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Updated search bar is coming to Google Play store for Android

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The Google Play store for Android is about to receive an updated search bar. The new setup was teased by a Google UI engineer and is due to arrive in the near future.

The new search bar once again sits on top of the application and feature the “Google play” sign. Read more »

Pebble might unveil new smartwatch next week

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It looks like Pebble is about to launch a new smartwatch next week. The manufacturer of the original Pebble and the Pebble Steel has updated its homepage with a countdown timer, which is set to expire in a tad less than five days.

An email sign-up sheet is also available from Pebble for the overly curious. Read more »

Moto 360 receives a minor firmware update

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Motorola treated the Moto 360 smartwatch to a minor firmware update. The latter bumps up the Android Wear version of the best selling Android Wear device to 5.0.2 and has a build number LWX49L.

The changelog if the update is unsurprisingly quite small. Read more »

NVIDIA Tegra X1 flies past 70,000 on AnTuTu

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A 4K slate with the freshly announced NVIDIA Tegra X1 chipset scored a whopping 74,977 points on AnTuTu. The score is the highest we’ve seen on the popular benchmark to date – the currently available top-tier mobile devices hover around the 50,000 mark.

NVIDIA Tegra X1 features octa-core CPU cluster, consisting of four Cortex A57 and four Cortex A53 cores with a custom CPU interconnect and cluster migration. On the GPU side, NVIDIA has turned to using its latest generation Maxwell architecture in a GPU with 256 CUDA cores. Read more »

NVIDIA Shield Tablet update goes live with new features in tow

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NVIDIA released software upgrade version 2.2 for the Shield Tablet. The new firmware is based on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop.

The update brings a host of features and improvements to the slate headed by new games available for streaming. Read more »

Update to Google Play Music for iOS brings material design, iPad support

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Google Play Music for iOS got treated to a significant update. Version 2.0.3828 of the application is currently available for free in the App Store.

The new app build finally makes it compatible with the Apple iPad. Read more »

Pebble adds Android Wear support to its smartwatch lineup

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Pebble brought Android Wear support to its smartwatch lineup. Version 2.3 of the Android app for the wearable device is now available in the Google Play store.

It is worth noting that Pebble’s groundbreaking new functionality has been available in beta guise since December last year. Read more »

Braven 805 wireless speaker flash review

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The Braven 805 wireless Bluetooth speaker is a colorful new addition to the manufacturer’s Design Series. The newcomer made its debut last month during CES in Las Vegas as part of a serious product onslaught by the Utah-based manufacturer.

Founded in 2011, Braven became part of the mobile accessories giant Incipio in the summer of 2013. Joining the bigger company has treated Braven quite well. Its product range has expanded to cover everything from ultra-rugged speakers to luxury offerings in a variety of shapes and sizes. Read more »

Another alleged Apple iPad Pro case leaks out

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A couple of weeks after the first sighting took place, images of another alleged protective case for the unannounced Apple iPad Pro made the rounds online. This time around, the photos of the upcoming accessory show it alongside a cover for iPad Air 2.

The case from the latest photos appears to fall in line with the one we saw last month. Read more »

Evutec Karbon S case for iPhone 6 review

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The Karbon S case for iPhone 6 by Evutec is an ultra-thin snap-on offering, made for users who like to keep their device intact without adding bulk to it. With thickness of less than one millimeter, the cover barely affects the elegant waistline of Cupertino’s flagship smartphone.

Based in Walnut, California, Evutec designs and manufactures smartphone and tablet accessories by using advanced composite and recyclable materials. The latter include DuPont Kevlar and FSC certified, eco-friendly wood veneers. Read more »

Two-step authentication arrives on Apple FaceTime and iMessage

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Apple brought two-step authentication to FaceTime and iMessage. The Cupertino giant has been using the feature for iTunes and iCloud accounts since 2013.

Going forward, iMessage and FaceTime users will need to enter a second security code after their user name and password. Read more »

Apple doubled the size limit for iOS applications

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Apple officially doubled the size limit for iOS applications. Going forward, App Store package submissions can carry a maximum size of 4GB.

The new iOS app size limit marks a serous jump from the previously allowed 2GB. Read more »

Samsung Display will spend $3.6 billion on a new OLED production line

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Samsung Display has plans to spend $3.6 billion on a new OLED display production line. A Samsung spokesman told Reuters about about the Korean giant’s future plans.

Most of the new production capacity will focus on small and medium-sized OLED panels for consumer devices. Read more »

The creepy, award-winning video game Limbo arrives on Android

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The award-winning video game Limbo finally made its way to Android. Created by the developers from Playdead, the creepy title is available in Google Play for $4.99.

Limbo has been available for iOS for quite some time now. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S6 accessories will reportedly have authentication chips

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According to a report in Korean media, Samsung Galaxy S6 accessories will feature authentication chips. The solution is said to be similar to the setup used by Samsung’s biggest rival, Apple.

The Korean giant will reportedly attempt to build a new ecosystem mobile accessories around Samsung Galaxy S6. Read more »