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Android Army

Glass: Google sends out dummy specs in try-before-you-buy program

It might not be normal practice for a company to send dummy products to potential customers prior to their release, but then Google, which has started sending dummy Glass units to interested individuals, is not your usual company.
Mobile

Samsung offers free ebooks through new Galaxy-only Kindle app (Updated)

Samsung and Amazon have signed a deal to release a dedicated Kindle book store app for owners of the Galaxy S5 and other Galaxy devices, which offers the chance to download 12 books for free in the first year.
Mobile

Smartphone thefts in U.S. doubled in 2013, owners ‘needlessly imperiling’ their data

A survey published by Consumer Reports this week shows that not only was there a significant rise in smartphone theft in the US in 2013, but that handset owners continue to be laid back about taking even basic security measures to protect…
Mobile

Verizon launches the LG Lucid 3, a 4G LTE smartphone which won’t cost you anything

Verizon has introduced the LG Lucid 3, it's latest mid-range Android smartphone which will connect to its 4G LTE network. Best of all, if you don't mind signing up for two years, the Lucid 3 can be yours for free.
Music

Pandora sued by US music labels over royalties for pre-1972 tracks

Five music labels are suing Pandora, accusing it of failing to pay royalties on music used by its service that was recorded before 1972. The labels describe it as "massive commercial exploitation" while Pandora says it's "confident" in its…
Mobile

HTC wants some of Samsung’s Galaxy magic, recruits former marketing star to help

HTC is once again looking to turn its fortunes around using a strong marketing campaign. This time, it has reportedly brought the man behind Samsung's Galaxy brand onboard to help it do so.
DT Daily

DT Daily: iRobot Ava 500 telepresence robot, a very odd electric motorcycle, Star Wars set in danger 2:56

Today on DT Daily: No need to go to the office with the new iRobot Ava 500 telepresence robot, a very odd electric motorcycle and an old Star Wars movie set is about to get Duned.
Social Media

Police raid home searching for owner of Twitter account mocking mayor

Probably overkill when it comes to identifying the owner of a parody Twitter account, police searched an Illinois home and grabbed all the electronics in order to find out who's been mocking the mayor.
Home Theater

Amazon to add Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime to Fire TV voice search

Likely useful if you are an early adopter of the Fire TV streaming set-top box, Amazon is adding three new partners to the voice search platform in order to expand the content library beyond Amazon Instant Video.
Gaming

Transcendence Review

Johnny Depp isn’t the only thing wrong with Transcendence, but his cold, emotionless portrayal of a thinking, feeling machine forms the hollow core of a sterile film.
Computing

Here’s how the Heartbleed bug scurried into the hearts and minds of millions

The Heartbleed bug is one of the most serious security flaws ever, and it existed unknown for roughly two years prior to its discovery. How did such a severe flaw manage to slip into a widely used security protocol?