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Report claims Google halted Twitch.tv acquistion talks due to antitrust concerns

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A new report claims Google decided to end acquisition talks with the game video streaming service Twitch.tv due to concerns that the deal could generate antitrust investigations from government regulators.

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23 hours ago

Huawei's latest IFA teaser reinforces Ascend Mate 7 rumors

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IFA 2014 Huawei teased its upcoming smartphone, which will most likely be the Ascend Mate 7, in a video today. The 6.0-inch device, which is said to feature a fingerprint scanner and automotive integration of some sort, was spotted undergoing certification a China's TENAA earlier this month, and will be officially announced at Huawei's press conference next week at the IFA.

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1 day ago

Top Android app, device and accessory deals for August 26, 2014

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Looking for deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets? We've found a bunch of limited-time offers of which you may want to take advantage.

Give us a shout in the comments if you find any other sales floating around the web and we'll be sure to share 'em!

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1 day ago

Verizon preparing to finally launch VoLTE in the coming weeks

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Verizon Wireless today announced that VoLTE (Voice over LTE) will be available on the network nationwide in the coming weeks. Customers with the US mobile operator will soon be able to make higher quality calls (and video calls) with other subscribers on the same network with compatible 4G smartphones. The plan is to slowly roll out the upgrades across the board to compete alongside AT&T and others, using LTE for not only super-charged data but also higher quality calls.

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1 day ago

Samsung's Gear smartwatches have over 1,000 tailored apps

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Samsung has revealed that its Gear line of smartwatches now boast over 1,000 apps. The South Korean manufacturer is intent on gaining more traction with its smartwatches as it looks to flood the market with more offerings, with a smartwatch boasting a circular display rumored for an unveil later this year.

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1 day ago

Flipkart nabs exclusive access to Galaxy S5 Mini in India

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Indian retailer Flipkart has announced on its Facebook page that it will be selling the Galaxy S5 Mini exclusively in India. Although there wasn't any mention of an exact launch date or pricing details, it is likely that the device will be available in the country over the coming days.

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1 day ago

Registration opens for Samsung Developer Conference 2014

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General registration runs $499

Registration for this year's Samsung Developer Conference — Nov. 11-13 at Moscone West in San Francisco — is now open. Samsung has begun sending emails to that effect this evening. General registration costs $499 — a fact you inexplicably don't see until after you've filled in the first of the five-step registration process (nor was it in the initial email we received) — and we saw no student or early bird discounts listed.

That said, this year's conference looks to one-up last year's sold-out inaugural event with a larger venue — Moscone West plays host to the likes of Google I/O and Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference — and even more for developers.

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1 day ago

LG G3 Stylus breaks cover ahead of IFA

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LG G3 Stylus

The LG G3 loses power, and that high-resolution display, but gains a stylus in this 3G-only device

LG tonight (and a few weeks after accidentally leaking it) has announced LG G3 Stylus. While it shares the LG G3 name, it's lacking most of the punch of this year's flagship. The QHD display has been traded for a qHD display — from a 2560 x 1440 resolution down to 960 x 540 — but in the same 5.5-inch size. The processor similarly been downgraded to a quad-core set running at 1.3GHz. It's only got 8GB of on-board storage, and it's limited to 3G data as well. But it does have the same software experience as the G3 proper, and it's got the Rubberdium stylus tucked away in a silo inside the phone. So there's that. And you'll find a 13-megapixel camera on board.

The LG G3 Stylus is headed to Brazil in September, with countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and CIS to follow.

LG will be showing the G3 Stylus at the IFA conference next week in Berlin.

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1 day ago

This week's sidebar poll: What matters more in a smartwatch?

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The best smartwatches

The Android Wear race is heating up. Samsung and LG already have skin in the game. The Moto 360 is (hopefully) only a week away from release. And LG's about to take its second swing with the LG G Watch R. Plus, ASUS, HTC and Fossil are still to take a turn.

And while the battle between square and round is beginning, perhaps it's not all that matters.

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1 day ago

ASUS drops another teaser for their smartwatch set to arrive at IFA

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Early last week Asus hit up Twitter to tease one of their upcoming products set to arrive at IFA in Berlin and this week they're at it again, only this time it's on Facebook.

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