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5 days ago

Google Photos on the web now lets you easily tweak the date and time of multiple photos

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Chances are, at one point or another, you've wished you could easily change the date and time of multiple photos at once, and now you can do just that with Google Photos on the web.

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5 days ago

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow now rolling out to NVIDIA Shield Tablet LTE in the U.S.

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If you happen to own the LTE variant of NVIDIA's Shield Tablet, your Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is on its way — at least if you call the U.S. home.

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5 days ago

Samsung confirms it has no plans for future Android Wear smartwatches [Update: Samsung rebuts]

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Update: In a statement to Engadget, Samsung has rebutted "Fast Company's interpretation," stating:

We disagree with Fast Company's interpretation. Samsung has not made any announcement concerning Android Wear and we have not changed our commitment to any of our platforms.

Original Story: Samsung has officially confirmed it has no plans to release any future smartwatches that will use Android Wear. This may not come as a shock to many as the company had only released one Android Wear smartwatch, the Gear Live, in 2014.

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5 days ago

OnePlus 3 rumored to have a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 820, NFC and more

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According to long-time leaker Evan Blass, or @evleaks, the rumored OnePlus 3 will feature a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 820 and much more. The new information comes from Blass on Twitter, where he also revealed that the phone will have 64GB of storage, a 16MP rear-facing camera and even NFC this time around.

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5 days ago

ComiXology Unlimited offers access to thousands of comics for $6 a month

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ComiXology, the digital comics service that's owned by Amazon, has launched ComiXology Unlimited in the U.S. It offers access to thousands of digital comics for $5.99 a month, with a free trial.

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5 days ago

Intex launches Cloud String HD with fingerprint sensor and VoLTE support for ₹5,599

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Indian handset maker Intex has announced its latest smartphone — the Cloud String HD — with fingerprint sensor and VoLTE support for just ₹5,599 ($83).

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5 days ago

Android N's three multi-window modes, explained

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Android N split screen mode

There's more to multitasking in Android N than split-screen mode.

One of the biggest user-facing features of Android N is the ability to run more than one app on the screen at a time. Sure, some manufacturers like Samsung and LG have offered similar features for years, but from N onwards it'll be supported at the operating-system level, which means better app support, and (eventually) less custom code.

When most people think about multi-window mode, they imagine the traditional split-screen view pioneered by Samsung and LG, and included in newer iPad models. However Android N actually has three distinct ways to run more than one app at once.

Let's dive in.

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5 days ago

Twitter will roll out exceptions to 140-character post limit in the coming months

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Twitter has announced that it will add a number of exceptions to the social network's strict 140-character post limit in the coming months.

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5 days ago

Pebble introduces Pebble 2, Time 2 and Pebble Core

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Pebble has just announced its third, and what the company is calling its best, Kickstarter campaign. This time around, Pebble is offering up the Pebble 2, Time 2 and Pebble Core. The Pebble 2 goes back towards the design of the original Pebble, but adds heart rate monitoring this time around. The Time 2 once again features a color display, and keeps the design of the Pebble Time, but now the battery is said to last 10 days. Pebble is only offering a steel version of the Time 2.

The all-new piece here is the Pebble Core, which can be used for a variety of purposes. Pebble is offering a Pebble Core for Runners and a Pebble Core for Hackers. The running one clips on to your running gear, letting you leave your phone at home. You can listen to music and more without needing to lug around anything else. The hackers version is a keychain computer that "becomes your magic button for anything."

All of these are now available to be backed on Kickstarter. Pricing for the Pebble Core starts at $69 on Kickstarter, and it will retail for $99. The Pebble 2 is available on Kickstarter for $99, with its retail price being $129, and the Time 2 can be yours for $169 ahead of its $199 retail pricing. Shipments look to begin as early as September 2016 for select units, or as late as January 2017 for others.

See at Kickstarter

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5 days ago

LG G5's 'Friends' now available directly from LG

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LG has announced that its company website, LG.com, is now selling its selection of 'Friends' companion devices for the recently launched LG G5 smartphone.

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5 days ago

Wells Fargo plans to launch new digital wallet this summer

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Wells Fargo has announced the U.S. bank will be releasing a wallet for Android later this summer. This addition to the official mobile banking app will transform the experience into a complete payment solution. It's hoped the introduction of a wallet will help make the app more convenient to use for customers, allowing them to check accounts, perform banking tasks and make payments all from within the single mobile offering.

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5 days ago

French authorities raid Google offices in Paris over tax fraud allegations

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Google is in a spot of bother in France after the company offices were raided by French authorities as part of the ongoing tax fraud investigation, as reported by the BBC. The company is accused of owing the French government €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion) in unpaid taxes. Corporations have come under increasing amounts of scrutiny after the highly controversial deal Google made with the UK.

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5 days ago

Smartphone Projector 2.0 is cute, but not exactly functional

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The nicest-looking cardboard box projector money can buy, but not much else.

Ever wander through a store and see something on a shelf that you know can't possibly be as cool as it looks, but you buy it anyway because you just have to know? That was me this weekend in my local Books-A-Million, a store that has slowly transformed over the last five years from a decent bookstore to a decent toy store that also sells books sometimes. As I wandered up the main path through the center of the store, having just retrieved the last copy of Neil Stephenson's Seveneves — which you should absolutely read, by the way — three odd little boxes caught my eye. They all said Smartphone Projector 2.0 on the side, and claimed you could put your phone in the box and have a little theater powered by your phone.

Here's what you get in this weird little box, and how well it works.

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5 days ago

Password-free logins are coming to an Android phone near you this year

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Google showed off password-free logins last year as part of Project Abacus, and it now looks like the feature will see wider availability this year. Project Abacus monitors a combination of signals in real-time to verify your authenticity, including typing and voice patterns, current location, facial recognition, and more. This "Trust Score" is used to determine if you are who you say who are.

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5 days ago

Philips Hue white ambiance bulbs are now available to light up your home

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The new Philips Hue white ambiance bulbs are now ready to order, enabling owners to add every shade of white to their home lighting setup. From cold daylight to warm white light, these new bulbs can be configured for different mood settings depending on the time of day, and is believed to even aid in having a good night's rest.

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