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YouTube Kids Review: Google thinks of the children

YouTube Kids Review: Google thinks of the children

Today is a turning point for the Google-owned YouTube video environment. Today children are able to use YouTube Kids, an app made specifically for children, made to allow kids access to the ever-growing video environment without risking unwanted sights for young eyes. While Wu-Tang may be for the children, their music videos decidedly are not. The YouTube crew have taken care of this situation by creating this portal - one that's long overdue, as we discussed in brief at rumors of YouTube Kids last week.

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T-Mobile teaser confirms “edgy”, “Six Appeal” of Galaxy S6

T-Mobile teaser confirms “edgy”, “Six Appeal” of Galaxy S6

We've seen quite a few leaks and teasers about the Galaxy S6, some coming from Samsung itself. With MWC 2015 so close, however, even mobile carriers are jumping on the train. T-Mobile has just put up its pre-release email registration page and, while that act itself is nothing newsworthy, the carrier is throwing in a teaser our way as well. It is probably the clearest preview of the Galaxy S6 we've ever had, but, like any good teaser, it still leaves some questions open for us to think about.

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LG announces new mid-range smartphones ahead of MWC 2015

LG announces new mid-range smartphones ahead of MWC 2015

MWC 2015 is coming, so LG is doing what it does best: announcing new devices even before the event takes place. The Korean manufacturer may not have an LG G4 prepared next week, but it will try to make us forget about that by distracting us with other devices. For the Barcelona mobile event, LG will be showcasing its new roster of four mid-range smartphones that try to bring LG's popular design and user experiences found mostly in the higher end to a new generation of budget handsets.

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Your phone’s power usage can reveal where you’ve been

Your phone’s power usage can reveal where you’ve been

When you think of smartphone location tracking, both legitimate or otherwise, and you will most likely think of technologies that directly relate to locations, like GPS, WiFi, or even Bluetooth. But a group of researchers from Standford University and Israeli defense group Rafael are proving even something so innocent sounding like your phone's battery consumption can be used to track your movements. The good news is that it's not exactly as easy or as informational as those more dedicated sensors. At least not yet.

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PowerOffHijack Malware keeps spying even after users shut off the device

PowerOffHijack Malware keeps spying even after users shut off the device

Malware can grant hackers unfettered access to your devices, and this time even turning off your phone can't stop them. AVG security has dubbed this threat PowerOffHijack. It's so called because it actually hijacks your ability to turn off your phone. This malware creates a false shutdown screen, so the user thinks he is turning off his phone. The screen turns black and it looks like any other time your phone has been turned off. In fact, the device is still on and just as capable of being controlled by an outside user.

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Official HTC One M9 images & specs leaked on German retail site

Official HTC One M9 images & specs leaked on German retail site

HTC has already confirmed that it will officially reveal its next generation One smartphone at Mobile World Conference in a little over a week, but it seems like one German retailer jumped the gun and accidentally posted the specs and official images on their website early. While the product pages on Cyberport's site for the HTC One M9 have now been taken down, it just wasn't quick enough. The fact that it's this close to HTC's March 1st unveiling, and that retailers often some info early enough to have product listings ready, seems to improve the chances that this is the real deal.

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LG G Flex 2 Review – Killer Curves

LG G Flex 2 Review – Killer Curves

First you have to prove you're not a gimmick. Then it's just a matter of proving you're better. LG turned heads with the G Flex last year, an Android smartphone with a banana-like bend to it, only to be stung with criticism that its big idea was actually just too big for the hand. Now, 2015 brings a new curved flagship, the LG G Flex 2, distilling the best of the concept into something altogether more usable. As the SlashGear Smartphone of CES 2015 our expectations of the G Flex 2 were undoubtedly high, but does the reality live up to the promise?

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Galaxy S6 and Edge: here’s what they look like

Galaxy S6 and Edge: here’s what they look like

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge are likely on their way to the United States soon. But before we get there, we've got some conceptualized visions to look at. The following bit is a rendered piece of work by artists Ivo Maric and Jermaine Smit, and it'll give you an approximation of what the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy Edge (or S6 Edge, whatever you prefer) might very well look like. Remember - this isn't from Samsung, it's a concept based on rumors.

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HTC out in the open with Esports

HTC out in the open with Esports

Back a few weeks ago, HTC launched (publicly) their HTC Esports initiative. They're sponsoring Esports teams now, and they're being fairly open about it. Not that it was a secret, but given their relative lack of hard-and-fast connections (hardware) to the gaming universe, it's not immediately apparent why HTC would be doing such a thing. Today, HTC released a video by the by the name of "Rebirth: What Is Esports." Sounds like a bit of a play on the name of the camera HTC Re, doesn't it?

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Inbox by Gmail ready for Google Apps “imminently”

Inbox by Gmail ready for Google Apps “imminently”

According to Google's Sundar Pichai, Google Apps users will be able to use Gmail's "Inbox" system very, very soon. This means that apps customers will be able to use this Gmail alternative - using Gmail's innards - for whatever they do so please - "imminently." Pichai also made clear that Inbox by Gmail is "coming to more places" as well. Users will find an an Inbox by Gmail error page if they attempt to jump in with email addresses inside Google Apps right now, but the switch should be flipped soon.

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