LG G Flex 2 smartphone with Snapdragon 810 ships in March

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LG has announced that one of the first smartphones with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor will begin shipping in March. The LG G Flex 2 is a 5.5 inch phone with a curved plastic OLED display and Android 5.0 software. As the name suggests, it’s the second member of the G Flex family, and the […]

Android app ads coming to the Google Play Store

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You may think of Google as a company behind a search engine, mobile operating system, web browser, and self-driving cars. But Google makes most of its money through advertising… so it’s no surprise that the company is often looking for new ways to deliver ads. This week we learned that Google may be working on […]

AMD Carrizo chips to offer better performance, longer battery life

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AMD says it’s next-gen processors for notebooks and low-power desktops will use up to 40 percent less power than their predecessors, while offering a modest performance boost (and significant performance gains in some areas). While AMD isn’t providing hard numbers about power consumption or speed yet, the company says its first Carrizo chips should be […]

Intel Atom x3, x5, and x7 chips on the way

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Intel is changing the branding on its low-power Atom processors. While Intel will continue to use the Atom name for chips aimed at a broad range of devices including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and desktops, it should be a little simpler to figure out what kind of performance to expect from a chip by glancing at […]

Amazon files patent for 3D printing items on a delivery truck

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Amazon seems to be obsessed with offering quick delivery. The company has long offered 1-day and 2-day shipping. Amazon recently launched Amazon Prime Now in New York City, allowing customers to order products that can be delivered in as little as 60 minutes. And the company’s been working on a delivery-by-drone service called Amazon Prime Air […]

Google launches Android at Work program

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Google’s new Android at Work program is an effort to make it easier to use Android phones and tablets in the workplace. Among other things, it allows users to access work and personal profiles on the same device and provides businesses with security and productivity tools. Android 5.0 already includes enhanced SELinux security and support for multiple […]

Google Play Music storage locker now holds up to 50,000 songs

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Four years ago Google launched an online music service that you could use to upload as many as 20,000 songs to the cloud and stream them to your web browser, phone or tablet. Now you can upload up to 50,000 songs to Google Play Music. The service is free for users in supported countries, although […]

Deals of the Day (2-25-2015)

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The Dell XPS 11 is a 2-in-1 ultrabook with a high-resolution display, a reasonably fast processor, and an awful keyboard. In fact, the keyboard is so bad that it’s probably best to think of this machine not as a convertible notebook, but as a tablet that happens to have a keyboard you can use for short bursts […]

Pebble smartwatches could gain Windows Phone support

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The Pebble Time smartwatch has already smashed a few Kickstarter records this week, showing there’s plenty of demand for the company’s first watch with a color display. Part of the appeal of Pebble’s watches is that they have always-on displays and up to a week of battery life. But another part of the appeal is […]

New Motorola Moto E does 4G LTE on the cheap

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As expected, Motorola is updating its low-cost Moto E smartphone by adding more storage, faster mobile data, and a slightly larger screen. The new Moto E 4G launches today for $150 without a contract. There’s also a new 3G model that sells for $120. Both models feature 4.5 inch, 960 x 540 pixel IPS display, Android 5.0 […]

FCC expected to adopt net neutrality rules this week

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Right now there are no rules in the United States that prevent internet service providers from prioritizing some types of content. For instance an ISP could block or slow down traffic from video streaming websites unless the operators of those websites paid a fee. But the federal government could soon prevent ISPs from doing that. Over […]

ZTE Q7-C is basically a bigger ZTE Blade S6 smartphone

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ZTE and China Telecom have unveiled a new smartphone with a 5.5 inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 quad-core 64-bit processor, and 2GB of RAM. If the ZTE Q7-C seems familiar, that’s because it looks almost exactly like ZTE’s Blade S6 smartphone. But this model has a larger screen and a few other features that make […]