Using the always-on display on the LG G5

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Like Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the LG G5 comes with an always-on display. This phone’s approach to the always-on display is much more useful because it displays icons for the apps that are pushing notifications to you. Rather than just seeing the date and time, LG wants G5 owners to get deeper information. It’s not quite like Motorola’s Moto Display on the Moto X Pure Edition, but it’s a step above Samsung’s boring always-on display.

Hit the break to see how LG’s always-on display works on the G5.

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Watch today’s Next@Acer event right here!

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Today in New York City, Acer is holding a global press event on a grand stage to introduce its latest products. Laptops and tablets with Windows 10 are almost a lock to surface, but we have a hunch new Chrome OS-powered devices (like a Chromebook or Chromebase) will appear as well. There’s even a chance Acer shows off new Android tablets.

Although you’re not actually there in the Big Apple, you can still watch the livestream on YouTube.

Hit the break to watch the Next@Acer event.

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Google’s first 360 VR live-action film, ‘Help’, offers a glimpse into the future of cinematography

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In case you haven’t realized, 360-degree video is fast becoming a thing in 2016. Google launched 360-degree live video streaming and spatial audio to YouTube a couple of days ago, as well as its VR View platform that makes it easy for developers to embed VR content into websites and apps back in March. If you caught the trailer for its 360-degree short live-action film called Help on YouTube, then you may want to join us after the break to watch the full 5-minute video. Read more

Play podcasts right in the Google app

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On Monday, podcasts went live on Google Play. Now your episodic listening habits can be satisfied by using the same digital hub that stores apps, games, movies, and music. But if you just want the quickest way possible to listen to podcasts, the Google app might just be your best avenue. Today, the Google app went live with in-app playback for podcasts after just searching the name of the show.

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