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Live: Watch NVIDIA’s CES 2013 press conference

We’re live at CES 2013, but if you aren’t among the thousands making the journey to Las Vegas you’re still in luck. NVIDIA is hosting their 2013 press conference this very moment, and you can stream it live. Check it out below!

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Live: NVIDIA Press Event [CES 2013]

Well, here we are at CES 2013. The first of our many press events starts tonight at 8:00PM Pacific and is hosted by NVIDIA, here at Rain Nightclub in The Palms. We really aren’t sure what to expect tonight, but NVIDIA always puts on a good show at CES. Any chance we see the Tegra [...]

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Chinese Nokia Lumia 920 ad shows hardware details

Adverts are most of the times annoying, but sometimes some ads are made so good that we find ourselves lurking on youtube to watch the ad again and again. Some ads are funny, and there are some cellphone ads showing the phone’s feature at work in a great way. Examples of such ads include the original iPhone ad, the LG Dare commercial and several others. Even the Samsung Galaxy SIII ad which mocks people waiting in a queue to get their hands on the latest iPhone is funny.

Samsung has definitely done a good job at highlighting all the features that aren’t available on the iPhone. We haven’t had any interesting cell phone ads in the past few weeks, and now Nokia has come up with a really good one that is worth pressing the replay button repeatedly. The commercial is for the Nokia Lumia 920 flagship device which is doing great. The ad is targeted towards the Chinese market, where the Lumia 920 was recently.

At the start of commercial, they show all the parts that slowly assemble into a complete Nokia Lumia 920. Then the 2:14 minute short commercial shows what Angry Birds looks like on the HD Pure Motion display, and at the same time a hand wearing weird blue colored gloves uses the phone, which demonstrates the “Super Sensitive Touch” of the model’s capacitive touchscreen. The PureView camera’s features are also part of the ad as is the Augmented Reality of City Lens. Towards the end they showcase the phone being charged wirelessly on the wireless inductive charger that is available in various colors that matches with the phone’s body color, which itself is available in many flashy colors. All throughout the video we get to see all the features which set the Lumia 920 apart from other Windows Phone 8 devices.

Nokia Lumia 920 was launched in China few weeks back. China is a vast country and a whopping 1.1 billion Chinese use cellphones. That’s a huge number and no wonder China has the biggest telecom industry with over a billion subscribers. China Mobile, which is China’s biggest carrier is also world’s largest carrier, and it isn’t surprising. Anyways, the competition is also huge in the country and 90% of the smartphones which were sold in Q3 in China were Android powered, which isn’t astonishing since Android is open source and hence the local smartphone manufacturers can make use of it. China has got some awesome local smartphone manufacturers, and some of them are Meizu and Oppo. Microsoft’s Windows Phone enjoys only 3% market share.

Even though the interest for Windows Phone isn’t much in China, when the Nokia Lumia 920 first launched at the Nokia Store in Shanghai, the devices were sold out in 2 hours. The yellow version of Lumia 920 from the second lot was sold out within 20 minutes. That’s pretty quick and that itself testifies that Windows Phone 8 has managed to attract more consumers to Windows Phone than ever before. Also Lumia 920’s design and hardware has got a lot to do with the success.

source: YouTube

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N64, Sonic, Streetfighter get OUYA gameplay videos

It’s been less than a week since most developers received their OUYA Dev consoles (unboxing pics, unboxing video), but developers aren’t wasting any time in getting their games – and the games of others – up and running. The guys at GameFans put together 8 OUYA Gameplay Videos they found on OUYAboards.com. Our favorite three are below:

N64 Emulator on OUYA
Jump to 1:45 and check out the OUYA running Super Mario Bros 64 rather beautifully

Street Fighter 2 Turbo
The street fighter series is by far one of my favorites. Love the gameplay, love the characters, love the simplicity, love the music. Just love everything about it. And by the way, I would pummel you into earth with flash kicks and sonic booms as Guile. Just sayin’.

Sonic 4
This is Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2, running on OUYA. I was always more of a Nintendo guy back in the day, but I did love me some Sonic. This is a native Android App running on OUYA. I’m curious if old title makers will eventually license their games for use on OUYA and other consoles rather than simply letting the emulator market have free reign. They could make some nice coin to bring back the originals through legal emulator use.

Obviously I’m excited to see what the indie developers launch for OUYA and it will be equally exciting to see some OUYA exclusives, but these emulator vids launched within days of the dev console release have me getting antsy. March can’t come soon enough!

Which of the above videos floats your boat the most? What games are you most excited to see on OUYA?

[OUYAboards via GameFans]

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NFC Business cards from TapMyBiz are high quality and perfect for high impact networking

NFC business cards aren’t new, but they never took off because they have always been credit-card like and who wants to carry a bunch of those around? Well a company called TapMyBiz is the first to offer a true high quality paper-like business card with an NFC chip embedded in it. It just so happened that I needed to order more business cards for CES so I figured I would give it a shot. I was shocked at how awesome the quality was. They will easily fit in a wallet and since I will need to carry a bunch of them to the show, I have no problem doing it since they are no thicker than your typical business card.

TapMyBiz will program each card to do whatever you want it to do when someone touches their NFC enabled phone or tablet to it. It can automatically add your contact information to their device, go to a website, open a video, head to a Facebook Page, or whatever you can think off. You can even set it to place a phone call or even a Skype call. If you ever want to reprogram any or all of your cards to do something else, you can easily do it with most of the NFC tag apps that are available in the Google Play Store.

You would think that a product like this would have a slow turnaround time, but they are able to produce and program your cards within 3 to 4 days. Ordering your card couldn’t be easier as their site offers free templates for designing your own. Of course, if you need any help, they offer 24/7 customer support. Right now they are a little limited in the style card, but come February, they will offer more sizes and different styles like rounded edges. That’s not all because by mid-year they will be offering greeting cards, flyers, and posters.

Check out my hands on video below to see how easy it works, and I am sure you will agree with me that it’s finally time to spice up your business cards with a little NFC.

For more information visit their website, about page, or FAQ

Click here to view the embedded video.

 

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NFC Business cards from TapMyBiz are high quality and perfect for high impact networking

NFC business cards aren’t new, but they never took off because they have always been credit-card like and who wants to carry a bunch of those around? Well a company called TapMyBiz is the first to offer a true high quality paper-like business card with an NFC chip embedded in it. It just so happened that I needed to order more business cards for CES so I figured I would give it a shot. I was shocked at how awesome the quality was. They will easily fit in a wallet and since I will need to carry a bunch of them to the show, I have no problem doing it since they are no thicker than your typical business card.

TapMyBiz will program each card to do whatever you want it to do when someone touches their NFC enabled phone or tablet to it. It can automatically add your contact information to their device, go to a website, open a video, head to a Facebook Page, or whatever you can think off. You can even set it to place a phone call or even a Skype call. If you ever want to reprogram any or all of your cards to do something else, you can easily do it with most of the NFC tag apps that are available in the Google Play Store.

You would think that a product like this would have a slow turnaround time, but they are able to produce and program your cards within 3 to 4 days. Ordering your card couldn’t be easier as their site offers free templates for designing your own. Of course, if you need any help, they offer 24/7 customer support. Right now they are a little limited in the style card, but come February, they will offer more sizes and different styles like rounded edges. That’s not all because by mid-year they will be offering greeting cards, flyers, and posters.

Check out my hands on video below to see how easy it works, and I am sure you will agree with me that it’s finally time to spice up your business cards with a little NFC.

For more information visit their website, about page, or FAQ

Click here to view the embedded video.

 

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Acer Iconia Tab B1 leaks ahead of CES

As you all should know, budget tablets are expected to be a huge part of 2013 after the success of Google’s Nexus 7. One in particular that we’ve heard about a few times is the upcoming arrivals from Acer. First spotted back in December the Acer B1 looks to rival Google and B&N, while offering a budget Jelly Bean tablet possibly for $99. Today some hands-on photos have appeared so check it out.

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Since there’s been no official details or announcements, we aren’t fully sure what to expect yet from Acer and their B1, but rumors have it as a $99 slate. Today a Bulgarian tech site got their hands all over it a bit early, and they have confirmed all the specs as well as snapped tons of photos.

Like earlier leaks suggested, the Acer B1 will be a 7-inch 1026 x 600 resolution packing budget friendly tablet. Coming with a MediaTek dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It certainly isn’t the strongest, but for $99 you can’t really complain. Sounds like the only downside is the 512MB of RAM and a TN panel that isn’t as vibrant as the Nexus 7.

So far we’ve heard this particular slate will be hitting India and a few other regions, and possibly won’t make its way to the US. Either way we can expect a similar device to arrive in the US from Acer, along with the budget friendly ASUS we’ve been hearing about and more. This will be a year of powerful yet fair priced tablets, that’s for sure. Stay tuned for more details and we’ll probably get some hands-on at CES so be ready to check it out.

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HTC M7 details leak hinting at a fresh new Sense UI

It’s no secret that HTC has another impressive flagship smartphone on the horizon to replace their popular HTC One X. Rumor has it the new device is the recently rumored HTC M7. While some claim we’ll see it at CES, most likely it will be unveiled in late February at Mobile World Congress, just like the HTC One series. Below we have some freshly leaked details on this beast of a phone.

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While we still don’t have an actual image of the new HTC 4.7-inch 1080p quad-core smartphone, a source inside HTC has apparently shared a few details. We’ll be graced with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and while we aren’t sure if Sense UI will be version 5.0, the source did claim it will be refined as well as “Simple and Clean”.

HTC made huge strides with Sense on the One series, but we know many are still hoping for something even simpler and cleaner. Could HTC get back on track in 2013 with some impressive new devices and top tier specs? The M7 is likely their best shot as it follows the impressive DROID DNA.

The report also states the aluminum design has been tossed out for an all black polycarbonate shell. Just like the DROID DNA and those fancy Nokia Lumia phones. The source also claims there will not be on-screen navigation buttons, but we’ve heard leaks stating both — so we’ll reserve judgement. This would solve their menu “problem” they’ve had for some time now. Again CES starts in just a few days, but we have a feeling they’ll wait another month or so before unveiling their latest and greatest. Either way stay tuned because we’ll have all the details if they share any news.

[via HTCSource]

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NFC Business cards from TapMyBiz are high quality and perfect for high impact networking

NFC business cards aren’t new, but they never took off because they have always been credit-card like and who wants to carry a bunch of those around? Well a company called TapMyBiz is the first to offer a true high quality paper-like business card with an NFC chip embedded in it. It just so happened that I needed to order more business cards for CES so I figured I would give it a shot. I was shocked at how awesome the quality was. They will easily fit in a wallet and since I will need to carry a bunch of them to the show, I have no problem doing it since they are no thicker than your typical business card.

TapMyBiz will program each card to do whatever you want it to do when someone touches their NFC enabled phone or tablet to it. It can automatically add your contact information to their device, go to a website, open a video, head to a Facebook Page, or whatever you can think off. You can even set it to place a phone call or even a Skype call. If you ever want to reprogram any or all of your cards to do something else, you can easily do it with most of the NFC tag apps that are available in the Google Play Store.

You would think that a product like this would have a slow turnaround time, but they are able to produce and program your cards within 3 to 4 days. Ordering your card couldn’t be easier as their site offers free templates for designing your own. Of course, if you need any help, they offer 24/7 customer support. Right now they are a little limited in the style card, but come February, they will offer more sizes and different styles like rounded edges. That’s not all because by mid-year they will be offering greeting cards, flyers, and posters.

Check out my hands on video below to see how easy it works, and I am sure you will agree with me that it’s finally time to spice up your business cards with a little NFC.

For more information visit their website, about page, or FAQ

Click here to view the embedded video.

 

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The Google Nexus 7 is Back in Stock Again

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The Google Nexus 7 is one of the premier budget tablets in the market right now, and with good reason. It has been available since July and until recently it was the undisputed king of budget tablets. However, if there is something that has bothered users over the months with the Nexus 7, it’s the limited stock. Well, its stock issues aren’t as widespread as the Nexus 4 or Nexus 10, but one couldn’t say that the Nexus 7 was available for purchase at any given time. This is where tablets like the iPad Mini and the Kindle Fire HD swooped in and made the most of the opportunity at hand. This was the case since the past few days, as all the variants of the Nexus 7 appeared to be out of stock. But that has changed today, as the Google Play Store has now listed the Nexus 7 as available in all three variants. Only yesterday, we reported about the Nexus 10 getting back in stock on the Google Play Store and it is good news that even the Nexus 7 is back live now. Sadly, the same cannot be said about the Nexus 4.

As the three Nexus devices come from different manufacturers, it’s hard for Google to have them at stock all the time. However, it is the companies’ responsibility to stock up and mass produce devices which are in such high demand. There are no exact sales figures for either of the tablets, but the devices certainly have been popular with everybody. So it would behoove manufacturers to provide for the growing demand for these tablets.

Regardless, it’s now up to Google and the manufacturers to take care of the stocks, at least until the next line of tablets arrive. This I think will be an ideal time to grab a Nexus 4 (if the stocks issue is sorted out by then), as there will be lesser demand for the device when newer and fancier droids show up in the market. As for the Nexus 7, the low end 16GB version will now take 1-2 weeks to ship to your location, while the 32GB (both Wi-Fi only and Cellular variants) will ship in 3-5 business days. We recommend you shell out a little more and get either of the 32GB variants, especially if you’re the impatient type. Storage isn’t that big an issue as users can always add external USB storage devices using a USB OTG cable. Let’s hope the tablet remains in stock for at least another two weeks, so as to not make it another blunder like the Nexus 4.

Source: Google Play Store
Via: Phone Arena

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Samsung starts rolling out software update in the UK to fix Exynos security flaw – S3 gets it first

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Looks like Samsung isn’t wasting any time in addressing the security flaw found in their Exynos processors after formally acknowledging the issue almost 3 weeks ago. Seems Galaxy S3 owners across the pond are now receiving software update I9300XXELLA over-the-air and via Kies to patch up the vulnerability. While there isn’t solid evidence suggesting as much, some are speculating Samsung could be killing 2 birds with one stone, also addressing that nasty sudden death issue plaguing some devices. This is due to the fact that the new software also updates the device’s bootloader as well.

Course, we’ll need an official word from Samsung before confirming but if you’re in the UK — get to updating. As for the rest of us here in the states, we’ll have to twiddle our thumbs a little longer as our respective carriers put the update through its paces before it hits our Note 2′s (don’t worry about our carrier branded Galaxy S3′s, they’re packing entirely different processors and aren’t susceptible to the same security flaw). Should be soon!

[via SamMobile]

 

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Samsung starts rolling out software update to fix Exynos security flaw in the UK

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Looks like Samsung isn’t wasting any time in addressing the security flaw found in their Exynos processors after formally acknowledging the issue almost 3 weeks ago. Seems Galaxy S3 owners across the pond are now receiving software update I9300XXELLA over-the-air and via Kies to patch up the vulnerability. While there isn’t solid evidence suggesting as much, some are speculating Samsung could be killing 2 birds with one stone, also addressing that nasty sudden death issue plaguing some devices. This is due to the fact that the new software also updates the device’s bootloader as well.

Course, we’ll need an official word from Samsung before confirming but if you’re in the UK — get to updating. As for the rest of us here in the states, we’ll have to twiddle our thumbs a little longer as our respective carriers put the update through its paces before it hits our Note 2′s (don’t worry about our carrier branded Galaxy S3′s, they’re packing entirely different processors and aren’t susceptible to the same security flaw). Should be soon!

[via SamMobile]

 

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Seeder app claims to remove any and all lag from rooted Android devices – Does it work?

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Lag. It’s something we could all definitely live without. With all these new high-powered quad-core processors hitting the market, you may have noticed that no matter how powerful your device, there’s still a half second (or longer) of time spent waiting for an app to open. I figured this had more to do with slow memory than processing power, but apparently it could also be something else altogether. One dev from XDA went on a search to find out what caused Android lag and cure it forever.

What he found was that 90% of Android’s lag was caused by a “limited entropy pool” and cooked up a simple app to seemingly eliminate all lag found on a device when opening bigger, memory intensive applications like Facebook, Chrome, Maps, etc.. The app — which can be downloaded from either the original post on XDA or from Google Play — is compatible with all Android versions, and all Android devices.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to give the app a spin as I’m currently unrooted (gasp!), but this is as good a reason as any to find a nice toolkit. That is, if we aren’t looking at nothing more than placebo here. Let me know if you guys notice any speed increases.

Thanks, @JonathanMallett!

[via XDA | Google Play]

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Android Overload: AOKP starts Jelly Bean 4.2 over with JB-MR1 Build 1, Motorola Droid Razr HD now free at Best Buy Mobile, and more

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The Android Overload is where we stash all of the stories/articles/news bits that didn’t make it onto our front page from throughout the day. But just because they weren’t featured, doesn’t mean they aren’t worth taking a look at. In fact, there’s almost always a little something here for everyone. So, take a look around and let us know if you find anything of interest.

  • NFC Secure Beta only allows your phone to be unlocked by an NFC tag. [XDA]
  • Samsung has to reveal sales numbers for devices dealing with the Apple lawsuit. [Bloomberg]
  • Google teams up with auto makers to include Maps in their navigation systems. [Google Enterprise Blog]
  • Motorola Droid RAZR HD now free at Best Buy Mobile ($200-off). [eBay/Best Buy Mobile]
  • AOKP starts Android 4.2 over with JB-MR1 Build 1. [AOKP]
  • Google announces Jan. 22nd date for Q4 2012 earnings call. [Google]
  • APK Game Modder modifies Android games to play better on HTC One X hardware. [XDA]
  • GameStick is yet another OUYA challenger, this time the size of USB stick. [Kickstarter]
  • Polaroid announces physical Fotobar stores for smartphone users to print their pics. [BusinessWire]
  • Nexus 4 enthusiasts estimate sales of the device since its launch. [TechCrunch]
  • Apple asks ITC to lift Samsung’s import ban on their products in the US. [Electronista]

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Samsung Galaxy M Pro sequel pictured with BlackBerry-esque full QWERTY keyboard

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Is anyone still fan of the “BlackBerry form factor?” If so, you may be inclined to know that Samsung has apparently been hard at work on a follow up to their keyboard-where-the-screen-should-be Galaxy M Pro. The newly leaked device was spied by Blog of Mobile where it was pictured in all of its old-school QWERTY glory, said to be running off the power of Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich. Looks like this is the same GT-B7810 that also popped up a few months ago in an FCC filing, although we aren’t quite sure where this one could be heading here in the states (my bet’s an MVNO). Samsung has a reputation of saturating the market with devices of every hardware configuration imaginable. Looks like we can soon add another to that list.

[via UnwiredView]

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CyanogenMod rolls out new Chronus clock widget for CM10.1 ROMs

The crafty CyanogenMod team has introduced a brand-new clock widget for CM10.1 ROMs today, offering impressive weather and calendar integration. Featuring the same bold face as the revamped clock in Android 4.2, CM’s new clock, Chronus, works on both lock screens and home screens. Also included are several nifty features that aren’t apparent in Jelly Bean’s stock clock widget, with complete control over your choice of weather data and a slew of calendar options. The best part? The new clock will be included in CM10.1 nightlies starting tonight.

 

Source: Google Plus

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Killer Escape Now Live At Google Play

Here’s the scenario. You’ve been caught by a serial killer and imprisoned in a dark dirty cell. He then tells you that it’s impossible to escape then leaves you. But is it? Your only option right now to survive is to escape. To do this you must explore your surroundings and pick up objects to unlock doors. Sometimes you have to be creative and combine these objects. This is the premise of Killer Escape, a game developed by Psionic Games.

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Killer Escape is now available over at Google Play and is free to download. The game has a download size of 18 MB and requires a device that runs on at least Android 2.2. So far this title has gotten excellent reviews from people who have downloaded it.

This title combines both horror and adventure in a point and click style of gameplay. There aren’t that much titles in this kind of niche and this game is a welcome addition.

The graphics is done in 3D and is quite beautiful while the soundtrack is creepy enough. Because of its slow paced nature it doesn’t require your device to have a powerful hardware. One thing disappointing about this game is that it is quite short  making you run through it in around two hours. The replay value is high though with the answer to the puzzles being different each time since they are procedurally generated.

I suggest you install this game in your tablet or a large screened smartphone.  This allows you to have a good view of your surroundings. Although it is playable on devices with small screens you’ll need to have good eyesight to catch all the clues.

Overall Killer escape is a great game to play when you’re looking for something different from the shooting or racing games. It offers you creepy fun that has challenging puzzles and a great story.

via Google Play

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CyanogenMod rolls out new Chronus clock widget for CM10.1 ROMs

The crafty CyanogenMod team has introduced a brand-new clock widget for CM10.1 ROMs today, offering impressive weather and calendar integration. Featuring the same bold face as the revamped clock in Android 4.2, CM’s new clock, Chronus, works on both lock screens and home screens. Also included are several nifty features that aren’t apparent in Jelly Bean’s stock clock widget, with complete control over your choice of weather data and a slew of calendar options. The best part? The new clock will be included in CM10.1 nightlies starting tonight.

 

Source: Google Plus

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CyanogenMod rolls out new Chronus clock widget for CM10.1 ROMs

The crafty CyanogenMod team has introduced a brand-new clock widget for CM10.1 ROMs today, offering impressive weather and calendar integration. Featuring the same bold face as the revamped clock in Android 4.2, CM’s new clock, Chronus, works on both lock screens and home screens. Also included are several nifty features that aren’t apparent in Jelly Bean’s stock clock widget, with complete control over your choice of weather data and a slew of calendar options. The best part? The new clock will be included in CM10.1 nightlies starting tonight.

 

Source: Google Plus

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Autumn Walk now out for Android

We’ve said this before to mass derision and howls of confused protest from the youth, but there aren’t many more enjoyable games around on Android than last year’s Winter Walk, a clever little touch game illuminated by fantastic dialogue and a superb retro design approach.

Now there’s a sequel. Autumn Walk has just arrived on the Play Store, offering a more advanced form of weather battling, this time including a faithful hound assistant that hinders your relaxed gait. He runs away, he stops wakling. Don’t let the lead snap is the core concept of this game.

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Autumn Walk is free, but from following the maker’s fascinating development blog we understand there are some in-app purchases in there to unlock alternate costumes and other things. We shall be buying all of them out of a sense of duty to support such awesomeness.

Autumn Walk is on the Play Store here. It’s all we’ll be taking about for the next week, so you’d better get it.

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CyanogenMod rolls out new Chronus clock widget for CM10.1 ROMs

The crafty CyanogenMod team has introduced a brand-new clock widget for CM10.1 ROMs today, offering impressive weather and calendar integration. Featuring the same bold face as the revamped clock in Android 4.2, CM’s new clock, Chronus, works on both lock screens and home screens. Also included are several nifty features that aren’t apparent in Jelly Bean’s stock clock widget, with complete control over your choice of weather data and a slew of calendar options. The best part? The new clock will be included in CM10.1 nightlies starting tonight.

 

Source: Google Plus

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LG’s latest Smart TVs to include NFC and Miracast compatibility

Android Central

Not content with waiting until next week to unveil CES bound products, LG has pulled the wraps off some of their latest Smart TV's. We already know that LG is taking some new Google TV hardware to Las Vegas, but these TV sets aren't those. But, despite lacking a direct Android connection, they still give us cause for interest. 

Android Central @ CES

The new LG Cinema 3D range includes this rather handsome looking edge-to-edge display, but there's a couple of standout features included. The new TVs will come with NFC compatibility, and Miracast. The sets will come with an NFC sticker that makes it easy to pair with an NFC capable smartphone, allowing for hassle free pairing and streaming of content from your mobile devices.

And that streaming will include the use of Miracast technology. While still in its infancy, it's still great to see LG including the technology in their new TV sets. After all, they did make the Nexus 4.

via Pocket-Lint 

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CyanogenMod rolls out new Chronus clock widget for CM10.1 ROMs

The crafty CyanogenMod team has introduced a brand-new clock widget for CM10.1 ROMs today, offering impressive weather and calendar integration. Featuring the same bold face as the revamped clock in Android 4.2, CM’s new clock, Chronus, works on both lock screens and home screens. Also included are several nifty features that aren’t apparent in Jelly Bean’s stock clock widget, with complete control over your choice of weather data and a slew of calendar options. The best part? The new clock will be included in CM10.1 nightlies starting tonight.

 

Source: Google Plus

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CyanogenMod rolls out new Chronus clock widget for CM10.1 ROMs

The crafty CyanogenMod team has introduced a brand-new clock widget for CM10.1 ROMs today, offering impressive weather and calendar integration. Featuring the same bold face as the revamped clock in Android 4.2, CM’s new clock, Chronus, works on both lock screens and home screens. Also included are several nifty features that aren’t apparent in Jelly Bean’s stock clock widget, with complete control over your choice of weather data and a slew of calendar options. The best part? The new clock will be included in CM10.1 nightlies starting tonight.

 

Source: Google Plus

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 coming in black

Just like clockwork, Samsung seems to be prepping a black version of its Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Just as the OEM did with the Pebble Blue edition of the Samsung Galaxy S3, it decided to pair the white Galaxy Note 2 with a more interesting color than the typical jet black. It was pretty close, though, as the dark titanium grey could easily be mistaken for a black device (though the texture and shading still made it stand out from typical smartphones).

It’s believed Samsung won’t be ready to introduce this alternate color until Mobile World Congress goes down in Barcelona this coming February, though, and by that time it might be getting overshadowed by the possible introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The timing would be inconvenient if Samsung’s trying to roll some thunder into an alternate color launch, but those types of launches aren’t typically met with a huge parade so we imagine that’s not much of an issue.

The biggest question is where, exactly, will this black version launch? And could Samsung be preparing higher capacity editions? Most folks in Europe and North America are bound by a meager 16GB of internal storage, so we’re sure a lot of people would be happy to hear about possible 32GB and/or 64GB editions coming to town. There’s a microSD card slot, of course, but the more on-board storage, the better. I’m just going off on a wishful thinking tangent, though, so don’t mind me. Take a look at what you can expect above.

[via SamMobile]

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Motorola Already Prepping a DROID RAZR M HD?

Is Motorola already preparing to push out an updated RAZR M with a 4.5″ HD display? According to a rumor out of PhoneArena, though they aren’t even willing to back the info all that much, that is indeed the case. As expected with an updated device, the specs have been bumped slightly, introducing a dual-core [...]

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Android Overload: Sony Xperia Z coming to CES 2013, 50% off sale on Hyperdevbox games, and more

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The Android Overload is where we stash all of the stories/articles/news bits that didn’t make it onto our front page from throughout the day. But just because they weren’t featured, doesn’t mean they aren’t worth taking a look at. In fact, there’s almost always a little something here for everyone. So, take a look around and let us know if you find anything of interest.

  • Hyperdevbox Studio discounts $14 strategy RPG’s to $7 – That’s half off! [Google Play]
  • 17.4 million iOS and Android devices activated on Christmas. Smashes previous record. [Flurry]
  • Sony Xperia Z to be unveiled at CES 2013. Top of the line specs, 5-inch 1080p display. [ePrice]
  • 1 in 4 Americans now own a tablet. [Pew]
  • Hyundai announces NFC unlockable automobiles. [Slashgear]
  • Pebble Watch gets torn down by the FCC. Launching imminent? [WirelessGoodness]

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Ant Raid for Android brings fun strategy to the mini jungle

Strategy games don’t come around these parts that often, so when they do we tend to pay them extra close attention. HeroCraft’s latest, Ant Raid, looks to attract eyes with beautiful graphics, intense gameplay and quite the cheap price tag at $.99. Ant Raid takes you deep into an ant colony that has found itself in the wrong end of an insect invasion. While most insects are enough to threaten the state of a colony in their normal form, these insects aren’t your average buggy annoyances.

The insects in Ant Raid have been mutated beyond belief, and it’s up to you to direct the marching ants as they jump into battle to defend their modest little hill. The game features colorful 3D graphics and tries to tell a decent tale through the use of animated cutscenes. The script likely wouldn’t win a Screenwriters’ Guild Award if it were turned into a film, but it’s there regardless.

Four different survival modes will challenge you to fight off waves and waves of insects — think of it as a Gears of War-style horde mode, except a lot less terrifying and more cute than anything. This game enjoyed a ton of great reviews over on iOS, and has an average Metacritic score above 90, so if the trailer above piques your interest then you’ll want to give it a chance.

And, well, if you can’t spare a dollar to give it a go then you might want to see if anyone needs some trash taken out or sidewalks shoveled, because that’s not a huge price to ask at all for what looks to be a great game. Go ahead and take the plunge in the Google Play Store.

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Verizon May Replace Your DROID RAZR If You are Experiencing Issues After the Jelly Bean Update

As many of you know, Motorola started pushing a Jelly Bean update out to original DROID RAZR owners earlier this week as build number 98.72.8. We still aren’t sure if they meant to or not, as the update was killed before too many of you were able to pull it. What we do know is [...]

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With such a successful 2012, Samsung plans on shipping 510 million handsets in 2013

It’s an understatement to say Samsung had a successful 2012. With their global success of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note 2 this past year, Samsung has fiercely placed themselves at the top of the totem pole when it comes to mobile device manufacturing. Thus, it’s widely expected that Samsung plans on moving forward and having an even better 2013. So far, even though Samsung’s Q4 totals aren’t made available just yet, the company is expected to hit around 410 million units shipped for this year. Due to this, reports are saying that Samsung is planning on upping the ante and shipping a whopping 510 million units for next year (a 20% incremental increase from this year).

Of those 510 million, Samsung plans on having about 390 million of that to be smartphones and the rest to be feature/budget phones. While there’s no breakdown on how many of that estimated number will be Android or Windows handsets, I’m sure we can all assume a huge bulk of that is Android. After all, Google’s Android OS has been Samsung’s proverbial cash cow for the past couple of years.

What are you guys specifically expecting from Samsung for 2013?

source: Korea Times 

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