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Google Shows When You’re Near A Store That Carries A Product You Searched For

Google announced that it has added functionality to Google Now to show consumers when they’re near stores that carry products they have searched for. In a Google+ post, the company said, “You’ve been looking for the perfect pair of hiking boots online, but haven’t gotten around to pulling the trigger. Starting today, if you’re out and about and near a …

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App Pirates Guilty of Copyright Infringement

Back in January the U.S. charged four people in connection with pirate app stores developed for Android devices. Now all four of these defendants has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement. The cases represent the U.S. Justice Department’s first cases against alleged mobile app pirates, and now appear to have been a success. Thomas Pace …

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Twitter Acquires Cover, Keeps It Alive (For Now)

Cover, an Android lockscreen app, announced that it has been acquired by Twitter. It’s unclear exactly what Twitter intends to do with it, but the app will remain active at least for now. In a blog post (via TechCrunch), the Cover team writes: Twitter, like Cover, believes in the incredible potential of Android. They share our vision that smartphones can …

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Star Wars Assault Team Out Today On Mobile Devices

When it comes to Star Wars games, you generally think of titles like Jedi Knight or Rogue Squadron. In other words, action games that reward quick thinking over drawn out strategy. Disney is experimenting with turn based combat in the latest Star Wars game to hit mobile devices. Star Wars Assault Team, out today on mobile devices, tasks players with …

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Valve Is Porting Portal To The Nvidia Shield

Nobody really takes Android gaming that seriously. Ouya tried to appeal to the core gamer with its Kickstarter-backed platform, but it has pretty much fizzled out at this point. Despite this, Nvidia is still trying to make hardcore Android gaming a thing with its Shield platform, but it’s really only good for streaming PC games to a handheld device. Now …

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Smart Watches to Get Android Wear Soon

It’s still unclear whether the smart watch market will grow into the massive consumer segment that tech manufacturers are hoping, but with the smartphone and tablet markets now beginning to saturate in developed markets it’s clear that some sort of wearable computing is likely to be the next large tech growth industry. For the time-being fitness bands connected to mobile …

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USB Flash Drive by Leef Bridges Android Mobile Devices to PCs

We all have our own ways of getting files from one device to another. Whether it’s as high tech as the cloud or Google drives or just emailing it to ourselves, it’s ingrained to our routines. “The Three-Step Drag” is what Wired Magazine calls it: “First, you e-mail the file or upload it to a cloud storage site like Dropbox …

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Android Wear: Google Unveils Smartwatch Platform

Google-based smartwatches have been rumored for quite some time, and today, the company finally revealed it its platform for such wearables: Android Wear. Android Wear is described as a project that extends Android to “wearables,” and they’re just starting with watches. The company is already working with Samsung, Asus, HTC, LG, and Motorola as well as chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, …

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OneNote Goes Free On Windows And Mac

Are you a Mac user that stares longingly at your friend’s Windows desktop wishing you had access to OneNote? Well, stare no longer as Microsoft has finally ported its note keeping app to your platform of choice. Microsoft announced this morning that OneNote is now available for Mac. With this addition, OneNote is now available on pretty much every platform, …

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Crazy Taxi Comes To Mobile In City Rush

Crazy Taxi is one of the greatest arcade games ever made. Sega recognizes this, and has milked the franchise over the years with ports to consoles and mobile devices. Now after all the ports – the original creator of Crazy Taxi is back with a brand new title exclusively for mobile devices. Sega announced this morning that Crazy Taxi: City …

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Google Smart Watch Specs Leaked [Rumor]

Earlier this month, it was rumored that LG would be making both the Nexus 6 and a smart watch for Google this year. Based on prior releases, we could reasonably assume what the Nexus 6 would look like, but the smart watch remained a mystery. While we still know next to nothing about the device, a leak has shared a …

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Google Acquires Part Of Green Throttle Games

Guitar Hero creator Charles Huang (along with Matt Crowley and Karl Townsend) announced the launch of Green Throttle Games roughly a year and a half ago to focus on gaming hardware. Its first project was a controller for Android devices. Now, news is out that Google has acquired some of the company’s staff (including Crowley and Townsend) and some assets. …

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