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BlackBerry Bought AndroidSecured.com and .net Domains, Is This More Evidence Of An Android Device On The Way?

On July 7th, the domains AndroidSecured.com and AndroidSecured.net were registered to BlackBerry Limited, the firm formerly known as Research In Motion (RIM) that presides over the one-time dominant smartphone platform. Below is a screenshot of one of the registration records with the area of interest highlighted.

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It's no secret that BlackBerry has seen better days. One of their more-publicized efforts to revitalize interest in the OS has been the addition of compatibility with Android apps and, more recently, loading the Amazon Appstore on the newest OS versions.

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Google Releases A $15 Ethernet Adapter For Chromecast [Update: Out Of Stock]

The Chromecast is a neat little device, even two years after it was released. However, the 2.4GHz N WiFi isn't ideal for all wireless environments. There's not a new Chromecast with better wireless yet, but Google has just released an ethernet adapter for the original Chromecast. Neat!

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[Deal Alert] Amazon Is Offering The Fire Phone For Only $160 Today (Full Year Of Prime Included), Perfect For Next Week's Prime Day Sale

On July 15th, Amazon is holding a big Prime Day sale that it says will offer more deals than Black Friday. You will also get to do without the lines, risk of being trampled, and having to get up from the Thanksgiving dinner table a mere five minutes after sitting down.

The only catch is that you have to be an Amazon Prime member. That luxury costs a recurring $100 fee. But thanks to today's Goldbox Deal of the Day, you can get a full year of Prime along with an Amazon Fire Phone for $160. That's $20 less than the already low contract-free price it's going for these days.

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Verizon May Launch The Sony Xperia Z4v On August 13th

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Herocraft's FootLOL Mixes Soccer, Tower Defense, Cannons, Cows, Aliens, Bombers, And Anything Else They Can Cram Into A Mobile Game

Soccer games and tower defense games seem to have reached their design peak - while you see a new idea every once in a while, both genres are relatively static. That's probably what makes FootLOL so interesting: it mixes both genres, and a bunch of other random insanity, to make something wholly unique. And also insane. Just have a gander at the trailer below and see if you can scrape together the few bits of coherence in the gameplay.

FootLOL is basically the over-the-top sports game, a la NBA Street or Mario Super Strikers, taken to its most unbelievable conclusion. You control your team and try to score goals in the conventional way, but you also get crazy semi-permanent cannons and turrets, stampeding herds of cattle, alien abductions, and a host of other things that are slightly outside of the rules of soccer to employ on both offense and defense.

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[Deal Alert] Hey Outdoorsy Types - Pick Up A Portable 22W Solar Panel Dual Port Charger For $59.90 After $10 Off Code On Amazon

Ah, the great outdoors. With summer in full swing here in America, many of you are probably taking part in one of our nation's great pastimes, camping. Some of you may be purists who believe that camping is a great opportunity to leave the hectic world behind, including your phone, tablet, and other gadgets. The other 99 percent of you have a hard time deciding whether to bring two more bags of beef jerky or an extra 10,000 mAh battery in your backpack.

For those of you who like your camping with a side of tech, we have a good deal for you today.

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The Tegra-Exclusive Puzzle Game Q.U.B.E. Is Finally Live More Than A Week Late

NVIDIA partnered with several game developers to release four premium mobile games last week that were optimized for Tegra chips. Three of those games (Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Never Alone, and Funk of Titans) showed up on time, but Q.U.B.E. was nowhere to be found. Well, it's here now.

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[APK Download] Google Messenger v1.4 Adds Location Sharing, Stickers, And Fast Scrolling (And Maybe More)

The Messenger app published by Google received a significant #updatewednesday release this morning, adding support for location sharing, stickers, and quick scrolling. All things, I think we can agree, which are good.

The new location sharing and sticker features, found under the "attach" dialogue, look like this.

You can download new sticker packs (there are currently three), and some of the stickers are even animated. Location sharing is pretty cool - the way it works is quite clever. Your recipient gets a small cutout of a map showing the exact location of the place (as an image file), as well as a link to the location on Google Maps and, if the location has one, a link to the business or POI's web page.

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Fleksy Keyboard Updated To v6.0, Goes Free With Optional In-App Purchases

Google's default keyboard has gotten really good, to the point that it's hard to actually charge for a keyboard app even if it has a few tricks up its sleeve. Just like SwiftKey last year, Fleksy has now gone free in the Play Store (and Amazon Appstore). Instead of paying an upfront price, there are themes and extensions that you can purchase if you so choose.

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