Android One heading to Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka with new model in tow

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Back in September, when Google launched Android One in India, they promised that more areas would get the devices in December. That time has come for Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Google has partnered with network operators, such as Banglalink, to bring the same phones from Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice, but there is also a new player in town. Bangladesh’s own Symphony will offer the Roar A50 as their first Android One smartphone.


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Samsung develops app to help autistic children with eye contact

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Samsung is the king for making bloatware apps, but this new app is far from that category. As part of their “Launching People” initiative, they have created a new app called Look at Me. It’s an interactive camera app that will help children with autism to make eye contact, read facial expressions, and express their emotions.

As you can see in the video below, Jong-Hyun used this app for 8 weeks straight, and the results were dramatic.

The Launching People campaign connects and invests with aspiring young creators to “unleash their dreams.” We have the videos after break.


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Android Wear 5.0.1 screenshots are broken with the G Watch R, but here’s how to capture decent images

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Taking a screenshot from your Android Wear smartwatch is so much easier now that Android Wear 5.0.1 is upon us. However, if you own a G Watch R, you may have noticed that things don’t work so well. The top right of each image is cutoff as you can see in the image above. The good news is that you can still capture decent images. They still won’t be perfect, but they will be damn close.


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How to take a screenshot from your Android Wear smartwatch

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The Android Wear 5.0.1 update brings a slew of enhancements, and one of them happens to be the ability to capture screenshots from your smartwatch. Before the update, you needed to connect your watch to your desktop and use ADB commands, but now it’s so much easier. Unfortunately, it’s a little convoluted, but it gets the job done until Google hopefully enhances it in a future update.


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FCC to fine Sprint $105 million for unwanted text messaging alerts and other services

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Sprint is in a little bit of hot water with the FCC based on a report from the Wall Street Journal. An FCC official has confirmed that they are about to slap a $105 million fine on Sprint for billing customers for text message alerts, horoscopes, sports scores, ring tones and other unwanted services. This practice is known a cramming.

This is as a result from an investigation conducted from August to October 2013, which revealed 35,000 complaints from Sprint customers regarding the unwanted services and charges.


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OnePlus turns 1 today, announces a new battery pack and starts contest to name their new ROM

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OnePlus unveiled a new portable battery pack, called the Power Bank. It’s 10,000 mAh so it can power the OnePlus One three times before it needs to be charged again. It can of course charge other devices, not to mention it features a second port for charging two devices at the same time. It will be available early next year in either Silk White or Sandstone Black and cost $14.99.

Today also happens to be the one year anniversary for OnePlus, and they have a couple of things going on. The first is they posted a video, which looks back at the past year. They are also giving you a chance to win a OnePlus One if you wish them a Happy Birthday on their Vine page.


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OnePlus One now banned from India

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The ongoing saga regarding the OnePlus One in India continues to chug along and it’s not getting any better for OnePlus. It all started when it was revealed that OnePlus One units in India will not receive software updates because Cyanogen has an exclusive deal with Micromax. Now after 15 days of the phone being available in the country through Amazon, it’s no longer available. Since Micromax has an exclusive deal with Cyanogen, it won’t be a surprise to you that they weren’t to fond of the Cyanogen logo on the OnePlus One.

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The Galaxy Note Edge: Just what does that curved edge display do?

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The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is essentially the same phone as the Galaxy Note 4, but with a curved right edge display. This narrow display is utilized for quickly launching your most used apps, as well as displaying notifications, the weather, and the news. It can even light up on it’s own to let you know what notifications you have, thus saving precious battery life. Need a clock at your nightstand or a ruler? It can take care of both of those too.

The edge display can be customized to suit your needs and there is the hope that developers will also jump on board. It does add a $100 premium over the cost of the Galaxy Note 4, bringing it to a whopping $399 on contract.  Is it worth that extra money? My review is coming up, but I thought I would share how the edge screen works to help you make your decision. Check out my video after the break.


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