2nd generation Moto 360 prototype possibly revealed

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Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing took to Weibo today to make a plug for increasing options for Moto 360 buyers when the next version is released and may have inadvertently revealed some prototypes of the second generation of the wearable. Yang pulled down the post shortly after making it, but of course the Internet prevailed and the image was captured before Yang could make it disappear.
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Samsung enlists fashion designers to create the Rich Accessory Collection for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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It’s just over a couple of weeks since the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets were announced, and as yet, the hype machine has shown no signs of abating. Today the Korean giant announced a new selection of phone cases, covers and pouches called the Rich Accessory Collection, produced by fashion designers to complement the S6’s aesthetics.


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Samsung shares more details about Samsung Pay service

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Samsung has shared some more details about their forthcoming Samsung Pay service, including another confirmation that they will launch the service in the U.S. and South Korea this summer with Europe and China slated to follow. The good news is that Samsung Pay will be free of charge for owners of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The bad news is that Samsung’s latest information makes it unclear as to whether Samsung Pay will be available on other devices and if so, whether a fee will be attached to it.
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TAG Heuer officially announces Android Wear powered device on the way

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TAG Heuer made it official today, after word leaked out yesterday, that they have entered into a partnership with Google and Intel to launch “a Swiss smartwatch” powered by Android Wear. According to the press release issued today as part of the Baselworld event,

“Swiss watchmaking and Silicon Valley is a marriage of technological innovation with watchmaking credibility. Our collaboration provides a rich host of synergies, forming a win-win partnership, and the potential for our three companies is enormous”


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HTC enlists Robert Downey Jr. again for more insane commercials

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I have said it a million times that HTC’s Achilles Heel is their marketing department. They just don’t seem to have any focus on what they are doing. Sure, Samsung has more money to spend, but their “The Next Big Thing Is Already Here” commercials were clear to the consumer.

Now with the launch of the One M9, HTC has brought back Robert Downey Jr. again. Robert Downey Jr. is a fantastic actor and someone who can bring some attention to the struggling company, but I am not sure this is the way to use him.

Hit the break, watch the videos, and let us know what you think.


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[Deal] Amazon App Store turns 4, 34 apps marked down to Free for $105 in savings

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It almost seems like once a week, Amazon is hosting some sort of app sale. The fact that the Amazon App Store is now 4 years old seems like another good reason to offer a bunch of apps for Free. They have 34 apps marked down today (33 plus their normal Free app of the day) for a savings of $105. Some notables include Friday Night At Freddy’s 2, Cross DJ Pro, and Easy Tether.

If you don’t mind using the Amazon App Store, then hit the break for the complete list and link to get your download on.


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Gameloft’s Modern Combat 5: Blackout update brings new content, moves game to Freemium model

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Remember when Modern Combat 5: Blackout was released last year July, Gameloft promised there would be no In-App-Purchases (IAP’s) because it would be a one-off payment upfront? Then they hedged a little by introducing optional IAP’s a few months later. Well, that promise has been well and truly shattered by the news that the First-Person-Shooter (FPS)is turning into a Freemium game thanks to the update that is due to go live any minute. And we all know what that means tight? More details after the break.
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