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HTC Announces Budget-Friendly Desire 526 And 626 For The US

HTC has reportedly had issues moving the premium One M9 in the face of stiff competition from the likes of Samsung and LG, but maybe a more modest device could make some headway. The Desire 526 and Desire 626 have been announced for the US, and they'll be available on various carriers in the coming weeks. The specs aren't great, but they ought to be cheap.

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Google Announces Eddystone, An Open-Source And Cross Platform BLE Beacon Format

Contextual awareness is one of the pillars of Google's recent push in mobile communications. You don't have to look far to see that: Google Now has been getting better and better at "guessing" the information that you need before you even look for it. But when it comes to location, we all know that it can use some help. Not just Google Now, actually. Most current location techniques are quite lacking indoors, underground, or simply fail to differentiate between you standing in front of a bus on one side or the other of the street.

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[Deal Alert] Pioneer Offers $75 Rebate On Its AVH-4100NEX Android Auto Unit, Which Abt Electronics Is Selling For $518.35

For many of us, the question isn't whether we want Android Auto, it's whether we're willing to spend the money it takes to set things up in the car we already own. Doing so is an investment that can easily cost over a grand, and that's a lot to pay for the luxury of not having to look at your phone to do the same functionality. Fortunately, some prices have been dropping.

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Pushbullet Update Brings Full SMS Messaging Support To Your Desktop

It's been scarcely two weeks since Pushbullet had its last big update, and here we are again. A new version is rolling out in the Play Store that fully integrates SMS into the website, browser extension, and desktop apps. You could reply to SMS before, but this update syncs all your conversations to the computer.

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HTC Has Already Confirmed That The One M8 Will Get Updated To Android M

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Leak: Motorola's Upcoming 2015 Devices (Moto G 3rd Gen, Moto X 3rd Gen, Droid, Droid Mini) Will Follow A Similar Design Language

As we approach the end of the year, the time when Motorola has typically announced its previous Moto G devices, rumors and leaks of the third iteration of the G lineup have been getting more frequent, including an appearance on Flipkart, a clear press render, and talks of Moto Maker customization support.

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Left to right: Droid Mini, Moto G 3rd Gen, Droid, Moto X 3rd Gen

In today's leak, however, the Moto G 2015 (or Moto G 3rd gen) is joined by a few more compatriots from Motorola's land, namely the upcoming Moto X 3rd Gen, and a new Droid and Droid Mini.

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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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