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OnePlus and JBL unveil E1+ earphones, JBL-branded OnePlus One

OnePlus and JBL unveil E1+ earphones, JBL-branded OnePlus One

The company that took on the mantra of "Never Settle" wants to show that the same philosophy applies even to accessories, especially one that can drastically improve or ruin the smartphone experience. That is why the Chinese startup OnePlus has made an unusual partnership with audio experts JBL to reveal two new products. Actually one new and one just slightly redesigned. OnePlus fans can now vie for a new JBL E1+ earphones or, alternatively, go for a special edition OnePlus One that has JBL's logo as well as the earphones in a bundle.

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HTC One E8 leaked to have its own EYE variant coming soon

HTC One E8 leaked to have its own EYE variant coming soon

When companies stumble on a winning formula, they usually squeeze out everything they can out of it to the death. HTC might have just stumbled upon such a winning formula when it revealed its new EYE brand, showing the world that it can go beyond just smartphones and dabble in digital imaging as well. And now, we're starting to see a pattern that would yield a series of device variants that have nothing different from their originals aside from having EYE software pre-installed, like this HTC One E8 EYE just sighted.

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Misfit Flash Review

Misfit Flash Review

This is the story of how I became a believer in the activity tracking trend sweeping the smart device environment. While I was baffled that anyone would want to exercise in the first place back when products like Jawbone UP, Fitbit, and the Nike Fuelband were launched. Now I understand. I get why it makes sense to want to track how active I am. It’s like scoring points in a video game - only these points make me feel like I’m winning physically. And the Misfit Flash is inexpensive enough - and works well enough - that I wouldn’t even have had to break the bank to get here.

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Google Play Store update: APK flat as Android L

Google Play Store update: APK flat as Android L

Overnight the newest Material Design-friendly Google Play has come across the early release boards ready for installation. This app will be ready for download by most users on the newest versions of Android immediately if not soon. It’ll be coming with an extra-flat design consistent with the rest of Android L, the system you’ll be getting on the newest smartphones over the next year. Or on forward-thinking smartphones you’ve purchased over the past year that've promised an Android L update as you please, thank you.

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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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DROID Turbo to have bigger than expected 3900mAh battery

DROID Turbo to have bigger than expected 3900mAh battery

Here is yet another unofficial detail that paints an even more mouth-watering picture of the now highly-anticipated Verizon DROID Turbo. Since it is touted as a successor to the DROID MAXX, it is already somewhat expected that this Motorola smartphone will carry with it a large battery, bigger than even those on high-end flagships. But thanks to Chinese e-tailer TaoBao, we are given the impression that the DROID Turbo will even one up that, with a remarkable 3,900 mAh powering this already impressive device.

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OPPO N3 leaks in three colors, October 29 date set

OPPO N3 leaks in three colors, October 29 date set

OPPO, which already has a large following in China, came into mainstream Android consciousness last year because of the OPPO N1. Or to be more precise, because of its ties with CyanogenMod as the first OEM to ship with the custom ROM out of the box, at least partially. As seems to be the trend these days, the Chinese maker is skipping a version, and all eyes will be on the OPPO N3 to see if it can fill in the rather large shoes left by its predecessor.

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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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