The OnePlus One is now available without an invite forever, 75% off accessories for 24 hours


It was just about one year ago to the day (actually 4/23) when the OnePlus was announced to the world. It has been a crazy ride for sure with interesting marketing promotions and such. Probably the craziest thing has been the invite system, but that is no more starting today. The OnePlus is now available globally every day of the week, and you don’t need an invite. This isn’t for a limited time either, it’s forever.

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Google Play Service 7.3 update brings trusted places UI [APK Download]

Google_Play_Services_Splash_BannerGoogle has updated their Play Services app to version 7.3 with a few new features, notably one adding a user interface for trusted places.

This UI will let you select an area as “trusted” within a ring, which will disable security features in that zone. This would be useful if you wanted to remove your password on your lock screen at home but keep it on everywhere else. Read more

OnePlus hosting an event on April 20th

oneplus one inviteIn just a few days, OnePlus will be holding an event for some upcoming product announcement. the company posted an “invitation” on Google+ and Twitter with the comment “from here on out, anything can happen.” Yep, pretty vague.

There are no details on what this event is going to be, although we’re expecting a new OnePlus device soon, and the company is planning some video game accessory, too. My money’s on the game device, but hey, anything can happen, right? Read more

Nuance partners with Samsung to use the Gear S smartwatch as a physician’s dictation device

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Samsung’s Gear S is an interesting smartwatch; it runs Tizen firmware and has cellular connectivity along with having a curved 2-inch AMOLED display. Now it seems that Nuance, the company behind the Dragon – Naturally Speaking software, want’s to turn the Gear S into a dictation tool for physicians, according to an announcement at the 2015 Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference being held in Chicago.

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Don’t have a phone that has wireless charging? Duracell has your back with a giant wireless charging ring that hooks to your micro-USB port

duracell ringWait, what? Sometimes you come across some odd products via random brands, but this time you have a fairly big company taking a whack at a fairly odd product that will allow devices that don’t have wireless charging to wireless charge via their “Ring”. As you can see above, the Ring grants you the ability to place your device onto any wireless charger and charge it. While a really cool idea, I just question the practicality of it as the Ring isn’t exactly small. The fairly large size may be more of a nuisance than anything.

Either way, I think the idea itself is wonderful. The Ring comes with a charging pad and sets you back at an odd number of $53.98. If you would like more info on the product or would like to purchase one, you can check out the source link below.  Read more

The new Asus VivoWatch offers fitness tracking and 10 days of battery life

vivowatch 1Asus has unveiled their newest VivoWatch (that’s actually not part of the Zen family of devices) that’s focused on fitness tracking. The watch is water and dust resistant, offers a heart rate monitor and several other health services, and features a stainless steel frame. Asus is also making a pretty bold claim with this watch, saying it will last 10 days on a single charge. Read more

Samsung will launch Avengers-themed accessories for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge


Back when Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, consumers quickly edited an image of the Emerald Green Galaxy S6 Edge to include a photo of the Hulk.

At that time, Samsung Mobile global marketing lead, Lee Young-hee, suggested that they might offer an Avengers Edition of the phone assuming they could strike a deal with Marvel to include themed wallpapers and such. Now Samsung Electronics Vice President of Design for Samsung Mobile Lee Min-hyuk is saying that fans will be able to enjoy cases based on each character in the upcoming Avengers movie.

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