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20 hours ago

HTC halts Android 4.4.3 update for AT&T HTC One M8

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HTC One M8

Update: HTC has confirmed to us that it's halted the Android 4.4.3 update for the AT&T HTC One M8 after a number of people have reported severe battery drain post-update.

If you've yet to update, well, sit tight. If you're one of the ones experiences issues, we've got a forum thread on it here.

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21 hours ago

Google's secret Project Wing drones could give speed to Google Shopping Express deliveries

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Though your next Nexus smartphone may not be delivered by Google via its delivery drones, or Amazon's drones for that matter, Google has been actively and secretly flight testing drones in Australia for some time now. Dubbed Project Wing, after two years of testing and development of this ambitious endeavor, Google's research team has concluded that the task can be achieved and that future deliveries could be made by these self flying vehicles.

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21 hours ago

Chrome Beta has a new account switcher and 'Guest Mode' on Windows, Mac and Linux

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The Beta channel of Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux has just been updated to include a refreshed style of account switcher and a brand new Guest Mode. Chrome Beta 38 refreshes the look entirely of switching users, making it easier to share a computer using Chrome. You'll now get a quick drop-down menu from the system bar that lets you see who's signed in, quickly switch users or open an incognito window.

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23 hours ago

AT&T Galaxy S5 receiving 142MB update with security fixes, interface improvements

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If you have a Galaxy S5 on AT&T, today's the day you start checking your phone for an update. The carrier has started pushing out a 142.8MB update to phones today that fixes a whole bunch of things, including security patches, app install enhancements and UX fixes for the email app.

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23 hours ago

Google Play Music kicks off Labor Day with free Katy Perry 'Prism' album download

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Looking for some tunes to accompany your Labor Day party? Google has you covered and Google Play Music is now offering everyone a chance to download Katy Perry's Prism album featuring 13 tracks for free. The pop album was released in October 2013 and so far has amassed quite a number of positive reviews.

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23 hours ago

Motorola's 'Yo' Moto 360 contest is over, and it didn't end well

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Moto 360

Motorola ran a contest yesterday on the questionably-useful "Yo" messaging app, with intentions to give away a Moto 360 to 20 winners. The contest has closed today and it seems that Motorola has picked winners... a lot of winners, many of whom actually haven't won anything. According to screenshots heading out on Twitter and Google+, folks are receiving messages from Motorola on Yo indicating that they have won the contest, and when they accept to redeem they're then told there are no more Moto 360s available to give away.

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1 day ago

NVIDIA Shield Tablet's first firmware update brings big improvements

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A new firmware update is being pushed out NVIDIA's Shield Tablet that should greatly improve connectivity and performance. The firmware update could be downloaded over the air and brings the version up to 1.1.

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1 day ago

ESPN SportsCenter Android app updated with quick access to shows and more

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The official ESPN SportsCenter Android app has just received a big update on the Google Play Store that includes a new feature called On-Air, which should give fans of the cable sports network quick access to their radio and WatchESPN video streams.

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1 day ago

Google Opinion Rewards expands to the Netherlands, offers Play credit for surveys

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Google Opinion Rewards, the app that lets you answer surveys of varying lengths for small amounts of Google Play credit, has just expanded to the Netherlands. Today's expansion builds on a somewhat small list of countries that now have access to the app, which is a handy way to build up a few dollars (or your equivalent currency) here and there for a few minutes of your time.

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1 day ago

IFA 2014 preview

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IFA 2014

One of the biggest shows of the year is upon us — here's a taster of what to expect in Berlin

Every September the world's tech press descends on Berlin, Germany, for IFA, one of the biggest trade shows of IFA 2014the year. If you're not familiar, IFA could be described as Europe's answer to CES. A trade show covering the vast world of consumer electronics and as such, the vast world of mobile products within.

In other words, a whole lot of tech, and a whole lot of Android.

Traditionally there are a few big name players at IFA and we've come to expect certain things to happen as the years have passed. But this year's IFA promises to be one of the biggest yet. Here's what we know, what we think we know, and what could materialize during this year's German adventure.

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