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Latest Google Text-to-Speech update enables high quality voices for US and UK English

Google Text-to-Speech

Portuguese and US Spanish added to the offline options, but are still the old low quality versions

Google’s Text-to-Speech, the app that powers speech output on Android devices in a whole range of apps, was updated today to include higher-quality voice options for those who speak English. For those who have their phones set to U.S. English, you now have the option to download a “Female (high quality)” voice that takes up  [Read More…]

No porn for you: Vine changes TOS

If you tend to visit more unconventional sources for your pornographic needs, you might want to sit down for this. Vine has just announced that they are officially banning sexually explicit posts.

They have previously taken action in making sexual content more difficult to find, but the company is finally calling it quits on pornographic posts.

For more than 99 percent of our users, this doesn’t really change anything. For the rest: we don’t have a problem with explicit sexual  [Read More…]

Seidio Innocell 4800mAh battery for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Seidio extended battery

Now that is a whole lotta juice  

Your Galaxy Note 3 already has a healthy 3200mAh battery, but for some folks that’s just not enough. The large screen is perfect for watching video on the go or playing games, and everyone knows that watching video over the cell network and playing games is h-e-double-hockey-sticks on a smartphone battery. Seidio has a product that might be able to alleviate a lot  [Read More…]

Vine doesn’t want to be the source of porn on the internet, changes terms of service

Vine

When you step into the playground, you follow the rules of the owner

Making a move towards keeping its service family-friendly for all, Vine is revising its rules and terms of service to completely ban the posting of “explicit sexual content.” After reiterating that the Vine community and overall creativity of content has grown, it points out that a very small percentage of videos being posted are not a good fit for the  [Read More…]

Vine doesn’t want to be the source of porn on the internet, changes terms of service

Vine

When you step into the playground, you follow the rules of the owner

Making a move towards keeping its service family-friendly for all, Vine is revising its rules and terms of service to completely ban the posting of “explicit sexual content.” After reiterating that the Vine community and overall creativity of content has grown, it points out that a very small percentage of videos being posted are not a good fit for the  [Read More…]

LG’s Mini View shrinks things down for better one-handed use

LG G Pro 2 Mini View

Sometimes a big phone is just too big — LG’s Mini View scales it down

So you bought a giant phone. In the case of the LG G Pro 2, you’ve bought yourself a 5.9-inch phone. That’s a whole lot of phone. And at times it might be too much, leaving you longing for simpler days, when you were able to use your phone with one hand. 

(We’ll save  [Read More…]

Get a quality head-to-head trivia fix with QuizUp [App of the Day]

Are you a fan of games like Trivial Pursuit and You Don’t Know Jack? Do your friends get mad because you’re always spouting off movie trivia and random bits of seemingly useless knowledge? We’ve got just the game for you.

After millions of downloads on iOS, Quizup has come to the Android platform. The game spans some 400+ topics and includes hundreds of thousands of questions. We’re talking books, movies, music, video games, sports, science, and so much more. Each  [Read More…]

Google sending another wave of Glass invites to potential Explorers

Google Glass

Unit still costs $ 1500 and you’ll need to have it shipped within the U.S.

It seems as though Google is ready to make another round of people into Glass Explorers, as email invites for the $ 1500 headwear are rolling out to folks who signed up on the Glass website. It’s a pretty standard email, and one that lots of folks have received over the months in relation to one promotion  [Read More…]

Exclusive: Death coming to The Sims FreePlay next week

Death coming to The Sims FreePlay

For a free to play game to truly stick around over the years, it needs lots of updates. That’s just what Electronic Arts has done with The Sims FreePlay, pushing out regular updates with new content every few months. Just last month, they released the Golden Age update which introduced teenage and senior citizen Sims to the game.

Next week, The Sims FreePlay will take things even  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S5 versus Moto X

The Samsung Galaxy S5, introduced at Mobile World Congress 2014, will likely go on to become one of the top-selling Android smartphones of the year. And why not? It’s the latest in Samsung’s flagship line of devices and it’s better than ever. But, how does it fare when you compare it to other top smartphones of the day?

Let’s stack the Samsung Galaxy S5 up against another key Android handset, Motorola’s Moto X. We’ll take a look at how they  [Read More…]