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Leading into I/O, Google spells out Android Wear interactions

A Google developer advocate spells out some more information about how users will interact with Android Wear.

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Galaxy S5 upgraded with supercharged LTE-A and 2560x1440 screen, but only in South Korea

It's probably not coming here, but Samsung just announced its first smartphone with a quadHD display.

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Garmin targets Waze and Google Maps with Viago, a $2, upgradeable GPS app

It's still not free, but for just $2 how can you go wrong with Garmin Viago?

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Amazon's Appstore for Android triples in size in one year, tops 240,000 apps

It's not as big as Apple's App Store or Google Play, but Amazon still has a respectable stable of apps.

Department of Transportation wants control over your phone's navigation apps

Regulators already say they can regulate smartphone navigation apps but want that authority explicitly enshrined in law.

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Hands-on: Mozilla's Firefox OS web apps hit Android with native-like capabilities

Want to see what Mozilla's up to with Firefox OS? Check out the web-centric mobile platform's apps on your Android device.

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Google may join health data-tracking party with Google Fit

Apple's doing it, Samsung's doing it, and now Google wants to store your day-to-day health data too.

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Huawei bypassing carriers, selling directly to U.S. smartphone shoppers

Hoping to improve its popularity in the U.S., Huawei is selling the Ascend Mate 2 directly to U.S. customers via GetHuawei.com.

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Microsoft releases pre-release Outlook Web App for Android

Nearly a year after landing on iOS, Office 365 business users can try out a pre-release build of a native Outlook Web App for Android.

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Starbucks gears up for wireless charging support nationwide

Starbucks is taking incremental steps, yet again, as it plans a national rollout of Duracell Powermat wireless charging stations.

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Amazon stops taking pre-orders on Warner Bros. movies

Amazon appears to be involved with another supplier spat in addition to its ongoing conflict with publisher Hachette.

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OnePlus One launch delayed to fix critical OpenSSL bug

The OnePlus One was supposed to ship sometime in May, but a pesky newly discovered OpenSSL bug thwarted those plans.

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Apple says no to incentivized ad watching and social sharing in App Store crackdown

Apple is famous for its crackdowns on apps for various reasons, but this latest app purge may be a big win for users.

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'McLaren' Lumia phone may include Kinect-like '3D Touch' gesture control

We first heard about 3D Touch in November, but two new reports have a lot of detail to share about some new motion control features expected to land on Windows Phone.

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Snooze control: Google Now gets destination alarms for public transit

Never worry about missing your stop again with this recently spotted addition to Google Now.

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