Google Maps gains new exploration features in latest update

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Google wants to make it even easier to discover the world around you so they are updating the Google Maps app. A new “Explore” feature is being integrated into the Android and iOS apps and is designed to help users explore nearby places. Rather than deliver a generic list of places ...

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Google Voice moves one step closer to Hangouts integration

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Call it a sign of things to come or simply another back-end move for Hangouts, but Google Voice users have a new option today. Log into the Google Voice website and you’ll find that you can now make calls via Hangouts without messing around with a Google+ account. As Alex Wiesen (Google) ...

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Google highlights best offline games for Android

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Google, in their ongoing effort to help Android users discover more apps and games, has created yet another collection. This time around Google is highlighting some of the best games to play offline. If you’re taking a road trip, a flight, or plan to be in a spot without data, you may ...

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400 million casts later Google’s Chromecast turns one

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As hard as it is to believe, Google’s Chromecast is turning one year old today. And, to celebrate the occasion, Google is tossing in 90 days of Google Play Music All access for anyone (in the U.S.) who owns a Chromecast and is not already subscribed to the music service. Available in ...

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Sprint will “Take the Edge Off” August 19

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We just received an invitation to a press event for Sprint which is to be held on August 19. As to what we might expect remain unclear however the email could provide a clue. The invitation says to “Take the Edge Off” with Sprint so we’re assuming it’s related to its ...

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Back-to-school: Motorola slashes Moto X prices yet again

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Motorola has discounted the Moto X smartphone for U.S. customers yet again, this time as part of a back-to-school promotion. As of today, and for what we presume is a limited time, you can pick up the 16GB Moto X for $299, the 32GB for $324, and the 64GB for $374. To take advantage of... Read More

LG ships record-high 14.5 million smartphones in Q2

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Things are looking good for LG this week as the company announces is second quarter results. With a record high 14.5 million smartphones shipped in the three-month window LG is up 20 percent year-over-year. Sales are up 16 percent as compared to the same quarter from last year; this is the ...

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Accessory of the Day: Urban Armor Gear Case for Galaxy S5

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Looking to protect your new Samsung Galaxy S5 with something that’s going to withstand more than the occasional drop? Check out the Urban Armor Gear case which features military grade protection against impact. Available in a half dozen color options, this one features lightweight ...

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Verizon announces HTC One Remix (One Mini 2) for July 24

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Verizon on Wednesday confirmed the upcoming availability of the HTC One Remix. Known in other circles as the One Mini 2, the smartphone arrives tomorrow, July 24. The HTC One Remix runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense 6 UI and features a 4.5-inch HD display, 13-megapixel rear camera, and 16GB ...

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Republic Wireless offering free Chromecast with purchase of Moto X

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For a limited time Republic Wireless is throwing in a free Chromecast with the purchase of a Moto X smartphone. Starting from yesterday, July 22 and running while supplies last, anyone who picks up a white or black 16GB Moto X will get the Google HDMI media device at no cost. The Moto X retails ...

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Amazon adds ‘hundreds of thousands of songs’ to Prime Music

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Amazon on Wednesday announced the recent addition of “hundreds of thousands of songs” and hundreds of playlists to its Prime Music service. Included as part of an Amazon Prime account, the experience allows for access to over one million songs at no additional cost. Members can ...

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NVIDIA announces Tegra K1-powered Shield Tablet for July 29

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NVIDIA on Tuesday announced the Shield Tablet, a monster of a device aimed at gaming enthusiasts everywhere. Powered by a 2.2 GHz Quad Core NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, the tablet offers users an 8-inch 1920×1200 multi-touch IPS display, a pair of 5-megapixel cameras, and 2GB RAM. Gamers can ...

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Xiaomi debuts flagship Mi4

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Xiaomi on Tuesday introduced the Mi4, a high-end device with a wallet friendly price point. Details include a 5-inch 1080p HD display, 13-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and 4K video recording, and 16GB/64GB internal storage. And, not only is the smartphone powerful, it’s ...

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Virgin Mobile set to add LG Pulse, LG Unify, HTC Desire 816, and ZTE Emblem

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Virgin Mobile will soon add another four Android smartphones to its no-contract portfolio, according to recent report from @evleaks. Slated to arrive in the near future are the LG Pulse, LG Unify, HTC Desire 816, and ZTE Emblem. It’s not immediately clear when each will arrive however we ...

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Amazon debuts all-you-can-read Kindle Unlimited plan

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The new service features access to more than 600,000 books and thousand of audiobooks Amazon on Friday debuted a new Kindle Unlimited subscription service which allows access to more than 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks. Priced at $9.99 per month, the service includes such popular ...

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