New FCC filing appears to be NVIDIA Shield 2

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It has been a while since NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang indicated the company was going to produce a successor to their NVIDIA Shield gaming device. The time for a public announcement must be getting close judging by the information starting to leak out about the NVIDIA Shield 2. In late April we saw the device surface in the AnTuTu Benchmark site with a Tegra K1 processor and 4GB of RAM onboard. Now, a device from NVIDIA has surfaced in the FCC database that appears to be the Shield 2. 
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Motorola announces Moto Stream, makes a speaker wireless for $50

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With today’s announcement of the Moto Stream, Motorola is offering a cheap option to have a wireless music streaming experience with a stereo or speakers. The Moto Stream is a little device that hooks up to a stereo and uses Bluetooth technology to play music from mobile devices. Since the Moto Stream can connect to five devices simultaneously, Motorola threw in Heist Mode. If you are not enjoying the current song, walk right up to the little Nexus Q-like device and tap it and NFC technology within your device will switch the song. Or, of course, you can just use Bluetooth to change songs.

The Moto Stream by Motorola is available today online and in stores at RadioShack on June 6. The price is just $49.99 to pick one up.

Hit the break for an official video.
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New LG G Watch leaks include possible boot animation, cellular option

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As we witnessed during the month of May leading up to LG’s unveiling of the LG G3, the company does not seem to mind an increasing cacophony of leaks and rumors about their devices. We are definitely starting to see that trend take shape with regard to the LG G Watch, slated to be the first Android Wear device to hit the market, possibly by July in some parts of the world. The latest bits of info to surface on the rumor mill involve a possible USIM-equipped version and some graphics, including a boot animation, for the device.
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Sony launches wireless charging plate and cover case for Xperia Z2

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We are all sick and tired of having so many wires in our house. Luckily, many Android manufacturers believe in wireless charging methods. Sony is no different and has launched two accessories for the Xperia Z2 for owners in pursuit of a wireless life. The company now has a wireless charging plate and cover case. The wireless charging standard chosen by Sony is Qi.


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Samsung Galaxy Gear finally gets updated to Tizen

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Samsung promised to update the original Galaxy Gear to Tizen to bring it in line with the Gear 2, and it looks like the update is finally ready. The 2.2.0 version update will completely replace Android with Samsung’s in-house OS, Tizen, and bring a few extra features like better battery life and the ability to store music on the Gear locally. Most features on the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo that didn’t need specialized hardware (like the heart rate monitor) have been backported to the Galaxy Gear.
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Microsoft readying cross-platform capable smartwatch

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Yet another company appears to be working on a smartwatch type wearables device and this time it is none other than Microsoft. Yes, the stalwart of the corporate world that has missed every stage of the evolution of smartphones is working on an initiative to get into the exploding wearables market that has been dominated by Samsung and Apple thus far. The market is young still, so it is not inconceivable someone could come along and take over the top spot. Microsoft’s effort appears to incorporate a few twists that could give it the competitive edge needed to unseat the market leaders.
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Hands on with Quick Circle on the LG G3

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LG’s Quick Circle cover is a smart case for the G3 that allows you to interact with your device without actually flipping the cover open. It’s pretty similar to something like Samsung’s S-View covers or HTC’s Dot Case, but from what we can tell, the Quick Circle offers a ton of functionality that you’re not going to find in other cases.

We’ve got a hands on video showing the different clock faces, the quick camera shortcuts, the health and fitness integration, and the quick music player, among other things. Hit the break to see it in action.
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