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26 min ago

LG G4 liveblog — 11 a.m. EDT today from New York and London!

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LG G4

We're coming at you live this morning from New York City (and, as our UK contingent reminds us, in London as well!) for the official unveiling of a phone that actually doesn't require all that much introduction — the new LG G4! There's a lot we already know about this phone, of course. But there's also a lot left to learn.

And there's only one way to do that.

So join us right here at 11 a.m. EDT — that's 4 p.m. in London — for our liveblog of the event!

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38 min ago

Samsung's Level On headphones go wireless, Level Link audio adapter announced

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Samsung has unveiled two new models in its Level series of premium audio products, the Level On Wireless on-ear headphones and the Level Link wireless audio adapter.

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51 min ago

ASUS mulling ZenWatch 2 for 2016, two variants being readied

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ASUS will launch a successor to the ZenWatch in 2016, with the smartwatch said to be offered in two versions: one tailored for men and the other for women.

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1 hour ago

LG Magna is now available in India for ₹16,500

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Announced earlier this year at Mobile World Congress, LG's mid-range Magna is officially up for sale in India for ₹16,500 ($260).

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2 hours ago

These are the digital Galaxy Gifts included with Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

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Samsung is continuing its tradition of bundling freebies with its flagship smartphones under the Galaxy Gifts promotion. This time around, there's over $500 worth of content on offer for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge owners.

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6 hours ago

HTC set to launch a mid-range phone 'exclusively built for India' in Q3 2015

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Following Xiaomi's lead, HTC has announced that it will unveil its next global smartphone in India, with a launch slated for sometime during the third quarter of 2015.

Chia-Lin Chang, HTC's CFO and president of global sales, revealed the manufacturer's plans in an interview with ET Telecom, underscoring the importance of the Indian market:

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9 hours ago

Disney Infinity: Toy Box 2.0 brings The Avengers to Android

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3.4GB of Avengers, Guardians, Big Hero 6, and Tron on your smartphone or tablet.

The Toys to Life category of gaming has been growing at an incredible rate over the last two years, and Disney Infinity has been a big part of that. With the release of Disney Infinity 2.0, the game took a turn from clever collectible franchise with a personal design element to an entire universe of mingames and subplots featuring characters from all across the Disney IP. As if it wasn't already cool to have Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy, Elsa from Frozen, and Vanellope from Wreck-it Ralph all running around the same world on your television, the Toy Box experience has now made its way to Android.

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11 hours ago

LG G Watch R and Moto 360 get price cuts on the Google Store

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Following the availability of the LG Watch Urbane on the Google Store, Google has also dropped the prices of the G Watch R and Moto 360 to $249 and $179, respectively.

If that LG Watch Urbane is a bit too rich for your blood, Google has cut the price of the G Watch R from $299 to $249 on the Google Store, while the Moto 360 has also dropped from $249 to $179.

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12 hours ago

LG Watch Urbane hits the Google Store for $349

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The LG Watch Urbane is now on sale from the Google Store for $349.

The LG Watch Urbane went on sale through UK retailer Clove earlier today, but it looks like Google has it listed slightly cheaper than Clove's £260 (roughly $395) price tag, coming in at just $349 with free shipping.

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14 hours ago

We have our five VR for G3 visor winners!

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LG G3 and VR for G3

There are all sorts of flavors of VR out there. You've no doubt seen Google Cardboard, and LG has its own take on that with the new VR for G3. Think plastic visor that the LG G3 smartphone fits inside. Affix to your face, and you're immersed in whatever's on the screen.

So of course, we had to give some away! But what good is the VR without the G3? So we decided to throw the phone in as well. And now it's time to announce who the winners are!

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14 hours ago

T-Mobile resumes ZTE Zmax sales with a friendly reminder about the battery

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After a brief hiatus, T-Mobile has resumed sales of the ZTE Zmax, this time with instructions for the customer regarding the battery.

T-Mobile had to halt the sales of the ZTE Zmax recently thanks to some customers who had attempted to remove the non-removable battery. After an investigation, which was led by ZTE, it was determined that only a small number of customers made the attempt, and the device was safe to sell.

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15 hours ago

Where's the Weather app on the Galaxy S6?

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Samsung will happily show you the weather all over the Galaxy S6, but there's no icon in the app drawer.

While you may have a favorite weather app to turn to for what is happening near you, a lot of folks rely on whatever app is handy. For some that means the weather notifications through Google Now are perfect, while others rely on that quick glance baked into their favorite clock widget. Like most Android phones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge offers a clock widget with weather built in that pops up as soon as you hit the home screen for the first time. This same weather information is available on the lock screen, as well as the Information Stream on the Galaxy S6 edge. It's powered by Accuweather, and works reasonably well for offering up a quick glance at your current weather.

The only thing missing is the actual app. At least, that's how you'd probably feel if you went looking for this app in your launcher. What you're seeing here is another example of Samsung's integrated apps, which means you've got a couple of options for accessing and using the app to get your weather.

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16 hours ago

Facebook Messenger adds free video calling for the US and 17 more countries

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Facebook has announced a new update to its Facebook Messenger app that adds support for free video calls for the US and 17 other countries.

This new feature means that Facebook Messenger could be a competitor in the VoIP video market to apps such as Skype and Viber, among others.

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16 hours ago

Get real-time rain and lightning alerts with The Weather Channel app

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The Weather Channel app has added some great new functionality in the latest update, including real-time alerts for rain, snow, and lightning.

Keeping informed of weather conditions is something that is important to many. Knowing when the rain has started, or if lightning is in the area is something that people like to know, and there are many great weather apps for Android. The Weather Channel app has been updated with support for real-time alerts for rain, snow, and lightning.

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17 hours ago

LG Watch Urbane reportedly coming to Verizon on April 28 for $349

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According to some new promotional materials, it appears as though Verizon may begin carrying the LG Watch Urbane on April 28 for $349.

Verizon may begin carrying the LG Watch Urbane as early as April 28, according to some leaked promotional material. Priced at $349.99, Verizon may be the first US carrier to offer the smartwatch. We have already seen the official announcement that it will be coming to the Google Store by the end of the month, and Clove UK already has stock, so this isn't unlikely.

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