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Nvidia’s Shield Tablet Is A Whole New Device With Android 5.0 And Grid Streaming Gamesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Nvidia’s Shield Tablet is among the first non-Nexus devices to get Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it starts rolling out today. I had a chance to spend some time with both the update and with Grid, Nvidia’s streaming Netflix for games that also launches in North America today, and both of these offer considerable improvements for Shield Tablet owners. (IT news)

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Music Hardware Maker ROLI Acquires JUCE, A Key Music Industry Frameworkview story

http://techcrunch.com –  ROLI, which makes the innovative Seaboard Grand, a completely new type of keyboard musical instrument, has acquired JUCE, a long-time C++ framework which has, over the last few years, come to be used by most of the leading audio companies such as Korg, Pioneer, Arturia, Akai Professional, and M-Audio. Terms were not disclosed. (IT news)

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Finexkap, Offering Working Capital to SMBs In France, Raises $22.5Mview story

http://techcrunch.com – Finexkap, a web platform offering working capital to small businesses in France, has now raised $22.5 million, comprising of a $7.5m Series A equity round and a further $15m, which will be used to finance the platform’s first flurry of deals. (IT news)

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AllUnite Pulls In $3.7M For Its iBeacon Alternative For In-Store Mobile Adsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Danish startup AllUnite, which uses the lure of free Wi-Fi to drive local adverts to people logging on within retail locations such as shopping centers, has closed a €3 million Series A funding round. Read More (IT news)

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digiKam Software Collection 4.5.0 Has Better Face Managementview story

http://spd.rss.ac – digiKam Software Collection, the digital photo management application for the KDE desktop and not only, which includes an image editor for photo corrections and manipulation, is now at version 4.5.0. The digiKam collection of tools has been getting important changes in the last few months, and this latest upgrade brings a few interesting features. (IT news)

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"This War of Mine" Action Game for Linux Is Inspired by Real Eventsview story

http://spd.rss.ac – This War of Mine, a beautifully rendered 2D action game inspired by real-life events and developed by 11 bit studios, has been released on Steam for Linux. The guys from 11 bit studios are mostly known for their tower defense games from the Anomaly series, but now they have ventured into a new genre. From the looks of it they have used the same engine, but the game has a different feel. (IT news)

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[Lollipop Bug] Adding a widget could freeze the launcherview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – You can’t expect a major update to be free of bugs, and Lollipop is no exception. A new bug has been found in that after adding a widget the launcher freezes followed by a transparent widget drawer and transparent launcher. Tapping the Home or Back buttons does nothing, but supposedly you can tap somewhere between the home and app drawer icon to stop it. (IT news)

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[Deal] HTC offering 50% off all phone accessories for this week’s Hot Dealview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – It’s the third week for HTC’s Hot Deals, so starting at 12:00 pm ET / 9:00 am PT, you can grab any phone accessory for 50% off. This is of course while supplies last, which we hope is more than what was included in the last two sales. (IT news)

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Google working on image recognition that can describe scenes and objectsview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Google is cconstantly working on improving their image search and recognition algorithms, and the latest research shows some really impressive results. (IT news)

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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Available for Pre-Purchase on Steamview story

http://www.tuxarena.com – Geometry Wars 3 is an arcade shooter with modes for single-player, multi-player and co-op. (IT news)

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Google encourages developers to use the newer Saved Games feature (Snapshots) instead of AppStateview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Back in 2013, Google Play Games launched giving developers the ability to implement game saves using the AppState API. The API made it easier for developers in that they didn’t need their own server for the saves. (IT news)

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Vamo Algorithmically Books You The Cheapest Multi-Stop Vacationview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Want to visit London, Paris, and Berlin, then blow off steam in Amsterdam? Expect a logistical nightmare trying to find the optimal route with the cheapest fights, trains, and hotels. (IT news)