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May

Snake’s original creator is launching a sequel to the classic game on Android this month


Taneli Armanto, the creator of the classic Snake game, is working on a brand new version of the game, set to come to Android on May 14th of this year. The game is called Snake Rewind, and it’s built in partnership with game studio Rumilus Design.

Much like the original game you used to play on your Nokia feature phone, the premise is still the same with Snake Rewind – grow the snake as long as you can and try to avoid hitting any walls. But in case you do end up crashing, Snake Rewind will let you rewind your snake so you can continue with your game. The new game features ten different levels, each with distinct visuals and music, as well as many different types of special fruit, each with unique powers and effects.

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Here are a few other features the new game will bring to the table:

  • Fruit Store where boosters and items can be upgraded and purchased, using fruit that you collect while playing!
  • Compete against other players for higher scores and rankings on the leaderboards, connect with friends on Facebook!
  • Fill the whole screen with the snake and find out what happens then!

Snake Rewind will be available this month on Android for free, though there will be a few in-app purchases available inside the game.



6
May

Google now bigger on mobile than desktop, company says


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As the mobile industry grows, so does Google, it seems. The search giant announced that users are now searching more on mobile than desktops in ten countries. The company mentioned that the US and Japan were on the list, but refuses to reveal the other eight.

Smartphones are certainly a major part of this statistic, but tablet searches are included as well. Adapting to this new change, Google will be rolling out a new smartphone-friendly ad format that will be richer and more engaging than the traditional mouse clicks of AdWords.

The highlight of this new format are automotive and hotel ads. Automotive ads will feature a beautiful gallery of a car, and tapping on it will reveal more information, such as estimated MPG and local dealerships, all in a single ad. Similarly, hotel ads will show availability, users reviews, prices, pictures, and even take you to a partner’s website to seamlessly book a room.

One thing is for certain: mobile is quickly reaching new heights. Could traditional computers go the way of the dinosaur? What do you think of this new ad format for mobile devices? Let us know in the comments.

via: The Verge
source: Google

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6
May

Sony’s original series ‘Powers’ renewed for a second season


Sony has announced it is bringing Powers back for a second season. And, all things considered, it’s easy to see why. As an entertainment platform, the future of PlayStation’s original programming depends heavily on the success of Powers, a series based on the comic book story from Brian Michael Bendis. Thankfully for Sony, after premiering back in March, Powers quickly became a favorite for viewers and rose to the top of the charts on PlayStation Network. The company says season two is scheduled to debut in the US next year, although it didn’t provide a specific time frame. In a statement, President of Programming and Development at Sony Pictures Television, Jamie Erlicht, said the new chapter will “broaden the Powers universe and bring even more of the fan-favorite characters and storylines to life.”

Filed under: Home Entertainment, Internet, HD, Sony

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Via: Polygon

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

6
May

Reddit creates a team devoted to original videos


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Reddit is about to host a lot more than links and comments. The social site is launching a dedicated team that will produce original video content. It’ll initially focus on bringing the spirit of Ask Me Anything sessions to video, but it’ll eventually look at covering stories from subreddits and individual users — if you’ve seen the “Explain Like I’m Five” adaptation, that’s a hint at where Reddit is going. It’s hard to tell if this will click with a community that’s more about impromptu discussions than slick presentations, but Reddit is clearly willing to find out whether or not there’s money to be made in moving pictures.

Filed under: Internet

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Source: The Verge

6
May

Toyota’s hydrogen car to sell on just eight lots come October


Inside Toyota Motor Corp. Mirai Fuel-cell Powered Vehicle Showroom And Iwatani Corp. Hydrogen Gas Station

Toyota’s new hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle (FCV), dubbed the Mirai, will be hitting dealer lots this October…all eight of them. The car company announced today that only select lots throughout California will actually be taking stock based on their previous advanced technology vehicle sales as well as the relative development of hydrogen infrastructure in their areas. The Mirai starts at $57,500, though with state and federal tax credits you’re looking closer to $45,000 (plus free hydrogen for “up to three years”). You can check one out in person at San Francisco Toyota, Roseville Toyota, Stevens Creek Toyota, Toyota of Sunnyvale, Longo Toyota, Toyota Santa Monica, Toyota of Orange and Tustin Toyota. The company plans to produce just 200 units to start though it hopes to sell as many as 3,000 Mirai by the end of 2017.

[Image credit: Getty]

Filed under: Transportation

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Via: Autoblog

Source: Toyota USA

6
May

OtterBox Mother’s Day sale, 10% off sitewide


sam2-galaxy-s5-byo-1049-1226-17This Mother’s Day, OtterBox is offering 10% off sitewide to help you deliver the perfect gift.

Whether Mom just needs something to cover her screen or is a complete butterfingers and could use all the protection she can get, OtterBox has her covered. They offer a custom level of shielding for almost every device, from the rough & rugged housing of their Defender series all the way down to their barely-there Alpha glass screen protectors.

Shop for Mom, now!

Valid through 5/10/15. Excludes Samsung Galaxy S6.

See more at deals.androidguys.com

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6
May

Motorola rolls out maintenance update for some devices


 

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Motorola is rolling out a new maintenance update to fix an emergency dialing bug for the first and second-gen Moto X, Nexus 6, Droid Turbo, Moto Maxx/Turbo, Droid Ultra, and Moto X Pro.

The bug this update fixes only happens in rare situations, such as having an encrypted phone with “PIN to start” enabled. When you power on the phone and use the emergency dialer shortcut, you will be able to hear the dispatcher, but the dispatcher cannot hear you, Motorola says.

The bug mainly happens when you go straight for the emergency dialer shortcut upon startup. In most cases, the problem can be avoided by keeping your smartphone powered on. When the phone is fully powered on, the issue is avoided, Motorola says. If your phone isn’t powered on, and you have PIN-to-start enabled, simply entering the PIN and waiting for the phone to finish booting up will avoid the issue.

The update should be coming your way soon, if it hasn’t already. Have you experienced this problem? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

via: GSM Arena
source: Motorola

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6
May

Samsung PRO Plus and EVO Plus memory cards to launch this month


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Samsung announced two new SD and microSD memory solutions, the PRO Plus and the EVO Plus. Both are set to launch some time this month.

The company’s PRO Plus memory solution is designed to handle high-res photos and 4k content from all of your usual devices–DSLRs, smartphones, tablets, and almost anything that can use a SD or microSD card. This particular card only comes in 32GB and 64GB models, but has excellent read and write speeds up to 95MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively.

As for the EVO Plus memory card, it is similar to the PRO Plus, but is lower spec’d. It is equipped to meet your day-to-day use–photos, video content, you name it. However, the read and write speeds are a lot slower at 80MB/s and 20MB/s, respectively. The EVO Plus cards are available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB models; perfect for the traveler who doesn’t have access to a consistent Internet connection.

There was no word on pricing, but they will launch this month. Both seem like excellent solutions for expandable memory, especially the PRO Plus and its ability to efficiently store and transfer 4K content.

What do you think of Samsung’s new memory solutions? Let us know in the comments below!

source: Samsung Tomorrow

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6
May

Google I/O 2015 schedule now live and available to view


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The schedule for Google I/O 2015 is now up and available to view. As you might be familiar with from past events, Google will be kicking off the two-day event with a two-hour keynote, followed by a day filled with exciting breakout sessions!

On the website, you’ll be able to create your own custom Google I/O 2015 schedule (e.g. such as breakouts you plan on attending), and get notifications on devices you sign-in with. There’s a lot of exciting sessions to cover, so be sure to fit in as much as you can!

If you weren’t one of the lucky ones to get tickets, Google will be live streaming some of the sessions, so you won’t miss out on it entirely. There’s going to be a lot of exciting stuff going on at the event, so be sure to stay tuned to Talk Android, as we’ll be giving you the scoop as news trickles out of the event.

Are you excited for this year’s event? Be sure to let us know what you’re anticipating in the comments!

source: Google I/O

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6
May

Deal: HTC Evo 4G LTE and one month of unlimited service from FreedomPop for $79.99


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Customers shouldn’t have to pay an arm and a leg every month just to use their smartphones. There are a few mobile carriers out there who have been trying to eliminate extra monthly costs for their customers, but few have brought down their prices as much as FreedomPop, the Californian mobile service provider. Normally a 4G LTE-capable smartphone with a data plan can cost upwards of $50 or so, and that’s after purchasing the smartphone separately. However, in a new promotion from FreedomPop, you’ll be able to score yourself a 4G LTE smartphone and one month of unlimited service for just $79.99.

The smartphone being offered by the carrier is a certified pre-owned HTC Evo 4G LTE, and with your order, you’ll get a one-month free trial of the carrier’s Unlimited Everything plan, which includes unlimited calling, texting and data – no strings attached. When your free trial is up, you can either downgrade to the 100% free monthly plan (200 minutes, 500 texts, 500MB of data per month), or take advantage of any of the carrier’s other affordable plans. Other plans include unlimited talk, text and 500MB of data for $10.99 per month, or go with the Unlimited Everything plan for $19.99 per month.

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As for the smartphone, the HTC Evo 4G LTE comes with a 4.7-inch 720p display, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 32GB and an 8MP rear-facing camera. This certainly isn’t the most powerful smartphone on the market, but this may be a great option for children or older folks who want to try out a smartphone for the first time. It’s also great for use as a secondary line, or for those who are tight on money at the moment.

Are you interested in this deal? If so, head to the link below, enter your information, and FreedomPop will send you the smartphone and your SIM card – you don’t even have to pay for shipping. As always, if you have any questions regarding this deal, be sure to leave a comment below so we can help you out. Interested in Freedompop but want a more upscale device? Also be sure to check out the AA Deals Store’s offer for a Nexus 5 running on FreedomPop for $200.

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