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Moto G 3rd gen makes a surprise appearance online

Moto G 3rd gen makes a surprise appearance online

Motorola's little powerhouse budget smartphone, the Moto G (which lies somewhere in the space below the Moto X but above the Moto E) has seen ample success both in its first and second generation iterations. The third-generation of the Moto G is expected but thus far unannounced -- that hasn't stopped it from cropping up on a retailer's website, however, a trend with the product that's starting to become a pattern. The 3rd generation Moto G recently appeared (somewhat) on the retailer website Flipkart, where a few details were included.

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Iron Man Galaxy S6 Edge official: incoming internationally

Iron Man Galaxy S6 Edge official: incoming internationally

There's a real-deal Iron Man Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge coming, and it's coming soon. While Samsung has not confirmed a USA-based release of this device, an international (likely GSM) version will be appearing soon. This is part of Samsung's brand team-up with Marvel Comics for the release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. At this time it would appear that the Galaxy S6 Edge will get an Iron Man edition, while the normal Samsung Galaxy S6 may not - we'll be waiting for that answer too.

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ASUS ZenPad tablet details leak before official debut

ASUS ZenPad tablet details leak before official debut

It seems ASUS has been hard at work at developing a new line of Android tablets under the name ZenPad. While it has been reported that the company was planning to officially unveil the devices at Computex 2015, but a number of details have made their way out into the wild. First up is the 7-inch ZenPad 7 (model number Z170C), which will see both standard and 3G models. This is followed by the one inch larger ZenPad 8 (Z380KL), which will have the same exterior hardware design, but more power on the inside.

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HTC J Butterfly: HTC’s most powerful phone you can’t have

HTC J Butterfly: HTC’s most powerful phone you can’t have

HTC reveals the HTC J Butterfly, a large-screened smartphone destined for carriers inside Japan. This smartphone works with many of the same specifications at the HTC One M9, but here works with a 5.2-inch WQHD display (that's 1440 x 2560), also known as 2K. This device also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor under the hood alongside 3GB of RAM, more than enough to get you through your biggest and best apps and games. In Japan, of course. Not the United States as such.

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It’s the LG G4’s turn to get a brutal drop test

It’s the LG G4’s turn to get a brutal drop test

The Samsung twin flagships have had their fun, sort of, so now it's LG's turn in the spotlight. Considering the rivalry between the two Korean companies, it feels fair to subject the LG G4 to the same torture, er, tests as the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. After all, the G4 is not as fragile-looking as the other two. So will it blend? Or rather, will it crack? YouTube user TechRax, who claims to have been "smashing technology since 2011", for the sake of science, of course, finds out.

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Google I/O 2015 app is live, go make your schedules

Google I/O 2015 app is live, go make your schedules

In just a few weeks, two to be exact, Google's main developer conference will be taking place. And to prepare attendees as well as interested onlookers, the company has launched a couple of tools, the last bit being the annual Google I/O app. Both a virtual ticket to the I/O world as well as a reference for app designers, this I/O 2015 incarnation lets you draw up your own schedule for the two-day event, mix and match sessions, and even review the highlights of the previous years.

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New smartphone uses iris scanning to replace passwords in Japan

New smartphone uses iris scanning to replace passwords in Japan

Biometrics have changed the way we use smartphones, but they haven't really revolutionized it, yet. Being able to unlock your smartphone with a fingerprint is convenient, but it has become so commonplace that the feature doesn't stand out anymore. One of the latest smartphones due to hit Japan this summer sets itself apart from the crowd by allowing users to unlock, sign in to apps, and go shopping using only their eyes. That's right, the iris-scanning technology that was once relegated to sci-fi movies and the higher echelons of government security can now be held in the palm of your hands.

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Google Fit adds Android Wear face plus deeper data

Google Fit adds Android Wear face plus deeper data

Google Fit, Google's exercise tracking platform for Android and Android Wear, is getting cleverer, adding tools to better monitor health progress both day to day and over longer periods. Launched in October last year, Google Fit is now able to figure out exactly how far you've walked, jogged, or run each day. Meanwhile, if you're willing to fill Google in on some demographic data, it can also figure out how many calories you've burned in the process.

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Facebook Instant Articles 101: The Basics

Facebook Instant Articles 101: The Basics

Today Facebook is pushing their newest service, Instant Articles, bringing full News Articles to the public through Facebook alone. With this service, publishers like National Geographic will be bringing full-on articles and videos to Facebook without any buffer. The companies that work with Facebook this way will receive ad revenue, and Google will - essentially - be cut out entirely. Unless you're looking at the article on an Android phone, of course. You'll be leaving all your news requirements to Facebook and the publishers they deem to be worthy.

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