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by dgstorm at Oct 23, 2014
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The latest intel suggests that the LG G Watch R will actually be hitting retail shelves as early as tomorrow (October 23rd), at least in the UK. This info was leaked by the UK retailer Clove. They also shared that pre-orders will begin to ship Monday, October 27th.

The LG G Watch R is the round faced version of the LG G Watch (as you can see in the pic above). It shows that LG is listening to consumers across the web when they bemoaned the vanilla square-faced devices which hit the market first, and praised the great aesthetic of the Moto 360. Do you think the LG G Watch R could be a competitive product?

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by dgstorm at Oct 23, 2014
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According to the latest reports, HTC does not plan to bring their new HTC One M8 EYE to western markets. The phone is supposedly only meant for China and India. Apparently, only the HTC Desire EYE will make it to North American and Europe, because HTC doesn't want to give up on their Ultrapixel technology in western markets. Strangely, some of the software features of the HTC One M8 Eye will show up for the T-Mobile version of the vanilla HTC One M8, even though it doesn't have the 13MP camera on board.

It seems ironic that a phone which is a selfie camera equipped variant of a popular flagship in the US isn't coming to the US. The selfie craze was born in the US and it could easily be argued that the US is more vain than any other country. Perhaps HTC thinks the Desire EYE focuses to that market more effectively than the One M8 Eye would... what do you think?

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by dgstorm at Oct 23, 2014
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The capacity for human beings to imagine some wildly bizarre ideas never ceases to amaze. The latest head-scratcher from Japan is a new trend in which people take pics of themselves using live and happy, fluffy bunnies (or occasionally cats) as organic smartphone cases. I know it's tough to imagine... they don't actually carry them around, from what we can tell from these pics. They simply use them at home to prop up their smartphones in their laps.

Apparently, this "trend" apparently started as a single pic called "bunny smartphone case," that was tweeted as a joke. It was picked up and retweeted almost 40,000 times, and thus a small horde of copycats were born. We didn't include all of the images found at the source of this story, but you can see a few of them in the thread below.

It seems apparent that these are happy pets, but we certainly hope that no animals get their feelings hurt during these exploitive photos! :)

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by dgstorm at Oct 23, 2014
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The Sony Xperia Z3v was officially announced for Verizon on October 9th, and the phone is now available. You can pick it up for $199.99 on a new contract, for $24.99 per month on Verizon EDGE, or for $599.99 outright. Sony's latest waterproof flagship is a big deal on Big Red. It's been years since Verizon brought one of Sony's Xperia products to their network.

You can get either the black or the white version of the device. It's interesting to note that there are a few subtle differences between the vanilla Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3v. All the internal hardware is the same, but the outer casing has some minor differences. One other thing worth paying attention to is that even though this device comes with Android 4.4.4 KitKat, Sony has already said they plan to bring Android 5.0 Lollipop to it (probably) by the end of the year....
by dgstorm at Oct 23, 2014
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It was only a matter of time before Mr. Blurrycam made an appearance with a Motorola Droid Turbo image in tow. The latest leaked pic still gives us a great overall view of the Droid Turbo despite not being a very good photograph. Here we see both the rear and the front of the black version of the new Droid Turbo, complete with Kevlar-styled backing.

It's pleasing to see that Verizon's logo doesn't take up half the device and is a bit subdued compared to their past MO. It's also worth noting that this leaked shot confirms some of the intel we already shared, namely the QHD Display and the 3GB of RAM onboard. The Droid Turbo is shaping up to be a really good-looking device. Here at HQ, we are enamored by this phone and can't wait to see the Droid series return to its premier status of yore. Here's the Droid Turbo section of the forums: Motorola Droid Turbo Android Forums at DroidForums.net...
by pc747 at Oct 22, 2014
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If we do not have enough excitement with the Nexus 6, Droid Turbo, Note 4, and Moto X (2014), looks as if Samsung will be selling the Developer Edition of the Note 4 for Verizon. For those unaware, developer edition devices are easier to unlock the bootloader vs the carrier edition. For those interested it will set you back $662.53 plus tax and will be available soon.
by dgstorm at Oct 22, 2014
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This news basically echoes info we have heard before, but since it comes from a new email sent out by Google devs, it bears sharing. Also, it indirectly suggests that Android 5.0 Lollipop will begin pushing out on November 3rd. Google devs is sending out emails to 3rd party Android developers letting them know their Android 5.0 Lollipop tweaked apps will be ready to go November 3rd on the Nexus 9 tablet.

The picture above is a screen shot from one of these emails. It's important to note that this simply repeats what Google said previously in another developer information email. Here's what they said before,

by dgstorm at Oct 22, 2014
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PhoneArena recently put together a series of comparison shots of Nexus products. They wanted to give us a great example of the differences between the new Nexus 6 phablet and every other Nexus smartphone that has come before.

As you can see from the images (shown in their entirety in the thread below), the size difference is enormous when seeing the Nexus 6 next to its older ancestors. Of course, this is to be expected, but it's almost shocking just how large this phone really is. Sound off and let us know how you feel about this after you check out all the pics in the thread.
by dgstorm at Oct 22, 2014
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Hearthstone is an online collectible card game created by Blizzard and set in the Warcraft universe. It's gameplay mechanics are similar to Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers, but the interface is even more polished and refined. The game has been growing in popularity on the PC since its release, and Blizzard previously promised to bring the game to Android at some point.

It looks like that time is coming soon. Blizzard just shared they plan to bring Hearthstone to Android tablets by the end of 2014. They are also working on a phone based version, but that isn't expected until sometime next year. Here's a quote with a few more of the details,

by dgstorm at Oct 22, 2014
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Here's another Android Wear smartwatch story for your morning pleasure. The latest Android Wear update, which is version 4.4W.2 is rolling out OTA. It contains a number of significant fixes and upgrades.

Here's a quick summary:
  • Smart Battery Saving - When your battery hits 15%, your Moto 360 will turn off ambient mode, so you don’t have to remember to.
  • Timely Time Checks - Moto 360 will synchronize the time with your phone more often to make sure it is up to the minute.
  • User Interface Tweaks - We observed with consumers that there are many times where you want to use your Moto 360 as truly a classic watch—a beautiful way to see the time. A new gesture now lets you see the full watch face without permanently dismissing a notification. Just touch the top of a notification and swipe down. You’ll see the notification again when you have another high priority notification.
  • Mood Lighting - Moto 360 will adjust to the...
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