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    Will Android and Chrome OS finally just merge already? What's going on with Android Wear, and will Huawei jump ship to Tizen? Can Blackberry survive by giving up on in-house hardware? This week we're joined by Trisha Hershberger to discuss these stories and answer your questions, so make sure you're charged and ready ...

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    Not another barely legal so-called ridesharing service to stir the traditional taxi pot. Well, no, because off the bat, Google appears to be enforcing strict rules and regulations for the Waze Carpool program, consisting of a free Android and iOS Waze Rider app, to ensure its drivers aren’t tempted to quit their day ...

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    Noticed anything missing from Lenovo’s fairly rich IFA 2016 product portfolio? No? Then you must not be familiar with the company’s budget-friendly non-Yoga Android slate lineup. This is in dire need of a couple of upgrades, despite the modest Tab 3 (or Tab3) having seen daylight last spring in 7, 8 and 10.1-inch ...

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    The LG X power has made its way into the news again in the United States, this time on US Cellular. The mid-ranger with a 4,100mAh battery and an otherwise modest spec sheet is available for $149.99 prepaid or a total of $210 in 20, 24 or 30 monthly installments. As a note to Sprint nabbing a MediaTek-powered device, ...

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    Global music streaming competition is tightening up (not that it’s very loose at the moment), with a public Spotify beta live on Japanese shores as of today, and a similarly limited launch in India for Google Play Music. The Mountain View search giant’s Apple Music contender is technically already available across ...

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    Believe it or not, the world’s most popular mobile and desktop music streaming app has somehow managed to reach and retain that dominant position within an increasingly competitive industry sans making its freemium services available in a number of key markets. At long last, you can cross Japan off the list of ...

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    Online education platform Udacity has a new virtual reality content development course, thanks to partnerships with Google, HTC Vive and UploadVR. The program, working off of Unity, gives developers a chance to catch on to a growing jobs field in technology. It covers VR platforms on phones, PC and room-scale consoles, ...

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    As craze winds up about the ultimate confluence between mobile OS Android and ultra-portable laptop platform Chrome OS, we have a lateral move to report in the quest to get Android apps working on Chromebooks. In fact, it feels like stale news, but it's worth reporting. The Acer Chromebook R11 and the ASUS Chromebook ...

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    It seems that the Google "G" logomark will be the look of the season. The ads are there, the rumors back it up and now we have pictures of a $69 Chromecast Ultra, courtesy of VentureBeat and Evan Blass. Compare it to Chromecasts of yesteryear and you'll find not much change in form factor, even though the existing ...

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    Even though the HTC-made Nexus phones for 2016 have moved monikers, it seems that there's a Nexus straggler coming out of Huawei. Casual droppings about the company "doing the Nexus again this year" have been pretty shallow so far, but this "Huawei 7P" hasn't had a blockbuster leak yet for it to "justify" its existence. ...

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    While several Android device manufacturers have named or at least strongly suggested names of phones and tablets due for official 7.0 UI makeovers… eventually, there’s no update deadline as far as a single non-Nexus product is concerned. And we’re not expecting any for a few more weeks. Possibly, even a month or ...

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    Nexus phones are almost certainly getting “Pixelated”, the age-old second-gen N7 tablet might be in for a long overdue sequel of sorts this year too, and then you have first-party VR hardware, a Google Assistant-powered home automation hub, 4K-capable Chromecast, as well as a Pixel 3 laptop. Wait, what Pixel 3 ...

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    Mere hours after we expressed concern over the rumored $70 price tag of the upcoming Google Chromecast Ultra with 4K and HDR support, California-based digital media player veteran Roku decided to try to steal the search giant’s thunder by unveiling a bunch of new set-top boxes starting at $30. Mind you, the ...

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    The Chromening of Android? Or the Droidening of Chrome OS? We still haven't had much to make of word last year from the Wall Street Journal that Google's two primary software platforms would merge together. Google denied any notion of it, but lo and behold what came this year: Android apps working on Chromebooks. As ...

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    Google isn't much of a company that reminisces. In fact, it took the good folk over at Mountain View up until last year before they realized, "hey, maybe we should celebrate a little bit more often, huh?" Android is turning eight tomorrow, Google says (or tweets), and the company wants to do something special especially ...

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    Google may be giving its OnHub Wi-Fi router a few friends to boost users' coverage and still have the network all under one umbrella. Sources to Android Police and Droid Life say that in addition to the several products Google will launch on October 4, we're also looking at Google Wifi, Google-made routers that will ...

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    Yahoo has announced that "a state-sponsored actor" has gotten hold of a copy of US account details including password hashes, — machine-scrambled passwords that are sent and exclusively accepted by receiving servers — unencrypted and encrypted security questions and answers and vital specs like names, email ...

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    Earlier this month, we sent two editors overseas to Berlin, Germany for IFA. That coverage was appropriately sponsored by XCom Global. Appropriately, because our two editors were coming from the United States with their United States-based carriers which, if one wasn’t careful, would lead to really high cellphone ...

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    Can you believe there are still so many respectable, relatively popular Android high-enders released in the past couple of years stuck with Lollipop, despite the successor of that OS flavor’s successor already gearing up for its first important maintenance update? Well, it’s true, painful as it may be, though at ...

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    Google’s latest push for relevance in the chat app landscape finally enters phase two today, as the text-specialized Allo joins the video-only Duo in the Android Play Store and iOS App Store to try to give Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or iMessage a run for their money, and wash the taste of Hangouts out of ...

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    You may still call it "Google Now," but when you mail it next, your search will be returned to sender. In the latest beta version of the Google app, the "Now" features have been renamed. Google Now, the pane of automatically compiled news, weather, sports and interesting information, is simply called "Feed". Now on Tap, ...

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    The music industry seems to have closed the financial transition period between downloads and streaming as the Recording Industry Association of America reports revenue growth not seen since the late 90's. In terms of retail sales made during the first half of the year, revenue grew by an annual 8.1 percent to $3.4 ...

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    The blocks of media that have chipped away at your character limit, 24 at a time, are about to go away forever. If they haven't already, that is. Twitter took first advantage of this feature as it issued a 139-character tweet along with a GIF, something that would've taken the total up to 173. Prior to today, any media ...

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    Now that Apple has launched a new iPhone that removes the long-standard 3.5mm TRS (tip ring shaft) headset jack, there's a lot of controversy as to whether this will be a good thing or a bad thing. Lenovo actually released two Moto Z Android phones last month with no 3.5mm headset jack either (and one with the headset ...

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    Here's a simple little feature that the Google Play Store probably should've had long ago. Here's also a simple little feature that everything offering downloadable data (hi, everyone) or anything that can download said data (hello, phone manufacturers) should've had long ago. Google is beta testing a feature that ...

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