Localytics: Samsung Galaxy S5 Is 0.7% Of All Android Powered SmartphonesIt has just been a week since the Samsung Galaxy S5 hit all of the major markets worldwide, and what a week it has been – the flagship smartphone from Samsung that is waterproof has managed to make up 0.7% of all Android-powered smartphones that are in the market already, thanks to its April 11th release across 125 countries around the world.


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Bing In Classroom Arrives At All U.S. SchoolsMicrosoft intends to do their bit in giving the next generation of kids a taste of the Bing search engine by offering the ad-free Bing for Schools search engine across all schools in the U.S. This would cover all eligible kindergarten to 12th grade schools, and it will happen right after the pilot stage of this program is completed, with the first run having occurred across five large public school districts.


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Google Street View Lets You Perform ‘Time Travel’If there is one thing that is certainly impossible at this point in time, it would be time travel, as the most brilliant brains around have yet to “crack” this particular “code” to have us turn back the clock and change history. Well, pseudo-time travel might be a possibility, thanks to the folks over at Google who allows you to see how a particular place has changed in time as you explore Street View imagery in Google Maps for desktop.


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Bloom Necklace for Misfit Shine Activity Tracker
While Nike is busy firing its wearable team, Misfit is still ramping up its product lineup. Shine is my favorite activity tracker band for three reasons: it is the most elegant to wear, it features an unbeatable battery life (months vs. days or week) and it is one of the most comfortable to wear. Additionally, it can be worn with various bands or necklaces and that’s the key when it comes to fashion and style: people need to be different and have endless choices.

When I met Misfits CEO Sonny Wu, he told me that the majority of wearable tech products are “designed by Silicon Valley engineers for Silicon Valley engineers” meaning that most current wearable devices are created with a pretty narrow sense of style and usability. Although I am amazed by the innovations in that field, I tend to agree with the statement.

Today, the company launched Bloom, an elegant stainless steel pendant decorated with delicate floral patterns. Bloom easily clips to your Shine, thanks to its magnetic body. The Bloom necklace is available today for $79.99, and you will be able to find it at BestBuy later this spring.


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OnePlus Marketing Stunt Asks The Public To Smash The PastThe OnePlus One handset has been officially announced and we’re sure based on its hardware specifications as well as the fact that the phone will come preinstalled with CyanogenMod that Android users are very interested in it. If there is one complaint that Android users have is that OEMs tend to add to own skin and themes to their phones, which in some cases are truly unnecessary and adds to a bad experience.

The OnePlus One aims to do away with that, thanks to CyanogenMod, and the good news is that if you had your eye on the handset, you might be interested to learn that the folks at OnePlus are pulling some kind of marketing stunt in which if you are willing to film yourself smashing your old phone to pieces, you will be able to pick up the brand new OnePlus One handset for only a dollar.
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GTA 5 Source Code Hints At Jetpacks [Rumor]Good days Grand Theft Auto V gamers, it seems that you guys could soon be getting a jetpack in the game, assuming that the source code does indeed indicate at that possibility. This was discovered by Chr0m3 x MoDz who is a member of the Se7enSins community, and in the source code he discovered several references made to a jetpack.

Of course there’s no way of knowing if the jetpack is indeed real, but there are signs that point to it. For example one of the secret’s of Grand Theft Auto V involves a certain Mount Chiliad mural. In the mural it appears that there are several etchings that depict certain items, like a jetpack, an egg, and what appears to be a UFO.
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Modding games is nothing new and in the past, we have seen how mods have changed games. Some mods are more utility-based while some truly transform the game into something else entirely, like how Skyrim mods have actually improved the graphics of the game, making it look completely unrecognizable.

That being, YouTuber boblester122 has put together a video in which Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV game has been given a slight mod by introducing Elsa, the Snow Queen character from the animated film, Frozen. It’s actually a little bizarre to see Elsa run around shooting guns and firing off rockets, all the while the theme song, Let It Go, is playing the background.
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Mario Kart 8 Demo Rumored For Release Ahead Of Official GameMario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Wii U is currently pegged for a release on the 30th of May. This means that we still have a little over a month to go before we are able to get our hands on the game. Given that Mario Kart 8 is one of the highly anticipated titles from Nintendo, especially for the Wii U, safe to say many are itching to play the game.

However there is some good news and that is Nintendo is apparently planning on releasing a demo of Mario Kart 8 ahead of the game’s official release, meaning that gamers will be able to try out the game and get their fix before they head out and buy it. Unfortunately this is only a rumor at this point so there’s no telling if there is any truth to it.
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Borderlands For PS3 Going Offline Next MonthIn case you haven’t heard, GameSpy will be officially shuttering its doors on the 31st of May. No doubt this closes the door on an era in gaming, but what it also means for some gamers is that their favorite multiplayer games will no longer be function.

So far in terms of games that have been confirmed to be affected by this is Crytek’s Crysis 1 and 2. EA on the other hand is looking to transition older Battlefield titles to another server where they will remain playable, but the bad news for Borderlands gamers on the PS3 is that the game will be going offline in conjunction with GameSpy shutting down.
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iPod Lineup Could Be Replaced By iWatch, According To AnalystThe iWatch has been rumored about for a while now and a recent trademark filing has only fueled the rumors and speculation. Now based on what we know so far, the device is meant to be some kind of smartwatch with a health-focus. This is thanks to Apple’s hiring of health experts, not to mention rumors of a Healthbook app all seem to point in that direction.

However is it possible that Apple could be pushing for the iWatch to eventually replace the iPod lineup? Given that they’re both very different devices, does that even make sense? Well according to a research note from analyst Christopher Caso from Susquehanna Financial Group, he believes that the iWatch could eventually be what replaces the iPod.
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