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1 year ago

LG's new 360 CAM and 360 VR can image your entire world in 360 degrees

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LG's slipping into the burgeoning VR market with a pair of new products: the lightweight and compact LG 360 VR headset and the LG 360 CAM for capturing 360-degree photos and video.

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LG's "Friends" concept extends to more than just the swappable Hi-Fi and camera control modules — you can also pair it up with a handheld 360-degree camera and a lightweight VR visor: the LG 360 CAM and the LG 360 VR.

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1 year ago

Best laptop bags: The Mobile Nations editors' top picks

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If you have a laptop there's a strong chance you'll want a good bag to carry it around in.

Laptop computers are incredibly popular these days, and with portability comes actually wanting to carry it around with you. Whether you're spending a little on a cheap Chromebook or throwing all your cash at a Pixel, you want to look after it. After all, you're probably going to keep it for a fair amount of time, longer than you might a smartphone.

There are hundreds, thousands of laptop bags out there. There are also a number of folks working at Mobile Nations who spend a good deal of time with a laptop stashed inside a bag. So, we've rounded up the editorial team and come up with a decent selection of our top choices for hauling around our laptops and anything else that may need to go with them.

Let's jump right in.

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1 year ago

Karma ditches its Neverstop unlimited Wi-Fi data service for new Pulse tiered plans

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Just a few months after Karma launched its $50 Neverstop unlimited data plan for its Wi-Fi hotspot, the company has ditched that plan. In its place, it has launched Pulse, which offers Karma hotspot users three different data tiers without throttling speeds. However, there will be extra fees if users go over their subscribed tiers.

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1 year ago

Motorola launches VerveLife, a new line of wearable accessories

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Motorola has announced a new line of wearable products under the VerveLife branding. The company will release a number of 'Verve' branded accessories, from wearable cameras to headphones and even a GPS pet tracker. At this point not a whole lot is known about each of the products, though they will be on display during Mobile World Congress, which is just around the corner.

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1 year ago

SanDisk's 200GB microSD is just $89 at Amazon

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Amazon is offering a great deal for those in need of some additional storage for their phone or tablet. You can now grab SanDisk's 200GB microSD card for just $89, or if you need to spend a little less you can go with the 128GB card for only $44. When SanDisk first released the 200GB card, it carried a price tag of around $250, meaning that this new price is a 64 percent savings from its initial release price.

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1 year ago

5 high-capacity power banks that are great for the traveling techie

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These aren't your pocket-friendly power banks, but they can be your lifeline when battery life runs short across multiple devices.

Given today's power-hungry phones and tablets, any power pack under 20,000mAh shouldn't be considered high-capacity. While the majority of these beefier backup batteries aren't suited for storing in your pocket, they're still compact enough to toss in a backpack, suitcase, or laptop bag for a quick charge when you need it. Check out these five power banks that provide enough battery to keep up with the most demanding tech-lover.

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1 year ago

Save up to 70 percent on select PNY memory cards at Amazon

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Amazon is hosting a sale today that saves you up to 70 percent on various PNY memory cards, flash drives and more. This deal is good for today only, Feb. 15, but saves you big on memory cards for your phone, tablet, camera and any other electronic that you may own that accepts the card.

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1 year ago

This USB-C problem isn't going away anytime soon

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There's a lot to say about how great USB-C is, but there are also very serious issues that aren't being quickly addressed.

A generation of users who have only ever used micro-USB to charge their phones and accessories have made a terrible discovery: not all USB-C cables are created equally, and some of them can do serious damage to your hardware. While you can always rely on the cables that come in the box, and should use those cables any chance you get, you probably need more than one. UPDATE: Apple just issued a recall for their USB-C cables. It's not obvious by looking at these cables which is good or bad, and the companies selling these cables on Amazon aren't all that interested in confirming their products are safe for the massive array of things you can use with USB-C.

It's not a good situation to be in, and unfortunately it's not a situation that is going to go away anytime soon.

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1 year ago

Wear your Android love with a limited-edition 'I ❤ Android' t-shirt or hoodie!

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It's February, so what better time to show the love? Now you can proudly display your affection for the world's greatest mobile operating system!

This is your last chance. The campaign ends today, so order now. These limited-edition Android Central t-shirts and hoodies are finally available in all colors and sizes from small to 5XL. The front features the "I ❤ Android" message you've been waiting to broadcast to the world; except that the heart is that of the classic Android you know and love. On the back you'll find Lloyd, the official mascot of Android Central, right below the neck. Our premium t-shirts for men and women go for $20, but if you're after something on the warmer side, hoodies are up for grabs for $38.99.

Make sure you reserve yours soon, because this campaign ends today!

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1 year ago

Keep it clear or make your own design with Ringke's Fusion Crystal Case for Galaxy S6

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The Ringke Fusion allows you to get creative with your clear case or stick with the traditional transparent design that shows off your Galaxy S6.

Quite possibly one of the most popular clear cases on the market for the Galaxy S6 is the Ringke Fusion, catering to the customer who desires a simple but still moderately-protective case that doesn't cover anything up. Since it features a hard polycarbonate shell on the back with a more flexible plastic along the sides, there's enough protection to handle common drops, but shouldn't be put into the same category as an OtterBox or LifeProof case.

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1 year ago

Spigen Ultra Hybrid clear case for Galaxy S6: Protection in the clear

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The Ultra Hybrid clear case is perfect for the Galaxy S6 owner who wants protection without bulk or color to take away from the phone's design.

Spigen's crystal clear option to their Ultra Hybrid series for the Galaxy S6 has the advantage of being completely transparent from front to back, utilizing an all-in-one TPU bumper and slim plastic shell. The beauty of this clear cover is in its simplistic design — it might not be ideal for those after a more serious solution against damage, but it's still viable as a light buffer against everyday drops, bumps, and wear.

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1 year ago

LG G5's Quick Cover case will pass your touches to the screen

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Despite the fact that the LG G5 hasn't yet been revealed, LG has unveiled the Quick Cover case for the upcoming smartphone.

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1 year ago

Hands-on with Particle Electron, a DIY IoT kit with cellular radios

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The confusing mess of products and services in the Internet of Things exists in two basic forms right now. You have the off-the-shelf products that only support a handful of things you have to buy separately in order to make that thing truly useful, or you have a pile of developer boards and starter kits that encourage you to build something yourself. The DIY space for IoT is a lot of fun if you know what you're doing, but if you're not already familiar with a lot of this equipment it can be more than a little challenging, especially if you want to do more than connect to the local Wifi network to do things.

Particle's new Electron kit hopes to fix this by offering a board with access to 2G and 3G networks as part of the package, meaning your project can go anywhere you go by default.

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1 year ago

Sweet Valentine's Day gifts for the tech lover in your life

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Set your significant other up with some awesome tech gifts this Valentine's Day that expand beyond the traditional cards and candy.

Looking for a fun way to surprise the tech lover in your life this Valentine's Day? We're here to help with our unique gift guide that encompasses everything from smart mood lighting and key finders to fitness trackers and amazing speakers.

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1 year ago

Protect and show off your Galaxy S6 with the Unicorn Beetle hybrid clear case

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The Unicorn Beetle hybrid case offers as much grip as it does protection for the Samsung Galaxy S6 while staying relatively clear.

As one of our favorite clear cases for the Galaxy S6, the Supcase Unicorn Beetle hybrid cover is more than your average hard case. It sports both a durable polycarbonate and TPU bumper that not only keep a clear design, but also do a great job at protecting against those grim impacts.

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