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The Napwell Knows When You Are Sleeping, Then Coaxes You Awakeview story

http://techcrunch.com – Is this the year of the sleep mask? Napwell thinks so. The Boston-based company is creating a napping mask that allows you to grab some shut-eye and wake up gently as lights inside the mask slowly rouse you from your slumber. The device lets you set a nap duration and then nod off. Once you reach the end of your nap the mask slowly lights up with a diffuse, calming light that simulates sunrise. (IT news)

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2013: The Year of the Linux on the…Everythingview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – In the Linux community we love predicting that “this is the year of Linux in cars, or in gaming, or yes, even the desktop.” But in fact, this was the year of Linux in everything. From smartphones, tablets,   consumer appliances and cars, to the open cloud and high-performance computers, to gaming platforms and more, Linux was, and is, literally everywhere. (General)

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Question about virtual surround 7.1 sound in logitech G430 headsetview story

http://www.overclock.net –  "In games should I select "head phones" or "surround sound"? I have the dolby 7.1..." (Hardware)

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Samsung HomeSync now compatible with a few non-Samsung devicesview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Samsung’s HomeSync has only been available to Galaxy devices, but a recent updated finally allows a few non-Samsung devices to get in on the action. The list isn’t large, but it includes the HTC One, Butterfly, Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia SP, Optimus G Pro, and the Nexus 4. Of course, just about every Samsung Galaxy device, whether tablet or phone, is already covered. (IT news)

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Why Microsoft Had No Choice But To Buy Nokia’s Smartphone Business In One Chartview story

http://techcrunch.com – Microsoft is set to close on a deal to purchase the vast majority of Nokia’s handset business in the first quarter of 2014. (IT news)

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QXDM logs on the Samsung Galaxy S4 using Windows 7 PCview story

http://forum.xda-developers.com – QXDM logs on Samsung Galaxy S4: Precondition: 1. Samsung Galaxy S4 phone 2. USB cable 3. QXDM and QPST should be installed on the Windows PC. 4. Select USB debugging on the Mobile Phone Note: Steps to enable Developers options->USB debugging on Samsung Galaxy phone: 1. Go to Settings ->More->About Device 2. Tap on the Build number 3-5 times. 3. (HowTos)

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General S3 does NOT kill SD cards...view story

http://androidforums.com – You READ that correctly. This is lengthy, but very informative... I have had my S3 since April 2013, installed my SanDisk 32GB Class 10 on 4.1.2. I have NEVER had an issue with my SD card or any other issues other than trying to make my battery last longer by disabling certain apps from running. (General)

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Amazing! Best buy employees...view story

http://forums.androidcentral.com – ...STILL have No CLUE about the G pad! I went to 4(!) best buys, the last one being out of town before I found a display set up. At all 4, nobody knew anything about them & when I asked, went straight to the Lenovo tablet. I don't know where I read it, but someone said that the found a display in the cell phone section. (HowTos)

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for December 16, 2013view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. (IT news)

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[Q] Unrooted WiFi hotspot solution?view story

http://forum.xda-developers.com – Hi, I have given my father and sister a nexus 5 and they are quite happy with it. because they aren't into rooting, the phones are unrooted. What is a good reliable app for wifi hotspot on unrooted pure android? (i use cm in built so i havent looked into this) I need something free and preferably OSS so that it is well vetted by the community. Thanks. (HowTos)