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Pebble scores a win with ESPN and the latest scores on your wrist

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ESPN app for Pebble now brings the latest sports scores from your favorite teams to your wrist. Whenever a score is updated, your Pebble smartwatch will buzz and you'll see updates on your watch where the ESPN app will serve as a "wrist-top SportsCenter."

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2 days ago

Did your LG G3 recommend you delete the Downloads app? Here's how to get it back

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LG G3

LG's smart clean might see an accidental deletion of the downloads app, here's how you get it back

We've already looked at how Smart Clean on the LG G3 can help you reclaim some of your storage space, but did you know that it's also quite easy to delete the Downloads application from the phone with it, too? If this happens to you you'll still be able to get to everything in your downloads folder through File Manager, but fret not, because getting the Downloads app back is easy. So long as you know where to look for it.

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2 days ago

Another Android 'fragmentation' report misses the point

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Today Open Signal, which among other things crowdsources how well a particular operator works in the real world (and is a very cool thing to see), released a report on Android "fragmentation" based on the users of its app.

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2 days ago

Z Steel Soldiers and T.E.C. 3001 launch with Tegra optimizations for NVIDIA Shield devices

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NVIDIA announced that two new games had launched on the Google Play store that are optimized for the company's Tegra chipsets for play on the SHIELD Portable handheld gaming device and the SHIELD Tablet. Z Steel Soldiers comes with additional optimizations for SHIELD players and T.E.C. 3001 will deliver great graphics performance.

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2 days ago

Body Glove Satin Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Body Glove Satin Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5

It might not actually be satin but this is still a premium feeling case for the Galaxy S5

 

For many of us looking for a good case for our phones, we're looking to balance protection and style with adding as little extra bulk as possible. In that situation something like this Body Glove Satin case for the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a great choice. It combines a premium feel and design with a slim form factor and solid protection. While you're never going to want to drop your Galaxy S5, the Body Glove should at least look after it if it does happen.

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2 days ago

Yahoo app now includes one-swipe access to news, magazines, and more

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As Yahoo continues to refashion itself as a media and content portal, they're making even more improvements to their app — which now includes Yahoo's digital magazines. The magazines, which bring more long-form content to the Yahoo app then their previous news offerings, span the gamut of food, tech, beauty, movies, and health.

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2 days ago

SnagFilms, RiffTrax, and Baeblemusic add Chromecast support via JW Player

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JW Player, a company that has developed an HTML5-based video player, has announced that a number of content providers that use its software are now able to stream their clips on Google's Chromecast HDMI dongle.

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2 days ago

Everything you need to know about Android and Wifi

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Android Wifi Guide

The ultimate guide to Wifi and Android

Everyone with a smartphone knows about Wifi. If nothing else, you know it's what happens when you get your AT&T phone too close to a Starbucks and your Internet gets faster (or slower) because you were automagically switched from a cell tower connection to a closer — but lower-powered — wireless connection that's made available for the public.

Of course, there is a lot going on to make that connection happen. While we're not going to dig into anything too technical like the software stack or the radio interface hardware, we are going to talk about the things you and I, as users, should know.

Don't worry, this'll be fun!

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2 days ago

Pac-Man Friends adds puzzles and tilt control to arcade classic

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A new official Pac-Man game is now available on the Google Play Store called Pac-Man Friends. You'll find the familiar yellow chomping dude, ghosts, mazes and fruit here, but there's a lot that's new. Players use tilt controls to move Pac-Man around a range of puzzle stages.

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2 days ago

Sony's $200 Smart Tennis Sensor will tell you everything that's wrong with your swing

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If you've been wondering why you're just so bad at tennis, or hoping to improve on your already awesome game, Sony's new Smart Tennis Sensor might be just the gadget you've been looking for. The gadget, which will screw into the lower end of compatible "select tennis racket models by top manufacturers such as Wilson, Prince and Yonex" will log shot counts, impact location, swing and call speed, and even spin, all through some crazy advanced vibration mechanics analysis.

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