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3 months ago

Hands-on with the Aukey 12000mAh External Battery Charger

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A great portable battery that charges two devices simultaneously and sports a built-in flashlight for emergencies.

Whether you're heading off to work or on a flight to visit friends and family, having a solid portable battery on hand is always a great idea — especially if you suffer from lousy battery life. I've had a chance to utilize Aukey's 12000mAh External Battery Charger these past couple weeks with my Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, putting every feature to the test. Take a closer look at how this portable battery performs and if it's a viable solution for your Android device.

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3 months ago

Musio is an Android-powered robot friend that connects to your home

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In a world filled with digital assistants, this robot just wants to be your friend and help you out.

One of the things that makes Google Now and Amazon Echo so useful is the way the technology seeps into your surrounding world and becomes the hub of everything you want to do, but the interactions are still mostly call and response. As clever as the Amazon Echo is, it won't adjust your thermostat simply because you walk into the living room and mention how cold you are. Google Now does a little better with this kind of interaction when looking at the data on your phone or tablet, but still doesn't quite get there in voice interactions.

The folks at AKA claim to have the perfect solution to this interaction gap, and they are calling the little robot designed to facilitate this solution Musio.

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3 months ago

Top 5 best cases for HTC One M9

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We've had plenty of time to consider our favorite cases for the HTC One M9, but which ones deserve to be in the top 5?

Many HTC One M9 owners out there prefer to rock their device without a case, feeling that HTC Uh-oh protection provides enough insurance in case of a serious drop. The rest of us, however, need that extra protection to make us feel safe. And rocking a case doesn't necessarily mean we have to compromise on style or slimness, either.

Our top 5 best cases for the HTC One M9 have been selected for their popularity in the HTC One M9 forums and staff favorites here at Android Central. Jump past the break to check out which cases made the cut.

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3 months ago

We took a look at the GoPro Google Jump camera array

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GoPro Jump Camera Rig

Google has been working on a way to bring more content to VR users and allow anyone to create it.

Jump, Google's newly announced VR creation platform, is entering the market with a GoPro camera array. This new camera rig will hold 16 GoPro cameras that will work in parallel to record an immersive 3D video. These new panoramic videos can then be shared to a new YouTube service and then can be enjoyed on VR systems such as Google Cardboard.

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3 months ago

Seidio LEDGER Flip Case for Samsung Galaxy S6

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Perfect for storing a card or two for everyday use, the LEDGER Case feels as good as it looks — offering more than one way to enjoy media.

We've seen the the S-View Case for the Galaxy S6 up-close, but the storage and kickstand options of Seidio's LEDGER Case were too enticing to not give a trial run. What we didn't expect, however, was a disadvantage that could render this particular cover useless for many Galaxy S6 owners.

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3 months ago

Sport serious screen protection with Tech Armor's Ballistic Glass for HTC One M9

Taking the next step in quality screen protection is Tech Armor's Ballistic Glass — keeping your HTC One M9's display safe from both scratches and nasty impacts.

If you're after a tempered glass screen protector for your HTC One M9 that does it all, look no further. With the Ballistic Glass Protector you retain outstanding clarity after application, along with incredible durability against common abrasives such as keys and dirt. Installation is a cinch, and you can't go wrong with Tech Armor's lifetime warranty. Read on for the complete deets, as well as a handy installation video.

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3 months ago

Google Carboard gets a huge update with new hardware and software

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Google's simple VR experience has expanded to new devices, with new software and purposes.

As impressive as it is for Google to announce that over one million Cardboard viewers have been folded and activated around the world, you can't get far in a conversation about this inexpensive little box without hearing about the lack of support for many devices. Google has updated the Cardboard design to support larger devices like the Nexus 6, but has also updated the software to include iOS support. Perhaps more significant, the Cardboard team has announced a new classroom initiative called Expeditions, with software to help kids go on virtual field trips anywhere in the world.

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3 months ago

Project Brillo is Google's operating system for the Internet of Things

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Google has annoucned Project Brillo, their operating system for the Internet of Things.

Google has introduced Project Brillo, their operating system for the Internet of Things (IoT). Brillo is derived from Android, but is scrubbed down to the barest level so that it will run on many devices without a large footprint.

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3 months ago

Xiaomi to officially launch the Mi Store on June 1 for the UK, Germany, US, and France

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Xiaomi is now ready to officially launch its Mi Store in the US, UK, Germany, and France beginning on June 1.

After what appears to be a successful test in of their store in the US, UK, Germany, and France, Xiaomi is ready to launch its Mi Store officially on June 1. The company will start off with various accessories in stock, such as battery packs, headphones, and its rather cheap fitness band.

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3 months ago

Stroll scratch free with Tech Armor's easy-install HD screen protectors for Galaxy S6

Tech Armor HD Clear Screen Protectors

A newb-friendly application and quality display protection that doesn't turn your display grainy. We approve.

There are numerous screen protectors for the Samsung Galaxy S6 available across the web, offering different levels of protection and installation techniques. Tech Armor's HD Clear protectors, however, keep the beautiful resolution of your display while shielding from common enemies like keys, dirt, and other abrasive elements. Best of all, you get 3 protectors in each package, saving the extras for when it's time to replace one. Hit the break to check out what's included along with a quick and easy installation video.

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3 months ago

Aukey's Dual-USB Turbo Car Charger rocks Quick Charge 2.0 in a small size

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Accelerating the charging experience on the go is Aukey's Dual-USB Turbo Car Charger — a pocket-sized companion you'll want for every commute.

Whether you're playing taxi, carpooling, or riding solo, having enough chargers in the car makes everyone's life much simpler. For the sake of getting the fastest charge possible, you'll want something that puts out more juice than your run-of-the-mill charger. Aukey has packed this little bugger with Quick Charge 2.0 along with a spare USB port for second device — leaving plenty of room for other things besides your charger.

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3 months ago

A quick look at Spigen's Slim Armor Case for Galaxy S6 edge

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Utilizing dual-layers and a flush-folding kickstand, the Slim Armor Case from Spigen makes protection look good with the Galaxy S6 edge.

We're all about keeping things slim, especially when it comes to cases for the Galaxy S6 edge. With this form-fitting hybrid, you not only get protection against minor impacts, but also an enhanced grip that never gets hung up in your pockets. Take a peek of how it looks on the S6 edge, along with some pros and cons we've found after extensive use.

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3 months ago

Save up to 84 percent on Kingston MicroSD cards at Amazon for today only

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You can save big on Kingston microSD cards today at Amazon, with prices for the storage add-ons cut back as much as 84 percent.

Amazon frequently has big sales on Flash storage cards and today the retailer has cut back the prices on Kingston microSD cards by as much as 84 percent.

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3 months ago

Quick look: The LG G4 official extra battery kit

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Your LG G4 has a removable battery, and this kit helps you make the most of it.

Say what you want about Quick Charge or wireless charging, for many power users and frequent travelers, nothing beats the instant 100-percent refill delivered by a removable battery. The LG G4 is one of the few high-end phones still offering this feature, and to fully take advantage of it you'll want LG's extra battery kit.

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3 months ago

Amazon Echo adds TMZ, NPR and more news sources to its Flash Briefing feature

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The Amazon Echo connected speaker can now offer news from more sources thanks to an update for its Flash Briefing feature.

Amazon continues to add new features to its Amazon Echo connected speaker. Today, the company emailed owners of the device informing them that the Flash Briefing option now has more news sources to choose from.

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