Sony SmartWatch 3 now available in US via Expansys

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Looking to get your hands (or wrist, rather) on a Sony SmartWatch 3? Great news!  The Android Wear-powered device is now available in the United States. No, they haven’t begun shipping from the Google Play Store just yet. Expansys is the first outlet to announce it has acquired stock of ...

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Back-to-school season boosts tablet sales 11.5% for Q3

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Thanks to a surge of customers picking up tablets as part of their back-to-school shopping this fall, sales are up 11.5 percent for the third quarter. With 53.8 million units shipped in the three month period, a chunk of the growth comes from the U.S. market which saw 18.5 percent growth. ...

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Samsung intros Galaxy A3, A5 for China and select markets

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After spending much of the year kicking about the rumor mill, Samsung has finally announced its Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones. Slated to arrive in select markets (including China) starting in November, the duo designed for a younger demographic who seek “practicality and ...

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Andy Rubin, father of Android, departs Google

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Andy Rubin, the literal man behind Android, has left Google to start up his own incubator. To be clear, he had not been part of the Android program in quite some time. Astute readers may recall learning his stepping down from Android to do “more moonshots” in the robotics ...

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Amazon offering $115 in apps and games for free this weekend only

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Amazon, as they are often wont to do, is giving away a bunch of apps and games for Halloween weekend. Today sees the online retailer offering upwards of $115 in content via its Amazon Appstore. The best part is, of course, it’s not an all-or-nothing deal, you can pick up only what you ...

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Samsung Gear S arrives at various carriers on November 7

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Samsung on Thursday announced the standalone 3G smartwatch experience that is the Gear S will soon be available in the United States. Set to touch down as early as Friday, November 7, the watch will be offered across a variety of carriers in both black and white. The big four providers are in ...

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POWER UP! Verizon announces Motorola Droid Turbo for October 30

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Verizon, as expected over the last few weeks, today announced the newest member of its Droid family. Arriving tomorrow, October 30, the Droid Turbo is the most powerful Android handsets to date. Powered by Android 4.4.4 KitKat, the Droid Turbo boasts a 5.2-inch Quad HD display, 21-megapixel ...

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CARVED wood case for Samsung Galaxy S5 review

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Samsung Galaxy S5 owners jealous over the Moto X’s new wooden back plates get some of that can also get in on the growing trend. What’s more, it’s possible to do so without breaking the bank. We recently reviewed a case from Carved designed for the Samsung Galaxy S5. After ...

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Amazon goes after Chromecast with new $39 Fire TV Stick

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Amazon on Monday got the week started off by introducing a device which puts the Chromecast squarely in its sights. Called the Fire TV Stick, it’s a $39 unit that plugs into your TV and provides for playing of music, video,games, and more. Rather powerful for such a small device, the Fire ...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 to get Android 5.0 Lollipop in December, report says

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Samsung’s 2014 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, could be among the first handsets to see an Android 5.0 Lollipop update. At least that’s what a new SamMobile report tells us. According to a source close to the blog, the Galaxy S5 will get its update in December. The level of ...

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Amazon sees Fire TV content tripling since launch

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If you’ve been considering an Amazon Fire TV then you might now give extra consideration toward pulling the trigger. According to Amazon, the content available for the device has tripled since its launch six months ago. Thanks to partnerships from the likes of Spotify, PBS, NFL, A&R, ...

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U.S. Cellular now offering $100 LG G Pad 7.0 LTE

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U.S. Cellular, in winding down the work week, announced the immediate availability of the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE. Sold for $99 with a two-year service agreement, the tablet runs Android 4.4 KitKat and features a 7-inch WXGA display. Internally you’ll find a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon ...

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MetroPCS launches Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 as carrier’s first tablet

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T-Mobile and MetroPCS on Friday announced that the pre-paid brand is launching its first tablet, the $150 Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7. Available immediately, the tablet can be paired with one of three new rate plans designed for data users. Pricing begins as low as $10 per month for existing ...

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Sprint now offering 1GB data in $20 shared plan

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Sprint on Thursday doubled down on its data allotment for the $20 Family Share Pack plan. Effective immediately, customers receive 1GB of data, up from the previous bucket of 500MB. Add in your non-discounted smartphone for $25 per month and single line subscribers will be looking at $45 per ...

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AT&T calls up Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 for October 24

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Wasting no time in getting the week going, AT&T on Monday announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2. Expected on Friday, October 24, the handset features a 6-inch HD display and an 8-megapixel rear camera. Additional specifications include a quad-core processor and ...

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