LG points out some of the new features of the G6’s UX interface

With MWC 2017 fast approaching, the steady drip of leaks is threatening to become a full-on deluge. Let’s take the LG G6, for instance, in recent weeks we’ve covered stories about its alleged reliability, various renders showing off its all-metal body, that it could be the first non-Google handset with Assistant onboard, and that the G6 will make do with the Snapdragon 821 as opposed to the Snapdragon 835 that the Galaxy S8 to feature. Today, we have an official video from LG teasing version UX 6.0 of the G6’s user interface. 

Facebook brings auto-playing sound to videos in its News Feed and a new app for the living room

 

Facebook has just announced a slew of changes to the way it presents videos in your News Feed, as well as a wider choice of platforms that you can use to watch videos on. One of the tweaks includes the auto-playing of sound when the video plays in your News Feed, which is sure to cause some consternation among some of us. Facebook has also made a new app for viewing videos on televisions and streaming devices. Join us after the break for more details.

Google wants to know how you would fix Allo

There are a ton of messaging apps to choose from, with heavy hitters such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and iMessage (iOS) all vying for your attention. Despite already offering the Hangouts and Messenger app (among others), in 2016 Google saw fit to throw two new apps into the mix in the form of the Allo instant messaging app as well as a new video chat app, Duo. While Allo managed to hit the 10 million downloads mark on the Play Store back in December, do you actually know someone who uses the app? If so, Google is now asking for feedback on the app. Join us after the break to find out how you can contribute your two cents.

Google lost employees in autonomous car project by paying way too much

Google has made waves with their self-driving car project, but ironically, too much progress at the start might have caused their current talent drought in trying to compete with other companies.

Anytime you’re dealing with brand new technology, you’re going to see some employees jumping back and forth between big companies trying to carve out the market, and there will be some employees who leave to start up their own versions of that particular business. But what you don’t usually see is a company grossly overpaying their employees so much that they have the financial stability to go do whatever they want.

Check out the creepy #LickOfLove video from OnePlus for Valentine’s Day

Having been around for around 3 years now, OnePlus has developed from an upstart, brash, company that launched various inappropriate campaigns such as this for the breakout OnePlus One, to something more mature, right? Well, it seems that for its Valentine’s Day promotion, OnePlus has chosen to revert to its childhood with the creepy ‘LickOfLove’ campaign that offers a discount and the chance to win a pair of OnePlus 3T‘s. You can you can check out the video for yourself after the break.