HTC Power To Give app updated with fresh design and single sign-on

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Earlier this year, HTC started its Power To Give initiative to benefit research programs. The initiative is literally powered by mobile devices. The Power To Give app uses the computing power of a device while it is unused, plugged in, and connected to a WiFi network on behalf of the research programs. Basically, it creates a grid throughout the world full of processing. The app was updated recently and it provides Power To Give with a fresh design that is much nicer. The new look provides a clean look of research programs benefited and how much time a device has contributed. In addition to the redesign, HTC included single sign-on for multiple projects as well as a sharing function for social media accounts.

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Google Cardboard gets new app for watching a Jack White concert in 3D

cardboardGoogle has released a new app for Google Cardboard, and it’s another concert app. But this time, instead of letting you watch a Paul McCartney concert, you get to see Jack White of The White Stripes play a few songs. You can view the performance in a full 360 degree rotation and the music has been tuned to give you the most realistic sound possible, so it should be a pretty cool experience. Like the McCartney version, though, you’ll need a device that has at least a 5-inch screen to check it out.

As an added bonus, this app should be available for Samsung’s Gear VR and the Oculus Rift in the future, too. Hit the link below for the download.

source: Android Central
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[Deal] HTC discounts all smartphone cases for today only

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Better get moving, folks! It is Tuesday and that means HTC is hosting another round of Hot Deals. Today, the company is discounting each and every smartphone case offered in its online store. That means you can add style or protection your One (M8), One (M7), One Mini, One Remix, Desire 816, and Desire 610 at a very low cost. For example, the Double Dip Case for the One (M7) costs just $1. The Flip and Dip cases for the One (M8) have 75% taken off of. All other cases are available with 50% discounts.

The promotion ends tonight at 12:00AM ET / 9:00PM PT.

Source: HTC

Google shows circuit board for Project Ara Spiral 2 prototype

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The Project Ara Module Developers Conference will be held in January to show how far the modular device program is coming along. The item above will also be present at the conference next month. What is it? That is the circuit board being used in the Project Ara Spiral 2 prototype. The Google ATAP team will have more to say about the component at the conference.

Google wants to make sure many people have a chance to interact with Project Ara in January. So for people that cannot attend the conference, event sites will be hosted throughout the world. Mountain View, Buenos Aires, London, and New York will all have events on January 14. And on January 21, Singapore, Bangalore, Shanghai, Taipei, and Tokyo will have Project Ara events of their own.

Events will also be livestreamed on the Project Ara site and you can sign-up to be notified about that as well.

Source: +Google ATAP