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Roku updates app to allow for local media streaming

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 10, 2013
Roku, the easy to use media streaming device, has updated their app to allow for streaming local media. From within the Roku Android app, there is now a Play on Roku option, which then allows you to play local media onto and monitor hooked up to a Roku.
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Galaxy Gear available for pre-order in UK via Clove

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 9, 2013
For those of you in the UK who may be interested in the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, you’re in luck. Clove has just announced pre-orders for Samsung’s new wearable tech. It will set you back £235 plus delivery and VAT.
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NVIDIA ‘Tegra Tab’ passes through FCC; a 7-inch Android tablet with a stylus.

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 9, 2013
Like many regulatory filings, the first run didn’t give us much. This last pass through the FCC has given us quite a bit to consider, though, as some specs (as well as pics) were revealed.
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Google Glass is updated to make Vignettes, YouTube videos part of your experience

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 9, 2013
The Glass team has graced the wearable tech all-star with new cards, for things like public transit schedules and great spots for snapping photos. Sound search also makes its way to Glass, allowing users to search for music, but some reports suggest it’s limited to your Glass timeline.
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T-Mobile giving away a Note 3/Galaxy Gear combo!

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 6, 2013
If the Note 3 and Galaxy Gear combo have you excited, this may not help your heart rate: T-Mobile is giving the pair away! Just for pre-registering for information on their site, you could win the newest combo from Samsung!
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Nexus program finally gets a forum for users to get help, share information

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 6, 2013
While Chrome OS -- and more pointedly, Chromebooks -- enjoy a robust and thriving community, the Nexus program has had no such recourse until this week, when Google introduced the Nexus forums.
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Fan creates Nexus 5 renders, and they look great!

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 6, 2013
While these are absolutely not even close to anything official -- it’s fun to consider what could be, isn’t it? The device render is a lot like the current Nexus 4 in shape, just a little squared at the corners. The rendered device is also shown next to the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4, to give you an idea of size and Nexus lineage.
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Video: The Sony Xperia Z1 20.7MP camera in action!

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 6, 2013
How does a 20.7MP camera on a smartphone really perform? Will it take great pics, or is it just a bunch of empty promise packed into a compact shooter? Sony’s Xperia Z1 is the first Android smartphone with such a camera, and the pics you can take with it are world class.
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Video: Sony QX Lenses — how they work!

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 6, 2013
The Sony QX lenses are easily the coolest smartphone accessory to come out at IFA, and ones we’ve been anticipating for quite some time. The ability to have your current phone suddenly turn into a really nice point-and-shoot is a real boon for serious mobile photographers.
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Video: Galaxy Gear/Note 3 “find my device” feature

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 6, 2013
One of the coolest features of the Galaxy Gear/Note 3 combo is the find my device feature. When you find yourself in a situation where your device is just nowhere to be found -- but you know it’s around somewhere -- the two devices have the ability to find one another.
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