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Coin Launches its iOS App, Android App Coming September 25 [Gallery]

After a delay, some bad press coverage, and some subsequent backpedaling, Coin, the connected credit card company, has made a commitment to transparency going forward. Today, the startup launched its iOS app, available as a free download for users in the App Store. If you’ve already pre-ordered a Coin, you can download the app to [...]

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You’ll Be Shocked By this New Wearable Gadget

There are plenty of wearable gadgets designed to track your behaviors. But this wristband is the first that doles out consequences—and rewards—for your behavior, in addition to the tracking capabilities (via smartphone) everyone wants. Pavlok, “a personal coach on your wrist,” holds you accountable for whatever goals you have for yourself, fitness or otherwise (like [...]

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LG Has a Circular Smartwatch Too, Set to Go Head-to-Head with Moto 360 Next Week

With all the hype the Moto 360 smartwatch has been getting in recent months, one manufacture was tired of being left out of the party. After just releasing its first Android Wear smartwatch in June, LG has another contender it’s set to announce next week at IFA in Berlin. This go around, they’re rounding out [...]

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The Latest Stats Show Android 4.4 KitKat Running on 21% of Devices; Jelly Bean Still King

As of earlier this week, the latest version of Android, version 4.4 KitKat, was installed and running on 21% of devices worldwide. KitKat was first released in October of last year, making it 10 months old. By contrast, Android Jelly Bean, version 4.1.x, is still the dominant version most users are running, boasting an installed [...]

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Two Ways to Read Your Facebook Messages Without Downloading ‘Messenger’ App

Earlier this month, Facebook rolled out a new change to its mobile apps that requires you to download the Facebook Messenger app in order to read and respond to messages sent on its network. That move caused concern for a lot of folks, considering the exhaustive list of permissions the Messenger app requires. Many have [...]

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How To Train Your Brain With Games

Playing was encouraged when we were kids. It helped us learn things about the world—play helped us think and grow. So what happened? I’ll tell you: work. But you still need to challenge your brain to be your best. Bring back play and improve your gray matter with these three brain-building apps: Elevate: Your Personal [...]

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Moto 360 Smartwatch Price and Features Confirmed Early by Best Buy

Over the weekend, a product page for the Moto 360 smartwatch went live for a short time on Best Buy’s website. It’s since been pulled down, but not before the Internet took screenshots. From the product page, we’ve gleaned a complete list of features, as well as a $249 price for the upcoming Android Wear-powered [...]

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Motorola Plans September 4th Event to Unveil New Moto X, Moto G, and Moto 360 Smartwatch

The first part of September is shaping up to be a huge week for smartphone announcements this year. On September 3rd, Samsung will show off the latest Galaxy Note 4 for the first time. We now know that the next day, Motorola has its own press event scheduled in Chicago to announce the new Moto [...]

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Finally, Coin Prepares to Ship Pre-Ordered Cards to Backers

Back in November 2013, I told you about a new product called Coin — a smart card that digitally “stores” your credit and debit card information and when you go to make a purchase, can be set to use any of your specified cards. It solves the issue of carrying multiple cards around in your [...]

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How to: Stop Videos from Automatically Playing in the Facebook App for Android

Facebook users with the official iOS or Android app: this one’s for you. Well, more specifically, this post is for Android users. iPhone peeps: we’ll have part 2 coming soon for you. [Link will be here] If you’re tired of scrolling down through your News Feed and having videos automatically start playing, the good news [...]

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