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1 week ago

Google Glass Basecamp opens in London to help you try and buy

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If you fancy trying out Google Glass before making a purchase, it's now possible if you reside in the UK. Google has opened up a Basecamp based in London where you can schedule an appointment to purchase Glass and available accessories.

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1 week ago

Samsung drop tests the Galaxy Note 4 so you don't have to

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Samsung has already shown that the Galaxy Note 4 can withstand a lot of stress, and now the handset manufacturer is touting the device's ability to endure falls and tumbles in a new video.

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1 week ago

EE announces new set-top box for the connected home, streams content to mobile devices

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UK mobile operator EE today announced EE TV, a new set-top box that will connect consumers to over 70 Freeview channels, catch-up and on-demand services, as well as sporting DVR functionality. The 1TB box is a new path for EE to offer a more complete package for families in the UK, and to attract more consumers to the company's broadband packages..

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1 week ago

CyanogenMod 11 M11 begins widespread rollout

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The team at Cyanogen have been steadily rolling out new builds of CyanogenMod over the course of the last four months, with today marking the debut of CyanogenMod 11 M11. The latest build brings bug fixes that were discovered in the nightlies as well as support for a bunch of new devices.

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1 week ago

Galaxy Note Edge announced for Japan, pre-orders now live

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Japanese users looking for an edge can look no further than Samsung's curved display-toting Galaxy Note Edge. At an announcement made at the Galaxy Note Edge World Tour 2014 in Tokyo, Samsung stated that the handset will be available in the country by the end of October through KDDI and NTT Docomo.

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2 weeks ago

You can now preorder feature films on Google Play if you're in the US

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Starting today, those of us in the US can now preorder feature films from Google Play. This will let us reserve certain hit movies before they are released to DVD or digital download. This is all done through Google Play on your computer or Android.

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2 weeks ago

Sony Xperia Z3 + Z3 Compact review

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Xperia Z3

Sony returns with its best high-end smartphone yet — in two sizes

Over the past year, Sony has shown a quiet determination to claw its way to the top of the smartphone food chain. The Japanese electronics giant may be in a sticky financial situation at present, but in 2014 it's fielded some of the most compelling high-end smartphones on the market. At CES this January it was the first big Android player to offer a true flagship smartphone in a smaller form factor with the Xperia Z1 Compact. A few months later it improved on the Z1 in a few important areas with the Xperia Z2, one of the most balanced Android flagships of the year.

Six months later, Sony's back with another fall refresh, and two new smartphones in different form factors. There's the Xperia Z3, the latest iterative update for Sony's Z series, and the Xperia Z3 Compact, which takes the guts of the Z3 and transplants them into a smaller chassis.

Given the similarities between the two, the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact call for a different kind of review, and as such we're going to present a mega-review of sorts, covering all the usual areas, as well as the differences between the two.

Read on to find out how Sony's latest handsets shape up.

Click here to read our full review of the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact!

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2 weeks ago

The best password managers for Android

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Android password managers

With these great options you have no reason to be insecure with your passwords

The number of online accounts we all have nowadays is staggering, and the task of keeping them secure is even harder to wrap your head around. Rather than sticking with the old school "pile of sticky notes" route, there are several great app and service options for keeping all of your passwords safe and private. Going further, they'll even help you create strong passwords that are tough to crack even if they do get into the wrong hands.

These are the best password managers available for Android today, and each one is worth a look if you want to beef up your password security. Read along for the complete list.

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2 weeks ago

Olloclip for Samsung Galaxy S5

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Anyone who's previously been familiar with an iPhone will likely know of Olloclip. Producers of arguably the best clip on lenses for the iPhone and more recently, the iPad, Olloclip has now branched out to Android for the first time with lenses for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4.

It's not hard to understand why they first started with Samsung's two biggest selling Galaxy S phones, the numbers game certainly has to be a factor. We first saw the new lenses at IFA, where they first launched, and we've had a little play around with them to see if they're worth your time.

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2 weeks ago

HTC confirms delay of its own wearable device launch until 2015

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HTC has confirmed previous rumors that it had plans to launch a wearable device this year but then decided to postpone the launch until sometime in 2015.

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2 weeks ago

Facebook could launch an app that won't require people to use their real names

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Facebook may be working on a new stand alone mobile app that will allow its users to interact with others but without using their real names, and that app could be released in a matter of weeks.

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2 weeks ago

Sony Xperia Z3 + Z3 Compact review

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Xperia Z3

Sony returns with its best high-end smartphone yet — in two sizes

Over the past year, Sony has shown a quiet determination to claw its way to the top of the smartphone food chain. The Japanese electronics giant may be in a sticky financial situation at present, but in 2014 it's fielded some of the most compelling high-end smartphones on the market. At CES this January it was the first big Android player to offer a true flagship smartphone in a smaller form factor with the Xperia Z1 Compact. A few months later it improved on the Z1 in a few important areas with the Xperia Z2, one of the most balanced Android flagships of the year.

Six months later, Sony's back with another fall refresh, and two new smartphones in different form factors. There's the Xperia Z3, the latest iterative update for Sony's Z series, and the Xperia Z3 Compact, which takes the guts of the Z3 and transplants them into a smaller chassis.

Given the similarities between the two, the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact call for a different kind of review, and as such we're going to present a mega-review of sorts, covering all the usual areas, as well as the differences between the two.

Read on to find out how Sony's latest handsets shape up.

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2 weeks ago

HTC Desire 612 arriving on Verizon October 9

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Verizon is launching the HTC Desire 612 this Thursday, October 9. The 612 is an entry-level smartphone that supports Verizon's recently-launched XLTE spectrum. The 612 will be available for free with a new two-year contract.

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2 weeks ago

Best hockey apps for Android to kick off NHL season

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Alright hockey fans, the NHL seasons start tomorrow as you well know. You want to make sure you're on top of what's happening, even if you can't be rinkside or plopped on your couch in front of the TV. Luckily there are a ton of great hockey apps for Android that can make sure you're in tune to what's up before, during, and after the latest games.

Let's drop the puck and get started with our top five NHL apps for Android.

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2 weeks ago

Google Hangouts for web now filtering typing sounds rather than muting you

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The noise detection algorithm for voice and video calls in Google Hangouts has been improved so instead of muting you altogether when typing, it will just filter out that noise and keep you on the line.

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