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Amazon's Prime Day Promo Is Live In The UK With Deals On The LG Watch Urbane, Fire TV Stick, And More

Amazon is celebrating its 20th year in operation with Prime Day. It's basically Black Friday in July, and it's live right now in the UK. In case you haven't had a chance to look yet, there are some cool Android-related deals for UK Prime subscribers. Check 'em out.

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[Deal Alert] Qi Wireless Charger Double Deal - A Pair Of Deals To Choose From On Amazon Starting At $11

Dude, what is your problem. You have a sweet new phone with wireless charging capabilities and yet you still are wasting whole seconds every day manually plugging in your phone like a neanderthal. Why? Because, you complain, wireless charging plates are just too darn expensive.

Not today they aren't. Amazon has two sweet deals on a pair of different wireless charging plates. One of the two is sure to fit your needs and your budget. 

First up we have the hockey puck shaped Anker PowerPort Qi Wireless Charger. It comes with a MicroUSB cable but you will need to provide your own power supply.

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This War Of Mine Game Preview: A Dreadful, Soul-Crushing Experience... In A Good Way

This War of Mine is not a fun game. But it isn't trying to be. While other "realistic" war games will hand you a rifle and tell you to take that beach, Private, in This War of Mine a few scraps of meat is a much more important tool for survival. You control three survivors living in a bombed-out house in the middle of an extremely non-specific war zone, trying to scrape together enough materials to craft their way through the war without starving or freezing.

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Needless to say, this is not the kind of game that will appeal to those who like to spend their virtual time jumping through colorful Miyamoto landscapes, this is more like a playable version of your great grandpa's stories about what they had to do to get through the war in the old country.

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Shopping App Maker Wish Acquires Locket, The News Aggregating Lockscreen

Wish, a shopping platform with over 100 million users, feels like a cross between Pinterest and Amazon. The site's Android app provides an experience where you don't just browse products, you view how people look wearing and using those products. It's like a catalog tailored to you.

Today Wish announced that it has acquired Locket.

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New Game 'This War Of Mine' Is A Dark, Engaging Take On The Realities Of War, Now Available On Tablets And Android TV

Most games that deal with warfare are centered on soldiers and shooting at things, but This War of Mine (from 11bit Studios, maker of the Anomaly games) is a very different experience. This survival-strategy game follows the regular people caught up in the violence and hardship of war. Can you survive, and what sort of decisions will you have to make in the process?

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Google Drive Now Lets You Prevent Others From Downloading, Printing, Or Copying Files That You Have Shared

To give file owners more flexibility when sharing files, Google has added a feature to Drive's web interface that can place additional restrictions on those who are given access to files. If you want a document to not only be read-only but also not inadvertently shared, you can now lock it down by preventing copying, printing, or downloading to user hard drives. For now you can only change the setting on the web, but it will work on all platforms.

You can change it by first using the "Share" button as you would when giving access to others any other time.

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[Update: Chinese Original Found] Company Slaps Commodore Brand On Back Of Generic Smartphone, Gets Attention

This morning, a story on Wired was published, and it might have you believe some sort of zombie Commodore is building a Commodore-inspired smartphone called the PET, which sounds kind of cool (I guess?).

Well, here's the thing: I'm not going to say Wired got duped - but they also seem to have missed some pretty glaring red flags about this device that should probably make anyone think twice before getting excited.

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Skype App Updated To v5.5 With Single-Button Sign-In And Link Previews In Chat

The Skype app is getting a bump to v5.5 today, and it comes with a pair of improvements. No, it's not going material—you can't have everything. What you do get is a faster way to sign in and link previews in chat.

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SamMobile Reports That The Galaxy Note 5 And Galaxy S6 Edge+ Will Be Announced August 12th, Released On The 21st

A rumor has been circulating that Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 5 earlier than usual this year. Instead of debuting at IFA in Berlin sometime in September, it looks like the device will make its first appearance in mid-August. Well, now we have dates. SamMobile seems pretty confident that the Note 5 will get announced on August 12th before hitting store shelves on the 21st. And it won't be alone. The rumored Galaxy S6 Edge+ is apparently coming along for the ride.

Despite the differences in name, think of both devices as larger versions of the S6 and S6 Edge.

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[Deal Alert] Get A 2-Port, 30W USB Car Charger With Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 By Tronsmart For $9.99 With Free Shipping Eligibility At Amazon After Coupon

There are few places more suited to using Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 capability (also known as Adaptive Fast Charging on Samsung devices) than in the car. You might have a 20 minute commute to work and in that span of time, you can get your phone halfway charged or better with the new charging specification, compared to the meager 10-20% you might get with a conventional 2.1A output. With today's deal on this Tronsmart car charger with both QC 2.0 and a conventional 2.4A port, you can get that in your vehicle for just $10.

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The above image should give you a pretty good impression of what we're talking about.

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