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LG Watch Urbane carries a price tag of $365, goes on sale in S. Korea today

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The LG Watch Urbane, which was unveiled back in February this year and showcased during the MWC 2015 in Barcelona, carries a price tag of $365 in South Korea, which is $30 more than the price of the Watch R. The wearable goes on sale in the country today.

In terms of specifications, the smartwatch is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC with 1.2GHz CPU, and sports a 1.3” P-OLED display with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels. It comes with 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal memory, and packs in a 410mAh battery. Measuring 45.5 x 52.2 x 10.9mm, the Watch Urbane comes with Google’s latest version of Android Wear, and has IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. Read more »

Twitter introduces Highlights, a twice-daily summary of what’s most relevant to you

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Twitter has introduced a new feature which the company claims allows you to catch up with the stuff that is most relevant to you. Dubbed Highlights, the feature offers a twice-daily digest of the best Tweets, which are delivered to you via push notification.

“While your home timeline is a great place to browse through and engage with Tweets, we know it can be challenging to find the time to get through everything,” the microblogging company said in a blog post. Read more »

New rumor states that the Galaxy Tab S2 will be Samsung’s thinnest tablet to date

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has been popping up in the rumor mill quite frequently during the past few months. This is only natural, as the continuation of the company’s famous Galaxy Tab S line was bound to see the light of day sooner or later.

This being said, we do have some idea of what to expect from the upcoming device and one of the most prevailing rumors has been that the tablet will be thinner than an iPad Air 2. A new rumor, courtesy of OnLeaks might just prove that the Galaxy Tab S2 is exceptionally thin. Read more »

Google Keep gets Android Wear support

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Today Google has started rolling out a new version of its note-taking app, Keep. The main new feature inside this release is support for Android Wear. So, in other words, you can now use Google Keep on your Android Wear-running smartwatch.

A note-taking app is obviously a good fit for your wrist – not only for quickly creating new notes, but also for viewing the ones you’ve already added from your phone or tablet. If you use Keep for grocery shopping lists, you may find it easier to glance at such information on your watch instead of your smartphone. Read more »

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge goes on pre-order in the US tomorrow

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As we told you a few weeks ago, the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition is now up for pre-order in Japan. If you’re in the US, though, you only have to wait until tomorrow to get in your pre-order. Samsung has officially announced that starting on April 24, Best Buy will have the virtual reality headset available for pre-order for interested customers.

The Gear VR Innovator Edition will be in stock on May 8, both at Best Buy and at Samsung’s own online store for the US. In-store availability will follow on May 15. Read more »

First official Xiaomi Mi 4i camera samples appear, look impressive

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Just a few hours ago, Xiaomi announced its brand new handset – the Mi 4i. Most of us expected it to be a more-affordable version of the Mi 4 and thus, not exactly a big deal, but the impressive device seems to have no intention of sitting in its sibling’s shadow and looks to be destined for an impressive career of its own.

With the Mi 4i Xiaomi has managed to really push the limits as to what is possible on a $200 budget. Naturally, the device is a mid-range offer, but it does pack an impressive amount of power and last-get technology. To quote just a few highlights from the impressive specs sheet: 5.0″ Full HD OGS IPS with 441 ppi, Second generation, 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC, an Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Read more »

Expansys USA offering unlocked Lumia 640 LTE (dual-SIM version) for $220

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The Lumia 640 isn’t yet officially available in the US, but now you can grab one as e-tailer Expansys has started selling the mid-range device (with dual-SIM support and LTE connectivity) in the country. It is available in cyan, black, and orange color options

As for the price, the black color variant is priced at $220, while the orange and cyan models will set you back $245. An important thing worth noting is that you need to check the supported LTE bands to make sure that the device supports your carrier. Read more »

LG G4′s genuine leather back takes center stage in its latest teaser video

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The LG G4 is coming and in a mere week – on April 28 we should finally see what the Korean giant has prepared to take on the Galaxy S6, S6 edge and the HTC One M9. Although, frankly, LG has left little to the imagination.

Leaks have been so plentiful, that we already know almost everything about the G4, although LG did throw a major “curve ball” with word of a curved screen, and yet, we can’t seem to stop talking about it. This alone should vogue well for the upcoming flagship and its merits. Read more »

Over 800 million people in nine countries benefiting from Internet.org, says Zuckerberg

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Facebook’s Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet to the 5 billion people in the world who otherwise can’t access it, has already benefited 800 million people in nine countries, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

“We’ve now made free basic Internet services available to more than 800 million people in nine countries, including just in this quarter, launching in India, Colombia, Ghana, Guatemala, and the Philippines,” Zuckerberg revealed during the company’s Q1 earnings call, adding that over 7 million people, who weren’t connected to the Internet before, now get online using Internet.org. “And this year, we expect to connect even more people,” he said. Read more »

Quick benchmark comparison of the Xiaomi Mi 4i

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The Xiaomi Mi 4i was just unveiled in India and while on stage gave a quick glimpse at its performance. The phone drops the Snapdragon 801 chipset of the Mi 4 and goes for Snapdragon 615. Hugo Barra said it’s the second generation 615 chipset where the processor works at higher frequencies – there are eight Cortex-A53 cores in total, four of which work at 1.7GHz (up from 1.5GHz) and the other four at 1.1GHz (up from 1GHz). There’s also 2GB of RAM and Adreno 405 GPU.

The slide above revealed some benchmark scores so we can try and compare the Xiaomi Mi 4i’s performance before we even get a hands-on. Read more »

Mortal Kombat X now available on Android

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Warner Bros. Interactive has kept its promise to bring the Mortal Kombat X for mobile devices. Now the visceral fighting game is made available for the Android 4.0 or higher devices with freemium model.

The NetherRealm Studios developed Mortal Kombat X was already available for the iOS platform so now both major platforms are covered. For mobile devices, the game includes the usual brutal fights along with card-collecting to unlock special features. Read more »

New Oppo video brags about speedy VOOC Flash Charge technology

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A dead smartphone battery is one of those odd modern-day things that has steadily been turning into a dreaded reality, especially in recent years. Smartphones are great, but of little use when left with no juice. Manufacturers know this better than anybody and recent strides into various fast charging technologies proves that the issue is already been addressed.

Unlike most major players who have opted for standard Qualcomm Fast Charge, Oppo has gone down a different root with a proprietary technology. The technology is called “VOOC” and it is a major selling point for new Oppo devices. Read more »

LG Watch Urbane will arrive in the Google Store next week

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LG will start selling the Watch Urbane this week in South Korea and will make it available in 13 different countries through the Google Store. Those 13 markets include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, UK and the United States.

Google announced that LG Watch Urbane will be the first Android Wear smartwatch to ship with the latest version of the OS. Read more »

New LG G4 promo video is all about the UX 4.0 user interface

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LG released a brand new promo video for the upcoming G4 flagship smartphone. Unlike the clip from a couple of days ago that focused on the handset’s 16MP camera, the new video is all about the brand new UX 4.0 user interface by LG.

The Korean giant’s latest promo effort focuses on four key features of the user interface. They include Quick Shot, Gesture Interval Shot, Ringtone ID, and Quick Memo+. Read more »

Samsung patented an ultra slim, Jawbone-like fitness band

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It looks like Samsung has a Jawbone-rivaling fitness band coming our way. The Korean giant received a patent for such device from the Patent and Trademark Office in the United States.

Samsung’s patented device does not pack a display like the Gear Fit. Read more »