In preparation for G Watch launch, LG says that a smart watch is a fusion of IT and fashion

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The LG G Watch is set to be the first Android Wear device on the market. Last week, LG released a video highlighting the design of the device. This week the company has released an article entitled “Smart Watch is an IT and fashion fusion.”

The article details how the G Watch is not the first wrist worn device that the company has thought about. In fact, LG released the “Prada Link” in 2008, and a prototype in 2009 that was able to make video calls.

The LG G Watch is set to be released in June in Stealth Black and Champagne Gold.

Source: LG
Via: MobileSyrup

Samsung to call its Google Glass competitor “Gear Blink”?

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We’ve heard a couple rumors about Samsung’s upcoming Google Glass competitor, but it’s not until now that we knew anything about the name. Samsung has filed a trademark for the name “Gear Blink” in its home country of South Korea.

While the trademark doesn’t offer any more details about the device, the name is suggestive of a Glass type device. Not much else is known about the device at this point, but more details are sure to emerge soon.

Source: Kipris
Via: SamMobile

Best Android educational apps and games for kids [May 2014]

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We all know how hard it is to hand over your brand new tablet to your wide-eyed kid or younger sibling, but when we do, why not make sure there are age-appropriate applications on the device? Instead of  having them stare mindlessly into a game of Angry Birds, why not have them play something educational?

Fortunately there are plenty of great apps for kids available on the Play Store, and many are even free. Whether you’re looking for an enjoyable experience learning to read or an exciting game to teach your kids math, these apps open up a new world of learning through technology.

To help you weed out the apps that won’t entertain and enrich kids, we’ve created a list of my top five educational apps and games that kids are sure to enjoy. Be sure to let us know about what apps your kids enjoy in the comments!

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for May 19, 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!!

Apple vs Samsung

Apple and Samsung working on settlement talks once again

Apps

Koush releases AllCast Receiver in the Play Store

Gmail for Android gets updated with new features and UI improvements

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HTC teases something with “beautiful curves” that is coming soon

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This will get you thinking. This evening, HTC decided to tease something with “beautiful curves.” In addition to saying that this curvy mystery is coming soon, they attached the image above. It shows a curving graphic alongside a quote from novelist Edward George Bulwer-Lytton. The quote says “In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.” HTC is very much invested in design language here by emphasizing the curves.

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AT&T gets Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, the first device to support HD Voice

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With AT&T on the brinks of releasing their new HD Voice system which is supposed to vastly improve call quality, today the company announced that they are finally getting the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, which is to be the first AT&T phone to support the new service.

AT&T announced that they would be releasing their variant of the Galaxy S4 mini way back in October, but while Sprint and Verizon went ahead and released the device, AT&T held off until now. The move is a little unexpected, especially because of the fact that the Galaxy S5 mini is likely to be released in the near future.

Source: AT&T

Google officially jumps on the Instagram bandwagon

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Google has officially activated an Instagram account, uploading a single clip of their interactive Rubik’s Cube that’s been plastered on their homepage today. Not anything extremely interesting, but hey, at least if you’ve got an Instagram account, you can sprinkle some Google (and probably Android) into your news feed. Google has some kind of presence on nearly every other social media site by now, so this was definitely going to happen sooner or later, anyway.

Anybody else think this move is going to make Google+ a little jealous?

source: Instagram

Gmail for Android gets updated with new features and UI improvements

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Google is issuing an update to the Gmail application today that includes a few new features and some user interface adjustments. A big change is the ability to save attachments directly to Google Drive instead of stuffing them on your phone’s cramped internal memory or SD card, which will make them much easier to access when you’re using something besides your phone. There are also brand new spam explanations, so if you dig through your spam folder you’ll get an explanation as to why that message was filtered at the top of the email. Read more