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Nextbook Ares 8 Android tablet packs Atom Z3735G processor

Nextbook Ares 8 Android tablet packs Atom Z3735G processor

Tablet shipments are booming and the most popular segment in the tablet market in most countries is the low end where tablets can be purchased on a budget. A new tablet from Nextbook has landed at Walmart and it is a perfect tablet for buyers who are looking for a first tablet for themselves or kids. The new tablet is the Nextbook Ares 8 and it runs the Android operating system.

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Android app secretly mines for Dogecoin, FTC not amused

Android app secretly mines for Dogecoin, FTC not amused

When you say your app is free of malware but does exactly the opposite, you aren't just lying, you could also be committing a crime. That is exactly what Prized app developers Equiliv Investments and Ryan Ramminger learned the hard way when they were slapped with an FTC complaint because their app actually used infected smartphones to help the developers mine for cryptocurrency like Dogecoin. The defendants wisely decided to settle out of court, which included a monetary judgment of $50,000, which is no small amount for someone desperately hunting for digital currency.

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LG introduces performance boosting hexagonal smartwatch batteries

LG introduces performance boosting hexagonal smartwatch batteries

LG Chem, a branch of LG, has its sights on moving up the ranks of the small-battery market which feeds the smartwatch and wearables industry. The company already claims to have the number one spot in the medium to large-sized battery market. It hopes to top the competition by releasing an innovative, hexagonal battery for smartwatches with circular faces such as the Moto 360 and LG's own G Watch R and Watch Urbane.

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Moto G 3rd gen surfaces in retail shots

Moto G 3rd gen surfaces in retail shots

We've seen shots of the upcoming third generation of the Moto G a few times now, but this latest leak -- assuming the shots are legit -- gives us our best look at them thus far. They are press images, likely the same shots we'll be seeing show up on retailers' websites in the near future. The same oblong rear camera design is present as well as the familiar Moto G dimple. The handset hasn't yet been announced, but the increasing leaks and sightings hint at an upcoming launch.

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Google Hangouts updated for iOS with Material Design

Google Hangouts updated for iOS with Material Design

Google's design ethos does not end at Android. Releasing their newest version of Google Hangouts for iOS this week, the company's "Material Design" specifications have taken over. This version of the app is not a bordered affair. No longer will you be drowning in non-Material-friendly bits and pieces. This version of the app is made for the future. It's also made to allow you the ability to send multiple photos in one, singular Hangouts message from you to your best buddy.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 details leaked: GS6 eclipsed

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 details leaked: GS6 eclipsed

Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 has been revealed in early images depicting the device as a very close hardware relative of the Galaxy S6. This means glass back, a rounded metal rim, and a very high quality camera. In the images of cases as posted (likely out of embargo) to auction sites internationally and passed on to SlashGear anonymously, we see that this device is just as similar to the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy Note 4 was to the Galaxy S5. One mirrors and out-does the other.

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Pokemon hits mobile devices – in Shuffle form

Pokemon hits mobile devices – in Shuffle form

Pokemon Shuffle is released to mobile devices like iPhone and all manner of Android phones while full game remains in limbo. While we've still got some finger-crossing to do on the full Pokemon game release for mobile devices, the flip-and-match game Pokemon Shuffle has arrived for Android and iOS. While this might at first seem like Nintendo is loosening the straps on their game collection for mobile devices at large, the Pokemon company is - in fact - separate from Nintendo. Never forget that. While you're crying tears of joy at the prospect of Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue for Android and iOS.

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Google TouchBot: testing touch lag so you don’t have to

Google TouchBot: testing touch lag so you don’t have to

Everyone hates a laggy interface, but not everyone has the capability to scientifically quantify and measure lag in order to fix it. Google, however, isn't like everyone and has the resources, not to mention the need, to measure the lag between a touch gesture and the interface or program's response. It looked to Finland for answers, where OptoFidelity, a company specializing in test automation, gave birth to Chrome TouchBot, a robot that does exactly what its name says: run a series of touch-based tests on Android and Chrome OS devices.

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Nokia’s Android future to be built by Foxconn

Nokia’s Android future to be built by Foxconn

Nokia fell from some lofty heights when it went from being the most popular mobile phone maker in the land to having a hard time competing in the smartphone world. Ultimately, Nokia ended up in an agreement with Microsoft that prevented it from building any smartphones of its own for a time. Once that agreement with Microsoft ends, Nokia has said that it will be back to making smartphones and we have heard in the past that the smartphones will be powered by Android.

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