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OnePlus 2 will have a USB Type-C port for charging

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The upcoming OnePlus 2 smartphone will have a USB Type-C port for charging the device.

Last week, OnePlus revealed that it's next smartphone, the OnePlus 2, would have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor inside. Now the company has revealed that the successor to the OnePlus One will have a USB Type-C port for charging the smartphone.

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1 week ago

Grab a 128GB Galaxy S6 from T-Mobile for the price of the 64GB model

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T-Mobile is back again with a familiar promotion, giving customers the chance to purchase the higher storage Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge without dishing out any extra cash.

We have already seen T-Mobile offer a similar promotion, in which it offered customers the 64GB model for the price of the 32GB, but now it is including the 128GB model this time around. Customers who are interested in either of Samsung's latest flagships, the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, can get the larger storage model for the same price as the smaller one.

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1 week ago

This new Google Play collection brings 17 new Android Wear watchfaces

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Android Wear watchfaces

17 new looks that bring elegance and fun to your wrist.

Google has released a new Google Play collection, and for those of us using Android Wear it's a great one. In addition to the over 1,500 watchfaces already in Google Play, this collection promises to bring faces for your Android Wear watch to 'match any outfit, mood, or occasion."

Including pop icons like Angry Birds and Hello Kitty, as well as iconic brands like Bang and Olufsen and amazing artists like Kevin Tong, these look beautifully done and you're sure to find at least one you enjoy.

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1 week ago

Google wants some video creators to test out its Jump VR video hardware

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Google is looking for some people to try out its ambitious Jump virtual reality camera hardware this summer.

Google introduced the world to its Jump virtual reality camera hardware at Google I/O in late May. The company now is looking for a few good video creators to test out Jump later this summer.

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1 week ago

Android M Developer Preview now available for some Sony Xperia devices

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Developers can now flash the Android M Developer Preview on some of Sony's Xperia smartphones and tablets.

Google launched the Android M Developer Preview in late May during Google I/O, but only for a select number of its Nexus devices. Sony has enabled the preview to be flashed onto a number of its Xperia smartphones and tablets that are a part of its Open devices program.

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1 week ago

Google introduces News Lab to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs

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Google has introduced a new initiative, News Lab, in an effort to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to build the future of media.

News Lab is a new effort from Google, in which the company hopes to get its data and tools in the hands of journalists around the world. In News Lab, Google will post short written and video tutorials, along with case studies show off some of the best practices from newsrooms around the world. Resources will be updated regularly as Google continues to develop new products that are relevant.

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1 week ago

Pebble Time Best Buy Pre-orders are now live for $200

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The Pebble Time is now available for pre-order in the US at Best Buy. The retailer has red, white and black variants listed and ready to be reserved.

As previously covered, Best Buy has scored exclusivity rights over pre-orders in the US for the new Pebble Time. Today's the day for non-backers to begin pre-ordering the accessory for their bare wrist.

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1 week ago

LEGO Minifigures Online launching on Android later this month

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LEGO Figurines Online will be launching on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android hardware on June 29. Players will be able to play in the consistent world cross-platform, meaning you'll be able to join friends no matter what device they happen to be rocking. The online title will launch as a buy-to-play title on both desktop and mobile platforms, similar to the likes of Guild Wars 2.

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1 week ago

Sony Xperia Z3+ now available for purchase at Clove and Unlocked Mobiles

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UK retailers Clove and Unlocked Mobiles have the Sony Xperia Z3+ ready for order in both black and white. Previously listed for pre-order, the smartphone can now be yours for £499.

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1 week ago

How to disable ads in HTC BlinkFeed

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Ads in BlinkFeed are rolling out to HTC phones in some countries — but it's easy to opt out if you want

HTC recently started showing promotions through its BlinkFeed home screen reader app. It's a somewhat controversial move that sees BlinkFeed — which had previously been free of advertisements — starting to show "interest-based" ads alongside news and social content in the U.S., UK, Germany, Taiwan, and China. That means you might have started seeing sponsored BlinkFeed items on your HTC One M9, One M8, Desire or other HTC phones. Fortunately, if you're not a fan of ads in your feed, it's easy to opt out altogether.

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1 week ago

Intel Remote Keyboard lets you easily control the PC from your smartphone

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Intel Remote Keyboard for Android is a neat companion app that essentially enables you to connect to Intel NUC and Compute Stick hardware and control input via your smartphone.

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1 week ago

LG aiming to double its smartphone market share in India this year

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LG India currently has a market share of five percent in the smartphone segment, and is looking to double that figure by the end of the year.

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1 week ago

Sonic Runners set to speed past the Android checkpoint on June 25

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Sonic Runners is set to arrive on both iOS and Android on June 25. The title is an endless runner that takes players back to the classic (and arguably more enjoyable) era of the blue hedgehog.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 now receiving Android 5.1.1 update

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After rolling out the Android 5.1.1 update to the Galaxy S6, T-Mobile is now turning its attention to the Galaxy S5.

The update takes the build number to G900TUVU1FOF6, and is now rolling out over the air. Those not yet seeing the update can head to Samsung Kies to manually check if newer firmware is available.

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1 week ago

Flipkart starts selling the OnePlus One as Amazon loses exclusivity in India

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The OnePlus One launched as an Amazon exclusive in India last year, but now the device is available for purchase on rival e-commerce store Flipkart.

The Indian retailer is running a launch promotion for the 64GB Sandstone Black variant, knocking down its cost to ₹19,998 ($315). The discounted price is valid until June 24, after which the phone will be back up to its normal price of ₹21,999 ($345). The 16GB Silk White edition is also set to make its debut in the coming weeks for ₹18,999 ($299).

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