Facebook giving users more control of what happens after they die

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We have always worried about what happens with our possessions after we die, but the 21st century has given us another thing to be concerned about….our online life. Google has already added controls for your Gmail account in the event that you die, and now Facebook is joining the party.

Facebook already had something in place in that someone could report your death and your account would become memorialized, which freezes the account, stopping any further posts or changes. For many Facebook users, that wasn’t enough, so starting today, you should see a new option in your security settings which will allow you to choose someone else to take over managing your account in the event you do pass.


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300 Android smartphones and tablets with 300 different Androidify characters form the ‘Android Chorus’ in Japan

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Google Japan is doing something rather interesting this weekend. They have formed the “Android Chorus”, which is comprised of 300 smartphones and tablets with 300 different Androidify characters.

They wired all the devices together and mounted them on a wall. Each device, or shall I say Androidify character, can sing a different party making it the perfect harmony. Yup, this is just another example of “Be Together, Not the Same.”


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Motorola is now pushing Android 5.0 Lollipop to Moto Maxx and Moto E

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Motorola’s commitment to speedy updates continues to shine as they are now pushing Android 5.0 Lollipop to the Moto Maxx and Moto E.

The Moto Maxx in Brazil and Mexico has already started soak testing, while the Moto E in Brazil and India is getting the same treatment. The soak tests represent a small test groups, and assuming the results are positive, they will expand it to more handsets. Devices bought at the retail level will be the first to get the update.

Let us know if you receive the update.

source: Motorola

Limbo creeps its way onto Google Play

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Playdead has finally brought the very popular Limbo game to Android. Limbo was originally released on the Xbox 360 back in 2010, and was an instant hit. Soon after, it made it’s way to the PlayStation 3, Windows, and even iOS.

Limbo is a 2D sidescroller puzzle game in which you are a boy in search of his sister. The game is in black and white giving it an eerie feeling as you try to figure out how to get around various traps. Playdead dubbed the style of play as “trial and death” as you are likely to fail before figuring out the correct solution. And when you do fail, expect a heavy does of gory images.


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Galaxy Note Edge review: Super cool, but is it useful?

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The Galaxy Note Edge was introduced alongside the Galaxy Note 4. It’s essentially the same exact phone except the right edge is curved and it serves as a secondary display. On the surface, it looks kind of cool, but when it comes to technology, cool stuff isn’t always useful or worth your money. If it cost the same as other flagship phones, it might be an easy decision, but at $399 on contract, this thing is either the next best thing or something to stay clear away from. Let’s find out which after the break.


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Image leaks of unknown HTC smartphone

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While browsing my Twitter feed this morning, an image of some sort of HTC device popped up. It appears to be a smartphone as you can see the BoomSound speaker, but it’s probably not the upcoming One (M9). From what we know about the One (M9), it will sport much lower profile BoomSound speakers, so what is this mysterious device?

The next bet would have to be a Desire phone, but even the newer devices aren’t sporting this type of speaker grill. However, we do know that a new Desire could get announced at MWC.

Even the leaker doesn’t know what the device is. Any guesses?

source: @upleaks

Google I/O 2015 set for May 28-29 in San Francisco

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It seems like every year Google alternates between May and June with Google I/O. Last year it was June so this year it must be May right? You got it. Google has scheduled their biggest event of this year for May 28 and 29 in San Francisco.

Registration begins March 17 at 9:00am PT and ends March 19 at 5:00pm PT. They will be doing the same system as last year in which you will need to fill out an application in order to be eligible to buy a ticket. Then Google will randomly select from all applicants, thus eliminating the crazy rush.

It isn’t too soon to speculate what we will see this year is it? Will we see an updated Google Glass? A new version of Android? Let us know your predictions.

source: Google

Paramedics use Google Translate to communicate with Congolese woman while delivering baby

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When you think of Google Translate, you might thinking that it’s great for finding the nearest restroom or where you can grab a cup of coffee, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Paramedics Gerry McCann and Shane Mulcahy were on route with a Congolese woman to Cork University Maternity Hospital in Ireland when there was a sudden change in plans. The baby wasn’t waiting any longer, but she spoke Swahili, and very limited English.


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Is there a doctor in the house? Google Search now highlights relevant medical information

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Admit it! We have all felt certain symptoms and went straight to Google to find out what it could be. You’re not alone because one in 20 Google searches are for health related information.

Now Google is making it easier to find that info you’re looking for by showing you typical symptoms and treatments in the Knowledge Graph. You will also get details about how common the condition is and even if it’s critical or contagious. You might even get an illustration.


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[Deal] Spend 2 minutes completing Google’s Security Checkup and receive 2 GB of Google Drive storage

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Did you know that today is Safer Internet Day? To celebrate, Google is giving you a chance to grab 2 GB of extra Google Drive storage, and it will only cost you 2 minutes of your time. More importantly, you will secure your account in the process

All you have to do is complete Google’s Security Checkup, which basically confirms your recovery information, apps and devices that have access to your account information, and lets you check your most recent sign-in activity.


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