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[Deal Alert] UNITEK 5V/24A 10-Port USB Desktop Charging Station Just $45 After Applying $15 Off Code

I didn't know this device existed before today, but now that I've seen it, I can't live without it. The gadget I'm talking about is the UNITEK 5V/24A 10-Port USB Desktop Charging Station. This beauty charges up to ten gadgets and simultaneously provides a cradle for each of your tech toys while they feast on electricity. Seriously, I think I'm in love.

Each of the ten USB ports on the UNITEK charging station puts out a maximum of 5V/2.4A.

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[Deal Alert] Buy This Six Port USB Hub With Four USB 3.0 Ports And Two 2.1A Charging Ports For Just $19 With $12 Off Coupon Code

I don't think any computer I have ever owned has had enough USB ports to satisfy my needs. Mics, headsets, keyboards, cameras, cell phones, and this thing all demand access to my ports and there are simply not enough to go around.

That's why I'm so glad that USB hubs exist — They increase the number of connections at your disposal and keep your gadgets from fighting gladiator style death matches to determine who will take the last computer port (actually, that would be kinda awesome).

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New X Button Appears In YouTube App For Some Users

Google may have finally unleashed the new YouTube app layout to the world after four months of testing, but that doesn't mean it's done tweaking the YouTube app or testing new design features. The latest tweak-in-testing, after a redundant (and non-standard) share icon is a new X button on the video player.

Right now, if you're watching a YouTube video through the official YouTube app, you can tap the video player to bring up the scrubber and lots of other controls - minimize, add to playlist, share (again), full screen, and an overflow menu which offers quality and closed captioning options.

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Project Tango Development Kit Available Today In South Korea And Canada, Coming August 26th To 10 More Countries

We haven't heard a lot about Project Tango lately, but Google is still working with developers to advance this take on machine vision and sensing technology. As part of its ongoing efforts, the Tango development kit is finally being made available outside the US. It's out today in Canada and South Korea, and will come to ten more countries later this month.

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Editorial: Snapdragon Sorrows - Has Qualcomm Begun A Long, Slow Fall From The Top?

Back in late July, the Qualcomm Corporation - employer of over 30,000 individuals at the time - began the process of telling about 15% of those people (eg, over 4,000 gainfully-employed human beings) they were no longer needed. This was after already cutting another 1500 jobs in late 2014.

The company's stock is currently trading near 2-year lows, and while obviously still a very robust company, Qualcomm can't keep putting in these kinds of numbers if it's going to maintain its position at the tippy-top of the smartphone chipset market.

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Qualcomm (QCOM - NASDAQ) stock is down over 10% year-to-date. It is down over 20% from its peak, reached in early 2014.

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Link Bubble Is 'Under New Management' And Getting A Big v1.5 Update With Drop Down Support, Colored Toolbars, And More

Chris Lacy's Link Bubble floating browser was a cool idea right out of the gate, but you might notice that development has been slow. Today Lacy explains that his little indie dev company simply doesn't have to resources to do what needs to be done with the app, so he's sold Link Bubble (and TapPath) to an unnamed US startup. What does that mean to you? For starters there's a huge update today.

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European HTC One M9 Getting First Android 5.1 Update, Promise Of Shorter Charge Times

While European owners of HTC's One M9 got its most critical update bringing camera and battery life fixes in June, they've been waiting for the jump from Android 5.0 to 5.1 as unlocked and American carrier versions (except Verizon) have received it. The wait appears to be over, though, as users have begun reporting a fairly large OTA that promises a version increase to 5.1 along with quicker charging times.

The ROM version for the update is 2.10.401.1 and the download is a mighty 831.88 MB, so make sure to be connected to Wi-Fi before pulling the trigger.

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Genius, Lyrics And Text Database Formerly Known As Rap Genius, Releases An Android App

Continuing the service's fairly rapid growth, Genius has released its own Android app. Once known as Rap Genius, they have since opened up to all music genres as well as texts from non-musical sources. More than just a place to read the words, Genius facilitates annotation and discussion of primary sources. The Android app allows users to sign in, search, browse, and read all annotations, but notably lacks the ability to add one's own comments.

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In terms of design, the app does a nice job of implementing a native material interface while still preserving its distinctive look that should be familiar to users of Genius on the web.

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AT&T's U-verse App Gets New Streaming Channels From Fox, National Geographic, And NBC Sports

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The i-mobile iQ II Becomes The First Android One Phone In Thailand

Google has announced the expansion of Android One into yet another country. Now residents of Thailand will be able to pick up the i-mobile iQ II for 4,444 TBH (that's about $127). The specs are somewhat modest, but you get the latest and greatest version of Android and updates from Google.

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