MacRumors
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A few weeks ago, we took a look at LG's new 27-inch UltraFine 5K display designed in partnership with Apple to pair with the new MacBook Pro . While it's a high-quality screen that offers a sharp, spacious, Retina desktop, the overall design has generated mixed reactions, particularly in comparison to Apple's design standards. At a standard price of 1299 and even Apple's discounted price of 974, the UltraFine 5K isn't a cheap display. Its smaller sibling, the 21.5-inch UltraFine 4K, at its temporary price of 524 might be more appealing to users who are willing to give up some pixels and a few features, but there are several other Ultra HD and 4K options on the market, some of which we rounded up in mid-November . Among these other options, one of the most popular Ultra HD (3840x2160) displays with USB-C connectivity has been LG's 27-inch 27UD88 , which offers a clean design, a matte screen finish to reduce glare, and a broader array of connectivity options than the UltraFine lineup.
Cnet
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Flexible phones are coming this year but LG's phone/tablet concept could be a game changer.
Ars Technica UK
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A report from The Information [paywall] claims that Google is going to bring its cheap smartphone initiative, Android One , to the US. Android One was originally cooked up for developing markets like India, which saw Google lay out guidelines for OEMs to make cheap smartphones that were actually good. Android One took "good enough" hardware and paired it with stock android and fast updates. The line started out with $100 devices, with a second generation moving up to the $200 range. According to the report, in the US the devices will be a little more expensive, with releases in the $200 to $300 range. The Information wasn't sure which OEM might make the phone, but floated LG as a possible partner. LG and Google are reportedly already collaborating on an upcoming smartwatch . A big question will be who is in charge of the updates on this device, since Google has flip-flopped on Android One software updates in the past.
IT PRO Mobile
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PC Pro Reviews
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Android Police
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The LG V20 has a 3200 mAh, replaceable battery. For a lot of people, that will get you through the day. But what if you need more? Well, you could buy an extra battery or two and just swap them out as you go along. Or, if you'd prefer to improve your forearm strength while you operate your phone, you can buy ZeroLemon's monstrous battery case for the V20 that more than triples its battery life. Read More ZeroLemon's massive 10,000 mAh battery case for LG V20 is now available for $60 was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Know Your Mobile
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Three MAJOR Benefits of OLED Display OLEDs produce deeper blacks and have a wider gamut array, and because they’re not backlit they possess higher contrast ratios. In addition to this, refresh rates are WAY faster than what you’ll come across on LCD/LED setups. Viewing angles are also better, meaning you can pretty much see exactly what’s happening on the screen even when standing at 90 degrees. Plastic is lighter and more durable than glass. OLEDs are made from plastics and are therefore A LOT lighter and less prone to shattering than their LED/LCD counterparts. This is how Samsung and LG is able to make curved phones and HDTVs. OLED displays used to be pricy and this was because of the production costs associated with building them. This is why OLED TVs are insanely expensive these days. However, once new production capabilities are scaled up, something that is happening now, the cost of producing OLED displays will drop dramatically, meaning OLED TVs will be cheaper than LED ones by 2017/18.
Techradar
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I like angry sounding music, and whether I'm listening to Castrovalva's ' Pump Pump ' or ' My People ' by The Presets, the V-Modas do every fuzz-driven bass line and buzz saw synth justice. They don't come cheap and feel a little flimsy, but if the music comes first then there are few better options. Read the full review: V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Best monitor I've found it difficult to go back to 16:9 monitors after using ultra-wide monsters over the years. The LG 34UC97G certainly isn't cutting-edge, featuring a somewhat pedestrian 2,560 x 1,080 pixel-resolution. However, I find that it strikes the perfect balance between providing ample screen-real estate on the desktop and how taxing it is on my PC's graphics card. Its killer feature, a 144Hz refresh date, makes gaming much more enjoyable than it was in the days of 60Hz, which feels like a prehistoric era in 2017.
Techradar
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Likewise curved displays. They were cutting edge for a year or so, but now they're just the weird bent TVs that a few people who spent a lot of money at the wrong time are now lumbered with for a generation. Stop making nonsense! The problem is the rate at which new ideas and technologies are flung out there by the manufacturing giants, to see if anything sticks. A lot of things don't stick and are just ignored, shortly after they were heralded as empowering magical products. Things made by LG, mostly, which seems to have a unique curse when it comes to pushing flop innovations on people. Take the LG Optimus 3D , one of the clunkiest smartphones this side of a Fisher Price phone. If you'd bought one of those on day one, you'd have been stuck with a novelty lump for 24 months, with the final 22 of those months spent regretting buying a product with a gimmick that was doomed to fail.
Techradar
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It looks and feels like a truly premium wearable or even like a piece of jewelry, as the best watches should. Read the full review: Tag Heuer Connected LG's fetching smartwatch nails the look, if the look is more bling than bland. It's rather large, so those with small wrists need not apply, and we feel that the Urbane is a bit light on features. But if you can nab this on a deal, you won't regret it. Read the full review: LG Watch Urbane If youre in the market for an Android Wear smartwatch, the ZenWatch 3 has a great display, useful hardware buttons and good battery life.Its styling might not be for everyone, and it's lacking in a few sensors, but it looks more like a premium watch than a piece of lifeless technology. Read the full review: Asus ZenWatch 3 Apple Watch First announced in September 2014, the Apple Watch now comprises of Series One watches and the newer Series 2 (which we're calling the Apple Watch 2) range which was launched in September 2016.
Techradar
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It looks and feels like a truly premium wearable or even like a piece of jewelry, as the best watches should. Read the full review: Tag Heuer Connected LG's fetching smartwatch nails the look, if the look is more bling than bland. It's rather large, so those with small wrists need not apply, and we feel that the Urbane is a bit light on features. But if you can nab this on a deal, you won't regret it. Read the full review: LG Watch Urbane If youre in the market for an Android Wear smartwatch, the ZenWatch 3 has a great display, useful hardware buttons and good battery life.Its styling might not be for everyone, and it's lacking in a few sensors, but it looks more like a premium watch than a piece of lifeless technology. Read the full review: Asus ZenWatch 3 Apple Watch First announced in September 2014, the Apple Watch now comprises of Series One watches and the newer Series 2 (which we're calling the Apple Watch 2) range which was launched in September 2016.
Techradar
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Were expecting a lot of things from the LG G6 , but one thing it might not be is water-resistant, as new renders show it in a waterproof case something which wouldnt be necessary if the phone itself was waterproof. While case renders can never be taken as fact, they are often based on information supplied by the phones manufacturer, so theyre worth considering. And the absence of any sort of waterproofing on the LG G6 wouldnt come as a surprise, since the LG G5 and other handsets in the range dont play nice with liquids. That said, a waterproof design has been rumored elsewhere , and many rivals offer some level of water-resistance, so dont count it out just yet. Same as it ever was The renders, posted by Ghostek and spotted by BGR , dont give a huge amount else away, but the design of the G6 appears to be similar to that of the LG G5, complete with a metal build, a fingerprint scanner on the back and a dual-lens camera.
Techradar
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Does that mean the world is willing ditch TVs entirely? That might not be the best thing for Hisense, considering its China's largest TV manufacturer in terms of sales volume. The answer? Probably not. Its in direct competition to a 65-inch or larger screen, but these projection systems are still relatively very pricey, says Tett. You can buy a 65-inch OLED TV for less than half the price. LG has shown its 100-inchHectolaser display LG also showed-off a similar laser screen product at CES 2013; LGs Hecto projected a 100-inch Full HD image from 22-inches, and sold for $19,999. Are concepts like these really the future of television, or a sideshow to the trend of ever-growing TVs? Tett calls the market for 4K short-throw projection systems a niche within a niche thats likely to stay that way, largely because 2017 will see a step-in TV panel production globally, but also because projectors are generally a hard sell.
Techradar
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Does that mean the world is willing ditch TVs entirely? That might not be the best thing for Hisense, considering its China's largest TV manufacturer in terms of sales volume. The answer? Probably not. Its in direct competition to a 65-inch or larger screen, but these projection systems are still relatively very pricey, says Tett. You can buy a 65-inch OLED TV for less than half the price. LG has shown its 100-inchHectolaser display LG also showed-off a similar laser screen product at CES 2013; LGs Hecto projected a 100-inch Full HD image from 22-inches, and sold for $19,999. Are concepts like these really the future of television, or a sideshow to the trend of ever-growing TVs? Tett calls the market for 4K short-throw projection systems a niche within a niche thats likely to stay that way, largely because 2017 will see a step-in TV panel production globally, but also because projectors are generally a hard sell.
Digital Trends
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Daily Mail - Science
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Made by LG, the Watch Sport and Watch Style are set to be revealed on February 9th, according to VentureBeat, and will run Android Wear 2.0, Google's new software.
Mashable
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You've probably heard of big-name Chinese phone makers like Xiaomi , Huawei and Meizu . But you might want to start keeping a closer eye on Vivo. The Chinese phone maker's been around since 2009, but it's just now starting to kick things up a notch. Take the company's newest phone, the Vivo V5Plus. It's got two front-facing cameras to take the ultimate selfie. SEE ALSO: Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S8 Vivo's not the first company to include two front-facing cameras. LG's V10 also had dual 5-megapixel selfie cameras , one a regular wide-angle lens and the other an ultra-wide lens. Read more... More about Android , Smartphones , Cameras , Dual Cameras , and Selfies
Digital Trends
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Get ready for a serious Throwback Thursday, friends -- the early-2000s flip phone looks like it's making its way back. On Wednesday, it was discovered that LG had filed a patent for a foldable phone design. The post Party like it's the early 2000s flip phones poised to make comeback in 2017 appeared first on Digital Trends .
Know Your Mobile News
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Forbes
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Fraid I’m not so optimistic about this one.
Digital Trends
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Rumors are circulating about LG's next flagship smartphone, the G6. Whatever the company has in store for us, the phone will have to be a stunner, as LG failed to spark interest in its modular ecosystem with the G5. The post LG's next big phone will debut in Barcelona on February 26 appeared first on Digital Trends .
Digital Trends
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Rumors are circulating about LG's next flagship smartphone, the G6. Whatever the company has in store for us, the phone will have to be a stunner, as LG failed to spark interest in its modular ecosystem with the G5. The post LG's next big phone is debuting in Barcelona on February 26 appeared first on Digital Trends .
Mashable
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LG's G5 as interesting it may be with its modular design and host of accessories was a flop . Now, the company is trying to redeem itself with a very different flagship phone, and it's likely to launch on Feb. 26, ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. We know this because we've just received an invite from the company. As is customary, the invite does not contain many details, except the place and the date. But a couple of hints make it quite obvious that this will be the G6 launch. SEE ALSO: LG's new 4K TV is thinner than an iPhone The invite shows the shape of a phone, and sports a tagline "See More, Play More," which is probably referring to the G6's new, 18:9 screen . Read more... More about Mwc 2017 , Mwc2017 , Mwc , G6 , and Lg
Android Police
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Well, this is a first. Of all the major OEMs that we cover on Android Police, few give us more headache when it comes to their Android updates than Samsung and LG. HTC, Sony, Motorola have been known to reveal which devices they plan to update to a newer version of Android and to give a timeline of that update, a practice they have followed over the past few years, but Samsung and LG? Read More Samsung confirms the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and Edge+, Note5, and more will get Android 7.0 Nougat in the first half of 2017 was written by the awesome team at Android Police .