Motorola XT1058 ‘XFON’ swings through FCC

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A Motorola XT1058 has made its way through the FCC, carrying what appears to be support for AT&T’s network. Based on the image that accompanies the listing, the phone looks to be the same “X Phone” that leaked back in March. Things are falling into place for the so-called ...

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Android lead: Google I/O “going to be different” this year.

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Don’t look for any big new hardware or major releases in Android at Google I/O this week, it’s likely not going to happen. Google’s Sundar Pinchai, speaking with Wired, tells us that Google I/O is “going to be different” this year. What can we expect from I/O this ...

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PUK – Pool with pucks and no side pockets

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I do not have a great description for this game, and the title was alliteration for alliteration’s sake, but I can tell you that PUK is an addicting pick-up-and-play game.  And those are the best kinds of mobile games. PUK bills itself as an action puzzler, but I do not think that is ...

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Google Babel to be called Hangouts and debut at Google I/O, source says

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Google will introduce the much-rumored unified messaging client, Babel, at Google I/O next week, reports TechRadar. Picking up the more formal, and familiar, name of Google Hangouts, this is the messaging service that is expected to be cross-platform and tie together a number of existing ...

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Android now powers almost 60% of mobile devices – about 3 times the amount of iOS devices

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During the first quarter of 2013, Android continued to surge forward. Google’s mobile platform powered an impressive 59.9% of all “smart” mobile devices sold, with a total shipment level of 308.7 million units. in comparison, Apple’s iOS powered only 19.3% of devices ...

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Google abandons X Phone project, analyst says

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Google, no longer interested in the X Phone, has returned the project to Motorola, or so says a Chinese analyst. According to Sun Chang Xu, a woman with 18 years in the Chinese electronics industry and nearly 100k followers, Google no longer sees the project as innovative. This is not to say ...

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Google may be announcing “Google Playground”, a rival to Apple’s GameCenter, on May 15th

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According to various sources around the  internet, some very special people are receiving some very special invites. The invites supposedly offer people an opportunity to “reinvent the playground” at Google I/O on May 15th at 9 AM. Here’s a look at the invite:   Now, of ...

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Ring Defense – A vectorized tower defense game with a George Bush cameo

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Ring Defense follows the basic formula of tower-defense games.  You build towers, traps, and guns to defeat wave after wave of enemies trying to capture your castle or base or, in this case, your energy.  What Ring Defense does not adhere to is the general gaming rule that you can throw in a ...

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Google: We want Glass hacked

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...Not only that, Google plans to show you how.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation shows Google fights for user privacy more than Apple, others

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If you have an interest in your privacy – and, let’s be honest, you really should – then this information from the Electronic Frontier Foundation should be of interest to you. According to a recent report from the EFF, Google has ranked as one of the highest in a slew of ...

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Strategy and Tactics: World War 2 – A WW2 Risk-like Strategy Game

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Herocraft created a nice foundation for further installments in the Risk-like strategy genre...

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Want to see what the Google Glass menus look like? [video]

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If you’re one of the thousands of people who just can’t wait to get a glimpse of what it’s like to use Google Glass, then you should check this out. Dan McLaughlin has used a screen sharing app to display what shows on Google Glass during actual use on his Android phone. The ...

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Google Glass early adopter reveals further clues on software, hardware – same CPU family as Galaxy Nexus

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An early adopter who picked up Google Glass has torn open some information on the product after discovering a debug mode in the Explorer Edition. Liam McLoughlin was able to setup his Glass on the Android Debug Bridge, and Jay Lee found out some crucial info, like OS version, RAM, and CPU type. ...

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Google pushing back release of next version of Android?

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With Google I/O 2013 taking place in less than one month’s time (May 15-17), many are expecting Google to announce the next version of Android. Rumored as both v5.0 and Key Lime Pie, it’s widely assumed that a new device will make its debut with the latest release. New details ...

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Larry Page hints at rugged Motorola devices

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Yesterday, Google officially announced their first 2013 quarterly earnings, and according to Google’s CEO Larry Page,they  had a very strong start to 2013, with $14.0 billion in revenue, up 31% year-on-year – Motorola Mobile revenues were $1.02 billion, which is less as compared to ...

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