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3 weeks ago

Riptide GP: Renegade comes to the NVIDIA Shield Android TV

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The next installment of the Riptide GP series by Vector Games has crossed over from PS4 and PC to hit the Google Play Store, and it's exclusive to the NVIDIA Shield Android TV.

The hydrojet racing series takes a Need For Speed-type turn this installment as your character is kicked out of the Riptide GP league and forced into illegal racing in new maps with massive waterfalls, surging waves, and cops to dodge in case racing a giant jet engine on skis wasn't hard enough. The graphics are impressive while still harkening back to my days tilting thru racing games at the arcade. There's plenty of mutli-player modes if you get tired of the single-player campaign (or need to play someone you can actually compete with for a while), and there's even internet multiplayer modes so you can play against people online. At ten bucks, this game isn't cheap, but if you're a racing gamer, this is certainly a change from other street racing titles.

Vector Games is looking to bring the game to mobile soon, but for right now, if you've got a NVIDIA Sheild Android TV and ten bucks, it's an excellent way to beat the heat and ride some waves. With a big honking jet engine.

Riptide GP: Renegade ($9.99)

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3 weeks ago

Instagram Stories let you share a fleeting glimpse of your day's best moments

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Introducing Instagram Stories from Instagram on Vimeo.

Instagram is launching a new feature today called Stories, which lets you share slideshows of photos and videos over the course of your day. These moments make up your Story, which you can share for 24 hours before they disappear. You don't have to worry about Stories cluttering your feed, either.

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3 weeks ago

Galaxy Note 7 liveblog: Live from Samsung Unpacked NYC at 11 a.m. ET Aug 2!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 event

What will we see in the latest Galaxy Note from Samsung?

Samsung has already stepped over the rumor mill to announce the official Galaxy Note 7 name, but aside from that we don't yet know all of the details of the company's latest big handset. For all of that, we'll be in New York City to witness the Samsung Unpacked event — and since we're there, we'll be covering it with a complete liveblog.

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3 weeks ago

Best car mounts for Nexus 6P

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Best car mounts for Nexus 6P

The Best: ProClip for Nexus 6P See at ProClipUSA

ProClip car mount

Finding a car mount for a big phone like the Nexus 6P is a challenge, but ProClipUSA has the answer with its ProClip car mount. It is specifically designed to fit its proportions, whether you use a case or not, and with many customization options for fit and charging, you're sure to find one that you'll love and join the thousands of satisfied ProClip owners worldwide.

Bottom line: If you want something that's sure to fit the oversized Nexus 6P, and if quality workmanship and customization options are important to you, then you can't go wrong with the ProClip car mount.

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3 weeks ago

Verizon Digital Media Services expands in India with Airtel partnership

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Verizon Digital Media Services is partnering with India's leading carrier Airtel to expand its content delivery network across the country. The deal sees the launch of four points of presence in four cities: Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and New Delhi.

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3 weeks ago

Galaxy Note 5 picks up the July 1 security patch in India

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Samsung has rolled out the July 1 security patch to the Galaxy Note 5 in India. The update (build number N920GUBU2BPG1) weighs in at 85MB and includes the security patch as well as the usual performance improvements.

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3 weeks ago

Niantic explains why it removed the footprints feature from Pokémon Go

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Niantic, the developer behind Pokémon Go, has explained why it made several changes to the game in the latest update. The update removed footprints of nearby pokémon, and limited access to third-party services. Niantic states that both changes were geared toward improving the design and quality of service of the game.

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3 weeks ago

Here are some of the wallpapers from this year's Nexus phones

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We're still awaiting concrete information regarding this year's Nexus phones, but the folks at Android Police have managed to obtain some of the wallpapers that will be debuting on the handsets.

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3 weeks ago

2016 Nexus phones may feature a significantly redesigned launcher

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It looks like Google is set to radically alter the look and feel of the launcher on this year's Nexus phones. The updated launcher was obtained by Android Police, giving us a look at some of the key changes.

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3 weeks ago

Go Time! Episode 3: Blanche, Candela, and Spark

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It's time for Episode 3 of our Pokemon Go podcast!

Valor, Instinct, and Mystic are back again with another episode of Pokémon Go. This week we're talking about our newly uncovered Team Leaders, changed announced at Comic Con, gym sniping, and the delay of the Pokémon Go Plus add-on. We also spent some time debunking rumors surrounding the game.

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3 weeks ago

These are the cars that support Android Auto

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Does my car work with Android Auto? If it's in this list, it does!{.intro}

Android Auto has expanded a great deal since its inception. Its main goal is to use your phone as the brains of the operation, connecting to your vehicle's infotainment display so that your apps work seamlessly. It's grown a bit over the months and years and will now work on its own, without a vehicle display. But in its purest form, it'll work with your car.

Unfortunately, not every vehicle is compatible with Android Auto. But the good news is that the list of vehicles that support Android Auto is growing all the time. This is the official list of supported vehicles, according to Google:

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3 weeks ago

Google Apps' new Android notifications for device activations are better than emails

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Google Apps is rolling out a new feature to Android accounts that sends direct notifications to users when a new device is activated. This additional security feature has been found to be more effective than sending out emails.

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3 weeks ago

Let's talk about LG building the first phone with Android 7.0 Nougat — and what may lie ahead for Nexus

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Nougat

Korean firm says its V20 will be the first new phone to run Nougat out of the box. But what does that mean for Nexus — and for everyone else?

LG this morning dropped quite the news bomb on the Android world, announcing that the V20 — the successor to last year's V10"will be the first device to feature Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box" when it ships this September. That's a pretty big deal for bunch of reasons. That honor usually goes to a new Nexus handset (or more recently, handsets), developed in partnership with one of the major Android device makers. With reliable sources pointing to final, stable builds of Nougat arriving in August, we'll have an unusual situation where a major new Android version drops well in advance of the new Nexus.

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3 weeks ago

Google's Android Security Bulletin for August 2016 is now live!

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Vulnerability patches are being rolled out to AOSP, and OTA updates are on the way shortly.

The August Security Update has been released, complete with a detailed post from Google detailing all of the issues that have been discovered and fixed. This update marks the first whole year of Google's promise to release monthly security-related updates to Android, and it's important to take a look at how few manufacturers have followed the Nexus line into releasing monthly updates to keep your phone secure.

While security may not be the most important smartphone feature for many users, it's usually pretty high on the list when something goes wrong — which is why these updates started in the first place! Here's a look at what you can expect from the August patch.

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3 weeks ago

Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge now receiving July 1 security patch from T-Mobile

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T-Mobile is currently rolling out the July 1 security patches for its versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge.

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