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Google and Samsung secretly joined forces to fight Apple in this patent case

In a secret alliance worthy of Game of Thrones, Google and Samsung signed a surreptitious agreement to fight a patent claim from Apple in 2012. Evidence showed that Google offered to cover some of Samsung's legal fees.
Cars

Hennessey gives the 2015 Cadillac Escalade some supercharged muscle

Hennessey Performance has announced the HPE550 Supercharged upgrade for the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, which uses the aforementioned forced induction to create 557 hp and some confused Range Rover drivers.
Gaming

Xbox One set for September 4 release in Japan

Microsoft announced a September 4 release for the Xbox One in Japan, with regional launches in 26 countries overall expected for that month.
Gaming

Minecraft update lets you customize your world for the first time

The forthcoming version 1.8 update for Minecraft adds three pages worth of world customization options for players to tweak before they start a new game. We can sum up why that's awesome in two words: LAVA OCEANS.
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Now Google Street View lets you rewind time to the good old days (of 2007)

Google has added time travel to Street View. Well, virtually, that is. You can now look at past images for a particular location, as far back as 2007. The feature is available in the desktop version of Google Maps.
Gaming

Dragon Age: Inquisition Deluxe Edition bonuses revealed

Electronic Arts reveals all of the bonus goodies that players will receive when they fork over extra dollars for the Deluxe Edition of Dragon Age: Inquisition.
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NYC startup Casper delivers king-size mattresses in golf-bag-sized boxes

Casper's mattresses are made from a specially-engineered type of foam that can be compressed and vacuum-sealed for shipping, but will expand and support your weight once it's out of the packaging.
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Lensbaby to bring Sweet Spot creative focus mobile lens to Android devices

By popular demand, Lensbaby adds an Android version of its Sweet Spot Lens for mobile devices to its Kickstarter campaign. Originally designed for the iPhone, Android users need not feel neglected. However, there are some differences.
Gaming

Unreal Engine 4 powers Star Trek Voyager virtual reality demo

Developer Thomas Kadlec's Starship Bridge Demo gives Oculus Rift owners the opportunity to explore the bridge of Captain Janeway's ship from Star Trek Voyager.
Mobile

Sony jazzes up the SmartWatch 2 with metal strap and new software update

Sony has announced two new strap styles for its SmartWatch 2, one in the colors of the Brazilian flag, and the other with a cool stainless steel metal look. The two new models are accompanied by a software update.