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Upgrade your old tablet to a Nexus 9 at Best Buy and save $100

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Google’s latest tablet device, with its amazing performance and great user experience has been nothing short of a great deal from its very launch. But now up until November 29, Best Buy is giving you a price reduction that makes it almost too good to pass on.

You can now trade in any old working tablet and get a minimum of $100 of value in return ($50 gift card plus a $50 coupon for the Nexus 9). Read more »

NVIDIA teases Black Friday deals for SHIELD portable and SHIELD tablet

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If you have been thinking of picking either of the two SHIELD devices from NVIDIA, you better wait till Black Friday. NVIDIA has announced bundles for both devices exclusively for Black Friday.

If you go with the new SHIELD tablet, you will get the wireless controller, Green Box bundle (includes Portal, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1) and free subscription to NVIDIA GRID service to stream 20 PC games for free until July 15 2015. All of this for $399. If you choose the SHIELD portable, you get the device, carrying case, and glossy black armor for $199. Read more »

Monument Valley ‘Forgotten Shores’ update now available on Android

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One of the best games to have come out this year recently got a major update in the form of eight additional levels that could be purchased for just $2 more dollars within the app. However, the Forgotten Shores update for Monument Valley was only available on iOS, until now.

If you have purchased the game, you will get the update that downloads the additional levels. If you are not interested in the additional levels there is no point downloading the update because it downloads the additional levels that only unlock after you make the payment. However if you played the original game and enjoyed it the additional levels are highly recommended. Read more »

The latest iPhone 6 ads showcase its gaming chops and Continuity with OS X Yosemite

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Apple released a duo of brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ads in time for the holiday shopping season. Once again, the Cupertino giant’s marketing efforts feature the voices of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake.

The first ad is entitled “Gamers” and focuses on the gaming chops of the A8 found in the duo of devices. Read more »

Motorola Nexus 6 teardown reveals many screws

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Like the new Nexus 9 tablet before it, the Motorola Nexus 6 has now gone through the teardown process. This has revealed its maker’s preference for using screws to hold together its internals, as opposed to adhesive or plastic clips.

The only glue in there is holding the back cover in place, and thankfully this is a relatively mild adhesive. You won’t be able to pry open the back with just your fingernail, though. Read more »

Chrome Dev Summit boasts 400 million mobile users and exciting new features

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The years Google I/O came with a whole array of exciting surprises. And even though the latest version of android 5.0 Lollipop took the spotlight, the Chrome division also had more than a few points to delight, one of which was the whopping 300 million user base on mobile devices. Last week, at this year`s Chrome Dev Summit, Darin Fisher updated that number to 400 million, which is a staggering growth to say the least.

Most of the focus was unsurprisingly centered around Lollipop and all of its various bells and whistles, like Polimer and Material Design. But Chrome has undergone some hefty improvements itself. Read more »

Samsung Gear VR takes customers around a virtual track in the new Audi TT S Coupe

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This week, during the launch of the latest installment of the iconic TT Coupe, 115 Audi Centers all around UK will offer a unique virtual reality experience. Thanks to the power of the Samsung Gear VR headsets and Oculus technology showroom goers will be able to explore and experience Audi’s new lineup in action.

The demonstration itself is held entirely in virtual reality, thanks to Oculus coupled with the stunning Super AMOLED display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. In it Juergen Loffler, TT designer, offers a personal guided tour around all of the design and technological features of the car and tops it of by giving you the chance to go around the famous Neuberg race track. Read more »

Snapchat makes Our Stories a promotional tool for the AMAs, all sponsored by Samsung

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Tonight Snapchat took upon an interesting marketing strategy to profit from its Our Stories collaborative live stream coverage of The American Music Awards. Samsung sponsored and branded a significant part of the content from the multimedia experience and thus pioneered a whole new advertising and monetizing strategy.

The AMA Our Stories in question mixes user-generated photos and videos from the event with a number of sponsored ones, carrying the distinctive tag “Powered by Samsung Galaxy”. This demonstrates a vast new array of profit possibilities for Snapchat by using a more natural, interesting and, above all, pleasant approach to presenting paid content. This type of presentation is a lot less intrusive and could prove to be significantly more successful than the standard ads, recently introduced within the app. Read more »

Samsung’s ChatOn messaging service to get shut down in some markets

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The third quarter of the year is one of the worst in recent Samsung history, but the bad news isn’t over. New data emerged that its ChatOn service is losing ground. According to Korea media citing Samsung officials, the company plans to restructure unprofitable businesses and ChatOn is one of them.

As a result, the chat service will be shut down in certain markets, where it isn’t profitable. Exactly which these regions are and how much ChatOn is costing Samsung isn’t revealed. Read more »

Microsoft now offers the AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 for just $39, contract-free

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Microsoft has slashed the contract-free price of the AT&T’s Nokia Lumia 635 to just $39. This is probably the manufacturer’s first deal for the upcoming Black Friday.

The Nokia Lumia 635 is indeed a great offer with a 4.5″ IPS display, Snapdragon 400 chipset, a 5MP rear cam and LTE connectivity, especially at such a low price. Read more »

Google is about to light up a giant interactive billboard in New York City

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Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Google is set to light up a giant interactive billboard in New York City. Powered by Mitsubishi Electric, the Diamond Vision AVL-ODT10 display will become the largest electronic billboard to ever grace the iconic Times Square.

The display is located on Broadway, not far from the search giant’s HD in Gotham. Read more »

‘Crossy Road’ for iOS game review

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Crossy Road is a new ‘endless arcade hopper’ from developer Hipster Whale. The game is based on the 8-bit arcade game Frogger but instead of ending on the other side of the screen Crossy Road is infinitely long.

The game basically involves crossing busy streets and avoiding being run over by the vehicles, or jumping into the water. The further you go without dying, the higher the score. The game has proven to be exceptionally addictive and it was hard to put it down to write this, so let’s get on with it. Read more »

Moto testing out the Lollipop update for Verizon’s Moto X (2014)

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Carriers don’t have the best reputation when it comes to the speed of software updates, however, Verizon may be on track to release Android 5.0 Lollipop for its Motorola Moto X (2014) soon.

Nothing is official yet, but Motorola has invited participants in its Motorola Feedback Network to take a new software version out for a spin. Read more »

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro battery life test

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The Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro is the company’s 2014 flagship and it sports a sizable 6″ display with a QHD resolution in a very sleek and compact body. A phone this large also makes room for a large battery, and the Vibe Z2 Pro comes with a 4,000mAh juice pack.

In theory, this should give it serious power autonomy but a big battery can only get you so far. The phone’s internals include a Snapdragon 801 chipset with a quad-core 2.5GHz Krait 400 CPU and 3GB of RAM, which is no longer the latest, but still pretty good in terms of efficiency. Read more »

Samsung outs a quartet of new Galaxy Note 4 promo videos

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With the holiday shopping season poised to enter its most critical phase, Samsung unsurprisingly released a quartet of new Galaxy Note 4 promo videos. As expected, each of the clips focuses of a specific feature of the Korean company’s flagship phablet.

Three of the video clips are narrated by a little boy, who describes some his family member’s pre-Note 4 smartphone troubles. Read more »