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VLC hits iOS, Android — Windows Phone in open beta

VLC hits iOS, Android — Windows Phone in open beta

VLC, the media player that doesn’t discriminate, is back in a big way. While we expected it to come back for iOS (it was in a kind of regional beta rollout), we weren’t sure when it might return in an official capacity. It’s now out and ready for download, streaming fans. The app, which plays locally stored content, is back on the App Store. Though the rumored Chromecast feature is missing, you can now use VLC on just about any platform you have.

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VAIO surprisingly entering the smartphone market

VAIO surprisingly entering the smartphone market

It has been little over a year since Sony sold off its VAIO PC business to Japan Industrial Partners in an attempt to gird up its loins and focus on its core products (though it may repeat that process again soon). VAIO has recently been doing what we expect it to do: put out and sell laptops and tablets. So imagine the tech world's surprise when word got out that VAIO will actually be announcing a smartphone next month, either in competition or in cooperation with Sony.

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Samsung live streaming Galaxy S6 Unpacked event

Samsung live streaming Galaxy S6 Unpacked event

Samsung is the latest company to announce their live stream at the Mobile World Conference 2015. Anyone around the world can tune in to see what Samsung has in store for their latest Galaxy collection. We're just as eager as you are to see what they have to announce. Up until now we've only been given glimpses and teasers of Samsung's newest devices. Enough with the teasers, show us the goods! We'll have to wait until the actual MWC 2015 to see it, but at least everyone around the world can watch the stream on YouTube.

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Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge promo image leaked

Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge promo image leaked

It's just a few days before Samsung finally reveals what it really has in mind for the sixth generation of its Galaxy S flagship. And while we've had up to here with leaks, rumors, and official teasers, it wouldn't hurt to have one more right? This new image of the two smartphones, or at least half of them, are supposedly the real deal because they come from a "verified employee" of a mobile carrier. Of course, these days, almost anyone can claim that.

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Sony to unveil new Xperia Z4 tablet at MWC 2015

Sony to unveil new Xperia Z4 tablet at MWC 2015

Sony just teased their Xperia Z4 tablet ahead of the Mobile World Conference 2015 on March 2nd. Sony posted this new photo of the ultra slim device to their Google+ account. The other day we clued you in on Sony's accidental leak of the new Xperia Z4 on their Xperia Lounge app. We surmised that this was ahead of a big announcement at the Mobile World Conference 2015. It looks like we were on track because Sony tagged their latest photo post to Google+ with #SonyMWC.

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HTC event live feed revealed for MWC 2015

HTC event live feed revealed for MWC 2015

Over the next week we're going to see some big releases from HTC - first of all in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress 2015. We'll be there live bringing you up-to-the-minute coverage of the event whilst on-site. You can also follow along with HTC through their live portal, if you do so dare. This event will be taking place at 10AM Eastern Time, or 4PM in Barcelona. This will be a worldwide event, and will bring heat to the mobile smartphone ecosphere - and perhaps beyond.

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ARCHOS smartphones bring Mediatek to MWC 2015

ARCHOS smartphones bring Mediatek to MWC 2015

A number of new ARCHOS smartphones are headed to Mobile World Congress 2015, each of them with MediaTek quad-core processors and relatively low price points. This is not the first time ARCHOS has released smartphones at this time of year - they have the last several years running, in fact. It is the first time they're bringing three phones with Android 4.4 KitKat. They're all coming with displays larger than 5-inches, as well - so that age of small-screen smartphones is pretty much over for this brand.

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper: retro pixel fun for mobile

Final Fantasy Record Keeper: retro pixel fun for mobile

There's a new Final Fantasy coming to mobile devices, and this time it's not just about bringing back a classic. This will be Final Fantasy Record Keeper, a game that mashes up awesome elements from the Final Fantasy universe into one retro-styled pixelated adventure. The keeper of the histories of Final Fantasy - that's you - and you're tasked with keeping the realm safe. This game isn't about cashing in on the past - it's about keeping it in good condition - and in-app purchases, of course.

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Moto E 2015 Unboxing: inside Motorola’s special package

Moto E 2015 Unboxing: inside Motorola’s special package

Inside the Motorola Mystery Package we were promised last week comes the Moto E. Our review unit, complete with a box that's massive. This box has some clever outer bits - a "Slide to Start" marking to implicate the package opening direction and a "Fragile" stamp that suggests this is BREAKING NEWS. Inside is a wild Motorola presentation center with sliding doors and an array of bumper covers to outfit the Moto E. A wooden USB stick with information on it about the device and a tag to get us in to the special showing.

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Galaxy S6, S6 Edge show up side by side in leaked pics

Galaxy S6, S6 Edge show up side by side in leaked pics

Yesterday, the Galaxy S6 was leaked in all its prototype glory. Still cased in bubble wrap, we got our first look at what might be the next flagship from Samsung. Now, we’re getting a better look at the device, and a comparison to the Galaxy S6 Edge. Side by side (edge to edge?), the two phones give us our first look at Samsung’s new two-phone flagship scheme. Oddly enough, while the thought of a curved screen might not appeal to you, these pics might change your mind.

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