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    Well, the time is finally (almost) upon us. Google will soon be ready to take the stage at its annual developers' conference in San Francisco, California – more precisely, Moscone West will be filling with attendees in the coming hours, and the keynote where all the major announcements are set to go down is soon ...

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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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    Computex Taipei gets started early next week, and while the conference may not be the new-mobile-hardware smorgasbord of MWC or IFA, it does promise to introduce us to some fresh devices. We've been looking forward to new models from ASUS in particular, especially after hearing about a pair of new tablets that could be ...

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    What's a smartphone user got to do to get a cellular plan with unlimited data? Among the big four carriers in the States, your options are pretty limited. Verizon and AT&T stopped selling such plans years ago, meaning if you don't have one already, you're not getting one now. That leaves T-Mobile and Sprint – but ...

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    In the US, the concept of the “$200 smartphone” isn’t likely to bowl anyone over. After all, carrier subsidies routinely bring retail prices at least that low for some of the fanciest devices around, and for many people that's enough. But when you break or lose that phone and need to replace it (or when you tally ...

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    Sony has unveiled its 2015 flagships; they're called the Xperia Z4 in Japan, and the Xperia Z3+ elsewhere. While every Xperia Z model was an incremental update over its predecessor, something that hasn't changed over generations (Z, Z1, Z2, Z3, Z3+/Z4) is the screen resolution. Sony is using Full HD 1920 x 1080 ...

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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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    The Lenovo Smart Cast projector phone is not the only cool, and futuristic product that the company introduced today at its Beijing event. The Lenovo Magic View dual-screen smartwatch has not one, but two displays; in addition to the main, circular display (that you'll find on any wearable device, granted, in a ...

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    We're no strangers to projector-enabled smartphones: Samsung has (had) two models with the Galaxy Beam and the Galaxy Beam 2. Not that you cared about it. Well, you'll care about this one from Lenovo here, if you're really a geek! Just announced at the Lenovo Tech World Conference, the Lenovo Smart Cast not only ...

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    Right now, the events spotlight in the tech world is mainly on Google I/O, but soon after that event goes down Apple will be ready to counter with an annual developers' conference of its own. Following today's likely unveil of Android M, Apple will almost certainly continue the trend it has set in the past few years, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's new deals to get more apps on Android phones. Then we talk about the iPhone SMS bug that's been plaguing users. Samsung is next as we learn of its plans for future camera and battery technology. Xiaomi follows as we learn more of what to expect with the Mi 5. We ...

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    Were you one of the many smartwatch fans who backed the Pebble Time when it hit Kickstarter back in February? Tens of thousands of you did, and the first shipments are on their way out this week, with the balance of them set to be in the mail by the middle of next month. But what if missed that early adopter window and ...

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    Xiaomi is not just one of China's leading mobile device companies, but also one of the most aggressive Android OEMs when it comes to design and product focus. We've kept a close eye on all the rumors regarding the Mi 5 lately, but instead we ended up getting the Mi 4s, which did bring some welcome updates to last year's ...

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    For a minute there we thought that the Spotlight Stories that were exclusive to recent Motorola smartphones, remained that way because it was a Motorola thing. As it turns out, these augmented reality games were created by Motorola's ATAP division, which was kept by Google after the Lenovo acquired Moto. You can learn ...

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    Yota Devices makes some of the most unique smartphone hardware around, giving the YotaPhone 2 a secondary e-ink screen to complement its full-color main display. While we were quite intrigued by that handset when reviewing it earlier this year, a few issues with the implementation and how the phone was presented for ...

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    We've spent the last couple of months covering many rumors regarding future Windows 10 Mobile Lumia flagships in the works. Sadly these haven't gone beyond rumors, something quite unfortunate for a platform that's hungry for flagships. That said most of these rumors coincide with each other so far, so it seems we're ...

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    Google is not only the most popular search engine in the world, but also the one that's fastest at innovating with new features for users. A really cool service that Android users had exclusively was to get app suggestions whenever they searched for something. For example, getting suggestions to download Yelp whenever ...

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    Even though Cupertino will want you to believe that its mobile operating system is the most secure and reliable in the world, we know there's no such thing. We've expressed how disappointing things have become for iOS since the launch of iOS 7, and as much as iOS 9 might come to save the day, that doesn't mean you won't ...

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    Siri's often spoken of in the same context as Google Now, but there's a wide breadth between the features each service offers. The reason being that Google Now (and even Cortana) is more than just voice-powered search, and also delivers tools that are more in line with what you might get from a personal assistant – ...

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    Both Google and Apple are eager to spread their mobile influences from beyond that tiny device you carry around in your pocket to one that's attached to some slightly more substantial hardware: your car. Just as Apple's got its CarPlay, Google has Android Auto, and we've already seen efforts from both car makers and ...

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    It was about two months ago when we first got word of Microsoft's cross-platform ambitions for its incredibly useful Office Lens app. The once Windows Phone-exclusive lets you capture signs, documents – pretty much anything your phone's camera can see – and converts them into nice, clean perspective- and ...

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    Back in 2014, smartwatches were really starting to make their presence felt, expanding from niche products to those with broader commercial appeal. And only fittingly, plenty of companies with experience in mobile electronics were lining up to release one. And after months and months of rumors that Microsoft was working ...

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