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2 weeks ago

Samsung Gear VR used to live stream the birth of a child to his father

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The Samsung Gear VR headset was used recently by a father in Australia to view the live birth of his son while he was over 2,400 miles away.

The Gear VR virtual reality headset was the center of this long distance bonding for Jason Larke, a contract electrical engineer. His job kept him from being at the hospital where his wife Alison was giving birth to their third child.

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2 weeks ago

Sprint bundles Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Tab 4 in new $100/month plan

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Sprint has just announced a new plan that will bundle the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Tab 4 together, bringing lots of data for one low monthly payment.

In their latest attempt to win more customers over, Sprint has just announced that for only $100 a month you can get unlimited talk, text, and data on a the Samsung Galaxy S5 as well as 2GB of data on a Galaxy Tab 4.

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2 weeks ago

YouTube replacing in-video annotations with new Cards format

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Google has announced that it will slowly begin replacing annotations in YouTube videos with a new Cards format, which is designed to work on both desktop and mobile platforms.

Google said they heard from YouTube video creators they wanted more flexibility with the information shown during annotations, along with mobile support. The new Cards are the company's solution to those issues.

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2 weeks ago

Save up to 47% on SanDisk memory products at Amazon US

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Storing media requires more than just internal memory, especially when SD slots are available on various products. Amazon US currently has a sale under way where you could save up to 47% on SanDisk memory products for today only.

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2 weeks ago

The best Android apps for March Madness

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Trying to follow basketball can make your head spin.

March in America means spring break, St. Patrick's Day, and the NCAA college basketball tournament.

They may say that baseball is America's pastime, but even during the World Series those fan don't get as certifiably insane as hoops fans do during the spring sideshow we call March Madness. And it's back.

It's time to pick your bracket, make a list of excuses for your boss and ready your Android phone and tablet for the tournament. As much as we would all love to just take a hiatus from life and spend the next three weeks in front of a massive wall of television screens, there's just no way that happens unless you're either insanely rich, unemployed, or you're paid to do it. And even then, what fun is just watching the game when you have trash-talking to do and stats to keep up with?

Huddle up, gang, and let's get ready.

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2 weeks ago

T-Mobile now gives you rollover data on Simple Choice prepaid plans with Data Stash

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T-Mobile previously announced Data Stash for postpaid plans only, but now the un-carrier is bringing the same feature to prepaid customers too.

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2 weeks ago

Niantic Labs announces beta for their latest AR game Endgame: Proving Ground

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Niantic Labs, the Google company well known for Ingress, has just announced their most recent title, Endgame: Proving Ground.

Early last year we heard of a partnership between James Frey and Niantic to bring his newest book series to life in an Augmented Reality game. Niantic has had great success with Ingress over the past two years as users from over 200 countries have joined in the game play.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini launching onto AT&T on March 20

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is coming to AT&T on Friday, March 20. The downsized version of the 2014 Samsung flagship will run $428.99, or as little as $14.30/month.

Sure, it's not quite as powerful as the Samsung Galaxy S5, and it's obviously not as big, and the Samsung Galaxy S6 is right around the corner, but that doesn't mean the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini should be beyond consideration if those two are just too big for you.

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2 weeks ago

U.S. to get some HTC One M9 info on Wednesday

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We've already poured some 3,000 words into the HTC One M9 in our massive preview post, but there's still been a pretty large variable missing from that equation: Availability. Looks like we might finally get that answer — at least in the United States — on Wednesday, according to HTC's Jason Mackenzie.

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2 weeks ago

Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact finally receiving Lollipop in select regions

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The Lollipop update is currently rolling out to the Sony Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact. Firmware version 23.1.A.0.690 is hitting the Nordic and Baltic regions. The company originally planned to release Lollipop for the smartphones last month, so while they've overshot their promise, we're glad it has finally arrived in select markets.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge pre-orders commence in Italy

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Samsung's latest flagship devices are up for pre-order in Italy, with the manufacturer bundling a wireless charging kit for free with all pre-orders.

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2 weeks ago

Facebook revamps community guidelines, shows what the social network will take down

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Facebook has revamped the social network's community standards and guidelines to show what registered accounts can (and more importantly, cannot) share on the service.

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2 weeks ago

Upcoming API will allow any third-party app to serve information through Google Now

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Google is working on an API for Google Now that will allow any third-party app to display information through the service.

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2 weeks ago

Yahoo wants you to forget your password, announces 'on-demand' password-free logins

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Yahoo's new "on-demand" system will tie your mobile number with your Yahoo account, sending you a unique verification key every time you want to login to your account.

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2 weeks ago

Weekly poll results: which wake method do you use most?

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This is a screen we're seeing less and less of.

We're coming up with more and more ways to wake our phone up.

Double-tapping the screen, using the home button, using the gyroscope or the IR sensors... with every phone it seems like there's a new way to take some strain off our power buttons. Manufacturers keep coming up with ways to make our phones more responsive and shorten the time between us picking up their phones and getting to whatever it is we want do to with them. More importantly, finding ways to take some of the burden of waking a phone off the power button means that power button will last longer, and I can't be the only one who remembers the panic when their power button on their smartphone started to fail from overuse. So, we'd think that more people would be using these methods to wake their phones up, so we put it to you, our readers, in this week's poll.

And while a fair few of us are, there are a lot of us that aren't.

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