Nyrius Smart Outlet turns non-smart electronics into smart ones

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Smart home devices may be a rising trend nowadays, but it can be pretty expensive considering you need to replace most of the appliances you already have. Is there a solution to this? Kickstarter Nyrius believes so. The Nyrius Smart Outlet turns your non-smart electronics into fully connected ...

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Music Maker Jam brings #SpringSounds contest plus new features

MAGIX recently released an update for its music creation app Music Maker Jam for iOS, Android and Windows 8, offering new enhanced social sharing features and a selection of various fresh-sounding music packages perfectly suited for spring. To celebrate this, as well as the growing community ...

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Reuters: Microsoft readying Cortana for Android

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As well as bundling their virtual assistant Cortana into Windows 10, the latest report is that it will also be offered as a standalone app for iOS and Android. Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research, said: “This kind of technology, which can read and understand email, will ...

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AMOLED vs LCD: What is best for you

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While today’s smartphone screens are all getting bigger, brighter and sharper, the technology used to produce the wonderful images we see varies among different smartphone manufacturers. You may have noticed that Samsung’s smartphones appear to be much more colorful and saturated ...

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7 reasons why your next smartphone should be from Samsung

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I’ve been fortunate and used almost all of the Android flagships from last year.  What that means is I’ve been able to test features for myself, rather than going on the words of other writers.  I also can say I paid for every single device I used, and all of them were brand new.  They... ...

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Bitcoin Wallet by Coinbase: Making Bitcoin easy for everyone

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Bitcoin isn’t new. In fact, Wikipedia points to the date of introduction as being January 3, 2009. But still many people have never heard of Bitcoin. And then on the flip side, there are lots of people who know about Bitcoin but have never considered using it. I happen to fit into the latter ...

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How to choose the right app for you

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For those of us that own a smartphone, whether it be an Apple or Android, using apps is part of our daily lives. Can you imagine, 10-15 years ago, not being able to check your Facebook status or having to rely on a traditional camera to capture memories? Remember the hassle of visiting a ...

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HTC One M9 versus iPhone 6

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With the HTC One M9 now officially unveiled to the world, how does the latest flagship device from HTC stack up against its Apple counterpart? We’ve lined up the two unibody handsets against each other to see how they compete as inevitably the comparison will arise from the Android vs iOS ...

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Huawei unveils new cellular MediaPad X2 tablet

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Barcelona, Spain, March 1, 2014: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today unveiled the Huawei MediaPad X2 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. Featuring a fully laminated 7-inch ultra HD IPS screen and a slim body of only 7.28 mm, the ...

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10-inch review

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Lenovo’s newest tablet is finally here and is very much a tablet we’ve seen before. Every year Lenovo takes its tablet and gives it some incremental upgrades that help improve the experience and this year’s edition is no different. The last tablet that I reviewed from Lenovo ...

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YouTube Kids delivers child-friendly video experience with parental controls

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Google and YouTube this week rolled out a new Android and iOS app for YouTube which is aimed at children. Dubbed YouTube Kids, it’s a way of delivering a filtered and curated experience that puts parents at ease. There are a number of controls and user-defined settings to ensure your ...

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Google outlines the reasons you’ll enjoy the new Google Calendar

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On Google’s update Wednesday, Google Calendar was what received the main upgrade, making the version number 5.1. On Google+, Gmail made the announcement, and outlined the reasons you will enjoy the new Google Calendar. “See more events at a glance with 7-day week view and ...

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Motorsport Madness: All racing sim fans should buy this Android game right now!

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The quality of Android games is steadily increasing, as is the appeal of Android itself, which has in-turn lured some lucrative iOS developers to release their games on the Google Play Store. One such game is Motorsport Madness by Christian West who has brought his hit game over from iOS, and ...

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Google Play Music now lets you upload 50,000 of your favorite songs

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Google on Wednesday announced that its Google Play Music service will now let users upload up to 50,000 personal songs. Up 250% from its previous allotment of 20,000, the feature works for both paid and free accounts. Indeed, you can take all of that music you’ve got on CD’s and ...

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Launcher Lab review

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People often ask me about what my favorite thing about Android is as a user. For me, that is the customization. I can completely change the entire look and feel of my device quickly and easily. This is even possible without rooting the device. I do however have an arsenal of apps to help me... ...

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