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MediaTek announces Sensio 6-in-1 biosensor module for smartphones

Friday, December 15th, 2017


MediaTek has just announced a new smartphone biosensor module that can monitor 6 different health metrics. In addition to being able to measure a user's heart rate — which can honestly be done on any smartphone with a rear camera and flash — the MediaTek Sensio MT6381 can track heart rate variability, blood pressure, peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2), electrocardiography (ECG), and photoplethysmography (PPG). MediaTek hopes that manufacturers will begin to integrate Sensio into their devices in the future.

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MediaTek announces Sensio 6-in-1 biosensor module for smartphones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp passes 10 million installs on the Play Store in just 23 days

Friday, December 15th, 2017

It can take quite a while for an app to reach a significant milestone. That is, if your name isn't Nintendo. The company's new Animal Crossing game slipped out a day early back on November 21st, and now, in just 23 days, it's garnered over 10 million installs on the Play Store. That's a huge number.

It isn't quite the same, but for some perspective, it took Google's Allo months and an extensive marketing campaign to reach the same number.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp passes 10 million installs on the Play Store in just 23 days was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Inbox has a new unsubscribe card for mailing lists you don’t read

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Most of the time, when you want to clean something up, the last thing you should do is ignore it. Messes have a habit of multiplying when they're out of sight. Check your email after a week's vacation, and you'll see exactly how inattention can make a problem bigger. But now, thanks to Inbox, ignoring spam messages can help keep your inbox clean. Inbox now asks if you'd like to unsubscribe from a sender's mailing list if you ignore their emails for a month. 

The new feature works via a new "Inbox Tip" card that appears at the top of your inbox in both the Android app and desktop site.

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Inbox has a new unsubscribe card for mailing lists you don't read was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Snapchat’s Lens Studio will let anyone make and publish Augmented Reality ‘Lenses’

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Snapchat is an inexplicably popular service, but you know what it's missing? There just aren't enough augmented reality filters (known as Lenses) for your snaps, right? True or not, Snap has announced a new tool called Lens Studio that will let anyone create augmented reality objects and publish them for other Snapchat users.

Snapchat first rolled out Lenses two years ago when it flirted briefly with the idea of selling premium "Face Lenses" for selfies.

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Snapchat's Lens Studio will let anyone make and publish Augmented Reality 'Lenses' was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

BEAM is a $99 smart wearable button with an AMOLED screen

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Every once in a while, you want to make sure that your opinion on a subject is perfectly clear. Pins have long been used for protests, elections, and other favored causes. The idea might not be for everyone, but I'm sure we're all familiar with the concept, at least. And now a company called BEAM Authentic has released a self-titled product that lets you broadcast anything from a customized message or logo to an endless stream of cat GIFs from a battery-powered AMOLED screen on your chest. 

Specs are inconsistently detailed.

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BEAM is a $99 smart wearable button with an AMOLED screen was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The FCC has killed net neutrality protections in the US, and that’s bad

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Net neutrality was codified under the FCC's Title II regulatory authority nearly three years ago, regulations that covered both wired and wireless internet providers. The providers were none too happy about this - Verizon's morse code sass being the most memorable response.

Today, the FCC voted to end its authority over ISPs under Title II, putting an end to those net neutrality protections. Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, is largely credited with making this happen.

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The FCC has killed net neutrality protections in the US, and that's bad was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Amazon will start selling Chromecast and Apple TV after pulling them in 2015, Google Home still not available

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Amazon removed the Chromecast, Nexus Player, and Apple TV from its online store in 2015. Amazon said the products' lack of Prime Video support could confuse buyers, but most saw it as a thinly-veiled attempt to boost sales of its own Fire TV lineup. Since then, Google and Amazon's feud has only escalated.

The recent drama around the Echo Show (where Amazon implemented its own YouTube player without Google's approval) and Amazon's removal of some Nest products seemed to be the final straw.

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Amazon will start selling Chromecast and Apple TV after pulling them in 2015, Google Home still not available was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Take a trip down memory lane with ‘Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty’

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

I feel like it has been a long time coming, but it's finally here. Oddworld New 'n' Tasty has officially launched on Android, and you can pick it up today for $7.99. For some odd reason, Oddworld Inhabitants Inc. had only released two of their later Oddworld games (Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath and Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee) on the Play Store despite the fact that the first title in the series has had an HD port on PC and consoles since 2015.

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Take a trip down memory lane with 'Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty' was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

SoundCloud’s redesigned home screen features personalized playlists and curated recommendations

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

SoundCloud has announced today that it's given the home screen of its Android app a fresh lick of paint. Until now, the app would open with a stream of the latest releases from the artists and labels you follow. That content is still there, in a new tab highlighted by a lightning bolt, but the home screen has a few new goodies to keep you interested.

The new home experience is headlined by personalized playlists such as 'More of what you like' and 'Artists you should know,' which are automatically created based on your listening history.

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SoundCloud's redesigned home screen features personalized playlists and curated recommendations was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

BLU Life One X3 now available with 5,000mAh battery for $149.99 ($100 off for a limited time)

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

BLU makes a lot of phones—it can actually be hard to keep them all straight. The latest device to join the collection is the BLU Life One X3. To set this one apart, BLU has equipped the Life X3 with a gigantic 5,000mAh battery. The phone has some other interesting qualities, but that battery is probably something else.

The BLU Life One X3 has a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD under curved glass, and the frame is all aluminum.

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BLU Life One X3 now available with 5,000mAh battery for $149.99 ($100 off for a limited time) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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