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Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a different kind of war game

World War I is not really a popular subject for a game, but Ubisoft seems to have pulled it off (meaning, make a WWI game interesting) with “Valiant Hearts: The Great War”. The game has launched initially on console, PC and iOS – but now Android and Android TV users are finally getting a bite at this different kind of war game.

Get LTE up and running on your Nexus 4, even on Lollipop

If there’s one thing most consumers probably didn’t know about the Google Nexus 4 (manufactured by LG) is that it was initially intended to have LTE connectivity. But since Google was unable to get regulatory approval for LTE on the Nexus 4, they locked up the feature via an update on the radio firmware of the device.

Xiaomi’s App Store marks 10B downloads, set to go international

China-based manufacturer Xiaomi is on a real high these days after the announcement that they have surpassed Samsung as the manufacturer with the third largest shipping volume in Q3 of 2014. To cap that off, Xiaomi’s app market – the Mi App Store – is celebrating its 10 billionth download and the outfit is planning to go international with the store.

Google adds seven more Android apps to Chrome OS

Continuing its rather slow-paced expansion, Google has announced the addition of seven existing Android apps to the Chrome OS's supported roster. These Android apps, with very little to no change in their source code, will be able to run on any Chrome OS device, making it accessible from any device you might have at hand. Provided, of course, it's a Google device.

Holiday price shavings: Moto X 2nd Gen, Amazon Fire Phone [UPDATE]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fast approaching, and so are the crazy sales, discounts, and promos. In the spirit of the holiday, Motorola and Amazon have both done a little trimming of their flagship smartphones. But while Motorola is only doing a seasonal pass at the new Moto X, Amazon has seemingly gone all out and dropped the price of the Fire Phone by a considerable amount, hopefully for good.

HTC slashes Re camera price for Black Friday

HTC may be new in the digital camera business but it's determined to bring the Re camera to the market. Yes, HTC wants to make more sense by lowering the price of the periscope-shaped camera this Black Friday weekend. The device has just rolled out a few weeks ago and we're not sure how the public is receiving the camera but HTC is willing to make it more affordable.

Flic: wireless smart button is a purposeful little device

Smartphones have so many functions and features, but at times, it can be a bit too complicated, especially if you're in a hurry. Don't you just wish you had just one button to make your gadget do whatever you want? Well now there's a new product trying to get crowd-funded which will help you do just that. The Flic wireless smart button lets you program several tasks that it can do with just the push of a button, without holding your smartphone.

Luxury watch brands cracking on “fake” smartwatch faces

With the continued popularity of smartwatches, and especially those running on the Android Wear platform, we've also seen a rise of custom watch faces to make the wearables more elegant or exciting. A lot of sites and apps have been offering watchfaces imitating some of the top luxury brands like Tag Heuer, Rolex, Patek Philippe. But now the brands are fighting back not just against the "pirates" but even the OEMs themselves.

Metallic Samsung Galaxy A5 gets a Chinese release

We knew it wouldn't be long before Samsung tries to take its new metallic, unibody devices to other markets and it seems that one of its first stops is in China. The Galaxy A5, more formally known as the SM-A5000, has just landed on Samsung's Chinese web front in an attempt to bring a slightly familiar design (resembling some competitor's device) to a market that is increasingly getting dominated by Apple and Xiaomi.
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