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LG giving out 4,000 LG G4’s in massive consumer campaign

LG giving out 4,000 LG G4’s in massive consumer campaign

Even with a huge marketing budget, there is still something to be said for spreading the good news through word of mouth. OnePlus and HTC used that to great effect and now LG seems to be jumping in as well. Kicking its marketing machine into full drive, the Korean OEM has announced that it will be giving out LG G4 smartphones to 4,000 lucky consumers in 15 countries weeks before everyone else. While its not a permanent arrangement, it could effectively drum up the hype around LG's upcoming flagship.

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Samsung Gear A tipped to be round and powerful

Samsung Gear A tipped to be round and powerful

The next release by Samsung in the wearables department may well be their first in the round department. While Samsung's efforts haven't gone unnoticed in the smartwatch market - they've got more out there than anyone else - they don't have anything with a round display. Imagine the accolades being tossed at Samsung for the displays on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Now imagine they've created a circular display that'll sit on your wrist and do everything the Gear S does.

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Mike’s Surprise VR Proposal: Cardboard Cuteness

Mike’s Surprise VR Proposal: Cardboard Cuteness

Mike Rios had a really good idea. It involved a Google Cardboard virtual reality headset, a Moto 360 smartwatch, and his then-girlfriend Maggie. He wanted to ask her to marry him, and he wanted to do it in as special - and unexpected - a way as possible. To do this, he needed to transport Maggie to a virtual realm, one where her friends and family - and a mariachi band - were able to help make this marriage proposal with a truly next-level set of plans and execution.

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LG G3 Google Cardboard VR headset Review mini

LG G3 Google Cardboard VR headset Review mini

The first thing I said to myself when I placed the "VR for G3" against my face was "ouch."* This piece of equipment is made of hard plastic, and is the beginning of something much bigger for LG and the Virtual Reality universe. They say so, in fact. "This is just the beginning," they print on a card in the box - "Want to be the first to hear about what's next from LG," they ask, "sign up now" to find out more. Meanwhile we're fairly sure we're a bit early to the game as the URL we're direct to launches a VR for G3 first announcement sort of presentation.

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Samsung’s inescapable S6 app bloat fuels the microSD fire

Samsung’s inescapable S6 app bloat fuels the microSD fire

Samsung may have a potential smartphone hit on its hands with the Galaxy S6, but the specter of inescapable apps still casts a pall over TouchWiz. The new flagship - and its curved Galaxy S6 edge sibling - see Samsung's Android skin brought more in line with Google's Material Design than ever before, but there's still a headache involved, especially if you've opted for the smallest memory variant. That's because, while Samsung has apparently done its best to pre-populate the S6 with the sort of apps the company believes most users will want, there's not much room to be rid of them if you don't agree.

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BeFunky review; your new go-anywhere photo editor

BeFunky review; your new go-anywhere photo editor

Editing photos has come a long way since Photoshop popped up on the scene. A nearly exhaustive list of services and apps dot the photo editing landscape, many offering to do one specific thing. Some offer more flexibility, and have hence become a platform instead of an app. BeFunky is the latter. Cross-platform, BeFunky wants to be your go-to editor for photos, no matter what you want to do. Is it too much, or just enough? We find out.

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The LG G4 is coming April 28 (and we’re already intrigued)

The LG G4 is coming April 28 (and we’re already intrigued)

LG's new flagship smartphone, the LG G4, will make its official debut on Tuesday, April 28th the company has confirmed this morning. The event, taking place in New York City, will see LG finally detail its retort not only to the iPhone 6 but Samsung's Galaxy S6 and HTC's One M9. It's shaping up to be a very interesting battle, too, with LG's invite image loading a little extra emphasis on the camera abilities of the phone, not to mention hinting at its choice of materials.

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LG G4 official teaser speaks camera, hints texture

LG G4 official teaser speaks camera, hints texture

Yes, we have yet another piece of the G4 puzzle from LG. Before it was the 5.5-inch QHD screen announced by LG Display. Then it was UX 4.0 that is promised to bring a "human-centered" experience to the smartphone, by incorporating even more smart features alongside conveniences. Now, LG is teasing the G4 directly, but, naturally it isn't spilling all just yet. What it is revealing is the camera, or at least part of it, hinting that you will be able to "see the great".

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Razer Forge TV pre-order reveals May 1 shipping date

Razer Forge TV pre-order reveals May 1 shipping date

Razer's little gaming console, the Razer Forge TV, went up for pre-order today...and then was pulled without explanation. We first got a look at the console back during CES 2015, and it is, in true Razer fashion, a stylish dark console with green trim and a matching controller. The Forge TV is a set-top box akin to things like the Fire TV and the Apple TV, but it has a dedicated gaming slant, including related peripherals designed for use when you're lounging on the couch or in the recliner.

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