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2 weeks ago

Google's proposed futuristic offices may have been hit with a big setback

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Google's plans to build new and futuristic-looking headquarters offices in Mountain View, California, may have to be curtailed thanks to a city council vote on Tuesday.

Google first announced its plans to redevelop four sites in the North Bayshore district of Mountain View in February.

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2 weeks ago

Snake Rewind is a classic reboot coming to Android on May 14

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Get ready for a nostalgia-fueled haze of excitement: the creator of Snake is bringing a reboot of the mobile classic to Android on May 14.

Called Snake Rewind, the reboot breaks the game out of its classic black-and-white confines and adds a splash of color and extra flair with 10 visually distinct levels and new power ups.

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2 weeks ago

In pictures — LG G4 vs OnePlus One

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One Plus One vs LG G4

LG and OnePlus share a lot of basic design principles in their latest phones, but software is the great divider in comparing their flagships.

If there's one thing LG and OnePlus fans have in common, it's a deep appreciation for the general form factor chosen to encase the chips that make their favorite smartphones go. LG owners pick up something that isn't their device and awkwardly poke around in an attempt to find power and volume keys that aren't on the back of the phone, while OnePlus owners watch as some other phone slips out of their hand and try to keep a straight face as they hand the device back. With the launch of the G4, LG has given their fans a powerhouse with no shortage of impressive replaceable backs, and that combination is going to cause users from every group to give this new device a passing glance.

How does the OnePlus One hold up side by side with the G4? Glad you asked. Lets take a look.

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2 weeks ago

Android M briefly appears in Google I/O agenda listing

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Ah, so there was one little nugget (since removed) in the Google I/O agenda after all. Unsurprising to anyone who's able to flip a coin is that it appears we'll get an announcement of the "M" version of Android. As to what might come along with it, well, we'll just have to see.

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2 weeks ago

Games in Motion enhances exercise with the addition of missions on your wrist

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Google is attempting to make working out a little better by adding some fun to the exercise.

Games in Motion is the latest set of sample code from Google that gives developers an idea of how to integrate additional Android Wear functionality to make working out a little better. Knowing that it can be hard to keep motivated on runs, Google is hoping that being able to complete missions while running will make it better.

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2 weeks ago

You can now check out the entire schedule for Google I/O 2015

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Google I/O is right around the corner, and a full breakdown of the schedule is now available for your planning needs.

It appears as though Google will be kicking off this year's Google I/O with a keynote that is scheduled for around two hours, followed by various breakout sessions. A quick glance of the sessions doesn't appear to highlight any spoilers, with sessions on Google Fit, Material Design, Android TV and much more available for developers to attend.

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2 weeks ago

Understanding 'Applications' settings on the Samsung Galaxy S6

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The Galaxy S6 has a lot of storage, but that doesn't mean you should let your apps run wild.

Running a modern smartphone takes a little bit of maintenance, which is a bit unfortunate but not something that we can't handle in order to make the most of our phones. For the Galaxy S6 that involves hopping into the "Applications" area of the settings to poke around, and knowing what you're doing before you get there is always a good idea. We're going to run through the most important parts of the applications settings on the GS6, and show you which ones you need to know about.

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2 weeks ago

Announcing the 'AC Photo Contest: Refreshment' winners!

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We were looking for refreshing photos in this latest contest, and you really delivered. The forum thread filled out nicely with a great cropping of photos, giving us plenty to choose from when it came to find two winners.

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2 weeks ago

Empires & Allies commands and conquers its way to Android

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Zynga has launched its latest mobile game, the real-time strategy title Empires & Allies, worldwide for Android devices.

If the game looks and plays similar to the classic PC Command & Conquer game series, that may be because some of its original creators like Mark Skaggs help to make Empires & Allies.

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2 weeks ago

How to use Samsung Smart Switch

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Galaxy S6 Smart Switch

Samsung makes it mostly effortless to switch away from just about anything to something with Galaxy in the name.

Migrating from one Android device to another got marginally easier with Android 5.0 — especially if your old device is NFC-enabled and most of your data lives in Google's clouds — but it's not perfect. More important is that if you're moving from an iOS device, it's still kind of a hassle. Samsung's solution for this is Smart Switch, and it is now baked into the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge at startup. If you're planning on moving to a shiny new Galaxy in the not-so-distant future, you probably want to familiarize yourself with this software. With that in mind, lets take a quick tour through Samsung Smart Switch.

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2 weeks ago

Vodafone UK launches the Tab prime 6, a 9.6-inch tablet for just £150

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£150 gets you a 9.6-inch tablet running Lollipop, along with 6GB of data included.

Vodafone UK has announced the Tab prime 6, a £150 tablet with a large 9.6-inch display. Running Android 5.0 Lollipop with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM internally, the Tab prime 6 also has a 5MP camera on the back as well as a 2MP front facing camera.

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2 weeks ago

Grim Fandango Remastered brings the classic LucasArts adventure game to Android

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Grim Fandango Remastered, a graphically updated version of the classic and acclaimed LucasArts adventure game, is now out for Android

The original version of the game was first released for Windows PCs in 1998, and was an instant critical success, and has since become known as one of the best video games of all time.

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2 weeks ago

Sony and Samsung camera sensors on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge found to be evenly matched

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Sony's imaging sensor was found to produce true-to-life colors in bright conditions, while Samsung's own sensor was found to fare better in low-light scenarios.

For the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung decided to opt for a mix of imaging sensors for the 16MP camera at the back, switching between its in-house ISOCELL sensor and Sony's latest IMX240. A comparison test from SamMobile revealed that the image quality from both is near-identical.

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2 weeks ago

Gold Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in huge demand, Samsung steps up production

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Samsung has shared sales data for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, with the manufacturer noting that the gold color option has accounted for a quarter of total demand in Europe.

The increase in demand for the color variant means that initial stock of the Gold Platinum Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge is close to depletion in European markets, with Samsung stepping up production:

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2 weeks ago

Sony's latest selfie-focused smartphone is the Xperia C4

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After launching the Xperia C3 last year, Sony has unveiled its latest selfie-oriented phone, the Xperia C4.

The Xperia C4 boasts a 5MP camera at the front with a 25mm wide-angle lens and LED flash, and comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD display, a noticeable bump up from the 720p display that was featured on last year's offering.

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