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FLARE – Free, Open-Source Action Role-Playing Gameview story

http://www.tuxarena.com – FLARE is a really beautiful free and open-source 2D role-playing game which allows you to choose from various classes, each with their own strengths, buy new weapons and fight hordes of enemies in a fantasy world. FLARE stands for Free/Libre Action Roleplaying Engine and takes place in a fantasy universe. (IT news)

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AT&T bumps 10GB to 15 for mobile share value customersview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – As of yesterday, AT&T is offering Mobile Share Value customers 15GB for the price of 10 or a limited time. That’s right, for the $100 per month price tag that normally comes with 10GB you’ll get an extra five. (IT news)

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Google introduces criteria for mobile-friendly sitesview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – On a mobile device, we prefer mobile sites. It just makes sense to view content in a correctly-formatted way to better the viewing experience. If not, everything is far too see and requires a lot of zooming and panning. To prevent any hassle, Google has introduced a criteria for mobile-friendly sites. (IT news)

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Android 5.0 Lollipop spotted on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – We can expect a fair amount of Samsung devices to receive a software update to Lollipop. The latest round of devices, such as the Galaxy S 5 and Galaxy Note 4, are locked-in to get the update. Today, we are learning that the Galaxy Note 3 is en route to do so as well. A video posted by SamMobile shows Android 5.0 running on the Galaxy Note from 2013. (IT news)

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Google acquires RelativeWave and makes the developer’s $80 app cost nothingview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – RelativeWare, the developer behind the app Form, has been acquired by Google. The developer announced today that it is joining Google, but development of Form will continue. Never heard of Form? It is an app available in the Mac App Store that mirrors an iOS app’s design while being worked on simultaneously. (IT news)

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Some of the specs for the Huawei P8 leakedview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – With the Huawei Ascend P7 having its time on the market, Huawei is looking at readying its successor. The P8 most likely won’t be debuted until next year — earliest suggested time of debut is CES 2015. Even so, the rumored specs have the device as being a pretty solid device.  The device is rumored to have a 5.2-inch 1080p display. (IT news)

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Amazon releases Android apps for Echo and Fire TVview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – For many of its services, Amazon keeps support limited to in-house devices. The upcoming Echo digital assistant and Fire TV Stick, though, have dedicated apps available in the Play Store. Amazon traditionally acknowledges Android as a whole much later to push its own hardware. (IT news)

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Nest debuts comical ads for its range of productsview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – The holidays are here and we could all use some laughter. Nest has gone ahead to provide some laughs with four new advertisements. The products featured across the four commercials are the Dropcam, Thermostat, and Protect. It shows that the products are loved by many; however, some individuals (and a dog) question what exactly the products’ purpose are. (IT news)

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TC Droidcast Episode 27: Nexus 6 Is Too Big And Nokia N1 Is Too iPadview story

http://techcrunch.com –  This week on the Droidcast, it’s Darrell Etherington, Greg Kumparak, and Engadget’s Chris Velazco, and we’re talking in more detail about the Nexus 6 now that the full reviews are out. Bottom line: It’s big. We also tackle Nokia’s return to hardware with an Android-powered tablet, and Google’s acquisition of an iOS prototyping company. (IT news)

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Square Register Now Available Globally On Android And iOSview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Last week, when Square started pre-orders for its chip-and-PIN-based hardware to upgrade the current mag-stripe equipment, we said it was probably a sign that the company was finally going to turn on more international services into regions like Europe, where the newer system reigns supreme. Looks like that’s just what Square has quietly started to do. (IT news)

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Researchers Train Computers To Make Up Magic Tricksview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic but what if the technology actually creates magic? A group of researchers at the Queen Mary University of London have trained a computer to create magic tricks using puzzle pieces and cards that are reproducible by humans. This isn’t HAL sawing a woman in half, however. (IT news)

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Motorola’s New $25 Dongle Helps You Find Your Lost Keys, Unlocks Your Phoneview story

http://techcrunch.com –  I don’t know what’s going on at Motorola lately, but I dig it. Between launching a Bluetooth headset that looks like something straight out of Her and making temporary tattoos that can unlock your phone, they’ve been getting all sorts of experimental as of late. (IT news)