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LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition specs

LG has been a leader in the Android Wear space for a while now, and their latest effort re-establishes that dominance in a big way. The Watch Urbane 2nd Edition looks nice, offers features no other Wear watch is offering, and includes some hardware under the hood that will make a lot of people look at their existing watch and consider upgrading.

Here’s what’s going on inside this tiny wrist computer.

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Sony talks about downgrading content on the Xperia Z5 Premium to 1080p

Last month at IFA, Sony unveiled the Xperia Z5 Premium, the first smartphone to offer a 4K display. While the 806ppi pixel density is absolutely stunning to look at, Sony has since revealed that the phone would display select content — such as images and videos shot — natively in 4K, with regular usage downgraded to Full HD:

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Sprint customers: two more weeks for unlimited data, talk, and text at $60/month

Sprint announced yesterday, that its $ 60 per month unlimited data, talk, and text plan will increase to $ 70 per month on October 16th. This will not affect customers who already have the plan or those who enroll before this date.

According to the press release, Sprint and T-Mobile are the only companies that have this type of unlimited plan. Sprint is quick to emphasize that T-Mobile’s is $ 80, which still is $ 10 higher than its plan will  [Read More…]

Shield Android TV update brings native 4K gaming

The NVIDIA Shield Android TV is receiving a firmware update to version 2.0 that allows playback of select Android games natively at 4K. Initially, 12 games are available for playback at higher resolutions, with NVIDIA working with developers to add 4K-native assets to their games.

(Deal) Grab the ChargeIt! Car Charger for 40% off

There are a bunch of different way to keep your devices charged on the go. One of the more “old-fashioned” methods is via your car. Nowadays, charging your device in the car seems like a thing of the past, but it’s still a necessary and useful option if the case arises.

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Today’s deal from AndroidGuys is for a pretty awesome car charger from ChargeIt!. The ChargeIt! car charger has dual-outputs  [Read More…]

Where to buy the NVIDIA Shield TV in Europe

NVIDIA has finally brought its Shield TV to European shores and as of today, October 1, it’s officially on sale. If you’ve been looking longingly at this Android TV box from across the pond and want to grab one of your own, here’s where you can buy either the regular or Pro models from right now.

It’s only on sale in some countries and at select retailers, but here’s a breakdown of where we know it’s available  [Read More…]

Google acquires Jibe Mobile as it commits to Rich Communications Services standard

Google has announced that the company has acquired Jibe Mobile, an early leader in Rich Communications Services (RCS) in an effort to bring the standard to a global audience. With RCS, you will be able to take advantage of features that are often times found in modern messaging apps, like WhatsApp and others. Some of these features include group chats, high resolution photos, read indicators and more.

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Facebook will soon support short videos as profile images

Facebook will soon allow its over 1 billion users to put in a short video as their profile picture that can be seen on their mobile apps. The social network is slowly rolling out this feature, along with other new additions for its profile section.

Google and Microsoft end patent dispute over Xbox and smartphones

Google and Microsoft have agreed to a settlement of sorts in a long-running patent dispute between the two tech giants.

LG V10 pictured once again ahead of expected October 1 reveal

We’re only a day out from LG’s October 1 event, but prolific leaker Evan Blass has taken to Twitter with a couple of fresh renders of what we can expect to be unveiled.