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LG Watch Urbane update brings LTE, NFC

LG Watch Urbane update brings LTE, NFC

LG has taken its Android Wear efforts up a couple notches with its upcoming LG Watch Urbane, an incredibly stylish and sophisticated smartwatch that blends in among other snazzy timepieces while bringing smart functionality that trumps the average wrist wearable. LG will be showing off the watch at Mobile World Congress 2015 next week, but it's not letting that timeline slow it down: the maker has already pushed out an update for the watch, adding more features that increase its appeal.

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Uber partners with Starwood Hotels to give riders points

Uber partners with Starwood Hotels to give riders points

Uber, riding a wave of relative quiet after ample troubles in the recent past, has been busy rolling out perks and announcing positive things for users, and the newest to be revealed is a partnership with Starwood Hotels. Under this partnership, users who take a ride with Uber will earn Starpoints that'll be available for use with future stays at one of the Starwood hotels. Out of all the incentives Uber has rolled out, this is one of the more exciting ones, particularly for those who do a lot of traveling.

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Waffle Houses become Roadie pick up destination

Waffle Houses become Roadie pick up destination

In the good ol' days, you responded to a classifieds ad and met up with the person in a mutually convenient parking lot for safety reasons. If you had something to deliver, you entrusted it to a neighborhood kid and paid a few bucks for their assistance. As with all things, that morphed over time, and has led up to where we now find ourselves: with smartphones and apps that connect people together, making it easier to operate with a "share-economy" sort of service. Roadie is one example, and it has revealed that Waffle House is on-board to serve as a mutual meeting ground for users.

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LG G Flex2 now rolling out across the globe

LG G Flex2 now rolling out across the globe

LG's curved G Flex2 smartphone is now rolling out across the globe, according to the maker. This roll out comes ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. The Flex2 will be available through big-name carriers in markets across the world, including France, Germany, the UK/US, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Says LG, "key markets" in those aforementioned regions will be revealing availability during Mobile World Congress, during which we'll be getting all the details as they arrive.

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UberEATS delivers users lunch in Barcelona

UberEATS delivers users lunch in Barcelona

Uber is, in the general public's eye, that newfangled way to get a ride using your phone. Some cities have banned it, others have battled it, and some have welcomed it despite fierce protests from residents. Still, they all have something in common -- they view Uber as a way to get a ride. The service has been pushing beyond that narrow definition, however, and it is showing no sign of stopping, having recently announced its latest effort: UberEATS, a food deliver option for users in Barcelona.

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Report says LG will delay G4 announcement to ‘make a bigger splash’

Report says LG will delay G4 announcement to ‘make a bigger splash’

Right about the time we’ve all collectively come down from the boost of energy supplied by the Galaxy S6, LG will reportedly be ready for us. The expected announcement date for the Samsung Galaxy S6 is at Mobile World Congress, which likely means a release later in the month. After the initial crush for the Galaxy S6, LG will reportedly unveil the G4, their own flagship follow-up. According to a new report, LG wants to distance themselves as an also-ran in Android.

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LINE@ app launches to mix users with their fans

LINE@ app launches to mix users with their fans

LINE Corporation, the company behind the popular chatting app LINE, has announced the launch of a new option called LINE@. With LINE@, companies, brands, and popular users can communicate with their fans (or clients, customers, etc.) by posting things like business content and promotional materials, among other things. LINE@ users can chat individually with those they've friended, post messages for everyone who is following to see, and more. It is available now for both Android and iOS. Users can have multiple LINE@ accounts, says the company.

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BitTorrent Originals TV shows inbound from Rapid Eye Studios

BitTorrent Originals TV shows inbound from Rapid Eye Studios

Netflix isn't the only company looking to produce original television shows for an increasingly digital audience. Yesterday BitTorrent announced that it has partnered with Rapid Eye Studios, and that together they will be launching new BitTorrent Originals via its BitTorrent Bundle platform. The original TV content will be first available exclusively through BitTorrent Bundles, later opening up to other distribution options, including things like DVDs and other services. This follows BitTorrent Bundle's unveiling back in 2014, and opens another avenue to content creators.

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Nikon D810A DSLR is designed for astrophotographers

Nikon D810A DSLR is designed for astrophotographers

Nikon has introduced a new DSLR camera that has been optimized specifically for astrophotographers. The new D810A is akin to the D810 DSLR, but features a hydrogen alpha wavelength infrared cut filter, which the camera maker says allows photographers to capture quality photos of space in particular. Joining that filter are some features that are likewise tailored to astrophotography; the camera, however, isn't meant for general photography, and so is reserved for those who need a camera for snapping images of the universe.

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The Sims 4 “Get to Work” expansion pack arrives in April

The Sims 4 “Get to Work” expansion pack arrives in April

In December, EA announced the upcoming arrival of Game Packs for The Sims 4, the first of which was "Outdoor Retreat". The Game Pack was akin to Stuff Packs, and it was promised that additional ones would be following in due time. That promise has panned out, and now EA has followed it up by announcing the first "Expansion Pack" for The Sims 4. This one is called "Get to Work", and it brings with it three additional careers for the Sims, as well as an option for creating a business.

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