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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Motorola G4 Play, and some of the deals you can take advantage of at Amazon. Google follows as we learn more details of the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL. Huawei is next as we now hear that there is a possible Nexus 7 successor in the works. The iPhone 7 then takes the stage as we hear that it'll have video capabilities you'll struggle to find on regular cameras. We end today's show talking about about the LG V20 and its announcement. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Motorola opens Moto G4 Play US pre-orders at $150, ...

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    The LG V10 was one of the first mainstream smartphones — nevermind smartphones, period — to put the audio experience first. It had a 32-bit DAC provided by ESS Technology that did a great job pumping clean, hot waveforms out. Well, hello Hi-Fi redux. ESS is back with its SABRE ES9218 product, a Quad DAC system, inside the LG V20. It's said to cut noise and distortion down by 50 percent. It also provides the same 75 levels of volume adjustment, plus the left-right balancing found on the V10. FLAC? It plays that. ALAC? Yep. AIFF? That, too. How about DSD? Whatever that is, Sony... sure. ...

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    Shooting video with the LG V10 was simply a treat. It gave us control over every aspect we've been used to for still photography — but for video. It gave us control over the audio we recorded. And it gave YouTubers, indie filmmakers and industrious folk another tool in their camera arsenal. It got bonus points for letting them check Facebook, too. Well, here comes the LG V20. It has all of the above, but better. The hardware, for instance, nets us an extra camera with a 135° wide-angle lens. Shooting stills is a breeze. Video is still a breeze if not a gust, to extend the metaphor. In ...

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    Flying solo to a market in desperate need of a non-exploding hero device may have been the right call for LG after the colossal G5 and Friends flop, with the V20 at least seemingly building on V10’s undeniable strengths while keeping gimmicks to a minimum. Of course, any early comparison, in lack of rigorous testing and lengthy real-life examination, can be highly subjective and, at the end of the day, prove flat-out wrong. But the LG V20 undoubtedly improves on G5’s dubious primer paint-including construction with a legit metal back, not requiring costly accessories to deliver premium ...

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    Let's dig into what made the LG V10 special: a durable chassis with singular looks, hot-swappable memory and power and a multimedia I/O that's been difficult to beat. Now, meet the V20. It's got a more conventional dress on, but that body can still pull those MIL-SPEC 810Gs. That "Dura Skin" doorway gets traded up for a honest to goodness doorway. Plus, there's an extra camera and a few extra DACs, too. Oh yeah, there's also a bigger battery, the Snapdragon 820 and some interesting Android Nougat interactions. And — for single-tasking fans — no, there don't seem to be any Friends for ...

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    Watch our quick final impressions of everything that was announced at IFA 2016. From the new Samsung Gear S3, to Lenovo's new approach to tablets with the Yoga Book, IFA was packed with a lot of innovation in non-conventional directions. Instead of being the average flagship smartphone event, we saw a lot of great wearables, great fitness accessories, new ideas for tablets, and even IoT. There are even cases we do assume will solve the current problems for smartwatches. Watch our full video to learn more. Sponsored by Xcom Global Coupon code: pocketnow Limited Offer: Only for first 100 ...

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    If there's a device that will save LG this year, this may just as well do the trick. The V20 feels like it has to not only live up to its trail-blazing V10, but also surge past its direct predecessor, the G5, after some lukewarm critical reception and meager sales. And so far, it looks like this sleek new program is doing both jobs well. There's a lot that the company has packed into an all-metal chassis like this one: dual rear-cameras, four DACs from ESS and tuned with the help of Bang & Olufsen, a refined Second Screen and a unique rear hatch that can play all the favorites like a ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Sony Xperia X and some of the sales you can currently find. Then we discuss the new Alcatel Move family, and how the company plans to innovate in wearables. Apple follows, this time because we see that the App Store subscription service is now a go. Then the iPhone 7 takes the stage as new specs and color option information emerges. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 for China, and how there you can get the phone, as there seem to be no battery problems. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony Xperia X ...

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    A good pair of headphones is always essential for fitness activities, but most offerings either don't do a good job at surviving the sweating involved, or tangle all around while you're on the road or in the gym. We've seen a few offerings from companies like Samsung that have gone fully wireless, but Jabra has decided to take the idea a step further with its new Jabra Elite Sport headphones. These are not just regular bluetooth headphones, but true fitness monitors designed to enhance your experience while training, and also saving you the need to wear other more uncomfortable monitors. ...

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    HTC sweeps its spotlight and light flares once again for a 17-second promo that's likely pointing to the release of the Desire 10 Pro and the Desire 10 Lifestyle coming September 20. This time around, we're looking at a number that's not "10," but 15 times bigger than that. It's coming. 9.20. https://t.co/qJ9XDwNqEU #BeEdgier pic.twitter.com/JDOhQ3DzMJ — HTC (@htc) September 5, 2016 In the haze of circles, we'd like to think that it's a statement on its camera, but unless it has a 150-blade aperture or a 150-shot burst mode or something, we'll go out of our way to speculate a new meaning ...

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    Even as tech companies get savvy about style, not everyone will want to strap gadgets from Apple or Samsung to their arms. Fashion designer Michael Kors might have a solution for folks who want a more glamorous approach to wearable technology. It's an attempt to blend the smartwatch basics into a shell which consumers are already familiar with. The Bradshaw and Dylan watch styles are two of Michael Kors most popular options. Now they come with variants running Android Wear. Here's our first look at the Bradshaw and Dylan variants of the Michael Kors smartwatch! Michael Kors Smartwaches ...

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    When it comes to fitness tech, good audio is important to many people. Being aware of your surroundings while working out can also be critical. You probably want to hear that bus which is about to turn you into street pizza. AfterShokz solution is to use bone conduction. Sound is transmitted to your brain without having to block your ears. Previous iterations of this technology though have been worn a bit heavy on the head, or felt kind of clunky. This year Aftershokz looks to address some of those criticisms with a shockingly light and durable wired headset. Here's our first look at the ...

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    Maybe you want basic step an sleep tracking, but you also don't want to wear something which looks super "tech-Y". Misfit's Shine 2 and Ray fitness trackers might be able to help you out there. These devices are designed to look more like jewelry, a bit more discreet than many competing gadgets. Following a trend of being a bit more analog, neither tracker is rechargeable. Both Ray and Shine 2 use replaceable batteries which last for months of data collection. Is this the right mix of style and technology for you? Here's our first look from IFA 2016! Misfit Shine 2 and Ray Fitness Trackers ...

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    Fossil has spent the last couple of decades innovating in the watch market, and has decided to do so over the last year with Android Wear. The company actually has a bolder approach than competiors, by serving as the manufacturer for other luxury watch brands that have also begun to adopt Android Wear. After the success of the Q Founder, Fossil has just launched the Q Marshal and Q Wanter, announced earlier this year, but not available to consumers until a few days ago. Watch our full hands-on video to learn more about them. Video sponsored by Xcom Global Coupon code: pocketnow Limited ...

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    According to Huawei, tablets in the market aren't really good enough. Devices that were intended for content consumption don't really meet those needs, and it intends to fix that with its latest offering. Huawei hasn't necessarily soared the world with its tablet offerings in the past, but 2016 has showed us that the company can raise the ante in every one of the departments it serves. The company sent us their new MediaPad M3 a few days ago for review, and our first impressions have been so far positive. Watch our unboxing and first impressions video to learn more. Video sponsored by Xcom ...

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    As it stands, the Axon 7 has already garnered ZTE lots of positive reputation for 2016, but the company is out for more with its announcement of the new ZTE Axon 7 mini. Now, it seems that companies haven't really taken the name mini into account, considering that the Axon 7 mini is really just 0.3 inches smaller than the Axon 7. There is more to the story though, as this isn't really that much of a small phone, and more of a device that we could call a premium mid-ranger. Watch our full hands-on video to learn more. Video sponsored by Xcom Global Coupon code: pocketnow Limited Offer: Only ...

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    Now even though Lenovo claims that the first ever selfie was taken with a Hasselblad camera on the moon, that's debatable. What isn't a topic of questioning is the quality of the brand, its legacy in the photography industry, and how it has decided to reached mobile. Instead of launching a smartphone camera, or partnering with an OEM to add technology to an existing phone, Hasselblad has decided to parter with Moto and produce a new MotoMod that can do far more. Disclaimer, our own pro-fotographer/senior editor Adam Lein has already reviewed this device, and this video is to just serve ...

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    Even though we have quite an extensive review of the new Moto Z and Moto Z Force, IFA 2016 received us with the surprise of the Moto Z Play. We actually already have a review unit as part of Adam Lein's recent Hasselblad True Zoom MotoMod Review, so expect our full review of the Moto Z Play coming separately very soon. Still, when at IFA, you can't help but give this new smartphone a little spotlight. It might just be the Moto Z that many have been looking for, and it is a very compelling package for some. Watch our hands-on video to learn more. Sponsored by Xcom Global Coupon code: ...

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    Instead of employing just one generic design across its many high-end and mid-range Android smartphone families, with minor build quality differences and the most significant distinctions left to the internal department, Huawei seems to understand the meaning of the words “diversity” and “choice” at a much deeper level than other OEMs. The Nova and Nova Plus, for instance, might be sharing a name, but they actually go in opposite directions in terms of aesthetics. Well, not as much opposite as decidedly different. They’re both as premium as sub-flagships come, one resembling the ...

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    Took us some time, right? For a while there, it seemed like each new day brought us a new picture of a iPhone 7 metal casing. Then the videos came. And there was that one video of what's supposedly a new iPhone getting played around in a diagnostic mode. Well, a week outside of the next big Apple launch event, we've got six sweet seconds of heaven with a few rose gold iPhone 7 Plus devices — maybe prototypes, maybe final units — on working iOS 10 software. Six sweet seconds of overcompressed video. pic.twitter.com/SWgp2iSK1Y — Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) August 31, 2016 ...

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    Asus delivers a substantial shift from previous ZenWatches. New for this year is a circular display, a casing made out of stainless steel, and a pair of new programmable shortcut buttons. It's a clean look with a dramatic flare thanks to a little strip of rose gold. Asus is addressing battery life thanks to a new Qualcomm CPU, and a novel magnetic quick charge system. Included with the watch is an external battery which can top off the watch while still being worn. And while Android Wear remains fairly stock, Asus does have a collection of applets which might appeal to folks looking to ...

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    The adoption of the Samsung Gear S2 was very interesting, with half the market base being completely new to the platform. It served to prove that Samsung's plan to adopt a new concept in design and user interface made a lot of sense, up to the point where the legacy continues. For those of you who were enticed over the Samsung Gear S2, there's a newer and larger batch of kids in town, the new Samsung Gear S3 and Gear S3 Frontier. These don't look at all like your average geeky smartwatch, and instead borrow as much as possible from the look and feel of a traditional time piece. Watch our ...

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    Quickly after Taiwanese manufacturer HTC posted a 20-second video on Twitter that gave slow light ray reveals of some dark, mysterious HTC smartphone that's yet to come, several users in the social sphere pulled up an image of what's rumored to be either the Desire 10 Pro, Desire 10 Lifestyle or maybe just the Desire 10 — after all, we only see one device in the video. Really, who knows at this point? It’s coming. 09.20 #BeEdgier pic.twitter.com/sh605tYYe4 — HTC (@htc) August 31, 2016 One's supposedly a budget-focused mid-ranger that may or may not re-define what we think of when we ...

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    Apple’s surprising “computer like no other” iPad Pro advert from a few weeks ago seemed ill-advised off the bat on so many levels, sparking an immediate return of snarky Microsoft publicity stunts. But Redmond wasn’t content just knocking down the convertible iOS tablet’s half-baked PC functionality, now arguing its Surface line even “does more” than the most recent MacBook Air installments. And no, we’re not talking about the “ultimate” Surface Book laptop here, but the 2-in-1 Surface Pro 4 hybrid tab, which holds a clear versatility advantage over its 11 and 13-inch ...

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    Apple Music might have been the first and brightest service enterprise that Infinite Loop has undertaken in a while, but if what's being said by insiders is true, Apple could be making a competing app to Snapchat and Instagram from scratch. That's the word as told to Bloomberg. iPhones and iPads will get new software features in addition to the debut of the new app. Video messaging app Snapchat has 150 million daily active users who spend half an hour every day on it. Instagram, which recently launched a video timeline feature based on Snapchat's, also takes up a major chunk of time. ...

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