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Galaxy Mega 2 has Samsung taking notes from Tab

Galaxy Mega 2 has Samsung taking notes from Tab

The Galaxy Mega 2 is well on its way to market, it would seem, as a leak suggests the second wave of massive smartphones make their way to the mid-range. This device line appears to play second fiddle to the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5, the same as its predecessors did to the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4, coming in with specifications well under its siblings.

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Apple stock reaches all-time closing high

Apple stock reaches all-time closing high

Earlier today Apple was granted a patent which fairly obviously suggested they would be creating a smartwatch in the near future. This patent number 8,808,483 does include "iPhone" in its description, but its claims do not assign it to a specific device, leaving it open to any similar device within reason - small enough for a smartwatch. Wallstreet thinks it’s obvious enough, anyway, driving the stock to over $100 for the first time since the stock split in early June of this year.

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HTC One M8 with Windows hands-on

HTC One M8 with Windows hands-on

Your eyes do not deceive you, and no, this isn't a hack or a mock-up. The HTC One M8 with Windows has made its debut, launching today as a Verizon exclusive in the US, and as the name suggests it's the One M8 we're very familiar with, only with Android switched out for Windows Phone. The path to flipping OSes isn't as simple as the HTC HD2 might have led us to believe, however, and so I caught up with HTC to find out what was involved in making the first UltraPixel Windows Phone.

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bKey: a backup smartphone battery the size of a car key

bKey: a backup smartphone battery the size of a car key

Let's face it. For all the power that gets added to our smartphones year after year, the battery is quickly becoming the bottleneck in our enjoyment of our mobile devices. Thus the need for emergency power reserves. But with external batteries and cases come bulk or wires, neither of which are convenient or exactly pleasant to use. That's where bKey tries to come in.

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Flappy Bird 2: sequel release goes vertical

Flappy Bird 2: sequel release goes vertical

The creator of Flappy Bird has revealed his first major release since shutting his hit game down. With "Swing Copters," we get a Flappy Bird successor - a game that basically has the same innards as Flappy Bird, but made vertical instead of horizontal. And you’ll have to avoid swings instead of simple tubes.

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Galaxy Note 4 pictured with curved edges: not so much

Galaxy Note 4 pictured with curved edges: not so much

This week a number of publications are showing off a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 concept that they believe is real. Expect that they’ll be fixed and updated by the end of the day, because this machine is not real. It is instead a conceptual work of design created by a fellow by the name of Ivo Maric back in May of this year.

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AT&T Cascade could be Google Voice on steroids

AT&T Cascade could be Google Voice on steroids

AT&T has cooked up a way to better handle the smartphone, tablet, wearable, and other gadgets users are increasingly carrying, with AT&T Cascade promising to intelligently route calls and messages sent to a single number. Cascade, the handiwork of AT&T's Foundry innovation lab, works a little like Google Voice though for more than just phones, pulling together each device under a single identity. While Google seems to have tired of Voice, however, AT&T has big ambitions for Cascade.

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Ignore No More app forces you to call your mother

Ignore No More app forces you to call your mother

Oh great. There’s an app out there this week made by Mountaineer Technology Ventures called "Ignore No More." This app is made by these maniacs to install on two separate devices - one for the parent, the other for the child. When the child refuses to return messages or calls to the parent, the parent can lock down their child’s phone remotely, requiring a call to unlock.

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Sharp redefines “edge-to-edge” smartphone display

Sharp redefines “edge-to-edge” smartphone display

This week the folks at Sharp have let loose images and hands-on with their new "Aquos Crystal" phone. This device runs Android and will be sent up by carriers with VoLTE, but the most important feature is the most obvious: a near bezel-less front panel. When we first heard the term "edge-to-edge display", this is what we were thinking.

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