In Brief: ZTE unveils new Car Mode app, voice biometrics

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Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) and ZTE Corporation today announced an all new ZTE Car Mode application for ZTE Android devices at CES 2014 in Las Vegas – a result of the two companies’ collaboration to bring advanced voice applications to ZTE Android devices worldwide. ZTE is ...

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Samsung and Trek team up to take cycling into the next generation

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We’ve noted some products at CES that were a bit out of the norm, but Samsung and Trek, an American bicycle manufacturer, have two prototypes on display this week that could be very useful to cyclists, integrating smartphones with bikes. The two concept bikes demonstrate the possibilities ...

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Sony announces Xperia Z1 Compact

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Sony on Monday introduced its latest Android smartphone, the Xperia Z1 Compact, a 4.3-inch monster of a device. Powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB RAM, the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean handset packs a killer 20.7-megapixel camera. The display measures 4.3-inches, ...

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Wikipad announces detachable Gamevice controller for Android devices

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Wikipad, makers of the Wikipad 7 Android gaming tablet, have introduced a new product expected to sell later this year. Called the Gamevice, it’s a detachable console-like controller for smartphones and tablets. Designed to expand or collapse for multiple sizes, it adds dual analog ...

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Lenovo debuts four new smartphones, including LTE-ready Vibe Z

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Lenovo gets the year going with four new Android smartphones Lenovo on Thursday introduced its new line of Android-powered smartphones, including their first LTE-equipped handset. In addition to LTE support, the Vibe Z is a razor thin (7.9mm) and features a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. ...

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Google and Audi to announce Android-based in-car entertainment system?

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Android is becoming a part of our everyday life now – we have Android powered phones, tablets, television, refrigerator, and also cars with Android powered entertainment system. It seems Audi is impressed by Android, and they are planning to announce a new in-car entertainment and ...

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Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, Droid Mini receiving Android KitKat 4.4 today

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Verizon is pushing Android 4.4 KitKat out to Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini devices today and it’s going out in phases.  It’s kinda of nice to see Big Red pushing out updates in a timely manner to its flagship line of phones.  So what are you waiting for? Christmas? A new ...

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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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RealPlayer Cloud streams local and cloud video to Chromecast

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It seems that when we announced about the 10 new apps with the ability to cast to Chromecast on Tuesday, we missed that one can also stream locally and cloud stored content to your TV. RealPlayer Cloud, which launched in September, now lets users watch their local and cloud videos on their TV ...

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Qualcomm intros 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor for smartphones

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Qualcomm on Monday introduced its latest mobile processor, the Snapdragon 410. Designed with “high-volume” smartphones in mind, it’s a 64-bit capable chipset with integrated 4G LTE. Specifications include an Adreno 306 GPU, 1080p HD video playback, support for up to ...

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Google News mobile website updated for Android smartphones

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A new version of the Google News mobile website has arrived for Android and iOS devices. Rolling out over the next few days, the mobile experience gets a UI punch-up that falls more closely in line with the desktop browser version. As is often the case, the United States will be the first ...

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Google Wallet lets users add credit and debit cards via camera

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Google on Thursday released an update to its Google Wallet application which makes it even easier to add credit cards and debit cards. As noted in the changelog, the app now lets users snap a picture of their cards to integrate them with the Wallet account. Take the photo and Wallet will ...

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HBO GO becomes latest service to support Chromecast

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It should not come as much of a surprise, but HBO GO has become the latest service to support Google’s Chromecast device. To enable to the feature on your smartphone or tablet, simply download and install the most recent version of HBO GO’s Android or iOS app. In addition to HBO GO, ...

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Todoist for Android updated with Google Now and DashClock support

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While Todoist is available for multiple devices and platforms, today the to-do list app for Android received a major update when it was updated to version 2.1 that integrates it with Google Now and DashClock. If you’re not familiar with Todoist, there is both a free and paid version to ...

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Qualcomm debuts Snapdragon 805 ‘Ultra HD’ processor for mobile

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Qualcomm on Wednesday introduced its next generation of mobile CPU, the Snapdragon 805 “Ultra HD processor. Sampling in devices now and expected in the first half of 2014, the CPU is a quad-core monster with speeds up to 2.5GHz per core. Additional details include a new Adreno 420 CPU, ...

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