28
Jan
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HTC One M8 owners in Europe are getting a lollipop-flavored treat. That's right, Android 5.0 is now hitting devices across the pond. We have multiple layers of confirmation on this one. For starters, HTC senior communications manager Jeff Gordon had this to say earlier today:

Respected ROM developer LlabTooFer followed up later with more specific information.

28
Jan
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Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a hardcore helicopter flight sim, a visually striking adventure game, an RPG take on the "endless clicker," a stylish physics game, and a #$%^ing difficult one-tap title.

28
Jan
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Here's an interesting choice, high-end smartphone fans. An eBay vendor is currently selling both the flagship HTC One M8 and the small but premium Samsung Galaxy Alpha for $299.99 each. Both are off-contract phones with AT&T radios, both are 32GB versions, and both are manufacturer refurbished. Both come with free economy shipping and no sales tax outside California. Either one would be a solid choice for any deal-hunting Android fan, but the devil is in the details.

28
Jan
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You could reasonably make the assumption that when Samsung debuted its own media streaming service known intriguingly as Milk Music, it would have released it across its entire catalog of devices. But that's not the way Samsung has decided to pour this beverage. Instead, it's serving things out to a handful of devices at a time.

The latest Galaxy devices to get a slurp are tablets, particularly the Tab 4 and some unspecified Notes.

28
Jan
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Google has always been at least somewhat mindful of moviegoers using its primary search tool to get information about recent and upcoming movies. The current Knowledge Graph that you see when searching for movies, actors, directors and so on is pretty good. But if you search using the official Google Search app for Android or search in Chrome for Android starting today, you might see something altogether more interesting. Check out the animation below, straight from the official Google+ account for Search:

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Neat, huh?

28
Jan
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We've heard a lot of back and forth about the Snapdragon 810, the first high-end 64-bit ARM processor from Qualcomm. First there were rumors that overheating caused Samsung to drop the chip from its Galaxy S6, then LG said the 810 was fine in the G Flex 2. Now, however, Qualcomm says the 810 will not be powering "a large customer's flagship device" this year. That almost certainly means Samsung.

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28
Jan
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Maybe you're snowed in today or maybe you just don't want to do any work. No worries, there are some apps and games that can keep you occupied, and the prices aren't bad either. See, there are sales, and we've got them all listed right below.

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28
Jan
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Motorola's super-cheap Moto E was a crowd favorite in the sub-$150 smartphone segment last year, so it'd only make sense that the company is working on a sequel. Here, we think we have it caught in the press-shot flesh - mostly because we're not sure what else it could be.

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This isn't a Moto G, as it lacks a second speaker grille on the front, and the proportions are all weird in terms of the screen:body ratio.

28
Jan
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Mobile carriers like to play fast and loose with the word "unlimited" when it comes to data plans. They're often technically unlimited, but only fast enough to be useful until you hit a certain barrier. MVNOs operated by TracFone including Net10 and Straight Talk were a little more shady than most, and that led to today's FTC announcement of a $40 million fine against the company.

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28
Jan
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An external battery pack can provide some peace of mind, but what happens if the power's out long enough to drain it down? Or what if everyone requires more juice on the next camping trip than you plan for? What charges the chargers?

It's when thinking of those moments that a solar-powered external battery back sounds really compelling. So here's the deal. StackSocial is currently offering a ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20,000mAh external battery pack for $49.99, 50% of its usual price.

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