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  • 28 May 2015

    Future Android Phones Could Recharge Another Devices

    usb type-c Google just announced new features for the next version of Android and the most interesting one has little to do with the user interface: Properly equipped devices will be able to recharge other USB devices. This is thanks to the new version of USB called USB Type-C. This next generation of USB is already found on several device

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  • 28 May 2015

    Google Takes Another Shot At Mobile Payments With Android Pay

    google-io-20150092 At its I/O developer conference today, Google announced Android Pay, a new payments solution native to its mobile operating system. In addition to making it easier to pay at a merchant’s point of sale via NFC, the new system lets merchants integrate payments directly into their apps for selling physical goods a

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  • 28 May 2015

    Jolla Pushes BRICS Partnerships To Target Android In Emerging Markets

    jolla India Finnish mobile upstart Jolla, whose linux-based Sailfish OS is marketed as a more flexible alternative to the dominant platforms of Android and iOS, is stepping up its push to win friends and influence mobile users in the BRICs cluster of emerging markets — ahead of the release of Sailfish 2.0 this summer, which will be the

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  • 28 May 2015

    What To Expect From Google I/O 2015

    io15-color Google I/O begins Thursday, kicking off with the usual keynote from the search giant during which it generally drops a lot of news. We’ll be there to cover it live as it happens, but a lot of info, rumor and speculation has already been making the rounds about just what we’ll see announced. Here’s a round-up of what to exp

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  • 28 May 2015

    Chevrolet To Offer CarPlay And Android Auto In 14 Models Starting This Summer

    unnamed It’s about time. Chevy is going to start offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across its vehicle line. The rollout will start in a few weeks and eventually hit 14 Chevy models. Apple and Google announced these systems in early 2014 and have since signed on most automakers. Chevy joins just Hyundai in providing a launch timetable

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  • 27 May 2015

    Pebble Time Review

    pebble-time-daylight All smartwatches owe a debt to Pebble; the startup, in its previous life, was building smartwatches for BlackBerry devices back when people still used those. The Pebble Time is the second-generation Pebble hardware released by the company, and it starts shipping out to early supporters of the Kickstarter camp

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  • 26 May 2015

    Worldwide Smartphone Growth To Slow In 2015, As China Reaches Saturation

    china iphone apple The writing has been on the wall for some time, but analysts at IDC are again confirming today that the worldwide smartphone market will continue to see its overall growth slow in 2015. The firm says that global smartphone shipments will grow just 11.3 percent this year, down from 27.6 percent the year prior. The changes

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  • 26 May 2015

    Periscope Surfaces On Android

    periscope-android Periscope, Twitter’s live streaming video app, has arrived on Android. After a debut on iOS early this year, the company’s Android app development under former Twitter for Android developer Sara Haider went full-steam on bringing Periscope to Google’s mobile OS. The Android version has all the functionality

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  • 22 May 2015

    The Aria Lets You Control Your Smart Watch Without Touching It

    Aria wearable The Aria is an add-on band that measures movement in the wrist to control smart watches with finger gestures. Compatible with Android Wear and the Pebble Time, their module slots in to an existing band and lets you move through a watch’s interface without tapping the screen or using controls on the side of the watch face

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