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HTC One M9 up for grab! #ac  
Make sure to enter our HTC One M9 Giveaway! First prize: HTC One M9 sponsored by Rogers. Second Prize: Messenger bag, Notebook and an Umbrella from HTC. Contest details: Canadian residents ONLY Tweet about the giveaway a...
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LG Electronics (LG) will begin the global rollout of its premium LG Watch Urbane this week in South Korea to be followed by key markets in North America, Europe and Asia in the weeks to come.
Customers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States will be able to purchase the LG Watch Urbane on Google Store starting this month.

At MWC 2015, the LG Watch Urbane received numerous awards and accolades from consumers, media and industry thought leaders for its modern design, full-circle Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display and overall usefulness. The LG Watch Urbane carries over the 1.3-inch P-OLED display from the LG G Watch R but features a less prominent and lower profile bezel. Its dimensions are smaller overall and thinner, without reducing the size of the display or the battery. 

Responding to consumers’ desire for style as well as function, the LG Watch Urbane has a full metal body with a stitched genuine leather strap. The stainless steel body is available in a luxurious polished rose gold and silver, accentuated further with a narrow bezel that gives the device the sleek lines of a classic timepiece. Unlike many other competing smartwatches, the band can be exchanged with any replacement 22mm leather, silicone or metal strap for the ultimate in convenience and personalization. 

LG Watch Urbane is the first new smartwatch powered by the latest version of Android Wear which works seamlessly with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above. Some of the features available for the first time on any Android Wear device include Wi-Fi connectivity, always-on apps to keep the display from going dark when running, navigating or even grocery shopping and an improved UX that makes launching favorite apps and getting in touch with friends easier than ever before with everything now front-and-center.

The latest OS allows users to send emojis by drawing them directly on the LG Watch Urbane. Draw a smiley face, a clock showing a certain time or any other pictures and Android Wear will match your drawing to the closest Unicode emoji for sending to another Android Wear watch, smartphone, or computer. Other improvements include the ability to change the font size and see notifications even when looking at another function on the display, such as directions. What’s more, the screen on the LG Watch Urbane can now be set to lock automatically when it is removed from the wrist.

Included in LG Watch Urbane are two new and useful features not available on other Android Wear devices: LG Call and LG Pulse. LG Call allows the wearer to access recent calls and the favorite contacts list on the connected smartphone to dial out directly from the watch. When connected to a Bluetooth headset, there is no need to remove the phone from one’s pocket to place a call. And LG Pulse takes health monitoring to a whole new level by measuring the wearer’s heart rate every second during exercise with no maximum time limit. At the end of the activity, LG Pulse will report the average heart rate over the entire duration of the activity and display a heart rate graph on LG Health (coming soon). 

“The LG Watch Urbane is the third Android Wear device introduced by LG in the past year which demonstrates our commitment to this platform,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “More importantly, LG Watch Urbane is a perfect example that Android Wear watches can be functional and beautiful and a useful accessory that complements any wardrobe. No one would mistake LG Watch Urbane for a computer on your wrist.”

Price and additional purchase details will be announced locally at the time of availability. 

Key Specifications:

Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 400

Operating System: Android Wear™

Display: 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320, 245ppi)

Size: 45.5 x 52.2 x 10.9mm

Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB LPDDR2

Battery: 410mAh

Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro / Accelerometer / Compass) / Barometer / PPG (Heart Rate Sensor)

Color: Rose Gold / Silver

Other: Dust and Water Resistance (IP67) 
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Watch the Apple Watch unbox itself
The appointed time has finally arrived. Months after its unveiling, Apple's Watch is finally finding its way onto the public's wrists. Yet, as is often
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+OnePlus One turns one, get's discounted by one!

Well, I wouldn't really call $1 a discount, I mean technically, but this is more of a symbolic gesture than anything. Either way, starting at $299, the OnePlus One is a whole lot of smartphone for a little price. Especially now that OnePlus finally has Lollipop rolling out to devices.

#OPO   #OPOTOGDBO  
The OnePlus One has now hit its lowest price point over -- you can grab it for a whopping $1 cheaper from here on out! Not exciting news, I know, but it is a symbolic gesture by OnePlus to celebrate the phone's one-year anniversary. Thankfully they have some actual deals to celebrate the occasion.
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The fitness-forward face computer we've been hearing about for years has arrived, but its software isn't fully baked just yet. It may have taken the company a lot longer than originally expected to start shipping their wearable fitness computer, but we've finally got a Recon Jet in our… #android
The fitness-forward face computer we've been hearing about for years has arrived, but its software isn't fully baked just yet. It may have taken the company a lot longer than originally expected to start shipping their wearable fitness computer, but we've finally got a Recon Jet in our hands to play with. While Recon Jet was originally compared to Google Glass, due largely to being...
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These OPPO R7 renders leaked today, alongside a new rumor according to which the upcoming phone (coming May 20, allegedly), will pack a fingerprint scanner

by +Anton D. Nagy 

http://pocketnow.com/2015/04/24/oppo-r7-renders
These OPPO R7 renders leaked today, alongside a new rumor according to which the upcoming phone (coming May 20, allegedly), will pack a fingerprint scanner
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I think I'm getting over my Apple addiction. The clasp opened when I was taking my hand out of my pants pocket. Apple wants $229 to fix a $350 watch. What a screw. 
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Live Now: Apple Watch Teardown (iFixit)
 
After almost 8 months of waiting +iFixit finally got its hands on the Apple Watch.

And what do they do with it? They look at the inside of the watch, naturally.

The teardown experts got their hands on the Sports version of the Apple Watch, particularly the one with the 38 mm bands.

In most cases, however, the Apple Watches should have pretty much the same components, save a few garnishes appropriate to their price level.

For example, the sporty ones get a composite hard cover back while the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition get zirconia ceramic covers.

The 38 mm models also get a screen resolution of 272x340 while the larger 42 mm gets 312x390.

Getting the back cover popped up was relatively uneventful compared to more stressful smartphone teardowns.

A bit of heat plus a knife and an opening pick was all that was needed to break the two halves up. Given the compact size of the smartwatch, it's not surprising to learn that there are a lot of hidden paths, connectors, and cables.

One space-saving technique seems to be to sandwich the microphone ribbon cable between the inner and outer layers of the case.

The smartwatch happened to have one of the tiniest screws iFiixt has ever encountered and didn't exactly have the tools at hand for such an undertaking.

This teardown is happening in real time! Be sure to refresh the page to see live updates

+https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Apple+Watch+Teardown/40655

 
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+http://www.slashgear.com/apple-watch-ifixit-teardown-so-it-begins-24380579/


#applewatch #wearable #teardown #ifixit   #applewatchsports  
 
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Is this the next Nexus phone? (that might be announced at IO?)

Random speculation here, but for the sake of hypebeasting something we haven't hypebeasted in a while, let's let the hypebeasting begin. Hypebeast.

This image is taken from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz1glL7hKwo, a Project Fi video guide. Google generally doesn't use renders from unknown devices in their product videos. Project Fi only works with the Nexus 6, so why not use a Nexus 6 render, the phone that people have to use with the service right now? If you're not going to use the Nexus 6, then you better show the guide videos on another supported phone, right? That makes sense to me.

Could this phone just be a generic render? Sure. Absolutely. That takes the fun out of hypbeasting though. And we came here to hypebeast, dammit.

What if the Android phone pictured below is the upcoming Huawei Nexus? A cheaper Nexus, built for Project Fi? Now hear me out. Project Fi, as a marriage of cellular data and WiFi is cool, but that's still a tough sell, because you have to buy a $700 smartphone to use the service. Sure, you can finance the Nexus 6 through Fi, but you still end up having to pay for the cost of an expensive phone over the next two years.

What if the Huawei Nexus is a cheaper Nexus, built with Project Fi in mind. Right now, I can go out and buy an Moto E, Moto G or upcoming Huawei SnapTo on the cheap and jump on my MVNO of choice, except for Fi of course. While Fi isn't your typical MVNO, having your MVNO locked down to one expensive phone doesn't sound very appealing either.

Having a cheaper Nexus phone that worked on Project Fi sounds more Googly to me. Google is about service availability. Having a cheaper Nexus that's available to budget conscious people, you know, those looking to save money on their wireless bill, sounds a whole lot better to me than the current setup at launch.

So what do you think of my speculation? Plausible? Or I am reading too much into the generic render below, for the sake of hypebeasting? Who knows? Either way, I enjoyed confirming the launch of Half-Life 3. Cheers!

(The above is based purely on speculation, opinions, and having a good time.)
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Bug found in the Galaxy S5 allows hackers to clone fingerprints, researchers declare

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We should all be well-aware that biometric data is among the most personal and important information we don't want getting into the wrong hands. That's why at this week's RSA Conference, researchers from security firm FireEye will discuss the state of biometric security to the public. Specifically, these researchers found that, after performing a series of tests on the Samsung Galaxy S5 (among other Android devices), hackers have the opportunity ...
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Is this the next Nexus phone? (that might be announced at IO?)

Random speculation here, but for the sake of hypebeasting something we haven't hypebeasted in a while, let's let the hypebeasting begin. Hypebeast.

This image is taken from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz1glL7hKwo, a Project Fi video guide. Google generally doesn't use renders from unknown devices in their product videos. Project Fi only works with the Nexus 6, so why not use a Nexus 6 render, the phone that people have to use with the service right now? If you're not going to use the Nexus 6, then you better show the guide videos on another supported phone, right? That makes sense to me.

Could this phone just be a generic render? Sure. Absolutely. That takes the fun out of hypbeasting though. And we came here to hypebeast, dammit.

What if the Android phone pictured below is the upcoming Huawei Nexus? A cheaper Nexus, built for Project Fi? Now hear me out. Project Fi, as a marriage of cellular data and WiFi is cool, but that's still a tough sell, because you have to buy a $700 smartphone to use the service. Sure, you can finance the Nexus 6 through Fi, but you still end up having to pay for the cost of an expensive phone over the next two years.

What if the Huawei Nexus is a cheaper Nexus, built with Project Fi in mind. Right now, I can go out and buy an Moto E, Moto G or upcoming Huawei SnapTo on the cheap and jump on my MVNO of choice, except for Fi of course. While Fi isn't your typical MVNO, having your MVNO locked down to one expensive phone doesn't sound very appealing either.

Having a cheaper Nexus phone that worked on Project Fi sounds more Googly to me. Google is about service availability. Having a cheaper Nexus that's available to budget conscious people, you know, those looking to save money on their wireless bill, sounds a whole lot better to me than the current setup at launch.

So what do you think of my speculation? Plausible? Or I am reading too much into the generic render below, for the sake of hypebeasting? Who knows? Either way, I enjoyed confirming the launch of Half-Life 3. Cheers!

(The above is based purely on speculation, opinions, and having a good time.)
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Scott is currently an engineering student, and has a passion for science, technology, and Android. A passionate open internet advocate.

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