Yahoo Screen released to Android

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Yahoo Screen, Yahoo‘s video streaming service, was released to Android today. Yahoo is already offering an iOS version of the app, and today it was finally brought to Android.

The video streaming service puts a larger focus on small clips rather than full episodes, and it offers a mixture of comedy, sports and music. It even has some original programming. Yahoo Screen, for example, offers a huge backlog of Saturday Night Live sketches, all for free. Hit the break for screenshots and the Play Store download link.

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for April 30, 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!!

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Google, Intel co-hosting Chrome OS event next week to showcase new devices

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Here comes the next wave of Chrome OS devices. On Tuesday, May 6, Google and Intel will be co-hosting a Chrome OS event once again. Google’s vice president of product management Caesar Sengupta will be joined by Intel’s Navin Shenoy, the vice president and general manager of the mobile computing group. A panel will also join the two at Tuesday’s event.

What will be going down aside from the panel’s Q&A session? Brand new Chrome OS devices will be announced. This means we will see new Chromebooks and likely new Chromeboxes. This event is only the start of what should be a fun month of May. Following Tuesday’s event, Motorola has something scheduled for May 13 and LG for May 27.

Any kind of Chrome OS device you are looking forward to in particular?

source: 9to5Google

New Google Glass teardown estimates cost of hardware at under $80

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One of the more controversial aspects of Google’s Glass experiment has been the $1500 price tag that Explorers have to pony up to get their hands on the hardware. Most people expect Google to lower the cost by a significant amount when a final version for public sale is finally available. Just how low Google can go on their pricing and still have a profitable product may have been partially answered by a new teardown of Glass completed by TechInsights’ Teardown.com division. They have estimated the costs of the components to be less than $80.

LG G3 in a rugged case leaks, shows new user interface and a fresh rear setup

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The LG G3 will be announced on May 27 when the company holds a few press events across the globe. While we have not seen the entire device, we have been able to get a glimpse at the user interface and the back of the handset. And now we have an image that puts both of those pieces together.

The image above is purportedly the LG G3 sitting inside of a rugged case. The UI matches the one previously leaked and the rear button setup also matches the one leaked recently. Interestingly enough, the UI shows London as the location and that is also where LG’s main event will be held. While it could have easily been a placeholder, it sure is nice to see what the G3 may look like.

Are you excited for the LG G3?

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Via: GSMArena

AllCast app will soon be able to stream to devices from Google Music app

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Super-developer Koushik Dutta is back with another awesome update to his AllCast application.

According to a Google+ post on his page, in the app’s next version, root users will be able to cast to any device that AllCast supports, through Google Music. The Fire TV is on such device.

The Google Music app will be able to see all of the user’s casting devices, which can be selected and streamed to from there.

Dutta said that the update is “coming soon.” Hit the break for his demonstration video.

Gameloft dishes details on upcoming Modern Combat 5: Blackout

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Gameloft’s Modern Combat series is one of the better known first person shooters available on mobile devices. Its combination of storylines and revolutionary mobile graphics have made the series a hit.

“Modern Combat 5: Blackout” is due to come out some point this year, but there are a lot of unknowns about the game.

However, Gameloft has provided some information today regarding the next installment of the MC series.

evleaks provides us a closer look at Huawei’s upcoming Ascend P7

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We previously reported on Huawei’s upcoming Ascend P7 device and provided a couple pictures of the phone, but thanks to the trusty evleaks Twitter account, an even closer up picture of the device is now available. By the looks of the rendered image, it seems to give off the effect that the P7 is made of a nice aluminum or some type of metal body frame. The Ascend P7 will come with a 5-inch 1080p device powered by a quad-core 1.6Ghz processor.

source: evleaks

Google Search update brings parking assistance and nicknames

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The now previously rumored parking assistance feature has been added to Google Now with the latest Google Search app update. The app will use your location to pinpoint where you left your car and provide a card in Google Now with the option to receive the route to get back to that spot. Aside from that feature, you can now add nicknames to contacts. For example, labeling someone as your best friend and wife can be attached to their card. Modifications to reminder cards have been tweaked as well.

Hit the break for download links.

Verizon could be getting two Samsung and two Amazon tablets for its lineup

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Verizon’s tablet lineup could be getting a lot bigger. According to @evleaks, Big Red is going to be adding two tablets from Samsung and an additional two tablets will come from Amazon. From Samsung, the brand new Galaxy Tab 4 line will be featured on Verizon with the 8.0 and 10.1 models. On Amazon’s end, the Kindle Fire HDX 7 and 8.9 models will make their way to Verizon.

No word on pricing or a release date just yet as Verizon has not made anything official.

Motorola will announce a smartphone “priced for all” on May 13

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It looks like LG will not be the only company holding a press event for a new smartphone next month. Motorola has just sent out invitations for an event being held in London on May 13. The event is being used to announce Motorola’s next smartphone, one that is “made to last” and “priced for all.” So durability and affordability are at the forefront.

Google releases standalone mobile apps for Docs and Sheets

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Since it was released, Google’s Drive app has been a centralized place to store, edit and share all of your documents. Google has decided they want to split it up, and create individual apps for each Drive feature. Google just released standalone Docs and Sheets apps for Android and iOS, each with offline support built in, with Slides on its way in the near future.

If you don’t update yourself, Google will force you to update if you plan on editing any documents. Find download links past the break.