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You No Longer Need An Invite To Buy A OnePlus X

You No Longer Need An Invite To Buy A OnePlus X

Starting today, the OnePlus X will no longer require an invite for purchase. Or, as any other manufacturer would say, the phone is now (actually) available. Yes, this is a very OnePlus-specific reason to get excited, but here we are nonetheless.

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Meerkat Live Video Streaming App Now Available On Android As An Invite-Only Beta

Meerkat Live Video Streaming App Now Available On Android As An Invite-Only Beta

Have you been eagerly waiting to try the Meerkat live video streaming service, which launched as an iOS exclusive? Well you're probably going to have to wait a little longer. Meerkat is now available on Android, but only as a beta. And not a "come on in, the water's fine" Play Store beta, it's an invite-only beta being run from a Google Docs page. Invitations don't seem to be going out widely yet. We don't even have screenshots to show you. See, look down there. No screenshots anywhere.

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Bummer.

If you're wondering what Meerkat is, it's basically a fusion of Twitter-based video apps like Vine with live-streaming mobile video.

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Amazon Introduces Echo, A Voice-Controlled Speaker That Functions As Google Now For Your Desk

Amazon Introduces Echo, A Voice-Controlled Speaker That Functions As Google Now For Your Desk

Today Amazon unveiled what may be its most peculiar hardware to date, and it's not what you would expect. It's... wait, did you hear that?

Sorry, it was just an Echo.

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Amazon Echo is a cylindrical speaker that responds to your voice commands. If you want music, tell it what to play. If you want to know the weather, ask it the question. It can handle alarms, pull up information from Wikipedia, or update you on the news. All you have to do is say its name and ask.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkOCeAtKHIc

The idea of essentially snatching Google Now or Siri out of a phone and shoving them into a standalone product is an interesting one.

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