Google IO 2016 Coverage

The Nexus 6 dwarfs the LG G3 in latest leaked image

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The Nexus 6 (or Nexus X) leaked last night looking like a Moto X 2014 on steroids, and now we have another image. This one is no render though. It’s the real deal and it’s next to the LG G3, which all of sudden looks rather small.

I am still trying to figure out why Google is doing this. The Nexus is a niche device as it is. With a 5.92-inch display, it now becomes a niche of a niche device.

What do you guys think?

source: XDA

 

The iPhone 6 #Bendgate repair kit is now available

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You guessed it, this is a little joke. The folks at MobileFun are offering what they are calling the “iPhone 6 Bendgate repair kit.” It’s only £49.99 and includes a simple to use multi-purpose roller. I am sure the majority of our readers don’t have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, but if you’re friends do, make sure to send them the link. Better hurry up before they run out of stock.

source: MobileFun

Niantic Labs’ Ingress gets major update today allowing user-generated missions

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Those of you (7 million of you) that play Ingress will love today’s update. A new featured called “Missions” is being introduced that challenges agents to visit a series of places to either hack or capture a portal and solve a puzzle via supplied clues. On top of that, you will also be able to create your own Missions and share them with other Ingress players.

For starters, only a a few select agents will be able to utilize this feature. It will get expanded over the next few weeks and months to all agents level five and higher.

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Finland and New Zealand are the first to get Rovio’s new Angry Birds Transformers game

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Rovio took to its official blog earlier today to announce the soft launch of its new, action-packed Angry Birds Transformers game in both Finland and New Zealand.

Following a successful launch in these two countries, the title will go live in Australia and Canada, closely followed by the United States. It will then gradually move to the rest of the world — all before Thursday, October 30.

Hit the break below to view the full gameplay trailer.

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OnePlus introduces new $15 Silver Bullet earphones

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You might still be waiting for a OnePlus One invite, but you’ll soon be able to get the company’s earphones. OnePlus has introduced new Silver Bullet earphones to accompany their phone, that they claim delivers “powerful and immersive sound while ensuring a compact yet durable feel.” It has a remote and volume control on the wire, and is complemented by a brushed aluminum finish. The earphones will be available beginning next week at $15, but you can try to get a pair for free by heading to the source link and filling out a Google Form for OnePlus’s contest.

Source: OnePlus

Over $135 of Android apps now free on Amazon AppStore

Amazon_Tablet_AppFor a limited time, dozens of Android apps are absolutely free from Amazon’s AppStore. The apps on sale are of all genres, from games to productivity apps. Among the apps: OfficeSuite Professional 7 ($15 value), Genius Scan+ ($7 value), Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II ($5 value), and mSecure – Password Manager and Secure Digital Wallet ($10 value). If you’re interested, head to the link below and get downloading.

Source: Amazon

LG takes a shot at Apple’s #bendgate

LG_G_Flex_Left_Side_TAIf you use the internet even occasionally, you’ve definitely heard of #bendgate at this point. As expected, Apple’s competitors have begun taking shots at the tech giant in response to their unintentionally bending phones. Among them is LG, who recently sent out a tweet with a picture of their intentionally curved LG Flex, with a tagline of “Our phone doesn’t bend, it flexes…on purpose. #bendgate.” Check out the tweet via the source link.

Source: @LGUSAMOBILE

Eric Schmidt: Samsung had iPhone 6 level products a year ago

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“How Google Works,” a book cowritten by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and former product manager Jonathan Rosenberg recently debuted and the co-authors are touring the country and participating in various interviews. In one of the more recent interviews with Bloomberg’s Market Makers, the authors sat down with hosts Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle to talk about rivals, search, and the Google mindset for innovation. In the interview, Schmidt told the hosts that he believes Samsung had iPhone 6 level products over a year ago. We have some highlights and a video after the break:

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