Chinese Android Developers Can Now Release Paid Apps

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Google has announced that Chinese developers can now release paid Android apps on the Google Play Store, and these developers will be able to sell their apps to more than 130 countries around the world.

Previously the only way for Chinese developers to earn revenue from their applications was through adverts, they will now be able to offer paid applications and also apps with in app purchases.

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Tizen 2.3 Screenshots Leaked, Shows a Cleaner UI

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Samsung is rumored to launch an entry-level smartphone running their in-house mobile operating system Tizen, at least in India in the coming months. The Korean OEM has already launched the operating system with their Gear smartwatches.

Recently, some screenshots of the Tizen 2.3 operating system made their way on to the internet, showing a cleaner user interface, thanks to the folks at Tizen Indonesia.

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Librem 15 High End Open Source Laptop Launches On Crowd Supply (video)

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Anyone in the market for an open source laptop might be interested in giving the new Librem 15 more investigation over on the Crowd Supply crowd funding website with pledges starting from $1,449.

The Librem 15 open source laptop has designed to offer users a high end experience offering a 15.6 inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and comes complete with an open Kernel, operating system and software.

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Geek Pulse High Definition DAC And Headphone Amplifier Now Forever Funding (video)

Geek Pulse

If you missed out on the original Indiegogo crowd funding campaign that enabled the Geek Pulse high definition DAC and headphone amplifier to go into manufacture, but would still like to own one.

You will be pleased to know that the campaign has now moved into the ”Indiegogo Forever Funding” pilot program allowing those interested to now grab a final bargain before the prices are changed to reflect the full retail price on January 1st 2015.

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Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Launched (Video)

Gorilla Glass 4

Smartphone glass maker Corning, has announced the launch of their new Gorilla Glass 4, and they have designed their latest glass to be tougher than previous versions.

According to Corning, their new Gorilla Glass 4 is up to two times tougher than alternatives, and they have focused on making their new glass less susceptible to breaking when you drop your smartphone.

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New Seventh Son Trailer Released (video)

Seventh Son

A new trailer for the upcoming movie Seventh Son has been released this week providing a further glimpse of what you can expect from the new film once it launches early next year on February 26th 2015.

The Seventh Son is a fantasy film based on the novel The Spook’s Apprentice and is directed by Sergei Bodrov and stars Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges, and Julianne Moore.

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Starbucks Wireless Charging Launched In The US

Starbucks Wireless Charging

Starbucks has launched wireless charging in 200 of their stores in the US, the company has installed Powermat wireless chargers in their stores in the San Francisco Bay area.

The company plans to roll out the wireless charging feature to all of their stores throughout the US, and they also intend to expand the service to Europe and Asia before the end of the year.

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The COFFEEBOXX The World?s Toughest Coffee Maker (video)

Toughest Coffee Maker

Coffee drinkers that enjoy a brew whilst out and about and are looking for a rugged coffee maker that can take a few knocks and bumps, may be interested in a new design called COFFEEBOXX.

COFFEEBOXX has been specifically designed to perform in the toughest of places, allowing you to enjoy your brew where ever you maybe. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the COFFEEBOXX project and see it in action.

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Raspberry Pi Touchscreen 5 Inch Display BackPack Unveiled By Adafruit For $70

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Developers and makers that enjoy building projects using the Raspberry Pi mini PC, might be interested in a new 5 inch Raspberry Pi touchscreen display which has been unveiled by Adafruit this week.

The new Raspberry Pi touchscreen display is available in two versions with one being video only and the other video plus touch providing a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

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T-Mobile Nexus 9 LTE Coming Next Month

Nexus 9 LTE

The Google Nexus 6 recently launched on US mobile carrier T-Mobile, and now the company has announced that the Nexus 9 LTE tablet will launch with the carrier next month.

The Nexus 9 LTE tablet will go on sale with T-Mobile in early December, and the company will offer the device for $0 up front followed by 24 monthly payments of $24.99.

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Scion iM Hatchback Concept Debuts at LA Auto Show

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Scion has proven to be a popular car brand with people looking for interesting cars that have lower price tags. At the LA auto show Scion unveiled a new concept car that is destined for production called the iM. Scion has also noted that the iM will morph from concept version in LA to production ready version at the New York auto show.

Scion plans to put the iM into production and launch in the fall of 2015. That is a short turnaround for a vehicle to go from concept to dealerships. I’d wager what this means is that the car you see in the image here called a concept in LA is probably the actual production version of the car. The car gets 19-inch wheels and vented brake rotors with 4-piston front calipers.

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