New image of Pixel XL 2 shows up along with info on features

Earlier today several images showed up that supposedly reveal the design of the forthcoming LG V30 smartphone. Turns out that was not the only LG manufactured device to be the subject of the rumor mill. A new image also surfaced that claims to be the next Google Pixel XL device. Along with the image and what can be gleaned from it regarding the new Pixel XL, sources also indicate the device will get a “squeezable” frame similar to what the HTC U11 offers.

LG Q6 Specifications

Earlier today LG announced their new mid-range phone, the LG Q6. The launch of a new product line for LG is actually comprised of three devices – the standard Q6, the Q6+ and the Q6α. There is no variation in most of the specifications for the devices. For instance, the Q6+ is not a larger format of the Q6. The only differences are in some of the internal memory, both RAM and storage capacity, hardware and in the choice of colors.

Check out the specifications for the new LG Q6 devices after the break.

CAD based renders reveal expected LG V30 design

Although it did not really start out that way, LG’s line of V series devices has risen to become the second half of the company’s flagship smartphone offerings each year. This is similar to the pattern we see from Samsung with the release of their Galaxy devices in the spring and their Note devices in the fall. With the LG G6 out for a few months now and the LG Q6 officially launched, we now turn our eyes to the forthcoming LG V30.

The affordable LG Q6 launches with FullVision 18:9 display and Snapdragon 435 SoC

There have been a couple of rumors pointing to LG launching a mini version of the G6 in recent weeks, and the Korean handset maker has confirmed it today with the Q6 series of handsets being officially announced. As you might expect of LG after how it decided some regions would get the G6 with Quad HD DAC and others would get wireless charging instead, the Q6 series consists of the Q6, Q6+, and Q6α, each with varying levels of specifications. 

[Deal] Google Home on sale for $99, 2nd gen Chromecasts $10 off

As clocks start to roll over to July 11th around the globe and Amazon’s Prime Day sales event gets underway, competitors are gearing up their own special deals. One of them is Google which has launched some special deals on Google Home and Chromecast devices in an effort to lure buyers over to their ecosystem for connected home and personal assistant hardware and services. Although not quite as cheap or discounted as heavily as an Amazon Echo, the Google Home can be grabbed for only $99.

Alphabet’s Project Loon loses patent in lawsuit with Space Data

Just last week news came out about Alphabet and their autonomous vehicle division Waymo, giving up on some patent claims in a legal dispute with Uber. More bad news has arrived at Alphabet’s doorstep in terms of patents, this time for one related to Project Loon, the company’s project to distribute Internet access to remote locations around the globe using high-altitude balloons. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled an Alphabet patent involving changes in direction related to changes in altitude. Perhaps more crushing for Alphabet is the patent was not only canceled, but now the underlying technology is owned by a company called Space Data which plans to assert patent violations by Alphabet.

[Sponsored] How the Bumble BFF Feature is Helping Women Find Friends

In today’s dating game, there’s no shortage of dating apps. Singles account for almost half of the adult population in the U.S. For more than a fourth of them, dating apps have all but replaced barhopping and disastrous blind dates. Somewhat surprisingly, more males than females take to apps in pursuit of mates.

Women on a search for Mr. Right need a break. That’s where Bumble BFF and Whitney Wolfe come in.

[Video] Unboxing the Moto Z2 Play

Who’s up for some unboxing action? Our Justin Herrick has his hands on the Moto Z2 Play, a handset that features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a Snapdragon 626 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. There’s a 12MP rear camera, a 5MP front snapper, and a 3,000mAh battery which is slightly smaller than the previous model. The design is immediately recognizable as a Moto Z device and it is naturally compatible with Moto Mods.

The Moto Z2 Play is currently available from Verizon although an unlocked version with slightly higher specs will go on sale later in the summer for $499. Without further ado, though, join us after the break to see Justin unbox the handset. 

[Deal] Amazon slashes the Echo price to just $89 for Prime Day

Amazon’s Prime Day is technically tomorrow, but the 30 hours worth of deals actually start at 9PM ET, with 13 countries joining in the fun. It’s the third time that Amazon is holding its deals showcase, which in previous years has produced higher sales than the retailer’s Black Friday promotion. Join us after the break to check out a sneak-peek into the sort of deals you can expect to see.

Desktop client for Google’s Allo app is still a few more weeks away from release

Google’s Allo app launched last year, and it’s safe to say that so far it hasn’t become the go-to app for instant messaging, despite being pre-installed on new handsets. One of the main complaints about the Allo messaging service is the lack of a desktop client, while Google is working on one it is still a few more weeks away from being released.