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2 days ago

Project Ara prototype boots to Android in new video

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A newly released video shows a prototype of a device using Google's Project Ara modular phone concept that's being developed by a Boston-based contractor, NK Labs. The video was released on the same day Google revealed plans to hold two Project Ara developer conferences in January,

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2 days ago

Hands-on with the (really) bigger and better Nexus 6!

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Nexus 6 hands-on

It's tempting to say the Nexus 6 is just a bigger Moto X. It's really tempting. Because it looks nearly identical to Motorola's latest. And it feels a whole lot like Motorola's latest. (Minus the leather I've come to love, of course.) And it's a "stock" Android device, minus the over-the-top carrier and manufacturer customizations, just like the Moto X.

The Nexus 6, of course, is not the Moto X.

A couple things you need to know up front, as we've just spent a few minutes of quality time with the upcoming phone. (It goes on sale for preorder today.) Yes, this is a really big phone. It's way bigger than the new Moto X. It's bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It's a two-hander, for sure.

But that's almost the incidental stuff. Where we're really looking to get inside the Nexus 6 is, well, on the inside.

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2 days ago

Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Galaxy Note 4 and box

No matter if you live in the U.S., Canada or the U.K., this is where you can buy the Note 4

The Galaxy Note 4 has been flying off shelves around the world since its release, and whether you're here in the U.S., up north in Canada or across the pond in the U.K. you have a whole host of options when it comes to buying. In the states you're of course making your decision based on carrier, but have your choice of retailer if you don't want to go directly to the source. Up in Canada things are a bit slimmer, as you'll be picking between the carrier and in some cases BestBuy as your retailer. The U.K. has opened up so that you can now buy from more than just Carphone Warehouse, thankfully.

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2 days ago

Google to hold two developer conferences in January for Project Ara

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Project Ara, Google's experimental effort to create a smartphone with modular components, will enter a new phase in January. Google will hold two Project Ara developer conferences where it will offer updates on their hardware and software plans.

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2 days ago

Truedialer looks up unknown contacts as you punch in their phone number

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The folks behind Truecaller, a popular app for identifying and blocking marketers and other spammy phone calls, have launched a new dialer app for Android that makes good use of their existing contacts database. With it, you can look up contact information of the person you're actively calling, even if they aren't in your address book. Spooky? Maybe. Useful? For sure. Once the data has been fetched, you can import that contact to your device painlessly.

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2 days ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 29

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list. For apps, Google Play stuff is at the top, and Amazon App Store sales are at the bottom.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!

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2 days ago

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-B2 Android tablet gets rugged for Europe in December

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Panasonic's Toughpad line of rugged tablets will get a new addition in December. The company has revealed plans to launch the Toughpad FZ-B2 with Android 4.4.4 KitKat in Europe for a starting price of 591 euros.

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2 days ago

Moto X sale in the UK extended until October 30

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Motorola discounted the new Moto X by £60 ($96) yesterday, selling the device for £359 ($578). Originally meant to be a one-day sale, the handset vendor is now extending the sale by another day, which will see the discount valid until October 30 (11 AM GMT).

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2 days ago

Rachio Iro updates with Nest Protect integration and more

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Rachio has released the latest version of their app for controlling the Iro smart sprinkler, adding new water-saving tools, as well as integration with the Nest Protect. Rachio claims that with this update, Iro owners can lower their water usage by as much as 30 percent.

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2 days ago

Sony releases Blue Note jazz themes for Xperia hardware

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Sony has released three new Xperia themes on the Google Play Store, allowing those with Xperia hardware to refresh their user experience with some designs for Blue Note jazz record label and the upcoming Blue Note Festival. The new themes include Blue Note, Blue Note Vinyl and Blue Note Story.

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2 days ago

Hands-on with the T-Mobile Xperia Z3!

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T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z3

The proper Xperia Z3 makes its way to the U.S.

Today, the Sony Xperia Z3 is finally available in stores in the United States. Not some half Z2/Z3 deal. The proper Xperia Z3. And that's important because we've already done a complete review of the Z3, and that's pretty much what you'll find should you wander into a T-Mobile store. (Or, yes, if you'd preordered and had it shipped already, you lucky duck, you.)

This is the T-Mobile Z3.

Let's take a look.

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2 days ago

WhatsApp delays plans to launch voice calling services until Q1 2015

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Way back in February, WhatsApp announced they were planning to add voice calling services to their popular messaging app in the second quarter of 2014. That time period came and went with no such addition. Now WhatsApp's CEO says they are targeting a first quarter 2015 date to add voice features.

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2 days ago

Olloclip online store can now accept UK pounds and euros

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Olloclip, the creators of photo lenses and accessories for the Samsung S familiy of smartphones, are now accepting UK pounds and euros in its online store for the first time, which gives residents in that part of the world a savings of up to 25 percent.

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2 days ago

Fleksy keyboard picks up an update, discounted to $0.99 until Friday

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The team at Fleksy have secured a $2 million funding recently, and are commemorating the occasion by discounting the popular keyboard to $0.99 from its usual price of $2.99. The sale, which is in effect now, lasts until Friday. The app also picked up an update, bumping the version number to 3.3.3.

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2 days ago

OneDrive for Android updated with recycle bin support and more

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Microsoft has released a new update for its Android OneDrive app in the Google Play Store that offers users a way to access the cloud storage service's recycle bin for the first time.

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