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[Update: Google Bought Them Months Ago] Google Buys Carcass Of Game Controller / Smartphone-Powered TV Console Company Green Throttle For Some Reason

Update: It's come to our attention that, according to the LinkedIn profiles of two of GreenThrottle's founders, the company was almost definitely bought by Google last November, when GreenThrottle announced its impending shutdown. Both Matt Crowley and Karl Townsend list Google as their sole employer since November of 2013:

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This almost definitely means the company was purchased last November, not more recently. Granted, there was still very little news coming out of Green Throttle at that time, so who knows what kind of situation they were facing when Google swooped in, though I can only guess it probably ended up being a good deal for Google more than it did GT.

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[Best AOSP Bug Ever] Hi Guyz, Android Performance Problems To Be Fixed With New 'Performance Boosting Thing'

Have you noticed that your devices get slow sometimes? Is your memory usage out of control? One user was having these problems, decided to take matters into his own hands, file a bug report, and get this problem FIXED! User "Amit", clearly frustrated by the fact that his phone runs slower than cold molasses, took to Google's AOSP issue tracker for some help downloading more G-Bs.

hi guyz,

thanks for the awsome android.

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Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell 2.0 Review: Speaker In A Half Shell, Turtle Power

As time goes on, Bluetooth speakers are becoming more useful and less fragile. That makes sense, because who wants to worry about breaking something that's meant to be taken basically everywhere? I'll tell you who: no one. No one wants to worry about that.

The most recent feature to hit many Bluetooth speakers (aside from increased durability) is a splash-proof coating. The UE BOOM has it. The Braven 855s has it.

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IMDB 4.2 Leaves Beta, Brings Revamped UI And More To The Masses

Who's that guy? You know the one. He was in that thing... umm, the thing? Better just whip out the IMDB app and make use of it's slick new interface to figure it out. Yes, v4.2 is out of beta so everyone can enjoy the updated look and feel. This app finally feels like a part of Android.

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Google Introduces Add-Ons For Docs And The New Version Of Sheets

With people relying on Google's office suite more extensively as a result of its Android integration or the inability to use much of anything else on a Chromebook, the company needs to do more to fill in the gaps in the software's functionality. So now the company has rolled out add-ons support for Google Docs and Sheets (the new version). Similar to browser extensions, these tools provide additional features and third-party integration that enhance what the two programs are capable of.

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Humble Mobile Bundle 4 Updated With Three More Games For Those Who Pay Above The Average

The Humble Mobile Bundle 4 was already really great. Zombie Gunship, Riptide GP2, Badland... I mean, these are games you should have already picked up from Google Play, but you can save money with the bundle. Now the deal is even sweeter with three more games for those who pay more than the average price (currently sitting at $3.69).

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Instagram v5.1 Dropping Today With A More Android-Friendly UI [Update: It's Live]

For an app people use so heavily, the official Instagram app for Android has been a bit of a UI disaster since it launched back in 2012. It's about to be much better today with the release of version 5.1. The design is cleaner and flatter with a bit of an Android vibe. It's not super-holo, but it's a start.

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[Bug Watch] NFC Service Repeatedly Dies On Nexus Devices Running KitKat, A Fix Is Planned

Certainly, the addition of NFC functionality into Android has been behind a plethora of useful features in recent years, from mobile payments to beaming files between devices. Unfortunately, for some users who updated their Nexus devices to KitKat, the NFC service which powers all these cool features dies repeatedly, and renders any functions tied to it useless. The good news is, Google has apparently found the root cause of the problem and has marked it to be fixed in a future release.

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Tuesday App And Game Sales: Pocket Informant 3, Division Cell, WeatherPro, And More

You don't necessarily have to choose between cost and quality – sales happen. Don't worry about scouring the Play Store to spot the good deals. We can do that for you.

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Jawbone Brings Support For Its Up24 Fitness Band To Android With Latest Up Companion App Update

Sony, LG, and Razer all announced fitness bands at this year's CES, but we shouldn't let this distract us from the options already on the market. The Jawbone Up app has been available on Google Play for quite some time, and now the company is bringing support for its newer Up24 band to Android via an app update.

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