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    Save big time cash - and enjoy free shipping - at the Pocketnow Deals Store on the Complete Arduino Starter Kit & Course Bundle, the Hubsan H111 Drone, and the Blumoo Bluetooth Universal Remote. The Complete Arduino Starter Kit & Course Bundle is 85 percent off Discover your inner electronics engineer with the ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge may be official, but the smart money suggests the story's not done yet for the Galaxy S6 smartphone family. Evidence has been piling up to support the idea of a Galaxy S6 Active, and while we wait to get confirmation on that one, we're hearing about another possible GS6-series ...

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    At yesterday's Google I/O keynote address, the company shared the first look at Android M with the world, going over some key features and making the first developer preview releases available for Nexus hardware. Plenty of things we had heard rumored over the past few months made an appearance, like granular app ...

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    Yesterday brought us the announcement of Android Pay, Google's new system for integrating mobile payments at a deeper level throughout the company's platform. If you're already a heavy Google Wallet user, it probably sounded pretty good, but some of the details may have given you pause. For instance, Android Pay won't ...

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    At the Google I/O 2015 keynote we were shown pieces of the next version of Android, currently codenamed "Android M". While we don't know what the final dessert name will be we were treated to a Developer Preview of Android M (just like last year with Android L). Not everything we saw in the keynote is available in the ...

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    Have your “friends” been having fun crashing your iPhone all week? The other day we shared with you word of a super-annoying denial-of-service attack that was affecting iOS devices, whereby a specially-crafted text sent to iMessage could crash your iPhone when received. With the potential to be extremely disruptive, ...

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    The funny thing about the annual Google I/O developer conference is this: the news doesn't stop for it. In fact, the opposite is true; knowing that Google's about to carpet bomb the mobile tech landscape with two days' worth of Android developments, rivals and partners alike kick their PR machines into overdrive, ...

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    The mobile world moves quickly – probably faster than just about any other industry in the world. New devices are announced on what feels like a weekly basis; perpetual software updates are hitting for the hundreds of mobile devices; one-off press events are always happening; and while phones seem to have a longer ...

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    Today, Google unveiled the latest iteration to the Android platform, currently dubbed "M," at its I/O 2015 developers' conference. While it's mostly an incremental update, meant to improve stability for users, there are some new features being brought to the table with M that make it stand out on its own. Google spent ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about all the offline updates that Google Maps will receive soon. Then we talk about the new Google Cardboard, and how the protocol now supports even iPhones. Then we talk bout the new Google Now On Tap, which could be the coolest new feature of Android M. Google Photos also ...

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    A few years ago I was trying to find my way around an unfamiliar city with my friend and her husband, and I pulled out my Android phone to help us navigate the tricky terrain. Looking upon my then-new HTC Evo 4G, my friend's husband asked, "those phones are basically just iPhone ripoffs, right?" "No," I replied. ...

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    At the Google I/O keynote earlier today, Google announced an upgrade we've been looking forward to for a few weeks now, sharing word of the revamped Google Photos. From how you save pictures, to how you search through them, there's a lot changing in this new release, and you're not going to have to wait for Android M to ...

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    Apple Pay has done its fair share of damage when it comes to making mobile payments a thing. Cupertino hasn't necessarily succeeded, but statistics have proven that it has had better luck than Google, in addition to other competitors. We've heard rumors that the service will make it to China and Canada soon, but we also ...

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    Apple's Force Touch technology has certainly made a big boom since it became public with the Apple Watch, and Apple's new MacBook. Many of us still find it confusing to determine when an Apple Watch has this command option, but it is cool to have a sort of right-click function on such a small display. We've heard ...

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    Google I/O has proven to be the company's most epic event of each and every year. Google is definitely a software company at heart, and this is the show floor for the future of Google's software vision. This has also proven to be a key event for product launches, in some cases hardware related, but where ...

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    Today and tomorrow, Google is hosting its developer conference, Google I/O 2015. Like last year, we got to see the next version of Android for the very first time. Also like last year, Google isn't giving away the name of the next version, it's simply referred to as it's letter - in this case: Android M. This ...

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    Google just got done with its I/O 2015 keynote, and among all the news it had to share, we learned of the coming availability of Android M. We'll be discussing those new features and Android M changes in our upcoming Editorial Roundtable, starting at 4pm Eastern. Before we get to that, though, Google has already made ...

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    One lucky person is going to walk away with the new Google Nexus 9 tablet, a Chromecast stick, and a $100 Google Play gift card. It’s the ultimate Google entertainment and productivity prize package. To win, all you need to do is enter. To enter, simply go to The Google Gadget Giveaway contest page at the Pocketnow ...

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    Last year at I/O, Google introduced Cardboard, its low-cost 3D viewer for smartphones. Today it's opening the next chapter in the Google Cardboard story, starting off with the announcement of a new viewer. Fan of phablets? The new Cardboard has your name on it, with support for phones with screens up to six inches in ...

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    Ever since the old Froyo days, Google Maps has proven to be one of the most useful tools for Android devices. As such, we’ve seen a ton of momentum in how Google updates and brings new services to its Maps application. We really weren’t expecting to see much announced today at Google I/O, but boy were we wrong. On ...

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    Today's Google I/O news isn't just about new user-focused features, or the changes coming in Android M - this is a developer event, after all. That means plenty of updates about coding, content delivery, and how apps are sold. Google just shared some news on that latter point, announcing some of the rumored changes we ...

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    We’ve heard a ton of rumors regarding a new Google Photos app, and it finally gets announced today at Google I/O. If you thought that having these services unlinked from Google+ was cool enough, well as it turns out, the news are much broader than just a platform change. Google is seriously doing a lot in order to ...

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    Google Now is already an impressively powerful tool, drawing data from multiple sources in order to give you the info you need, sometimes before you even realize you need it. But Google's not content to leave a good thing alone, and at I/O this afternoon it's announcing its plans for making Now smarter, easier to ...

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    It’s been two years since Google announced its intent to power the Internet of Things, or in other words, to make as many products in your home, smart products. Back then the prototype concept sounded cool and all, but we didn’t really see any of this reach the market. Today we get to see the fruit of Google’s ...

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    Google I/O is underway, with the day-one keynote streaming now. After getting us started with some of the usual platform stats, Google's not wasting any time getting into the new stuff, and is jumping right in to the Android M developer preview, promising to share six key areas where we'll find improvements over ...

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