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2 years ago

Saygus extends V2 pre-order window until February 7

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Saygus has announced that it is extending the pre-order window of the V2 until 11:59 PM MST February 7 (1:59 AM Friday 8 EST). The manufacturer says that it has received orders from over 43 countries thus far for the device.

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2 years ago

BT confirms acquisition of EE for £12.5 billion

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BT today announced that the company had agreed definitive terms to acquire UK mobile operator EE, the largest mobile network in the country, for £12.5 billion ($19 billion). Talks between the two parties have been well under way since late last year. A combination of cash and new ordinary shares will enable BT to make the purchase, absorbing 31 million subscribers in the UK.

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2 years ago

Stable version of VLC launches on Google Play, beta client spun off as separate app

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VLC media player received a host of fixes in its last update, but the app itself was still classified as a beta. VideoLAN, the makers of the popular media player, have today announced the launch of the first stable client for VLC (v1.0.1) on Android. The beta version is also available for users to test out as a separate app.

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2 years ago

Samsung to offer the Gear VR at Best Buy retail stores from February 8

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After making its way to Best Buy's website, the Gear VR is headed to the retailer's brick and mortar stores. That's according to SamMobile, which states that Samsung will be making the VR headset available across 100 Best Buy locations in the U.S.

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2 years ago

Twitter CEO takes stance against abuse, vows to eliminate trolls from the platform

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In an internal memo sent out to employees, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo acknowledged the platform's ongoing problems with harassment and abuse as well as its inability to combat trolls. Costolo admitted that this behavior was a key factor in driving away core users from the platform, and that he would be taking an aggressive stance against trolls on Twitter.

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2 years ago

Google and Twitter reportedly pen deal to show tweets in search results

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According to a new report, Google and Twitter have struck a deal that would provide would enable the search giant to populate search results for tweets the moment they are published.

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2 years ago

Google search now directly links social media profiles for musicians and companies

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Connecting with your favorite musicians and companies just got a tad easier. Google has introduced a new feature in Search today that displays social media profiles right alongside information for companies and musicians.

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2 years ago

Sprint Galaxy S5 tipped to score Android 5.0 Lollipop starting tomorrow, Feb. 5 [Update: Rollout underway]

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Update: We've received tips from users stating that the Lollipop update is now rolling out. If you're rocking a Galaxy S5 on Sprint, head to your device's settings to see if an update is available.

Original story: It looks like folks on Sprint may actually nab two Android 5.0 Lollipop updates tomorrow. According to a FAQ posted by Samsung, the Sprint Galaxy S5 is set to pick up some Lollipop love starting tomorrow, February 5.

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2 years ago

Google Play Music gets more Material Design tweaks in latest update

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Google Play Music scored an update today, but don't get too excited, as it's a relatively minor one. Most of what's new are slight design tweaks that bring it up to speed with Material Design and away from its previous look.

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2 years ago

theScore launches new eSports app with live coverage and breaking news

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If you're a hardcore into eSports, following the scene just got a whole lot easier. TheScore just unveiled a new app for Android, fittingly called "theScore eSports," that aims to serve up all the eSports coverage you could possibly desire.

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2 years ago

The developers behind Kim Kardashian: Hollywood are making a Katy Perry game

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Hot off her Super Bowl XLIX halftime show performance, singer-songwriter-ascendent-pop-queen Katy Perry is poised to get her very own mobile game. The as-of-yet untitled game is being developed by Glu Mobile, the same company that inflicted Kim Kardashian: Hollywood on the world.

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2 years ago

iPhone and iPad app company Launchpad Toys has been bought by Google

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San Francisco-based company Launchpad Toys, which had previously made apps exclusively for iOS devices, announced today they are being acquired by Google. No financial details of the deal were disclosed.

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2 years ago

How to find the apps you're looking for in Google Play

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Search me

Great apps are easy to find — if you know how to look

Google Play has more than 1.43 million apps in its app section, and while bigger numbers are great for bragging rights, finding the apps you actually want in that haystack can get a little daunting. On one hand, it's a good problem to have plenty of apps for your Android. On the other hand, sometimes too much of a good thing can be, well, too much. How do you find the apps that you actually want or need on your phone?

There are a few resources out there to help, and the first of them looks very, very familiar ...

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2 years ago

Weekly Photo Contest: Construction

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 Construction

Residential and commercial expansion just keeps moving along, and whether you're in a dense city or a suburb you'll undoubtedly see new structures and renovations taking place. We want you to try and capture the idea of "construction" best you can for this week's contest, and we're looking forward to seeing what you can show off.

We'll be picking out three winners this week, with each taking home an Android Mini Figurine!

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 (February 10) 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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2 years ago

Under Armour buying Endomondo and MyFitnessPal

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Endomondo app

Sports apparel company Under Armour has announced plans to acquire two leading fitness-themed apps: Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The two deals, which are scheduled to close before the end of the first quarter of 2015, will cost Under Armour a total of $560 million, with $475 million to acquire MyFitnessPal, and another $85 million for Endomondo.

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