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    Google's Chromecast continues to surprise us with the amount of things you can do for the $35 you invest in one. In addition to being able to transfer your consumed content from your Android and iOS devices to your TV, Google continues to evolve the concept with each software update it receives. Just weeks after Google announced that you will be able to mirror your display to your existing Chromecast back at Google I/O, the functionality has been pushed to devices today. This new feature is being dubbed "Cast Screen," and can be found in the navigation drawer of the Chromecast application. ...

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    If smartwatches really want to catch the public's eye, they need to prove to us that they're genuinely useful pieces of hardware worth adding to our lives: giving us something we didn't have before. For some smartphone users, the convenience of wrist-borne notifications may very well be enough, while others of us are waiting to see what additional capabilities arrive. With Android Wear smartwatches now live, developers are already delivering updates for apps that bring new Wear components. Google's getting in on that action itself, and today releases a new Camera app that lets Wear devices ...

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    It's a been a while now since we've had an announcement about new Exynos SoCs from Samsung. Back at MWC we were expecting the company to reveal a series of new 64-bit chips, but instead got the 5422 Octa and 5260 Hexa: interesting chips, sure, especially that six-core configuration, just not the specific components we were hoping to see. But now Samsung's once again teasing the arrival of forthcoming Exynos news, with some sort of statement set to land tomorrow. We're not picking up on anything particularly 64-bit about the image above, distributed as part of Samsung's teaser, and instead ...

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    Before Microsoft's acquisition, Nokia's mobile device division didn't become famous just because of the great flagship smartphones that it produced, but also because of the entry-level devices that were pushed at amazing price tags. Such is the case of the Lumia 630 that we recently reviewed, in addition to the Lumia 520 as well. Still, we've been following the rumors of the Lumia 530 for a couple of weeks now, and more details have emerged today. After seeing some of the renders of the Lumia 530 in previous leaks, today we see some real photos of the device leaked on Chinese social media. ...

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    The idea that Samsung's next-gen Galaxy Note phablet will be powered by a 64-bit chip is pretty far from controversial at this point. We know Samsung's been pursuing 64-bit tech, and have seen evidence pointing to just such a 64-bit Exynos in testing. We've even specifically checked out the 64-bit Exynos 5433 attached to Note 4 leaks. So when @evleaks chimed-in early this morning that the Note 4 will be a 64-bit device, it was a pretty easy rumor to accept. What's possibly more interesting, though, and certainly far more head-scratching, is the puzzling analogy that came alongside it: The ...

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    Only days after the unboxing of Android Wear devices across the United States, it seems Google is hard at work in making these products as reliable as possible. The company pushed a software update to these devices a few days ago, and if you thought those minor bug fixes were all these devices needed, that's far from accurate. The company has just pushed yet another software update today dubbed KMV78X, and given the lack of details of what this update includes, speculation has begun. One of the biggest disappointments is that this software update apparently doesn't fix the paid apps bug ...

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    New hardware destined for Verizon has found itself at the center of quite of stories we've brought you lately. For instance, there was that leak earlier this week that sure seemed to reveal Verizon's plans to train staff on an incoming Sony Xperia Z2. We've also been on the lookout for news of the start of Verizon LG G3 sales, as all three other major carriers have already announced their plans. There's still nothing official just yet, but today a series of Verizon rumors attempts to shed some light on what's just about to go down at big red. Word is that Verizon will announce the start of ...

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    Most of the rumors that surround Apple lately have to do with the company's plans to build a wearable. We're still not sure that it'll be called the "iWatch," but we do know that the company has been hiring people from different sectors in health and fashion in order to build its first smartwatch. The sudden death of the Nike Fuelband has left a ton of very talented people available for such a task, and Apple is already taking action. Two former Nike Fuelband employees have just updated their LinkedIn profiles to confirm that they work for Apple. The two new Cupertino employees are Jon ...

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    LG sure seems interested in adding some new members to the LG G3 family, and just last week we saw some images of the G3 Beat for China. But was that five-inch handset the “G3 Mini” we'd been talking about, or a fully separate G3 spin-off? We're still looking for an answer there, but even with that question open-ended, new details on LG's plans continue to arrive, and today we check out a leak that claims to reveal the LG G3S. According to @evleaks, this is the device we've been calling the G3 Mini, and at least the one we're looking at here will be have dual SIM support – that seems ...

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    What's next for Google's tablet aspirations? We're nearly a year removed from the launch of the second-gen Nexus 7, and it's still uncertain where Google intends to go from here. Rumors have long talked about the possibilities of a Nexus 8 or Nexus 9, and while a fair amount of circumstantial evidence has accompanied those theories, it's been notoriously difficult to talk with much certainty about the next Nexus tablet. That's what makes this latest find all the more interesting, as it seems to state with crystal clarity that a Nexus 8 in in the cards – but should we be a bit critical of ...

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    Early last week we got to check out a couple components form unreleased Sony handsets, which sources claimed to belong to upcoming Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact models. It wasn't a lot to go on, but Sony did move quite swiftly from the Z1 to the Z2, so it's not crazy to think that we should already be talking about plans for the arrival of a Z3. Later, we saw a leak give us a little hardware insight into the Z3 Compact, but it didn't help us narrow down Sony's possible launch window any. Today, though, we finally start closing in on when this hardware might arrive, as a new carrier leak ...

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    The Sprint LivePro has just launched as the world's first device combining a projector and a mobile hotspot, so those of you who often find yourselves in a boardroom may be itching to know what exactly powers it before purchasing one. As can be expected, there's nothing particularly impressive about the Sprint LivePro specs, but this is no slouch at the same time. The components of note to us are the battery and the possibly over-generous (for a device of this caliber) processor which should keep the LivePro chugging along for quite a while. The real selling points, of course, are the ...

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    With the insane pace of phones, tablets, and wearables crossing our desks every day, it's nice to sometimes take a break and welcome in new form factors. The newest product to differ from the norm is the just-launched Sprint LivePro, a device which is a combination of a projector and a Sprint mobile hotspot. Far and away the most interesting feature of the device is the ability to project media to a projection display anywhere between 10 inches and 10 feet. Measuring just 4.7 inches for both its length and width, and with a thickness of 1.1 inches, that's a pretty impressive feat. Even ...

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    HTC's focus lately has shifted over to mid-range phones, having released the One mini 2 and Desire 610 just recently, and it looks like even more additions to the Desire family are in order. If information from incredibly reliable tipster @evleaks is to be believed, an HTC Desire 510 Sprint release could be in the cards and coming soon. Since the Desire 510 has not even launched globally, we're at a loss for what exactly we should expect from this phone. Being part of the Desire series implies that it's a mid-ranger, though, so that's pretty much for granted. The only real source of ...

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    It seems like an eternity has passed since the Xperia Z1 Compact launched (and we reviewed it), but it was only this year. As promised, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact availability has expanded to the US, though not in the grandiose way that many of us have wanted Sony to do in order to make a dent in North American markets. In any case, this is something, so you might want to take a peek. Before we jump into availability details, let's talk specs. The Z1 Compact has a 4.3-inch 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 2,300 ...

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