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Google shows off paged notifications for Android Wear

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Google is releasing info and video tutorials for developers to get them ready for the Android Wear platform. One of the recent tutorials details how notifications on a wearable will be richer than the ones in the notification area of your phone.

Android Wear notifications will feature pages – side-swipeable screens that will offer additional info and functionality. Read more »

Google Camera update brings 16:9 mode, self timer

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Google recently updated the stock camera app in Android with a completely redesigned version. Unfortunately, the update got rid of half the features in the camera app, and it didn’t have a lot to begin with.

The latest update attempts to fix that but doesn’t really try too hard. One of the features that was taken away and is back now is self timer. You can now choose from 3 or 10 seconds timer options. The white balance option is still missing and you can forget about having things like ISO, shutter speed and metering options. Read more »

Uber app may come pre-installed on AT&T phones

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Uber’s social car service has become wickedly popular in a short amount of time and it seems like the company is always expanding.

In a move to get even more exposure and have more people know about Uber, the company has teamed up with AT&T to pre-install its app on the wireless provider’s smartphones. Read more »

NFL Now coming to Kindle Tablets and Roku

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Internet streaming services have been steadily changing the way people watch movies and TV shows. But what about Sports? If you want to catch the game, at least, in the US, you’ll have to resort to a television provider.

Well the NFL announced that they would be launching their own online viewing service, NFL now. The service won’t offer live game streams from the get go, but it will offer replays and other personalized fan experiences for users. The service will be available on Kindle tablets and Roku devices from the first day it is launched. Read more »

Samsung unveils Simband and SAMI health trackers

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Fitness tracking on mobile devices aren’t anything new. Manufacturers have found interesting ways for you to track your weight loss and exercise progress. The new Galaxy S5 even has a built-in heart rate monitor. But it looks like Samsung has upped the ante with its new Simband and SAMI platform.

In conjunction, SAMI and the Simband from Samsung provide a fairly comprehensive, real-time update of your health status; it’s almost like being hooked up to a health monitor at a hospital 24/7. Hit the jump and you’ll be surprised by just how granular the Korean-tech manufacturer has gotten and its plans for the Simband. Read more »

Angry Birds Star Wars II gets Rise of the Clones update

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Angry Birds Star Wars II is getting an update today. The new episode is called Rise of the Clones and brings over 40 new levels.

The first platform to get the update is iOS, but Rovio promises other platforms will join the fun shortly. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet firmware leaks ahead of announcement

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A firmware for one of the upcoming duo of Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets leaked today. It appears that someone with access to the tablets has extracted the image from one of them and was kind enough to share it with the rest of us.

While the firmware is currently not very useful to end-users as the 10.5″ and 8.4″ Galaxy Tab S slates aren’t out yet, it could be used by developers to extract software bits such as various Samsung apps, wallpapers and ringtones. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z2 gets an official wireless charting kit

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Sony said nothing about wireless charging during the Xperia Z2 announcement in Barcelona last February. But today the manufacturer officially unveiled the Wireless Charging Cover WCR12 and Wireless Charging Plate WCH10 for the smartphone.

The accessory combo will enable Qi wireless charging on your Xperia Z2. Read more »

New Huawei P7 ad arrives to highlight its ultra-thin waistline

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The Huawei Ascend P7‘s 6.5mm waistline is a site to behold, and the Chinese manufacturer has released a new ad to make sure you know about it.

The “Supermodel thin, Superhero tough” spot looks at Huawei’s flagship with a touch of humor, and does a good job of showcasing its elegant design. Read more »

The LG G3 first official promo video is out

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LG G3 was announced just minutes ago with a 5.5″ QHD display, Snapdragon 801 chipset and a 13MP OIS+ camera with laser auto-focus. The device will be hitting South Korea tomorrow, while the rest of the world will get in in the next couple of weeks.

We have a lot of coverage about the phone’s announcement but we thought you may also enjoy the first official G3 promo video. Read more »

LG G Watch will be able to make calls

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Despite having its announcement a while ago, LG is still keeping the G Watch shrouded in mystery. Its key specifications aren’t disclosed just yet, as the company awaits the first Android Wear devices to debut at this year’s Google I/O.

This leaves the G Watch’s features open to speculation and according to industry sources cited by a Korean media outlet, the watch is going to feature a USIM module allowing it to place calls. Not surprisingly, the report suggests LG U+ carrier will be the first to release the G Watch in South Korea. Read more »

LG’s new G Pad 7.0 gets pictured

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The LG G Pad 7.0, the smallest in the new series of tablets announced by the Korean company at the MedPi trade show earlier this month, has been pictured in France.

The new hands-on images highlight some odd design choices for LG’s tablet lineup, including a relatively thick waistline and an oddly placed microSD slot on the top of the device. Read more »

AnTuTu Benchmark listing confirms Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 specs

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There’s still some time before Samsung officially announces its new duo of Galaxy Tab S tablets on June 12. We already have a general idea of what they’re all about, especially the Galaxy Tab S 10.5″ one, but thanks to a listing from the AnTuTu Benchmark database, we can now see the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 key specs.

Carrying the model number SM-T700, the 8.4″ Tab S rocks an Exynos 5 Octa 5420 chipset with 1.9 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 and 1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPUs. They’re bundled with an 533MHz ARM Mali-T628 and 3GB of RAM. Internal memory is 32GB, which should be expandable via a microSD card slot, but that’s not yet specified. Read more »

Mystery slate hits Google’s I/O page

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Google’s I/O is coming in a month – June 25 through 26 – and is getting more interesting by the second.

When you open up Google’s page for the I/O event you’ll be greeted with a mysterious tablet stamped as a big picture across the top of the page. The slate isn’t anything we’ve seen yet and sports speakers on its top and bottom along with virtual on-screen buttons and what appears to be aluminum casing. The bezels are a little on the big side through. Read more »

Samsung updates S Health with Stress level measuring skills

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Samsung has issued an update for its S Health app allowing it to measure your stress levels. It still needs you to place a finger on the heart rate sensor to do so, but it’s yet another trick in its bag.

On top of single-time measurements, S Health builds a statistic of how stressed you were provided you use the tool regularly. Read more »