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11 min ago

Glass update makes staying in contact easier

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With the latest firmware update to Google Glass, staying in touch with your favorite contacts just got a bit easier. Now, tapping on a contact will easily give you options to start a Google Hangouts session, send them an email, or message them through SMS.

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36 min ago

Motorola Assist update brings important calendar and voice reply fix

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Motorola has just rolled out an update to its Motorola Assist speech software for the Moto X as well as Verizon's latest Droid devices. Though the update doesn't add any new functionality, Motorola says that it delivers "important bug fixes for calendar and voice reply."

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Deal of the Day: Incipio NGP Impact Resistant Case for HTC One (M8)

The NGP case blends the perfect mixture of plastic and silicone into one streamlined design. These cases wrap all the way around your device for a snug, sure fit. The skin itself is completely stretch and tear resistant, yet the exterior's smooth matte finish almost feels like a hard case.

The Incipio NGP Impact Resistant Case is available for just $12.95; that's 35% off today only! Colors include black, turquoise, mercury and pink.

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49 min ago

Nuance brings Major League Soccer theme to Swype keyboards

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Nuance announced that it is bringing themed Major League Soccer keyboards to Swype. The keyboards will work with both tablets and smartphones and are available now on the Google Play store through in-app purchases. Swype will be sold for $0.99 for a promotional period and the MLS themes are in-app purchase add-ons that will cost $1.99 each.

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1 hour ago

Google+ Notifications: How and why to use them

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Mr. Jingles is a friend you should see often, but not all the time...

Too many notifications can quickly overwhelm your brain

Welcome back to class, today's guest lecturer is Mr. Jingles...We've been over why you should use Google+, and now that we've covered Circles and Communities, it's time to go over something that's almost more important than either of them: Notifications. Yes, notifications in Google+ are important because they can make or break the Google+ experience for you. If you're always flooded with notifications, then you'll eventually drown in them and lose interest. If you don't get notifications often enough, you'll forget G+ is here, or think that no one is engaging you or your content, which makes you feel unwanted and leave. And nobody wants that.

Now, many of the settings and preferences I'm about to reveal are personal, but I will be trying to explain them and explain why you do or don't want to consider them in as objective a way as possible. Your mileage may vary.

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1 hour ago

Weekly Photo Contest: Bridges

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 Bridges

Bridges are pretty much a necessity for efficient transportation of all kinds, whether you're trying to get around mountains, over water or just reroute traffic. They're also often fantastic pieces of architectural beauty and functionality, making them great subjects for photos. This week we want to see your best pictures of bridges, no matter what their purpose.

Two entries to this contest will be worthy of prizes, and this week we're offering up a Patriot FUEL Active Mobile 6000mAh Rechargeable Battery /w 3-stage LED Flashlight!

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 (August 26) 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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2 hours ago

Unity and Intel bring support for x86 to Android

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Unity is a great platform for game developers to build awesome 2D and 3D games for Android, and today Intel has announced that they and Unity are getting together to bring support to x86 devices. According to today's press release "both graphics and CPU performance improvements and features, will be seamlessly integrated into future releases of the Unity 4 and Unity 5 product lines."

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2 hours ago

Announcing the 'Weekly Photo Contest: Fragment' winners!

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We had the awesome opportunity this week to give folks early access to a brand new photo app, Fragment, in conjunction with our weekly photo contest to give away two Nexus 7s to some talented photographers. We saw some awesome photos this week and plenty of great engagement in the Fragment beta testing group on Google+ — read along and see the two winning entries.

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2 hours ago

Chrome browser can now be downloaded and used legally in Cuba

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Residents in Cuba can now download and use Google's Chrome web browser legally for the first time allowing the few Internet users in that country access to the software.

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3 hours ago

Verizon gets its HTC Ones confused in new commercial

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HTC One whoopsie

See, folks, this is why Verizon has to put its logo on everything. Otherwise it apparently gets confused. That's actually an HTC One M8 running Windows Phone on the left, and the smaller, less powerful, HTC One Remix (aka the HTC One Mini 2) on the right.

"Another Verizon exclusive" indeed.

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