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Sony May Be Announcing A New Camera Centric Phone Very Soon

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 02:22 PM PDT



Sony posted a rather cryptic Tweet yesterday that seems to hint at a new phone coming down the pipeline really soon.  As you can see, they have August 3, 2015 as the date to take note of so it seems we won't to wait long to see what they have in store.

One possibility is that this could be the recently rumoured Xperia Z5; however, that device wasn't expected until September.  Is Sony pushing up the time table to try and beat out upcoming devices such as the Note 5, S6 Edge+ and iPhone 6S?  Only time will tell and thankfully there's not a lot of time to wait!


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Sony leak shows big Xperia C5 Ultra with thin side bezels, Xperia M5 with 21.5MP camera

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 02:11 PM PDT

How would you like to start your weekend with a leak of a couple of unannounced Android phones? Good, because that's what we've got for you!

Several images of the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 have made their way online. The Xperia C5 Ultra is the larger of the pair, boasting a 6-inch 1080p display with crazy-thin side bezels that reportedly measure just 0.8mm thick. The full Xperia C5 Ultra spec list is said to look like this:

  • 6-inch 1920×1080 display
  • 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor
  • 13-megapixel front and rear cameras, front and rear flashes
  • 16GB of storage
  • microSD slot
  • 2GB of RAM
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM support
  • 2930mAh battery

While the Xperia C5 Ultra is unquestionably a large phone because of its 6-inch display, its super-thin side bezels ought to make it a bit easier to handle than you might expect. Combine that big screen with the C5 Ultra's 13-megapixel cameras and a price that's reportedly going to be around 21,000 or 22,000 Rubles ($340 to $356 USD) and the C5 Ultra could be an interesting option in the affordable smartphone market.

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Moving on to the smaller phone of the pair, the Xperia M5 will reportedly offer the following specs:

  • 5-inch 1920×1080 screen
  • 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor
  • 21.5-megapixel rear, 13-megapixel front cameras
  • 16GB of storage
  • microSD slot
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 2600mAh battery
  • IP65/68 rated for resistance to dust and water

The Xperia M5 will reportedly cost 24,000 to 25,000 Rubles ($389 to $405 USD), which makes since because it's slightly higher-specced than the Xperia C5 Ultra. And while its design may not be quite as notable since it doesn't have the C5 Ultra's super-thin bezels, the Xperia M5 does have a dust and water-resistant body and beefy front and rear cameras.

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HTC Desire 626S Launches In Canada

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 01:52 PM PDT


Another entry level device has entered the market although it's probably been a little overshadowed by the Moto G (2015) launch.  Enter the HTC Desire 626S, HTC's new budget device.  Here are the specs:

  • 5″ 720p Display
  • Snapdragon 210 Processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB Internal Storage
  • microSD Card Slot
  • 8MP Camera
  • 2MP Front Facing Camera
  • 2000 mAh Battery
  • Android 5.1 with Sense 7

These specs definitely aren't as enticing as what the Moto G offers but they're decent nonetheless.  HTC could have tried to win some people over by undercutting the already low cost of the Moto G but unfortunately the price is on par if not a bit higher than Motorola's offering.  If you buy the Desire 626S outright, you'll be looking at $200-$250 depending on which carrier you go with.  Speaking of carriers, Bell, Viring, SaskTel, Videtron and WIND Mobile are all now selling HTC's budget device.

[Bell / Virgin / SaskTel / Videotron / WIND]

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AirDroid Introduces Desktop Widget And Right-Click File Sharing For Windows, New Menu Bar Tabs For Mac, And SMS Search For Both

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 01:33 PM PDT


AirDroid offers one of the more Android-themed ways to get files from your computer to your smartphone or tablet. It's green, there's a bugdroid in the logo, and, well—this isn't the point. Besides, file sharing is just scratching the service. AirDroid lets you control your device remotely, accessing texts and turning on the camera. Now the developers have rolled out a number of intriguing features in the latest updates to its Windows and Mac desktop clients.

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Moto G Now Available In Canada

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 01:22 PM PDT

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The new Moto G was just announced a few days ago (July 28 to be exact) and already its available for purchase here in Canada!  Motorola launched the device today and several carriers, including Bell, Telus, Virgin, Koodo and SaskTel, have added the budget device to their line up.  Here's a rundown of the specs again:

  • 5″ 720p Display
  • Quad-Core Snapdragon 410
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB Internal Storage
  • microSD Card Slot
  • 13MP Camera
  • 5MP Front Facing Camera
  • 2470 mAh Battery
  • IPX7 Water Resistant Rating
  • Android 5.1.1

I've been playing around with the device over the past day or so and I have to say that it definitely outperforms its price tag.  With a price tag of about $200-$230 (price depends on the carrier you go with), you're getting a solid phone that will offer good performance, a pretty decent camera, solid battery life, and some durability thanks to its IPX7 rating.

[Bell / Telus / Virgin / Koodo / SaskTel]


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Top 10 Android app updates this week: Snowball, HipChat

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 01:02 PM PDT

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We've found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we're going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but we'll make exceptions for apps that have had significant updates. We hope you enjoy this weekly feature and that you discover some apps that end up being useful.

Microsoft Groove - Version 3.0.50729

Microsoft Groove

What's new in this version:

  • Offline playback is now supported for many new devices
  • You no longer need Groove Music Pass to use the app! (Certain features still require it)
  • New app name and design
  • Music in your OneDrive music folder now appears as part of your collection
  • In addition to playlists, you can now download individual songs and albums for offline use


3DMark - Version 1.5.3263


What's new in this version:

  • New Sling Shot tests for OpenGL ES 3.1+3.0
  • New hardware monitoring charts
  • Android TV support
  • Russian localization


Google Translate - Version 4.0.0

Google Translate

What's new in this version:

  • Smoother conversation in 40 languages. Improved accessibility support.
  • Instantly translate printed text in 20 new languages with your camera:
  • TO/FROM English: Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian FROM English to: Hindi, Thai


Rhapsody Music Player - Version

Rhapsody Music

What's new in this version:

  • Rhapsody has a brand new look!
  • New mini player: updated design, swipe to change tracks, favorite right from the mini player
  • New full screen player: new design, simplified experience
  • New overall look
  • Several bug fixes


Motorola FM Radio - Version 02.00.0045

Motorola FM Radio

What's new in this version:

  • Material Design, Sleep timer, Recording, tuner usability improvements and user settings enhancements


PrayerMate - Version 4.0.1


What's new in this version:

  • Adds automatic sync via Dropbox (under "Advanced settings" menu)
  • New "Take Words With You" scriptural prayer builder


CloudPlayer by doubleTwist - Version 1.0.4


What's new in this version:

  • Added setting to turn Cellular Data use on or off. When off, streaming is WiFi-only.
  • Added full FLAC support (including 24bit 192KHz). We no longer rely on Android's FLAC (which is buggy on Samsung devices).
  • Added support for WMA (Windows Media Audio) files in Cloud Storage.
  • Improved handling of mp3 files that contain corrupt frames (which was causing playback to skip to next track).


HipChat - Version 3.1.0


What's new in this version:

  • Landscape support! It's back! We hear you, Android Tablet users! Stay tuned for more!
  • Reply to mentions and one on one messages from your WRIST! (Android Wear *required*)
  • Avatars. Avatars Everywhere.
  • Files will upload in the background. So what? Well you can keep chatting while you are uploading that giant GIF.
  • An all new Share To HipChat dialog shows you the conversations you *want* to see. We think. Maybe. If not, you can now search from it too!


Chrome Browser - Version 44.0.0


What's new in this version:

  • Bug fixes and speedy performance improvements.


Snowball – Version 2.0.3


What's new in this version:

  • Allow users to disable "Sent from Snowball" signature in settings
  • Fix crash with Samsung music player
  • Various other fixes


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Last chance: Get a lifetime subscription to Sticky Password Premium for just $25 [Deal]

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 12:08 PM PDT

redesign_StickyPasswordMF1There is no need to struggle with remembering long and complicated passwords any longer, Sticky Password is your password management and form filler solution, available for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android. And for a limited time only thanks to Cult of Android Deals, you can get a lifetime subscription for just $24.99. This lifetime Sticky

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Kappsule's Latest Game 'Battle Golf' Is A Free Way To Defeat Menacing Creatures With A Solid Stroke

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 11:33 AM PDT


Golf balls have much in common with projectile weapons. They're small. They're shaped like musket balls. Sometimes they cut through the air too quickly for the eye to follow. You could do a lot of damage with one, if you think about it.

Developer Kappsule, creator of Wrassling, apparently has. Battle Golf is the result. In this not-quite-a-sports-game, you swing a club at a ball just like you would in a virtual golf course.

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NVIDIA now upgrading SHIELD tablet to Android 5.1.1 with optimizations and more

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 10:39 AM PDT

Early on Friday, July 31, NVIDIA officially announced that some SHIELD tablet units were being recalled, due to a potentially serious fire hazard tied to the battery within the device. Fortunately for some SHIELD tablet owners, not every unit was recalled. And for those that weren't being called upon to send their unit back, the company has seen fit to release a brand new software update to the devices out in the wild.

NVIDIA's calling it OTA 3.1, and with the new software — which should be rolling out now — SHIELD tablet owners will receive Android 5.1.1 on their devices. As NVIDIA points out in the official forum posting, this update is meant to address issues behind the scenes and doesn't really offer any forward-facing upgrades. With Android 5.1.1 on board, SHIELD tablet owners should expect to hopefully see some performance enhancements, while other optimizations will hopefully make the overall experience better in day-to-day use.

Android 5.1.1 is rolling out now to the SHIELD tablet, so if you own one keep an eye out for the new software.

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Snowball Hits Version 2.0, Becomes A Full-Featured Notification Center

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 10:34 AM PDT


Back in October of 2014, a new beta app called Snowball was released. Back then it was a chat head-style multi-messaging client of sorts, which was useful enough in its own right. Snowball 2.0 is out now, and the app has apparently gotten a completely overhaul - it's essentially a completely different thing now. Instead of being a messaging client, Snowball is now a full-featured (and damn good-looking) notification center. Check it out:

If I said this didn't look pretty useful, I'd be lying.

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Google Is Rolling Out New Custom Invitiation Options In Hangouts

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 10:34 AM PDT

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Hangouts does some things well, but letting you know when someone new is trying to contact you is not one of them. Google is rolling out several new invitation options to Hangouts that will make things much clearer. What's more, it looks like they're already live in the Android app.

If you head to the Hangout settings you'll see the "How others get in touch with you" heading. Below that is "Customize invites," which is where the new features are.

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Android M preview 3 has been delayed until further notice

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 10:09 AM PDT

Android M's final preview isn't ready yet. Photo: Google.Google has announced that its third developer preview of Android M has been delayed. The company hasn't yet confirmed when the update will be available, but it has said it will be a "near final" release that will be free from major bugs. "We want this to be a near final release to test your apps on,

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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to get cheaper on August 1

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 09:09 AM PDT

Samsung's Galaxy S6 price cuts are incoming. Photo: SamsungSamsung recently confirmed that it will "adjust" its pricing of the Galaxy S6 series in an effort to boost sales after another disappointing quarter — and now one report claims its new prices will come into affect on August 1. Buyers can expect to see reductions of around $100 across the board. TechTastic reports that as of Saturday in

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Google Maps for Android Wear: Put the world on your wrist

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 09:07 AM PDT

Whether you're exploring a new country or reconnecting with an old neighborhood this summer, Android Wear can help you get timely and local information, directly on your wrist. With an updated Google Maps app and API for Android Wear, it's now even easier to know where you're going, while leaving your phone in your pocket or purse.

Google Maps for Android Wear
Just say "Ok Google, navigate to…" to bring up Google Maps' improved turn-by-turn guidance and full-screen navigation view on your watch. And with always-on screen support, your map view remains on your wrist in battery-saving mode, even when you're not actively looking at your screen.

Glanceable maps in lots more apps
Many travel apps integrate with Google Maps on Android Wear to bring what's around you to your wrist. Use HotelTonight to track hotel rates and get notified right on your watch when the price is right. Forgot to pack your toothbrush? Priceline customers can use Android Wear to locate the closest convenience store.

As you stroll through a neighborhood, Foursquare will make sure you won't walk by and miss a restaurant's legendary burrito. And TripAdvisor will tell you about the city's best comedy club that you should visit now (or save for tomorrow night, directly from your watch). You'll blend right in with the locals as you expertly navigate a new city's public transport with Citymapper's step-by-step directions right on your wrist.

No matter how caught up you get in your adventures, be sure to take the time to check-in with your loved ones. With Glympse on Android Wear, you won't even need to take out your phone! And should your vacation inspire bigger life changes, use Trulia or Zillow to glance at all the home sale listings in your new, beloved neighborhood.

No matter where you go, Android Wear lets you stay on track while freeing your hands for an ice-cream cone—or two. So before you hit the road this summer, be sure to pack your Android Wear watch and your favorite travel apps.

Posted by Ben Greenwood, Product Manager, Google Maps
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The YotaPhone 2 won’t be coming to the U.S. after all

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 08:51 AM PDT

While the YotaPhone 2 was still being hyped, it was revealed that the U.S.-based launch would only happen if an Indiegogo campaign was successful. Turns out, despite that successful campaign, it's not going to happen anyway.

According to a report published by The Verge that cites an email sent to Indiegogo backers by Yota Devices, the reason behind canceling the YotaPhone 2′s U.S. launch has to do with issues connected to its manufacturing partners. That includes unforeseen delays in both "production and delivery of the North American variant of YotaPhone 2 from our manufacturer." As such, the email adds that "the logistics were insurmountable and the device would simply arrive too late." Interestingly enough, the delay was so significant that Yota Devices says the shipments to U.S. customers of the YotaPhone 2 would actually conflict with their plans for 2016, and U.S. customers would be receiving the YotaPhone 2 while other regions were already receiving better YotaPhones.

As a result of the change in plans, Yota Devices says there are two options:

  • For those who are avid fans of our hardware and innovation, we offer you the option to receive an International version of YotaPhone 2 (YD201) in Black only. For those backers living outside of North America, this is the exact phone we already planned to send you. For those living in the US, this phone will work with major GSM carriers including AT&T and T-Mobile. The unfortunate situation is that it will remain locked to HSPA+ (3G/3G+) bands and will not be active on 4G/LTE.
  • For those of you who are not interested in the International YotaPhone 2, you'll have the option to request a refund. We're still figuring out the logistics for this, but the refunds will not be charged back to your credit card. We will instead send a reimbursement to you directly.

At this point, Yota Devices is partnering with a new manufacturer, and its plans for the future will include the United States, too. Unfortunately that won't include the YotaPhone 2, but some unknown handset(s) at some later date.

Did you back the YotaPhone 2 as a U.S.-based customer?

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Android M Developer Preview 3 has been delayed

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 08:36 AM PDT

At the tail-end of May, Google released the first developer preview for Android M, the company's next iteration of its not-so-mobile-anymore operating system. It would take over a month before the second developer preview would find its way to developers, and it's looking like the wait for the third installment might be even longer.

As noted in the Android M Developer Preview Google+ community by moderator Wojtek KaliciƄski, the third developer preview for Android M has been delayed for an unknown amount of time as the company prepares it for release. The post indicates that Google wants this release to be the "near final" build for Android M, so that developers have it to test on before the public launch later this year, and to get that level of completeness they need more time:

"We want this to be a near final release to test your apps on, but we need a little more time to get it out to you. Please be patient and refrain from posting speculations about the release date in the community. We will announce the Preview 3 availability here and on +Android Developers as soon as it's ready."

The post adds that a release date for Preview 3 will be made public via the +Android Developers page whenever it's ready to go live, but just when that will be is anyone's guess at this point.

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Angry Birds 2 2.0.1 APK

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 07:56 AM PDT

Rovio has now made its latest casual game, Angry Birds 2, available worldwide for Android. These new series bring a few new objects to take advantage in the Angry Birds levels, as well as a new bird. There are also multi-stage levels, boss battles, and spells with super stunning graphics to play on your phone and tablet.

Angry Birds 2

Much like the previous games in the Angry Birds series, this new entry in the franchise allows folks to fling the birds and try to wipe out the pigs with falling debris and explosions. Here's a list of its features:

• CHOOSE YOUR BIRD! - It's the ultimate slingshot strategy – YOU choose which bird to fling next! "But that makes it easier, right?" WRONG! You'll need to choose wisely if you're going to stop those eggs from getting scrambled. Plus, destroy blocks to fill up the Destruct-O-Meter and earn extra birds!

• NEW MULTI-STAGE LEVELS! - You've never seen Piggy Island like this – jaw-droppingly stunning levels brimming with exotic plants, quirky details and plenty of peril. And because those naughty porkies are building their teetering towers right under your beak, many levels have multiple stages. Uh oh.

• SPECTACULAR SPELLS! - Blizzards, Hot Chilis, Golden Ducks and other outrageous spells give you an added advantage against those swindling swine. And when you need some serious help, guess who's at hand to make a pork-smashing cameo? That's right, it's the sardine loving Mighty Eagle. Oh yeah!

• CHALLENGE OTHER PLAYERS! - Challenge players from across the world in the Arena to see who's the most hardcore bird flinger of them all. Play new tournaments every day, earn feathers to level up your birds and face off against the toughest competition on the planet. Game face!

• DEFEAT BOSS PIGGIES! - There's some serious bad guys on Piggy Island, and your slingshot skills are needed to take them down. Foreman Pig, Chef Pig and the infamous King Pig will stop at nothing to keep your eggs. Are you gonna let 'em get away with that? It's time to teach the pork a lesson.

While the game is free to download and play, be aware that Angry Birds 2 also contains in-game purchases. You can check it out on the Google Play Store now or download Angry Birds 2 APK file from the source link below.

Angry Birds 2 APK

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Got an NVIDIA Shield tablet? Return it now before it catches fire

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 07:09 AM PDT

NVIDIA wants its Shield back before it catches fire. Photo: NVIDIANVIDIA is recalling all Shield tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015 due to overheating batteries that could pose a fire hazard. The company has confirmed it will replace all returned tablets, and it asks customers to cease using them after they have backed up their data. NVIDIA has launched a recall program, which

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Samsung’s upcoming Gear A smartwatch will have a rotating bezel

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 07:06 AM PDT

Samsung explains the rotating bezel that will feature on its new Gear. Photo: SamsungSamsung has confirmed that its upcoming Gear A smartwatch will have a rotating bezel. Like the Apple Watch's digital crown, the bezel will allow users to navigate menus, set alarms and timers, zoom in on images and maps, and more. Samsung's new Gear A smartwatch is expected to be a high-end device that will compete

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NVIDIA announces SHIELD tablet recall, says some versions pose a fire risk

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 05:43 AM PDT

NVIDIA has announced a voluntary recall of the SHIELD tablet due to concerns that the battery in certain models could overheat and pose a fire risk. If you've got an NVIDIA SHIELD tablet, grab it and follow these steps to see if your device is affected:

  • Launch the Settings app.
  • Select About tablet.
  • Select Status.
  • In the Battery category, you'll see either "Y01" or "B01".
  • If you see "B01," your device is not affected by the recall.
  • If you see "Y01," your device is affected and will need to be replaced.

If you've got a "Y01" model, tap that number to launch the recall application. You'll be shown your device's serial number, which you need to enter along with your contact information into the NVIDIA recall website.

NVIDIA is replacing all of the affected SHIELD tablet units, so if you've got a Y01 model, you should make sure that your data is backed up and then leave the device alone. NVIDIA will send you a new tablet, and once it's turned on, your original unit will be deactivated and made unusable.

This is a pretty serious issue that NVIDIA has found with certain SHIELD tablet models, but at least the company appears to be making the recall process simple with a clear website and built-in recall app. If you've got an NVIDIA SHIELD tablet, grab that thing now and check to see if its got a bad battery.

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OnePlus 2 invite system surpasses 1 million reservations

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 07:06 PM PDT

It looks like the OnePlus 2 is getting really popular. OnePlus is once again bringing out its invite system, and the reservation list has now surpassed 1 million sign ups. This means over one million people are waiting for an invite from the company, which is some serious social popularity.

During the OnePlus One invite days, OnePlus kept delaying the device and only releasing it in limited quantities. The production on the device was way too low and OnePlus simply couldn't handle the demand. This time around the company claims it's taking estimated demand into account, but demand is getting pretty crazy.

Hopefully this time around there will be enough OnePlus 2s to go around. For now, we'll wait for the invites to start going out. Are you on the list?

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OPPO and Dick Smith launch OPPO R7 and first ‘OPPO Experience Zone’ in Sydney

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 06:39 PM PDT


Last night Dick Smith in conjunction with OPPO opened its doors at its Sydney Westfield store for the unveiling of what is the first OPPO Experience Store in Australia along with the OPPO R7.

Following an announcement some weeks back whereby OPPO shared that it managed to land a major deal with the retailer that would see its range of smartphones and accessories sold in almost 400 Dick Smith stores nationwide, we're now seeing the extent of that deal in one of Dick Smith's prime storefronts.


While this particular gathering was for the first OPPO Experience Zone, the partnership will see a total of 80 zones setup in selected Dick Smith stores across

It's quite an achievement for OPPO, ...

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New version of Google Glass will turn your boss into a Glasshole

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 05:24 PM PDT

google-glass-wallpaper-hd2Google Glass has returned to keep looking like a really lame version of the future, according to reports. The company is rolling out a new, office-ready version of its augmented-reality wearable to businesses that aims to correct some of the problems of the earlier model. The new hardware features a smaller form factor, prolonged battery

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New Google Glass model to be exclusively for workplace use

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 04:09 PM PDT

Google Glass is still in development, and a new retail version will eventually launch, but for now Google is taking a different approach. According to this report, the company has been prepping a new model of Google Glass exclusively for workplaces and businesses, not meant for public use.

The new model comes with a bigger battery that's said to last 2 hours longer, swappable magnetic batteries, a faster processor made by Intel, and a bigger "display" prism that's more adjustable. It will also fold, unlike the Explorer model.

This doesn't mean that a public version isn't being made, though. It's just being developed behind closed doors, like the head of Google Glass believes it should. We'll get our version eventually, but for now Google wants to see it perform in the workplace.

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