Facebook confirms video ads in feeds for mobile

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Facebook on Tuesday confirmed that “a small number of people” will begin to see video ads in their social media feed. Indeed, this is for both the desktop as well as the mobile experience. According to Facebook, the videos will automatically play as they appear on screen, but sound ...

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Samsung debuts redesigned GamePad controller for smartphones

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Samsung has introduced a new version of its GamePad game controller for Galaxy and other smartphones. Things look strikingly different than the first generation and now feel considerably less like an XBOX 360 controller. Color has switched from white to black and the analog sticks are now ...

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Samsung expands HomeSync compatibility to other Android devices

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Samsung on Tuesday announced that it will now allow other branded devices to connect and sync with its HomeSync storage. Previously limited to Samsung’s own devices, the 1TB storage device connects to HD TVs via HDMI and allows for up to eight separate accounts. Each account could then ...

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Notion Ink introduces Adam II with thin ticker display on side

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Remember the Notion Ink Adam II we saw back in July? Well, the Indian company finally decided to announce it, and it comes with something we didn’t even think about – a thin ticker display on the side. The successor of Adam comes with many nice features, and it will be available in ...

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12 Days of Giveaways: Pyle Audio BlueReach (UPDATED)

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Today marks the third day of our 12 Days of Giveaways promotion which sees us giving out all sorts of wonderful Android-related stuff. Okay, so there are some general smartphone-related things in the mix as well. Let’s get to it!   Prize #1 Pyle Audio BlueReach, 6-pack smartphones ...

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Google VP dishes on future of Chromecast

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Google’s Chromecast device has started off modestly, with approved service providers slowly being added since it’s launch earlier this year. According to an interview of Google VP of Product Management Mario Queiroz on Gigaom, 2014 is going to be the year for Chromecast to grow. The ...

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Sprint announces 70 new LTE markets; ends year with 300 cities

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Sprint on Monday announced that there are 70 new markets with the carrier’s 4G LTE network. Having crossed the 300 city mark, the coverage doesn’t so much as expand as it does fill in holes. Notably, San Diego, St. Louis, and Green Bay are among the bigger markets getting quicker ...

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LG debuts 5.5-inch Gx for native Korea

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That didn’t take very long! Just a few days after first landing on our rumor radar, the LG Gx has been officially introduced. The Android Jelly Bean-powered smartphone features a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and 32GB internal storage. With a design that calls to ...

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LG G flex spied headed to Sprint, leak indicates

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Sprint is expected to offer the recently introduced LG G Flex at some point in the near future, says reputable source @evleaks. Although the exact timing and price are not clear, the LS995 is likely closer to the United States than previously thought. There’s no physical branding on the ...

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Motorola again teasing the wooden backs for Moto X

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Motorola has taken to its social media platforms to tease the upcoming availability of the wooden back plates for its Moto X. Set to debut at some point in the future, these wooden covers are expected to come in four flavors. Put this DIY project on hold. Trust us. Motorola is not quite ready ...

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Black HTC One max revealed, only available in Hong Kong

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A black variant of the HTC One max has been announced on the official HTC Hong Kong website. It was only a matter of time until this one was released, especially because the One and One Mini have been available in many different colors. Availability of the new device, so far, is only in Hong... ...

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Samsung merges camera and mobile phone divisions

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When we think about Samsung, we think about the Galaxy line of smartphones, but actually Samsung is a huge company – also known as the Samsung Group, with total assets of US$ 590.4billion. Their one of the most successful divisions is the Wireless Business Division – the one that ...

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Amazon offering Moto X, LG G2, Droid Mini for one penny

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The online retailer has dozens of smartphones for only $0.01 with new service agreements Looking to pick up a new smartphone this weekend? Do yourself a favor before heading out the door: Check out some of these deals over at Amazon. As of Friday night we found many Android handsets listed at a ...

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Sprint readying $20B bid for T-Mobile, report says

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Sprint is readying a potential $20 bid for T-Mobile US for the first half of 2014, says industry insiders speaking with the Wall Street Journal. The deal, which would marry the 3rd and 4th largest carriers in the United States, is certain to face heavy scrutiny by the Department of Justice. As ...

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Google’s Ingress to become a platform for augmented reality games

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Augmented reality games are really cool, and I remember when I used to play one on a Nokia a long time ago, but the way technology is moving forward, the world of augmented reality is changed as well. Niantic Labs, a part of Google, developed an augmented reality game known as the Ingress. It ...

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