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Leaked screenshots reveal massive Material Design overhaul for Play Store

But will the focus on big, beautiful images come at the expense of user experience?

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Wearables Right or Wrong? Smartwatches and traditional watches will never merge

In Episode 8 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips riffs on Apple's not-so-luxurious iWatch plans, the opposing goals of smartwatches and wristwatches, and vexing Android Wear navigation.

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Android screen mirroring via Chromecast turns TVs into road-warrior productivity tools

Now you can project a phone or tablet's display onto an HDTV, providing another option to increase productivity for mobile workers.

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Google flips on Android mirroring for Chromecast

Select phones and tablets can now beam their screens to the television.

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Google to ship first Project Ara developer boards in July

Google will hold its second Project Ara developer conference in November.

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First Android Wear smartwatches shipping now as war for your wrist winds up

Google's bid for wearable tech dominance has begun as the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live start shipping.

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Samsung expects slower smartphones market growth and competition to hit profits

Samsung Electronics said it is facing increased competition in China and Europe

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Microsoft's Windows to aid PC market revival in 2015

Gartner projects Windows XP upgrades will stop the PC market bleeding next year.

Study: FAA's ruling on smartphones during takeoff has had little impact

Airlines have seen almost no increase in the use of smartphones, tablets, and laptops among passengers since the Federal Aviation Administration ruled in October that they are now allowed to do so during takeoff and landing. But that's likely to change over time.

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Samsung waves white flag on content push, closes Video Hub

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Video, music and books are still important, but partnerships are the way forward for Samsung

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HTC's Q2 earnings rebounds on flagship phone

The company's second quarter net profit was up 80.8 percent

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Google makes way for wearables with Play Services update

New APIs make it easier it to communicate with apps running on Android-based wearables.

Wearables Right or Wrong? Android Wear redefines the smartwatch

In Episode 7 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips sets his crosshairs directly on Android Wear, Google's new OS designed just for wrist wearables.

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China's Xiaomi reports booming smartphone sales

The company shipped nearly four times as many smartphones in the first half as it did a year earlier.

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Samsung's S5 mini: Slimmer and slower than S5, but still scans fingerprints

The S5 mini also has the heart-rate monitor and waterproofing of its larger brother

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India a hotbed for next-generation smartphones on the cheap

Google, Microsoft and Mozilla have all partnered with local vendors

Google, broadening its reach, tries for a snazzier look

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The company aims for a prettier and more consistent look for software with Android L