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Living in a smart home as imagined by Quirky’s Wink

Quirky aims to make connecting any home a breeze with its $50 Wink hub, free app, and partnership with the Home Depot. Some 60 products are already compatible with Wink and the company hopes to add many more in the near future.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is coming to T-Mobile

T-Mobile will soon add the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 to its tablet offering, on the Simple Choice plan this July. The Uncarrier says its the perfect tablets for families on the go.

Google Cube is a six-sided psychedelic music video player

Google's latest experiment is a psychedelic music video player called Cube, which displays different videos on each of its six sides. You can play with the Cube on Chrome or Android.
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Google buys music streaming service Songza to beef up its own music offering

Competition in the music streaming space is heating up as Google announced on Tuesday it'd acquired Songza, a service which builds playlists based on a user's mood and location, among other things.

Samsung’s cheapest Galaxy phones now come with stripped down TouchWiz Essence UI

Samsung has introduced four new Galaxy smartphones - the Core 2, Ace 4, Young 2, and the Star 2 - all of which come with a cut down, simplified version of its user interface, called TouchWiz Essence.

Galaxy S5 Mini arrives with fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor, and 4.5-inch display

Samsung has announced the Galaxy S5 Mini, a smaller version of its latest flagship Android smartphone, which comes with both a fingerprint scanner and a heart rate monitor, plus a more compact 4.5-inch screen.

Google bans skins and custom UIs from Android Wear

Google won't allow manufacturers to add custom UIs or skins to Android Wear, Android Auto, or Android TV. The three new operating systems will feature a more consistent design and functionality that's all Google.

Major KeyStore security vulnerability threatens 86 percent of Android devices

Android users beware: IBM researchers recently discovered a serious security flaw in 86 percent of Android devices that could allow hackers to access banking codes and other sensitive information from the KeyStore.

Google officially replaces Quickoffice with Drive

Just days after Google announced native Word editing for Docs and other improvements to its productivity suite, it has removed Quickoffice. Google bought Quickoffice two years ago to improve its own apps.

Missed Google I/O? Here are 5 big things you need to know

Google I/O has come and gone, but we have the scoop on all the big news that came out of the three-day conference in California. Google showed off all sorts of new software and hardware for us to soon enjoy.
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Make your life complete with these Xperia Z2 Tablet tips

Sony’s svelte Android tablet is a serious bit of kit and eye candy to boot, but that silky veneer masks hidden, feature-filled depths. Dive in and help yourself to our pick of Xperia Z2 Tablet tips and tricks.