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Google News & Weather Android update brings new look, more features

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Google News & Weather for Android received a major update. Version 2.0 of the application features new features and refreshed design.

Users of the stock Android app can now utilize a sleek-looking dark color theme. Read more »

Official BlackBerry video showcases the upcoming Classic

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BlackBerry showcased the soon to be released Classic smartphone in an official hands-on video. The handset is already up for pre-order for $449 and will become available this month.

The short clip gives us a close look at the highly revered old school hardware keyboard and navigation buttons of the handset, as well as its browser and app stores. Read more »

Bluetooth 4.2 will carry new features and improved speed

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Bluetooth Special Interest Group announced version 4.2 of the wireless protocol. Bluetooth 4.2 delivers a number of improvements over its predecessor headed by the ability to connect to the internet.

The new Bluetooth version will be up to 2.5 times faster than past releases thanks to a tenfold packet capacity increase. Read more »

Android 5.0.1 factory images go live on AOSP

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Android 5.0.1 factory images have made their way to the Android Open Source Project database. The new OS build is available to download for the wi-fi versions of HTC Nexus 9, Asus Nexus 7, and Samsung Nexus 10.

As its release number suggests, Android 5.0.1 Lollipop will be a minor update over version 5.0. Read more »

New Gmail feature brings editing office files to your inbox

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Gmail users can now edit office documents straight from their inbox. The button for the new feature is available alongside the options to download a file or save it to Google Drive.

When a user selects the newly available option, Gmail saves the file to Google Drive and automatically converts it to Google’s own office format. Read more »

You can now order an official case alongside the Jolla Tablet

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Jolla has added an official case for its upcoming tablet. Made by the Finnish company Lastu, the flip cover is available to order alongside the Jolla Tablet on Indiegogo for $49.

LastuCase for Jolla Tablet is handmade in Finland using premium natural materials. Read more »

The next generation Google Glass will be powered by Intel

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The successor of the currently available Google Glass will feature Intel internals. The chip maker and the search giant made a deal that will bring Intel’s silicon into the wearable gadget.

Intel will replace Texas Instruments as a hardware supplier of choice into the next generation Google Glass. Read more »

Check out Nexus 6 handling an hour in water like a champ

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Motorola Nexus 6 is listed by its manufacturer as water-resistant, but doesn’t carry an official IP rating. A crafty YouTube user decided to put the credentials of Google’s flagship phablet to the test with rather surprising result.

As it turns out, Nexus 6 can handle full water submersion for an hour without breaking down. Read more »

Microsoft acquires the developer of the popular email client Acompli

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Microsoft acquired the developer of Acompli – a popular email client for iOS and Android. The deal is reportedly worth more than $200 million.

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft plans to merge the high level of functionality of Acompli with its own Outlook platform. Read more »

Motorola Nexus 6 battery life test

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The top-shelf internals of the Motorola Nexus 6 are powered by a beefy 3,220mAh battery. As the first handset to run Android 5.0 Lollipop, we were really curious to put the Pure Google phablet through the paces out battery test.

Curiously, the Nexus 6 features the exact same size battery as its main Android rival, Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Read on to find out how the newcomer’s battery performance stacks up against the Korean offering! Read more »

Pebble gives its duo of smartwatches a major price cut

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Pebble gave both its smartwatch models a major cut for Black Friday. Both the original Pebble and the Pebble Steel are now available with 20% and 25% off their usual retail price in the manufacturer’s official retail store.

The promo brings the price tag of the original Pebble into impulse buy category to $79. Read more »

The latest batch of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 promo videos is too cute to miss

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Samsung just released its most adorable batch of Galaxy Note 4 promo videos to date in an attempt to find “the cutest animal in the Galaxy.” The latest marketing stint by the Korean giant features a trio of rare and adorable animals – a quokka, a river otter, and a blue penguin.

The latest Note 4 promo videos arrive barely a few days after the last batch. Read more »

Original leather and metal bands for Moto 360 are now available

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The original leather and metal replacement bands Moto 360 smartwatch are now available to order in Motorola’s online store. The leather option for the smartwatch is priced at $29.99, while the metal band costs $79.99.

Made from high-quality, hand-treated Horween leather, the cheaper band is available in three different finishes – Black, Cognac, and Stone. Read more »

Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio case is now available to order

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The official Keyboard Folio case for HTC Nexus 9 is now available to order from Google Play n the United States. The search giant’s official online store has the cover in stock, ready to leave the warehouse in 1-2 business days.

As expected, the Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio costs $129. Read more »

HTC Re Camera is getting half of its price cut on Black Friday

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HTC’s recently announced Re Camera will get treated to a 50% discount starting on Black Friday. The sale kicks off exactly at 9pm Pacific Time on November 27.

The promo cuts the $199 price tag of the gadget to only $99. Read more »