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2 days ago

Motorola's latest Spotlight story is a beautiful tale

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Duet Spotlight Story

If you've got a Moto X or second-generation Moto G, take a few minutes this morning and enjoy the latest Spotlight Story. Dubbed "Duet," and from Disney animator Glen Keane, it's a fun little take that starts out with a couple bare baby butts and follows the crazy kids through adolescence and into adulthood in just a couple minutes, all in that interactive style we've come to enjoy.

And it basically hits this father of two right where it was intended. If you've got kids, make 'em try to enjoy it with you.

Just grab your phone today and look for it to fire on up. And if you've never seen the other two — Buggy Night and Windy Day — definitely check them out in the Spotlight app.

More: Glen Keane on the making of Duet

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2 days ago

You can now order from Amazon with your Android Wear smartwatch

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Shopping for stuff at Amazon just got a new wrinkle with the latest update to the Android Amazon app. Not only does it support the new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, it also includes an Android Wear app for buying things directly from a supported smartwatch.

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2 days ago

Nexus 6 up for pre-order in the UK, priced £499 [Updated]

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As rumored, the Nexus 6 has started to go up for pre-order in the UK today. The device is available in Midnight Blue from Amazon UK starting at £499 ($780), with an estimated release date of December 15.

Unlocked-Mobiles has also commenced pre-orders for the Nexus 6 in the UK at the same price. The retailer is selling the 32 GB version of the device in Midnight Blue, with stock set to arrive during the first week of December. Carphone Warehouse is now listing both storage variants of the device in Midnight Blue and Cloud White colors, with the 32GB model on offer for £499 ($780), and the 64GB version for £549 ($860).

Buy: Nexus 6 on Amazon UK, Unlocked-Mobiles, Carphone Warehouse (32GB), Carphone Warehouse (64GB)

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2 days ago

Nokia Z Launcher hits open beta, now available for all to download

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Nokia announced its first Android tablet today, but the company has also been working on its Z Launcher for Google's OS, which is now available for everyone. The launcher itself has just hit open beta with an update to include some improvements before being shipped out to compatible Android smartphones.

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3 days ago

Nokia N1 Android tablet is official with 64-bit CPU and Lollipop, all for just $249

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Nokia has announced its first Android tablet at the Slush 2014 keynote today. Dubbed the Nokia N1, the tablet (which is being built by Foxconn licensing the Nokia name) comes with a 7.9-inch screen and 64-bit 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Z3580 CPU. The software side of things include Nokia's Z Launcher atop Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Nokia N1 will be priced at an aggressive $249.

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3 days ago

Nexus 6 is now available for pre-order on India's Flipkart for Rs. 43,999

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Indian retailer Flipkart has started taking pre-orders for the Nexus 6, with orders set to ship from the second week of December. The pricing of the device is similar to what is being listed on the Indian Play Store, with the 32GB version priced at Rs. 43,999 ($715) and the 64GB variant at Rs. 49,999 ($793). The Cloud White and Midnight Blue color variants are on offer with the retailer.

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3 days ago

SwiftKey launches three new Material Design themes, bundles them in a pack

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After launching two Material Design-inspired keyboards called Material Dark and Material Light last month, SwiftKey is now rolling out a theme pack that features three new color variants. There's also minimal versions of Material Dark and Material Light on offer.

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3 days ago

Samsung goes into cost-cutting mode, to reduce smartphone portfolio by 30 percent in 2015

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In a bid to combat falling profits, Samsung has announced that it will reduce the number of smartphone models it will sell in 2015. That number will be anywhere between 25 and 30 percent, according to head of investor relations Robert Yi.

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3 days ago

Intel set to merge struggling mobile business with PC chips division

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Intel is gearing up to merge its mobile phone and tablet divisions with its PC chip-making division, Bloomberg reported today. The move comes in the wake of Intel's struggle to maintain a profit in the mobile sector while operating its tablet and mobile phone businesses at a loss.

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3 days ago

Moto X 2013 Developer Edition promotion takes price down to $230

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If you want an Android phone and don't want to break your budget, a deal has popped up on eBay for the unlocked Developer Edition of last year's Moto X. The 2013 Moto X with a woven white rear shell could be had now for just $229.99 on eBay, a 54 percent discount from the $500 list price for the phone. The device comes with free shipping in the U.S. and no contract is required with the unlocked deal.

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3 days ago

Google Play Services 6.5 brings some nifty new features to your favorite Google apps

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Google has announced today that it will soon be rolling out Google Play services 6.5, bringing some snazzy new features to Google Maps, Drive, Wallet and Fit for developers using those tools in their apps.

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3 days ago

You can now send money to your friends through Snapchat

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Have you ever found yourself wishing you could instantly send cash to your friends with the same service you use to send ephemeral pictures? Well you're in luck because Snapchat has announced a new feature today called 'Snapcash.' The new service will allow you to instantly send money to your friends by simply entering the dollar amount into a message on Snapchat and tapping the send button.

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3 days ago

Google Keep adds Material Design and note sharing

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A new update for Google Keep is rolling out that brings that snazzy new Material Design to the note app. Keep also now lets you share notes with others, letting you collaborate on things like grocery lists and work projects.

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3 days ago

Amazon fire sale knocks $140 off of last year's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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Amazon is taking $140 off of the price of the previous generation Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, taking the $399 retail price down to $259 in today's daily deal. If you're interested in last year's HDX 8.9, the tablet comes with an 8.9-inch pixel-dense 2560 X 1600-pixel display, quad-core 2.2 GHz CPU, and access to Amazon's digital services along with Amazon's UI skin on top of Android.

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3 days ago

Super! is a new quasi-social network built around caption-prompted photos

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In case you didn't think you had a reason for another photo-oriented social network on your Android smartphone (hello, Instagram, Imugr, 500px, et al), there's a new one from serial entrepreneur and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone: Super!

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