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Oculus Announces First Consumer Version Of Rift Is Coming In Early 2016, Teases E3 Unveiling

Oculus VR has been through quite a ride since it raised nearly $2.5 million on Kickstarter in 2012. It has produced two prototypes of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display, and been acquired by Facebook along the way. Now the company has announced a release window for the first consumer version of the Rift—Q1 2016. That's almost all we know, though.

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NVIDIA Pretty Much Officially Gives Up On Phones: Unit Behind 3G/4G Modems To Be Dismantled, Possibly Sold

After years of unsuccessfully pushing its almost-here software-defined Icera LTE modem, NVIDIA officially announced yesterday that the Icera unit, which it acquired in 2011, would be shutting down. The fate of the 500 employees working on Icera projects at NVIDIA was not announced, but may be in NVIDIA's quarterly earnings call tomorrow.

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Oppo Find 5, N1, And R819 Officially Won't Get Android Lollipop Updates

Towards the end of 2014, Oppo released an update for the Find 5 that bumped the Jelly Bean-running device up to KitKat. It wasn't a quality piece of work, but it was something. Now we know that for the Find 5, along with the N1 and the R819, things won't get any better.

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Snapchat 9.7 Lets You Easily Share Snaps From Discover And Zoom Into Videos

Snapchat 9.7 is here, and it packs two new features. They don't fundamentally change the app. In fact, if you blink you might miss them.

The first item on the changelog deals with snaps highlighted in Discover. If you recall, this is the part of the app that shows content from the likes of CNN and National Geographic.

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[APK Teardown] YouTube Kids v1.12 Prepares To Add Chromecast Support And A Recording Mode For Sing-Alongs

Toddlers deserve teardowns too! Ok, maybe teardowns are still for grownups, but let's do something for those little ones that haven't learned to read xml yet. The YouTube Kids app has only been available since late February, so it's fair to expect a lot of changes and new features in each release.

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[Update: Winners] 10 Chances To Win One Of Six Different Android Development Books From Packt Publishing And Android Police

As much as we all love to live in a digital world, there's just no replacing books. Sure, ebooks are good - but there's something awesome about having a physical copy and flipping through the pages. That's especially true if you're already using your computer for something else - you know, like work.

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[Deal Alert] Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Is Currently 60% Off ($6 Discount) In The Play Store

For fans of the Forgotten Realms universe, the Play Store has copies of both Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II, and Icewind Dale. All three of these titles sell for $10, but the last one is currently reduced down to a mere $4.14. That's a pretty impressive savings of roughly 60% and a price that would have long-time fans jumping up and down back in the day.

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[Update: 2nd Gen Moto E, Too] Motorola Is Preparing To Release Android 5.1 For Both The 1st And 2nd Gen Moto X In The U.S

The Moto X line is a great destination for Nexus lovers who tire of feeling like beta testers for Google, but the transition does come at the expense of timely updates (not that all Nexus devices are speedy).

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Motorola Keylink Accessory Finally Back In Stock After 3 Month Absence

After more than a 3 month hiatus, the Motorola Keylink is once again available for purchase at Motorola.com for $25. The small triangular device connects to any Android smartphone via Bluetooth and can help owners locate missing keys with their phone, or their phone with the Keylink.

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I picked one up as a stocking stuffer for my wife, Lorette, last Christmas and it has been one of her favorite gifts.

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Xiaomi Officially Debuts The Mi Note Pro With 5.7" QHD Display, 13MP Camera, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, Dual SIM With LTE Cat 9... And Snapdragon 810

Back in January Xiaomi announced the Mi Note, a rather fetching midrange smartphone, and let loose some details regarding its more powerful sibling: the Mi Note Pro. Today, we got more information and an official release date for the Pro.

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The Mi Note Pro is pushing the envelop of high-end smartphones with all-singing all-dancing all-heating specs.

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