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With a new music service and more apps, Amazon lays down the kindling for its debut smartphone

Amazon today announced that its software marketplace, which comes pre-installed on Kindle tablets and can be installed on other Android devices, has over 240,000 applications available in more than 200 countries. That’s a pittance compared to the App Store but it’s impressive for Amazon, which says that its Appstore is three times larger than it was just one year [...]

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Button-pushers: Amazon extends its reach with new payments tools

Amazon is finally getting a button of its own. That seems to be a benchmark for technology companies: they know they’ve “made it” when their name and logo appear on countless sites around the Web, whether it’s a sign-in button from Facebook or Google or it’s a share button from Twitter or Pinterest. (I suspect that [...]

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Report: Google Nearby to Bring Android Next-Level Contextual Awareness

AndroidPolice got an exclusive look at an alleged new feature that’s said be coming soon to Android devices: Google Nearby, a next-level contextual awareness suite that would give Google-powered devices an even deeper understanding of where you are and what you’re doing, no user interaction required. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Hardware giants struggle to make “convergence” more than just a buzzword

Convergence. That’s the word most often used to describe the computing industry’s shift away from discrete product categories like smartphones, tablets, and laptops in favor of devices that can serve all of those functions at the same time. If announcements from Dell, Asus, and other manufacturers at the Computex technology conference are any indication, the [...]

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Machine vision: Google’s going to give your smartphones and tablets new eyes

Smartphones are little snitches. They’ll tell almost any company that asks about your location, your contacts, and your communications. Now they can read your fingerprint, count your steps, and know when you’re driving, too. It’s hard to imagine what a company could do to make smartphones — or its bigger cousin, tablets — gather more data [...]

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HTC’s new-for-2014 One is a bold and beautiful smartphone, and for 24 hours tomorrow it’s a killer d

HTC’s new-for-2014 One is a bold and beautiful smartphone , and for 24 hours tomorrow it’s a killer deal: just $100 through HTC’s online store. The deal starts at midnight tonight and ends at midnight on May 8th, with a two-year contract on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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The MacBook Air’s new price further blurs the line between tablets and laptops

It’s easy to spot the differences between an iPad and a MacBook Air. One boasts a touchscreen, the other a keyboard. One has a so-called Retina display, the other a blurry laptop screen. One runs a mobile operating system, the other its desktop-focused predecessor. But what if the two products are more similar than their current hardware, software, and [...]

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