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2 weeks ago

MediaTek wants to bring 10-core processors to smartphones in late 2015

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MediaTek wants to challenge companies like Qualcomm on the high-end with the announcement of the 10-core Helio X20.

The new 10-core processor from MediaTek has been designed so that the cores are arranged in three groups, or "clusters," which the company claims will allow the Helio X20 to handle different tasks more efficiently.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung releases SDK for next-generation Gear smartwatch to pre-registered developers

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Samsung is now sending the SDK for their next-generation Gear smartwatch to developers who signed up to receive access.

Developers who registered to receive Samsung's new Gear SDK are now able to download the development materials to get started on their apps. The SDK contains everything a developer will need, including an install manager, development assisting tools, sample apps, and platform images.

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2 weeks ago

Sonos beta brings PLAY:1 enhancements, new streaming tools for partners, and more

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Sonos plans to roll out Sonos 5.4 during the summer, but Android users can get in on the beta now to check out all the new features.

The next big update from the team at Sonos will be version 5.4, which is set to bring sound enhancements to the PLAY:1 speaker, improvements to the tools for streaming partners, and an easier home theater set-up. While most other speaker companies want you to upgrade to the latest speaker model to get the best performance, the Sonos team wants to make sure anyone with their speakers gets the best at all times.

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2 weeks ago

Verizon to acquire AOL for $4.4 billion

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Verizon has announced that it will acquire AOL for $4.4 billion, with the deal expected to bolster the carrier's advertising efforts in the mobile video segment.

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2 weeks ago

How to change the LG G4's lock screen app shortcuts

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It's relatively easy to change the G4's lock screen app shortcuts — but Smart Lock can throw a wrench into the works.

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2 weeks ago

Yu takes on Xiaomi and Lenovo in India with metal-bodied Yuphoria

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Micromax's wholly-owned subsidiary Yu Televentures launched its second handset — the Yuphoria — in India for ₹6,999 ($108), with the device going on sale from May 28.

During the launch event, Micromax revealed that the Yu Yuphoria was designed entirely in India, and that the device will be assembled in the country in the future (initial units will come from China). The highlight of the Yuphoria is a metal frame running along the sides of the phone, which is a first in this segment.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung's decision to remove its logo from the Galaxy S6 isn't making a difference in Japan

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The latest numbers from Japanese market statistics firm BCN show that Samsung's decision to remove its branding from the Galaxy S6 in the country is not yielding any results.

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2 weeks ago

Colby Brown returns in latest LG G4 video with some handy photography tricks

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LG continues to highlight the imaging prowess of the LG G4. With the 8MP front-facing selfie machine already highlighted before, it's the main 16MP shooter that's the focus in this latest video.

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2 weeks ago

Google's self-driving cars have been involved in 11 'minor' accidents in the last 6 years

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In a blog post today, Google's Chris Urmson said that the company's self-driving cars have been involved in 11 "minor" accidents in the last 6 years.

Chris Urmson, the director of Google's self-driving car program, took to a blog post today to talk about how the company is approaching safety with its autonomous vehicles. Urmson notes that, so far, Google's self-driving cars have been involved in 11 "minor" accidents, none of which were caused by Google's vehicles themselves.

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2 weeks ago

2013 Moto X Lollipop update is in testing with rollout planned 'in a few weeks'

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Motorola's David Schuster took to Google Plus today to confirm that the Lollipop update for the 2013 Moto X is currently in testing and should see a wider rollout "in a few weeks."

If you're still holding on to that 2013 Moto X and eagerly awaiting your Lollipop update, you shouldn't have too much longer to wait. In a Google Plus post earlier today, Motorola's Senior Director of Software Product Management, David Schuster, confirmed that the update is currently being tested, with a full deployment due "in a few weeks."

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2 weeks ago

Nexus 9 Wifi Android 5.1.1 factory image and OTA file now available

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If you're tired of waiting for the Android 5.1.1 OTA to hit your Nexus 9, update manually.

We're a handful of days removed from the announcement that the Android 5.1.1 OTA is now headed to Nexus 9s, but considering that the rollout takes some time it's worth mentioning that the necessary files for a manual update are now available.

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2 weeks ago

Swype snags two-word phrase prediction, more in latest update

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Popular third-party keyboard Swype has been updated today with two-word phrase prediction, easier number entry, and more.

If you use Swype as your third-party keyboard of choice, you'll be happy to know that it has snagged a couple of improvements to its prediction capabilities today. Swype will now be able to predict two-word phrases, as well as serve up number suggestions for times and dollar amounts if you tap keys with numbers as secondary characters.

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2 weeks ago

Fingers on with the Neo Smartpen N2

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Neo Smartpen N2

NeoLAB has an Android-friendly pen that lets you bring your physical notes into the digital world.

The line between digital and physical gets blurrier every day, but for some folks you can't get rid of either. Taking notes is a perfect example — even though Google has an amazing new handwriting recognition keyboard, for some folks there's no replacement for a real pen and a pad of paper. The Neo Smartpen N2 gives you both by providing a physical pen that can record strokes. While this is not a new concept, the ability to sync with your phone and the app that processes everything is one of the better experiences out there today.

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2 weeks ago

Humble Mobile Bundle 12 adds more games to the 'pay what you want' sale

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Android gamers can now get some more games in the Humble Mobile Bundle 12 under the "pay what you want" model from now until Monday, May 18.

The Humble Bundle team has added even more Android games to its latest Humble Mobile Bundle 12, which will allow users to get up to eight games for very little money.

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2 weeks ago

Submit feedback on your browsing experience with Google's latest Chrome extension

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Google has released a new Chrome extension today that allows you to easily submit feedback about the popular browser.

Eager to give some feedback on Chrome for desktop while you're browsing away? Google has released a new extension for just that purpose called "Chrome User Experience Surveys."

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