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LG Starts Shipping Tiny Hexagonal Batteries That Offer 25% More Storage Capacity In Round Smart Watches

Square batteries are fine for square things, but the latest craze is round watches, which means lots of wasted space on the inside. That's a bummer when we're already struggling to keep watches running for more than a day. However, LG Chem says it has leveraged new manufacturing techniques to produce hexagonal batteries that can cram as much as 25% more power into a watch.

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31 New And Notable (And 1 WTF) Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (6/16/15 - 6/29/15)

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Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

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Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.

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Photo Wall FX Live Wallpaper

Today's app roundup is sponsored by the Photo Wall FX live wallpaper by Handy Apps.

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[Deal Alert] Jaybird BlueBuds X Available For Lowest Price Yet, Just $110 If You Don't Mind Waiting A Few Weeks

You can't turn around these days without spotting a mediocre Bluetooth accessory being cranked out in a white label electronics factory in Shenzhen. The Jaybird BlueBuds X, however, continue to be some of the best wireless earbuds available, but they're very pricey. You can get them for the lowest price yet today, but you'll have to wait a few weeks for Amazon to get them back in stock.

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[Update: Fingerprint Reader] OnePlus Confirms Snapdragon 810 (v2.1) Powers The OnePlus 2, Will Reveal More Specs Piece-By-Piece

Remember how exciting incredibly annoying it was when OnePlus revealed the OnePlus One a single spec at a time? Well, that's happening again this year. The company has just posted on the official forums to let everyone know what processor the OnePlus 2 will be using—it's the Snapdragon 810. Get your overheating jokes ready.

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[Updated] Google Play Music Support Comes To Argentina, Subscriptions Included

Play Music is as much an online service as it is a mobile app, but when it comes to the former, you have to wait your turn before you can get your hands on it (without jumping through hoops). Fortunately, Play Music has come to Argentina. Thanks to alphabetical order, it's now the first country listed on Google's support page.

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Google Earth Turns 10 Today, Gets New 'Voyager' Feature On Desktop

Google Earth debuted way back in 2005, long before Android existed in any meaningful way. It was a borderline magical experience at the time—you could just open a program and see the entire planet from orbit. Google Earth might be old news now, but Google is celebrating the anniversary with a new discovery feature. It's only on the desktop right now, but "Voyager" shows you the best things available in Google Earth.

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Official Tour De France 2015 App (For US) Is Here, $20 Buys You Live Streams And Other Access

People have been hopping on bikes and racing around France for over a century. Okay, they may have been doing it for even longer, but this year marks the 102nd time they will call it the Tour de France. If you live in the US and want to stream the action on your Android device, NBC has released an official app into the Play Store just for you.

NBC says its mobile app will provide live video coverage from every stage and full replays.

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Sprint's Direct 2 You Service Offers House Calls For Phone Sales And Service In New York, LA, San Francisco, And Denver

Sprint would really like you to buy a phone. Really. So much so that they're willing to throw a salesperson and a bunch of phones in a branded car and drive to your door to sell it to you, preferably along with a service contract and a $30 case. The new Direct 2 You service will also offer assistance to existing Sprint customers; the example given in the press release is moving data from one phone to the other.

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Google Plans To Integrate Railroad Crossing Locations In Maps Because Dumb People Keep Getting Hit By Trains

Trains are big and fast, and if they hit your car, you might die. You would think that was sufficient motivation to be careful at railroad crossings, but there was actually a sharp 9% increase in rail crossing accidents last year. Google has agreed to work with the Federal Railroad Administration to list more than 200,000 public and private rail crossings in Google Maps to help people be more aware.

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BRAWL Brings A Twisted 'Adults Only' Take On Bomberman To The SHIELD Tablet And SHIELD Android TV

Remember Bomberman? You know, that cute little maze-based puzzle game that got infinitely more fun when you played it with friends? Right, well imagine a Bomberman game... set in a schlocky slasher movie. That's basically BRAWL, the latest console pilgrim to come exclusively to NVIDIA'S SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Android TV. It's also notably the first Android game we've seen on the Play Store with an "Adults only" 18+ ESRB rating, though that might be a mistake - the game's trailer (which looks like it's taken from the PS4 version) brands it with the slightly less salacious M rating.

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