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The successor of Flappy Bird will be named Swing Copters

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The ultra-popular time-wasting phenomenon Flappy Bird will soon have a successor. The upcoming title by Dong Nguyen will be named Swing Copters.

Swing Copters will feature similar gameplay as Flappy Bird, except it will reportedly be even more difficult. Read more »

LG reportedly set to reveal its next smartwatch next month

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According to a report in The Korea Times, LG is set to release its next generation smartwatch in September, with IFA in Berlin as the likely destination. The successor of the LG G Watch will allegedly be a “serious game changer.”

Tentatively named LG G Watch 2, the yet to be announced Android Wear gadget is rumored to be a bona fide premium product with Qualcomm silicon on board. Read more »

Leaked Best Buy listing reveals Moto 360 smartwatch price tag, specs

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It appears that the price tag of the soon to be released Moto 360 smartwatch got revealed prematurely. A leaked Best Buy product listing shows that the hotly anticipated gadget will cost $249.99 when it hits the shelves.

Unsurprisingly, the listing shows the Moto 360 as “coming soon.” Read more »

Google outs a quartet of Android Wear commercials

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Google released four dedicated Android Wear ads. The commercials feature the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, and the soon to be announced Moto 360.

The ads are centered on the ability of Android Wear to display relevant information to the user “at a glance.” Read more »

You can order 3D-printed Infinity Blade III figurines straight from the game

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Dedicated fans of Infinity Blade III will surely appreciate this bit of news. Players of the popular iOS title can now design and order 3D-printed figurines of its characters straight from the game.

In order to take in-app purchasing to the next level, the game developers from Chair Entertainment partnered up with the software development company Sandboxr. Read more »

The latest Samsung Galaxy S5 marketing stunt highlights Ultra Power Saving Mode

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Samsung’s latest Galaxy S5 marketing stint in the United States is once again focused on the handset’s Ultra Power Saving Mode. The move appears to be an extension to the recent Galaxy S5 TV ad, which labeled iPhone users as wall huggers.

The campaign involves placing stickers around power outlets on three major airports in the United States, which carry the following message: Read more »

Xiaomi Mi Band fitness tracker will hit the shelves this month

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Details on the availability of Xiaomi’s recently announced Mi Band fitness tracker became available. The cheap and stylish accessory will hit the shelves in China next week, on August 18.

As expected, the Xiaomi Mi Band will be priced at CNY 79 ($13). Read more »

HTC Zoe beta is coming to all Android devices this week

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HTC will make a beta version of the Zoe camera app available to all Android devices later this week. Re/code broke the news, which was subsequently confirmed by Drew Bamford – head of the HTC user interface team.

HTC Creative Labs is the group behind the project. Read more »

Cortana might be included in the final release of Windows 9

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The Siri-dominating Cortana might be included in the final release of Windows 9. Microsoft’s virtual assistant has so far received a good deal of praise for its performance on Windows Phone 8.1.

According to a report from Neowin, Cortana has been upgraded from an engineering build to a more stable release cycle in the early builds of Windows 9. Read more »

Sony Underwater Apps for Xperia smartphones go live

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Sony Mobile released six apps that showcase the water resistance of its flagship Xperia smartphones. Sony Underwater Apps is currently available in the United States for Xperia Z1s and Xperia Z.

The apps, which look undeniably fun and goofy, utilize a great deal of clever engineering to work. Read more »

Security-heavy Blackphone gets rooted in five minutes

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This must be really awkward for the party involved. The security-heavy, Android KitKat-toting Blackphone handset got rooted in five minutes at the BlackHat security conference.

To make matters even more interesting, the abovementioned feat was achieved without the need to unlock the Blackphone’s bootloader. Read more »

Oppo outs ColorOS V2.0.0i Beta for Find 5

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The Chinese designer and manufacturer of high-end smartphones Oppo released a new ColorOS Beta for the Find 5. Version V2.0.0i brings a host of improvements to the company’s 2012 flagship, though there’s no official word on which Android version it is based on.

Color V2.0.0i Beta brings a revamped, more minimalistic UI redesign. Read more »

Google updates Android L factory images for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

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Google updated the Android L factory images for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. The new builds carry the version number LPV81C and replace the previously available version LPV79.

The new Android L factory images bring few novelties to the table. Read more »

Android L smartphones may support multiple user accounts

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Google might bring support for multiple users to smartphones with Android L. The feature was somewhat confirmed by a Google project member in an official developer forum.

In a discussion thread regarding multiuser functionality in Android handsets, the Google employee posted the following reply to forum members: Read more »

Mugen Power battery case adds microSD card slot to the Moto X

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Mugen Power took the wraps off a 2,800mAh battery case for the Motorola Moto X with built-in microSD card slot. The useful accessory is available to order immediately with a price tag of $89.50.

The freshly announced battery cover addresses arguably the most glaring omission in Moto X’s spec sheet – the lack of memory card slot. Read more »