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Uber Safe breathalyzer gets Canadians home at no charge

Uber Safe breathalyzer gets Canadians home at no charge

Most people have been a bit too tipsy to take the wheel as some point in their lives. In a genius marketing move, Uber set up a an interactive breathalyzer installation, dubbed "Uber Safe", in downtown Toronto. According to Uber, drunk driving accidents triple after midnight, so the ride share company is doing its part to get Torontonians home safe and sound. In the marketing stunt, inebriated crowds encountered the breathalyzer and curiously stepped up to take the test by exhaling through a straw for six seconds.

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LG drops another G4 puzzle piece: 16MP f/1.8 camera

LG drops another G4 puzzle piece: 16MP f/1.8 camera

Welcome to another round of "What will LG reveal next". We've seen the Korean OEM's display arm out the 5.5-inch QHD panel that will debut on the LG G4 later this month. We've also been given a preview of the UX version 4.0 that will be the user-facing experience of the smartphone. LG also already teased the f/1.8 aperture of the G4's camera, but not it's making things official. It's LG Innotek, LG's component making business, taking the spotlight with its 16 megapixel f/1.8 camera sensor. Of course, for the LG G4.

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Apple Watch reviving iOS vs Android device war

Apple Watch reviving iOS vs Android device war

Reviews like the collection that were posted earlier today, the first wave of Apple Watch reviews, remind us that there's still some confusion about how iOS compares to Android. While neither the Apple Watch nor Android Wear devices run a smartphone or tablet version of their makers' software, the treatment of these devices is similar to that of their smartphone and tablet companions. Should the smartwatch be treated with the same expectations as its larger, pocket or purse-carried companions? Absolutely not.

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LG isn’t just giving away 4,000 LG G4s

LG isn’t just giving away 4,000 LG G4s

The LG G4 "Consumer Experience Campaign" isn't what the headlines suggest. You aren't going to get an LG G4 to love and to hold and to keep forever. It's a testing program. While most news sites suggest that LG is giving out 4,000 smartphones to those "lucky" enough to receive one, they push the bit about a time limit to a paragraph later in the article. Far further down than some readers choose to read, well further than their excitement would carry them, as it were.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 abused for science

Samsung Galaxy S6 abused for science

We all want to know how well the gadgets that we purchase are going to survive in our daily lives. The last thing we all want is to buy a device for hundreds of dollars that ends up falling apart on us. A YouTube test of the Galaxy S6 has turned up that takes a look at how strong the smartphone is in some very intense bend, scratch, and fire tests.

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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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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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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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