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The MB Chronowing is HP’s luxury answer to wearables

| November 1, 2014
The MB Chronowing is HP’s luxury answer to wearables

By Matthew Benson What does a prestigious fashion designer have in common with Hewlett Packard? Quite a lot it seems, as today saw the announcement of the MB Chronowing, brought about by a partnership between Michael Bastian and HP. The meaty watch is silver plated, water resistant up to 5 ATM (50m – 165ft), comes [...]

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The Kyocera Proteus is a shape shifting flexible smartphone

| November 1, 2014
The Kyocera Proteus is a shape shifting flexible smartphone

By Matthew Benson Despite the amazing progress in display technology in recent years, one thing still remains beyond the mainstream consumer’s grasp: truly flexible screens. Last year Samsung and LG both released high end devices with bendable technology, however in the case of the Galaxy Round it was fixed to the glass, and in the [...]

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New BBM update brings timed messages, message retraction, and much more

| November 1, 2014
New BBM update brings timed messages, message retraction, and much more

By Jimmy Westenberg On most messaging platforms, what happens when you send someone the wrong message? Don’t you hate misspelling words, and not realizing it until after it’s already sent? In an effort to fix these common problems, BlackBerry Messenger is receiving a pretty huge update today, adding some great features that should be standard [...]

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Google Copresence reportedly is an upcoming short-range file transfer service

| October 31, 2014
Google Copresence reportedly is an upcoming short-range file transfer service

By Andrew Grush It seems Google is gearing up for the release of a new communication service dubbed “Copresence” that will reportedly make it easy to share files, pictures and other data with those nearby. This might sound a lot like Android Beam to you at first glance, but the biggest differences are that this [...]

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AT&T offers limited data increase to select plans, Verizon follows suit

| October 31, 2014
AT&T offers limited data increase to select plans, Verizon follows suit

By Andrew Grush In a world where prepaid carriers and T-Mobile’s own uncarrier strategy continue to change up the way we look at smartphones and carrier plans, the big U.S. networks are doing more than ever to attempt to entice new customers or keep old ones from leaving. To that end Sprint announced a new [...]

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Google Play Movies & TV comes to Roku devices

| October 31, 2014
Google Play Movies & TV comes to Roku devices

By Jimmy Westenberg If you’re looking to get more of the Google ecosystem on your Roku, this is your lucky day, because Google Play Movies & TV is coming to the Channel Store. The company just announced that residents of the U.S., U.K., Ireland, and Canada can now use Google’s media streaming service. The app [...]

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Where did Samsung go wrong? What can they do about it?

| October 31, 2014
Where did Samsung go wrong? What can they do about it?

By Andrew Grush There’s been a lot of talk recently about Samsung and its slumping sales, especially as brands like XIaomi continue to beat out the Korean giant in China and other emerging markets. Just yesterday Samsung revealed in an investor’s call that they hope to “fundamentally reform” their product portfolio in order to get [...]

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Yes Virginia, cops can force you to unlock your phone via fingerprint

| October 31, 2014
Yes Virginia, cops can force you to unlock your phone via fingerprint

By Andrew Grush While there are many different opinions when it comes to the security benefits of finger print reading on a smartphone, most admit it is a quick-and-easy way to unlock your phone that is certainly safer than using no form of lockscreen security. Of course, there are some who argue that a PIN [...]

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Sprint will lease you a Samsung Galaxy S5 for $20 a month

| October 31, 2014
Sprint will lease you a Samsung Galaxy S5 for $20 a month

By Andrew Grush Right now Sprint already offers contract-plans, the ability to buy outright and an “easy pay” installment plan, but for those looking for more options — you can now add leasing to the list. Well, at least if you want a Samsung Galaxy S5. Sprint’s new lease program for the S5 or S5 [...]

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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Google Play Weekly

| October 31, 2014
5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Google Play Weekly

By Joe Hindy Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! This week’s headlines are: Microsoft released a couple of free Android apps and an Android Wear app thanks to their Garage initiative. Microsoft also opened up Office 365 cloud and that included some stuff for Android. Also, Office 365 subscribers will now get unlimited cloud storage! [...]

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Samsung’s Android Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 is progressing nicely

| October 31, 2014
Samsung’s Android Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 is progressing nicely

By Rob Triggs Back at the beginning of October we had our first look at Samsung’s implementation of Android Lollipop, complete with its familiar Touchwiz user interface. SamMobile has managed to get its hands on a newer version of Lollipop running on the Galaxy S5, pretty much confirming that an updating is coming to the [...]

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Weekend Mechanic 3D – Indie app of the day

| October 31, 2014
Weekend Mechanic 3D – Indie app of the day

By Joe Hindy What is Weekend Mechanic 3D? Weekend Mechanic 3D is a reference guide that helps you learn about the internal combustion engine of a modern automobile. It features models and narrated tutorials to show and teach you how these parts all work together. It’s free in the Google Play Store with in app [...]

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