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Google offering video chat sessions via Search

Google offering video chat sessions via Search

We already use Google for everything, so much so the word has become a verb (Google it!). Searching for a medical condition or some minor aches and pains often leads you down the wrong path (WebMD is evil sometimes). Now it looks like Google is priming another of their services, Helpouts, to aid you in your queries. Someone recently spotted a new option for speaking with a doctor when searching for “knee pain”, which offered up a video chat. Though not specifically mentioned, it has Helpouts written all over it.

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Snapchat leaks confirmed: celebrities joined by citizens

Snapchat leaks confirmed: celebrities joined by citizens

This morning it’s been made clear that Snapchat has had a bit of a breach. Not through Snapchat itself, but through 3rd-party servers of Snapchat images. Snapchat does not explicitly allow the use of their servers or their services to any other 3rd party - but apps get through, and these apps have been breached. The developers of Snapchat have released a statement on the subject, suggesting that it was not their fault directly, but that they'd planned on continuing their assault on malicious fakers of Snapchat services.

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Report: Tumblr wants to be the new YouTube

Report: Tumblr wants to be the new YouTube

Yahoo’s Tumblr platform is a subtle social layer populated by quite a bit of original content. Since purchasing it for $1.1 billion, Yahoo has left Tumblr alone, but that could change. According to several sources speaking to Business Insider, Tumblr is being prepped for a big fight with an even bigger social entity full of creative folk. Yahoo is exploring turning Tumblr into a YouTube opponent, and even discussing whether they should poach existing YouTube talent for the new-look Tumblr.

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Google+ Polls might really be for “their” stream

Google+ Polls might really be for “their” stream

In spite of chatter that Google+ is dead and/or dying, Google hasn’t given up hope on it just yet. The social layer to Google services has a brand new feature today, and one that is clearly meant to entice interaction. After being talked about for some time, polls have made their way to Google+, allowing you to source your followers to help you decide on something, or source info. Like a lot of Google+’s stuff these days, this one has a lot more use for enterprise or marketing than consumers.

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WSJ: Nexus 6 launching this month

WSJ: Nexus 6 launching this month

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, that whale of a phone (almost not kidding) from Google will hit us by the time November does. Sources tell them the Nexus 6, which has gone by the apt codename “Shamu” so far, is set for release at some point in October. The Nexus flagship, replete with a 6-inch screen, has been spotted and benchmarked several times, but we’ve yet to hear anything close to official. Still, October is a very proper time to launch the phone.

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Sennheiser teams with Google for Ingress headphones

Sennheiser teams with Google for Ingress headphones

There’s a game called Ingress out there, ladies and gentlemen, and it’s Google’s game. They promote it at every event, they play it, they live it. It’s a game you play with your smartphone, GPS, and a lot of patience. The folks at Sennheiser have teamed up with Google to bring an added dimension of addiction to those that love the game with a couple of pairs of headphones. One for the "Enlightened" side of the game, the other from the "Resistance."

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro hands-on with integrated projector

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro hands-on with integrated projector

Among Lenovo's newly unveiled products lie a couple distinguished features -- the YOGA 3 Pro's watchband hinge, for example, and the YOGA Tablet 2 Pro's integrated Pico projector. With the projector, the need to connect to an external display is eliminated -- any empty wall can be transformed into a display, whether to give a presentation or watch an impromptu movie. To complement the video feature is a JBL sound system complete with a subwoofer. which brings audio quality above and beyond what you get from the average Android slate.

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ThinkPad Yoga 14, YOGA Tablet 2 in Windows and Android revealed in detail

ThinkPad Yoga 14, YOGA Tablet 2 in Windows and Android revealed in detail

In addition to getting some hands-on time with Lenovo's YOGA 3 Pro and YOGA Tablet 2 Pro today, we're having a peek at the rest of their Fall lineup of high-powered devices. Three more mobile machines come to light this week, each of them with "YOGA" in their name. The ThinkPad Yoga 14 will be the most traditional of the bunch, while Lenovo brings both the YOGA Tablet 2 with Android and the YOGA Tablet 2 with Windows to the party, the whole lot prepared for the USA imminently.

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Sony SmartWatch 3 headed to Verizon this month

Sony SmartWatch 3 headed to Verizon this month

The Sony SmartWatch 3 is just about ready to roll for the public, bouncing off Verizon in the United States later this month. This Android Wear-utilizing device will come to with a 1.63-inch 320 x 320 pixel display, connectivity to your Android device so long as it’s running KitKat, and full IP68 weatherproofing. That means you can bring it ALMOST anywhere the Xperia Z3v can go.

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Verizon Sony Xperia Z3v hands-on

Verizon Sony Xperia Z3v hands-on

This morning we’ve had our first look at the Verizon-exclusive Sony Xperia X3v. This is the USA-based carrier version of the Sony Xperia Z3 - besides the T-Mobile version, of course. This "Sony Xperia Z3v" model - however similar to the Z3 - will be on Verizon’s lines only. This device will be released around the same time as the Sony Xperia Z3 with T-Mobile, both of them heading to the USA with 4G LTE capabilities under the hood, a high-powered camera around the back, and a fully metal and glass build.

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