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Angry Birds revolutionized the mobile gaming market after its launch in 2009, and developer Rovio has since released numerous off-shoots, follow-up games and bits of retail merchandise, plus it's working on an animated film due in theaters next April, starring Peter Dinklage and Maya Rudolph. Now,...

July 16th 2015 at 3:25pm 0 Comments
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For all the advances we've made in mobile computing, transferring files between your phone and your desktop is still kind of a pain in the ass. We've tried using dongles, adapters and even double-sided USB thumb drives, but none of them really solved the problem. Today, Sandisk announced a new sol...

July 16th 2015 at 1:43pm 0 Comments
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Hey, remember that time HTC built a fitness tracker (with a little help from Under Armor) and showed it off in Barcelona? The one that was originally slated for a Spring launch? Well, we're knee-deep in Summer already, and the company just confirmed to us that it no longer plans to ship the Grip w...

July 16th 2015 at 1:10pm 0 Comments
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You'd think a company that takes security as seriously as Turing Robotics does wouldn't paint its first smartphones purple, red, gold or blue, but you'd have it pegged wrong. For a freshman effort, CEO SYL Chao envisioned an Android phone that was meant for designers and aesthetes as much as it wa...

July 16th 2015 at 10:40am 0 Comments
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Remember when HTC released a shiny new flagship, and then kinda-sorta outdid itself by releasing a much cooler version just a month later? At the time, CEO Cher Wang said the company had no plans to bring that very updated device -- the One M9+ -- to European or North American shores, but that's o...

July 16th 2015 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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If you haven't seen of HTC's wallet-friendly Desire phones in the wild, you probably will soon -- they've been doing great for the ailing smartphone maker overseas and they're picking up steam on our shores, too. Since HTC could use some more of that momentum, it's gearing up to release four more...

July 15th 2015 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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"It's designed in the US, for the US." That's not the sort of bluster you'd normally hear from Lixin Cheng, CEO of ZTE's American division, but he proffered it several times during a pre-show pow-wow to make sure it stuck. Not long after that, Cheng and his team pulled back the curtain on the $45...

July 14th 2015 at 4:08pm 0 Comments
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It sounds like Siri, Cortana and the entity known only as Google Now could get some competition. Facebook is launching a virtual assistant of its own, according to The Information, and James Bond fans might smile when they hear what Zuckerberg and Co. are calling it. Moneypenny is a feature that l...

July 13th 2015 at 9:42pm 0 Comments
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The latest update to Google Maps on Android is one of those things that honestly should have happened a long time ago, but surprisingly didn't until recently: Now you can send destination info directly to your mobile device from the desktop. Just like on iOS. And as Android Police points out, it a...

July 11th 2015 at 5:21pm 0 Comments
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Periscope is already great for showing strangers your lunch and pirating pay-per-view boxing matches, but Bangalore's police force wants the city's citizenry to use it for much more than that. If police commissioner MN Reddi gets his druthers, the people of India's third largest city will soon use...

July 10th 2015 at 12:28pm 0 Comments
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Today on In Case You Missed It: Microsoft debuts a Kinect-based room mapping system that understands furniture; we watch LEDs change color as they're frozen in liquid nitrogen (because science!) and a programmer creates a game whose code fits into a single Tweet. From the cutting room floor: Go...

July 2nd 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Facebook's shiny logo isn't all that's new for the social network today: The outfit's also announced how it plans to split video ad revenue with publishers. Like YouTube, Facebook will give content creators 55 percent of ad revenue and keep the rest, according to Fortune. Early publishing partners...

July 1st 2015 at 8:46pm 0 Comments