Samsung and Cisco sign cross-licencse patent deal

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Samsung and Cisco have inked a deal which should lead to more innovation across multiple fronts over the next decade or longer. Like the agreement between Google and Cisco from this week, the two companies will benefit by licensing patents from the other party. This works for existing stuff as ...

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BBM for Android updated with “find friends” functionality

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  Blackberry is rolling out an update to BBM for Android and iOS that lets users search and find friends from their contacts. Previously, there wasn’t really a decent way to find other users. Now, it will read your contacts and let you know who is using the service. Also, if your ...

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Pebble Appstore Beta 8 hands-on

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The time is finally here… well, almost. Pebble finally announced their appstore for iOS, and left Android users waiting around for the launch on their favorite mobile platform. Recently, the Pebble team opened up a beta build to the public. It works, but remember: this is a very early ...

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Pebble appstore beta now available for Android, finalized version coming soon

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Pebble promised to release its new appstore to the public Monday and it kept its word… sort of. If you’re on an iOS device, you can download the updated Pebble app from iTunes that has the appstore baked in, but Pebble is still fine tuning a few things before releasing the final ...

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Google and Cisco sign cross-license patent deal

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Google and Cisco today announced a new deal which sees the two benefiting from playing nice with each other. The two companies will license patents to the other in an attempt to promote innovation and freedom of operation. Rather than fight it out in court and waste time with litigation and ...

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Google looses Chromecast SDK on developers

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Google has rolled out the official Google Cast SDK for all developers, which could, in essence, open the door to a bunch of new apps with Chromecast support. Those developers wishing to utilize the tools should note that the SDK has “undergone a thorough overhaul since the developer ...

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SenseGiz seeking funding for Star, a multi-functional safety and activity tracker

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There are many fitness trackers and smartwatches on the market, but how about a device that alerts your loved ones when you are injured? SenseGiz, a company that you may not have heard of, is seeking funding on Indiegogo for Star, what it calls “the world’s first emergency ...

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Amazon’s game console to launch in 2014, report indicates

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Amazon will debut a game console later this year which will run Android, says gaming-centric site VG247. Expected to launch with a sub-$300 price tag, the console will reportedly allow for downloaded and streaming games.  Senior publishing sources have been meeting with Amazon for a briefing on ...

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Samsung and Google Sign Global Patent License Agreement

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Samsung and Google have entered into a 10 year patent license agreement in order to “prevent litigation and focus on innovation”.  With this agreement, Samsung and Google gain access to each other’s patent portfolios, paving the way for deeper collaboration on research and ...

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A Nokia Normandy concept we can get behind

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If all of the recent rumors prove to be true, we should soon see a Nokia smartphone running Android under the hood. Expected to debut at Mobile World Congress, the so-called Normandy will be our first Android device from the Finnish hardware maker. We’ve seen a few leaks over the last ...

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Nomad ChargeKey review

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Carrying around a setup to ensure your device is always charged, especially when you’re traveling or out for the night is never convenient. The fact that companies are making a ton of money off of portable battery packs and external battery cases is proof enough it’s time for one of ...

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Boulder Dash – 30th Anniversary announced for Android

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Boulder Dash – 30th Anniversary will launch early in 2014 on iOS and Android SmartPhones and Tablets, followed by PC and Mac and select gaming consoles. Features Include: 50+ all-new levels (many designed by Liepa and Gray) and more advanced physics Never-before-seen worlds and new creatures ...

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Editor’s Picks: 15 Android apps and games you should know (January 17)

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The Editor’s Picks, formerly known as APPTEASERS, is a collection of apps and games that are new to Android, recently updated, discounted, etc. Whatever the case, we think they’re worth exploring and are willing to bet that many of you would enjoy a few of them. We understand that ...

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Pandora brings personalized station recommendations to Android

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Pandora on Wednesday introduced a new personalized station recommendation feature to its Android and iOS app experience.  Listeners will be presented with up to six suggested artist stations to listen to or add based on what they like, dislike, and current station list. Rolling out as part of ...

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10 Android icon packs you need to download now (Volume 6)

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One of the easiest ways to change the look and feel of your Android device is to install a new launcher. And, once you do that, it’s a breeze to swap icons packs in and out to refresh the aesthetics. Prefer a minimal look with white icons? Sweet! Dig that flat and square stuff that... Read More