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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily a we talk about the Microsoft-Nokia deal, which just got approved by the FTC. Then we talk about Meizu and its new smartphone with a display that exceeds current standards. Samsung is up next as we go through the new color variants of the Galaxy Note 3, along with a possible lite version of the Galaxy Note 3 in MWC. Then we talk about the Oppo N1, its release, and what to expect of the CyanogenMod variant. We end today's show talking about the LG G Flex, and our first ever torture test. All this and more after the break. Stories: - FTC gives Microsoft-Nokia ...

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    If you've been paying attention to the Pocketnow crew the past few months, you'll know that one of us is somewhat enamored of the LG G Flex. We spent much of this week's podcast talking about our week with the unusual phablet, its curved casing a breath of excitement in an otherwise stolid and straitlaced world of right angles. But there's more to the G Flex than the subtle hint of bananaphone in its chassis. LG's latest Android device also brings another first to the high-end smartphone world: a "self-healing" coating designed to seal up minor scratches in a few minutes' time, keeping the ...

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    We at Pocketnow have a lot to be thankful for this week. We're busier than ever, our YouTube channel just passed 500,000 subscribers and we're deep in the planning stages for the new year's big tech expos. But most importantly, we're all still in the business of reporting on mobile gadgets, and that's something we all feel pretty lucky about. On today's late-Friday edition of the Weekly, we'll fill you in on some of the fun stuff coming down the pipe: from our forthcoming LG G Flex review, to wooden Moto X devices hitting shelves, to the future union of Windows RT and Windows Phone. We'll ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's Golden One, which is not made of gold this time, aside from some leaked specs of the HTC M8. Microsoft follows the news as we go through the possibility of a fusion between Windows 8 and Windows RT. Later we talk about the successor to the LG G Flex, which the company plans to make uniquely bendable. Apple is next as some of the company's 2014 plans have been leaked, and they include a bigger iPad and the iWatch. We end today's show talking about Google's Eric Schmidt, and how he recommends Android to his friends over iPhones. All this ...

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    We are only now seeing the first real fruits of the multi-year effort to bring flexible displays to smartphones. The first wave doesn't really bend – or at least not much – but as we saw from Samsung as it explained its goals for the future, that's very much where we're headed. Even with these models so new, we're already hearing about some follow-up rumors, like LG's work on a new version of its G Flex. This G Flex 2 may be in the pipeline for a launch in a little under a year from now, relatively in-line with the anniversary of the announcement of the first G Flex. It sounds like LG ...

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    Scratches. I hate scratches! I hate them on my screen. I hate them on my case. I hate scratches! To help combat scratches on screens we have devices with Gorilla Glass and oleophobic coatings, but the backs of our phones and tablets seem to get nicked, marred, scratched, even gouged, and the only thing we can do is put them in some sort of protective case. Why can't there be a self healing phone? I was first introduced to self-healing materials when I saw an educational program about a gas tank that can literally repair itself when it's punctured. How good is it? It was developed for ...

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    When we first heard that curved-screen smartphones were becoming a reality, we were more than a bit worried we'd get models that were one-trick ponies, meant to show off the new display tech, but with little else going for them. But instead we've gotten devices like the LG G Flex, and even the curved screen and neat self-healing plastic aside, the hardware sounds like it makes for a pretty decent phablet. That's why we were so pleased to hear a rumor earlier this week that the G Flex might be coming to a whole bunch of US carriers. While we haven't been expecting that to go down until next ...

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    Smartphones are finally getting weird again, and I love it. Just a couple years ago, the landscape was a lot different than it is today, with a lot more variety in the sort of models that were coming out – for better or worse. We had that brief fling with autostereoscopic 3D phones, saw a number of models with multiple screens, and had manufacturers experimenting with some pretty elaborate form factors – heck, sometimes even doing more than one of those at a time, like the Kyocera Echo with dual screens and a crazy convertible tablet mode. But now: slate, slate, slate, slate. Even the ...

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    Not everyone sees the world in the same way. Of course that's plainly obvious if you've ever spent time in the dungeons comment sections of the internet, but it's easy to forget that it's also true in a literal sense. Not everyone sees or hears the same way you might … and that's as true for smartphone users as for anyone else. So what kind of considerations go into buying and using today's mobile technology products when you're visually impaired? What kind of brand wars exist in the world of the blind? Are we going in the right direction with audio cues and glass screens, or were the ...

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    There's little denying that LG's G Flex is an interesting smartphone. With its curved display, ever-so-flexible construction, and self-healing back, this is far from your typical handset. Are all those quirks enough to make you want to buy it, though? Well, one thing at a time – before getting to the decision of whether or not to purchase the phone, it would be smart to know if it's even going to be available in your next of the woods. Back when it launched, we knew it was confirmed for South Korea, but hadn't gotten word of any international plans. Today we hear a rumor that not only ...

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    We've already seen a short video demonstrating the bendability of the LG G Flex but so far there was nothing official from the manufacturer regarding this aspect of the G Flex naming, just as LG was short on details concerning that particular "self-healing" property of its back cover. We're finally seeing an official video, embedded below, which not only shows off the phone's capability of being bend straight, but also how the self-healing back cover actually recovers from being scratched. Compared to "conventional" back covers, the one on the G Flex seems to make scratches disappear ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some Google Now updates that have just reached iOS. Then we talk about Kazam, the company that was started by a couple of HTC employees that left the company recently. Then we go through the expansion of Moto Maker to other carriers, not just AT&T, which should happen in the next coming days. We later talk about the LG G Flex, how it can bend, and what this could mean to your experience owning the phone. We end today's show talking about rumors of a possible 12.9-inch iPad, which hints to an iPad Pro. All this and more after the break. ...

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    The LG G Flex bends and flexes, as you can see in the video below, but this is a feature you're likely not going to use very often. It was even left out of the official "specs and features" sheet probably because it puts stress on the hardware. We're not saying you'll likely break it, but, in case you do, we'd be willing to bet that LG's warranty won't cover it. We've seen a lot of videos, over time, where manufacturers intentionally stress devices, including bend tests; you can see one at the source link below. We're just saying: just because it withstands it, you don't necessarily need ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's quarter results, and what we should expect for the iPhone and iPad line-up future. Nokia is up next as their new Camera app is making it to older Lumia models for better photography. Samsung follows the news as their Android 4.3 update should reach our older phones soon to be compatible with the Galaxy Gear. Then it's Google Nexus 5 news as we see it in white, and we event get event info, though not Nexus related. We end today's show talking about the LG G Flex, which just became official, and with some interesting enhancements. All ...

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    So this is kind of dumb, right? I mean, everyone and his mother geeky brother is jazzed for the arrival of the Nexus 5. It's a device so hotly anticipated it's been leaked about 40 million times and its projected release date has come and gone three times a week since June [citation needed]. Whenever it finally lands, it will represent the cream of the crop in the pure-Google experience, a Nexus handheld with no rival. With all this New Hotness just around the corner, and as one of the hordes of tech bloggers always complaining about the ever-thickening coat of paint OEMs keep slathering ...

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