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    Update: The podcast is available for direct download on this page right now! It'll also be hitting the RSS feeds (ergo, your podcatcher) at 3:00am ET on January 17. Enjoy! The comfortable Airbnb with the log burning in the fireplace is gone, as are the dry sandwiches and free coffee of the press room. We're back in our respective cities following the crazy hallway podcasting days of CES 2016, most of us wiser, all of us older, and at least one of us with a big 'ole post-Vegas beard. And now that you're caught up with where we're sitting ... we're gonna catch you up with what's new in ...

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    Even if we're talking about some low-end phones here, we give LG credit for at least dignifying them with comparatively nicer looks. We had our hands on the K7 and K10 back at CES 2016, but as it turns out, those two phones are going to be part of a series of five. We don't know any real details on the cost-value limbo game these phones play, especially with that LG K4. But we do know that the backs of that phone, along with the K5 and K8, will get the same kind of pearlescent-finished, woven-back patterns as seen on the K7 and K10. By the way, "specifications may vary depending on ...

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    LG's got its MWC 2016 press event on our calendars, starting the expo off with its “play begins” announcement on February 21. And when we received that save-the-date yesterday, we immediately took to speculating about what hardware could be on the slate. Clearly, the G5 is the big LG phone to look forward to, but we wouldn't get it as early as MWC … would we? While tempted to dismiss that idea at the time, we're now giving it a hard second look, after hearing that LG's confirmed plans to reveal a “major smartphone” at its MWC event. Back in 2014, LG brought us the G3 in late May. ...

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    In a year when many Android flagship manufacturers clamped down on expandable storage, and delivered their handsets with non-removable internal batteries, LG stood out as a company bucking that trend, giving us a G4 that not only improved on its predecessor in some significant ways, but did so without skimping on such “power user” features. As we look forward to this year's G5, we're already hearing about some interesting new developments that LG could have in store on the hardware side of things, including a V10-style secondary display, dual-lens main camera, and a so-called Magic ...

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    The “if” of the AMOLED iPhone equation no longer feels like a question mark, as the display technology is definitely the industry’s future (and for the most part, current) gold standard, but the “when” and the “who” remain largely up in the air. What’s etched in stone is this year’s new iPhones, the 7, 7 Plus and 6c, 7c or 5e, will continue to use IPS LCD panels, with Apple still working on component-producing partnerships and funding for said collaborators to ramp up their mass-manufacturing capabilities and modernize their equipment. Never a fan of an ...

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    Between the recently launched V10 and no doubt approaching G5, the LG G4 probably dropped off the radar of most Android power users, despite its looks, hardware and software retaining their appeal even today, a full nine months after the 5.5-incher’s commercial release. A nice discount off the unlocked price should nonetheless help the leather-clad beast return to the spotlight, at least for the 24-hour duration of this compelling B&H Photo Video deal. Well, 18 hours and counting at the time of this writing. The US electronics retailer, which primarily specializes in imaging products ...

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    It may have only been a few days since we were braving the convention floor at Las Vegas to bring you all the news out of CES 2016, but by now that's all in the past, man. Right now we're looking forward with intent as we focus our coverage on the spread of new hardware that promises to descend on Barcelona as we get ready to attend Mobile World Congress 2016, scheduled to begin on February 22. If you were a little disappointed by the flagship-level action coming out of CES, MWC looks ready to make up for that oversight, with long-anticipated hardware from some of our favorite OEMs likely ...

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    Smartphone sales come and go. Stay on top of things by following the latest alerts and keeping your eye out for a good deal, and you might just save a bundle on that new phone you've been lusting after – but all that deal-watching can be a lot of work. So while we absolutely love to bring you news of the hottest current deals, there's something extra nice about being to tell you about a permanent price cut: no limited-time offer, no special restrictions to consider – just a new, lower price, from here on out. The Nexus 5X may be just over three months old at this point, but Google's ...

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    Who said budget-friendly Android devices have to go unnoticed and cater only to people unconcerned with fashion? Definitely not LG, as the recently unveiled K7 and K10 handhelds aim to stand out with now iconic physical rear buttons, as well as an overall new “glossy pebble” design language, 2.5D curved glass, and “intricate woven pattern” to the back cover that improves grip. Granted, the two are nowhere near as robust as, say, the Xiaomi Redmi 3, with an all-plastic build on deck, but for their price points, the K-series road-openers clearly look special. Following last week’s ...

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    What's there to a name anymore? Just a letter and a number and you're all set, right? Well, each unit kinda sorta really matters. In this case, LG has decided to bump off the "L" and "F" letters for its mid-range models this year and is adding something more than just a "V" to its vocabulary: K. What's up with the K7 and K10? Well, both have pretty middling specs, but modernized design standards. And if you or someone you know is looking for a decent phone in 2016 on a tight budget, you might want to consider at least the K7 for T-Mobile and MetroPCS. Find out more in our hands-on video ...

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    While CES 2016 is focused on the new, fresh and up-to-the-minute excitement in electronics, there's always a "new to you" component to it. LG gave us a couple of new mid-range phones for us to talk about here in the US. But LG is also shipping up a relatively old friend to new lands. That old friend is the V10, available in Korea, the US, China and Hong Kong and it soon will be in the UK, according to Pocket-lint. The V10 was initially promised for global distribution, but we don't know of any details from LG about other destinations and any time frames. We don't even know the time frame ...

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    Update: BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced at the company's CES 2016 press conference that Sprint and Verizon will also have the Priv as well. Chen disclosed that AT&T had a 60-day exclusivity clause that has just expired. More from Chen in our Via link. Our original story is below. T-Mobile's been blazing on upwards for the past few years, though it's been getting majorly checked by competitors, regulators and watchdog groups in the past few months. Whatever you think about its deals and steals, its plans and services and how it operates all of the above, one thing that can make or ...

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    CES 2016 hasn't even officially started yet (that happens on January 6, today, depending on your time zone), but we've already seen a lot of cool things in Vegas on January 4. Of course, there are a lot of things we expect to see at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, and a lot of things that will sadly be absent from the show floor. In case you missed something yesterday, here's a round-up of what happened on Day 1 (day zero, really). Acer Liquid Jade Primo Acer's Liquid Jade Primo isn't a stranger as the phone has been in the headlines before CES. However, we've learned that the ...

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    Update: Boost Mobile has announced that it will be selling the K7 as the Tribute 5 sometime this quarter. No details on specs, pricing nor availability. (Via) You want to see something other than refrigerators? We bet you do. How about some smartphones from LG? They're not exactly class-leading machines, though, but at least these phones invigorate the company's mid-range lineup with some refined design and decent core specs. But will these two K-series phones catch eyes in the budget market? That's what LG is hoping for as it introduces the K7 and K10. Both of them sport 2.5D Arc Glass ...

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    Oh, sure, everyone's got their personal pick for best smartphone of 2015. Maybe it's for this reason, that reason, all the reasons. As demonstrated with our daily driver editorial last month, however, we all have our personal desires and requirements. To say that we should put down one another's wants and needs would be rude at best. But when we take ourselves out of the equation ... whew. Forums and comment sections become prothletising auction blocks. "Haaaave ...

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    The taco emoji. That's it, thanks for reading. In any year, you'll get to see some major projects or startups put to bed. You'll get products that come out of the factories just fine (at least with the quality assurance staff) and then up conking out in your face seconds after you open the box. And there's always the unforced error. You know, the consumer flop that an R&D team somewhere thought would be a big hit. We don't take pleasure in exploiting hapless manufacturers through news and opinion pieces. But it wouldn't be fair of us, either, to not call these events what they're meant ...

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    In just a few short days, Pocketnow's CES crew will pack up their bags, hop on their flights, and start converging upon Las Vegas. We won't be the only ones headed out to the American Southwest, and companies from all over the world will similarly be flocking to Nevada to show off their latest hardware, services, and everything that goes with that. As we look forward to soaking it all in for ourselves, we thought we'd take a quick look around at the early announcements, the hottest rumors, and maybe even a long-shot or two as we share with you what's worth looking forward to from CES 2016. ...

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    With CES just over the horizon, we're literally just days away from getting our first taste of the smartphones that will make up the class of 2016. While next week's phones are bound to include some hot hardware, the most attractive handsets could still be another month or two away, as we look forward to new flagships from Samsung, HTC, and more. That list includes LG, as Android users anticipate the launch of the G5. We've already heard a few rumors about what we might expect from the phone, include some early stabs at specs, materials LG might be thinking of using, and even took a look ...

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    Even the most ardent iFans have to admit Cupertino very rarely makes costly technological strides when there’s a cheaper alternative, and as far as iPhone screens are concerned, the move from IPS LCD to OLED is simply not considered a priority… yet. But sooner or later, it will become one, once the latter’s production is ramped up, and adoption expenses are reduced. For that to happen, Apple is reportedly working on a large-scale collaboration with Samsung and LG, two of its strongest handheld-designing rivals, but at the same time, two old and reliable component-supplying partners. ...

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    From your pocket to your wrist, TV, fridge, washing machine and various other home appliances, technology is rapidly moving forward, aiming to make every aspect of your life “smarter” and interconnected as long as you don’t lose control over the many gadgets you’ve started to amass. What you may need to keep tabs on everything is a so-called “gateway to smart sensors and connected appliances in the home” unveiled by LG earlier today and set to be showcased and fully detailed at CES 2016 in Las Vegas next week. The SmartThinQ Hub (quite a mouthful) greatly resembles the Amazon ...

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    Here at Pocketnow, we've got our nose to the mobile-tech-news grindstone day-in and day-out, scouring sources the world over in the hopes of bringing you the hottest, most interesting news from not just the biggest names in the industry, but also the fresh faces working their hardest to be the next big thing. With the year rounding to a close, it would be easy to look back and point to some of the biggest stories to cross our path – the launches of the most popular phones, the arrival of long-awaited software updates, and the like – but that's a little dry. After all, if you're half ...

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    Despite its unusual design, with neck-hanging band and retractable earbuds, we unintentionally found ourselves learning to love LG's old Tone Ultra Bluetooth headset. It may not have been the accessory we expected, but dammit – it was pretty solid at doing its job. In the time since that model debuted, we've seen it followed up by more premium models like the Tone Infinim, and now in the days leading up to CES 2016, LG's getting a head start on its new product launches as it reveals a next-gen Tone Infinim design. The new Tone Infinim doesn't attempt to verge too far away from what ...

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    If timely software updates dictated the ranking of America’s “big four” carriers, Sprint would not only recoup its bronze medal from T-Mobile, but likely beat both Verizon and AT&T also and claim overall command. The Now Network recently laid the first stone of LG G4’s Android 6.0 rollout stateside, and no doubt backed by possibly the most reliable device manufacturer when it comes to major UI makeovers, it’s dispatching Marshmallow goodies to the LG G Stylo as we speak. Needless to say T-Mobile’s G Stylo variant is stuck on aging 5.0 Lollipop software, and will probably ...

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    When you're just four days out from the new year, you know it's time to whip your head over your shoulder and give a longing look at what you've been through before you close the door. We do it all the time since we're nostalgia freaks, but especially this week. We have today our top three wearable picks of 2015. While all of them are smartwatches (as opposed to, say, VR wear or fitness bracelets), the ones we chose are quite disparate in the look-and-feel department as well as software. And it's not that we're recommending these devices for you to buy right the heck now: it's just these ...

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    Wow. Such yuneeq. Very metale. Fone. I'm basically just using this as an excuse to attack every manufacturer going with the same and the same and the same after so many years of sticking with these aluminium chassis or even slapping a couple panes of Gorilla Glass onto them. It's what we praise as "beautiful fit-and-finish" with great "feel in hand." Every. Single. Time. And we're not just talking about the iPhone and HTC, here; even when the build poses a risk to its own integrity — OnePlus X, you're a real special case — we will love it until every corner of the slab shatters in ...

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