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Gmail app will get Yahoo, Outlook account support

Google is updating all of its applications to add support for Material Design, the new design that is being used in Android 5.0 Lollipop. One of the apps that is being updated is Gmail, and it turns out the next version of the mobile email application will have support for Outlook and Yahoo accounts.

HTC accidentally outs Desire 820 mini… with massive 5-inch display

Remember the good old times when Apple proclaimed the iPhone 5’s use of a “bigger” 4-inch panel a “dazzling display of common sense”? When 5 inchers were marketed as tablets? Clearly, a new era is upon us, as hardware manufacturers are now adding the “Mini” suffix to names of devices once considered unwieldy giants.

Hong Kong Diary: Day 1

On Oct. 11th, I was 31003 ft in the air, somewhere over Canada, sipping wine and watching in abhorrence as Michael Bay destroyed  for me with the atrocity . My diary from that day goes thus: I’m going to gloss over the fact that this is the laziest cinematic writing I’ve ever bared witness to and acknowledge here more »

Spotify introduces a family plan for multiple members

Music streaming service Spotify has launched a family plan that will let multiple people use the service without spending more for individual subscriptions. Spotify Family begins at $14.99 per month for two members, and that already amounts to a $5 per month savings since individual plans cost $10. Other family members can be added to a plan for just $5 per month, thereby increasing the savings.

Goodnight sweet princes: Nexus 7 and 10 ‘no longer available for sale’ in Play Store

It was fun while it lasted, almost magical in fact, but they say all good things must come to an end, and they’re right. Let us bid farewell then to the departed brave Nexus 7 and 10 soldiers in the growingly forceful Android army, welcoming their young, strong, all-guns-blazing subs.

IBM dropping chip business for $1.5 billion

IBM has announced it will be getting rid of its chip business by spending $1.5 billion to hand the business over to Globalfoundries. The chip company will receive the $1.5 billion in smaller payments spread out over three years. Globalfoundries plans to take in most of the IBM employees involved in the chip business, though some people will be laid off.

Dell prices Chromebook 11 with Intel Core i3 at $379, ETA is December 15

Dell has hesitantly stepped in the Chromebook arena almost a year ago, setting a humble goal for its education-focused rookie model, but despite generally positive reactions to the Chromebook 11, the PC maker seemingly refuses to take the niche seriously.

Huawei Honor 4X to include a 64-bit processor

A new entry-level smartphone from Huawei has shown up in documents from TENAA, a Chinese regulatory and certification agency. TENAA’s documents show that the phone, which is expected to cost $130, will include a 5.5-inch 720p display and a Snapdragon 410 processor, and it will be called the Honor 4X.

Microsoft will reportedly launch a cross-platform smartwatch

A new smartwatch could be on the way from Microsoft that will be cross-platform, according to statements from people close to the company. The cross-platform device would run an operating system from Microsoft, but it would have the ability to connect to devices running iOS, Windows Phone, and Android. Reports claim the device will have many different sensors and also have a battery life of two days.

Sony SmartWatch 3 listed on Google Play at $250, release date a question mark

As more and more players join the wearable game, it’s getting increasingly hard to stand out. Even for market veterans such as Sony. Their rookie smartwatch effort came to light in 2012, before Apple even pondered a dive in the shifting waters, and now the third entry in the Sony SmartWatch franchise is inching closer and closer to a commercial bow.

Samsung Chromebook 2 with Intel Bay Trail inside now available at $250

Samsung might be looking to back away from the European PC market, pulling both Windows and Chrome OS computers on the old continent, however the Koreans remain fully implicated in the US game.

Rumor: Nokia Lumia 735 pushed to ‘early 2015′ by Verizon

Today, in the latest installment of the never-ending “what is Verizon thinking?” saga, we’re beyond heartbroken to report America’s largest wireless carrier may have delayed its Nokia Lumia 735 launch.