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[Pitchforks Down] Pushbullet MMS Pictures Not Being Deleted Along With History Was A Bug And It's Fixed Now

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 02:29 PM PDT

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The internet does not thrive on peace and understanding. It's a place where a small issue can quickly become the flash point for a mob armed with pitchforks and torches, ready to storm the castle and kill the monster. Today's monster was Pushbullet, that wonderful terrible app that connects your devices steals your data for nefarious purposes. Put the pitchforks down, though. The un-deletable photos were a bug, and it's fixed now.

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Remotix VNC RDP Remote Desktop – access your computer from anywhere

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 02:23 PM PDT

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AdSense Gets Material Makeover, Spiffy Icon, More Report Types, New Metrics, And Custom Date Ranges In Version 3.0 [APK Download]

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 01:57 PM PDT

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Most of us are more familiar with seeing ads than managing them, but those with Google AdSense accounts will be pleased to know that the latest version of the Android app has gone material. And that's just the beginning.

What's New

Version 3.0 makes the interface look more like this...

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... and less like this.

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The app also sports a new logo.

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Left: Old, Right: New

When you slide open the navigation menu, you will see a number of new report types: ad sizes, types, networks, targeting types, and bid types.

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Google Photos Opt-In 'Rediscover This Day' Feature Now Rolling Out To Mobile Devices And The Web

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 12:57 PM PDT

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Remember that photo you took a year ago today? Probably not, but Google does, and today it has publicly called attention to a feature in Google Photos that will bring these past memories back to light.

When you opt-in, you will see cards in the Assistant view that remind you of pictures taken exactly a year ago. Google may even throw together a collage of the people you saw and the places you visited.

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Top 10 new Android games this week: UPong, Clicker Heroes

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 12:03 PM PDT

Welcome back to Android Gaming Weekly, our weekly recap of new game releases. We still plan to cover upcoming releases and games we're playing, but this column is dedicated to new games that you can start playing right now. Check out our top picks and let us know in the comments section if you have any suggestions for next week's post.

Pac-Man 256

DescriptionCherries are red. Ghosts are blue. Munch a power pellet. Get Lasers too! PAC-MAN 256 is the maze that never ends. But the Glitch is coming for you…

 

The Path to Luma

Description:  SAM, our galaxy-traversing Sustainability Augmentation Model, needs your help on a mission to save the galaxy and the Chroma civilization! Explore and manipulate wondrous worlds to unlock the life-giving sources of clean energy hidden within each planet.

 

LEGO® Batman: Beyond Gotham

DescriptionPlay as Batman and join forces with characters from the DC Comics universe as you blast off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth.

 

Football Clash

Description In this addictive football game you can play offline against your friends or against the computer. Choose your favorite team from 16 teams and win the big single player tournament. Get the trophy!

 

UPong

DescriptionIt is a fast reaction game. Where you are trying to push the ball as far as you can for a high score. You can use only small rocket (like in Pong). There are levels with different difficulty of obstacles.

 

Clicker Heroes

Description: The massive hit game from Steam and PC browsers comes to mobile with new features! Clicker Heroes is the idle RPG that started the subgenre! Embark on your quest and begin a simple, yet incredibly fun adventure.

 

Cartoon Survivor

DescriptionCartoon Survivor is a vibrant 3D adventure runner set in a dynamic prehistoric world. You must run, jump and glide your way through hazardous obstacle courses full of feisty creatures like dinosaurs, mammoths, tigers and snakes.

 

Tactile Wars

DescriptionBecome the general of an army of mini-soldier pigments, armed with paint guns! The objective of this strategy arcade game is clear: CONQUER the other players' territories with colourful blasts of paint!

 

Party!Party!Party!

DescriptionParty!Party!Party! is a simple and compelling puzzle game. Join the hands, connect everyone together and complete the Party! With party puzzles ranging in difficulty from genial to Herculean, there is something to challenge everyone.

 

Dinofour

Description  Dinofour is an exciting, retro-styled, puzzle/platforming adventure! Play as four Dinosaur pals, each with their own unique special ability they must use to solve a series of challenging puzzles.

 


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The OnePlus 2 is a pretty powerhouse that won’t break the bank

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 11:39 AM PDT

OnePlus 2 is faster and prettier than its predecessor. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of AndroidThe latest "flagship killer" smartphone from Chinese startup OnePlus is getting even more attention that its predecessor. And rightly so: The OnePlus 2 is better looking and more advanced than the OnePlus One, with a faster Snapdragon 810 processor, up to twice as much RAM, and a new 13-megapixel camera sensor. The device also comes with

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LG G Watch R gets Wi-Fi connectivity in new Android Wear update

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 11:39 AM PDT

Here comes Wi-Fi! Photo: LGThe LG G Watch R has gone without the new Wi-Fi syncing feature that was introduced with Android Wear 5.1.1 back in April, but not anymore. In Google's latest Wear release, the G Watch R's embedded Wi-Fi module is finally enabled. With Wi-Fi connectivity on Android Wear, you can pick up notifications on your wrist even

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Google brings interactive faces, couple sharing to Android Wear

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 11:08 AM PDT

Better Android Wear watch faces are coming! Photo: GoogleGoogle today spilled the details on its newest Android Wear update, which is going to bring interactive faces to your wrist. The change will allow face makers to display useful information like upcoming appointments, weather forecasts, and your step count within your watch face. Just like Apple Watch, Android Wear faces can now employ "complications"

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AMC Has A New Streaming App With Full Episodes For Subscribers, Play Store Links For Everyone Else

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 10:57 AM PDT

2015-08-20 17.36.20AMC, the American cable channel that's home to shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead, has more apps than you might think. There's AMC Extras, a bunch DVD-style content to promote various shows, AMC Tablet, which is basically a companion app for said shows, specialized apps for half a dozen other shows, and even a Christmas movie app. Now they've launched one that's just for watching new episodes...

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Save 57% on the Jarv Nmotion PRO Bluetooth earbuds [Deal]

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 10:38 AM PDT

a207eb940217a02f955a3b0c8a7d2eac4ff7204b_main_hero_imageThere's a better way to listen to your favorite jams… Oust the obnoxious wires and cumbersome buds, and opt for the Jarv Nmotion PRO Bluetooth Earbuds. So light they're practically weightless, these buds won't fall out of your ears while you're on the run—plus they pack a powerful sound punch that blows away the competition, and they're

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New Android Wear update adds interactive watch faces and Google Translate

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 10:36 AM PDT

Google today announced the newest Android Wear update, which adds a couple of major new features and another, smaller goodie specifically for LG G Watch R owners.

First up, Android Wear now supports interactive watch faces. These use complications to let you quickly access information from your main watch face. Google showed off three examples of these interactive watch faces:

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  • Bits: A watch face with lots of round circles that can display things like upcoming calendar appointments, step count, unread messages, weather, and more.

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  • Under Armour: A fitness-focused watch face that'll display time as well as step count, distance, and calories burned.

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  • Together: A unique watch face that you can pair with a partner and then be able to quickly share photos, emoji, and more.

Google is also throwing Translate support into Android Wear with this update. This feature will let you speak into your watch and have your words translated into 1 of 44 languages. You can then show the watch to someone else, have them respond to you, and then flip your watch back to you to see what the other person said.

Finally, this update adds Wi-Fi support to the LG G Watch R. This feature was added to other Android Wear phones in a previous update, enabling them to receive notifications from their paired phone when the two devices are out of Bluetooth range.

So yeah, this is a pretty big update. Interactive watch faces will allow devs to create even more interesting, useful watch faces, and we're looking forward to seeing what kind new faces are released following this update. Google Translate is another major feature, making it easier for you to communicate with someone else that's using another language since you don't have to fumble around with your phone.

Google says that this Android Wear update will roll out over the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for it.


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Android Wear: Stay connected with interactive watch faces

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 09:52 AM PDT

Wearing a watch lets you tell time with just a glance. Android Wear has expanded this at-a-glance experience to other useful info like your next meeting, daily step count, or messages. Today, we're launching interactive watch faces, making it easier (and more fun) to stay connected, right from your wrist. Now, with just a tap, your watch face can change its design, reveal more information, or even launch a specific app.

Bits: Choose the info you want at a glance—from weather, to unread mail, to upcoming meetings. Want to know this afternoon's weather forecast? Just tap on the weather complication.
Under Armour: Stay motivated with fitness stats on your wrist. Tap the watch face to see your step count, calories burned, and distance.
Together: Android Wear's Together Watch Face lets two people stay close throughout the day by turning the entire watch face into a space for sharing. Once you've paired your watch face with a partner's, you'll be able to share things like photos and emoji, as well as your activities (like if you're working out, on the phone, or stuck in traffic).
Today's updates are rolling out to all Android Wear watches in the coming weeks. So pick your favorite watch face, or pair up with your favorite person, and start wearing what you want.

Posted by Flavio Lerda, Software Engineer, Android Wear 

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Interactive watch faces with the latest Android Wear update

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 09:39 AM PDT

Posted by Wayne Piekarski, Developer Advocate

The Android Wear team is rolling out a new update that includes support for interactive watch faces. Now, you can detect taps on the watch face to provide information quickly, without having to open an app. This gives you new opportunities to make your watch face more engaging and interesting. For example, in this animation for the Pujie Black watch face, you can see that just touching the calendar indicator quickly changes the watch face to show the agenda for the day, making the watch face more helpful and engaging.

Interactive watch face API

The first step in building an interactive watch face is to update your build.gradle to use version 1.3.0 of the Wearable Support library. Then, you enable interactive watch faces in your watch face style using setAcceptsTapEvents(true):


setWatchFaceStyle(new WatchFaceStyle.Builder(mService)
.setAcceptsTapEvents(true)
// other style customizations
.build());

To receive taps, you can override the following method:


@Override
public void onTapCommand(int tapType, int x, int y, long eventTime) { }

You will receive events TAP_TYPE_TOUCH when the user initially taps on the screen, TAP_TYPE_TAP when the user releases their finger, and TAP_TYPE_TOUCH_CANCEL if the user moves their finger while touching the screen. The events will contain (x,y) coordinates of where the touch event occurred. You should note that other interactions such as swipes and long presses are reserved for use by the Android Wear system user interface.

And that's it! Adding interaction to your existing watch faces is really easy with just a few extra lines of code. We have updated the WatchFace sample to show a complete implementation, and design and development documentation describing the API in detail.

Wi-Fi added to LG G Watch R

This release also brings Wi-Fi support to the LG G Watch R. Wi-Fi support is already available in many Android Wear watches and allows the watch to communicate with the companion phone without requiring a direct Bluetooth connection. So, you can leave your phone at home, and as long as you have Wi-Fi, you can use your watch to receive notifications, send messages, make notes, or ask Google a question. As a developer, you should ensure that you use the Data API to abstract away your communications, so that your application will work on any kind of Android Wear watch, even those without Wi-Fi.

Updates to existing watches

This update to Android Wear will roll out via an over-the-air (OTA) update to all Android Wear watches over the coming weeks. The wearable support library version 1.3 provides the implementation for touch interactions, and is designed to continue working on devices which have not been updated. However, the touch support will only work on updated devices, so you should wait to update your apps on Google Play until the OTA rollout is complete, which we'll announce on the Android Wear Developers Google+ community. If you want to release immediately but check if touch interactions are available, you can use this code snippet:


PackageInfo packageInfo = PackageManager.getPackageInfo("com.google.android.wearable.app", 0);
if (packageInfo.versionCode > 720000000) {
// Supports taps - cache this result to avoid calling PackageManager again
} else {
// Device does not support taps yet
}

Android Wear developers have created thousands of amazing apps for the platform and we can't wait to see the interactive watch faces you build. If you're looking for a little inspiration, or just a cool new watch face, check out the Interactive Watch Faces collection on Google Play.


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Huawei launches the Honor 7i with a 13MP swiveling camera

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 09:36 AM PDT

If you like selfies as much as Huawei does, then the manufacturer would like to introduce you to a brand new smartphone.

It's called the Honor 7i, and it's available right now in China. While the Honor 7i looks like a familiar device at face value, there's a feature that might make some selfie-lovers, well, flip. Instead of including two separate cameras in their newest smartphone, Huawei decided to go with a camera that swivels, similar in idea to the Oppo N1. This camera actually extends a bit up from the top of the device when it's swiveled to the front, though, as showcased in the image within this post.

The camera is a 13MP shooter with a f/2.0 aperture and a 28mm wide angle lens. There's a dual-tone flash that's installed on the swiveling part of the camera as well, so those selfies will have plenty of light enhancements when the time calls for it.

Another noteworthy feature: There's a fingerprint sensor, but Huawei actually put it on the side of the handset, something quite different from other companies out there.

The Honor 7i includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor under the hood, and the display is a 5.2-inch 1080p HD panel. There are two models: a 16GB variant with 2GB of RAM, or a 32GB model with 3GB of RAM. Both come with a battery measured in at 3100mAh. It comes in silver or gold, and prices start at $250. It's available right now in China, but there's no mention on whether or not it will ever launch in other markets.

What do you think of the Honor 7i?


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Trello Team Manager Gets Easy Local Sharing Via Nearby API In The Latest Update

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 09:24 AM PDT

imageTrello is a service that allows teams of people to delineate tasks and assignments. I've used it for various projects, and it's surprisingly effective once you get used to its somewhat unconventional drag-and-drop card/stack system. The design is most effective for large teams that don't often get everyone in the same place. But what about the times when you do happen to be close to your teammates? Enter Google's fancy audio/Bluetooth/Wi-Fi connection API, Nearby, which was integrated into Google Play Services last month.

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The Bing App's New 'Snapshots' Feature Is Like Google Now On-Tap But Different

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 09:09 AM PDT

nexusae0_Bing-Thumb_thumb.pngOn of Google's big innovations in Android Marshmallow is Now On-Tap, a contextual search service that uses the content on your screen to perform searches and find relevant information. It's only going to work on Android 6.0, but Microsoft has just updated the Bing app with a similar feature called Snapshots that will work on any device.

If you choose to use Snapshots in the new Bing app, you'll have to enable accessibility mode in the settings.

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Print Layout View In Google Docs Now Rolling Out To Android Devices

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 09:09 AM PDT

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Google has announced that the Android version of Docs is now gaining the ability to show users how their homework assignments and notes will look once they go through the printer. The option to view print layout is currently heading out to users.

Once the feature is enabled, you should see it appear as a toggle in the app's drop-down menu. Turning it on will show documents with a fixed width.

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Sony’s new SmartBand 2 keeps an eye on stress and excitement

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 09:09 AM PDT

Sony's SmartBand just got more intelligent. Photo: SonySony's second-generation SmartBand 2 is here, and it's a big improvement over its predecessor. The wearable's new design packs an intelligent heart rate monitor that constantly measures your excitement and stress levels throughout the day. "Your heart rate, movements, sleep, even your moments of calm and excitement" are all recorded by the SmartBand 2, allowing you

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Microsoft adds ‘snapshots’ to Bing Search app with Google Now On Tap features

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 09:06 AM PDT

Google Now On Tap was one of the more exciting announcements at this year's Google I/O event, allowing Android users to access Google Now for immediate, contextually relevant information on anything they might be searching for or talking about on their Android-based device. Not to be outdone, though, Microsoft has updated one of its apps to bring similar features to Android devices — even before Google does.

Recently, Microsoft updated its Bing Search app for Android that offers what the company calls "snapshots." With snapshots, users can press and hold their Home button with the Bing Search app installed, and a card will pop up over whatever app you might have been using. That card will show information based on what you were looking at, just like Google Now On Tap, and Microsoft indicates that information will be gathered from Wikipedia, Airbnb, Yelp and probably other sources.

Bing snapshots can even show more information about the weather, too.

If you want to try out Bing Search and the new snapshots feature, you'll need to be running Android 4.4 or higher and have the latest version of the app on your device. For those that have been waiting to try out Google Now On Tap, this might be a nice alternative until that launches with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Unless you're completely against using Bing, of course.


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Sheets v1.4.332 Adds Auto-Fill And Automatic Keyboard Modes Based On Cell Contents, Preparing To Add Contributor Role And Comments [APK Teardown + Download]

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 08:36 AM PDT

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Most people don't enjoy the thought of using a mobile device to fill in data on a spreadsheet, but it has to happen from time to time. We want an application that knows how to make the process as quick and painless as possible. The latest update to Google Sheets takes a couple of big steps in that direction with a smart auto-fill feature for quickly adding information based on patterns.

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Many Cerberus Free 'Lifetime' Licenses Are Expiring In A Few Days Because Developers Gotta Eat

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 08:36 AM PDT

Cerberus-ThumbCerberus is one of the more full-featured device security apps available on Android. It has more features than Android Device Manager, and more importantly it existed years before Google's solution. The developer has occasionally offered free lifetime licenses for the app, but now users are seeing their "lifetime" licenses are set to expire in a few days. What gives?

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We've checked a few accounts that were recipients of the free lifetime promotion, and indeed they're set to expire in a little less than two weeks, according to the Cerberus web interface.

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Is the Galaxy Note 5 coming to your country? Find out here

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 08:09 AM PDT

Samsung's Note 5 won't be easy to obtain in some markets. Photo: SamsungUnlike its other flagships, Samsung's new Galaxy Note 5 is skipping a number of major markets at launch — including Europe. To find out if the device will be coming to your country, check the list below. Published by SamMobile, this list includes all of the countries where Samsung currently plans to sell the Note 5 — and the

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Review: Wondershare MobileGo

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 06:57 AM PDT

MobileGo from Wondershare is kind of two products. The first, the MobileGo app for Android, is a device cleaning and optimization app with a bunch of features to help speed up and boost your phone's performance. The second is a companion app for the PC that provides a slew of features and tools for managing your Android device.

You can use the free MobileGo Android app as a standalone product if you wish. It comprises an app manager and device optimization tools, as well as a section dedicated to troubleshooting system issues you may face.

MobileGo screens 1The app manager allows you to see how much space each app is eating up and individually or bulk uninstall them. The optimization tools can provide a memory boost by clearing background processes and removing any junk files and caches that are unnecessary and causing lag. I'm always skeptical of how well these apps work as many background processes immediately begin running again after the scan has stopped, and it's just the same with MobileGo.

There's also a home screen widget that provides quick access to the RAM boosting feature with a swipe and a quick-access sheet of toggles providing access to your device's settings and features like the camera and flashlight that can be slid in from the right. It replicates a lot of the settings found within the notification drawer, but there are some extras in there.

The "Mobile Pros" section, featuring Android FAQs and troubleshooting trips, is handy if your issue has been discussed by other MobileGo users. There are a number of device specific topics and recommended solutions, but I kept forgetting this section was present and defaulted to searching the web. Depending on your experience, you might find some useful tips in there.

MobileGo screens 2In the MobileGo app, you can also manage your files, identify areas where the majority of your storage is being taken and selectively delete image, video and audio files. One neat feature of MobileGo is its ability to find similar looking photos in your library, easily allowing you to spot files that could be deleted to save space.

As far as the UI goes, it's easy enough to understand. There are some features hidden away in the settings, but with a little exploration and you'll have MobileGo figured out.

MobileGo goes beyond just a device optmization and media management app though. The app extends to the desktop with a Windows app that provides more tools for your Android device. On the desktop, you can backup or restore your device, manage your media and apps, transfer data between phones, and more.

Wondershare mobilego pc 1To access all of MobileGo's features on the desktop, you'll of course have to be comfortable enabling USB debugging on the desired device. Once done, connecting is easily achieved over USB or Wi-Fi (with an on-screen QR code for easy pairing).

The management tools in MobileGo on the desktop are comprehensive. It's great to have a tool that is able to manage everything from apps to contacts to media as well as backing up and restoring. For music, MobileGo plays nice with iTunes if that's important to you and backing up is easily done with one click. You can even send SMS messages via your PC when your phone is connected and mirror your phone's screen on your laptop or desktop machine.

Important for many is the ability to root their devices. Rooting comes with its own set of pros and cons, but MobileGo can root your device for you in a simple process that also requires only one click.

Wondershare mobilego pc 2MobileGo's desktop software works well enough and is straightforward. I only encountered a couple of bugs and hiccups during testing but like the mobile app, a little exploration goes a long way. MobileGo supports most handsets from all the major OEMs but if you're unsure if yours is on the list, you can find out here.

The main drawback to using MobileGo on the desktop is the required Wondershare Passport account. Users can sign up for one with their email, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ credentials and use it across Wondershare's products, but doing so might not be for everyone.

MobileGo for Android is available free from Google Play and the Windows client can also be grabbed for free from the MobileGo site.


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Asus Teases New Smartwatch and Smartphone

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 06:09 AM PDT

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Asus has never been one to shy away from innovation.  They have produced some of the most unique devices to date (many that were "borrowed" by other manufacturers down the road) and it looks like the innovation will continue at IFA this year.

The company released a short little teaser clip showcasing some of what they have in store for the tech conference this year.  In addition to some oddly shaped computers/laptops/tablets, the teaser also showcased what appears to be the volume button of a smartphone as well as a new smartwatch.

The smatwatch in particular stands out as the company didn't seem too concerned about hiding the device in the video.  Like the company's first watch, the ZenWatch, this upcoming watch looks very sleek and thin compared to other wearables on the market.  It also appears that they've opted for a metal band rather than leather this time around but there's a good chance that the band will be easily replaceable as that tends to be the trend as of late.

Hit the link to check out the video.

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Project Ara Delayed Due To Failed Drop Tests

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 06:09 AM PDT

 

A couple of days ago we passed on the sad news that Project Ara has been delayed until 2016.  At that time the team didn't really explain why they had opted to delay the launch but now we know.

The Ara team took to Twitter once again and stated that they have ditched the electropermanent magnets that were being used to attach the modules onto the main structure.  Apparently the magnets were not strong enough to hold the modules in when devices underwent drop tests and thus the team has had to come up with a new solution.  From the sounds of the following Tweet they already have something in mind but it seems the new solution is still in the early testing phase.

Hopefully they've come up with a better option so we can start getting some modular phones out into the world!

[Twitter]

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