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5 days ago

LG Watch Urbane video highlights the classic design of the smartwatch

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LG rolled out its first video for the Watch Urbane, the manufacturer's latest smartwatch. The all-metal watch which will be available in gold and silver trims, with LG stating that the Watch Urbane is the closest we'll come to seeing an analog watch face on an Android Wear-powered smartwatch.

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5 days ago

HTC teaser points to more powerful BoomSound speakers on the One M9

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HTC's latest teaser for the upcoming One M9 suggests that we may see a more powerful BoomSound stereo speaker configuration on the device. The Taiwanese manufacturer teased a video on Twitter with the tagline "Get your hands on bigger boom", followed by a reveal date of March 1, which is when the One M9 is set to officially debut.

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5 days ago

Google confirms a Chromebook Pixel refresh is coming soon

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According to a YouTube video that Google posted, then subsequently pulled earlier today, the company is pretty close to releasing a follow-up to the Chromebook Pixel, a high-end Chromebook the company released all the way back in 2013 for a hefty (at least by Chromebook standards) $1300.

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5 days ago

Sprint gets in on the 'six appeal' with Galaxy S6 teaser

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Not to be outdone by AT&T and T-Mobile, Sprint has gotten in on the Galaxy S6 teasing action today, too. The carrier in yellow has published an email sign-up page featuring a side view of the device and the words "Six Appeal."

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5 days ago

Verizon rolls out minor bug-fixing update to the Droid Turbo

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Verizon is pushing out a small update to its Droid Turbo today. Unfortunately, there's no Android 5.0 Lollipop here; just some bug fixes for call volume, the email application, and the Droid Command Center widget.

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5 days ago

Nexus 6 now available from Amazon

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While your options for snagging an unlocked Nexus 6 have been limited mostly to Google Play and Motorola until now, you can go ahead an add Amazon to that list. The retailer is now selling the device directly, as opposed to previous listings from third-parties on the site.

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5 days ago

Second-gen Moto E rumored for Verizon LTE

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Motorola's next-generation version of its budget-priced Moto E smartphone may have been leaked. An image that allegedly shows the back side of the phone has found its way to the Internet, and it also has a Verizon Wireless logo.

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5 days ago

Aukey's official Quick Charger on sale for $15

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If you're looking for a spare quick-charger, go ahead and pull the trigger on this wall charger from Aukey, currently on sale at Amazon for just $15.

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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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