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Dell Venue 10 7000 tablet convertible now in the US

Dell Venue 10 7000 tablet convertible now in the US

Dell made a rather surprising move early this month when it unveiled the Venue 10 7000. Although in name it takes after the Venue 8 in the same 7000 series, the tablet looks more like a descendant of Lenovo's Yoga line. At the same time, however, it takes some cues from a Microsoft Surface, changing from an Android tablet at one moment into an Android laptop the next, thanks to an optional keyboard dock that gives the Venue 10 7000 its flexibility, both in form and in purpose.

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Windows 10 might reveal Android compatibility at BUILD

Windows 10 might reveal Android compatibility at BUILD

It seems like the whispers of Android apps running on Windows 10 are getting stronger. Though that doesn't necessarily make them true, it does make the upcoming BUILD developer conference even more interesting if Microsoft does decide to drop the bombshell there. It's not like it's never been done before. BlackBerry 10 OS and Sailfish OS do employ such a compatibility to some extent. It's just that it's never been done officially on Windows before. But while the idea seems almost enticing, it could very well be suicide for Microsoft's primary platform.

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Sony to brand Xperia Z4 as Xperia Z3+ in other markets

Sony to brand Xperia Z4 as Xperia Z3+ in other markets

It seems that Sony might have become a bit unhinged in its efforts to hunker down on its somewhat floundering mobile business. First, it rather quietly unveiled the Xperia Z4, which may or may not be limited to the Japanese market. And then there are whispers of an Xperia P2 that looks terribly similar except in a few areas. Now there is word that Sony might actually sell the Xperia Z4 in other markets as well, but quite appropriately name it as the Xperia Z3+ instead.

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Milk Video Review – Samsung’s YouTube

Milk Video Review – Samsung’s YouTube

While it might seem strange to call Milk Video "Samsung's YouTube" since it contains actual YouTube content, know this: it's what this software feels like that counts. Over the past few weeks I've been using Samsung's Milk Video on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 regularly. Once I received a Samsung Galaxy S6 for review over on Android Community, I began using Milk Video there as well. Of this I'm sure: once you get past the idea that you're no longer in your video comfort zone, Samsung's work with Milk Video shines.

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Report: Ouya needs a buyer, and quick

Report: Ouya needs a buyer, and quick

Ouya is in trouble. In a leaked email, CEO Julie Uhrman reportedly told investors and advisors that the company is in desperate need of a buyer after failing to restructure their debt. This comes after Ouya successfully secured investments from Alibaba in February to the tune of $10 million, and $15 million in a series A funding round two years ago. On top of that, Ouya earned an unknown amount via venture capital firm TriplePoint Capital. For now, Ouya’s focus is on ‘recovering’ as much capital as they can.

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LG G4 full specs revealed

LG G4 full specs revealed

This morning the LG G4 was shown off in New York City by LG, complete with a new leather back, a smarter camera, and a familiar face. This device once again comes with no front-facing buttons, a back-facing set of power and volume buttons, and some software that's generally similar to last year's release. It's clean - cleaner, that is, as is the trend as of late, it would seem. The LG G4 ready to roll with a 3,000 mAh removable battery as well.

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Huawei Nexus 8 teased again (if you believe)

Huawei Nexus 8 teased again (if you believe)

This week we're having a peek at what very well could be - but probably isn't - the next Nexus smartphone from Google. What you're seeing here is a smartphone render in a video spot for Google Project Fi. This is Google's new data network working with T-Mobile USA and Sprint networks to bring data to the Nexus 6. Strange, then, that the video doesn't actually feature the Nexus 6 first, it features a rendering of a different device. It's a basic design, one that wouldn't be out of place amongst Huawei's current smartphone lineup.

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Livescribe+ ‘Preview Edition’ now available for Android

Livescribe+ ‘Preview Edition’ now available for Android

At CES this year, Livescribe was ready for us with their Livescribe 3. The company also had a (very beta) working model of their Android app, which will take full advantage of everything their new pen had to offer. Starting today, anyone can check that app out for themselves, as Livescribe is making their Livescribe+ app available via Google Play. Available for download, Livescribe is saddling the app with a ‘Preview Edition’ name, meaning it’s still technically in beta form.

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LG G4 hands-on: Quantum physics, leather and a smarter camera

LG G4 hands-on: Quantum physics, leather and a smarter camera

There’s never been a tougher time to introduce a new smartphone, but LG thinks it has a hit on its hands with the new LG G4 for 2015. Building on last year’s G3 with a better camera, more high-quality materials, and a cleaner Android install, it may have a vaguely nonsensical tagline - “See the great. Feel the great” - but marketing hyperbole can usually be forgiven if the device lives up to expectations. I spent some time with the G4 to see why LG is talking Quantum Mechanics and movie theaters for its new flagship.

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