LG teases the amazing camera with f/1.8 aperture on the upcoming G4 [Video]

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LG sent us an invitation this morning to join them in New York City on April 28 for the unveiling of the G4. They also included a short teaser video which reveals that the G4 will feature a camera with a f/1.8 aperture.

This would put the G4 ahead of Samsung’s f/1.9 aperture on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. We have already seen what those phones can do in low light so imagine how much better the G4 might be. The G3 had a fantastic camera so I am expecting big things from the G4.

Hit the break for the short teaser video, and you can also check out LG’s first look of the software that will be on the G4.


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Complete Star Wars movie collection coming to Google Play on April 10

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Star Wars has been one of the most popular movie franchises in history, but one thing it lacked was digital availability. That is all changing as it will now be available digitally starting this Friday, April 10.

This means it will be available on Google Play, and it will also be available on iTunes, Vudu, Amazon, Verizon Fios, Xbox Video, and Disney Movies Anywhere.


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Samsung’s upcoming round smartwatch will be be called the Gear A, can make phone calls

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We have been hearing a lot about the upcoming Samsung smartwatch. We know it’s round, and we thought it might be called the Orbis, but it appears that’s the code name.

It looks like it will be called the Gear A. Samsung will offer two versions, one with basic Bluetooth connectivity, and the other with 3G support. Both will have Wi-Fi as well, and the 3G version will also be able to make phone calls.


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It’s not Chrome, but we finally have a working web browser for Android TV

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I know there are a lot of you with an Android TV device (Nexus Player or ADT-1 for now) that want to browse the web. It’s already possible by sideloading the APK of a browser app such as Chrome, but it won’t work properly with the remote control or game controller. Instead, you will need a mouse in order to navigate, which can be a pain in the you know what.


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LG teases new user interface (UX 4.0) on upcoming G4

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LG continues trying to drum up some buzz for their upcoming G4 smartphone since Samsung will get a 2 month head start with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

Today, they released a video teasing the new user interface, dubbed UX 4.0. LG claims it will be “human-centered” as in it will have the ability to anticipate the needs of the user.


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Samsung refutes claim of Galaxy S6 Edge being so bendable

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Last last week, SquareTrade released a video showing how bendable the Galaxy S6 Edge is. In fact even more bendable than the iPhone 6 Plus. Now Samsung is refuting the claim, and with good reason.

Samsung claims that the video shows the Galaxy S6 Edge being bent (and broken) under a pressure of 110lbf (50kgf). However, that kind of pressure just isn’t the norm. The majority of concern comes from the back pocket, which only generates about 66lbf (30kgf). Samsung’s own testing shows the Galaxy S6 Edge cannot be bent under 79lbf (32kgf). That level of pressure would snap a bundle of five pencils at once.


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Sling TV launches Sling International, brings nearly 200 channels in 18 languages

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Sling TV continues to be the cord cutters dream. They announced that DishWorld, the live streaming multi-language TV service, is now Sling International and it provides nearly 200 channels in 18 languages at $15 per month.

Sling TV customers can add Sling International to their monthly plan and will be able to watch the new programming through the same apps they use for Sling TV. This includes Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, current generation Roku players, Android and iOS devices, Xbox One, Macs, and PCs. New customers will be eligible for one month free.


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Samsung is in ‘full recovery phase’

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Samsung will announce earnings for the first quarter next Tuesday, but don’t expect much. However, investors are expecting big things for the rest of the year.

Shares already hit a 21 month high in mid-march with the belief that the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and other mid-tier phones will boost sales. Strong semiconductor sales will also drive sales as Samsung is now committed to their own Exynos processor and they have signed up NVIDIA as a new customer.


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