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Samsung SD590C curved display aims for gamers

Would that you were a gamer right this minute, you’re likely not using a gaming-oriented Samsung display. That may very well change in the near …

Plex on Xbox One makes streaming your movie library easy and elegant

Microsoft's console is turning into the media center we knew it could be<p>Both of the latest consoles from Microsoft and Sony started off with nonexistent media center capabilities, which was a big disappointment to people with massive digital movie and TV show collections. But thankfully Xbox One is …

PlaceUs Brings Smart Location-Sharing to Android

Alohar Mobile, a new startup led by former Google Location Server architect Sam Liang, has launched its smart location-sharing app for Android. This move comes three months after PlaceUs launched for iPhone.<p>It’s core goal is to help people stay connected with a close circle of friends and family. …

Why We Like the Impressive Variety of The Crew

By adapting the setup of our Nissan Z we were able to take on a variety of high level story missions, multiplayer versus races, and faction missions in our hands-on with The Crew.<p>by and on

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Witness the Startling Beauty of Witcher 3 in This New Trailer

Warsaw based studio CD Projekt RED has produced a new trailer that flaunts the vast and beautiful expanses in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.<p>The video, published above, features key developers who talk through their ambitions in designing The Witcher 3's world. What is immediately striking is the level …

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10 things new LG G3 owners need to know

If you're just getting a new LG G3, we've got some tips to help you on your way<p>LG G3<p>Main<p>Read our review<br>• Get the latest news<br>• LG G3 specs<br>• Join the …

Android News

Google to encrypt data on new version of Android by default

Encryption has been optional since 2011, but Android L, due out later this year, will include activation procedures for automatic encryption.<p>The next version of Android will for the first time encrypt data by default, Google confirmed Thursday, preventing both thieves and law enforcement officials …

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Moon Violet and Burgundy Red color variants of the LG G3 launching next month

Although LG announced five colors for the LG G3 — Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, and Burgundy Red — during the device's …

Bob & Edith's Diner, Krispy Kreme Expanding, Springfield Town Center Jobs and Etsy 'Redskins' Ban

Plus Safeway is hiring for new Alexandria store. Top business posts from Va. and D.C. this week.<p>Patch has 31 sites in communities across Virginia. …

15 best Android games of 2017

Gaming on mobile has been improving at a far greater rate than any technology that came before it. Android games seems to hit new heights every year. With the release of Android Nougat and Vulkan API, it only stands to get better and better over time. It won’t be long before mobile sees some even …

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Apple gives U2’s new album away for free to all iTunes customers

Following today’s big product debuts, Apple announced that every iTunes customer in all 119 markets across the world will receive a free copy of legendary band U2’s latest album.<p>“This makes it the largest album launch, ever,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said on stage at today’s iPhone 6 and Apple Watch …

Jawbone Up24 update doubles battery life

Not only has a new firmware update for the Up24 fitness tracker significantly improved battery life, Jawbone has opened the software to data from rival devices.<p>A new firmware update for the Jawbone Up24 fitness tracker will double the battery life of the device, according to the company.<p>The …

Nest adds support for Dropcam and older home automation platforms

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>The day that the Nest thermostat works with all of your old-school Crestron and Control4 gear has finally arrived. At the …

iPhone 6 and 6 plus: Apple goes thinner, bigger and faster

Latest new iPhones have a larger 4.7in and 5.5in screen and thinner profile as company aims to meet ‘phablet’ demand<p>iPhone 6 to feature mobile wallet NFC payment system Apple launches Apple Watch, its first wearable device iPhone 6 draws battle line with Android iPhone 6 and iOS 8 drag mobile …

Apple Offers More

More. We were promised more by Apple and by the blogosphere, and today, we got it. The iPhone 6, a larger version of the iPhone 5, was a given, thanks to the success that Samsung and others have received by filling in that gap. But in addition to that, Apple didn't stop with just "one more thing" …

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The State of the Xbox One: Nine Months Later

Despite few missed steps from the start, has Microsoft's console found its footing?<p>The Xbox One launched in 13 territories of November 22, 2013 8 …

The Order: 1886 hands-on preview: world on fire

Ever since its introduction over a year ago at Sony's E3 press conference, The Order: 1886 has been gaining momentum as one of the company's top …

Garmin Integrates Foursquare Data Into Latest GPS Personal Navigators

Fun fact: Personal navigators are still a thing. Garmin is rolling out a new series of 5-, 6-, and 7-inch GPS nüvi Advanced Series navigators and are attempting to keep the devices relevant with the inclusion of Foursquare data.<p>The Foursquare data of businesses, stores, restaurants and other …

Baidu's Google Glass Rival Doesn't Include a Screen

Many thought that Baidu’s announcement of Eye, its Google Glass-like wearable, in early April 2013 was a well-timed April Fools’ joke, but today the Chinese tech giant demonstrated the device for the first time. Most notably, Baidu’s product doesn’t include a screen.<p>The headset was put on display …

15 common Android problems and how to fix them

Battery drain<p>Frozen and slow user interface<p>Connectivity issues<p>Google Now problems<p>Stalled text messages<p>​Overheating<p>Syncing error<p>App crashes<p>Unresponsive screen<p>Google Play Store keeps crashing<p>Apps won't download<p>Bad autocorrect suggestions<p>Your kids make purchases<p>Home screen clutter<p>Too many contacts

Google+ Photos Adds Auto Awesome Effects And Support For Adjusting Previous Edits

Google is kind (or maybe bold) enough to back up all your photos as you take them. Google+ Photos has some solid editing tools to go along with that …

6 small changes in Android L that make a big difference

Most of the posts floating around the web about Android L release have focused on revamped notifications, the new recent menu changes, the death of Dalvik, the new material design, Android for Work and other hard hitters that were showcased during the Google I/O 2014 keynote.<p>After playing around …

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LG G3 will soon be offered in Moon Violet and Burgundy Red, starting in August

When LG first took the veil off the LG G3 in May, the company introduced the handset in five colors: Shine Gold, Metallic Black, Silk White, Burgundy Red and Moon Violet. Since then, we’ve seen the LG G3 arrive to all major markets across the globe including all four major U.S. Carriers, but …

Mobile Technology

To simplify whole-home audio, Sonos starts to embrace your Wi-Fi router

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Sonos<p>Sonos wants to make it even easier for consumers to set up their first internet-connected speaker, which is why …

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LG G3 review: the best phablet to date

Balancing size with power, with laser autofocus for quick snaps, LG’s G3 makes large-screened phones usable<p>LG’s latest smartphone is a 5.5in powerhouse with a quad-HD screen and seems to be a hit with customers.<p>From its release at the end of May, the G3 outpaced its Korean rival the Samsung Galaxy …

New York Essentials: 10 Must-Eat Desserts in NYC

New York has no shortage of good desserts, but how many would you call essential? What are the sweets you need to know to see how we do dessert in this town? A few months ago, we asked ourselves that question. Then we got to tasting.<p>Here are our answers: each of them crave-worthy, and collectively …

Majestic's Happy Hour; @NoWayJoseAndres Snark

<b>A MOVEABLE TWEET</b>— "FACT: A @washingtonian star is <b>just as good as</b> a Michelin star..." @NoWayJoseAndres gives his two cents about the recent <b>America Eats Tavern</b> slam in <i>Washingtonian</i>. [Twitter]<p><b>ALEXANDRIA</b>— <b>The Majestic</b> in Alexandria is looking to launch a happy hour starting next Tuesday. It will be …