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3 days ago

UK operators will invest £5 billion in infrastructure to solve network 'not-spots'

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The UK government has managed to reach an agreement with local operators to work on the issue of nationwide 'not-spots': areas restricting access to basic mobile functions due to weak signal coverage. EE, O2, Three and Vodafone will invest a guaranteed £5 billion to improve mobile infrastructure by 2017 with the aim to provide 90 per cent of the UK with both voice and text coverage.

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3 days ago

Micromax's Yureka unveiled in India: LTE, 64-bit CPU and HD display for under $150

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Micromax unveiled its first smartphone in the Cyanogen OS-powered Yu series, dubbed Yureka, at a media event in New Delhi today. With a price tag of Rs. 8,999 ($142), the device is aimed at the entry-level segment, and will be available for sale exclusively on Amazon India from December 19.

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4 days ago

Fitbit Surge now in stock at REI online store

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After initially being offered up to a select few preorder customers, and then making an appearance on Amazon, it looks like you can officially grab a Fitbit Surge of your own from at least one more store. The Surge appears to be in stock from the outdoor-enthusiast store REI (at least online) for a cool $250.

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4 days ago

Google adds virtual reality to Google Maps Street View

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As a secret feature tucked inside the Google Maps update for Android, Google announced that you can now use Google Cardboard to get a 3D virtual reality view of Street View in the app. To get the feature, you need to launch Street View in Google Maps, double tap the circle with the arrows in the lower right, and then pan around.

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4 days ago

Weekly Photo Contest: Sparkle

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 Sparkle

No matter the situation, our eyes are always drawn to flashy and bright things. That's particularly true this time of year, with holiday decorations in full force throughout December. That's why we're going with the prompt "sparkle" this week, and we're sure there will be no shortage of subject matter for you to shoot in the coming days.

In hopes of brightening up the holidays for the winners, we're picking two pictures this week to each win a Nexus Player!

Entering is easy. Just drop your entry in a forums post at the link below. Tell us what Android you used to get the picture, and any back story you want to add to it. We'll pick a winner Tuesday (December 23) night at 11:59 PM ET, and announce them on the blog with next Wednesday's contest.

Enter this week's photo contest

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4 days ago

Verizon updates Galaxy S5 with VPN, SD card fixes

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If you're currently sporting a Galaxy S5 on Verizon, you can look forward to a small update today. While it certainly isn't any Lollipop, the update does squash a couple of bugs concerning VPN connectivity and SD card errors.

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4 days ago

Announcing the 'Weekly Photo Contest: Sharing' winner!

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We're back to Wednesday already, and that means it's time to announce the winner of the last weekly photo contest. Once again we put ourselves in a tough spot by having just one prize to give away, increasing the competition, but in the end we're happy with our decision. Read along and see our winner this week.

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4 days ago

Fire Phone update focuses on camera, calling and messaging features

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Amazon is rolling out a major update to its Fire Phone smartphone. The update is hitting both the AT&T model as well as the unlocked GSM edition. Amazon promises an improved camera experience, support for more keyboard languages, call blocking, custom ringtones, and improved battery life among the improvements featured in this update.

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4 days ago

10 things to know about the Motorola Droid Turbo

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Motorola Droid Turbo

Get to know the ins and outs of this year's flagship Droid phone

The Droid line on Verizon is synonymous with power, features, and hyped-up branding — and the latest flagship in the line, the Droid Turbo from Motorola, is no exception. Like a Moto X with every spec bump imaginable, the Droid Turbo has a higher resolution screen, faster processor, more RAM, a bigger camera, gigantic battery, wireless charging, more storage and a Kevlar casing. It's also a poster device for Verizon throughout the year, getting the big money in terms of advertising and marketing.

So it's no surprise that it's a popular device in terms of sales and also mind share, with most everyone interested in smartphones in the U.S. aware of the Droid Turbo as a leading device. While you may have heard the name and seen the commercials, you should probably know a bit more about the phone itself if you're considering buying it — whether it's for a gift or to indulge on your own. Here are our top 10 things we think you should know about the Motorola Droid Turbo.

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4 days ago

Drone-recorded video shows off Moto X's 4K capabilities

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Motorola is showcasing the Moto X's camera capabilities in a new video. Using a drone, Motorola mounted the 2014 Moto X onto the flying aircraft to capture stunning UHD 4K imagery of the San Francisco Bay using the Moto X's rear-facing camera.

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4 days ago

Badland celebrates 20 million players with new 'Daydream' level pack

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Badland, the dark and moody hit game from developer Frogmind, is celebrating hitting 20 million players today with the release of the "Daydream" level pack. Included in the pack are 10 new levels, 30 new missions, and 5 new achievements. As an added holiday bonus, you can pick up the new pack at a discount for a limited time.

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4 days ago

Google Cloud Print refresh adds Material Design

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Google has refreshed its Cloud Print app on Android. The update for Android smartphones and tablets brings a new icon along with a dose of Material Design. Additionally, Google says that the refresh also brings an updated help and feedback section along with bugfixes.

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4 days ago

Motorola deal takes Moto X 2014 down to $50 on Verizon

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If you're looking for a sweet deal on the 2014 Moto X for Verizon Wireless, Motorola is now offering the phone for $49.99 with a two-year contract. According to Motorola, the deal is good through December 31. For those who prefer not to sign a contract, you can buy a Moto X and save $50 off of the $499.99 price, or pack in some accessories and save $100 off of a $500 or more purchase.

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4 days ago

Inbox update lets you reply to emails from your wrist

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Google has updated its Inbox app to bring a better experience to owners of Android tablets and Android Wear-powered smartwatches. With the update, Inbox users will be able to see messages, mark them as done, and even reply to their emails from their wrist without needing to consult their phones.

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4 days ago

Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War invades Android

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Gameloft has released Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War for Android. The World War II-themed third person shooter was first announced in June 2013, and its release date was finally announced just a couple of weeks ago.

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