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2 days ago

Turn your Android into a monitor for your DSLR with a cheap accessory and an app

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Instead of an expensive monitor use your Android phone or tablet

A little while ago we looked at using an Android phone with a DSLR and how the experience was actually pretty good. Using the Chainfire app with a Canon DSLR opens up a world of possibilities. Before we looked at importing your DSLR photos, but there's more to it than that. With a cheap accessory on top of this you can actually create a low-cost, yet still effective external monitor for your camera.

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2 days ago

Moto X gets price cut to $299.99 with the use of promo code

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Motorola Mobility's Moto X smartphone can be yours for just $299.99, without a contract, if you use a specific promo code while ordering it online for a limited time.

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2 days ago

Sony lists Xperia Z2 on the US Sony Store website for $699.99

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Sony is now showing the Xperia Z2 smartphone as listed on the US Sony Store website, for the no-contract price of $699.99, which is apparently a reduction from its normal $749.99 price tag.

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2 days ago

Google will ditch the 'free' label on games with in-app purchases

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The European Commission has announced that Google will stop labeling Android games in the Google Play Store as being "free" if they have in-app purchases, as part of an agreement between the company and the commission to offer better consumer guidance when downloading apps.

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2 days ago

Monument Valley to get more levels, could double playtime

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Monument Valley, the popular and critically acclaimed optical illusion based puzzle game, will be getting some new content in the near future that could double the amount of its current game time.

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3 days ago

Reviewed: Rachio Iro lets you water your yard from anywhere

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Rachio Iro

The Rachio Iro is no watered-down connected irrigation controller

Do I really need my sprinkler system hooked up to the Internet?

That point was about to become moot as I picked up the screwdriver and removed the basic timer that had served both myself and my lawn well for the past 10 years. Nothing frilly — just your basic monochrome LCD display that controlled the half-dozen zones and their numerous sprinkler heads.

Water turns on, water turns off. If it rains, and I remember to do so, I could manually turn everything off. Every spring I'd try to remember how to manually cycle the system to make sure everything still worked. Simple enough.

But we have to connect all the things these days. And when Rachio announced the Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller, well, why the hell not. We asked them to send us one to test out, and they obliged.

And in the heat of the July summer in Florida, down came the trusty old timer, and up went white Rachio Iro. We're using the $249 eight-zone model. A 16-zone Iro is available for $299.

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3 days ago

Doctor Who Legacy game to get new content thanks to comic books

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Doctor Who Legacy, the popular free mobile game based on the even more popular BBC sci-fi TV series, will be getting some new content very soon, thanks to the launch of the two new Doctor Who comic books from Titan Books.

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3 days ago

Twitter is about to make direct messages a little less maddening

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Managing your direct messages on Twitter is about to get a lot more convenient, as the microblogging service announced today that it is rolling out an update over the coming weeks that makes "deleting DMs more consistent" across the web and mobile.

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3 days ago

Android Central 194: Bearded Men of Genius

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Audio-only stream below

We're live! With beards! (Well, some of us are.) This week on the Android Central Podcast: We get our hands on the HTC One E8, the LG G3 is finally available in the U.S., and more thoughts on Android Wear. Plus we answer your questions live!

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3 days ago

NVIDIA SHIELD gaming tablet allegedly coming July 29, starting at $299

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NVIDIA has a Shield gaming tablet based on Android coming out very soon. We just saw an image of the device leak yesterday, but today we're getting all the details on the tablet. Ready for an 8-inch 1200p tablet with a Tegra K1 SoC? Yes you are. Read on for full details and specs on the SHIELD tablet.

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