Google will begin teaching you how to build your own smartphone

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In a series of three conferences, Google plan to show developers what they’ll be able to do with the company’s modular phone that they have been working on. The initiative is part of Google’s Ara Developers’ Conference and will run this April. The first conference will ...

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Create your own Flappy Bird-style game with Code.org

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We’ve already told you how to get Flappy Bird on your Android device now that it’s gone, but why not just create your own “flappy” game? Today Code.org, a non-profit organization that aims to get more students interested in computer science, crossed two milestones, ...

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Google Play edition devices might not be a big seller [Guest Blog]

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The smartphone market has completely revolutionized the mobile phone phenomena. These days it is understood that throughout the year we are going to have regular updates, new models, new technology – the cycle goes on and on. Android has been at the forefront of the drastic hyper activity that ...

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Get Started with Nova Launcher for Android

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With all the launchers that are available in the Google Play Store, it can often be a daunting task trying to decipher the differences between them all, when really all you want to do is cover up that ugly TouchWiz skin. Here we take a look at one of the offerings called Nova Launcher and... ...

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SlickLogin acquired by Google for sound-based authentication

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Security is always a topic of hot discussion, and more so with a company like Google who host a lot of your information under one roof when it comes to Google+ and Gmail. It’s also of no secret that passwords are not secure, despite popular belief – every password can be ...

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Muzei Live Wallpaper: The best live wallpaper we’ve ever used

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Dashclock Widget creator Roman Nurik is back with a beautiful live wallpaper for your Android phone. The appropriately named Muzei (or “museum” in Russian) sets a piece of art or custom photo as your phone wallpaper, rotating every night. The default setting adds a slight blur ...

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Dropbox hires Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside

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In an announcement which is sure to send a firm message to Dropbox competitors that it means business, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside is set to be announced as their latest employee and first chief operating officer. While the report suggests that Woodside focus on expanding services into ...

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Google Play Music updated, gets offline SD storage

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Google has been busy lately updating it’s Android App lineup; Google Play Music is next up on the list with features which will add to the functionality of Google Now. Google has added the ability to shuffle all songs from an artist in All Access which mimics the Shuffle Play or Radio ...

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California introduces anti-theft “kill switch” bill

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It is not uncommon to store basically every bit of personal information on your smartphone. And with cellphones being more popular than they ever have been, if somebody steals your phone, you could lose everything. That’s where a new bill proposed in California hopes to come in. The idea ...

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(UPDATE) Dayframe adds Chromecast support

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Now that Google opened up the Chromecast SDK to the public, more apps are gaining support for the tiny wifi-connected dongle. One of the newest is Cloud TV’s Dayframe that was recently updated to version 2.0. In the slideshow app Dayframe 2.0, besides have a new user experience and ...

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Red Nexus 5 officially in the Google Play Store

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There have been more than enough rumors regarding the release of the Nexus 5 in bright red. Well, it’s officially official, beginning today in the Google Play Store. There isn’t much more to say here. Just that there is a bright red color option for the Nexus 5. It’s the same ...

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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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Microsoft eyeing Sundar Pichai as next CEO

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A new rumor states that Sundar Pichai could be in the running to be the next Microsoft CEO. It seems as though Microsoft hasn’t really been hunting for a new CEO as actively as they should be. But according to SiliconANGLE, they have their eyes on someone who would really do well in the ...

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Red Nexus 5 leaked again, now a little more official than before

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If you’ve been keeping tabs on mobile news lately, you’d know that there are more than enough rumors regarding the Nexus 5 in a bright red color. Courtesy of popular leaker, evleaks, the Nexus 5 in red shows up in a pretty believable press render. Though it isn’t official yet, ...

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