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2 days ago

Oppo teases N3 announcement next month in Singapore

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Oppo has shared an image on the company's Facebook page, which teases a possible N3 announcement in Singapore next month. The company is boasting that the upcoming announcement will be "One More Step" and "Designed For Life".

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2 days ago

Motorola is now selling products directly on its UK website

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Motorola has just announced the company will be allowing consumers in the UK to purchase its latest products directly through the online portal. Checking out the latest products on the website will be accompanied by means to actually checkout and have said items delivered. To kick everything off, the Moto G is the first product to be available on the new web store for £149 ($242).

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2 days ago

Google will allow users to download and watch YouTube videos offline in India

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YouTube

Alongside the launch of Android One smartphones, Google announced that it will bring offline capabilities to YouTube users in India, which would allow users to save videos offline and watch them anywhere, without the need for a data connection.

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2 days ago

LG attempts to match pen with smartphone by launching the G3 Stylus

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LG has today announced the G3 Stylus, a new 3G-only smartphone with support for interactive pens, will be rolling out globally. The device itself was unveiled earlier this month at IFA in Berlin, boasting a massive display and stylus pen but available at more affordable price point. The company states the G3 Stylus will debut in Brazil later this week, followed by Latin America and Asia.

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2 days ago

Google officially announces Android One in India

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Android One

Google has officially launched the Android One platform in India. The initiative sees Google collaborating with Indian vendors Micromax, Karbonn Mobiles and Spice in providing an entry-level smartphone that offers a near-stock Android experience and a turnkey hardware solution. The tagline for Android One in India is "Apni Kismat Apne Haath", which translates to "Your fate in your hands."

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2 days ago

Android One smartphones to be priced at around Rs. 6,399 in India, Google mulls expansion to other countries

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Ahead of the launch of the Android One platform in India, Economic Times has managed to obtain the pricing information for the handsets, which is claimed to be in the vicinity of Rs. 6,399 (or around $104). The pricing is slightly above the sub-$100 figure Google was targeting in the country.

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2 days ago

Com1 takes to Indiegogo crowdfunding to launch metal-clad Android Wear smartwatch

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Com1 is looking to launch its new square-faced, metal-clad Android Wear watch, and the company is looking towards consumers to help fund the project. Launching on Indiegogo, pricing right now starts at $125 and goes up to $170 depending on if you want an aluminum or stainless steel housing as well as watch strap configurations.

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2 days ago

Top Spider-Man Unlimited tips and tricks

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Spider-Man Unlimited is the latest endless runner from mobile gaming giant Gameloft. The game's premise involves Spider-Men and villains from various universes converging into a single universe. With slick production values and dozens of different Spider-Men to collect, Unlimited is a real treat for fans of the web-slinger.

Want to get ahead on the Spider-Man Unlimited leaderboards and fill out your roster with Spidey's coolest costumes? Our latest tips and tricks guide will teach you the best ways to spend your time and energy while thwarting the plans of the Sinister Six.

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2 days ago

Under the microscope - the Moto 360

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Moto 360 under microscope

See the Moto 360 close-up

Another newly released gadget means it's time to get out the USB Microscope and have a close look at the things that make it what it is. This time around, it's the Moto 360 and there is some neat stuff to be seen when you get in tight.

What looks like just a round piece of stainless steel on a subtle black leather strap is actually made up of some precision parts, as well as some parts that aren't going to hold up as well as we want them to. I'm looking at you, scratched-up plastic back on a watch that's only three days old ...

Let's all take a good look at the screen, the construction, the sensors and the overall parts and pieces (both good and bad) of the latest Android Wear device and see what makes it tick.

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2 days ago

UK retailer Phones 4U looks set to close its doors

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UK's Phones 4U looks like closing the doors on its 720 outlets after EE becomes the final carrier partner to terminate its relationship with the retailer prompting administration. The decision to shutter its stores will affect almost 6,000 employees though private equity owner BC Partners assures that "employees will continue to be paid until further notice."

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2 days ago

AC editors' apps of the week: TED, Run Forrest Run, Over and more

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Apps of the week

Apps you need to try

Everyone here at AC is back home and resting their feet after a couple weeks of the usual globetrotting that comes with being a tech-blogger every now and then. That means we're spending time playing on our phones and tablets using some of the great apps you'll find on Google play.

Have a peek at the ones we recommend you give a look at this week.

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2 days ago

Pre-orders start Tuesday for Moto X, Moto Hint, Turbo Charger

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Moto X

Motorola today announced that the Moto X, Moto Hint and the Turbo Charger for quick charging will go up for preorder this Tuesday, Sept. 16.

You'll be able to pre-order either the AT&T version of the Moto X, starting at $99 on contract, or the Moto X Pure Edition, a version of the device without any carrier-installed software. The Pure Edition will be available for $499. The "Pure Edition" also comes with an unlockable bootloader.

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2 days ago

I dream of a $350 Moto 360

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Moto 360 Tardis

Motorola's watch is great, but it could be so much more

Motorola's first Android Wear device is great. I mean really, really great. Visually it is by far the most attractive of the smartwatches we have seen so far, including LG's perfect circle G Watch R, in my opinion. I like the screen. I like the way the watch sits on my wrist. And I like that it didn't break last night when my wrist glanced off the door to the gas station hard enough to make the guy behind the counter visibly cringe. Seriously, not a scratch.

My point is, Motorola has nailed the design and build materials for this watch as far as I am concerned. That said, there are several other parts of this watch that I wish had gotten the kind of love that likely would have resulted in a price increase.

Yes, I want a more expensive Moto 360.

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2 days ago

From the Editor's Desk: 10 years ...

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Hurricane Ivan

For as fast as we tend to move forward around here, the past few days I've caught myself looking back. Back an entire decade — something that I (usually) still don't feel old enough to be able to say. (Never mind that I'm easily feeling dated thanks to the sleeping wife, aching feet, two loud-but-adorable kids, and bacon traded for yogurt.) Ten years is a long time for some things, and a short time for others.

This week in Pensacola, we're remembering Hurricane Ivan, which devastated our little stretch of the Gulf Coast on Sept. 16, 2004. I'll never forget my then-fiancee, a Yankee transplant, asking a day or two before landfall what it was going to be like. "People will lose their houses. People will die." In fact, Ivan had already killed dozens in the Caribbean before it even got to us. It killed 14 in Florida. Ninety-two when all was said and done.

Shannon and I got married two days after Ivan hit Pensacola, 10 years ago this week.

One of the crazy things about a storm like that is communication. Landlines were all out. Cell service was gone, too, rendering my sleek little Samsung SPH-A500 useless. It took a few hours for it to be safe enough to venture the three miles to my parents' house to see how they fared. And then we walked another half-mile to my grandparents' house to check on the old folks. A day or so later we found a pay phone that still worked and called the essentials — ministers, photographer, organist and, most important, the cake lady — to tell them the wedding was still on. I don't remember how they actually got the messages, but it worked. I also remember calling to change our flight to California to another nearby airport — again, from a pay phone.

The operators all hardened their towers since that insane hurricane season (and the one the next year as well). Networks are a lot different now, and backup generators are the norm, but thankfully we haven't had to test them. And hopefully we won't have to for another 10 years.

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3 days ago

Samsung pokes a little fun at Apple's move into bigger iPhones in latest ad

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Samsung has been having a bit fun in light of Apple's announcement of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus and their latest ad doesn't hold back in any way.

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