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Vodafone's spooky Halloween weekend deals has the HTC One M8 listed for £289

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Vodafone is preparing to run a weekend deal to celebrate Halloween and both the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini will see 40 percent slashed from their original listed prices. If you've been holding off on making a purchase, now may be a good time to look at available options.

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Kunimasa Suzuki to depart as leader of Sony's mobile division Nov. 16

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Sony will have a new leader of its mobile devices division on November 16, as the company announced today that Kunimasa Suzuki will leave that position for a new job as executive vice president of Sony Entertainment. Its Senior Vice President Hiroki Totoki will take over Sony's mobile division duties.

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Motorola Droid Turbo is available today on Verizon!

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As promised, the Motorola Droid Turbo is available today on Verizon. We've got the phone in-hand right now — be sure to check out our hands-on from the launch event — so expect more in due time. But the broad strokes to be aware of are a 5.2-inch display, massive 3,900 mAh battery with Motorola's Turbo Charger and wireless Qi charging, and all the Motorola bells and whistles we've come to love in its recent phones. Plus it's done in a form factor that's not huge (that's not to say it's not big — it is — or a bit heavy), plus a 21-megapixel camera.

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Angry Birds Transformers rolls out onto Google Play Store

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Children of the 80s will be pretty pumped to hear that Angry Birds Transformers is now available on Android. Not only is Angry Birds putting aside their well-known physics puzzle gameplay for a more action-packed side-scrolling shooter, they're also staying true to the retro charm of original cartoon series. What they aren't putting aside are the standard freemium mechanics, like timers and in-app currency.

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Samsung Gear S launching in the US on November 7, pricing and availability detailed

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Samsung's SIM-enabled Gear S will be launching in the US on November 7, with the smartwatch going on sale at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. The device will also be available at at Samsung Experience stores located within Best Buy.

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New map updates now available for Nokia HERE app

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Nokia now has some new map updates available for its HERE app for Android, with the company saying, "There are additions and fixes in every continent, too many to practically list, so just download with the assurance that your map is fuller and more accurate than ever."

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any.do 2.0: bigger, better, darker

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any.do is a task-oriented note-taking and to-do list app with quite the following - over 11 million to date - and today, those users are being treated to the biggest update the service has ever rolled out. This update is not just boosting productivity for you, but for your family and your co-workers, too. Most importantly, the service and its apps have been streamlined in order to help you spend less time making your to-do list and more time checking them off. So, let's make some lists, shall we?

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Grab 40 free apps and games on Amazon's App Store

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The Amazon App Store has yet another deal under way before the new month kicks in. For the next day or so, you're able to download around 40 apps and games (depending on your location). Total savings are over $140, making it well worth checking out if you own supported hardware.

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Xiaomi allegedly poaches another exec, this time from Spotify

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After hiring Jai Mani from Google to lead its Indian product team, Xiaomi has reportedly poached Spotify's Donovan Sung to lead international product development.

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LG announces world's narrowest full-HD display panel with 0.7mm bezel width

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LG has announced a new 5.1-inch full-HD display panel today with a bezel width of just 0.7mm, which the vendor claims is the narrowest in the world. LG is no stranger to innovations in the display segment, as the vendor announced the thinnest display in the world earlier this year, although today's announcement breaks LG's previous record of 2.2mm bezel size.

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Microsoft's first fitness tracker works on Android too

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Microsoft's first fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band, went on sale today across retail and online stores for $199. Featuring a total of ten sensors, the tracker also works with Android smartphones via a free, downloadable app called Microsoft Health, which is now available in the Play Store.

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Lenovo completes $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility

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Motorola has today announced on its official blog that the company has become part of Lenovo's family of businesses, essentially finalizing everything we've reported on thus far regarding the $2.91 billion acquisition. It's said that both companies share similar missions, enabling Motorola to tap into Lenovo's global reach to better serve its customers with PCs, wearables and mobile hardware.

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EE switches on 150 Mbps 4G+ network in London

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EE customers in London will be able to enjoy blazing fast speeds on their smartphones and tablets as the carrier announced the completion of its 4G+ (LTE-A) network in the city. Live at 150 sites across London, EE's LTE-A network allows you to download at 150 Mbps on a compatible device.

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Flipboard undergoes major redesign, launches curated daily news section

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News magazine app Flipboard picked up a major update today, which brings forth a new design as well as the addition of over 30,000 topics. Also new is a curated daily news magazine called The Daily Edition, which features a list of general news stories from a variety of categories.

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Xiaomi is now the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world

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Xiaomi has had a great year, both in its home market and in India, where the vendor debuted earlier this year. According to Strategy Analytics, Xiaomi's strong showing in these markets has resulted in the vendor claiming third spot in the global smartphone manufacturers list, up from number five from just a few months ago.

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