Techradar - Reviews
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Smartwatches, VR headsets and Bluetooth speakers can all take a back seat, wireless in-ear headphones are the latest must-own tech accessory. With smartphones moving away from classic cabled connections, the need to cut the cords is growing. That's where the $199.95 (169.99 / AU$299.95) Sennheiser HD1 In-Ear Wireless headphones come in, as the last pair of audio enablers to tick all the right cable-cutting boxes, with Bluetooth 4.1 and aptX abilities making it easier to shun the traditional 3.5mm audio jack. These are part of a new breed of wireless in-ear headphones, however. Ones untroubled by degraded sound, latency issues and woeful battery life. Theyre also a pair of headphones that are entering an increasingly crowded market, with this neckband style design having been adopted by everyone from Bose and Beats to Samsung and LG.
Techradar - Reviews
13 minutes
Smartwatches, VR headsets and Bluetooth speakers can all take a back seat, wireless in-ear headphones are the latest must-own tech accessory. With smartphones moving away from classic cabled connections, the need to cut the cords is growing. That's where the 169.99 Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless headphones come in, as the last pair of audio enablers to tick all the right cable-cutting boxes, with Bluetooth 4.1 and aptX abilities making it easier to shun the traditional 3.5mm audio jack. These are part of a new breed of wireless in-ear headphones, however. Ones untroubled by degraded sound, latency issues and woeful battery life. Theyre also a pair of headphones that are entering an increasingly crowded market, with this neckband style design having been adopted by everyone from Bose and Beats to Samsung and LG. What, then, separates the Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless from the mass of other cable-free in-ear audio enablers that are popping up? Weve been living with them to find out.
Techradar
5 hours
After I declared the era of curved TVs to be over at this years CES, Samsung has now announced that it has no intention of leaving the form-factor behind and will be releasing a total of 22 more curved sets as part of its 2017 lineup. Granted, at CES Samsung was the only manufacturer to show off any curved sets at all after both LG and Sony stuck to offering flat screens, but Im nevertheless surprised that theyre releasing quite as many sets as they are. Confusing popularity Ive never really understood the appeal of curved TVs. Over the years televisions have gotten thinner and thinner, meaning they take up less space despite their screen sizes having gotten impressively big. Although the technology and manufacturing processes behind them are impressive, curved TVs negate this progress almost entirely, and cause them to take up more space than they need to.
Android Police
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LG has already announced the G6, its flagship for this year, but people on a budget are not to be left out. The Korean manufacturer unveiled the K20, the successor to last year's K10. The specs are pretty low-end, but that is to be expected. Strangely enough, the T-Mobile version (K20 Plus) and the Verizon one (K20 V) have some slightly different specs from each other. Here is what you can expect: Specs Display 5.3" IPS LCD HD 1280 x 720 Software Android 7.0 Nougat; LG UX 5.1 CPU Snapdragon MSM8917 @ 4 x 1.4GHz Battery 2,700mAh (Tmo); 2,800 (VZW) Storage 32GB (Tmo); 16GB (VZW) RAM 2GB Cameras 13MP rear, 5MP front Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Either carrier version has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and both have microUSB ports and support HD Voice where available. Read More The new LG K20 variants are official, coming to T-Mobile and Verizon was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Techradar
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Android Police
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Oh Android... you have the most modern and complicated of features, yet every once in a while we're reminded of one basic, really really really really basic, feature that you're still missing. Did you know that you can't easily choose a custom ringtone in Android AOSP? I didn't. I have used LG and Samsung phones for years and it's been ages since I tried to change the default ringtone (my phone is always silent anyway), so all I knew was that I could choose a file manually on these phones. Read More Android O feature spotlight: Easily add custom ringtones, alarm sounds, and notification sounds was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Digital Trends
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The V10 isn't without faults. Luckily, there are solutions and workarounds to some of the more common problems facing LG's latest device, including poor connectivity and the dreaded boot loop. The post 7 pesky LG V10 problems, and what to do about them appeared first on Digital Trends .
Mashable
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Contrary to popular belief, smartwatches especially ones running Android Wear aren't really totally dead. While the majority of phone makers have taken a break from releasing new AW smartwatches and are focusing more efforts on releasing sportier, cellular-connected smartwatches that work independent of phones, the fashion world has basically swooped in to fill the void. Case in point: Michael Kors' new smartwatches that run Android Wear 2.0 and put style ahead of everything. SEE ALSO: 7 features to look forward to in Android O For guys, Michael Kors has the Grayson, which sports an all-metal case and a rotating dial for scrolling through menus. It should work just like the rotating dial on the LG Watch Sport . Read more... More about Wearables , Smartwatches , Android Wear 2.0 , Michael Kors , and Tech
I4U News
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If OLED TVs cost a lot more than existing LED TVs, why would you want one? This is a question you might be asking yourself and if you aren't that particular about your image quality and are more...
I4U News
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Philips has unveiled its all-new 2017 TV line and among the offerings from the company is a single OLED TV that has some cool features. I have mentioned over the last few days that while the LG OLED...
I4U News
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We have been taking a lot about OLED TVs lately with the new 2017 OLED TV lines from LG, Sony, Philips, and Panasonic available now or coming soon. This might make many people in the market for a new...
The Sun Daily - Tech
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LG has taken the plunge with its G6, presented at the Mobile World Congress in Spain in February. The handset has an impressive 5.7-inch display that covers most of the device's front face. What's new here, though, is the 18:9 aspect ratio (2880x1440 pixels), a space-saving format that makes room to place two identically sized square application panes side by side when using two apps simultaneously with Android's new multitasking function. Will Samsung and Apple follow suit? There's a strong chance that virtually borderless or curved screens could be enshrined as a market trend by two of the most eagerly awaited smartphones of 2017, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple's iPhone 8. Leaked photos of Samsung's new flagship, doing the rounds on social networks, suggest a bezel-busting screen covering most of the upper surface and an S8 edge continuing the firm's line of curved models.
MacRumors
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Last week, we shared a brief video showing that LG's revisions to the shielding in the UltraFine 5K display have successfully addressed issues with the display flickering and disconnecting when in close proximity to Wi-Fi routers. Apple and LG had temporarily pulled the display from the market while LG adjusted its manufacturing processes to incorporate the fix and push the new stock into sales channels, and sales of the revised display began earlier this month . At the time of last week's post, we noted that customers purchasing the UltraFine 5K display should check for serial numbers beginning with 702 or 703, as these indicate manufacturing dates of February or March after the fix was put into place. Several MacRumors readers subsequently reported, however, that they have recently received units shipped from Apple with serial numbers starting with 612, indicating manufacturing dates in December 2016 .
Digital Trends
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LG might be planning to join the growing list of mobile payment providers in the near future. Rumors claim it's working on LG Pay, a mobile payments service for South Korea, and possibly elsewhere. The post Everything you need to know about LG Pay appeared first on Digital Trends .
CNET News
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LG Pay is set to debut via the G6 flagship phone on LG's home turf in the third quarter.
BBC Parliament
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Android Police
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Sometimes it's hard to defend LG and its "me-too" strategy of always trying to launch the exact same thing Samsung does, but several months or years later. This case is another example, although the details do appear a little encouraging in LG's favor. The company has officially announced today that it made an agreement with Dynamics Inc., a US-based company that has developed a Wireless Magnetic Communication technology that's similar to Samsung's MST but with a different algorithm, to start using said tech in LG Pay. Read More LG Pay should go live in Korea in June, first supported device is the LG G6 was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Techradar
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One of the few Samsung Galaxy S8 details we werent totally confident about was its screen resolution, but that too has seemingly now been revealed, with the phone likely sporting a high resolution, but one that you might not benefit from by default. In an image shared by leaker @UniverseIce , we can see a screen on what appears to be the Samsung Galaxy S8, giving you the option to choose between three different resolutions. The top end one is 1440 x 2960, known as WQHD+. Thats slightly sharper than the 1440 x 2560 QHD screen on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge , and those extra pixels, along with the W in the name, match up with rumors that this is going to be a super widescreen phone with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, similar to the LG G6 . Credit: @UniverseIce Lower by default? But while 1440 x 2960 is seemingly what the resolution will top out at, in the image its set to 1080 x 2220, or FHD+.
Techradar
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Casio has announced a new limited edition version of its new WSD-F20 Android Wear smartwatch. The wearable is running Android Wear 2.0 and is designed for those with a taste for adventure packing in low-power GPS as well as a color map that can be used offline when you're without signal. This new version is called the WSD-F20S and comes in a special case which uses sapphire crystal and ion plating, but is largely the same as the original WSD-F20 announced at CES 2017 . There are only 500 of these new WSD-F20S devices being sold. This new watch also features a 1.32-inch screen with a resolution of 320 x 300. The original WSD-F20 is also set to launch in April, but there's no word on when this new version will come to the market or how much it'll cost. Having the latest Android Wear 2.0 on both these new Casio watches is a big benefit though considering at the moment the software is only currently limited to a few devices including the LG Watch Style , LG Watch Sport and Huawei Watch .
Techradar
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One of the few Samsung Galaxy S8 details we werent totally confident about was its screen resolution, but that too has seemingly now been revealed, with the phone likely sporting a high resolution, but one that you might not benefit from by default. In an image shared by leaker @UniverseIce , we can see a screen on what appears to be the Samsung Galaxy S8, giving you the option to choose between three different resolutions. The top end one is 1440 x 2960, known as WQHD+. Thats slightly sharper than the 1440 x 2560 QHD screen on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge , and those extra pixels, along with the W in the name, match up with rumors that this is going to be a super widescreen phone with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, similar to the LG G6 . Credit: @UniverseIce Lower by default? But while 1440 x 2960 is seemingly what the resolution will top out at, in the image its set to 1080 x 2220, or FHD+.
IBTimes
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Techradar
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A leaked photo of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung may also decide to use this chipset in the Galaxy Note 8 , but we dont expect to see that device come to the market until near the end of the year. The LG G6 and Huawei P10 two of the most recent flagship phones released in 2017 will not feature the Snapdragon 835 and instead opt for the older Snapdragon 821 and the new Huawei-made HiSilcion Kirin 960 respectively. Its heavily rumored HTC is planning to include the new chip in the follow-up to the HTC 10 , but its uncertain when the HTC 11 will be launching. Google will likely include the Snapdragon 835 in both the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL as well. Other phones we expect to see using the Snapdragon 835 include the OnePlus 4 , Moto Z2 , LG V30, and many more handsets throughout 2017 and into 2018.
Techradar
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LGs Signature OLED W7 Wallpaper TV left mouths agape when it hit the showroom floor at CES 2017 this past January, and now the wafer-thin and slightly bendy display is set to arrive in Australia in the first week of April 2017. Though the Signature OLED W7 is the obvious highlight, itll arrive alongside LGs range of more affordable 4K OLED TVs (which offer the exact same display without the bells and whistles), as well as a line of Super UHD TVs that LG insists are as good as any other LED set on the market. The new OLED TVs are the first in the world to support both Dolby Vision (Active HDR) and Dolby Atmos technologies. The TVs are also said to be 25 percent brighter than LGs 2016 OLED range. Boasting an astonishing 2.57mm thickness on its own, the 65-inch LG Signature OLED W7 is light enough to be mounted using a magnetic wall bracket, bringing its total thickness to a minuscule 4mm.
Hackaday
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This was pretty much the worst possible result the last thing that you want to happen during an update or flashing process is for the device to crash or lose power. It literally doesn't get worse than that. At this point, I was tired of the whole business. I tried a few more cycles of heat and freezing, but could by this point not even reach recovery mode, let alone start to flash the device or run the phone's own factory reset process. It was a disappointing end, for sure. The Nexus 5X really is a stunning design from a repair standpoint. It's highly modular and very difficult to break things during disassembly. I resigned myself to editing the video of the repair and leaving it at that. But it left me scratching my head what was the true cause of the problem? The YouTube comments turned up this gem: The LG G4, V10, and the Nexus 5X are all affected by the bonded flipchip substrate breaking off of the BGA package under the CPU, which usually manifests in bootlooping or screen corruption, and eventually a complete brick.