New wireless charging technology can charge up to 40 devices at once

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Charging technology has developed a lot over the past few years, especially wireless charging technology. In fact, new wireless charging technology developed at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology that can charge a whopping 40 phones at once from up to 5 meters away.

The system is called the Dipole Coil Resonant System, and while it’s still in prototype phase, it could make charging cables a thing of the past. It essentially uses 2 long magnetic coils to power devices through inductive charging. Not only could it charge your mobile devices, but it could also power things like your TV.

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AllCast receiver released to Amazon Appstore for Fire TV

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Soon after the launch of Amazon Fire TV, Koush, a well known developer has released his AllCast app to the new system. While before you had to sideload the app manually, now you can get it straight from the Amazon Appstore.

The app essentially allows users to pair their Android phone or tablet with Amazon Fire TV, allowing them to stream media content. Users can seamlessly switch between content source and input on your TV (Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, etc.).

Source: Amazon

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for April 18, 2014

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!

Guides

How to setup and use Sense TV on the HTC One (M8)

Apps

Samsung’s Milk Music will soon implement ads, $3.99 monthly to remove them

Amazon Appstore holding an Easter egg hunt full of deals and rewards

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CyanogenMod support released for Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7″ and 8.9″

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Official CyanogenMod Nightlies support has arrived for the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7″ and 8.9″. Currently the builds show up as experimental, but regular nightlies are set to be released starting today. These ROMs are running CyanogenMod 11.

As is the usual case with ROMs on Android, users should exercise extreme caution. Sometimes these files aren’t stable, although sometimes they are. Users should make sure that they know what they’re doing before they attempt to install anything.

Source: CyanogenMod (7″) and CyanogenMod (8.9″)

Photo samples taken from OnePlus One’s camera surface online

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After OnePlus’s Photomania contest, one of the lucky winners took the opportunity to post a set of high resolution photos taken from the OnePlus One camera in different conditions.

The images have an impressive amount of detail along with a decent bokeh. They boast a massive resolution of 8160 x 6120 and weigh approximately 10MB in size. It must be noted that the person who shot these pictures wasn’t a professional photographer, he was rather an ordinary person who got lucky by winning the contest and put the device’s camera to test.

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Amazon Appstore holding an Easter egg hunt full of deals and rewards

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Amazon is getting in on the holiday weekend by holding an Easter egg hunt with the Appstore. Don’t worry, you will not have to search far and wide as it is rather simple to be rewarded. When you hit the source link below, there will be a ton of applications involved in the hunt. While many of them are free, there are some paid apps that will net you some Amazon Coins with a purchase. The $0.99 price returns 50 coins while $4.99 apps reward 250 of them.

Source: Amazon

Xiaomi teases their first tablet

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Today Xiaomi started teasing a new device to be released on April 23rd. The device hints at the company’s first tablet, which looks set to have a similar design as the Lenovo Yoga Tablet.

Xiaomi is a relatively new company, but has been climbing the ladder pretty quickly. In fact, just last year they appointed former Google Android project VP Hugo Barra.

There’s no info regarding the specs of the device just yet, but that should be released in the next few days.

Source: Weibo
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Smartphone cameras to rival DSLRs in 12 to 18 months according to HTC

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Smartphone cameras have certainly gotten better and better over the years, but the thought of rivaling DSLRs seems far away at this point in time. However, we might be closer than you think, according to HTC camera expert, Symon Whitehorn.

Whitehorn recently had an interview with Vodafone and had some very interesting things to say regarding future camera tech. One big step towards this would be the implementation of optical zoom. Manufacturers have wanted to implement this, but more refining is needed. Whitehorn thinks that we will have huge advances in phone optics in the next 12 to 18 months.

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Motorola to introduce new ultra-thin smartphone very soon

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The Moto G (pictured above) is Motorola’s best selling smartphone, but they have something else up their sleeve. A new phone has been approved by Brazilian authorities and is only 6.2mm thick. It will will also feature a 4.3-inch (unknown resolution) display, an unknown 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, 5MP rear camera, 1900mAh battery, and Android 4.4 KitKat.

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A very low-priced Nexus phone might be in the works

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Flagship phones always get the center of attention, but lower-tier phones are growing in popularity, especially in developing countries. Over the last year there has been a trend in better quality low-tier phones, such as the Moto G.  Now it looks like Google might have something in the works as well.

A report out of China has Google partnering with MediaTek for a very low-priced smartphone. Those of you that generally buy flagship phones are probably not familiar with MediaTek. Like Qualcomm, they are makers of mobile processors, but they are generally found on budget phones. This rumored phone is expected to sell for only $100.

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