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3 days ago

Pebble introduces Pebble 2, Time 2 and Pebble Core

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Pebble has just announced its third, and what the company is calling its best, Kickstarter campaign. This time around, Pebble is offering up the Pebble 2, Time 2 and Pebble Core. The Pebble 2 goes back towards the design of the original Pebble, but adds heart rate monitoring this time around. The Time 2 once again features a color display, and keeps the design of the Pebble Time, but now the battery is said to last 10 days. Pebble is only offering a steel version of the Time 2.

The all-new piece here is the Pebble Core, which can be used for a variety of purposes. Pebble is offering a Pebble Core for Runners and a Pebble Core for Hackers. The running one clips on to your running gear, letting you leave your phone at home. You can listen to music and more without needing to lug around anything else. The hackers version is a keychain computer that "becomes your magic button for anything."

All of these are now available to be backed on Kickstarter. Pricing for the Pebble Core starts at $69 on Kickstarter, and it will retail for $99. The Pebble 2 is available on Kickstarter for $99, with its retail price being $129, and the Time 2 can be yours for $169 ahead of its $199 retail pricing. Shipments look to begin as early as September 2016 for select units, or as late as January 2017 for others.

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3 days ago

LG G5's 'Friends' now available directly from LG

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LG has announced that its company website, LG.com, is now selling its selection of 'Friends' companion devices for the recently launched LG G5 smartphone.

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3 days ago

Wells Fargo plans to launch new digital wallet this summer

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Wells Fargo has announced the U.S. bank will be releasing a wallet for Android later this summer. This addition to the official mobile banking app will transform the experience into a complete payment solution. It's hoped the introduction of a wallet will help make the app more convenient to use for customers, allowing them to check accounts, perform banking tasks and make payments all from within the single mobile offering.

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3 days ago

French authorities raid Google offices in Paris over tax fraud allegations

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Google is in a spot of bother in France after the company offices were raided by French authorities as part of the ongoing tax fraud investigation, as reported by the BBC. The company is accused of owing the French government €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion) in unpaid taxes. Corporations have come under increasing amounts of scrutiny after the highly controversial deal Google made with the UK.

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3 days ago

Smartphone Projector 2.0 is cute, but not exactly functional

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The nicest-looking cardboard box projector money can buy, but not much else.

Ever wander through a store and see something on a shelf that you know can't possibly be as cool as it looks, but you buy it anyway because you just have to know? That was me this weekend in my local Books-A-Million, a store that has slowly transformed over the last five years from a decent bookstore to a decent toy store that also sells books sometimes. As I wandered up the main path through the center of the store, having just retrieved the last copy of Neil Stephenson's Seveneves — which you should absolutely read, by the way — three odd little boxes caught my eye. They all said Smartphone Projector 2.0 on the side, and claimed you could put your phone in the box and have a little theater powered by your phone.

Here's what you get in this weird little box, and how well it works.

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3 days ago

Password-free logins are coming to an Android phone near you this year

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Google showed off password-free logins last year as part of Project Abacus, and it now looks like the feature will see wider availability this year. Project Abacus monitors a combination of signals in real-time to verify your authenticity, including typing and voice patterns, current location, facial recognition, and more. This "Trust Score" is used to determine if you are who you say who are.

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3 days ago

Philips Hue white ambiance bulbs are now available to light up your home

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The new Philips Hue white ambiance bulbs are now ready to order, enabling owners to add every shade of white to their home lighting setup. From cold daylight to warm white light, these new bulbs can be configured for different mood settings depending on the time of day, and is believed to even aid in having a good night's rest.

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3 days ago

AT&T will extend its buy one, get one free offer to the Galaxy S7 active

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AT&T has expanded its buy one, get one free promotion to include the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and the carrier will extend the deal to the Galaxy S7 active once it becomes available. The terms and conditions of the BOGO deal for the Galaxy S7 mention the S7 active as being eligible for the promotion.

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3 days ago

Telus Galaxy Note 4 now receiving Marshmallow update

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Telus is rolling out the Marshmallow update to the Galaxy Note 4. The OTA is now available, coming in at 1GB.

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4 days ago

Netflix will exclusively stream Disney movies in the U.S., shows off impressive summer lineup

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Netflix has announced that it will be the exclusive streaming service for Disney movies — including Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar films — on the U.S. pay TV circuit. Netflix signed the agreement with Disney in 2012, and the deal is set to go into effect from September. The move keeps Disney's latest hits from streaming on rival services, as well as subscription networks during the first-run window.

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4 days ago

Moto G4 Plus performance and camera highlighted in new ads

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The latest Moto G4 Plus adverts show off key features of the phone, including the Snapdragon 617 SoC, the 16MP camera with PDAF, laser autofocus, and an f/2.0 lens. The phone's camera app lets you tap to focus on a subject, and you can quickly control the exposure with a slider.

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4 days ago

Duolingo founder Luis von Ahn on next goals and newfound love for India

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Luis von Ahn is a Guatemalan entrepreneur and an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He founded reCAPTCHA, which was sold to Google in 2009, and then co-founded Duolingo, world's largest language-learning online platform.

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4 days ago

You can now buy Vizio's Google Cast-enabled 4K HDR TVs

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Vizio announced the 2016 refresh of its affordable M-Series TVs last month, offering built-in Google Cast support and High Dynamic Range. The TVs are now up for sale at Vizio's website, starting with a 50-inch 4K model that's available for $849.

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4 days ago

Google may start trialling Project Loon in India

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Google has tried — and failed — to get regulatory signoff to conduct trials of its Project Loon initiative in India, but it looks like that's about to change. The government's communications and IT ministry is said to be in talks with Google over a Loon pilot, which will last for four days.

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4 days ago

T-Mobile rolls out security update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

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T-Mobile is rolling out a security update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Both phones picked up the May security patch in an update rolled out earlier this month, and the changelog for today's OTA lists a "Google Security update" as the major addition.

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