Nintendo is considering accessories for phones and tablets

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When you’re a struggling company, you start thinking of almost anything to survive. Nintendo, once the leader in gaming worldwide, is expanding its sights to become the profitable beast it once was. That’s why the company finally decided in 2015 developing mobile games is in its future. But it’s not appearing that Nintendo will stop at mobile games. Now we’re seeing there’s an interest to develop accessories for mobile devices.

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[TA Deals] Get three disposable battery packs for $16!

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Every now and then, you’re in a situation where you really need to charge your phone. The problem, though, is that external batteries can be bulky and take too long to charge themselves. So that’s why we’re offering disposable battery packs on Talk Android Deals. This product from ResQBattery, which we’re bundling in a 3-pack, is set to give you connect-and-go power in case of an emergency.

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HTC spins off Vive business into separate entity

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Like several recent years, 2016 has been an up and down, rollercoaster ride for HTC from a financial perspective. Earlier this year HTC saw their stock price take a nice jump thanks to the warm reception for the Vive VR headset and their partnership with Under Armour. That was tempered by first quarter financial results that showed the company was hammered to open 2016. That latest news may have been the proverbial straw that broke the  camel’s back and triggered HTC chairwoman Cher Wang to move ahead with creating a new subsidiary for HTC to back their efforts in the virtual reality market. Read more

Giveaway: Win a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 case from Mobile Fun!

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When I reviewed it last year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was declared the best phone in the world. That almost holds true today because of its premium build and specifications that stand strong against current flagships. There are millions of people around the world who purchased the Galaxy Note 5 and have no regrets about doing so. It’s just a beast of a phone any way you look at it, and maybe you want to protect that pricey investment.

We’re partnering with Mobile Fun to give five of our readers their own case made by Incipio for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

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Verizon slips up and reveals Moto Mods pricing

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Lenovo went public with the Moto Z as its first global flagship least week. Both the Moto Z and Moto Z Force come with a very special feature called Moto Mods, a platform for Lenovo and the company’s partners to give their phones new capabilities through simple modules that attach to sixteen magnetic dots. Since their capabilities are pretty robust, it wouldn’t be surprising to see big price tags on a single Moto Mod. That definitely seems like it’ll be true as someone discovered Verizon’s pricing for select Moto Mods.

Hit the break to see Verizon’s pricing on Moto Mods.

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Leak points to Nest developing an outdoor version of Nest Cam

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2016 hasn’t been the smoothest of years for Nest, with rumors that the company isn’t bringing in enough revenue to meet Alphabet’s expectations, to complaints by Nest employees about how the company was being run to the recent news that its CEO, Tony Fadell, left the company because it was in “maintenance mode”. Nest’s new CEO, Marwan Fawaz, has apparently sent a letter to employees hinting at the company’s upcoming product line, as well as confirming that the company is not for sale. Read more