installed when the car launches this fall. That is, you place your phone on a rubber pad, and it charges. No having to plug it in, and you can charge while connected to your car via Bluetooth. Which is nice.

Or, rather, it would be nice. If you actually had a device that used the Powermat standard.

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20 hours ago

Add a personal touch to your orders with Amazon's 3D printing store

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Amazon has launched a new section of its retail website where customers can customize and purchase a number of 3D printed products, including items such as cases, holders and stands for smartphones and tablets.

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21 hours ago

Nokia X update brings more Microsoft, a new task switcher and store

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The Nokia X line of devices is recieving a sofware update which adds a number of new features and enhancements. These include a number of pre-installed Microsoft services, as well as a new app switcher.

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21 hours ago

T-Mobile launches new plan to help families save some pennies

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T-Mobile is launching a new plan aimed at families of four. Beginning this Wednesday, July 30, customers will be able to set up a four-line Simple Choice plan with 10GB of data for $100 per month. Unlike plans on other carriers where that data would be shared, on T-Mobile each line will get 2.5GB of high-speed data. The offer will be available until 2016.

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