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Amazon Prime to do what Netflix could not, get HBO content

The company has just announced a multi-year deal with HBO that will deliver much of the cable network’s past content to Amazon Prime Instant Video users. The library is pretty impressive to start, with the first content scheduled to drop as early as May 21st.

Now... +Amazon.com how about supporting the largest mobile operating system on the planet?
Suddenly, Amazon's recent price hike for Amazon Prime makes a whole lot of sense. The company has just announced a multi-year deal with HBO that will deliver much of the cable network's past content to Amazon Prime Instant Video users.
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Also a problem for Amazon Prime Video, they keep removing content from the free section. Most of my watch list used to be free but is now paid. As I understand it, Netflix cycles their content, but that's not the expectation that Amazon Prime Video has set up.
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There are lots of people at Facebook who are in the explorer program. Facebook is also a Google GLASS developer and had one of the first glassware. Just sayin'
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Sitting beside the VP of Facebook - "you're one of those Google guys..." While looking at my Glass. (My wife told her I don't like FB.) I laughed ;)

Edit: title was wrong. She's the Head of Global Safety and Policy
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I felt good, as I read this lovely post., I support your wife comment... Facebook is not identity safe, ect.. I ♡google.
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Google tweets screenshot of new Dialer app complete with blue action bar

It looks like the Google Nexus account may have inadvertently tweeted out an image of a new Android Dialer app, completely with fancy blue action bar.

I'm wondering if the Google Dialer is coming to Google Play or if it would be updated in the next version of Android.

#soon
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Just like how they accidentally caught a Nexus 5 taking pictures at Google HQ. 
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Thai food with +Noble Ackerson!

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Pad see eaw , pad kra pao, and nam tok are my favorites. 
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OnePlus One - a $299 flagship phone killer

All I have to say is shut up and take my money! Congrats +OnePlus.

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Finally Google+ users have there own phone!
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Glass updated to XE16.1

So far no random reboots and Glass seems more responsive.
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Ugh mine is unusable with hangups
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LG's G Watch is starting to look a whole lot nicer

There's plenty of new images and eye candy over on the newly launched G Watch website:  http://www.lg.com/global/gwatch

Apparently the display will always be on and the watch will be dust and water resistant. Oh. We also have a new color. Champagne.

#AndroidWear  
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+Chris Mayfield you know Mark? Lol so random seeing his name then clicking it and it's actually him.
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I love the camera in the OPPO Find 7a. I should have included a few long exposure shots in my review.
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+Derek Ross do you know if it's still pre-orders for the find 7a or not? I am trying to know if I will get the spare battery and the memory card if I order it now. Thank you. 
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Hangouts updated!

Yay! Hangouts was finally updated to merge SMS messages and Hangouts messages into the same conversation. If you don't like the merging of conversations, you can disable this though.
Quick app update for those of you who have taken a liking to Hangouts after recent updates. The first big change you'll want to know about is that you can finally merge Hangouts and SMS conversations.
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Great update! But still need ability to send more than one pic at a time! 
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I am an Android Enthusiast. I’m on the pulse of the latest Android news and write content about Android daily. I’m constantly scouring the Internet for the latest Android news, apps, games, Android ROMs, hacks, security, tips, tutorials and mobile devices. I’m a large supporter of our beloved Android Community and am always willing to help with anything Android related, just ask. Looking for Android phone or tablet cases? I love and use Cruzerlite on all of my devices.

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Amazon Prime Instant Video to get exclusive access to treasure trove of ...
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You’ll have to smash your current phone for an early chance to buy the O...
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OnePlus One officially, finally and fully unveiled
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It's been a veeeery long and arguably frustrating wait, but the OnePlus One has finally been unveiled for the world to see. The beaut you se

Nexbit Design
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Designing the nex bit thing for you!

Moonshine
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Android 4.5? Project Hera? Nope. It is officially time for a new look. Introducing, Moonshine. Inspired by Googles new layout, we decided to

New Hangouts update brings merged SMS/Hangout conversations, widget and ...
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Quick app update for those of you who have taken a liking to Hangouts after recent updates. The first big change you'll want to know about i

Oppo Find 7a Review
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Oppo’s latest flagship smartphone, the Find 7a - the younger brother of the upcoming Find 7, follows Oppo’s previous track record, bringing

Baby Ackerson
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My journey to the real world began on Google+

Swappa
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Swappa, buy and sell used mobile devices.

CyanogenMod 11S – OnePlus One UI showcased for all to see
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Earlier tonight we saw a supposed leak of the upcoming OnePlus One. The leak included press renders of the phone, a variety of back covers,

Moonshine UI themed icons now available on Google Play
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Earlier this week, we got a supposed sneak peak at Google's upcoming icon changes for a future version of Android, dubbed internally as Moon

Motorola working on an even lower spec’d Moto G, could it be the $100 Ne...
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Remember that rumor that Google might soon release a $100 Nexus? Well, a new lower spec'd Motorola phone is reportedly coming soon. Could th

[APK Teardown] Glass XE16 Settings App Exposes New Languages, Sync Setti...
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It seems like forever since we did our last teardown for Google Glass, but that doesn't mean there aren't a lot of things happening for the

Moonshine
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Android 4.5? Project Hera? Nope. It is officially time for a new look. Introducing, Moonshine. Inspired by Googles new layout, we decided to

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review
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Our complete Samsung Galaxy S5 Review and video breaks down every detail of the S5 and helps you decide if it's the phone for you. From hard

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OnePlus has announced that the initial ordering process for the OnePlus One will be an invitation-only affair. That's right -- you can only

Google Finance
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Finance for Android brings you streaming real-time quotes in this stock quote and portfolio application. It synchronizes with your Google Fi

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The Nexus Q app runs on any phone or tablet running Android system version 2.3.3 or later. You can use it with current versions of Google Pl

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Control your entire Google Fiber TV experience with the touch of your fingers. Find and discover TV shows and movies that are airing live, r

Great little Irish bar and grill. Enjoyed the food and music.
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Do not go here. They are very biased towards new technology. They allow patrons to use mobile phones to take photos or videos of other patrons. And they ask patrons to leave without fully understanding what a product does.
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Excellent frozen yogurt and equally awesome toppings. Great place to take your family for a treat.
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The most amazing cheese steaks you can get in the area. To be honest, typing this review makes me want one now. They get pretty busy around lunchtime, if ordering for delivery, order an hour ahead of time.
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Our room stunk of smoke and weed. Wasn't too impressed with the accommodations but staff were helpful.
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