Recoil Automatic Cord Winder review

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  Dealing with USB cables, earphone cables and other power cables has always been an issue for me. It happens every time you throw cables together in a bag, they will end up being a tangled mess. Well, the team at Recoil is looking to fix your cable problems. The Recoil Automatic Cord ...

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Question of the Week: Will you be buying a new Nexus device this year?

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With Google’s new Nexus devices being offered in the Google Play Store and shipping in the next few weeks we got to wondering: Will you be picking up one of these new products? Are you a faithful smartphone buyer who likes to grab the latest and greatest? Perhaps you’re wanting to ...

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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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Moto 360 now available in Canada

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Shortly after the Moto 360 went on sale in the UK, it seems now Canada are able to get the latest Android Wear offering from Motorola. Having launched in early September in the United States, the Moto 360 is now officially available in Canada too, priced at $279 and available in both black and ...

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Samsung Galaxy A5, A3 galleries

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Announced on the last day of October, the metal unibody smartphones are Samsung’s slimmest ever. Expected to launch in select markets in November, the two feature similar characteristics. Learn more here. Samsung Galaxy A5 [Show slideshow]   Samsung Galaxy A3 [Show slideshow]

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year

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Not long ago the Monday after Thanksgiving was just the Monday after Thanksgiving. There was no special observance associated with it, except that it was the day that millions of people returned to work. Cyber Monday is a term originally created in 2005 by marketing companies who wanted to ...

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Accessory of the Day: Anker 2nd Gen Astro Mini Portable Charger $19.99

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Keep the power flowing with this second generation version of the Anker Astro Mini. This lipstick-sized portable charger adds one and a half charges worth of power for only $19.99 (Prime eligible).

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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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Google Play Books gets new app and improvments

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Google have just released a brand new version of the popular Play Books app, this release see a redesign and a heap of other changes for an improved experience. Along with the redesign of the app, which brings improved layout, the biggest addition that’s been introduced into Play Books is ...

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Beginners guide to Tasker

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Tasker is one of those apps that is so powerful, where the possibilities are endless, if you’re using it right. But, to get to that point where you understand the endless possibilities of it takes time, time some of us don’t have. A forum poster named brandall over at XDA Developers ...

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Google Calendar update brings time-saving improvments

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Updates brought to Google Calendar today add some significant changes that are aimed at improving productivity and time-saving techniques. The changes you’ll notice include being able to get event updates without refreshing since Google Calendar now displays changes to events as they ...

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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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Nexus 9 32 GB (Black) available for pre-order on Amazon UK

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Nexus 9 32 GB (Black) Google announced a new round of Nexus devices a few weeks ago, including the Nexus 9. When the Nexus 9 went on pre-order, it sold out rather quickly (not surprisingly). It seems that Google and HTC are on top of it though. Those who missed the first round of pre-orders... ...

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Developers can add “OK Google” support with only 6 lines of code

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One of the best upcoming features of Android is the handsfree “OK Google” voice activation and Google has posted a cheat sheet on how to bring the voice search to your App. All it takes is a small addition to the AndroidManifest.xml in order to connect to Google Now using the ...

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Google Camera app update adds remote Android Wear shutter

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As a new Google Camera app update rolls out to the Google Play Store, users will begin to notice an awesome feature in the update. You’re now able to remotely trigger the shutter via your Android Wear device to your phone. You’ll get a notification that will allow you to review the ...

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