Sprint plans to lease you the Samsung Galaxy S5 for $20 a month

Sprint has today announced a new program customers will be able to take advantage of. For those who desire either the Samsung Galaxy S5 or Galaxy S5 Sport, you'll now be able to lease the smartphones at $20 a month for 24 months. And if you qualify, Sprint will also charge you absolutely nothing at lease signing for the chosen handset.

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51% off TRNDlabs Active Wrap Headphones

TRNDlabs Active Wrap Headphones

Tired of replacing your easily damaged headphones whose wires are always in your way? Try the SPBEAT9 Active Wrap Headphones on for size instead. Designed for maximum comfort and durability, these headphones fit snugly and do away with obstructing wires to offer you distraction-free listening experience when you’re out running, working out or commuting.

The lightweight Active Wrap Headphones also feature noise-canceling technology, an 8-hour battery and a built-in mic for calls — making it perfect to wear and use all through your busy day. Get yours now at the Android Authority Deals Store for over half off, at just $24!

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  • Wireless bluetooth design

  • Comfortable, lightweight fit for all day use

  • Compatible with nearly any bluetooth enabled device

  • Built in microphone

  • Built in noise-canceling technology

  • Battery supports 10 hours of talk time and 8 hours of music playback

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Andy Rubin, the father of Android, is leaving Google

We haven’t heard much about Andy Rubin ever since he handed control of Android over to Sundar Pichai in 2013, but because he’s the father of Android, we’ll always have a soft spot for Mr. Rubin. That’s why it’s kind of a bummer to hear that he’s officially leaving Google.

Yes, Andy Rubin is leaving Google and the robotics division that he headed up after leaving Android. Google says that it’s still committed to robotics and that James Kuffner, a Google research scientist, will take Rubin’s position as head of the robotics division.

In a statement regarding Andy Rubin’s departure, Google CEO Larry Page said that he wishes Rubin the best. “With Android he created something truly remarkable — with a billion-plus happy users. Thank you.”

It’s not clear why Rubin left Google. A source speaking to the Wall Street Journal says that Rubin was “facing constraints on his activities” inside Google, which went against he entrepreneurial personality. Rubin denied that claim, saying that he “didn’t really have any issues with independence” and that he simply wanted to do something new.

Looking ahead, Andy Rubin will be helping startups build new technology hardware. That can include a number of products, and while it’s not known exactly how much we’ll see Rubin dabble in mobile again, we’ll always be interested in hearing what he’s up to thanks to all of his contributions to Android and mobile as a whole.

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Freaky Friday Sale: LG G3 slim hard cases for only $14.95!

This custom hybrid case is designed to guard your LG G3 against impacts with a inner TPU core underneath a durable polycarbonate exterior. The shell features a glossy UV coating that prevents color fading and wear. You even have the option of separating the skin from the shell if you want to swap colors on the fly!

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BBM update will bring Message Retraction, Timed Messages and more

BlackBerry's instant messaging service BBM will be seeing an update across all OS platforms in the next few days. It has been available through BlackBerry Beta Zone for some users from a few weeks now and it now ready for everyone. The most notable new feature is Timed Messages which allows users to send a 'secret' message to a contact for a pre-set duration of time. You will also be able to retract any accidentally sent messages. We've all been there, so that may be a handy addition.

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Cut the Rope: Time Travel 1.4 APK

A new update for Cut the Rope: Time Travel is rolling out with new levels that take Om Nom back to the Industrial Revolution. Head into Google Play Store to download or pick .apk file here so you can transfer and install it easily on your Android phone and tablet.

Cut the Rope: Time Travel is a puzzle game that lets you join Om Nom as he travels back in time to feed his ancestors with candy. There is a rope, and your mission is you have to cut different ropes to get the pieces of candy in the little characters mouth.

This game is for anyone who loves a good challenge and loves to have fun at the same time. There are many stages where to collect all stars. Every level contains new mystery, enjoyment and targets; you have to think hard really. You can never go wrong with Cut the Rope, and this one is no different with adding lots of great gimmicks and ways to utilize them.

The game itself was fun, and now it's better with new adventures in the age of Industrial Revolution. You have to play two cute monsters to feed and use the power of magnetism to levitate the candy and deliver it safely to our heroes.

Cut the Rope: Time Travel is the best game in all cut the rope series that available for free-to-play with ads that you absolutely don't mind as long as you don't pay a penny for it. It's a well-made game that deserves the over 10 million downloads it has achieved. The gameplay is quite engaging and makes you use your brain that you will like about it. For Who want refreshment and enjoyment must try this app.

Requires Android: Varies with device

Download File: 50MB (Cut the Rope: Time Travel APK)

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HTC struggles to remain profitable against strong competition

HTC has published its business review for Q3 2014, highlighting revenue at NT$41.9 billion for the previous quarter. While HTC isn't quite out of the woods just yet, it's positive to see the troubled company maintain profitability after turning things around back in Q2.

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Android founder quits Google to build robots

Photo: Andy Rubin, co-founder and former head of Android, has left Google to start up a hardware incubator dedicated to building robots. Rubin helped establish Android as the world’s most widely-used mobile operating system after it was bought by Google in 2005, before switching to run Google’s robotics business last year. Like the skunkworks project that

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Moto X (2014) in leather going for $0 on contract, bamboo for $20

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What is the right price for the new Moto X (2014)? If you said $0 on contract, you’re in luck. Get the Leather backed Motorola Moto X (2014) for just $0 at Amazon, the black resin version is only a dollar more, and Best Buy is offering similar pricing too.

The deals go for the new Moto X (2014) on two-year contract, the leather model runs with AT&T and the resin will land you on either AT&T or Verizon. In addition to the $0 leather and $1 black resin, you can head over to Best Buy to get the bamboo version for just $20 on the same two-year offerings.

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If you were in need of a little reminder, the new Moto X (2014) is Motorola’s very much updated followup to their well equipped original Moto X. The new version brought with it a half inch larger display and a significantly more powerful processing package.

The new Moto X (2014) comes in with a 5.2-inch display, Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 13MP main camera. It ships now with Android 4.4.4 KitKat, but keep in mind that Motorola has already promised it will get Android 5.0 Lollipop as soon as it can.

Let’s lay out those deals again for you – you can get the Motorola Moto X (2014) on a two year contract as follows:

  • AT&T leather backed version for $0 at Amazon

  • AT&T leather backed version for $19.99 at Best Buy

  • AT&T black resin version for $1 at Amazon or Best Buy

  • Verizon black resin version for $1 at Amazon or Best Buy

  • AT&T Bamboo version for $19.99 at Best Buy

  • Verizon Bamboo version for $29.99 at Best Buy

If ever you had decent choices for a fairly great phone, this is it. Sure beats the $50 deal for Verizon last week, and, while we could argue the merits of carrier contracts, it sure is easier to swallow than the $500+ to purchase the Moto X (2014) outright.

What do you say, is now the time to purchase the new Moto X (2014)?

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