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Sprint's Moto X Is Getting The Android 4.4.4 Over-The-Air Treatment Now

Thanks to an awesome, understated design and (eventually) a competitive price, the Moto X has quietly become a favorite among discerning Android users. And it certainly doesn't hurt that Motorola has wasted no time in bringing the latest Android updates to its compact little flagship. Today Sprint's version of the Moto X gets upgraded to Android 4.4.4, up from the 4.4.3 build released in June.

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Sprint isn't the last of the "big four" carriers to release its Moto X 4.4.4 update: technically AT&T is still soak testing their release.

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CyanogenMod Nightlies Add A Cool Feature From Other ROMs: Long-Press The 'Recents' Button To Switch To The Previous App

While CyanogenMod is generally regarded as the biggest and best of the innumerable custom ROMs, some of the others tend to implement interesting additions to Android much sooner. The latest nightly builds of CM 11 (Android 4.4) have added something that's not exactly new, but should be very much appreciated by immigrants from other ROMs. Users can now long-press the physical or virtual Recents button to quickly open the last app "under" the current one.

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LG Makes The G3 Stylus Official, And It's Basically An Underpowered G3 With A Pen

Earlier this month LG let the G3 Stylus slip out in an ad, though at the time we weren't exactly sure what the device was. Now we know, because LG made it official. Spoiler: it's not as cool as you hoped. I promise.

So the G3 Stylus looks like a G3 with a stylus, and it packs some of the features that makes the G3 cool, but it's not a G3 with a stylus.

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Smart IR Remote Developer Launches AnyMote Kickstarter To Put Your Phone In Control Of All The Things

Home automation of any kind is a pretty tough market in which many products generally create more problems than they can solve. However, there are a rare few gadgets that don't aim too high or too low, and the results can be profoundly useful to the right customers. A new campaign on Kickstarter might just be primed to hit that sweet spot with a product called AnyMote, a remote-controlled universal remote.

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[Deal Alert] 16GB Nexus 5 Is On Sale On eBay For $324.99, With Free Shipping And No Sales Tax Outside New Jersey

Man, eBay just loves those Nexus deals. The latest is for a new 16GB Nexus 5, not refurbished or restocked, for $324.99 ($25 off the Play Store price). With the free shipping available from this seller and no sales tax charged for buyers outside the state of New Jersey, it's approximately $80 cheaper, plus or minus a few dollars depending on location. Note that this is the standard D820 model. If you haven't picked up a Nexus 5 yet, this is the best price we've seen in a while.

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OnePlus One Owner Reports That His Battery Exploded, Company May Have To Reevaluate Its #NeverSettle Policy [Update]

Update, 12:00 AM Eastern 8-26: OnePlus has contacted us with an official statement on "MiYzu's" case.

"We are very sorry to see one of our users had to experience this with their device as the safety of our customers is our first and foremost concern. We have already contacted MiYzu to learn more about his condition, as well as dispatched OnePlus staff to physically retrieve back the phone. This way, we can determine the circumstances surrounding this so that we may work to prevent this happening in the future.

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26 Best (And 1 WTF) New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (8/12/14 - 8/25/14)

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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[Update: It's Official] Amazon To Buy Twitch For Around $1 Billion (One Instagram)

Update #1: The Wall Street Journal is now corroborating and confirming TI's story.

Update #2: It's official, Amazon is buying Twitch for $970 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to close in 2H of 2014.

Amazon.com to Acquire Twitch

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 25, 2014-- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch Interactive, Inc., the leading live video platform for gamers. In July, more than 55 million unique visitors viewed more than 15 billion minutes of content on Twitch produced by more than 1 million broadcasters, including individual gamers, pro players, publishers, developers, media outlets, conventions and stadium-filling esports organizations.

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Deal Alert: Grab Noodlecake's Excellent Wayward Souls RPG For $1.99 (Down From $5.99) On The Amazon Appstore And Get 60 Coins Back

The immensely difficult dungeon crawler Wayward Souls is currently up on Amazon for $1.99, one third of its usual price. That makes now a good time to pick up the game and walk away with a few dollars saved and a compelling title to boot. Not only that, buyers also get 60 Amazon Coins back, which amounts to 60 cents. For the math averse, that brings this title down to 140 coins for the people with virtual monies to spend.

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