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3 days ago

Incipio DualPRO Hard Shell Case with Silicone Core for the Droid Turbo

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No smartphone is invincible, even one rocking carbon fiber like the Droid Turbo.

Cases for your phone are one of those things you either go the bare minimum to keep things as thin as possible or you go all out to make sure your hardware can survive anything. For those interested in the latter for your Droid Turbo, Incipio's DualPRO line has you covered. It's a two-stage case, meaning a squishy silicone on the inside with a hard plastic shell on the outside. These pieces are put on one later at a time, with the end result being a shock absorbent squishy later combined with an impact repellent exterior.

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3 days ago

Archos to offer tablets and Chromebooks to middle and high-school students in France

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Archos has decided to help a new education effort in France with a selection of Android tablets and Chromebooks that it will offer to schools in its native country at special prices. This new program is designed to be a part of France's "Grand Digital for Schools Project" which is aiming to give 50,000 tablets and notebooks to middle and high-school students in 2015 and over a million such devices to students in 2016.

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3 days ago

Google to expand Inbox to select Google Apps customers in March

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Google will soon roll out invites for their Inbox email app to some Google Apps customers. First launched in October 2014, Inbox is Google's new take on email management. The roll out begins in March, with Google choosing a select few companies for the early adopter program at first, wanting to work with each business closely.

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3 days ago

Google buys Softcard tech, Google Wallet to be preinstalled on more devices

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Google Wallet

Google has just announced that it has acquired "technology and intellectual property" from the online payments company Softcard. It has also revealed that its Google Wallet app will soon be pre-installed on Android devices sold by AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. The specific financial terms of these deals were not disclosed. Rumors about the Softcard acquisition were first reported in January.

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3 days ago

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime coming to Verizon on Feb. 26

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Verizon Wireless will start selling the entry-level Samsung Galaxy Core Prime smartphone on Thursday, Feb. 26. The device, which was first announced in India just last week, will be priced at $29.99 from Verizon with a two-year contract, or for $8 a month for Verizon Edge customers.

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3 days ago

Marvel Mighty Heroes will soon bring superhero co-op fighting action to Android

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Fans of Marvel's superheroes will soon have yet another mobile game to check out that pits their biggest characters against one another. Today, DeNA and Marvel Entertainment revealed that Marvel Mighty Heroes is coming soon to Android devices on the Google Play Store. The free-to-play brawler will feature online co-op for up to four players in a game that has a cartoon-theme art style.

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3 days ago

How to use Google Maps Street View on your phone or tablet

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Google Maps Street View

Sometimes you need to get up close and personal with your maps — Street View has you covered.

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While most people have played around with Street View for some fun exploring on the web, the full suite of Street View imagery is also available on your phone or tablet in the Google Maps app. Of course viewing Street View on a smaller screen isn't ideal, but it's quite amazing to have so much power in the palm of your hand — and the additional sensors available in your phone and tablet offer at least one feature you can't get on your desktop. Let's explore what Street View is all about.

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3 days ago

Toyota won't be using Android Auto in its US vehicles, favors its own system

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Toyota has confirmed that it will not be adopting Google's Android Auto system inside its U.S. vehicles. The automobile maker will instead stick with its own Entune system for its in-car technology plans.

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3 days ago

Google launches new YouTube app for kids

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YouTube (and the internet in general) can be quite the daunting place for parents to have their kids roaming free on. Google has released a new YouTube app, specifically developed for younger audiences. It's a new portal for parents to have their children learn about various topics and discover exciting resources.

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3 days ago

Next-generation Pebble smartwatch with color screen found on company's servers

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This might just be what the next-generation Pebble smartwatch will look like. The render of the smartwatch was found on the company's servers, hidden away with its wider design and color screen. Pebble is expected to officially announce the device Tuesday, February 24, at 10 am Eastern time, which is when the current countdown on their website reaches "zero".

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3 days ago

SIM card manufacturer Gemalto says its products are secure following NSA hack

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Digital security vendor Gemalto has announced that its products are "secure" following a report last week stating that the NSA and its UK counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), hacked into the vendor's SIM cards.

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3 days ago

16GB OnePlus One variant launched in India for Rs. 18,999

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After the launch of the 64GB OnePlus One in India late last year, it is now time for the 16GB storage variant to make its debut. The 16GB edition, which will be available in Silk White, is set to go on sale in India from February 24 for Rs. 18,999 ($305).

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4 days ago

T-Mobile, AT&T tease 'edge'-like Galaxy S6 phones

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A pre-release e-mail signup page usually is only good for spam. But T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S6 pre-release page give us perhaps our clearest look at the next big thing.

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4 days ago

LG announces its new mid-range phones ahead of MWC

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Continuing its modus operandi of announcing ahead of time what it's going to show off at Mobile World Congress, LG has unveiled the mid-range Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy.

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4 days ago

Weekly poll results: do you have a quick-charging phone?

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Quick charging is indeed something a fair number of us have.

This week's poll may seem a bit simpler than most, and the same holds true for its results, which show that a majority of the responding users — what 4,500 of you responded this week — said that you did have a quick-charging phone. This comes as a small surprise to us, as relatively few phones in the last few months have come with it, however, many of the phones packing it are quite popular devices like the 2014 Motorola Moto X and the HTC One M8. Quick-charging has especially been promoted on phones with larger batteries like the Motorola Droid Turbo and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

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