Sense 6 Gets Ported Onto Nexus 5If there is one perk to owning a Nexus handset is that updates are typically pushed to your device first. That and the fact that you’re running the stock version of Android means that there is no unnecessary lag from overly fancy user interfaces that OEMs like to install on their phones. That being said, if you’re getting bored of the default Android UI and want to shake things up a bit, you might be interested to learn that the Sense 6 UI from HTC has been ported onto the Nexus 5.

For those who have the Nexus 5 and don’t mind taking the HTC Sense 6 UI for a spin, you can head on over to the XDA forums to find out more and to download the ROM. However we should note that the Sense 6 ROM for the Nexus 5 is currently in its alpha stages meaning that there not all of its functions are working.
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God Of War Collection Arriving For The PS VitaThe God of War franchise has been pretty much a staple when it comes to games exclusive to Sony’s PlayStation platform, a franchise which we’re sure made many gamers take out their wallets and purses to purchase a PlayStation console or a PS Vita handheld console just for the game specifically (much like how Titanfall helped boost Xbox One sales).
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Games like Battlefield and Call of Duty are typically very fast-paced games, meaning that there is a sense of urgency required when you play it, versus other games like RPGs which can be slightly slower-paced. That being said it’s interesting that the latest Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC has chosen Snoop Dogg (isn’t it Snoop Lion now?) to lend his voice to help announce your kills.

Yes, you read that right, the celebrity rapper will now be able to voice your Call of Duty: Ghosts games if this particular DLC pack is something you might be interested in. We have to admit that it’s a pretty refreshing take on the game and might appeal to those who are huge fans of his music. According to the DLC’s description, “Have Snoop narrate each of your firefights, call in your killstreaks, and alert you to enemy activity.”
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ETA For Project Aras Release Set For January 2015So today Google’s Project Ara Developer Conference kicked off and while we’re sure many developers are being treated to the sights of the device and some of the possibilities that it could bring to the table, we’re sure end-users such as ourselves and our readers are probably wondering when will the Ara device be released to the public?

Well the good news is that users won’t have to wait too long because according to Google, they revealed that they are planning to release the first batch of Ara devices in January 2015. We should note that this is only an ETA and given that there is still a lot of time between now until January 2015, things could happen in between that could possibly delay the release, but for now we have a rough date to look forward to.
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Mysterious Sony D6603 Spotted In ScreenshotSmartphone OEMs typically release flagship devices once or twice a year at most, and in between they tend to release devices that aren’t as powerful with low-mid ranged specs to appeal to a broader group of customers, which is why a recently leaked screenshot for a certain Sony D6603 has us scratching our heads and wondering what could be Sony’s game plan?

The image was originally spotted on Digi-Wo which revealed the model number D6603. This model number has been sighted before on benchmarks which revealed the handset to pack specifications that are very close to Sony’s latest flagship handset, the Sony Xperia Z2 (D650X).
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HTC One M8s Dual Lens Setup Draws Interest From Huawei And Lenovo [Rumor]It wasn’t too long ago that HTC officially released the HTC One M8 and one of the device’s more unique selling points, apart from its aluminum build and BoomSound front-facing stereo speakers, is the fact that it comes with an Ultrapixel sensor and a dual-lens setup. For those unfamiliar, this setup allows users to edit the focus of their photos even after snapping them, much like the Lytro camera.

However while the feature is pretty novel and interesting, our review found that the camera’s images weren’t exactly up to scratch when blown up. Perhaps on a smaller screen and for web use it’s great, but if you wanted to print them or perhaps use it as a wallpaper, that’s when some of the flaws of the camera can be seen.
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Apple Participates In Smartphone Anti Theft Voluntary ProgramSmartphone theft is on the rise and lawmakers are doing whatever they can to help discourage thieves from stealing more smartphones. This has resulted in certain lawmakers pushing for carrier and smartphone manufacturers to equip their phones with kill switches, thus ultimately rendering the phone useless if a theft were to occur, which in turn would hopefully discourage thieves.

While we’ve yet to see the widespread adoption of the kill switch (it has been proposed in the state of California), Apple has recently decided to throw its name behind a new initiative along with a handful of other Android OEMs that basically see smartphones manufactured after 2015 include a series of anti-theft features.
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BlackBerry And NantHealth Team Up For Healthcare Specific SmartphoneWe’ve heard of smartphones designed for security purposes, but what about smartphones designed for professionals in the healthcare industry? Is there even such a thing? Wouldn’t such a device be more focused on apps instead? Well according to the reports, it seems that jumping into healthcare could be one of the avenues that BlackBerry is exploring.

According to reports, BlackBerry has recently invested into NantHealth, and together with the company, they are expected to create a smartphone that specifically targets professionals working in the health industry. In a way it’s sort of like how BlackBerry appealed to enterprise and government users back when they were at the top of their game.
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Lenovo FLEX 2 Laptops AnnouncedLenovo has recently announced that they have added two new computers to their FLEX lineup in the form of the FLEX 2. The FLEX 2 laptops will come in two different sizes, a 14-inch display ora 15.6-inch display, but apart from the difference in display sizes, both laptops are expected to feature the same hardware internally.

So what makes Lenovo’s FLEX 2 laptops so unique? Well as the name would suggest, the laptops are flexible, sort of. The display can be tilted all the way around at a 300 degree angle, meaning that it sort of acts like a tablet on a stand, and thanks to its touchscreen display and Windows 8.1, we guess it sort of is like a tablet.
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Lenovo Z40 & Z50 Entertainment Focused Laptops AnnouncedLaptops can be used for a variety of different things. It can be used primarily for work, or it can be used for entertainment purposes. Sure, a home theater PC setup would probably be ideal but for those on the go or for students who want to enjoy some music or movies before classes, laptops are probably a better way to go about it.

If that describes you or someone you know, Lenovo might have something for you guys in the form of their Z40 and Z50 laptops, which according to the company will be entertainment-focused. This is evidenced with the laptop’s sporting an optional Full HD 1920×1080 display. It will also pack a Dolby Home Theater sound system and will be powered by AMD’s APUs as well the option to go for AMD’s R7 GPU if gaming is what you’re after.
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