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Oct
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Motorola has done an excellent job supporting the modular functionality of its Moto Z lineup. When it was announced last year, Motorola promised this wasn’t a flash in the pan and it would be supporting the standard for years to come and would bring out many of its own mods. It has also made it easier for third-parties to make their own mods through the MDK program. So far we’ve seen battery...
Oct
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by Android Authority at 19:24
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Yesterday it was revealed that Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come packing a hidden and not yet activated Pixel Visual Core chip. According to Google, the secondary chip is designed to compile HDR+ images 5x faster while consuming just 1/10th of the power compared with running on an application processor. The Pixel Visual Core will also handle complex imaging and machine learning tasks related to the camera, which could come to include auto image adjustments based on the scene, among other uses.

Even though consumers...
Oct
18
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by Android Authority at 18:22
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Just like Google with the Assistant and Amazon with Alexa, Samsung wants Bixby to be everywhere. For right now, it’s only accessible on the latest Galaxy S and Note devices (and some...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at an unbelievable rate. In fact, some estimates have IoT devices outnumbering humans by the end of 2017. We generally experience the internet in human-to-device connections like visiting your favorite Android site on your phone or opening up your laptop and watching a video. But, the Internet of Things goes far beyond that. It’s the network that lets your car connect to the manufacturer to transmit sensor data or the temperature sensor that communicates with your smart thermostat.


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Oct
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by Android Authority at 17:14
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The Moto X4, Motorola’s latest mid-range phone with some neat audio tricks up its sleeve, is getting even cheaper. Amazon has just announced that the Moto X4 is joining the Amazon Prime Exclusive family.

Starting today, October 18 at 10:00 pm PT, Amazon Prime members will be able to pre-order the Moto X4 with lock screen ads for only $329.99 (normally $399.99). That’s a pretty great price for a phone that recently received one of our Best of IFA 2017 awards. The phone...
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by Android Authority at 16:02
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Monument Valley 2, the sequel to the beautiful puzzle game from 2014, is finally coming to Android. The game has been on iOS since June, but we haven’t heard much about an Android release until now. According to the game’s developer, ustwo games, it will be released in the Play Store on November 6. You can even head over to the...
Oct
18
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by Android Authority at 15:24
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According to a report from Chrome Store (via Android Police), Google is testing a new Chrome feature that would allow it to push breaking news notifications to the Android version of the browser.

The feature was discovered in the Chrome Flags log (found at chrome://flags) on the Canary channel of Chrome for Android. The Flags page contains a list of experimental Chrome functions that can be enabled and disabled by the user, and this is where the new flag, known as...
Oct
18
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by Android Authority at 14:54
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After the novelty was introduced to flagship smartphones earlier this year, screens with 18:9 aspect ratios are already trickling down to mid-range smartphones. Clearly, this is the season of longer displays!

With Indian handset maker Micromax‘s newest offering, the Canvas Infinity, the company has brought this feature to an affordable smartphone. But apart from that striking display, is the Canvas Infinity still a competent budget smartphone? Let’s find out in our comprehensive Micromax Canvas Infinity review.

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Oct
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The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is already on sale, despite being released just over a month ago. Originally available for $199.99, the device can now be yours for $169.99. You can get it from Samsung as well as a number of other retailers including Amazon and Best Buy. The device comes in Diamond Red or Liquid Black color options and two sizes: small and large.

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Oct
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by TechInAsia at 13:36
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Netflix will spend US$7 billion to US$8 billion on content in 2018 as the streaming wars escalate, it said this week.

As this chart shows, it’s double what the company spent in 2015:

Chart: Tech in Asia, using Netflix data.

That cash goes toward a mix of licensed and original programming. “Our future largely lies in exclusive original content,” said Netflix in its latest earnings report. Stranger Things is among the recent hits for Netflix’s studio.

Silicon Valley rival HBO spent US$2 billion on content last year, while Amazon...
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