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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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1 hour 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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1 hour 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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2 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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3 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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3 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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3 hours ago

Instagram adds emoji support for hashtags, along with three new filters

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Instagram is allowing emojis to work within hashtags as part of its latest update, along with adding three new filters for the popular photo sharing app.

Emojis can now be added to Instagram posts via hashtags, and users can tap on them in captions. Users can also search for them on the Explore page.

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4 hours ago

Sprint begins rollout of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to LG G2

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Sprint has started its over-the-air rollout of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to owners of its version of the LG G2.

Today's rollout makes Sprint the last of the four major US carriers to offer the Lollipop update to the LG G2.

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4 hours ago

Lenovo's new ThinkCentre Chromebox is a tiny desktop for students and businesses

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Lenovo plans to launch a new addition to its ThinkCentre Tiny desktop library in June with the ThinkCentre Chromebox, running Chrome OS.

The desktop is only 7-inches high and 1.4-inches in width and weighs just 2.2 pounds. It's designed to be connected easily to the 23-inch Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One monitor, during the ThinkCentre Chromebox into an all-in-one Chrome OS PC.

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5 hours ago

SwiftKey launches 'Greenhouse' endeavor with new Clarity keyboard

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SwiftKey

SwiftKey Greenhouse is a new place for the keyboard firm's experimental apps — the first of which brings even smarter autocorrect.

The company behind popular keyboard app SwiftKey has announced a new hub for experimental software projects, dubbed SwiftKey Greenhouse. Greenhouse is designed to showcase work-in-progress ideas from the SwiftKey team, which may or may not end up seeing a wider release. The idea, the firm says, is to plant experiments here and see what they grow into — hence the "Greenhouse" metaphor.

The first SwiftKey Greenhouse project is a new type of intelligent keyboard for Android — Clarity keyboard.

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5 hours ago

Google wants to keep patents away from patent trolls with new 'Patent Purchase Promotion'

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Google will purchase your unwanted patents in order to keep them out of the hands of "patent trolls."

With company dynamics constantly changing, often times companies find themselves in possession of patents that they no longer need. Selling a patent, especially for smaller companies, can be a difficult task, and Google looks to make that easier with an experimental Patent Purchase Promotion.

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5 hours ago

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review

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Alcatel Idol 3

The Idol 3 from Alcatel OneTouch may be the best value in mobile today.

When we first looked at the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 — we're talking about the larger, 5.5-inch 1080p display model here — at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, we had a good feeling about what we were seeing. Alcatel OneTouch certainly isn't on the tip of any tongues when talking about top-selling Android phones, but the company's latest offering is a phone you need to know about.

While the Idol 3 doesn't have the specs that will set the Android world on fire, what it does bring is one of the best experiences you'll find under $250. The Idol 3 is the perfect balance of features and performance versus cost, and after a bit of time using it, I'm liking it more and more each day.

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6 hours ago

Blu Selfie review

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The Blu Selfie and its 13MP camera

Sometimes a phone has a name that really means nothing, or a name that's meant to subtly evoke what the phone's about. And sometimes a phone slaps you right in the face with its branding.

It leaves no question about why the phone was made or what you're supposed to do with it. Such is the case with the Blu Selfie, a phone with a name that's beyond obvious.

The quick take

The Blu Selfie comes with a pair of 13MP Sony-powered cameras, one for the front and back at a very reasonable price, but the software experience is at times frustrating and the design and hardware quality won't appeal to everybody.

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6 hours ago

Samsung reportedly opens third factory to meet demand for Galaxy S6 edge

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Samsung is said to have opened a third production facility in order to keep up with the high demand of the Galaxy S6 edge.

According to new reports, Samsung has opened a third production facility that will allow them to double production capacity of Galaxy S6 edge screens. Samsung had predicted record sales of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, and they reportedly had planned the launch of this third facility in June.

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