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Google makes it easier for you to see all the devices connected to your account

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After adding functionality to its search client yesterday, Google is rolling out a new security-oriented feature that lets you see all the devices connected to your account. The Devices and Activities tab, which is accessible via your account's security settings, gives an overview of all the gadgets you're currently logged into with your Google account.

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Amazon expands its PickUp service to include over 10,000 Post Offices in the UK

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Amazon has announced that its PickUp service has expanded to include more than 10,000 Post Offices across the UK, boosting the number of supported locations to over 16,000. Rather than relying on couriers, customers can opt for Royal Mail's Local Collect to have their packages delivered to a nearby location where they can conveniently pick up the order without hassle.

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1 day ago

Media Browser for Android updated with Connect support

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The Media Browser team have announced an update for Android that brings the same features offered by the recent Windows Phone build. This latest release introduces support for Media Browser Connect, offering easier access to home servers without having to mess around with IP addresses. Not only is it now more convenient to access owned servers, but the team have also made it so server owners can easily share access with others.

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1 day ago

Sony looking to trim smartphone lineup in a bid to return to profits

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With a projected loss of $2.1 billion for the financial year, Sony is facing a struggle in the smartphone segment. In its bid to return to profitability, the manufacturer has stated that it will undertake a reduction in its smartphone and TV lineups over the coming years. Sony will instead focus its attention on the imaging segment – where its sensors are used in a plethora of high-end devices like the Galaxy Note 4 – to turn an overall profit over the next three years.

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Samsung's metal-clad Galaxy A5 is now available in China

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Samsung has commenced selling the Galaxy A5 in China. Consumers in the region will be able to pick up the new smartphone from Samsung's official store for 2,599 CNY (around $420). The manufacturer announced the new Galaxy A5 alongside the A3 back in October, offering new metal unibody experiences aimed at a younger audience.

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1 day ago

Panasonic's insane cameraphone with 1-inch sensor launching in the UK on December 1

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Remember the "connected camera" that Panasonic showed off earlier this year? The vendor is looking to start offering the device in limited quantities in the UK from December 1, with "high demand" quoted as the main reason for bringing the DMC-CM1 to the country following a launch in France and Germany.

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2 days ago

Give Best Buy your old tablet and save $100 on a Nexus 9

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If you're looking to upgrade to a new Nexus 9 tablet from Google, Best Buy is looking to sweeten the deal for you. From now until November 29, if you trade in any working tablet that may be collecting dust around the house, you'll get at least a $50 gift card for that tablet plus a $50 coupon to knock down the price of the Nexus 9. There are some restrictions to the deal, mainly that Barnes & Noble's Nook tablet and e-readers do not qualify.

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2 days ago

Qualcomm brings the future to developers with Snapdragon 810 reference phone, tablet

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Qualcomm has just released its Mobile Development Platform smartphone and tablet designs, both of which contain the company's next generation chipsets to highlight the power of the 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, it's Adreno 430 GPU, and the Hexagon V56 digital signal processor. This means that qualified developers will be able to get Qualcomm's next-generation chipsets to build apps and test their products today, though it won't be cheap. The reference smartphone design will cost $799 and the powerful tablet will set developers back $999, far in excess of Google's $649 for a Nexus 6 and $399 for a Nexus 9 with today's components.

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2 days ago

Google takes over Times Square with biggest Android advertisement yet

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Google Times Square

Google has taken over the largest digital screen in North America. You can see it right now in Times Square. The screen is more than 25,000 square feet in size. It is eight stories tall and takes up the whole length from 45th to 46th Street. Want to see it in action? We go eyes-on with the giant billboard. Take a look.

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2 days ago

Twitter's new search API closed to third-party apps

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Remember that fancy new feature that allows you to search every tweet ever posted that Twitter announced last week? Well if you're one of the many users of third-party Twitter apps, prepare to be disappointed: Twitter's new search API won't be open to third-party clients, much to the frustration of developers.

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2 days ago

Here are the Galaxy Note 4 S-View Flip Cover contest winners!

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We asked for your favorite Galaxy Note 4 features for a chance to win one of two S-View Flip Covers, and now we have both winners picked out. We had well over 300 comments, but in the end it had to come down to two — see who won after the break.

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2 days ago

Google delivers reviews, in-store availability for product searches

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Google has rolled out a new feature in Google search to bring you more product information at a glance. In time for the holiday shopping season and Black Friday, when you search for a product, you'll find 360-degree views, detailed product information, and in-store availability. The feature is starting to roll out to smartphone and tablet owners this week.

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2 days ago

The latest Humble Mobile Bundle for Android centers on Crescent Moon Games

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The latest Humble Mobile Bundle collection offers up a bunch of Android games under the "pay what you want" model. However, this one has a couple of extra wrinkles. One is that it centers on titles published by Crescent Moon Games. The other is that even more games will be added to the bundle when it reaches certain monetary goals.

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2 days ago

T-Mobile agrees to display correct speed test results for throttled customers

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T-Mobile took a big step forward today in the realm of transparency over customer data allotments and throttling. A statement released by the FCC indicates that T-Mobile will begin providing a link to a speed test that will provide accurate results for users who have already been throttled for the month, rather than displaying potential network speeds as it currently does. In addition, the magenta carrier said it would be clearer about data throttling in its text alerts once users have gone over their high speed data cap for the month.

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2 days ago

Moto 360 now available with slim 18 mm silver and gold bands from Motorola

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As promised earlier this month, Motorola is now selling versions of its Android Wear-based Moto 360 smartwatch with slim 18 mm bands in silver and gold colors.

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