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3 years ago

Kevin Bacon's back for Google TV

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Remember that pretty funny (and very creepy) Kevin Bacon stalking fan video (starring none other than Kevin Bacon himself) that was used to pimp the Logitech Revue and Google TV? Well, it's back with a full 3 minutes and 33 seconds of uneasiness. Not sure if it's going to turn Google TV into the IPTV powerhouse we'd hoped for, but it's still a fun (and creepy) watch. Peep it after the break. [Google TV Blog]

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3 years ago

How to return your Nook Color to stock

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The Barnes & Noble Nook Color is a great little $250 e-reader to turn into a decent little Android tablet. But maybe you went just a little too far and borked it. Or maybe you just want to go back to stock because your wife is tired of you monkeying with things. No worries. Android Central Forums member lancelot916 has whipped up a great post describing some issues that may force you to reset things, and he's got great instructions on how to do it. [Return your Nook Color to stock and re-root if you want]

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3 years ago

Entrepreneur Mobile now available in the Android Market

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Looking to start your own business, become an entrepreneur? Then you'll certainly find yourself reading a lot of information about the rights and wrongs of getting things started. Luckily, Entrepreneur Magazine has released their mobile application that allows you to access their vast library of how-to's and best practices.

The information it presents to you is customizable by your interests. All of which can be saved and stored for later reading through the app. If you're seeking advice or answers to some of your upstart business concerns then give Entrepreneur Magazine a look. The app is free and available in the Android Market right now. Download can be found after the break [Entrepreneur Magazine]

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3 years ago

Click-to-call numbers added to Google emergency search results

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Google is making it easier for mobile search users to use vital phone numbers in emergency situations, with the addition of clickable emergency number links in related search results. Last year Google searches for terms like poison control and suicide began returning related emergency numbers above the usual list of web links. Now these numbers are getting click-to-call functionality, meaning mobile users will be able to touch the number and immediately be connected to relevant emergency services.

Google says this new feature is enabled for users in 14 countries, giving them access to local emergency numbers. This is a great addition to Google's mobile search, and one which could ultimately end up saving lives. It's easy to see how a few seconds saved by not entering a phone number could mean the difference between life and death in certain situations. [Google Mobile blog]

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3 years ago

Win a free HTC Thunderbolt, AT&T caps, missing images [from the forums]

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CTIA is just around the bend, and we'll be there to catch all the action but that doesn't stop the rumor mill from grinding away at what may be coming. With Sprint holding their event, many folks have now put attention towards AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. What are you all hoping to see from each? Feel free to start up some threads and let us know what you want.

If you're not already a member of the Android Central forums, you can register your account today.

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3 years ago

Motorola Cliq 2 Review

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In 2009 Motorola launched the Cliq -- an entry-level slider -- debuting Motorola’s social networking centric Motoblur user interface. Unfortunately, the original Cliq was plagued by complaints of a poorly designed keyboard, cheap plastic build quality, slow processor, and a less than polished Motoblur UI.

A couple years have now gone by. Does the Motorola Cliq 2 make up for these shortcomings? Check out our full review after the break.

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3 years ago

Cyanogen Mod 7 RC2 hits for OG Droid

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If you're still holding strong with your original Motorola Droid, you may have been a little upset to notice that it appeared as though CyanogenMod 7 appeared to have skipped this device. RC1 hit, and when we rushed with excitement to the download links, there were none for the OG Droid, and then upon the release of RC2, the same -- until this morning. The OG Droid has finally gotten some CyanogenMod 7 RC2 love, bringing the device some truly custom Gingerbread flavor. Enough reading, get to downloading and flashing! [CyanogenMod]

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3 years ago

Read it Later finally available on Android

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Ever find yourself heading out the door when you stumble across an interesting looking article and wish you had the time to read it? Unfortunately there is not always an easy way, besides hunting it down again later to mark the link so you can read it later, let alone from a different location.

Read it Later is a great application that syncs between your computer and your device and allows you to mark a page to be read later, and will even hold your position if you do so happen to begin to read something without the chance to finish it in that moment. In addition to all these great features, Read it Later downloads all your articles, so if you don't happen to have a network connect, like on a plane, there are no issues with keeping caught up on the articles you wanted to read. For only 99 cents this application is a must-have for anyone who uses the internet on both a personal computer and their Android device. Download information and links after the break.

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3 years ago

LG Revolution strolls through the FCC

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So if the HTC Thunderbolt for Verizon doesn't quite excite you anymore, and you have been waiting for more information about the LG Revolution, you will be excited to find out that it has strolled through the FCC. For those of you who forget exactly what the Revolution will have under the hood, here is a brief run down:

  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 1 GHz MSM8255 Snapdragon (Scorpion)
  • 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen
  • 16GB internal with microSD slot that supports up to 32GB
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 5MP rear camera with Auto-focus and flash and front-facing camera

While yes, this does not mean that there is a predetermined release date, it is one step further in the releasing process. [FCC] Thanks to everyone who sent this in! 

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3 years ago

Best Buy Canada now taking pre-orders for the Motorola Atrix on Bell

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If you live in Canada and are wanting to be among the first to get your hands on a Motorola Atrix then you should be heading on down to your local Best Buy location. Pre-orders for the Motorola Atrix on Bell are now being taken and, the buy-in cost is $50. But as soon as the device arrive in-store they'll let you know so you can pick yours up. The only thing missing here now is an actual release date. [Best Buy]

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