Banjo 3.0 brings location-based social media and networking to a new level

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If you followed the election coverage this past month, you may know that the media was using a new means of gathering polling data: Banjo. Banjo is an app for both Android and iPhone that combines feeds of your friends’ check-ins from literally anywhere in the world, and shows you ...

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4G LTE comes to Cricket with the LG Optimus Regard

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If you’re on Cricket, let’s be honest… you could use a bit more speed. Now, you can blaze through those downloads with the new LG Optimus Regard, the carrier’s first ever 4G LTE phone. The device features: Android 4.0 ICS 1.2 Ghz CPU 3.5″ HVGA Display with Gorilla ...

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Pantech Magnus pic leaked, could be sign of upcoming announcement

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Over at @evleaks‘ Twitter, we’ve got a shiny new shot of the rumored Pantech Magnus, and it’s looking pretty solid. We covered the speculations awhile back, with specs such as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor with Adreno 225 GPU, an HD ...

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Update to Google TV brings voice search, PrimeTime

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In Google’s latest slew of updates, Google TVs made by LG (followed by others) have gotten some new features. Google TV users will now enjoy voice search, which speaks for itself, and PrimeTime, the update to the TV and Movies app. According to Google: Now called PrimeTime, the app makes ...

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YouTube app update makes watching videos on your Google TV a snap

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Thanks to the latest update to YouTube on Android, we can look forward to sending videos straight from our Android devices to Google TV, quickly and easily. According to the YouTube blog, “…Click the TV icon that appears, and the video will play instantly on your Google TV. Like a ...

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Staples physical stores offering Nexus 7 for $160

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Are you near a Staples store (no, online doesn’t count) and in the market for a tablet? Well, pack up your gear and head on over. Staples is now offering the 8GB Nexus 7 for $160. As far as we know, the $40 off price will be in effect until the stores run out, so... Read More

Acer and Google launch new Chromebook

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Looking for a piece of Google awesomeness for under $200? Look no further. Google has announced a new Chromebook with Acer, and the specs – at least some – are pretty surprising. The main shock here is the fact that, despite the sub-200 price tag, the CPU is a full on Intel, not ...

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Calling off the dogs: Apple and HTC settle all patent litigation in 10-year license agreement

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After being at each other’s throats for years around patent rights, Apple and HTC have decided to let bygones be bygones. The two companies have entered into an agreement to settle any and all patent disputes. The “global settlement” not only dismisses all patent complaints ...

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T-Mobile giving away free black HTC One S on new contracts

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If you’re in the market for a new phone, you may want to consider the T-Mobile as your carrier of choice. T-Mo is giving you a free ceramic black One S by HTC with new contracts done online, after a $149.99 web discount and a $50 mail in rebate. While we don’t have an exact... Read More

HTC closes South Korea office due to slow sales, Samsung hurting profits

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  HTC has announced that they will be closing their office in South Korea. The company recently showed slow sales in the country, thanks to Samsung. According to analysts, HTC has dropped to a measly 1% market share in SK during the first quarter, which is down from a mere 2% in 2011. One ...

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Samsung may be poised to produce 350 ppi OLED displays

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If you’ve got an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen, then you may be aware of one of the drawbacks: OLED screens cannot be manufactured to have the pixel density that LCD screens can. This makes devices that use LED screens a slight bit more defined and crisp, such as the HTC One ...

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International Sony Xperia GX leaked in pics

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LG’s new Xperia device, the GX (or LT29i), may have been leaked out to the public in an international flavor. While the device is currently for Japan, there are heavy rumors that the device should come to the west in the form of the LT29i Hayabusa, and should be seen third quarter this ...

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Sony announces new Walkman running Android

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The word “Walkman” brings back a lot of memories for some of us. Now, Sony is looking to upgrade your nostalgia. They have announced the new F800 series Walkman, and it comes complete with Android as the base. According to sony, it will be “an extreme on-the-go entertainment ...

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AT&T announces shared data plans

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Today, AT&T has announced a new set of data plans. Like Verizon, these data plans are shared, making them the second major US carrier to offer such plans. The changes should come in late August. The plans are not mandatory, as they are at Verizon, meaning you can keep your current data plan ...

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Nexus S may be getting Jelly Bean update rollout in the next few days

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One of the advantages of having a Nexus device is getting (most of the time) updates before other devices. It looks like that may continue to hold true, and the highly anticipated Android 4.1 update may be coming to the Nexus S in the next couple of days. Vodaphone Australia has said on their ...

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