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Nike+ Running transforms the Samsung Gear S into a fitness tracker

Samsung and Nike have teamed up to bring Nike+ Running to Samsung's new Gear S smartwatch. The app uses the GPS and 3G wireless in the Gear S to view their progress, send out real-time stats, and maps their runs, all without the need for a smartphone. Show More Summary

Deal of the Day: LLOYD Anti-Glare Screen Protectors for Samsung Galaxy S3

These screen protectors are custom designed to shield your Galaxy S3's display while reducing annoying glare at the same time. Durable and scratch resistant, the TruTouch sensitivity provides a more natural feel on your touchscreen. The LLOYD Anti-Glare Screen Protectors are available for just $2.95; that's 85% off today only! Includes 3 per package.

Samsung's latest ad sees New York choose between Galaxy Tab S and iPad Air

Samsung took to the streets of New York City to see who favors the Samsung Galaxy Tab S over Apple's iPad Air. Since this is an advertisement from Samsung, for Samsung, it comes as no surprise that everyone in New York appears to be a huge Galaxy Tab S fan. But one can't help but think Samsung fell short with its latest attempt to draw consumers aware from Apple's stronghold.

Sony's flagship Xperia Z3 could be coming to Sprint

According to a Reuters report, Sprint plans to offer a Sony flagship smartphone in the near future. Sources reveal the operator (and parent company SoftBank) will have a new smartphone available in the US and Japan in time for the winter holiday season. Since we're expecting Sony to launch the Xperia Z3, it's safe to assume this is the mobile device sources are referring to.

Nokia brings HERE mapping to Samsung smartphones and Tizen watches

Nokia today announced that the company had partnered with Samsung to bring its maps and location platform services to Tizen-powered wearables and Android smartphones. It marks a significant step forward for HERE, moving on from its exclusivity...Show More Summary

Samsung asks if you're 'Ready to Note' in latest Note 4 teaser ad

Samsung's gone ahead and released yet another Galaxy Note 4 event teaser ad, this time choosing to go full-on promotional with the "Note" name but not actually explaining anything about what the phone does. You see lots of people having fun, listening to music, going to parties, eating ice cream and driving cars, but there's nary a shot of the Note 4 or any of its features.

Motorola apologizes with another Yo promo to win the Moto 360

After complaints about the misleading Yo promotion to win one of 20 Moto 360 smartwatches, Motorola is trying to make amends with users by running another contest for another chance at winning.

HTC halts Android 4.4.3 update for AT&T HTC One M8

Update: HTC has confirmed to us that it's halted the Android 4.4.3 update for the AT&T HTC One M8 after a number of people have reported severe battery drain post-update. If you've yet to update, well, sit tight. If you're one of the ones experiences issues, we've got a forum thread on it here. Original post follows:

Google's secret Project Wing drones could give speed to Google Shopping Express deliveries

Though your next Nexus smartphone may not be delivered by Google via its delivery drones, or Amazon's drones for that matter, Google has been actively and secretly flight testing drones in Australia for some time now. Dubbed ProjectShow More Summary

Chrome Beta has a new account switcher and 'Guest Mode' on Windows, Mac and Linux

The Beta channel of Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux has just been updated to include a refreshed style of account switcher and a brand new Guest Mode. Chrome Beta 38 refreshes the look entirely of switching users, making it easier to share a computer using Chrome. Show More Summary

AT&T Galaxy S5 receiving 142MB update with security fixes, interface improvements

If you have a Galaxy S5 on AT&T, today's the day you start checking your phone for an update. The carrier has started pushing out a 142.8MB update to phones today that fixes a whole bunch of things, including security patches, app install enhancements and UX fixes for the email app.

Google Play Music kicks off Labor Day with free Katy Perry 'Prism' album download

Looking for some tunes to accompany your Labor Day party? Google has you covered and Google Play Music is now offering everyone a chance to download Katy Perry's Prism album featuring 13 tracks for free. The pop album was released in October 2013 and so far has amassed quite a number of positive reviews.

Motorola's 'Yo' Moto 360 contest is over, and it didn't end well

Motorola ran a contest yesterday on the questionably-useful "Yo" messaging app, with intentions to give away a Moto 360 to 20 winners. The contest has closed today and it seems that Motorola has picked winners... a lot of winners, many of whom actually haven't won anything. Show More Summary

NVIDIA Shield Tablet's first firmware update brings big improvements

A new firmware update is being pushed out NVIDIA's Shield Tablet that should greatly improve connectivity and performance. The firmware update could be downloaded over the air and brings the version up to 1.1.

ESPN SportsCenter Android app updated with quick access to shows and more

The official ESPN SportsCenter Android app has just received a big update on the Google Play Store that includes a new feature called On-Air, which should give fans of the cable sports network quick access to their radio and WatchESPN video streams.

Google Opinion Rewards expands to the Netherlands, offers Play credit for surveys

Google Opinion Rewards, the app that lets you answer surveys of varying lengths for small amounts of Google Play credit, has just expanded to the Netherlands. Today's expansion builds on a somewhat small list of countries that now have access to the app, which is a handy way to build up a few dollars (or your equivalent currency) here and there for a few minutes of your time.

IFA 2014 preview

One of the biggest shows of the year is upon us — here's a taster of what to expect in Berlin Every September the world's tech press descends on Berlin, Germany, for IFA, one of the biggest trade shows of the year. If you're not familiar, IFA could be described as Europe's answer to CES. Show More Summary

CBC News app completely revamped in latest update

The CBC (that's the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) has just completely scrapped and redone its CBC News app, bringing in a dramatically improved experience. All of your standard news categories, including a breaking news ticker and...Show More Summary

Qualcomm teases IFA reveal of Snapdragon 'multi-core 64-bit smartphone'

Qualcomm used its Twitter account today to issue a teaser message, stating that next week's IFA trade show in Berlin will feature "a Snapdragon powered multi-core 64-bit smartphone."

The best Android action games without in-app purchases

Skip the IAPs with these outstanding Android action games Are you tired of being nickeled-and-dimed by freemium Android games? Had enough of gems and timers and boosts? That's certainly the popular opinion we get when we talk about freemium,...Show More Summary

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