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Twitter is going to get serious about some community service in the city of San Francisco. The company has announced that it is partnering with Compass Family Services and opening up a learning center for the homeless in city, by next summer. The homeless population of the city will be able to come to this center to get tech education, and Twitter employees will be able to volunteer their time to this center to teach and help homeless people build professional skills. Twitter is also hosting Compass’ holiday party on the 18th of December as a part of the partnership.

Source: Venture Beat

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BlackBerry has landed a new patent, and this one includes smart accessories. Now, this might sound familiar. The patent is about your smartphone being unlocked, or bypass the unlock code or pattern when an accessory connect to it is in close proximity. We did see this at the latest Google I/O and are actually already using this with the new Android 5.0 Lollipop build. But the different here is that you’ll have to kind of click the clip on the wearable. A very minor diversion, but diversion none the less. Does this mean that the Canadian company is working on a wearable device?

Source: Phone Arena

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Dorothy, from the Wizard of Oz, is an interesting character. And it looks like we will be hearing that name a bit more frequently now. And that’s because there is a new accessory which goes by the name Dorothy. It is a small gadget which you slip into your shoes, to make them smart. And then, whenever you click your heels, there is some action that the Dorothy accessory performs. You can either send a text message to your friends, place a fake call to your phone, or even call a Uber. That’s one very useful accessory to have in your shoes.

Source: BGR

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If you are waiting for the awesome new Android 5.0 Lollipop update to reach your Nexus device, you will have to wait a bit longer. According to unconfirmed sources, the company will be rolling out the update for Wi Fi only devices first, on November 3rd. This means that Wi Fi only version of the Nexus tablets will be getting the update even before the Nexus 5 or Nexus 4. But the smartphones are said to get updated before the end of November. Even the Samsung Nexus 10 is getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

Source: The Droid Guy

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When Google announced the awesome new mobile operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop, the company conveniently left out Nexus 4 and the first generation Nexus 7 from the list of devices which are getting the update. This caused a bit of a shuffle in the Nexus 4 owners’ community. After this, the company edited its blog post on this announcement and added Nexus 4 to the list. So if you are a Nexus 4 smartphone owner, you have nothing to worry. You will be getting a taste of the brand new mobile operating system.

Source: Pocket Now

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You think the modular smartphone that Phone Blocks has been working on is awesome? Wait till you read what they are doing with the smartwatch! The company has started working on a similar, modular, smartwatch. Phone Blocks is starting with Samsung for the awesome smartwatch to come alive. Also, Intel is going to be a part of this whole module wearable technology. The best part about this is, if you are interested in such a piece of gear, you can pre-order yours as soon as tomorrow. Hit the source link for more information.

Source: GDGT Arena

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If you are an Asus FonePad X, but think that is too big for you, behold the Asus FonePad X Mini. The tablet still has a smartphone at its core. But this time, it is a 4.5 inch IPS display smartphone, running a 1.6 GHz dual core Intel Atom processor at its heart. The smartphone also has 2 GB of RAM, and supports Category 3 LTE, and has backward support for 3G and 2G. it also comes with Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi Fi connectivity, with a 5 MP camera at the back, 2 MP selfie shooter, and a 2060 mAh battery to run the show. This is going to be exclusively available on AT&T soon.

Source: Electronista

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Yahoo is betting big on advertisements. The fact that the company hired the chief revenue officer from the Washing Post is proof enough for this. Yes, the company has confirmed hiring Kevin Gentze, Washington Post’s former chief revenue officer, to become the Internet giant’s head of North American advertising sales. The Post said that it had experienced the best online advertising revenue generation during his period at the post, in 2013. Now, probably this is what attracted Yahoo’s CEO, Marissa Mayer’s attention. We’ll have to see how this relation goes, and when he will be joining Yahoo.

Source: CNET

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We have been reading and hearing about the all new HTC Desire Eye and the RE Camera devices from the Taiwan based tech giant. The devices are finally official now. You know what this means. This means that wireless carriers will now start announcing offers on these devices, or release dates. And with the holiday season just over a month away, this space is going to get pretty hot. AT&T is I guess the carrier to announce that it will indeed be carrying both the devices, and they will go on sale in time for the holiday shopping. Do you think any or both of these HTC devices make for a good gift?

Source: The Droid Guy

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eBay did it. And HP did it recently. So why can’t Symantec do the same? Yes, we are talking about splitting the company into different parts so that they can all operate independently, and give more and better results. Bloomberg is reporting this, and quotes unnamed sources with the knowledge of this to have also said that the Mountain View based company had thought of this idea before, and had dropped it. The company is now said to be splitting into two parts, one will take care of the storage solutions, and the other will cater to the security needs of the market.

Source: PC World