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5 “Friends” the LG G5 is missing: Plug-in Accessory Madness!

5 “Friends” the LG G5 is missing: Plug-in Accessory Madness!

Last month LG revealed their new flagship smartphone, the LG G5, and a series of plug-and-play accessories they call "Friends of G5." Today we're having a brief run-down reminder of what those accessories are, then we're going through the five accessories we'd love LG to add to this family as soon as possible. LG gives us inspiration for oddity with their "Friends of G5" logo, which is a cat with glasses - so we're about to get weird with it.

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Is the Galaxy S7 the best phone VS iPhone, LG G5, and S6?

Is the Galaxy S7 the best phone VS iPhone, LG G5, and S6?

Today we're delivering a battle between the Samsung Galaxy S7 and its most-viewed and/or most battle-requested smartphones on the market. That'll be the LG G5, which also isn't out on the market yet, the Galaxy S6 - the predecessor to the S7, and the iPhone. In this case we're pairing the device up with the iPhone 6S, since we don't yet know what'll be coming with the iPhone 7. For now we'll have to settle with the devices that are the best either on the market today or will be very, very soon.

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LG 360 CAM can upload directly to Google Street View

LG 360 CAM can upload directly to Google Street View

Google Street View might just get a bit more crowded. Which is probably a good thing considering how much the hype around it has more or less died over the past year or so. The emergence of 360-degree cameras could very mark a new phase in Street View's life, particularly with user-uploaded content. LG, however, has gotten an edge over those, having its newly unveiled 360 CAM certified by Google itself. This practically means that users will be able to upload Street View-like images directly, no pre-processing or editing required.

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LG G5 vs Galaxy S7 – What you need to know before buying

LG G5 vs Galaxy S7 – What you need to know before buying

As fast as MWC 2016 arrived, so did the dust around it settle. Now that we have room for a bit of a breather (thanks to the distractions of virtual and augmented reality), we can stake stock at the spoils of war. You've heard the spiels, you've read the impressions. Now it's time to pass judgment. Which flagship tickles your fancy, enough for you to put down a few hundred bucks to buy one. Usually, smartphones are so similar that it's harder to choose between them. This year, however, Samsung and LG have drawn the line a bit more clearly to make things both a bit easier to some extent.

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GameFly and LG team to stream cloud-based console games to TVs

GameFly and LG team to stream cloud-based console games to TVs

LG has announced that it has teamed up with GameFly for a new game streaming service that will shoot console quality video games to owners of some of its webOS enabled Smart TVs. The streaming will happen via a special GameFly app that will launch in late April in the US. With the app installed, LG Smart TV owners will be able to access premium console gaming content on the LG OLED and LCD/LED TVs running webOS.

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SlashGear’s Best of MWC 2016

SlashGear’s Best of MWC 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016 is coming to a close, and this year it's been more than just smartphones making their pitch as virtual reality in all shapes and sizes carve out a chunk of the mobile space. Devices and platforms that blur the distinction between what's real and what's digital are finally - with the help of potent processors and innovative hardware - reaching the point where they're convincing enough, not to mention affordable enough, to make a splash in the mass market. Read on for SlashGear's Best of MWC 2016 award winners.

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LG: No 3rd Nexus 5, Watch Urbane 2nd Ed still coming

LG: No 3rd Nexus 5, Watch Urbane 2nd Ed still coming

Nexus devices have been made by quite a number of Google's partners, but none perhaps is more familiar, or perhaps more favored, than LG. It has, to date, made three Nexus smartphones, the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5, and the most recent Nexus 5X. Those who have preferred the Korean OEM's more budget friendly spins might be disappointed that LG has, more or less, formally said it won't be involved in the next Nexus smartphone. As an unrelated consolation, however, it promises that the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition hasn't been canceled. At least not yet.

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LG Rolling Bot hands-on: for talking to your cats

LG Rolling Bot hands-on: for talking to your cats

LG Rolling Bot provides what may be the most enticing cat-person device yet made. We've had the opportunity to go hands-on with the LG Rolling Bot this week at MWC 2016 using the new LG G5 smartphone as a remote, and let me tell you: it's not just strange. It's inspirational. This isn't just what the BB-8 by Sphero could have been in a different dimension, it's what you, cat person, can experience here in this dimension. Soonish!

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LG G5 hands-on: LG goes metal and modular

LG G5 hands-on: LG goes metal and modular

LG promised something out of the ordinary for Mobile World Congress this year, and the LG G5 certainly delivers. The company's flagship Android smartphone for 2016 not only ditches the little-loved plastic of its predecessor, but introduces a new range of "Friends of G5" accessories that can expand its functionality, in some cases physically modifying it depending on whether you want more polished photography, better audio, or even more accurate control of your drone.

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LG G5 to feature premium audio thanks to Bang & Olufsen collaboration

LG G5 to feature premium audio thanks to Bang & Olufsen collaboration

As Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 nears, LG has already made on official announcement regarding its anticipated LG G5 smartphone. The South Korean company has revealed a new partnership with B&O Play, a division of the premium audio brand Bang & Olufsen, and together they will be bringing high-quality audio features to upcoming LG devices, name-dropping the upcoming LG G5 specifically.

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ReFlex flexible smartphone bends apps

ReFlex flexible smartphone bends apps

A group of researchers from Queen's University Human Media Lab have created an interesting device that is billed as the world's first full-color and high resolution wireless flexible smartphone. The device has been dubbed ReFlex and it gives users the ability to use tactile feedback when interacting with apps via bending gestures. The bending action allows the user to do things like bend the phone to the right side to flip pages as they would with a real book.

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LG G5 modular “Magic Slot” might have camera, audio addons

LG G5 modular “Magic Slot” might have camera, audio addons

We've pretty much heard or even seen all that we could about the LG G5, but its most interesting feature might be something unrevealed by those images. There has already been talk about the smartphone's somewhat modular design, but that has mostly revolved around a removable battery. A new leaked photo, however, hints that it could be even more, with room for additional accessories like more powerful camera controls or even a DAC module for hi-res audio. All these at the expense of adding bulk to the phone's bottom.

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