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    Back when Amazon announced its Kindle Fire HD lineup last September, it shared news of an expansion in functionality of its X-Ray feature. While that had let you get more information on books you were reading in the past, this change meant that similar insight was coming to movies you watched on your Kindle Fire HD. Now it looks like Google is taking a page from Amazon's playbook, introducing similar functionality to Google Play Movies and TV. The way this works, when you're watching a movie where info cards are available (Google insists that "hundreds" are currently supported, and more ...

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    Changes are coming to Google Play, like the all-new News section we learned about last week. More than just a new media category, though, the app is set to get a big visual overhaul, as revealed through an early look at Google Play 4.0. The big change is the Now-ification of Play, throwing out its old dark look for something brighter with big text and big images. While the general structure of the app and the individual screens you'll see remain unchanged, the presentation gets tweaked enough to make it feel quite new. You might notice that News doesn't seem to make an appearance here, but ...

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    Google Play already gives Google a place to keep a whole bunch of disparate content under one roof, containing everything from apps to magazines. Based on some analysis of code used for the web-based Google Play Store, it looks like Google could be preparing itself to add one more group to the types of content Play provides, putting the framework in place for Google Play News. Text strings present in Play Store javascript reference Google Play News, along with subscriptions to News content. It also looks like Google will be using yellow to signify News content. For now, there's been no ...

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    Google Play may be the place to go for getting your first shot at buying new Nexus hardware, but it can really drag its feet when it comes to selling accessories alongside their host devices. It took until last month for Google to start offering the Nexus 4's wireless charger, but that actually showed up in a relative hurry compared to the accessory we're talking about today. We've been hearing third-party retailers talk about the Nexus 7 dock for a few months now, and now Google has finally gotten around to joining them, adding the $30 dock to its Google Play offerings. Last night, Google ...

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    Early this month, we saw retailers open pre-orders for the long-overdue wireless charging dock for Google's Nexus 4, finally giving us a price for the accessory: sixty dollars. Sure, that's a bit expensive for something that only charges your phone, but it wasn't that excessive compared to what some other wireless chargers sell for. It was nice to see the charger finally about to become available, but it kept us wondering if Google would ever get around to offering the accessory itself. Well, less than two weeks later it finally has, and today the charging orb is now available for sale in ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent rumors of Apple and Intel working together to build a new watch. Then Toshiba makes the scene after years of smartphone irrelevance to show us their new project, which consists of bringing Lytro technology to smartphones. Later we talk about the Sony Xperia X and Xperia Z which are rumored to be launched at CES 2013. Believe it or not, the HTC HD2 is next after almost half a decade of existence, and this time because it can now run Windows RT. We end today's show talking about Google's app choices for 2012's best. Yes, blooper ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the recently leaked image of the HTC One X+, which was sporting a T-Mobile logo at the top. Then we go through the recent deals that Google is bringing to their Play Store to celebrate 25 billion downloads. Later we talk about Barnes & Noble's new Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets that were released today. We also go through the sad news that Texas Instruments is abandoning the smartphone market, which we're sure will end-up being sadder news for them down the road. We then end today's show talking about Nokia's recent info-graph where they ...

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    "#NewRule," the tweet loudly proclaimed, "It is no longer acceptable to say, 'I'm not a technology person.'" It was a tweet from a user I didn't follow, retweeted by someone I did. The latter person had added, "it is the 21st century, after all." I couldn't hit the retweet button fast enough. That short, simple message had somehow given voice to all my pent-up exasperation at the techno-fear that I've been seeing in some of my friends lately. Yes, I thought as the message propagated across my follow-sphere, we live in the future. Stop fighting it. That's too harsh, of course. I wasn't ...

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