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Dell Venue 8 7000 surfaces as the world’s thinnest tablet, has 3D camera

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Dell and Intel have taken the wraps off of what they claim is going to be the world’s thinnest tablet. The Dell Venue 8 7000 is just 6mm thin, which beats even Sony’s 6.4mm Xperia Z2 Tablet and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.

But that’s not all for this device’s differentiating features compared to the competition. It’s also got a RealSense 3D depth-sensing camera, which enables things like facial recognition, emotion tracking, 3D scanning, and 10-finger gesture recognition. Read more »

Google Hangouts update enables free voice calls to the US and Canada

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Ever since Google launched Hangouts, people have been waiting for the company to truly incorporate voice calling features into the app. There’s been a way to use your Google Voice number (if you had one of those) to call people, but from now on things got a lot simpler. The requirement to have a Google Voice number is gone, basically.

Rolling out during the next few days, an update to the Hangouts app for Android will let you call people for free – if they also use Hangouts, or if they’re in the US or Canada. For those who use Hangouts on iOS or the Web, voice calls will be available the next time you open the app. Read more »

HTC takes a gentle swing at the iPhone 6 family on Twitter

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Well, this surely didn’t take long! Shortly after Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, a member of the competition responded. HTC took a gentle swing at the newly announced duo on Twitter.

Unsurprisingly, the Taiwanese manufacturer picked on the metal design of Cupertino’s smartphone. Read more »

XL Size: Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. LG G3

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With the iPhone 6 Plus now official, we can finally pit it against the heavyweight, plus-sized Android superstars – the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the LG G3.

The iPhone 6 Plus has a screen large enough to be next to the Note 4 and G3, but is it mature enough? Well, in the display department the 5.5″ size is the same as the G3′s and in the same ballpark as the 5.7″ of the Note 4. However, the iPhone 6 Plus features a 1080p resolution, whereas its rivals are boasting QHD screens. Read more »

AT&T will sell the Moto 360 too, eventually

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Best Buy was the only retailer that had the Moto 360 smartwatch at launch but Verizon has started taking pre-orders and now AT&T hurriedly announced it will be offering it at some point in the future too.

Unlike Verizon, AT&T will start by offering the two leather wrist bands at first. Read more »

Sony says most of its BRAVIA TVs will launch with Android TV in 2015

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Sony has shared information on its developer blog on how to get started creating HTML5 and Android TV apps for its upcoming TVs and home entertainment systems. In the process, the company also spilled loose details on its upcoming lineup of Android TV products.

Sony TVs running Android TV will start arriving in 2015 with the company waving goodbye to the Google TV platform. Google Cast is also going to be supported on select Bravia models. The company’s Blu-Ray and Home Theater system products will support HTML5 apps, too. Read more »

LG G3 comes with extra battery and charging cradle in the United States

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LG will bundle its G3 smartphone flagship with an extra battery and a charging cradle for it in the United States. The offer is valid with the purchase of a new device between September 8 and September 22.

The additional 3,000mAh battery and its charging cradle are worth $70. Read more »

Twitter’s Buy button now in testing, lets you purchase stuff straight from a tweet

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Back in July a few people spotted an odd new Buy button next to certain product-related tweets in their Twitter timelines. Starting today this feature is officially in testing, the social network has announced.

For now, you’ll only see Buy buttons next to some tweets if you’re in the US. Even if you are, you might not get the new feature, as it will first be available for just “a small percentage” of users. Read more »

Mystery 7-inch LG Tegra-powered tablet spotted with Google branding

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An upcoming 7-inch tablet listing has been spotted on the US FCC website that indicates that LG is readying a new Nvidia Tegra-powered tablet in the compact range.

This could very well be the next coming of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, as the Google branding is clearly evident as well. Read more »

Motorola Moto 360 with metal band on pre-order on Verizon

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The Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch sold out soon after it was released. If you wanted a metal wrist band you were out of luck even if you got to the store in time – Motorola released the phone with a choice of two leather bands saying it will make it available with a metal band later on.

Now however, Verizon has put the metal strap version on pre-order for $300 with a choice of Black and White (more like silver) colors. Read more »

Microsoft jumpstarts MSN by rebranding Bing apps

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Microsoft aims to bring new life into its aging MSN portal with a shiny new homepage alongside plan to rebrand several of its Bing-powered applications.

Not only will Windows Phone apps like News, Finance, Travel, Sports and Weather be rebranded to MSN, but Microsoft is also planning to release iOS and Android versions as well. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z3 launcher ported to Android 4.2+ Xperias

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Sony unveiled the new Xperia Z3 on Wednesday, which brought some improvements over the Xperia Z2. The changes weren’t groundbreaking though (the 6-month update schedule means smaller upgrades) and now Z2 owners have even less to feel envious about since the Xperia Z3 launcher and widgets have been ported to Android 4.2 and above.

Owners of other Sony smartphones can join the party too, it’s not a flagship-only event. Read more »

Huawei Ascend Mate7 video hands-on and camera samples

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Huawei has thrown in everything and the kitchen sink into their latest Ascend Mate7 phablet, and we’ve got our hands on one fresh off its IFA 2014 announcement.

We’ll be giving you a full tour of its metal-clad unibody and instant fingerprint sensor tech on video, alongside some samples from its 13MP shooter. Read more »

‘Angry Birds Stella’ for iOS and Android game review

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Rovio recently released a new Angry Birds game. The 48712721317th game in the series, Angry Birds Stella features brand new characters and story. Let’s take a look.

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Oppo to offer Color OS on LG G2, recruits beta testers now

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Did you like the so called Color OS running on the Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a? Oppo’s take on the default Android looks and behavior was quite good, with lots of new eye-candies, features and services.

As of today Oppo is recruiting beta testers with LG G2 willing to test the Color OS ROM on their smartphone. Once completed, Oppo will launch the Color OS ROM to all compatibles LG G2. Read more »