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1 week ago

Peter Chou steps down as HTC CEO, Chairwoman Cher Wang to take over

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Peter Chou, Cher Wang

HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has replaced Peter Chou as CEO of the company. Chou will remain at HTC but will lead the company's Future Development Lab.

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1 week ago

Google's Places API launches on Android, will let you share your location using real place names

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The Places API for Android gives developers access to better location pickers, which means that users will soon be able to share their location using real place names instead of latitude and longitude.

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1 week ago

Xiaomi all set to launch next-generation Mi TV on March 24, FHD and 4K models planned

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Xiaomi is getting ready to introduce new products in its Mi TV lineup next week.

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1 week ago

Samsung to launch Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in India on March 23

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Samsung has sent out invites to the press for a media event in New Delhi, where the vendor is expected to launch its latest flagships.

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1 week ago

Google wants you to 'wear what you want' with new Android Wear ad

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Google's new Android Wear commercial — part of the search giant's "Be together. Not the same" campaign — showcases the many different varieties of smartwatches available with Android Wear.

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1 week ago

Icon Q debuts its first smartphone with the dual SIM Q5.5 for $199

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Icon Q, a New York-based company that has mostly produced mobile device accessories up until this point, has debuted its first smartphone today called the Q5.5.

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1 week ago

5 tips for shooting videos on Android

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Capturing great video

Your Android phone can take some great videos, as long as you know how to use it.

While there's a constant conversation about which Android device takes the best photos, the ability to capture decent video is something most smartphones are capable of nowadays. Whether you're grabbing a sneaky video of your friend tumbling face-first down the water slide into the pool or recording your child's first steps, video is one of those things that everyone will want to do at some point.

The difference between a cool video and an amazing video usually has way more to do with the person holding the camera, and the cool thing about people is they don't require a software update. With that in mind, here's a couple of quick tips for shooting video on Android.

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1 week ago

Augmented reality startup Magic Leap teases its technology in new video

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Magic Leap, an augmented reality company that recently secured over half a billion dollars in a round of funding lead by Google, has just released a concept video showing off its technology for the first time.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile Nexus 6 updating to Android 5.1 build LMY47M

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T-Mobile today announced that it's started rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop to its Nexus 6.

However, perhaps more interesting than the rollout itself is that the build that T-Mobile lists for its Nexus 6 rollout, LMY47M, appears to be newer than (or at least different from) the 5.1 builds that we've seen so far.

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1 week ago

Pebble announces million-dollar fund to bring smartstrap ideas to life

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Pebble will put their own money in backing smartstrap ideas to help turn them into products.

When the Pebble Time Steel was announced Pebble also announced smartstraps - an open hardware accessory platform. Since then there has been a lot of buzz in the developer community about smartstraps, which allow sensors to be added right into the bands. To help these ideas grow into actual products Pebble has just announced that they are putting 1 million dollars into funding the development and support of smartstraps.

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1 week ago

LG making the next Nexus smartphone, Korean press reports

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LG Nexus 5

There's much speculation each year surrounding who Google will pick to manufacture the next Nexus phone or tablet. And while in recent weeks rumors have swirled around the possibility of a Huawei-made Nexus, a report from a Korean publication claims this may be LG's year.

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1 week ago

Ubisoft's Driver Speedboat Paradise will splash onto Android this April

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Ubisoft announced today that the next entry into its line of Driver games will be bringing speedboat racing to Android in April.

Titled "Driver Speedboat Paradise," the game puts players in the shoes of a young speedboat racer as he is enlisted to combat the mafia... by racing speedboats.

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1 week ago

Chrome Remote Desktop becomes stand-alone Chrome app

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After a long wait, Chrome Remote Desktop is now available as a stand-alone app for Chrome.

Remote desktop apps provide the ability to access other computers, or your own, without needing to be in the same location as the computer. Thanks to Chrome Remote Desktop this access can be done through a Google Chrome app. With Chrome Remote Desktop users can, regardless of platform, establish short-term or long-term connections between two devices.

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1 week ago

Reading text on the sides of the Galaxy S6 edge

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Galaxy S6 edge

Samsung's subtle features make the Galaxy S6 edge interesting, but the ability to use your regular apps without side effects is a legitimate concern.

The big change Samsung implemented when moving from the Galaxy Note Edge to the Galaxy S6 edge wasn't the addition of a second curve over on the left. The big change was the single panel with a single purpose. The edge of the phone wasn't a separate experience that sometimes played nice with the rest of the interface anymore, and that's a huge deal when you think about it out loud. This experience is going to apply to every app, from movies and games to ordering your next meal to thumbing through your favorite book. While having that display just sort of melt off the side into your hand looks great in the videos and seems like a natural companion to all of the fly-in panels we see in Material Design nowadays, it was recently pointed out in our forums that this experience could easily disrupt reading if not handled correctly. While none of us have been able to flip through an entire novel on the Galaxy S6 edge just yet, we've got a reasonable idea of how this whole experience is going to pan out.

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1 week ago

How to switch accounts on the Google+ app

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Whether you're trapped between Google Apps and regular Google accounts, helping maintain a Google+ Page, or you're running an intricate multi-user text-based RPG through a G+ Community, switching accounts is one of those things that tends to make your digital life much easier. It hasn't always been easy to switch between accounts on Google's services, but the company has worked hard over the last couple of years to make that a priority. There can be no finer example of this progress than Google+, where it is positively effortless to switch between several different kinds of Google accounts in order to participate in Google+ in many different ways. The quick two-click switch offered on the browser version of Google+ is second only to the ease with which you can perform the same function in the app.

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