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Google Glass's killer app may be cyborg golf

While the future of Google Glass is still coming into focus, one particular use case may be emerging as the platform's killer app: golf. The centuries-old game of whacking balls into tiny holes across large expanses of grass, while avoiding trees, bodies of water, and sand, is a lot more …

Best Android tablet of 2013

The tablet market is still growing fast and it’s being driven by Android. According to IDC shipments were up 36.7% last quarter compared to the same period last year. We are starting to see a much wider range of Android tablets, and the overall experience for Android tablet owners is improving …

Deal of the Day: ZENS Wireless Charging Kit for Samsung Galaxy S4 | Android Central

The Dec. 13 Deal of the Day is the ZENS Wireless Charging Kit for Samsung Galaxy S4. The power receiver solution is neatly integrated in the ZENS …

Deal: Nexus 7 (2013) 16GB just $179.99 from Office Depot

Black Friday may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean deals are over for the year – right now, Office Depot has a great offer on the Nexus 7 (2013), which goes for $50 off until December 21.<p>The promo applies to the 16GB version of Google’s 7-inch tablet, which can be yours for just $179.99, a great …

Chromecast can stream movies, TV shows and music from Google Play in the web browser

Google made the Chromecast even better for users that have purchased the affordable streaming dongle by optimizing Google Play Movies and Music to work with the device directly from the web browser on a PC.<p>That means Chromecast owners will be able to stream movies, TV shows and music from the …

Skype picture-in-picture mode allows you to multi-task during video calls, for tablets only

Skype 4.5 is rolling out today, and there’s actually a pretty useful feature being introduced: the ability to have a picture-in-picture window that can stay open and viewable even when in different Android apps.<p>In short, you can now participate in a Skype video call and still do other tasks like …

Code suggests support for Chromecast may come to Chrome for Android in the future

Commits found in the Chromium open source project, the precursor of Chrome and Chrome OS, suggest that Google may be bringing Chromecast support to the Android version of the browser in the close future.<p>Code first spotted by the folks at <i>Myce</i> suggests that a flag to enable the feature will be added …

Android and Me holiday gift buying guide 2013

It’s that time of the year again: snow is on the ground, colored lights hang from garage rooftops and every store from here to Hong Kong is blaring …

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Nova Launcher, Instagram, Google Keyboard

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the …

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Android Central 164: Update all the things! | Android Central

Thing 1: New Google Play edition devices<p>Thing 2: Google updates all the things<p>Other odds and ends

What’s on your Android wishlist this holiday season?

In this edition of the Friday Debate, we talk about presents. Everybody loves them, but often, the best gifts are those that we give to ourselves. So, what’s on your Christmas wishlist this year? What do you want to see under the tree? What would you give to an Android enthusiast? If money was no …

Welcome the official CrackBerry.com Android app to Google Play!

The app you know and love, now with the best BlackBerry news<p>Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. At long last, at great expense to life and limb and …

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – [Google Play Weekly]

This week the Google Play Store saw a lot of updates and releases. To start, Gmail was updated to 4.7 and now includes print support, more file type support for attachments, and auto-responses. The long awaited Nova Launcher update finally went live and now people can have a lot more Android 4.4 …

What's Really New In Android 4.4.1 And 4.4.2

Article Contents<p>Have issues with the Nexus 5 or Android 4.4 KitKat (we know you do)? Well, Google has iterated its way out of many of those issues …

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for LG G Pad 8.3, HTC One Google Play editions rolling out

The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is already rolling out for two Google Play edition devices including the newly launched LG G Pad 8.3 and the “old” HTC One.<p>According to <i>Droid-Life</i>, both updates are currently available out over the air (OTA), but if you didn’t get a notification you can manually check …

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Android phones may soon be able to unlock Chrome OS

Francois Beaufort<p>Chrome OS users may eventually be able to lock and unlock their Chromebooks with their phone or any number of accessories.<p>A new Chrome API found in a recent build of Chromium OS called “chrome.screenlockPrivate” seems to hint at a future feature of the operating system. The …

HTC One Google Play edition Android 4.4.2 update rolling out

HTCDev framework support files for the latest build also available<p>Just a few short days after most Nexus devices started making the hop to Android …

Spec Sheet: comparing the Google Play Store's smartphones and tablets

<i>A lot of products come out each week — we don't highlight all of them, but all of them make it into The Verge Database. In Spec Sheet, a weekly series, we survey the latest product entries to keep track of the state of the art.</i><p>Google's lineup of Play edition devices doubled in size this week with …

Google buys Boston Dynamics, maker of spectacular and terrifying robots

Google has acquired robotics engineering company Boston Dynamics, best known for its line of quadrupeds with funny gaits and often mind-blowing capabilities. Products that the firm has demonstrated in recent years include BigDog, a motorized robot that can handle ice and snow, the 29 mile-per-hour …

Upload PDF and EPUB files to Google Books on Android

Originally, Google Books was only good at doing one thing: reading content from the Google Play Store. This meant you could read free books, or the ones you purchased -- and that was it. When the update allowing your personal files to be uploaded to Google Books came along, the app made a giant …